[RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - The Final Update

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - July 2001

Postby RollingCoasting » Sat May 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback. It wouldn't have been a clone, rather a custom design. The lift-hill would've faced toward the lake (In the picture provided you can just barely see Mr. Freeze in the background to give you a bit of a visual) and it would've had a few more airtime hills than the other Giovanola Hypers.
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Sunday July 1st, 2001
July

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Mornin'

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The amount of greenery in this park allows for awesome shots like this one

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Catwoman's Whip has had a temporary-looking extended queue set up to accommodate summer crowds. It wasn't too bad of a wait when I rode it, but it filled up later in the day

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Aquaman Splashdown was a must on this hot summer day

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I took one look at Mr. Freeze's line and said "NOPE"

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Verdugo, on the other hand, had a manageable line

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Being an air-conditioned ride in July, Haunted Ranch had quite the long line

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Heck, even Grand Stand had a 45 minute line

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Chaos doing it's thang

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My second and final coaster ride of the day was on Scream Machine, which I fortunately happened to walk past after it reopened from a break down. 20 minute wait, still

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Someone threw up on Ferris Wheel (How??) so everyone was stranded in the air for 30 minutes while waiting for the janitors to arrive. Oh boy

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Connecticut Twister had an hour long line so I rode the Cruisers instead

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While riding Sky Wheel I noticed that Hurricane had opened back up.

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - July 2001

Postby RollingCoasting » Tue May 16, 2017 9:26 pm

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Tuesday July 31st, 2001
End of July

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No better way to spot out what ride has the shortest line than Sky Tower

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Surprisingly empty for the end of July...

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We really need a new coaster to bring the crowds back. The last thing we need is a repeat of 1994

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No line for Catwoman!

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Down again :roll: I was first on when it re-opened, though

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Batwing has always been a favorite of mine

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I know it was just painted in 1997, but I would love to see it repainted black and yellow to give it more of a "Batman feel". Too much blue with Mr. Freeze and most of the buildings in Gotham Backlot

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Guests enjoying a spin on The Monster

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Connecticut Twister is still running smooth 9 years later. Kudos to the SFCK maintenance team

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A recent rumor on Screamsource said that Ferris Wheel will be replaced with a 9-inversion B&M Inverted coaster for 2002. Ah, the stuff people send in..

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This section of the park should be renamed to reflect the ghost town it is.

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Scream Machine was my last ride before heading out. Got to say, it's been running smoother lately. Hopefully it will last

Still haven't heard any (logical) rumors of the park may be getting in 2002, but I've been told to keep an eye on the left side of the park. ;)

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - August 2001

Postby RollingCoasting » Sat May 20, 2017 3:28 pm

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Thursday August 9th, 2001
August

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I made a quick afternoon visit to the park today

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I noticed 2 new signs in the front plaza. The first of which, pictured here, is a directory for temporary ride closures

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The other, a much appreciated multi-wait time sign. No longer will I have to ride Sky Tower in the morning to see which ride has the shortest line. The long waits picture here are due to the this being the last week for the Read to Succeed program this year.

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Grand Stand was my first ride of the day, only a 5 minute wait

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I don't know if they were an enthusiast or not but I heard somebody refer to Grand Stand as "Mini-Mantis". While that is technically true, Grand Stand does have one more inversion than Mantis. (Both have 3 and 4 real inversions, respectively, and an inclined loop)

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I noticed something interesting inside of Grand Stand Gifts...

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...20% off of Hurricane and Grand Stand toy-models (Though it's most likely because not many people want to pay $35 for a model of a roller coaster :lol:)

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You know it's Read to Succeed when Spacely's has a near-full queue

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I found an exit pass on the ground and used it to surpass Mr. Freeze's 2 hour queue

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What do we have here?

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Hmm. Looks the like the outdoor seating has been removed as well

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I've heard this general area will house the new for 2002 addition(s), but I wouldn't get TOO excited based on the current rumor (Not going to say what but it's not very thrilling)

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - August 2001

Postby TheJewelOfJool » Sat May 20, 2017 8:20 pm

Family rides would be a great fit.

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - August 2001

Postby RollingCoasting » Tue May 23, 2017 9:06 pm

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Saturday August 18th, 2001
August

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Crowds were very sparse due to school being back in session (Despite it being a Saturday)

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Verdugo's had a lot of downtime this season so I was happy to see it running at park opening

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Like I always say, coasters are a much better day-starter than coffee

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Thought it was cool that I was the only one riding Haunted Ranch

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This may just be the best dark ride in a Six Flags park

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Is it just me or do these guys look like triplets?

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Always a welcome sight

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This ride still packs a punch

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Don't think a single person rode The Joker all day... surprised mostly every ride was opening considering the low amount of guests in the park

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Woah

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Maybe it's more than just Orleans Grille being removed? ;)

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Glad this area is finally getting a refurbishment

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The construction fence spans all the way around where Orleans Grille once stood to the edge of Orleans Park
(FYI - Orleans Park's sign has been taken down...)

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Truck parked in the area

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Eh, this area had seen better days. I'm not too sad to see it go, especially seeing how it compares to Camp Cartoon Network on the other side of the park

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I tried to get a picture from Hurricane but obviously I was way off

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View of the construction site from Sky Wheel

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Tower of Doom

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Ferris Wheel

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Sky Tower

I'll be back one more time for Labor Day Weekend, but will not be visiting the park in fall this year. I have some personal news to announce in the next update

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - August 2001

Postby TheJewelOfJool » Wed May 24, 2017 9:50 am

Maybe the new addition will be a family coaster. It would be a good fit for the park.

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - September 2001

Postby RollingCoasting » Fri May 26, 2017 4:41 pm

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Saturday September 1st, 2001
September

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In the previous entry, I mentioned that I would be making a personal announcement today. Well, here it is. After doing these updates for the past 9 years, I am getting married will be moving back to my home-state of Illinois this December. My cousin Mark will be taking over starting next season. I'm sad I won't be here for the park's 10th anniversary in May, but hopefully I will be able to return someday. It's been fun, thank you guys for still reading almost a decade later!

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I forgot to mention that a new Subway restaurant opened in the food court mid-season. Definitely one of the park's better-quality eateries

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Ran to Connecticut Twister before the Labor Day Weekend crowds took over

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Going to miss this view

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Here's your final update on whatever's coming for 2002

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It's all gone :o

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FYI, I've heard from a trusted source that the park will be making a formal announcement in January

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I'm not even sure Hurricane will still be here when I come back to the park, so I made sure to get multiple rides on it during my visit

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I mean, I could be completely wrong. It could still be standing in 2011. It's just that I have doubts it will exist much longer based on the past few years

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No matter what happens, Hurricane is a great family coaster

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Weird to think that most of this was just grass back in 1992

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Catwoman is still drawing it's "opening season crowds". 75 minute queue pretty much all day

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I couldn't leave the park without a few final rides on Mr. Freeze

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At least I won't be too far from the St. Louis version

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Bringing your camera on board without expressed permission has it benefits (I wouldn't recommend it though)

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I would've loved to get a last ride on Verdugo but it was closed. Oh well

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Torbellino seemed to be running a faster cycle today

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El Scrambler still has one of my favorite settings for a flat ride

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I guess I can leave the park thinking Scream Machine is an OKAY ride... New trains would make it a lot better, still

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I took one final ride on Grand Stand and headed out.

Again, it's been great doing these updates since '92. Thanks for reading

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - September 2001

Postby Imagineer Josh » Tue May 30, 2017 4:43 am

That was actually a great plot twist! This would be a great story to tell, it has all the good elements of it.

And the marriage, while not really a separate story, is still a better love story than Twilight ;)
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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - January 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Wed May 31, 2017 9:37 pm

Thank you :)
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Monday June 14th, 2002
Looney Tunes Land Announced


Mark here. In anticipation for the 2002 season, the park has released an announcement on the addition, Looney Tunes Land

Ethan Gardner, new general manager of SFCK wrote:The past few seasons here at Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom have been mainly focused on thrill rides. This year, our center of attention is on the families that visit out park. We have revamped our old Orleans Park kiddie area to keep up with modern times. "Looney Tunes Land", will open this spring, featuring four rides, including one roller coaster, themed after your favorite cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and more! Join us for our season opening in April! Our winter season pass sale has been extended to next Monday, so don't hesitate to buy your's by then!


These pictures were also attached with the press release...

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Logo for the new area

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Yosemite Sam's Road Rage, a Zamperla Convoy ride

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Bug's Bunny's Tugboat, a Zamperla Rockin' Tug. Note that this is not the same ride as Lake Pontchartrain Boat Tours (Removed last year). This one is a Zamperla make, as stated, whereas LPBT was an in-house version of the ride

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Acme Rock-N-Rocket, a kiddie coaster

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The only returning ride from Orleans Park is Spiral Slide, now repainted and renamed "Tweety's Clubhouse" to match with the Looney Tunes theme

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Non-ride related, Orleans Grille has been replaced by the all-new "Bayou Grill" eatery. No more outdoor seating, but the dining room is huge! (Note: Colors were messed up in editing. The building exterior is actually red and white)

Looks like a promising addition. Much better than Orleans Park, for sure.

-Mark
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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - April 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:58 pm

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Friday April 12th, 2002
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I was invited to check out SFCK's Looney Tunes area before it opens to the public tomorrow...

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The park has put up special decorations to commemorate 10 years of thrills

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But today we're celebrating the introduction of the Bugs Bunny crew into the park

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As far as signage and ambiance goes, this was some of the nicest in the park. By the way, you will see pretty much no other guests in this set of photos. This is due to me getting here before most of the media, due to my work schedule (Real reason: Peeps dislike the back of my park)

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Yosemite Sam's Road Rage greets guests at the front of the area

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You get pretty close to the employee service road. I'm sure it was unintentional, but it's a nice touch for a junior car ride.

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Tawt you taw a puddy tat and need a place to hide? Look no further

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You'll be safe inside of Tweety's Clubhouse.

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PS: If you're looking for your first spiral slide credit, the weight limit is 200 pounds, so some of you may want to skip out. ;)

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What's up Doc? (View is from inside of Bug's Bunny's Tugboat)

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A cred's a cred, right?

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Acme Rock-N-Rocket had a decent looking station

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The trip to the top was fairly quick. (By the way, Acme runs 2 circuits!)

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Interesting way to look at the backstage areas of the amphitheater

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I think it was actually a bit better than Spacely's. It's still a kiddie coaster, however...

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