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I went to CGA today and left after 2 hours since the lines were too long. I knew it was a bad sign seeing some activity in the Amphitheater.

 

But we can dream...as I did

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Nice.

 

Honestly, if Grizzly's drop was steeper and the long, drawn out hills were replaced by airtime hills, like on KD's Grizzly, I would be happy.

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I went to CGA today and left after 2 hours since the lines were too long. I knew it was a bad sign seeing some activity in the Amphitheater.

 

But we can dream...as I did

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Nice.

 

Honestly, if Grizzly's drop was steeper and the long, drawn out hills were replaced by airtime hills, like on KD's Grizzly, I would be happy.

I was thinking how Grizzly would be more fun if there was an underground section something like Hades.

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Well.. I didn't wait much. But-

 

Gold Striker- 1 hour

Flight Deck- 45 minutes

Demon- 1 hour

Vortex- 30 minutes

Grizzly- 40 minutes

Tiki Twirl- 1 hour

Mouse- 1 hour

Drop Tower- 30 minutes

Every food stand in the park- 1 hour (even the Dippin Dots stands had 20 minute waits)

 

As for the concert, most concert folks waited outside the Amphitheater as it was open seating.

 

Also, I was VERY surprised that we were not able to find something as simple as a grilled chicken sandwich in the entire park. I don't want to say it, but their food selection has almost sank to Six Flag's level this year.

 

You must have been very determined to ride Psycho Mouse

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Well.. I didn't wait much. But-

 

Gold Striker- 1 hour

Flight Deck- 45 minutes

Demon- 1 hour

Vortex- 30 minutes

Grizzly- 40 minutes

Tiki Twirl- 1 hour

Mouse- 1 hour

Drop Tower- 30 minutes

Every food stand in the park- 1 hour (even the Dippin Dots stands had 20 minute waits)

 

As for the concert, most concert folks waited outside the Amphitheater as it was open seating.

 

Also, I was VERY surprised that we were not able to find something as simple as a grilled chicken sandwich in the entire park. I don't want to say it, but their food selection has almost sank to Six Flag's level this year.

 

You must have been very determined to ride Psycho Mouse

 

Didn't have to wait, because I had Fast Lane. But assuming you guys would ask, I found the waits to all the rides. I got my Mouse credit a couple of years ago, I wouldn't wait 10 minutes for that thing.

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Good day at the park today, gotta love the light weekday crowds. My nephew and I boosted our gold striker ride total from 12 to 26 today thanks to the lack of people. Nearly everything was a walk on all day except for gold striker, that line kept steady at around 20 minute waits until the last hour of the day. Had one of my best rides ever on flight deck today getting multiple grey outs all over.

 

Gold striker was running fantastic as always and really wore me out throughout the day.

 

Some quick things.

The graffiti is definitely ridiculous on GS.

Vortex never had more than a handful of people on a train at a time, even saw some empty trains cycling all day.

Orbit was down for half the day.

The smell of puke seemed to be everywhere, even right at opening.

Rode loggers run and did not get one drop of water on me, first time ever getting off that ride without being even a little wet.

Had my first bad ride of the season on demon.

Little kids + bumper cars = stuck in a massive pile up for the entire ride.

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Hello Goldstriker I missed you

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For the acers?

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Favorite part of Flight Deck

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Those social networks...they're dumbing down the already dumbed down generation. Most of those tags, as said, are Instagram-related. Then people like to smuggle their phones on for quick Instagram pov clips...

 

Definitely unavoidable but when Gold Striker is the primary attraction being vandalized... It's getting ridiculous.

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Or a whiteboard if we want to not be so dusty

 

As I said before, I think that one section of GS's queue gets a lot of the writing as it's a bit 'hidden' and not easy to spot guests doing it. The FD station (which has bare wood fencing) is in plain sight of park employees which is probably why it remains clean.

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I would be ok with a chain link fence, at least the idiots couldn't really tag it.

 

 

*This just in via text from the park*

 

"For 1 day only, get tickets online only for $29.99 each on Wednesday 8/7. Choose your visit date from 8/8 - 8/25. Visit cagreatamerica.com for details"

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Got a couple questions for my brothers to the north. I'm going to take a little road trip up the coast to finally check out DK and GA next weekend along with a little SCBB. My question is which rides have single rider lines, and which park is better to do Friday and which on Saturday? I know it'll be crowded - but I'm thinking rolling solo will ease the pain a little bit as long as there are enough rides with single rider lines. I'll break down and get a "I'm have money and I'm special" pass but only if its REALLY necessary...

 

If anyone is interested in meeting up, I'm a 30 year old dude who loves riding after a few beers, and I limit my coaster geekiness to socially acceptable levels. I was originally going to roll up with my old man but a whiplash injury has sidelined him this go 'round.

 

Any other advice would be great as I've never been to either park.

 

Cheers guys and gals and thanks in advance!

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Got a couple questions for my brothers to the north. I'm going to take a little road trip up the coast to finally check out DK and GA next weekend along with a little SCBB. My question is which rides have single rider lines, and which park is better to do Friday and which on Saturday? I know it'll be crowded - but I'm thinking rolling solo will ease the pain a little bit as long as there are enough rides with single rider lines. I'll break down and get a "I'm have money and I'm special" pass but only if its REALLY necessary...

 

If anyone is interested in meeting up, I'm a 30 year old dude who loves riding after a few beers, and I limit my coaster geekiness to socially acceptable levels. I was originally going to roll up with my old man but a whiplash injury has sidelined him this go 'round.

 

Any other advice would be great as I've never been to either park.

 

Cheers guys and gals and thanks in advance!

 

From what I recall, very few if not any of the rides at CGA have a single riders line. Maybe Drop Zone, but that's it. The Fast Lanes, are a very good bet as the park may be busy depending on when SJ schools start. I'd do a quick lap around the park when you arrive to check out the lines and go from there on if you need a Fast Lane or not. I think it'd be best to do CGA on Saturday as it is never busier than SFDK and I know Sacramento (a big population of SFDK) has their schools starting on Monday.

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CGA has only 1 single rider line (fused with Fast Lane) over at Delirium. Many rides though may ask for a party of 1 as you approach the station. (Can 1 person really be considered a party? Question to ponder...)

 

I wonder if Delirium's SR line is just a test and perhaps the park will roll out more SR lines.

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