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I was just invited to see the new ice show at CGA on a preview night. Happiness Is...SNOOPY!

 

What makes it cool is that we get to park in the employee lot, which I guess means a quick backstage walk through in order to get to the front of the park. (which will be closed) So, i'll be sure to post about it later tomorrow after the show.

 

I've already watched it twice, one of the perks of working in Entertainment It's a great show and the set is really well done. If I knew what you looked like i'd say hi but I don't

 

Well I will be there in a TPR shirt, so I think it'll be easy to find me.

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Well I will be there in a TPR shirt, so I think it'll be easy to find me.

 

You Definitely saw me, I was the one out keeping that line entertained

 

Awesome and you also found that new favorite spot in the fence.

 

Ok, so Happiness is Snoopy is easily the best production show the CGA has ever produced. The sets were all really nice, the music really flowed, I also really liked the dedication video in the beginning. The costumes were all very spectacular, may favorite being when the girls switched from the bulky crayon costume to the tutu crayon. Everyone in this show has amazing talent. It's definately a show that I would watch again and again.

 

Now Clayton invited me back to the park today to have a tour of the show, so I get to go behind the scenes today.

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At the park now, waits are not too bad, I waited 10 mins for Flight Deck. There was some work going on in the construction site, mainly just dirt moving. Now I'm about to watch Happiness is Snoopy. I have some pictures to post when I get back home.

 

 

 

EDIT: Im back from a short visit at the park, just as I was leaving it seemed that the waits started to increase some. Compared to the morning, there was hardly any waits for some of the major rides. To my surprise when I entered the park today I heard the sound of construction equipment! It seems like they want to get this coaster built so they can do all of the sound testing. Now on to the pictures!

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It's still dirt but there are people working today!

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Still just dirt but I think we will see some construction soon!

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On the other side of the blocked off part of parking lot there is only a white trailer.

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Here is my mini review for the show, The show is put together really well, and if your at the park GO SEE IT! I was also surprised at how fast some of the performers seemed to switch costumes.

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Thanks for the update. I'm glad the park atleast got a good show for 2012.

 

Since we know the layout of the coaster... was there ever a rumored name/theme back when this was originally planned?

 

 

The rumored name was Santa Clara Stampede or just Stampede. Like many others I prefered the name Stampede with out adding Santa Clara to it. Now it's hard to say if the it will still use that name or something else.

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I forgot to add this picture, the elephant is still in the same spot! Makes one think if the name is going to be Stampede and this is a little clue? (It's by the green tree near the Imax theater.)

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Speaking of our infamous friends, I'd love to blast my 115db bike airhorn in either their office front, in their parking garage, or right behind their building, just as a 'suck it Prudential' and for making us hungry coaster enthusiasts wait 4 years...that thing's sound does travel. And it wouldn't be noise generated from the coaster so they couldn't complain about that

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^Equip the ride station with an airhorn (Much like what Orlean's Orbit has but 10x louder and multi-toned much like a train horn or what these ambulances are now equipped with) that blasts each time the ride dispatches...and have it planted up on the Prudential Turnaround, aimed right at the Prudential building. Those in the station could still safely hear it each time a train exits and those in the office will have a nice obnoxious surprise every 2 minutes or less if the crew's running speedy that day. The neon sign can be placed right above the horn!

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So any hints as to when they're going to announce this thing?

 

It's probably going to be August or Early September like most announcements.

 

Only taking this like a grain of salt but I had heard something from the CedarFairParks Facebook fan page about June 13 that CF will be announcing their capital investments. We'll see. I don't know where their sources are for their information. About around the time the groundbreaking began, something was also mentioned from them that we should be hearing some kind of announcement in the following month (being June). Yea, I don't know. I'm not going to fully believe what was said but will keep my eyes peeled for that date.

 

On one of the photos Robman posted earlier, I noticed that Patrick Henry Dr. had a huge (covered up) trench leading right up to CGA's site. I wonder why the road would be torn up.

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Patrick Henry Dr...the side street in the upper right corner, leading to Prudential parking structure and access point for CGA.

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So any hints as to when they're going to announce this thing?

 

It's probably going to be August or Early September like most announcements.

 

Only taking this like a grain of salt but I had heard something from the CedarFairParks Facebook fan page about June 13 that CF will be announcing their capital investments. We'll see. I don't know where their sources are for their information. About around the time the groundbreaking began, something was also mentioned from them that we should be hearing some kind of announcement in the following month (being June). Yea, I don't know. I'm not going to fully believe what was said but will keep my eyes peeled for that date.

 

On one of the photos Robman posted earlier, I noticed that Patrick Henry Dr. had a huge (covered up) trench leading right up to CGA's site. I wonder why the road would be torn up.

 

It could be for some kind of utilities or for the drainage system which may tie into that from the park.

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^Equip the ride station with an airhorn (Much like what Orlean's Orbit has but 10x louder and multi-toned much like a train horn or what these ambulances are now equipped with) that blasts each time the ride dispatches...and have it planted up on the Prudential Turnaround, aimed right at the Prudential building. Those in the station could still safely hear it each time a train exits and those in the office will have a nice obnoxious surprise every 2 minutes or less if the crew's running speedy that day. The neon sign can be placed right above the horn!

 

How about the horn from an oil tanker you can't get much louder than that - The trains should also be themed to cars and have horns as well that will honk as they tear around the track along with sound effects of crashes and sirens blasted out of strategically placed speakers around the coaster, heck lets use the old speakers from the pictorium - Road Rage could be it's name

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^Equip the ride station with an airhorn (Much like what Orlean's Orbit has but 10x louder and multi-toned much like a train horn or what these ambulances are now equipped with) that blasts each time the ride dispatches...and have it planted up on the Prudential Turnaround, aimed right at the Prudential building. Those in the station could still safely hear it each time a train exits and those in the office will have a nice obnoxious surprise every 2 minutes or less if the crew's running speedy that day. The neon sign can be placed right above the horn!

 

How about the horn from an oil tanker you can't get much louder than that - The trains should also be themed to cars and have horns as well that will honk as they tear around the track along with sound effects of crashes and sirens blasted out of strategically placed speakers around the coaster, heck lets use the old speakers from the pictorium - Road Rage could be it's name

 

And the park would not send all of its trash to the dump. Instead, it would take some of it and give it to the riders so that as they make the Prudential turn they would throw the trash at the building!

 

I know it's silly but I like the idea.

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