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  1. I did a Google search for the long term plan for cga... thought this was interesting..... there was more but..hmm......
  2. Some news reports.... https://youtu.be/YhH_tCzoGMQ
  3. I LOVE the trains, they look really slick but yet still retain some of that original feel to them.
  4. Retro? OTSR's are not retro! The trains are identicle to the origin ones, and the VR is completely optional. It is NOW more like it originally was, regardless of the VR system. Yes! As you may or may not know dmax, the ride ORIGINALLY had NO OTSR system, it was LAP BARS ONLY. Now, it has returned to that state. How can you not appreciate that one fact, it has been finally returned to it's former glory! Forget the VR, just ride it for what it was and is again. Have you ridden it now that these changes were done or are you just basing this on opinion rather than fact---- I think you NEED to ride it now to get a whole new sense of the ride again, with no vr, just you and the train with no otsr. I think deep down you really do want to ride it again. I'm like you, I like the retro and don't really care for the vr, but I'll try it just because it's a new and different thing but I'll tell you this, I will ride it 90% with no vr because I want to experience just the coaster, just Revolution with LAP BARS ONLY, and now I can, and now you can, and I think you deep down feel the same way..... I think you do and I think you really don't want to turn your back on a coaster you really like...... still
  5. And, get this, rezoning which means the possibility of (more) rides over 200 feet tall!
  6. Yesssss!!!! http://greatamericanthrills.net/2016/03/25/californias-great-america-is-staying-put/ 2074..... no problem!
  7. Revolution does not have kicker motors at all. It originally had drive wheels set to govern the speed entering the loop's entry ramp, but that's it. The wheels you are referring to are not motorized. They release the anti rollback mechanism if the trains stall and try to roll back. Several of Schwarzkopf's coasters have this feature. Sooperdooperlooper, Shock Wave, Revolution, and Whizzer all use this system. SFOG Mindbender used to as well. Ever wonder why the anti rollbacks are silent except on the lifts? That's why. These coasters originally had silent lifts as well but they have all since had this mechanism removed giving us the traditional clicks. A very keen eye will still be able to spot where these little tires used to be attached to the lift hills on all of these rides except Whizzer. The only way those wheels ever spin is when the trains roll over them. They will continue spinning after the train has passed on their own momentum. 1977 footage from the movie "Roller Coaster" shows the wheels when they were still on the lift hill. Thank you so much!!! I have been wondering about that for YEARS on all of the hills with anti rollbacks and these wheels, and I could not understand what they were for or did as there were no motors driving them, yet after trains passed over them you could see them still turning. I too thought they were kicker wheels to help the trains crest the hills or 'push' them over if they ever stalled, but it didn't make sense too me there was nothing driving them. Could you elaborate a little more on how these wheels release the anti rollbacks on the hills? I'm still trying to understand that one.
  8. Some Business Journal Writers are just too stupid. There is no way Cedar Fair would sell off Great America right now This is why the NFL ruins everything.
  9. It would also be nice for the airport to go away so the park could build taller but......
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