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  1. At No Coaster Con, the park confirmed all 7 rows on both trains will be running backwards.
  2. The supports around the trench will be for the turn into the 4th inversion. The station will be on the far left of the webcam. Hope that helps!
  3. My guess is that you are at the Melbourne airport in hopes of visiting Dreamworld. http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/ The airport even has a McDonalds! http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/MELAPHI-Hilton-Melbourne-International-Airport/index.do The Hilton is right there are the airport! So convenient! http://www.dreamworld.com.au/Rides/Thrill-Rides/The-Tower-of-Terror-2.aspx?tileid=633941400668840000 There must be a Superman: Escape from Krypton photo to show that you are going to ride Tower of Terror II at Dreamworld? I think so!
  4. I'd have to wonder if Dark Knight was only closed briefly while you passed by because that thing would be the last to close for weather/crowds. Also, the meal deal you mentioned which was over $30 feeds a family of 4. That's why it seems so expensive. Glad you had a good time despite the rain!
  5. Make sure everyone tunes in to the Food Network show "Dinner Impossible" tonight at 10pm and 1am ET/9pm and 12 am CT! Tonight's show takes place at Six Flags Great America!
  6. ^^The cannons at Roaring Rapids and Buccaneer Battle aren't the same though. The ones at BB are more like "super soakers" that you crank with your hand and aim at your target. So we'll see how this plays out...haha.
  7. I'm not sure if it is confirmed or not that the on-shore "cannons" will be free or not. The "cannons" at Dollywood were free and the ones at Great America appear to be the same type. Since the "cannons" are hand cranked, I'm not sure if the park would go through the hassle to change them up too much. I guess we shall see.
  8. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gurnee-IL/Six-Flags-Great-AmericaHurricane-Harbor/10583866355#/album.php?page=1&aid=78146&id=10583866355 There was a photo update today of Buccaneer Battle on the park's facebook page! A lot of the theming is in along with water and the ships. It looks like testing will begin soon if it hasn't already!
  9. These track pieces have invert or flyer written all over them!! I think Magic Mountain can be ruled out as this is super early, the are currently constructing a coaster, and they pretty much have any of the types of B&Ms that these track pieces could be used for. Altons Towers can be ruled out because I am pretty sure we would know about it as it would need approval. Also, isn't there concept photos of a possible layout of their proposed coaster anyways?(Which btw show no indication of a B&M.) And to boot, they already have a flyer and invert. I'm really not sure where this coaster could be going, however, it could very well be a Cedar Fair ride. Maverick at CP arrived super early with construction starting early as well. CP or Cedar Fair could possibly be jumpstarting construction early. So my unofficial vote goes to a Cedar Point of Cedar Fair project.
  10. Hasn't Six Flags sued Intamin over the Superman: Tower of Power incident? If I was sueing someone, I wouldn't give them any of my money! Things change and people work things out, however, I wouldn't see any Intamins popping up in Six Flags parks in the near future.
  11. The Q-bot is amazing! When I have used the Gold at Raging Bull at Sfgam, I'd have my ride validated, then reserve it again. Once I got off the ride the first time, it was already time for my second ride. This is with a one hour line to boot. This system isn't something most visitors will buy. It is at a premium for a reason. They know people will buy it at this price. It's a perk. It's a ride vip tour without the guide. I support the system a lot. Give it a chance. I do agree that the prices are high and I probably wouldn't want to pay that much, but after a fun day at the park, I probably wouldn't say I "wasted" my money.
  12. Glad to see that they are continuing to add Wiggles Worlds. It was sad to see that The Great Escapes version only had two rides for the little ones and their families. SfGam, SfGadv, and SfNe have excellent sections with at least 5 rides! Can anyone confirm the possibility of the coaster to be a re-theme or completely new?
  13. From the sounds of things.... 1. Maurer Sohne spinning coaster. There isn't technically a back row on those things. Also, lots of German and Vertigo to go around there. 2. Maybe some type of new style of a lift for a new slide tower. Hmmm...I have no clue otherwise...
  14. If the testing video is any indication, Firefall will run the same program as King Chaos at Six Flags Great America. Weight is a huge reason why it appeared the gondola did not flip through the first part. King Chaos gets 4-5 flips during that part. The rest of the program as seen through that video is what should be expected.
  15. ^^The park has had enough staff to run all rides. It was the wind. NOT Staffing. I realize who runs the rides.
  16. $25 is for preffered parking. $15 is for value parking. Actually $25.00 is for general parking and $15.00 is for value parking. There is no more preferred parking. True. However, general parking is basically preffered parking this season. Just renamed.
  17. The park was the first Six Flags park to use the new The Flash Pass system in which you purchase the pass in the sales center next to Grand Music Hall and are able to reserve your ride from the device. Next Saturday shouldn't be too busy in my opinion to necessitate the use of The Flash Pass. However, if it gets busy, it is a good option. Weather. If winds exceed 30mph, many rides will close. These will include Raging Bull, Giant Drop, and many flats. If the wind gets even greater, even more coasters will close like Superman: Ultimate Flight. If there is lighting in the area, all coasters and many of the taller flats will close. Rain. It seems that Whizzer, Ragin Cajun, and Spacely's Sprocket Rockets are the first to go down for any rain. Then if the rain picks up, the rest of the coasters will go down. Hope that helps!
  18. $25 is for preffered parking. $15 is for value parking. Last years preffered parking price was $30. Thus a $5 decrease. The only other difference this season is the fact that preffered/season pass parking is the entire front lot and the value parking is the backlot. There might have been complaints that the differences between preferred and regular parking were not that much different and this creates a larger buffer zone and gives better value for preffered parking. So in reality, prices if anything have actually decreased. Walking has increased for those who choose value parking. The park has added clearer designated walkways from the backlot all the way up to the admissions area. Something I would like to commend the park on how well the smoking policy is being followed. I only saw 2 instances of people smoking and literally less that 1 minute after they lit up, they were approached by a security guard and in one case a manager. It looked like they were told they were going to have to leave the park as the guests looked mad. However, I think it is silly to think they didn't know. When walking into admissions area there is now a 3 foot blue line with the words "No Smoking" written on it. Security was also in the area informing guests of the policy. This is in additon to clearer smoking areas, flyers handed out to all cars, and all the other forms of information throughout the park. Props to Great America for cracking down on this.
  19. It didn't appear there were any staffing issues. Wind yes. Staffing no.
  20. It was sad to see a lot of rides closed due to the winds. But what can you do? The park appeared to do everything they could to open whatever possible as SUF did end up opening in the afternoon. Raging Bull and Giant Drop did not open due to high winds and high winds only. Orbit, Yankee Clipper, and American Eagle Blue are both still down for maintenance and should be up soon. Any other ride in the park was open at least for some part of the day and closed due to the weather. One thing I would like to mention. Six Flags technically did not raise prices for any of the parking. In reality, they actually lowered preferred parking by $5. They merely expanded the preffered/season pass parking lot.
  21. DejaVu at SfGam DID end up building an unload platform between the loop and boomerang. Also, the park would sometimes have to emergency evacuate riders for a tower 2 miscatch. It really depended on the situation as to why it miscaught in the first place.
  22. Their Thomas Town is kickass! Tons of rides for the families to ride and great theming! Can't ask for anything more!
  23. What makes any of you think Six Flags is going to put in an Intamin coaster at this time? (Or Vekoma for that matter?) Intamin has not been on top of Shapiro's list, especially after Kentucky Kingdom's incident and other reliability issues as of late. Vekoma. Enough Said. When they came to "fix" DejaVu at Six Flags Great America, it was closed for the next three days after operating everyday for a few months. Shapiro will only be putting in products he knows are reliable and have acceptable capacity. Many signs point to a GCI(Reliable, maintainable, proven-product) which probably may or may not go where Psyclone was if the park doesn't want their customers to relate the two rides. The 48" minimum height requirement is a good clue IMO. Other signs point to one of Mack's coasters. (Reliable, maintainable, proven-products) Shapiro apparently was very impressed with his visit to Europa Park(Mack's playground) and I wouldnt't be surprised to see more products from them in the coming years if The Dark Knight's are any indication.
  24. I really like any of the questions geared toward Dick Clark Productions and Fright Fest.
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