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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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According to a recent LA Times article, they announced that 3D Live will be working on the holographic elements for ME: New Earth. And they're hinting at using the holographic effects in a similar manner to something like the Holodeck.

 

The science-fiction attraction at the Silicon Valley-area theme park attempts to simulate the futuristic holodeck imagined in “Star Trek,” where living people interact with holographic images in a virtual-reality room.

The attraction’s holographic elements are being developed by 3D Live, a relative newcomer to the theme park industry. The Los Angeles-based company uses immersive 3-D LED technology and augmented reality to create virtual environments at concerts, music festivals and live events.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/travel/themeparks/la-trb-ea-video-games-plants-zombies-mass-effect-20160121-story.html

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Not sure if anybody has mentioned this and if someone has I apologize, but it seems that the park will be somewhat operational this sunday.

According to this post on Stub Hubs Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/events/1260631857286646/

 

The problem I have with this article is when it mentions 3 of the coasters that will be open it says "Gold Striker" which is awesome but then it mentions "the Viper" and "Venom"

 

Is this just Stubhub doing a very "GP" thing and confusing coasters at the two "Great America" parks and then just pulling the name "Venom" out of their a** or am I completely missing something?

 

Also of note, the event is not mentioned anywhere on CGA's website (although it has been mentioned on Twitter and IG I believe) I wonder if they plan on having the whole park open (which would be weird considering their actual opening day isn't until the end of March) or just a section of the park. Anybody with more info on this whole thing?

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Not sure if anybody has mentioned this and if someone has I apologize, but it seems that the park will be somewhat operational this sunday.

According to this post on Stub Hubs Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/events/1260631857286646/

 

The problem I have with this article is when it mentions 3 of the coasters that will be open it says "Gold Striker" which is awesome but then it mentions "the Viper" and "Venom"

 

Is this just Stubhub doing a very "GP" thing and confusing coasters at the two "Great America" parks and then just pulling the name "Venom" out of their a** or am I completely missing something?

 

Also of note, the event is not mentioned anywhere on CGA's website (although it has been mentioned on Twitter and IG I believe) I wonder if they plan on having the whole park open (which would be weird considering their actual opening day isn't until the end of March) or just a section of the park. Anybody with more info on this whole thing?

Two things I know for sure:

1. The whole park will not be open

2. At least part of the park will, which will include celebration swings, as CGA posted as such on their FB page earlier today.

 

Will be nice if Gold Striker and one or two other coasters is open. I wonder if it's Vortex and they just mixed up their V words since Vortex is also near the park gates (for easily sectioning off the open part of the park)

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As previously mentioned, Cedar Fair has a long term lease. They would have to pay a huge price for the land and a huge price to buy out the Cedar Fair lease which runs until at least 2039 (Cedar Fair also holds the rights to renew up to as long as 2079).

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They have the right to match any offer and keep the land, so I suspect they will unless the price is too high where it's not worth it.

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Some Business Journal Writers are just too stupid. There is no way Cedar Fair would sell off Great America right now

 

Cedar Fair may not sell it now, but if/when a developer buys the land from underneath them with this upcoming auction, things may change.

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I just hope that California's Great America doe not end up with the same fate as Six Flags Astroworld and Opryland, closed and demolished.

 

But, I wonder where would Great America's ride go if California's Great America does close for good?

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I just hope that California's Great America doe not end up with the same fate as Six Flags Astroworld and Opryland, closed and demolished.

 

But, I wonder where would Great America's ride go if California's Great America does close for good?

 

 

I'm sure many of them would be scrapped. Flight Deck, and Psycho Mouse would probably be the only two coasters to be relocated. I'd say Gold Striker, but I doubt CF would put out the money it would take to relocate a wooden coaster. Now, many of the flats and family rides would definitely find new homes within the chain.

 

Of course, this is all speculation. Don't attack me for my thoughts lol!

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Part of the reason I think CF will do anything to keep that park open is the simple fact that they invested a ton into Gold Striker and its been from my understanding a huge hit. They wouldn't want to see their investment thrown away like that.

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Part of the reason I think CF will do anything to keep that park open is the simple fact that they invested a ton into Gold Striker and its been from my understanding a huge hit. They wouldn't want to see their investment thrown away like that.

 

If a developer handed them a giant check, it wouldn't matter.

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The Irvine company needs to calm down and stop threatening to get ride of parks! They have already gotten rid of Wild Rivers, and I'd hate to see CGA be next.

 

As you can tell by my location, the Irvine Company owns a lot of stuff around where I live.

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I found a post on instagram that has a map of the attractions open today. Gold Striker, Vortex, and Demon are the coasters and Xtreme Skyflyer, the Columbia Carousel, Celebration Swings, the car ride, and the observation deck. Sounds like a great time for those lucky enough to have tickets to the game.

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We can see in the news a good thing:

 

Rehnborg reiterated his comments to me again today, highlighting plans to add new attractions, shows and events.

"In light of the fact that our ground lease runs through 2074 we have the necessary control of the property to pursue our long-term vision," he wrote. "In addition, we have also created enough financial flexibility to exercise our right of first refusal for the purchase of the property and that option will be considered as the land sale process moves forward."

 

And according to the Great America's image subtitle on the news, the proposed sale date is the first quarter of 2016. We can expect a end real soon.

 

Mass Effect will be the new attraction for 2016, can we expect a Vortex conversion for 2017 or is this already been knocked-off?

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Well they just showed off the new ride system for Mass Effect. Turns out the old system is gone for good.

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I was kinda hoping they'd work with Simex-Iwerks on the new system since I know they had an updated version of the old one that has built-in 4D effects. But I'm just glad they didn't get Triotech to do it. Though I'm unsure who actually developed this. Judging from this picture, it looks like the ride might not have as much motion as the previous system (mainly due to the lack of seat belts). I am interested to see how it will work in action.

 

UPDATE: After doing some research, I believe I can 99% confirm these seats are MediaMation's MX4D system

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