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P. 476: Cedar Fair sells park land, CGA to close within the next 11 years

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I'm thinking this is going to be bigger than we think. At first, I was on the RMC raptor train, but I'm thinking this MIGHT be a coaster similar to Maverick with a mountain theme.

We will see. But I predict that Railblazer, wherever it goes, will be an RMC Raptor/T-Rex. And all the clues point to a trail themed ride at CGA ie trailblazer ie Railblazer.

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Stumbled across a couple aerial photos posted on Reddit, figured everyone here would love to see them! I did not take these. For the full album of other aerials not associated with CGA, CLICK HERE. Hes added a new one every few days, so he may add more. One thing to note, these were taken from a mounted camera under a airplane within FAA guidelines at around 1,400ft, not a drone.

 

Credit: Michael E. aka "lensupthere"

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lensupthere

IG: https://www.instagram.com/lensupthere/

Website: www.skyimd.com

 

HIGH RESOLUTION LINKS

Gold Striker, CGA - 3.3MB 5000 × 3333

Patriot, CGA - 3.5MB 5000 × 3333

Demon, CGA Aerial - 3.9MB 2450 x 5286

 

Enjoy!

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Gold Striker

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Demon

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Patriot

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I'll have to get the picture, but they've updated the wall again. Whizzer is now up there on the wall.

 

It's weird to think that not only was there a whizzer in CGA, but they removed it without having ACE members trying to find their home address to stab them in their sleep

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I'm thinking this is going to be bigger than we think. At first, I was on the RMC raptor train, but I'm thinking this MIGHT be a coaster similar to Maverick with a mountain theme.

 

I'm with you there. It was definitely larger than I expected, and I suspect it will expand beyond the construction site.

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View of construction site from the Demon's queue

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Peek-a-boo

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To the left

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To the right

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I wish Whizzer was still there

Same here. It was gone long before I was born. But at least it's still at the Great America in Illinois.

 

Heck yeah! And the park takes exceptional care of it, thankfully. They now realize what a treasure and rarity they have. It's a luxury for me as I'm 45 minutes from the park.

 

There were originally 5 trains in operation on Whizzer (there were no seatbelts or airgates until around the time Shockwave was built). They run between 2 and 3 now. The trains are rotated through a rehab schedule and almost always look like brand new... but the BMW headlights and taillights are long gone. Maintenance clearly takes pride in their Whizzer work!

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I really need to get a better picture of this. You guys in Santa Clara get a mention!

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I just read earlier today that Delirium has been given the 'all clear' to reopen....as well as La Revolución at Knotts and Beach Blaster at Belmont Park.

 

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/01/great-americas-delirium-thrill-ride-can-reopen-state-says/

 

For those not wanting to click the link, the relevant info:

 

State safety officials on Tuesday gave the go ahead to reopen Great America’s Delirium pendulum thrill ride and two similar rides, three of the six attractions closed last week after a fatal accident of a Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair.

 

Also reopening are the La Revolución” at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park and the “Beach Blaster” at Belmont Park in San Diego.

 

Three other thrill rides in California remain closed: Fire Ball at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, G Force at the Orange County Fair, Fire Ball at the Cal Expo State Fair. Those three have the same design as the one involved in the Ohio accident.

 

The rides were voluntarily closed July 27 in the wake of an accident involving a Fire Ball that killed on person and injured seven others.

 

 

I'm hoping Fire Ball will reopen at Santa Cruz since I'll be going there in two weeks.

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Well, in other news: CGA will not be the "first" and more likely NOT getting the RMC raptor track. Somebody made the mistake and released plans that SFFT is getting the first RMC raptor track. I hate it got leaked . . . BUT . . . now my expectations is high for that Maverick clone!

 

Which Dippin Dot's guy told you? I want a name and badge number, stat!

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Well, in other news: CGA will not be the "first" and more likely NOT getting the RMC raptor track. Somebody made the mistake and released plans that SFFT is getting the first RMC raptor track. I hate it got leaked . . . BUT . . . now my expectations is high for that Maverick clone!

 

Which Dippin Dot's guy told you? I want a name and badge number, stat!

 

It's on the Six Flags Fiesta thread. USA Today leaked it.

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Well, in other news: CGA will not be the "first" and more likely NOT getting the RMC raptor track. Somebody made the mistake and released plans that SFFT is getting the first RMC raptor track. I hate it got leaked . . . BUT . . . now my expectations is high for that Maverick clone!

 

Which Dippin Dot's guy told you? I want a name and badge number, stat!

 

It's on the Six Flags Fiesta thread. USA Today leaked it.

The Dippin Dot's guy leaked it to USA Today, you say?

 

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Well, in other news: CGA will not be the "first" and more likely NOT getting the RMC raptor track. Somebody made the mistake and released plans that SFFT is getting the first RMC raptor track. I hate it got leaked . . . BUT . . . now my expectations is high for that Maverick clone!
THat's what I'm hoping for too although I've yet to ride Maverick.

 

Wasn't a wing coaster on their 20 year plan or am I mistaking that with another park?

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