mcjaco Posted May 12, 2009 Share Posted May 12, 2009 Today was Media Day at Six Flags Great America for their newest attraction, Buccaneer Battle. For those unfamiliar with the park, it's in the old footprint of Deja Vu. Right between Hometown Square and County Fair. So, it's theming is a bit out of place, but the attraction overall more than makes up for it, and you don't notice it. It's a splash battle ride from MACK that is heavily themed to pirates. Who doesn't like a good pirate, right? There's 10 "ships" (which are awesome by themselves), that seat eight, each seat with a cannon to fire upon targets, and those that choose to fire back at you from the sidelines. And yes, the cannons for the general public wussies on the midway (like me) are FREE! Between the water effects, and the cannons along the midway, you'll be soaked. Six Flags has got a winner on their hands for family fun, which is definitely what they're leaning towards. It's also always nice to see additions other than *gasp* coasters at your home park. I've always loved SFGAm's flats and flumes, so this was really nice to see. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Other items to note, are the new Cyber Cafe, and their new recycling program. Keep your eyes peeled for the not so hard to miss Coke bottle recycling bins this year. Thanks again to Six Flags, and Dan who once again put up with me for few hours! [coastertube]http://www.themeparkreview.com/coastertube/play.php?vid=Buccaneer_Battle_dpau[/coastertube] Buccaneer Battle. A great new addition. Check it out! Seriously. More Flags. More Fun. We stayed so long they made us clean up.... Joey? Think he'll play Final Countdown? For an upcharge you can dry off with Cameron. Another shot of the station. I call this 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Overall look of the area. A lot different without Deja Vu. This is how I showered this morning. Attention to detail. Nathan likes to make you wet too. These ships are just so cool! This is pretty much the entire course. Or would you prefer crabs? This sexy Aussie will make you wet. Yeah, that's not good, dude. As per Dave. Anything with sharks is kick a$$. I'm Mr. Angry Squid Who Will Soak You. Give me some candy! He'll never find a jar of dirt there. You betcha! Proof that Mr. Six is evil. Theming that will make you wet. Er....get you wet. The adventure begins (and the cannons are active at this point!) That Blackbeard was one wise dude. The queue. Of which we were told should move quickly, as this has higher capacity than older splash battles. Awesomely themed station. and then it was off to search for booty. A quick ceremony with Mr. Six.... The festivities began with, what else? Pirates! Nerd shot Evil not Dan approved wetness level cannons. The "ships" are excellently themed, right down to the sails. I think they may be here....or I have a bad case of deja vu. Uh oh. There be pirates lurking about.... By this bird. *Sqwauk!* Keylime Cove was represented. Which you can eat while looking at pictures of SFGAm coasters! Free Wi-fi and yummy treats! The new Cyber Cafe at in Orleans Square. Can't start a report without this, right? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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