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Are people actually taking seriously the picture of "X-Flight pieces on site"??? I guess sarcasm is truly a lost art on this here Internet. For the record, I appreciated the joke!

 

Will be interesting to see what they end up doing with Iron Wolf's footprint...something tells me that they might extend Camp Cartoon Network a bit in the back - then maybe put a Sky Screamer-type ride in the old station's/lifthill footprint?

 

Dead pan sarcasm doesn't work well on the Internet because there are so many ignorant people on Internet boards in general (like theme parks' web pages), so it's sometimes hard to detect the intended humor.

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I’m so ready for these totally arbitrary and nonsensical covid rules to be over.  So a waterpark with no masks was fine all summer but they can’t run a coaster Or a Scrambler with a bunch of empt

This is life in Illinois. We're everything that's wrong with California, without the view.

Not even funny, man, not even funny.

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Seriously? You're still going on about this conspiracy? Everybody knows the aliens wrecked Ultra Twister, get over it already.

 

Adam, it wasn't aliens. It was mutant chipmunks that are preparing to take over the world, and are starting they're diabolical plan by screwing SFA in every way possible. KD is just the first to figure out this heinous plan, and wants to make sure every coaster fan on the planet knows about it.

 

Let's not start that please.I'm only going on the recent past history with rides being relocated to the park only to just sit there & rot rather than be installed,granted UT wasn't the best ride on the face of the earth but at least it was something.

 

Now I don't know if they'll invest in new trains when really the only thing new trains would provide are the new style standup restraints,which IW's current trains already have,plus the track has been refined a bit between the time that IW & the vortex twins debutted so there's the possibility that new trains may not even be compatible with this particular ride.

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Iron Wolf's trains are gone and a crane is poised for action in the maintenance area behind it.

 

That is a crane that is owned by the park and has always been stored in that spot when not being used. I'm not sure of its size, but they will need another larger crane for at least the lift, drop, and loop.

 

And those "X-Flight pieces" are the frame of a tent that used to be where Little Dipper is.

 

 

This is not X-Flight. These are pieces for S:UF's queue. They've been there all season.

 

 

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And those "X-Flight pieces" are the frame of a tent that used to be where Little Dipper is.

 

And they have been there since opening day 2010

 

Did you guys really think I was being serious?

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^YES!!

 

But in all seriousness, many people think that X-Flight will go where IW is. We even heard people talk about this on the train. Just because one ride is leaving, doesn't mean that another ride will go in that same spot. X-Flight has a larger layout (at least from what the video shows) than IW.

 

I do have one question, has anyone heard about Great American Raceway? Yes I'm fully aware they are removing it, but is there a chance that it might move somehwere else in the park?

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Let's not start that please.I'm only going on the recent past history with rides being relocated to the park only to just sit there & rot rather than be installed,granted UT wasn't the best ride on the face of the earth but at least it was something.

 

Now I don't know if they'll invest in new trains when really the only thing new trains would provide are the new style standup restraints,which IW's current trains already have,plus the track has been refined a bit between the time that IW & the vortex twins debutted so there's the possibility that new trains may not even be compatible with this particular ride.

 

Face it, you totally had that comment coming to you considering all the other comments you made about SFA in the past.

 

SF has moved plenty of coasters in the past without any trouble. I can only think of two coasters that were moved and never built. One of them was a stand up that nobody really cares about that much (and was moved around) and the other was Ultra Twister, which has moved a few times in the past.

 

Trains shouldn't be much of an issue either.

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The Fright Fest site has been updated with a few things;

 

- Dying Trapeze is now listed as being a re-themed King Chaos

- A new scare zone in County Fair:The Ruins of Fenrir

- Fiddlers Flung is now being haunted by Anton himself!

 

Formerly Fiddler's Fling - One of the original ride operators from the park back in 1976, Anton is said to have passed away in 2001.

Now his spirit occasionally inhabits this ride, his favorite ride. To the park staff the ride earned it’s nickname from bouts of uncontrollable twirling.

The park staff doesn’t know what to do, because the ride has been known to occasionally spin out of control, even after power has been turned off. Oddly if the park mechanics try and repair the unexplained damage, The East River Kraken, BioHazard, and Orbit stop working. Will this be one of those times that the ride spins out of control?

 

http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatamerica/attractions

 

The park has also begun to post some Iron Wolf destruction and X Flight construction photos.

 

IW-

XF-

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On Sunday Sept. 11th they had the old Traffique Jam cars out on its old course under the queue ramps going to American Eagle and there were also backhoe machines out behind the arcade. Remind me again why Maryland needed Iron Wolf so bad and could not just build a NEW coaster???

They should have left the historical ride where it started and refurbished it to a smooth Iron Wolf again. Pathetic world we live in these days.

 

Simple:it's because SFI is too cheap to give SFA a "new" coaster after ten years of nothing so they decided to turn the park into the next used rides dumping ground.

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On Sunday Sept. 11th they had the old Traffique Jam cars out on its old course under the queue ramps going to American Eagle and there were also backhoe machines out behind the arcade. Remind me again why Maryland needed Iron Wolf so bad and could not just build a NEW coaster???

They should have left the historical ride where it started and refurbished it to a smooth Iron Wolf again. Pathetic world we live in these days.

 

Simple:it's because SFI is too cheap to give SFA a "new" coaster after ten years of nothing so they decided to turn the park into the next used rides dumping ground.

 

It's much better than nothing and probably much better than CGA's 2012 ride (if there is one).

 

It's sad they have to take out the antique cars. In CGA, the Barney Oldfield Speedway (same thing to SFGAm's version) always has long lines and long waits. It's fun for the kids because this the only opportunity for them to drive until they are 16. They could've re-routed the antique cars around X-Flight.

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^ If they were popular enough, they probably would have. The cars had seem to lost their appeal, I really never saw a line for them, and there's always the ones in Kidzopolis for kids that really want the driving experience.

 

OK, now I understand why they took it out, though it's just sad to see another classic Marriott ride taken out, it always seemed that Marriott's Great America seemed to be a spectacular park that was made for fun.

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The Fright Fest site has been updated with a few things;

 

Formerly Fiddler's Fling - One of the original ride operators from the park back in 1976, Anton is said to have passed away in 2001.

Now his spirit occasionally inhabits this ride, his favorite ride. To the park staff the ride earned it’s nickname from bouts of uncontrollable twirling.

The park staff doesn’t know what to do, because the ride has been known to occasionally spin out of control, even after power has been turned off. Oddly if the park mechanics try and repair the unexplained damage, The East River Kraken, BioHazard, and Orbit stop working. Will this be one of those times that the ride spins out of control?

 

Haha, very cool! I wish more parks would do clever little things like this!

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At the end of the 2012 video when they said Fright Fest would be better this year, I figured it would just be a few more actors and maybe an extra prop or two, but this is looking great and really has me looking forward to whats yet to come. Just 12 days now!

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^ & ^^ What they said.

 

While Fright Fest is a fun time to go to Six Flags, it's never been amazing. It's fun seeing the whole park decorated for Halloween, but the mazes are usually meh. By the looks of it they're putting a little more effort into all of Fright Fest this year and it's looking great so far. Hopefully they'll keep making the event better and better!

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Pretty sweet video of the park during it's construction phase in the 70s as well as old & rare Marriott-era footage/commercials.

 

Both Great America parks have had an interesting history, one being the crown jewel of the chain and the other placed on the other end of the spectrum. Despite the kinda low quality of the footage, it's still fun to watch how the park evolved since it opened.

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