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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:16 pm

I love that Six Flags runs so many coasters for Holiday in the Park. I'm pleasantly surprised to see X-Flight on that list.
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Postby IntaminLove » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm

That's s nice selection of rides for their first event. I hope enough people go on the rides to justify operating them.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:11 pm

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Postby thrillrider » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:08 pm

The drop tower will probably be added as well. I cant remember where I read it, but it was mentioned that you could check out the lights from the top of giant drop.

I'm really impressed with this list, but kinda surprised that a wooden coaster is not on the list. Typically, wooden coasters seem to run better in cooler weather. Not complaining, just surprised.
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Postby RollingCoasting » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:33 pm

From what I've heard, Giant Drop will not be running

This description makes it sound like it will serve as a giant christmas tree:
https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/attractions/kalightoscope
Join us for a light show like you have never seen before!
Beginning November 23, Kalightoscope is a can't miss attraction at Holiday in the Park. Join us for an inspiring and colorful holiday display. The Kalightoscope is all around you with 360-degree views of lights this is something that you won't find anywhere else! Gaze up at the Giant tree created by the Giant Drop ride and take it all in from ground to sky in this magnificent show.

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Postby Danrarbc » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:02 am

I'm shocked Demon won't be open. Ninja runs well in SFSL. Of course - this probably still isn't a complete list. Both Woodies have long queues that might be tough to clear snow from - but then again Bull, X-Flight and Superman also have long queues.

And as for the Bull's trim yes I know if it doesn't trigger it means it is running slow. But that is what gives it the overhead to run in lower temps. Thicker lube = slower runs.

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 am

At this point I think we can assume that it’s a full list. I mean.. they’re running 7 adult coasters north of Chicago in December. What more do you want? :lol:

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Postby prozach626 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:01 am

Too bad Deja Vu is gone. It would have given the first train of visitors a neat to perspective to hang and watch the lights until evac'd on the second platform.

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby RaceBoarder » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:58 am

coasterbill wrote:Given the ride lineup it sounds like the entire park will have to be open but you’ll end up walking by some closed rides. This is honestly an incredibly ambitious event.

I was just thinking about this...


Every other park has some areas that are closed off, correct? I know our park is unique with the "loop" shape, but I wasn't expecting everything open. It's a large area to have to clean up and maintain for the event...

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Re: Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:59 am

^ I hope they can keep it up to their high standard as the world's cleanest park.
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