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It should be noted that the signs are on the back of a building near the Capital Railways (train) station... a LONG way away from Southwest Territory but adjacent to an area of the park that used to be home to Iron Eagle (Zamperla Rotoshake) and Sky Escaper (Huss Enterprise). Those attractions have been gone for ages and nothing has really every taken their place. The area is prime land right in the dead center of the park. Not saying it will go here, but it's certainly a possibility...

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Was down in MD visiting friends this weekend and after making a quick stop at American Dream on Friday on the ride down (threw a couple pictures on FB), I started the ride back with a stop at American

I was at the park on that day, too. It was actually my first visit, and I couldn't have picked a better day to experience the desolation that is Six Flags America on a November Sunday. There's no way

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^It's a spinning wild mouse. I don't like them much, they're very carnival-ish in appearance...but I'm just glad to see Southwest Territory getting attention after all the neglect since Two Face got shipped out.

 

Being "very carnival-ish" in appearance makes perfect sense for a Mardi Gras-themed area. It should make that part of the park look a bit more vibrant, at least.

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Looks like Six Flags America is becoming the new Dorney Park.

 

It really does make sense to move the coaster to another Six Flags park. Great America really didn't need two spinning mouse coasters.

 

SFGAm only has (or had after Cajun leaves) 1 spinning wild mouse. The other wild mouse is TDK Coaster but that doesn't spin.

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If this is Ragin' Cajun from SFGAm at least that means I don't have to go to SFA to get the credit.

 

This, lol!

 

Hopefully this is a sign the park is going on the right track. I remember that particular one spun a lot.

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I'm happy SFA is getting these rides. I agree with anyone that said SFa should be focused of family. It's the perfect size for it! I visited SFA in July and I liked the park. It could use some work but the park isn't bad at all. These rides are going to fit perfectly.

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I like both rides as I've both been on them, and I've never been at SFA, but I agree with the peoples who say it looks more of a family park than a thrillseeker's paradise (of what I've seen and heard of it). This is why I think it's a good addition to the park, and if Six Flags also takes the occasion to improve a whole area of the park, that's even better !

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I think it's good that SFA is adding a flat ride (and a decent one at that), since they have always been rather poor in that aspect. Not sure what happened to the starflyer.....especially since they have requested and gotten a variance to build over 200ft. That might have made me want to pay a visit to SFA next year...but, oh well, I guess I'll just have to continue to plan on hitting KD (which I consider to be my home park for the foreseeable future), HP, BGE and SF Great Adventure for my local jaunts in 2014. Guess this is just going to be an ongoing work in progress that will take ages, rather like restoring an old building, so I'm not holding my breath for a quick "finish" date. So when/if the restoration shows signs of completion a few years from now, I will probably want to come back and check out the site.

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As much as I wanted to see a brand new coaster I am happy they are getting something. If they are putting this new section in the middle of the park as speculated that would be neat because there is nothing in that old middle section now. The flyers I can do without. Kings Domion, Knoebels, and Hersheypark all have them around here. I like seeing all the "investment" into the park but I would like to see some new custom coasters.

 

Will this be good for the park... yes. The general public that come here eat up this park. So many people obsess over Mind Eraser likes its the best coaster they have ever ridden.

 

Also it took them till the middle of the summer to build and open their new water slides this summer. I guess we can expect these new rides to open 4th of July weekend next year

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This announcement is not about Six Flags America getting 10 new roller coasters including a mega-lite; therefore, this announcement sucks!!!11!!!!1!!

 

Come on, people! I think this is great news! I served on a focus group at SFA a couple years ago. The two things everyone in the group agreed on was that the park needed a family coaster to bridge the gap between The Great Chase and Wild One, and it needed an annual holiday event. Now, half of those needs are being met. Plus I like flyers, so that's a bonus!

 

Now, if only they would add a shooting dark ride....

 

I know I'm setting myself up for another round of flames, but as I seem to say in this thread at least once a year, SFA really took great strides to reinvent itself as a family-friendly park a few years ago, and the fruits of that labor have ripened. A spinning mouse and a new flat ride are excellent fits for the "new" SFA.

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Oh well.....it's better than nothing. The families will enjoy it. Maybe 2015 will net SFA a bigger investment.

 

Any ideas on where this would be in the park? Google map screen shots anyone?

SFMM? Better than nothing!

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2014 is shaping up to be the "Year of the Flying Scooters" in the U.S.--Knott's this year, and now Cedar Point and SFA.

I heard Six Flags New England is building a 400 ft. next year! That is unless Over Texas wants it.

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How is the Mardi Gras section of SFGAm anyway? Didn't they get a whole Six Flags makeover when they added in Ragin Cajun in '04? It sounds like Six Flags is gutting that section (or what there is to gut) of the park at SFGAm and transplanting it to SFA, no?

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^Only Ragin Cajun is leaving SFGAm. I believe that section of the SFGAm will still have three Mardi Gras themed rides.

 

Correct. There's the Big Easy Balloons, Jester's Wild Ride, and King Chaos. They also have the Roaring Rapids but that isn't themed to Mardi Gras.

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Is it possible that this isn't a relocation from SFGAM but instead a new Zamperla spinning mouse coaster from all together? Seems kind of odd that Great America would remove the only centerpiece attraction of their Mardi Gras section and not some of the other flats as well.

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It’s official. Coming in 2014, Six Flags America will introduce a new Mardi Gras section of the park along with the addition of two exhilarating new rides. Ragin’ Cajun, a spinning, fast-track roller coaster, will be the theme park’s 9th roller coaster. Ragin’ Cajun will be joined by a new family-friendly, flying ride dubbed French Quarter Flyers. Both attractions will be located in the festive new Mardi Gras section of the park.

 

The new Mardi Gras area is a celebration of culture and entertainment. The festive new section is themed after the energy and liveliness of New Orleans. You can expect the snappy jazz, blues, and zydeco music as it pours into streets. Plus delicious food, exciting games, yummy beverages, and fun retail shops will help bring the spirit of the South to Six Flags America.

 

Ragin’ Cajun will be the park’s ninth roller coaster. This fast-track roller coaster twists, turns, tilts, and rotatesaround a 1,378-foot-long zigzagging track. The unique four-passenger train spins 360° and zips through breathtaking turns, which are sure to thrill even the most extreme coaster riders. This roller coaster is sure to be as wild as its name and will add a new and adrenaline-charged ride experience to the existing coaster collection.

 

The young and fun at heart will love French Quarter Flyers, you’ll glide through the air in one of eight flying cars. Each vehicle has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing and can travel at speeds up to 40 miles-per-hour. You can be the pilot and control your own riding destiny as you pump up the thrill for a more intense wild flight or simply sit back, take it easy and enjoy the ride.

 

The new Cajun-themed attractions at the park are set to debut in 2014. Are ya’ll ready to take on this all-new Mardi Gras party?

 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

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