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Everything posted by kraxleRIDAH

  1. So you're saying they're lying? Now what could be the reason for that? Just because some people here such as yourself are unable to comprehend that such a project could cost so much doesn't mean the park straight up just lied about the cost. None of us here even knows how extensive these special effects are -- how extravagant these audio, visual, and sensual additions will be.
  2. I know, right? You could buy like 10,000,000 McChicken sandwiches at McDonald's for that money...
  3. My guess is Flashback will go down sometime in November or December. I hope. As for Goliath Jr. or Deja Vu, they'd probably take either of those down the same time as Flashback. I really can't believe it's been a good 4 years since Flashback has operated and yet it's still standing there. What a joke.
  4. I can see why some people would consider a relocated coaster a new credit...but that's a stretch as it is already. But to consider a coaster that's just getting new trains and some special effects and a slight change to the name doesn't make it a new credit. It's still the same effing ride!
  5. Just had a sudden thought... They can't keep Goliath's tunnel fog machines on... They can't keep Batman's queue TV's to continually work... They can't keep Batman's trench fog machines on... They can't keep Batman's station fog machines on... They can't keep the effects in Riddler's station house working... But they think they'll be able to keep X's "high-tech" special effects working down the road? *worries*
  6. Maybe next year, Magic Mountain can announce: SCREAM LOUDER! transforming Scream! into California's first floorless coaster without a parking lot underneath it.
  7. ^^ You're right Jahan. It hasn't been confirmed as removed. But. Thomas Town going into the former Granny Gran Prix/Goliath Jr. area isn't confirmed either. So what should we all believe? That the family-route going Shapiro management removing one of only two children's coasters along with a gentle family guided car ride? To be replaced with Thomas Town? Or. Removing a relatively problematic, low capacity thrill ride that is also coincedentally being removed from the Chicago and Atlanta parks and opening up even more space next to an empty former-Psyclone footprint -- a
  8. If Deja Vu left, there are 13. Park had 16, removed Psyclone & Flashback (pending removal), equals 14. 1.)Goliath Jr. 2.)Canyon Blaster 3.) Goliath 4.) Collosuss 5.) Scream 6.) Batman 7.) Riddler 8.) Goldrusher 9.)Superman 10.)Ninja 11.) Deja Vu 12.) Viper 13.)Tatsu 14.) Revolution 15.) Flashback (to be removed) 16.) Psyclone (gone) That's why the website claims 14. You may be confusing it with Cedar Point, who hit 17 coasters with Maverick, breaking the 16 tie with MM. Nope. When Tatsu opened in 2006, the park claimed 17 roller coasters "more than any othe
  9. ^ What do you mean Psyclone? When Tatsu opened, the park had a total of 17 coasters. Psyclone was removed = 16. Flashback on the way out = 15. Deja Vu on the way out = 14.
  10. Not so fast guys... Deja Vu is also on the way out. If you read the press release, the park is claiming 14 coasters now, down from 15 in last year's text. One other coaster will be coming down with Flashback sometime this off-season -- and given the fact that the two other Deja Vu's at Gurnee and Austell are being taken down, I'm quite confident as to what else is being taken out down.
  11. You're confusing "Pointless new ride additions" with "Rides that seem cool, but turn out horrible." Not the same thing.
  12. Very recently...I would have to say I've been thinking a lot about Disneyland. It's close enough to visit -- about a 50 minute drive away, but damn are those tickets effing expensive!
  13. It's just going to be the regular Texas Twister Top Spin from Geauga Lake with water/fire effects around the ride like on Kings Dominion's Fire Fall.
  14. Both Great America and Over Georgia have updated their Thrillrides list by removing Deja Vu from it. http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/rides/ThrillRides.aspx http://www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia/rides/ThrillRides.aspx
  15. I know we were all aware of Deja Vu being removed, but just an FYI -- The park removed the Deja Vu page and link from their rides list today.
  16. Knott's Berry Farm is also open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
  17. HAHAHA. This is so funny to me because I feel the exact same way and have done that so many times...especially the part about it being a good "lazy dinner" or movie snack tray. Good gourmet cheese, crackers, thin slices of deli meat all stacked on top of each other...soooo good. Sometimes when I'm at a event that's catered, I find it hard to separate myself from the snack table with all the cuts of cheese, crackers, and sliced smoke salmon. Cheese eaters are classy.
  18. And you know this because you were hired into their maintenance department? No? So you really shouldn't be able to make such a confident statement now, would you? Just because the ride is up and running more than the other two in Illinois and Georgia doesn't mean it's not a maintenance nightmare.
  19. Yep, this story has been going around the community for awhile now. It's true, if Magic Mountain had built Scream! as a counter to Dragster, it would have been a 2004 ride. Though it is considered a carbon copy ride, the ride did under some design changes from the original Floorless coaster in Jackson, NJ. For example, the support column placements on Scream! are different than Medusa at Great Adventure, it's maximum height is about 15 or so feet taller, with a steeper lift incline -- not to mention it's a mirror image layout. And I figured if the park was solely building a coaster to
  20. I dislike the name Scream! I mean, it's not an object, it's not a historical figure, it's not some terrifying beast or creature, it's not a description of something huge or powerful. It's named after a verb telling you to do something. Any less creative would be a floorless coaster named Sit!
  21. Haha. I totally agree with Scream! at Magic Mountain. That's actually the first ride that came to mind when I read the title of this topic before clicking on it. That ride was easily over $13 million to build and was really not needed. X had just opened the year before and the park could have ridden out the momentum and hype generated by that coaster for a good couple of years. In addition, Scream! is extremely similar to The Riddler's Revenge and Viper. It didn't really offer anything different to the roster of coasters at the park. The fact that the park decided to plop it down o
  22. I was at Halloween Haunt on the Friday the 19th -- and had a disturbingly similar experience to yours. It was so dismal I couldn't even find the effort to even draft a report about how bad it was on TPR afterwards. And I've been to Halloween Haunt events in the past ON SATURDAYS that were way more crowded, but somehow much more better managed and with better talent. Maybe I should've taken Robb's advice and gone to Halloween Horror Nights instead this year. The 2007 Haunt was dreadful (in a bad way), not scary, and for that, definitely a rip-off. My friends and I got to the park at
  23. ^ That "worthless" water park you're talking about is what actually kept Great America afloat for the past few years.
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