Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Six Flags Great America (SFGAm) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

I actually really like the trains without the covers. Regardless of how this ride turns out once it opens, there is no denying that these things are some of the most photogenic coasters out there, especially in the long, drawn out rolls. Just gorgeous.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Regardless of how this ride turns out once it opens, there is no denying that these things are some of the most photogenic coasters out there, especially in the long, drawn out rolls. Just gorgeous.

 

Based on the Wingriders already in operation, I get the feeling that the photogenic quality of the ride type is the biggest selling point to begin with.

Edited by Ed Farmer
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know they haven't finished the theming on the train, but someone please tell me (because I don't feel like searching, sue me), are they going to still have all the theming on the ground for the train to have all those head/foot choppers? Because the ride loses at least half its appeal if they aren't going to go through with all the theming.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^^ Yes. I'm not sure where the idea that it wasn't going to be built came from, but as has been confirmed by the park so many times now, it will be built and construction has already started on them.

 

Also the park confirmed on Twitter that a testing video will be released tomorrow.

Edited by deathbydinn
Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Well that's good then. Lord knows SF has been cutting costs across the board the last couple years, at least they decided to keep what will probably be the best part about this ride intact.

 

Those covers are the only surface I can think of that could be used when it comes time to promote things like Karate Kid or Stride.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Well that's good then. Lord knows SF has been cutting costs across the board the last couple years, at least they decided to keep what will probably be the best part about this ride intact.

 

Those covers are the only surface I can think of that could be used when it comes time to promote things like Karate Kid or Stride.

 

Well apparently we won't have to worry about that, at least for the time being. Looks like all sorts of Six Flags parks are taking off their ad wraps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Well that's good then. Lord knows SF has been cutting costs across the board the last couple years, at least they decided to keep what will probably be the best part about this ride intact.

 

Those covers are the only surface I can think of that could be used when it comes time to promote things like Karate Kid or Stride.

 

Well apparently we won't have to worry about that, at least for the time being. Looks like all sorts of Six Flags parks are taking off their ad wraps.

 

How will I know what to buy?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The trains look pretty rubbish compared to #THESWARM and Wild Eagle... i hope they are going to improve them

#TPRISN'TTWITTER

 

Looking forward to seeing the trains with the covers on. This has always been the best looking wingrider in my opinion, so I can't wait to hear the reviews in May.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It will speed up, just like The Swarm did. But one thing i'm thinking about is that on the swarm's first test run, that first drop was slow. But x-flight's first drop takes it abit too fast from my opinion.

 

The Swarms first test run, the part of interest is at 0:27:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzTCakQDk4s

 

I know that X-flight's drop is 7 feet smaller than the swarms and has 8 rows compared to The Swarms' 7 rows, but it does look abit fast. In the end, I'm not a genius engineer so my eyes might be fooling me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Courtesy of the park.

 

I thought it was really cool that Six Flags chose to commemorate the Wright Brothers and their achievements with this ride's design and theme. Now everyone will know how it feels to be an aviation pioneer racing through the skies at 12 mph.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It will speed up, just like The Swarm did. But one thing i'm thinking about is that on the swarm's first test run, that first drop was slow. But x-flight's first drop takes it abit too fast from my opinion.

 

The Swarms first test run, the part of interest is at 0:27:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzTCakQDk4s

 

 

 

I know that X-flight's drop is 7 feet smaller than the swarms and has 8 rows compared to The Swarms' 7 rows, but it does look abit fast. In the end, I'm not a genius engineer so my eyes might be fooling me.

 

Looks the same. It's all about perspective.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Courtesy of the park.

 

I thought it was really cool that Six Flags chose to commemorate the Wright Brothers and their achievements with this ride's design and theme. Now everyone will know how it feels to be an aviation pioneer racing through the skies at 12 mph.

 

Thanks, thanks for the Coca-Cola choke and burning in my nose. I KNOW better than to drink and read the TPR forums. Milk would have burned less. Thanks again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The trains will look fantastic when the covers are added. It seems to me like any coaster with extra-wide cars (such as B&M dive coasters) has that sort of spread-arm, graceful appearance. I will be waiting with a charged battery and an empty SDHC card!

 

 

I'm not going to speculate on how good or bad or the speed until people have actually ridden it.

 

Exactly! At the end of the day, these coasters are constrained by the limits of the average human body, NOT for the off-ride perception of speed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/