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This wheel is too loud can you put a tunnel around it.

 

 

Actually, several times yesterday I kept thinking the wheel spinning was Gold Striker's lift cog... I thought to myself 'wow the coaster's gotten louder!'

 

Speaking of too loud...I just had to do this

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Normal fireworks show going on...right?

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After being too loud, the park had to find a way to quiet down their fireworks while still being able to keep the show. :p

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Sounds like I'm definitely gonna have to make a visit to the park soon. Got myself a hold of some tickets so I really want to see all the cool stuff at the park. New tunnel on Goldy, prize wheel with possible front of line privileges, and I do want to see the new Broadway show.

 

And Demon, smooth?! That's something I gotta see! Though from my experience operating Demon, I will admit that it is always smoother if the train is full of passengers. If the train is empty, then...God be with you.

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Speaking of half-empty (or half full) rides, we noticed a light Firefall load left the ride to have some strange shuffling movements (lateral shaking). On the flip side, no pun intended, we did a stall on our flip, remaining balanced for a brief moment until the gondola completed its single flip. A fun moment actually!

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This is kind of funny. I got this email:

 

California’s Great America will host a wedding aboard our new Gold Striker coaster on Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 am. The happy couple will begin the ceremony in Gold Striker’s station and the ceremony will conclude with the appropriate “I Do” as the train returns to the station. The bride will be adorned in white with a bouquet (the veil would be a bit difficult on the coaster), guests will ride the coaster during the ceremony and there will be a wedding cake served after the ceremony.

 

Feel free to consider this your formal invitation to one of the Bay Area’s most unique summer weddings (and you don’t even have to buy a gift).

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And...we has a new shed at the south edge of the park!

 

http://smartpermit.santaclaraca.gov/tm_bin/tmw_cmd.pl?tmw_cmd=StatusViewCase&shl_caseno=PLN2013-09913

 

Case Number: PLN2013-09913

 

 

 

Status: Approved, Ready to Issue

Address:

 

Application Date: 7/9/2013

Description: Architectural Review of a new 60'x80' shed locating on the

south edge of the park.

 

 

Activities

 

 

 

Application Received

Assigned to: Not Assigned

Done by:

Status: Date Received: 7/9/2013

 

 

 

Related Files

Assigned to: Not Assigned

Done by:

Status: Date Updated: 7/9/2013

 

 

 

Plans / Folder Location

Assigned to: Not Assigned

Done by:

Status: Date Updated: 7/9/2013

 

 

 

Architectural Review Approval

Assigned to: Not Assigned

Done by:

Status: Done Issued Date: 7/9/2013

 

 

Architectural Review approval at staff level

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Went over to CGA for an hour at 11:00 today and GS line was out to the front! I totally forgot about the wheel until I saw it and didn't have any cash on me

 

The few I saw spin hit the front of the line right away (2 of the people that won actually hit just off the front of the line and the guy gave it to them anyway) . Would have gladly paid the $3 to skip that line. Beats the $40 fast pass which is only needed for GS anyway

 

Next time I am definitely bringing some cash cause lunch hour trips to the park and long GS lines don't work too well!

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I just got back from a presentation at Knott's Berry Farm revealing the details of their Halloween Haunt in its entirety. When they talked about a maze called Dia De Los Muertos, which had its last year at Knott's, one of the designers (Laura Hanneman) announced that it would be retired. She also said that anybody who missed it can check it out at Great America—they are moving it there. I don't know whether this has been released to you guys or not; but I thought it would be a nice treat if nothing's been announced yet.

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I just got back from a presentation at Knott's Berry Farm revealing the details of their Halloween Haunt in its entirety. When they talked about a maze called Dia De Los Muertos, which had its last year at Knott's, one of the designers (Laura Hanneman) announced that it would be retired. She also said that anybody who missed it can check it out at Great America—they are moving it there. I don't know whether this has been released to you guys or not; but I thought it would be a nice treat if nothing's been announced yet.

 

 

I've known about it for a few months now,just kept quite about it. The maze will take over where Club Blood was. Ther interior of the maze is done, they are working on the outside now.

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