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Why is Grizzly considered the worst woodie in the world? It is horribly boring, but not very rough. I'm sure other woodies offer more unpleasant experiences.

 

I finally rode it a few days ago, and I feel the same way. I think it's just a fun little joke that enthusiasts have caught on to, rather than anyone's real opinion - I've been on about 250 coasters so far, and there are significantly worse ones out there. No competition at all.

I suspect part of it might be people getting angry at the ridiculously slow operations - waiting 30 minutes in the station, sitting in the brake run so long that they have an operator doing standup over the PA to keep you occupied. After all that waiting for such a boring coaster I think people come off with worse opinions than the ride experience itself deserves.

 

I don’t think I’ve been to the park before when they’ve had the season pass early entry Saturdays. Is it a lot more crowded those days? Thanks.

Someone I know went last saturday and the ERT was a complete ghost town. Repeated walkons for both Gold Striker and Flight Deck with almost completely empty stations. If you want consecutive rides or the ability to pick your row on Gold Striker, the ERT is the way to go. It is a Saturday however, so after the park opens to the public it will be busier than usual, so that's the tradeoff. Of course you should have multiple rides on the two longest lines, so its probably worth it.

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2) 2015: Could it be a Star Flyer? WindSeekers won't work because of there single rail system and that's against the single rail system law in California.

 

Why would CGA get a star flyer when SFDK has one?

 

CGA does not have a 150 foot limit like SFDK so they could make it 301 ft.

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^I was wondering the same thing. And if this law is a California law, then why did Knott's have one at one point?

 

The law came in effect AFTER Knott's installed it and it was inspected for the 1st time. Then, after the breakdown, the state of CA refused to sign off so CF decided to send it to WOF.

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2) 2015: Could it be a Star Flyer? WindSeekers won't work because of there single rail system and that's against the single rail system law in California.

 

Why would CGA get a star flyer when SFDK has one?

 

CGA does not have a 150 foot limit like SFDK so they could make it 301 ft.

 

CGA does have height limits in place, if I am not mistaken, it is the height of Drop Tower (around 225 feet) due to the proximity of the San Jose Airport, the same issue keeps height limits for Downtown San Jose.

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One of the all time great comedies. Hilarious, like the height restriction. It must strictly be for emergency scenarios. Like when the pilot crew eats the fish and comes down with an extreme case of food poisoning, and an ex fighter pilot from the war with a drinking problem/passenger has to land the plane. All flights I've ever seen over CGA, and every flight I've been on approaching the airport over CGA (or taking off) are still really high in the air.

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In regards to what user 'singemfrc' said about season pass early entry, I actually don’t have one. I’ve gone on a Saturday before in the summer, just not sure if the season pass early entry thing was in place or if it’s new this year.

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2) 2015: Could it be a Star Flyer? WindSeekers won't work because of there single rail system and that's against the single rail system law in California.

 

Why would CGA get a star flyer when SFDK has one?

 

CGA does not have a 150 foot limit like SFDK so they could make it 301 ft.

 

CGA does have height limits in place, if I am not mistaken, it is the height of Drop Tower (around 225 feet) due to the proximity of the San Jose Airport, the same issue keeps height limits for Downtown San Jose.

 

215-225 feet star flyer for 2015?

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Why is Grizzly considered the worst woodie in the world? It is horribly boring, but not very rough. I'm sure other woodies offer more unpleasant experiences.

 

I finally rode it a few days ago, and I feel the same way. I think it's just a fun little joke that enthusiasts have caught on to, rather than anyone's real opinion - I've been on about 250 coasters so far, and there are significantly worse ones out there. No competition at all.

I suspect part of it might be people getting angry at the ridiculously slow operations - waiting 30 minutes in the station, sitting in the brake run so long that they have an operator doing standup over the PA to keep you occupied. After all that waiting for such a boring coaster I think people come off with worse opinions than the ride experience itself deserves.

 

Yeah. Why does the ride have seatbelts, then a stapling lap bar that nearly jams, and then ANOTHER belt that is hard to connect and literally attaches the lap bar to the seat? Do you really need all that?

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In regards to what user 'singemfrc' said about season pass early entry, I actually don’t have one. I’ve gone on a Saturday before in the summer, just not sure if the season pass early entry thing was in place or if it’s new this year.

ERT Saturday mornings for SP holders is new this year, but last year they did similar "Thank You Thursdays". The park is certainly much busier after it opens to the public on Saturdays.

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Why is Grizzly considered the worst woodie in the world? It is horribly boring, but not very rough. I'm sure other woodies offer more unpleasant experiences.

 

I finally rode it a few days ago, and I feel the same way. I think it's just a fun little joke that enthusiasts have caught on to, rather than anyone's real opinion - I've been on about 250 coasters so far, and there are significantly worse ones out there. No competition at all.

I suspect part of it might be people getting angry at the ridiculously slow operations - waiting 30 minutes in the station, sitting in the brake run so long that they have an operator doing standup over the PA to keep you occupied. After all that waiting for such a boring coaster I think people come off with worse opinions than the ride experience itself deserves.

 

Yeah. Why does the ride have seatbelts, then a stapling lap bar that nearly jams, and then ANOTHER belt that is hard to connect and literally attaches the lap bar to the seat? Do you really need all that?

 

Kids be wiggling

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215-225 feet star flyer for 2015?

 

Not happening.

 

Yeah, three towers in the skyline would look weird, not to mention there are a bunch of other ways the park can better spend their money!

 

Like a Dinosaurs Alive attraction or a remodel of Demon?

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I would love to see some more rides. I know they've done a good job, and Gold Striker is awesome, but the park had been neglected for so long that it could still use a few more rides.

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Great America Pavilion – The Bay Area's Premier Entertainment Venue

California’s Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, is pleased to announce the opening of Great America Pavilion, an 18,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that will be home to the Red Zone Rally pregame event for all 49ers home games, as well as other Levi’s® Stadium events.

 

“We’re very excited to be partnering with the 49ers on the Red Zone Rally pregame events,” said California’s Great America Vice President & General Manager Raul Rehnborg. “For 49ers fans and attendees of other Levi’s® Stadium events, Great America Pavilion will be the perfect venue to enjoy the game-day atmosphere, dine on delicious food offerings and easily access Levi’s® Stadium, which is located adjacent to the new facility. Great America’s park guests will enjoy the benefits of Great America Pavilion and it will be an ideal setting for first-class corporate and community events throughout the year.”

 

“Our neighbors at Great America deliver family-friendly entertainment on a daily basis and we’re excited to have them share their brand of hospitality on 49ers game days,” said 49ers Chief Operating Officer Al Guido. “The Red Zone Rally will be a tremendous pregame destination for 49ers fans.”

 

During 49ers home contests, the Red Zone Rally at Great America Pavilion opens three hours prior to kickoff, features flat screen televisions throughout, San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders and alumni, an array of live entertainment, interactive activities and incredible dining options.

 

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https://www.cagreatamerica.com/what-s-new/ga-pavilion

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