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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

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There is no way you have waited 4 hours to ride X-Flight. I don't buy 3 hours for Raging Bull either, unless there was some huge downtime in the middle of it.

 

 

Yeah I've seen raging bull with a full queue and the line going back towards viper and it was only 2 hours. Sometimes x-flight has to take out the extra gates that they turn into a small queue and even with that it was only 90 mins. I don't even know how far a 4 hour line would go. Unless it snakes all around county fair, but I've seen AE with a full queue only operating one side and that was 2 hour and 15 min wait.

 

Now If x-flight did have a 4 hour wait then rides like Viper, Batman, SUF, V2 and so on would have 4 to 5 hour waits. Even though X-flight is the parks new ride it's not the most popular in the park.

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There is no way you have waited 4 hours to ride X-Flight. I don't buy 3 hours for Raging Bull either, unless there was some huge downtime in the middle of it.

 

 

Yeah I've seen raging bull with a full queue and the line going back towards viper and it was only 2 hours. Sometimes x-flight has to take out the extra gates that they turn into a small queue and even with that it was only 90 mins. I don't even know how far a 4 hour line would go. Unless it snakes all around county fair, but I've seen AE with a full queue only operating one side and that was 2 hour and 15 min wait.

 

Now If x-flight did have a 4 hour wait then rides like Viper, Batman, SUF, V2 and so on would have 4 to 5 hour waits. Even though X-flight is the parks new ride it's not the most popular in the park.

 

Seeing as though you must have been 3-4 years old at the time you wouldn't remember seeing the Raging Bull line in 1999. I saw it go back to the restrooms next to Orbit a few times and even that was under 3! (Crews were fast, no flash pass, etc)

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A side note from the 2014 announcement talk, NBC 5 Chicago will be doing an investigation report into apparent emergency medical care issues at the park. I haven't heard of anything wrong with the parks medical staff, and I've even dealt with First Aid on numerous occasions and they have been absolutely wonderful. It seems more prompted by the recent SFoT event. Also interesting that the report is airing tomorrow night at 10, same day as the park's big announcement.

 

http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/on-air/tv-listings/station-images/Six-Flags-Emergency-Medical-Care/221375361

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^^That sounds accurate. I waited for Raging Bull in 99 when the line was right at the train bridge, and I believe it took right around 3 hours. Now that I'm older and "wiser" (though I don't act like it), I'd never wait 3 hours for any coaster.

 

However, I disagree that Flash Pass makes the lines any longer. Before it was offered, all the people using it were in the regular queue instead.

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Could we get a screengrab? Even after trying to enter my credentials (also having it claim I was never registered when I entered my email for a new password) I couldn't view it.

 

EDIT: Or am I the only one for whom it's asking for a WordPress blog login?

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That URL . . . first YOLO, now it looks like they're going with 'ermahgerd'. I feel like maybe this is a failed attempt with marketing to the teenage demographic (which statistics show has been decreasing in park attendance). They use outdated meme phrases and slang terms. I haven't seen an 'ermahgerd' meme in months.

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Record Breaking Rollercoaster Coming to Six Flags Great America in 2014

Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster with Steepest and Tallest Drop on the Planet

 

Gurnee, Ill. — August 29, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Get ready for the new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters! Six Flags Great America announced plans for the next addition to its arsenal of world-class rides with an all-new wooden roller coaster. New for 2014, Goliath will be the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world and feature the world’s tallest and steepest drop. All total, this wooden marvel will tout three world records making it the most extreme coaster of its kind on the planet!

 

“Six Flags Great America is known for introducing record-breaking and first-of-its-kind roller coasters,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “Goliath will be unmatched – setting not only one, but three world records and featuring two inversions. All of the ride elements, including an 85 degree plunge down the tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster, make Goliath the most extreme wooden roller coaster in the world. We are thrilled to bring this record-smashing coaster to our guests for the 2014 season.”

 

Goliath takes riders up a mammoth 165 foot lift hill, then plunges them down a record-setting 180 foot, 85 degree drop, crowning it the tallest and steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster in the world. Riders will gain record-breaking speeds of up to 72 miles-per-hour and blast into jaw-dropping maneuvers including three over-banked turns, a 180 degree zero G roll, an inverted drop and an inverted zero G stall. Goliath completely annihilates the wooden roller coaster competition.

 

Record Breaking Facts

 

Fastest wooden roller coaster – 72 miles-per-hour

Tallest drop on a wooden roller coaster – 180 feet

Steepest drop on a roller coaster – 85 degrees

 

Goliath will make its home in the County Fair section of the park. Construction begins this fall and Goliath is scheduled to open spring of 2014.

 

The biggest Fright Fest® ever is coming this fall. Six Flags Great America’s annual celebration will undergo the largest expansion in the park’s history with more haunted houses and ghouls than ever.

 

Six Flags Great America also announced today that 2014 season passes are now on sale at the lowest prices of the year and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2013 season (including Fright Fest®) and all of the 2014 season. For a limited time, with the purchase of a season pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a gold season pass that includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass. Annual Memberships Passes, which include all of the great benefits of a season pass, are also available at an affordable monthly price. Offer expires October 28, 2013.

 

About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor

Two great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows and three children’s themed areas with over 30 rides.

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information about upcoming 2014 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides, visit http://www.sixflags.com/2014news.

 

Follow us at twitter.com/SFGreat_America | Like us at facebook.com/SFGreatAmerica

 

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