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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby redfoot12 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:33 pm

805Andrew wrote: Cedar Fair wasn't really doing anything with this park, so I am glad to see someone else take a shot at it, and hope for the best.

I got the feeling Cedar Fair was trying to do something with the park but they were getting stonewalled by the city and stadium plans.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby osm » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 pm

I agree with what most of you are saying, it could mean the end is coming, or it could be the best thing to ever happen to the park. We'll have to wait and see what kind of company JMA is. I'm just shocked that CF didn't pull a "Kentucky Kingdom" and relocate Flight Deck to Kings Island. :lmao: Best of luck to CGA though.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby 805Andrew » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:56 pm

redfoot12 wrote:
805Andrew wrote: Cedar Fair wasn't really doing anything with this park, so I am glad to see someone else take a shot at it, and hope for the best.

I got the feeling Cedar Fair was trying to do something with the park but they were getting stonewalled by the city and stadium plans.


Possibly, but JMA is working with the 49er's owners and they may have better connections to get things done.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby Flagg O'Dim » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:00 pm

So long Cedar Fair! (and Haunt...and Snoopy).

Goodbye Great America (as we know it).

osm wrote:it could mean the end is coming, or it could be the best thing to ever happen to the park.


My thoughts exactly. I'm excited that SOMETHING is happening to the park...whether it's good or bad remains to be seen.

Guess we got our official reason why Invertigo was taken out. For next season, I think we can pretty much guarantee that there will be rides (yes, plural) removed. The Demon demolition doesn't sound so far-fetched anymore. Probably more older rides will demolished (Orbit, Centrifuge, Berzerker..the list goes on).

I don't know what to make of this yet. Looking forward to announcements in the weeks ahead.

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:04 pm

And regardless of the change in ownership, the Drop Zone and the Demon rides aren't going anywhere, as the city's ground lease with the park owners, which generates $5 million per year for Santa Clara, calls for a theme park on the property.

www.mercurynews.com/southbayfootball/ci_18928012?source=rss

The Demon removal speculation is now over. Plus, I don't think CGA is going anywhere, the city gets income from it and they are not going to allow the 49ers or JMA to demolish it.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby redfoot12 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:15 pm

^Ha--It's interesting to read the comments below that article and see how the locals feel about the state of the park.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby Flagg O'Dim » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:16 pm

^^Good, but what's so special about just those two? Does Santa Clara consider only two rides on a piece of property as a "theme park?"

Interesting. I wonder if the Mercury knows for a fact that those two rides are staying, or they just chose any two rides to demonstrate their point.

EDIT: Something that should go in the GP thread, from the comments on the article:

It was the Whirler's Whizzer, which then had it's name changed to the Orleans Orbit, after a rider was decapitated when it slowed to a stop...was at the park that day.

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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby RoCo » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:19 pm

^^^Very interesting article; thanks for posting this. Gives one some cautious optimism.

When they announce the addition of that GCI woodie, I'll exhale. ;)

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It was the Whirler's Whizzer, which then had it's name changed to the Orleans Orbit, after a rider was decapitated when it slowed to a stop...was at the park that day.


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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:40 pm

In my high school, when I told people that CGA was sold and it might be shut down, they were shocked. They were no experts on coasters, but it seemed they wondered why?

It's good that it CGA probably will still be in operation. I hope they do build the long-delayed GCI woodie.
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Re: The California's Great America Discussion Thread

Postby jab88 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:49 pm

Which video did the comment about Demon's possible removal occur on? At least it won't be happening for now though. If anything, I would not miss Grizzly, but as of now Great America does not need anymore rides removed from it, unless more are put in their place.

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