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If people would say , “The capital originally intended for CGA was repurposed for KI instead”, that makes more sense. But saying a coaster went to park A instead of park B... there’s absolutely no way

Oh yeah, no complaints alright. I just hope all this virus crap doesn't affect our 2021.

Just found out not too long ago the parks in our area can reopen but Santa Clara county is forcing them to stay shut. In other news, scbb might be the first to open under newsoms new guidelines. 

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I'm actually pretty stoked for the Mass Effect ride. It's different than what's ever been in there before, it'll also attract a new crowd to the park. (Gamers specifically)

 

Other than this 2016 addition to CGA, when do you think we'll be getting another coaster? If so, what kind?

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As opposed to line cutting as I am, I think I would rather not say anything than risk getting injured. What took place is appalling.

 

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm a pretty large guy, but iveymost definitely confronted line jumpers before. They don't always listen, but at the very least they get shamed and it draws more attention to them. On 2 different occasions I had park employees (Not this park, but still) notice and kick them out of line.

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I'm actually pretty stoked for the Mass Effect ride. It's different than what's ever been in there before, it'll also attract a new crowd to the park. (Gamers specifically)

 

Other than this 2016 addition to CGA, when do you think we'll be getting another coaster? If so, what kind?

 

CGA will not be getting a new coaster any time soon. If they were, it would be a Hyper GTX or S&S Free Spin. There are many parks that would get a coaster before CGA (Valleyfair, Worlds of Fun, Dorney Park, Camadas Wonderland).

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CGA will not be getting a new coaster any time soon. If they were, it would be a Hyper GTX or S&S Free Spin. There are many parks that would get a coaster before CGA (Valleyfair, Worlds of Fun, Dorney Park, Camadas Wonderland).

 

I don't see any of those parks getting anything anytime soon either except CW. I also don't see CF installing an S&S free spin or Hyper GT-X either, I think they'll stick to B&M for their bigger parks while the smaller parks will continue to get shafted.

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Noticed in the recent Cedar Fair 3rd Quarter Conference Call that California's Great America will likely be adding a Christmas event in 2016.

And then your third question or your fourth question I guess it was, was about the fairly operating season and I guess because we are coming off a hugely successful Halloween season it makes us think more thoughtfully about what is available to us particular in markets where the climate is more favorable. So we will start with Great America this year, I am sorry, in 2016 this coming year and we have high hopes for that particular property and obviously if that proves successful you can expect to see it at multiple parks, maybe not at all parks but at multiple parks. And that would be the primary growth driver when we talk about expanding the season. I should point out again, since I am sitting here, we already have an extremely successful Merry Farm program here at Knott's Berry Farm and so we are going to take a lot of lessons, keep learning there, about what entertainment works, what food product works and how to market that product in order to leverage the attempt that we are making up at Great America.

Cedar Fair's (FUN) CEO Matt Ouimet on Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript $FUN

http://www.seekingalpha.com/article/3655906

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Just kinda learned about the mass effect 4d ride today. I really like Mass Effect and it's world building, i just hope they don't use Commander Sheppard much if at all.

 

But, I really want to see what they do with it. I think this will finally get me back in the park at some point. Likely will only go if my friend wants to see tailgating and then hang out at CGA durning a 49er's home game, something stupid like that.

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Likely will only go if my friend wants to see tailgating and then hang out at CGA durning a 49er's home game, something stupid like that.

Well, I guess you won't be attending the park.

 

Given that I already got 2016 passes to six flags, likely not. This new 4d ride does peak my interest though.

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Likely will only go if my friend wants to see tailgating and then hang out at CGA durning a 49er's home game, something stupid like that.

Well, I guess you won't be attending the park.

 

Given that I already got 2016 passes to six flags, likely not. This new 4d ride does peak my interest though.

 

I was implying the fact that the park isn't open on 49er home games.

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Given the concept art that was shown, it seems that the whole theater will be remodeled with a possible new system. Though if that is true, I'd like to know who CF is working with on it.

 

I'm going with a new system. The previous is seriously outdated.

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Noticed in the recent Cedar Fair 3rd Quarter Conference Call that California's Great America will likely be adding a Christmas event in 2016.
And then your third question or your fourth question I guess it was, was about the fairly operating season and I guess because we are coming off a hugely successful Halloween season it makes us think more thoughtfully about what is available to us particular in markets where the climate is more favorable. So we will start with Great America this year, I am sorry, in 2016 this coming year and we have high hopes for that particular property and obviously if that proves successful you can expect to see it at multiple parks, maybe not at all parks but at multiple parks. And that would be the primary growth driver when we talk about expanding the season. I should point out again, since I am sitting here, we already have an extremely successful Merry Farm program here at Knott's Berry Farm and so we are going to take a lot of lessons, keep learning there, about what entertainment works, what food product works and how to market that product in order to leverage the attempt that we are making up at Great America.

Cedar Fair's (FUN) CEO Matt Ouimet on Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript $FUN

http://www.seekingalpha.com/article/3655906

 

Awesome news! I would have stayed an extra day up north for the PAC-12 championship game if I knew CGA would be open the next day!

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Interesting. I wonder if they will use something like Triotech's XD Theatre or something more like MediaMation's MX4d. Interesting to see how this will develop.

 

Considering their existing relationship with Triotech, I'm guessing it's the former.

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Interesting. I wonder if they will use something like Triotech's XD Theatre or something more like MediaMation's MX4d. Interesting to see how this will develop.

 

Considering their existing relationship with Triotech, I'm guessing it's the former.

It would seem obvious to let Triotech do it. One thing I'm a tad concerned about if they do go with Triotech's ride system is the motion itself (if there will be motion in it). Compared to the original Iwerks system, the motion on Triotech's simulators seem a little stiff (at least given my experience from riding similar simulators from them). But then again, the PvZ ride at Carowinds is being developed by Alterface. So since CF has been recently partnering with more companies, and given what I've seen from MediaMation, the MX4D system would be an interesting fit to the attraction. But really, we have no idea who's actually behind the tech to this ride. Time will tell what company CF is working with for this. For now we can only speculate.

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But the real question will be, since it is sponsored by and based of an EA game, will there be an upcharge for the full simulator, or does admission only get the video screen

 

Is that a DLC joke? If so, I approve. Maybe they'll also make us download an installer/launcher thing to ride, even though no other rides will require it...

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But the real question will be, since it is sponsored by and based of an EA game, will there be an upcharge for the full simulator, or does admission only get the video screen

 

Is that a DLC joke? If so, I approve. Maybe they'll also make us download an installer/launcher thing to ride, even though no other rides will require it...

And they'll probably have to connect to the ride to the internet as well, so that means if the internet is down the ride is down too!

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But the real question will be, since it is sponsored by and based of an EA game, will there be an upcharge for the full simulator, or does admission only get the video screen

 

Is that a DLC joke? If so, I approve. Maybe they'll also make us download an installer/launcher thing to ride, even though no other rides will require it...

And they'll probably have to connect to the ride to the internet as well, so that means if the internet is down the ride is down too!

 

Based on my experience with EA, I'm going to guess that there will be issues with crashing...and then they'll release an untested update that will only make the problem worse!

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