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  1. Larry Colin was one of the Polish Prices and he did do the Segway tour. We learned a lot about Poland and no one got hurt on a Segway!
  2. Theme Park Review was invited to the Maxx Force Media Day event today (July 2nd) for some exclusive rides on Six Flags Great America's latest and greatest coaster. Maxx Force is a one of a kind thrill machine that uses air-powered technology to launch to launch riders from 0-78 MPH in less than 2 seconds! Maxx Force also has the tallest double inversion, and the fastest inversion on the planet. "Maxx Force is absolutely revolutionary, taking Six Flags innovation to an all new level of extreme," said Six Flags Great America President Hank Salemi. Maxx Force Highlights Include: * A unique air-powered launch system propels guest forward at record speed. * The worlds Tallest Double inversion at 175 feet above the ground. * The fastest inversion on any roller coaster in the world with a 60MPH zero-G roll. * Five high speed inversions. * A one of a kind custom train modeled after Formula One racing cars. The media day event was an early start, as I pulled into the parking lot as the sun was coming up. When entering the park you received a Great America Swag bag with SIx Flags sun glasses, and a mini race car similar to the Maxx Force trains. There were many local Chicago and Milwaukee television stations there to film live on ride broadcasts while on the coaster. Marcus Leshock a fellow coaster enthusiast from WGN channel 9 was there and got 3 on air filming sessions that played throughout the morning. I was able to get five rides this morning and they were all pretty amazing. The launch on Maxx Force is one of the strongest I have ever experienced, and I have been on TTD, Kingda Ka, and Dododonpa! But unlike those launch coasters this ride has a lot of other amazing elements to compliment the launch. The Zero G roll is so amazing and at 60 miles per hour is super fast. The 175 foot double inversion is also a great, and unique moment on Maxx Force. People will likely complain about the long lines for a 25 second ride, but anyone who loves coasters will have a blast on this ride. While at the event I was able to talk with many of the people responsible for creating the ride and was able to learn a lot about the new S&S coaster! When Great America's train is back up and running next year it will go just under the tracks of Maxx Force making for an awesome view. The coaster also interacts nicely with Raging Bull, as they are very close to each other. Finally lets talk about the comfort of this ride. The seats are super comfortable and the ride itself is silky smooth. If you like rough coasters don't ride Maxx Force because it is one of the smoothest coasters I have ever been on. Great America and S&S have hit a home run with this new coaster! It is a perfect addition to an already great coaster line up at Six Flags Great America. Maxx Force entrance sign at dawn! Media Badge Maxx Force Toy from my swag bag! Before you ride lets go over the basics. Btw you only new to be 48 inches to ride MAxx Force! Check out that super cool front end. A close up on that intense 0 G role! The emergency wheels at the top of the 175 double inversion (this inversion i heard referred to as the dog tongue. They are not used unless the rare occurrence that the train gets stuck and needs a push. They were filming each ride today with a drone which was pretty cool to see! Another view of the zero G roll as seen from the entrance to hurricane harbor. A view of Maxx Force from Hurricane Harbor's entrance. The final inversion before the station. The view from the station into the launch. Hanging out with Marcus Leshock from WGN Channel 9 a fellow coaster enthusiast. The launch made my face look like that, wow was that quick! A very close relationship with the 20 year old B&M Raging Bull. A view of the track from the exit. The train as it finishes it journey and returns to the station.
  3. Awesome report so far Taylor, so many great memories! Here is a picture of the underwhelming Dinosaur Plate from the BBQ place! Very good but not a lot of food for 4 hungry Americans. Dinosaur Plate! Dinosaur Plate!
  4. Taylor awesome start to your report, missing that trip as I read through it. I took a ton of pictures but you captured pictures of a lot of things I didn't so it's awesome to see. Hope all is well with you.
  5. 1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3. El Toro, Skyrush, Eejanaika 2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018? 32 3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite? Nagashima Spa Land 4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)? Steel Vengence 5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018? Arashi was an awesome 4D coaster it surprised me a lot! 6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018? Not sure what it was called but something from one of the Japan parks! 7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson? The only 2018 new coasters I rode this year were RMC's. 8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019. Efteling 9. Best ride themed to a bird? Raptor 10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018? This Dolphin ride in Japan 11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride) Lightning Rod, its been closed every time I can go hoping this is the year. Europe would be Expedition G Force 12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to? Maxx Force 13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind. Six Flags Fiesta Texas 14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose... Mako, I really want to ride it bad! 15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme? Holiday in the park was fun didn't do any Winterfest parks. 16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion? Wicker man 17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently? My home park Great America 18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one. Intamin 19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one. Dominion has the better 1 2 punch and shorter lines so KD. 20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018? 2 hours for steel vengence 21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other? Raging Bull ? 22. Best drop tower under 150 feet? Does tower of terror count? 23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more) Maverick 24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one. Flumes 25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides? Thats all I really do at my home park is ride the rides! 26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why? Carowinds 27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit. Six Flags Great America 1. Maxx Force 2. Raging Bull is underrated as well 28. Launch or Lift? Lift 29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018? NO 30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster? Comet at Waldameer 31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult? Cool 32. Best Batman themed ride? Joker Discovery Kingdom 33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you. Park Maps and penny press coins 34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you) Thunderhead 35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something? Yes I was hit in the chest with a key chain of keys on Goliath's stall. I actually caught them as well and gave them back to the guy, he wasn't very grateful should have dropped them! 36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case. Not theres no lift hill I know RCDB says they are but I don't think so that said I haven't rode one yet. 37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss? Nah 38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode? Raging Bull Decenber 30th 39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose? Corn Dogs 40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
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