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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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Yeah... hopefully when he brings up the twenty year plan again or anything else discussed the past 10+ years he'll remember how search functions work.

 

Calm down, Steven Seagal.

 

I did a Google search for the long term plan for cga... thought this was interesting..... there was more but..hmm......

 

Railblazer is going to be an amazing, standout ride in the park but getting a hyper in the line up will eventually be the cherry on top. Especially if it's a launched hyper! Getting back to Railblazer... If the final product features the theming in the rendering, that will make two coasters in the park with stone/rock themed tunnels, and 3 coasters total at the park with tunnels. TAKE THE TUNNEL!

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I assume the suspended family coaster mentioned is the Flying Ace at Carowinds or is there a new version on the horizon? Its hard to picture any of the rides mentioned fitting here...especially that hyper. Railblazer is going to take up the prime spot always imagined for any new ride. They're gonna have to get creative with whatever is next on tap.

 

When I read this whole thread months ago I saw they had a special event for Goldstriker before it opened where people could show up and ride it for a few hours. I hope something similar happens with Railblazer.

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When I read this whole thread months ago I saw they had a special event for Goldstriker before it opened where people could show up and ride it for a few hours. I hope something similar happens with Railblazer.

 

When the time comes for shooting commercials, keep an eye on the parks social media accounts for posts requesting volunteers. Goldstriker's shoot lasted about 3 days, and we got a massive amount of rides in.

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When the time comes for shooting commercials, keep an eye on the parks social media accounts for posts requesting volunteers. Goldstriker's shoot lasted about 3 days, and we got a massive amount of rides in.

 

This is great suggestion and if you can go to the promo shoot, I'd highly recommend it. I was able to go to the Twisted Colossus shoot for two days and it was awesome. I got about 20-25 rides in each day of the shoot. They gave us free park tickets along with breakfast and lunch, so they really took care of us. Plus I got to hang out with a bunch of cool coaster enthusiasts!

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When I read this whole thread months ago I saw they had a special event for Goldstriker before it opened where people could show up and ride it for a few hours. I hope something similar happens with Railblazer.

Yes, it was a promo shoot, that was awesome. I was there on the first day (though they did it two or three days in a row), got to be the 5th person loaded on the first ever public train, and got 8 consecutive laps that day, all before all the foam and walls were added! Wouldn't be surprised if they did the same with RailBlazer, and I'll be there if they do.

Last time they did it on what was normally a closed day for the park, and nothing else was open except one concession stand. It was nice to be able to park right at the front gate.

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No fence, great photo op for trains at close range! (The employee was there to make sure people didnt stick a hand out at the train or something and lose it)

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So new...no walls!

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Let's keep in mind for 2 seconds that Railblazer is still just a prototype. Do I think that it will still open for the shooting of promotional previews? Yes. I would expect a decent amount of downtime its first year. And in case the park can't get the footage it wants, Cedar Fair has had absolutely zero qualms about using stock/generic footage before.

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Just looked back at the renderings and noticed the edges of the pictures seem to conveniently obscure any view of Whitewater Falls. Is there any possible significance to that, or am I just over-thinking things as usual?

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Just looked back at the renderings and noticed the edges of the pictures seem to conveniently obscure any view of Whitewater Falls. Is there any possible significance to that, or am I just over-thinking things as usual?

 

It's clear in the POV

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That Gold Striker promo shoot sounded amazing. My favorite part of this thread. It was a completely new ride to me so reading that hype train really helped build anticipation.

 

 

Just looked back at the renderings and noticed the edges of the pictures seem to conveniently obscure any view of Whitewater Falls. Is there any possible significance to that, or am I just over-thinking things as usual?

 

I wondered about WWF when I was there although that was back in May. It was closed and completely bone dry. Not sure if it was temporary or if they're on the verge of tearing it out. I'm not a big fan of water rides so it wont bother me in the least bit if it has to be removed.

 

I assume they'll have to remove it eventually anyways...railblazer or not.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned 2017 Haunt yet.

 

Looks like there will be two new mazes, Backwoods and Chaos House. Returning: CornSTALKERS, Madame Marie, Roadkill Roadhouse, Toy Factory, Wax Museum, and Zombie High.

 

 

Scare zones are FearyTales, Jester Town, and Underworld Alley. I believe the first two are new?

 

The most interesting one to me is Demon Reignited

New for 2017, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! returns the lights, fog, music and blood-red waterfall to the iconic Demon roller coaster.

I never rode it with these effects before, but this is great news for Haunt!

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The most interesting one to me is Demon Reignited
New for 2017, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! returns the lights, fog, music and blood-red waterfall to the iconic Demon roller coaster.

I never rode it with these effects before, but this is great news for Haunt!

OMFG I'm there! Just the "welcome to the demon" coming back would be amazing, but I've never ridden it with the fog or blood fall either!

Cedar Fair really is doing everything right with this park, I'm really excited for the next 5-10 years here.

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The most interesting one to me is Demon Reignited
New for 2017, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! returns the lights, fog, music and blood-red waterfall to the iconic Demon roller coaster.

I never rode it with these effects before, but this is great news for Haunt!

OMFG I'm there! Just the "welcome to the demon" coming back would be amazing, but I've never ridden it with the fog or blood fall either!

Cedar Fair really is doing everything right with this park, I'm really excited for the next 5-10 years here.

 

Agreed. This park is on the way up!

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The most interesting one to me is Demon Reignited
New for 2017, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! returns the lights, fog, music and blood-red waterfall to the iconic Demon roller coaster.

I never rode it with these effects before, but this is great news for Haunt!

OMFG I'm there! Just the "welcome to the demon" coming back would be amazing, but I've never ridden it with the fog or blood fall either!

Cedar Fair really is doing everything right with this park, I'm really excited for the next 5-10 years here.

I'm in the same boat too! This is pretty interesting. I kinda hope they also do this during the day (I'm personally not much of a Haunt person). Also, with the area being retooled for Railblazer, it would be cool to bring back some of the rock work. I kinda doubt that would happen, but it would be interesting to see.
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I'm going to have to drive for my next trip to Knott's so I can stop at CGA on the way. I don't go to other parks very often as Knott's is my favorite. In fact the last time I went was after Gold Striker opened. But another new ride calls for another visit. See you in 2020 Railblazer.

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The most interesting one to me is Demon Reignited
New for 2017, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! returns the lights, fog, music and blood-red waterfall to the iconic Demon roller coaster.

I never rode it with these effects before, but this is great news for Haunt!

OMFG I'm there! Just the "welcome to the demon" coming back would be amazing, but I've never ridden it with the fog or blood fall either!

Cedar Fair really is doing everything right with this park, I'm really excited for the next 5-10 years here.

I'm in the same boat too! This is pretty interesting. I kinda hope they also do this during the day (I'm personally not much of a Haunt person). Also, with the area being retooled for Railblazer, it would be cool to bring back some of the rock work. I kinda doubt that would happen, but it would be interesting to see.

 

I've been wondering when they would bring the lights back in the tunnels. It's safe to say, if they install new lights they will be left on for regular operations, at least I hope they are. They can get really creative with LED's now a days. It's been kinda sad to see its Six Flags twin operating with them, and ours without. If I was someone high up at CF, I wouldn't want our version to be known as the lesser version.

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With people bringing up Grizzly's RMC conversation as a possibility, I'm not too sure if I'm "for" converting Grizzly. Last time I rode it, it wasn't bad. Albeit a bit boring. However, the kids enjoyed it quite a lot. It's a good ride for the family. If RMC would convert it, I'd hope they'd keep that in mind and make something a bit "less extreme".

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Does anyone know who "Clayton" is, and what he is responsible for at the park? I read the CGA blog, and it has quotes from him about the Demon, but it says that he belongs to Cedar Fair. Is he behind the new launches of the park? I saw that he planned the "Red White and Brews" event. Just curious about his role with the new Great America is.

https://www.cagreatamerica.com/blog/2017/08.30.17-its-the-most-haunted-time-of-the-year

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Here's an FFA filing that shows a proposed 240 ft ride where the Peanuts Pirates Huss Breakdance ride currently sits.

 

Filing: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=339845284&row=0

 

Map Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/37%C2%B023'40.2%22N+121%C2%B058'16.1%22W/@37.3945,-121.9733277,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d37.3945!4d-121.971139?hl=en

 

Coaster or tower ride?? Wasn't the B&M Hyper (in the 20 year plan) proposed to be 240'?

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