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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:49 pm

Thinking about haunt mazes and just remembering one of the mazes, I'm assuming there were some exceptions, being Werewolf Canyon since there's a small flight of steps to get up onto the turntable platform. And with the addition of the lift for Logger's run, everyone will be able to enjoy Black Widow's Cavern.

Speaking of Werewolf Canyon, though a bit too early to really discuss hopes and whatnot, I hope this one gets a nice facelift this season as it seemed to be the weakest link to a lot of us. I only visited WWC once last season. While I could have waited in line to visit it more, I felt that my waiting in line could have been done for one of the stronger mazes. Not sure how it was for the GP but I can assume WWC wasn't on their favorites.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterBeagle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:35 pm

^even though WWC is one of the most hilarious ones to listen to when your working orbit.
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Girls: "no no no"
Scarer: "yes yes *pulls chain saw and revs it up*crazy laughter*"
Girls: "*scream*"

And me? I start cracking up at this point. lol. It's what makes orbit bearable during haunt.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Nibbler » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:56 am

Angry_Gumball wrote:Thinking about haunt mazes and just remembering one of the mazes, I'm assuming there were some exceptions, being Werewolf Canyon since there's a small flight of steps to get up onto the turntable platform. And with the addition of the lift for Logger's run, everyone will be able to enjoy Black Widow's Cavern.

Speaking of Werewolf Canyon, though a bit too early to really discuss hopes and whatnot, I hope this one gets a nice facelift this season as it seemed to be the weakest link to a lot of us. I only visited WWC once last season. While I could have waited in line to visit it more, I felt that my waiting in line could have been done for one of the stronger mazes. Not sure how it was for the GP but I can assume WWC wasn't on their favorites.


Like I said, every maze that does not have wheelchair access via the main entrance always has a side way in ;)

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby fpsphil » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:08 pm

Thought I would put this up

Was driving by the park yesterday afternoon and happened to see flight deck testing with both trains so i stopped by to snap a photo. Good to see park is getting ready for the start of the season.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:13 pm

That's awesome! Just a bit ago the coaster was being painted. Time flies!

On a random bit of news (well, sort of), something caught my attention earlier when I saw a post on CGA's wall about 2012 to get your last rides in on Vortex from a CGA 'fan.' They posted a link to the map/overview of the GCI coaster, thinking that the lift and everything was to be over by Vortex's station, with the coaster stretching back to the Invertigarden. After a quick response from me (pointing out that it isn't Vortex's location/area on that map), I notice the post was gone. I'm glad it didn't get too far (as far as the GP getting a hold of it and fueling the rumor/mistaken reading on that map. That would be a huge headache for the park to have to hear.

Speaking of which, architectural committee meeting in a couple days. I'm not sure if we will actually hear any news/results about it or see any of the minutes from it or not but I'm anxious to see if we'll see anymore news or not in the coming days. Yes, it's pretty bad when you have that March 7th date memorized.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby robman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:13 pm

This years off season seems to be just flying by! It good to see the rides being tested as there is only 20 more days until the park opens for the season.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:28 pm

Angry_Gumball wrote:That's awesome! Just a bit ago the coaster was being painted. Time flies!

On a random bit of news (well, sort of), something caught my attention earlier when I saw a post on CGA's wall about 2012 to get your last rides in on Vortex from a CGA 'fan.' They posted a link to the map/overview of the GCI coaster, thinking that the lift and everything was to be over by Vortex's station, with the coaster stretching back to the Invertigarden. After a quick response from me (pointing out that it isn't Vortex's location/area on that map), I notice the post was gone. I'm glad it didn't get too far (as far as the GP getting a hold of it and fueling the rumor/mistaken reading on that map. That would be a huge headache for the park to have to hear.

Speaking of which, architectural committee meeting in a couple days. I'm not sure if we will actually hear any news/results about it or see any of the minutes from it or not but I'm anxious to see if we'll see anymore news or not in the coming days. Yes, it's pretty bad when you have that March 7th date memorized.


Well, I really never enjoyed Vortex, though I think the original location is MUCH better. I don't know about getting your last rides on Vortex, it's like getting your last rides on Manhattan Express. Not something you really want to do. :?r
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:51 pm

After looking at that map, I could somewhat see (if you weren't reading the items on the map) where one could think of a Vortex removal. If you just look at the theater building, the "pond stays?" just a little bit behind it, etc. it could easily be confused with the GA theater, and the bridge going over the pond heading toward Demon/Invertigarden. But the map doesn't show that.

Would be nice to see some of the newer generation standup trains for Vortex in the near future. Not sure if it would run any better than the existing trains it currently has however. I also wish that saddle thing wasn't so square and hard...something more rounded and peanut-shaped (like a unicycle saddle) would have been more comfy and secure at the same time.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:48 pm

XYZ wrote:
Angry_Gumball wrote:That's awesome! Just a bit ago the coaster was being painted. Time flies!

On a random bit of news (well, sort of), something caught my attention earlier when I saw a post on CGA's wall about 2012 to get your last rides in on Vortex from a CGA 'fan.' They posted a link to the map/overview of the GCI coaster, thinking that the lift and everything was to be over by Vortex's station, with the coaster stretching back to the Invertigarden. After a quick response from me (pointing out that it isn't Vortex's location/area on that map), I notice the post was gone. I'm glad it didn't get too far (as far as the GP getting a hold of it and fueling the rumor/mistaken reading on that map. That would be a huge headache for the park to have to hear.

Speaking of which, architectural committee meeting in a couple days. I'm not sure if we will actually hear any news/results about it or see any of the minutes from it or not but I'm anxious to see if we'll see anymore news or not in the coming days. Yes, it's pretty bad when you have that March 7th date memorized.


Well, I really never enjoyed Vortex, though I think the original location is MUCH better. I don't know about getting your last rides on Vortex, it's like getting your last rides on Manhattan Express. Not something you really want to do. :?r



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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:12 pm

robman wrote:This years off season seems to be just flying by! It good to see the rides being tested as there is only 20 more days until the park opens for the season.

Ha, I keep forgetting we're now in the month that many (sadly not all) parks open up. :p

Hope all goes well for the GCI in the meetings!
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