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Is that picture of Maverick an actual possibility? Are the two pictures in proportion? That would be sweet if that could actually happen. A wooden coaster seems like it is what the park needs...actually, the park just needs a new coaster. It doesn't even matter what kind.

 

I enjoyed my time at the park last spring though. Flight Deck was great and Grizzly wasn't even that bad. The area around Drop Zone (or whatever it's called) can use a little touching up. Other than that, I thought the park was pretty good.

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It is entirely and completely possible for that to happen. Remember, if the park really wants it they will make it fit, even if that means tweaking the layout or moving existing stuff around. A Maverick type ride would be awesome for many reasons such as it doesn't have to bee 200 feet tall, the layout is somewhat compact and can be adjusted to fit where they want to put it, etc etc.

 

I don't know what they are going to do but I'm not going to dismiss any possibilty as we don't know what the plans are yet.

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OMG! A Maverick clone fits perfectly! Come on! Maverick, Maverick, Maverick!!! CF PLEASE READ!!! We all want an EXACT Mavrick clone!!! It's perfect for the spot!!! Please pretty please give us a Mavrick!!! & Um CGA has way too many flats as it is no more is needed. Time to focus on the coasters especially since now Invertigo is disappearing. Yet a perfectly good coaster gone on top of 2 others that are gone too. & Please don't give us some crappy revision of Maverick give us the same Maverick version that is at CP. & Please hurry up & make the announcement already. All of us are on pins & needles. We want to find out what the new coaster is NOW.

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If CGA can get a maverick clone that would be pretty good. Not to mention SFDK won't be able to top the height at all due to height restriction's on it's land.

 

But honestly if CGA puts a flat ride or two in there, it won't change my plans of not going there. Honestly I been wanting to go to Santa Cruze Beach Boardwalk and that's further away then CGA.

SFDK would have about 45 feet of wiggle room to top the height of a Maverick clone if they put a coaster at the front of the park. Then again, there's no room there...

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As is evident down the road at Knotts, a coaster can fit in almost anywhere with some creativity, especially at the hands of Cedar Fair.

 

Also keep in mind that just because the removal of Invertigo will free up that space, doesn't mean the coaster (in question) has to start or even end in that spot.

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Um hello people they would not remove Invertigo knowing that it is are 3rd lost coaster & not give us a new coaster! I mean CF already gave us a flat-Firewall, gave us some new shows & Planet Snoopy. CGA has enough flats so what else could it be??? DUH a new coaster FINALLY after how many years of waiting??? Stealth was 2000-2003, & then Physco Mouse 2001(last time CGA saw a new coaster. INSANE!). & It won't I can gurantee be a spinning coaster either because of all the flats & Survivor-2006 is spinny. So either a Maverick clone or would that custom woodie fit in Invertigo's spot? I mean it can't be an I-305, Top Thrill Dragster or Wicked Twister(since Wicked Twister is a boomerang type ride I don't think they would give us another boomerang). So the only choice that I see is either Maverick or the custom woodie. Not too hard to figure out.

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^^That would be an extremely dumb move on CF's part if they were to only operate a coaster on weekends because of noise. Do you know how many questions and complaints the park would get?! Why build a $10 million coaster and only operate 2 days of the week?

 

Well keep in mind that this is just what SFA was forced to do for years with JJ,they couldn't run it in october due to the noise...which was reduced during the summer months by the foliage on the surrounding trees.

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Um hello people they would not remove Invertigo knowing that it is are 3rd lost coaster & not give us a new coaster! I mean CF already gave us a flat-Firewall, gave us some new shows & Planet Snoopy. CGA has enough flats so what else could it be??? DUH a new coaster FINALLY after how many years of waiting??? Stealth was 2000-2003, & then Physco Mouse 2001(last time CGA saw a new coaster. INSANE!). & It won't I can gurantee be a spinning coaster either because of all the flats & Survivor-2006 is spinny. So either a Maverick clone or would that custom woodie fit in Invertigo's spot? I mean it can't be an I-305, Top Thrill Dragster or Wicked Twister(since Wicked Twister is a boomerang type ride I don't think they would give us another boomerang). So the only choice that I see is either Maverick or the custom woodie. Not too hard to figure out.

Um hello, let's take a look at the example of another failed park shall we?

Geauga Lake: Attendance dropped over years, acquired by Cedar Fair, 2 major coasters (X-Flight and Steel Venom) removed in 2006 and sent elsewhere. Park closed in 2007. If CF had interest in CGA, they could have very well sent one of Geauga Lake's coasters there. They sent one to Dorney, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Michigan's Adventure, and even to KAT!

Face it, Great America hasn't been going anywhere in the past decade. Major coasters are dwindling. A football team is trying to take over portions for other purposes. I strongly doubt CF would want to pump more money into that.

 

^^That would be an extremely dumb move on CF's part if they were to only operate a coaster on weekends because of noise. Do you know how many questions and complaints the park would get?! Why build a $10 million coaster and only operate 2 days of the week?

 

Well keep in mind that this is just what SFA was forced to do for years with JJ,they couldn't run it in october due to the noise...which was reduced during the summer months by the foliage on the surrounding trees.

That's one month out of a 7-month period. Not 5 days out of a 7 day week. It would operate far less than it ran.

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I understand certain people are very enthusiastic about the removal of Invertigo, possibly for something new. Will they add something new there? Maybe. Will it be a coaster? perhaps. Will it be an expensive Intamin or Custom Woodie? I highly doubt it.

 

I can just imagine CF looking for the cheepest large scale coaster they can find and ploping it down where Invertigo was. A woodie is highly doubtful for obvious reasons: there's another one about 100ft away from Invertigo's location.

 

I can see them looking at a Medium Scale coaster of a not so high price. Gertslauer comes to mind again.

 

 

It just doesn't make sense that they'd suddenly pull out a gigantic wad of cash for a major coaster for a park they've ignored since they bought it.

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There is about a 0% chance that you guys will be getting something like Maverick. You guys know that there's something called money, right? No chance that Cedar Fair will spend 20 million of it (the cost of Maverick), plus all the maintenance required for two launch sections on a dying park. If Cedar Fair is serious about a new coaster (not a given after Geauga Lake), you better believe that it'll be something cheaper, a compact GCI, which would cost 5-6 million, or a compact steel coaster like an El Loco or Zacspin. These would be great coasters, and could help turn this park around, but don't expect CF to spend Cedar Point or Kings Island money on Great America. Don't get your hopes up is what I'm trying to say.

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Um hello people they would not remove Invertigo knowing that it is are 3rd lost coaster & not give us a new coaster! I mean CF already gave us a flat-Firewall, gave us some new shows & Planet Snoopy. CGA has enough flats so what else could it be??? DUH a new coaster FINALLY after how many years of waiting??? Stealth was 2000-2003, & then Physco Mouse 2001(last time CGA saw a new coaster. INSANE!). & It won't I can gurantee be a spinning coaster either because of all the flats & Survivor-2006 is spinny. So either a Maverick clone or would that custom woodie fit in Invertigo's spot? I mean it can't be an I-305, Top Thrill Dragster or Wicked Twister(since Wicked Twister is a boomerang type ride I don't think they would give us another boomerang). So the only choice that I see is either Maverick or the custom woodie. Not too hard to figure out.

 

Um, do you not read what anyone else posts before you post the same type of statement again and again? No where has it been stated that the new addition is a coaster. I don't know why you keep bringing up a Wicked Twister clone. Never going to happen!! As for the wooden coaster, according to the LA TImes, officials said the proposed GCI will not go into the Invertigo spot.

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Um hello people they would not remove Invertigo knowing that it is are 3rd lost coaster & not give us a new coaster! I mean CF already gave us a flat-Firewall, gave us some new shows & Planet Snoopy. CGA has enough flats so what else could it be??? DUH a new coaster FINALLY after how many years of waiting??? Stealth was 2000-2003, & then Physco Mouse 2001(last time CGA saw a new coaster. INSANE!). & It won't I can gurantee be a spinning coaster either because of all the flats & Survivor-2006 is spinny. So either a Maverick clone or would that custom woodie fit in Invertigo's spot? I mean it can't be an I-305, Top Thrill Dragster or Wicked Twister(since Wicked Twister is a boomerang type ride I don't think they would give us another boomerang). So the only choice that I see is either Maverick or the custom woodie. Not too hard to figure out.

 

Wow

The park isn't going to get anything that can't be easily disassembled once it's closed for good.

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For the 35th Anniversary of the park:

"For 2011, Great America plans to add two new shows – the "Boot Scootin' Boogie" country revue and the "Don't Stop the Music" dance program."

 

Source: www.latimes.com

 

As others have stated (but seem to have forgotten or neglected) "While Great America has released no details on the 2012 project, officials confirmed the new attraction will NOT be the oft-delayed wooden roller coaster proposed in 2008 (which remains in limbo due to noise concerns)."

 

Source: www.latimes.com

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For the 35th Anniversary of the park:

"For 2011, Great America plans to add two new shows – the "Boot Scootin' Boogie" country revue and the "Don't Stop the Music" dance program."

 

Source: http://www.latimes.com

 

As others have stated (but seem to have forgotten or neglected) "While Great America has released no details on the 2012 project, officials confirmed the new attraction will NOT be the oft-delayed wooden roller coaster proposed in 2008 (which remains in limbo due to noise concerns)."

 

Source: http://www.latimes.com

 

Yeah not THAT coaster but it could be another one, something completely different, could be.

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I find it kind of odd that a newspaper is giving away, or is allowed to give away what the park will be offering new for the season prior to the park's official word. How they got the information, I'm not sure unless someone's leaking information to them. I'm ready to get this season rolling so we can get the next one rolling. Hopefully we'll see something nice.

 

I've been seeing a lot of "Cedar Fair doesn't want to put a lot into CGA therefore don't expect anything major" posts on here but doesn't make sense to me. I know that the 2008 coaster didn't happen but that was due to constraints outside of CF's control. So with this said, they had plans on pouring a nice chunk of change into the park to start things off on the right foot. The neighbors are what put a wrinkle into things from what we can speculate. So if the neighbors are the reason why we haven't seen anything new, it would then not be the case that the park is being 'ignored.' If CGA were truely ignored, we would not be seeing these awesome Haunt events and would be lucky if we only had 1 haunted maze. So in my point of view, it does look like Cedar Fair is doing what they could within their constraints for this park. And as I think I mentioned before, maybe removing their Invertigo was the only feasible way to add something new to the park to skirt around those pesky neighbors (who can suck it by the way!).

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