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p. 337 - New Six Flags Hallowfest information!

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I can't wait until announcement day when we find out they're replacing this with like a Zamperla disk'o coaster or some bullsh*t and you guys are all like "yeah we should have known we were never gonna get a Raptor" like every other year.

 

I'll have to play this one, and so will a lot of us:

 

 

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Trying to just stick with the info we have...

 

Picture of a Thunderbird which is a name that was on the park survey

-I guess that would be the ride name.

 

Could it be Deja Vu?

 

- Bring back an old ride?

- Rebuild the Skull Mountain flume ride. Which would explain why they never completely disassembled it.

- Bring back a renamed Two Face boomarang. Goliath giant boomerang at SFNE was formerly Deja Vu at SFMM.

- Rebrand Apocalypse as Thunderbird with different trains.

 

- I'm not overlooking the obvious example of Deja Vu where we felt like we were getting something good.

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..or it could be telling us that the track (ride) is staying the same, but actually different because the new trains. So just like deja vu, things seem similar, but are actually different.

 

I do not think that any ride is being moved here, unless it's already in storage somewhere that I do not know about.

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Well, I got stuck on Apocalypse for several minutes on the break run today

 

One of the maintenance guys actually had to PUSH the train into the station, which earned him a well deserved applause from me.

 

Afterwards I commented to the attendant "I can't wait for this ride to be scrapped!" and she nodded in approval

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There are many things they could be doing. My initial thought was that if they got a new coaster, that would justify announcing a different day than the other parks and considering it a bigger announcement than for any ride anywhere else, because it would mean that every thing you ever believed might not be true: the sky is actually green, the grass actually blue etc. .. However in further consideration it might merely be "UNBELIEVABLE" in press release language. Six Flags knows how little the park has received and it could be time to throw some money into it. Stranger things have happened. Its competition is stepping up its game, it no longer has the only coaster with ejector air in the region like in 2009 or the only one with lapbars 2008-2017. They might even have an interest in putting more pressure on Seaworld parks, though obviously it would be limited by being SFA.

 

I previously analyzed the parks as SFA looking much better with the addition of a floorless, however I don't think they can make a good one out of Apocalypse. It might be a relaxing ride by SFA standards though, though unimpressive. It's more a case they'd have a floorless equal to their invert, instead of a standup comparable to their inverted coaster.

 

While it's wishful, it would be logical to also give Mind Eraser new trains if the new ride is a Raptor -- to compensate for capacity -- or anything else not a regular coaster including a 4D.

 

Removing a coaster and replacing it with a smaller flat is not out of the realm of possibility. Even Kings Dominion did that recently with Shockwave/Delirium. With all the extra space they put a nice lawn around it. Maybe the same thing will happen here. Oh who am I kidding, its SFA, they ain't putting in any grass.

 

KD removed a standup that had been in the park 29 years -- OK that's not that much different --, 2 years after putting in a $25M coaster -- WAY different. I've never ridden a flat ride I'd even take over what's there right now.

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Rebrand Apocalypse as Thunderbird with different trains is what I want most and I confuse that with what Six Flags is likely to do because I don't understand how business works.

Fixed that for you.

 

 

Huh?

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ZOMG GUYZ IT'S NOT GETTING SCRAPPED IT'S THE FIRST B&M AND THEY WOULDN'T SCRAP THE FIRST B&M GUYZ BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT EVERYONE CARES IT'S THE FIRST B&M AND NOT JUST US ANNOYING COASTER ENTHUSIASTS WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THEME PARKS OPERATE GUYZ.

 

(If you're too dumb to understand it's sarcasm. Also honestly I think going floorless is a distinct possibility because it seems like such a Six Flags thing to do, (I.e. Ride the "new" coaster that isn't technically either new and/or a coaster) but this argument makes me cringe every time I hear it.)

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What's funny about people saying converting it to floorless is a Six Flags thing to do - only Cedar Fair has done floorless conversions. lol

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What's funny about people saying converting it to floorless is a Six Flags thing to do - only Cedar Fair has done floorless conversions. lol

Hahahaha! So true.

 

Maybe Six Flags will get into it, who knows? They were the only ones making their crappy old wooden coasters into awesome RMCs for a while, and now Cedar Fair is getting into that game. I think at least part of that, though is that RMC had very limited resources at first and Six Flags flooded them with orders so that no one else could get in the game. So my argument might be total crap.

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Your mentioning of Blue Hawk reminds me that even in the unlikely case that Apocalypse does get converted, which I doubt, we may see something else added in the park.

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I will be at the park on 8/30. Seems perfect to be at the park the day they are releasing whats new. I have no hopes to give up because this park doesn't get any of my hopes anymore. Anyway... in reality anything they do will be a good thing for the park. I just like that Six Flags Corporate has been showing more and more interest in the park as of lately. Even though I enjoy that the past has been focused on the water park more, I am ready for the dry side to get more love. They did a decent job with the Mardi Gras section, even though I would have liked to see more New Orleans themed buildings since to me the architecture is a huge part of New Orleans.

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they desperately need to fix up that Carousel.

 

it's an embarrassment, and right near the front of the park too! (and made worse by being across from the gorgeously painted Flying Carousel). Missing horses with tape on the ground, no carousel music, tacky covering tent. . just shameful.

 

best things I can say about this park: Joker's Jinx is amazing, Wild One, and Rajun Cajun both gave very rides, and the cycle on the Scrambler (called "Cyclone" I think?) was really, really excellent.

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What's funny about people saying converting it to floorless is a Six Flags thing to do - only Cedar Fair has done floorless conversions. lol

Hahahaha! So true.

 

Maybe Six Flags will get into it, who knows? They were the only ones making their crappy old wooden coasters into awesome RMCs for a while, and now Cedar Fair is getting into that game. I think at least part of that, though is that RMC had very limited resources at first and Six Flags flooded them with orders so that no one else could get in the game. So my argument might be total crap.

 

It totally is a Six Flags thing to do, I totally get why everyone is saying it. However, they haven't converted any of their stand up coasters yet, just pointing out the irony.

 

I still think they are going to scrap this thing. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's been my feeling since that little sign went up.

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