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Does that mean that Club Blood is gone then? Subtract a maze and add a maze?

Yeah, it was confirmed at CGA's Haunt Presentation that Club Blood is retired and "Dia De Los Muertos" will take it's place, hence the construction you see happening at the Pictorium in the photo above.

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I am finally going to attend CGA on the 20th. I was born and raised in SJC and attended the park from when it was Marriotts and left while Paramount owned it. I believe I left Cali during the year of 2001. I miss it alot. I love this park. ALOT has changed, new rides and layout of the park. Any suggestions on which ride to hit first because of lines? I know GS will be first. Any other thoughts to help plan my day at CGA!?

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^ Pretty sure that's just more wood for another tunnel.

 

 

Too bad that can't be for the Prudential Building.

 

Why didn't anyone think of this before...just put the damn building in a tunnel!! Problem solved.

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How much are Fast Lane wristbands??? This is something I think would be a great idea as well. For some reason I am having trouble loading the website for CGA.

Normally:

1 @ $55.00

2 @ $50.00 ea

3 @ $45.00 ea

4+ @ $40.00 ea

 

For July 20th, Great America's website shows Fast Lane as $65 for 1 person.

 

joejoeman13, you said that you live in the area, so why not buy a season pass?

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How much are Fast Lane wristbands??? This is something I think would be a great idea as well. For some reason I am having trouble loading the website for CGA.

Normally:

1 @ $55.00

2 @ $50.00 ea

3 @ $45.00 ea

4+ @ $40.00 ea

 

For July 20th, Great America's website shows Fast Lane as $65 for 1 person.

 

joejoeman13, you said that you live in the area, so why not buy a season pass?

 

I use to live in the area. I moved to Des Moines Ia in 2001. I am visiting the area to see some family and Friends. We will be visiting the park on 7/20

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I'm off to endure some carny rides tomorrow at the CA State Fair

I went through there yesterday..they have two portable coasters up, both look interesting. One is a spinner with a nascar theme, the other is pretty basic but it looks fairly new and I like that the first drop goes right under the lift with a head chopper. I'm gonna go back tomorrow afternoon and might ride a couple.

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I don't want to divert this thread too far off topic but the 2 coasters you mentioned were Pole Position (Fabbri spinner) and a Pinfari Zyklon. I have the unlimited rides thing so I will ride as much as possible (Yes, expect a TR on this in a separate thread).

 

Again, I'm looking forward to experiencing the park without your typical iPod playlist running...those songs got stale after a while...lost track at how many times I heard Mambo No. 5 and 500 Miles in a single day. Should actually bring some nice atmosphere into the park.

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Well Im going to drag the thread into Haunt for a quick minute, today was the annual re-hire event for the talent who return. This year I was able to pick where I would like to go and im in The Gauntlet,I'll also be wearing a prosthetic mask of some sort this year!

 

Also for anyone who would like to work Haunt this year, you need to apply online first at Haunt jobs then go to one of the following job fairs.

 

 

Job Fair 1 & 2

Saturday July 20 & Sunday July 15

10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Job Fair 3 & 4

Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28

10:00am - 2:00pm

 

The location of the job fair is, 2401 Agnew Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (Human Resources)

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I rode Gold Striker for the first time with the new tunnel yesterday. I'm a fan! It gives a great headchopper effect.

 

I think the new themed music is hit-and-miss. Orleans Place has jazzy music, All American Corners has '50s music (it did fit pretty well when we waited for Orbit) and Celebration Plaza has marching band tunes. County Fair and Action Zone seemed to be playing the same old iPod playlist. Also, Boomerang Bay seemed to have more reggae music than I remembered.

 

Kudos to CGA for trying to add some distinctive atmosphere to the areas. While it didn't do too much for me, I appreciate the effort.

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I still have yet to check out the new music in the park, possibly this weekend I shall head back down that way. Too bad the Action Zone still plays the so-called iPod playlist... Got one even better...let's change Action Zone back to the classic County Fair. Not sure what music could be associated with the county fair however...other than the iPod playlist (heard your typical 'off the radio/hip music' at the fair yesterday...)

 

Snooping on permit page, found some really exciting stuff...you guys ready for this?

 

Status: Application Received

Address:

 

Application Date: 7/12/2013

Description: Architectural Review for proposed installation of (16) antennas

behind (2) new screen walls, (28) remote radio iunits, and

associated equipment on indoor racks within existing building

http://smartpermit.santaclaraca.gov/tm_bin/tmw_cmd.pl?tmw_cmd=StatusViewCase&shl_caseno=PLN2013-09921

 

See, told ya it would be exciting

 

But yea, I'm missing Gold Striker already and it's only been 7 days since I last rode it. Ready to take the tunnels again.

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Im out at the park today and the theme music is now in place and its awesome.

 

You know you're a theme park nerd when BGM can create a whole page long discussion.

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