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Everyone loves to bash Six Flags for delayed projects, but it's not anyone's fault but RMC. And this is coming from an RMC lover. RMC is responsible for acquiring material (which hasn't been a problem), assembly and construction, delivery of trains and installation of all ground equipment necessary for operations.

 

Six Flags Great America couldn't receive construction permits until the Gurnee Village approved their request for a height variance. Even then, the area was already cleared and ready.

 

In the end, it was a one week delay, which is much shorter than I was hearing originally... so let's hope this new timeline sticks.

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Everyone loves to bash Six Flags for delayed projects, but it's not anyone's fault but RMC. And this is coming from an RMC lover. RMC is responsible for acquiring material (which hasn't been a problem), assembly and construction, delivery of trains and installation of all ground equipment necessary for operations.

 

RMC has control of everything, except weather. And this year, weather played a huge factor in any delays that were experienced. I think Six Flags could have, however, played it safe like Kings Island and started construction much sooner, except that the train wouldn't have been operational for parts of last season if they did that.

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Everyone loves to bash Six Flags for delayed projects, but it's not anyone's fault but RMC. And this is coming from an RMC lover. RMC is responsible for acquiring material (which hasn't been a problem), assembly and construction, delivery of trains and installation of all ground equipment necessary for operations.

 

RMC has control of everything, except weather. And this year, weather played a huge factor in any delays that were experienced. I think Six Flags could have, however, played it safe like Kings Island and started construction much sooner, except that the train wouldn't have been operational for parts of last season if they did that.

 

The main concern is not the train or even closing a section of the midway. The concern was with the entire project leaking, as it basically did once the park went to the fair board. Six Flags remains consistent with when they announce things and they don't want one announcement overshadowing another.

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I'm sure we'll never know the real answer, but there were weeks after the ride was approved and announced where it didn't appear anything was being done. Like I said, we don't know, maybe there were reasons for that and they were doing things that nobody knows, but I have to think that the park could have pushed up the timeline a few weeks if they had chosen to. Like I've said previously, though, I just really don't think Six Flags cares - as long as they get it open by early summer and they can push it all winter and sell lots of passes, they're happy.

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Welp, there was a crackle of thunder around 12:30 just before their lunch break and they all went home for the day. The fog cleared up, rain stopped, and the overall afternoon conditions are better than this morning's. See you in June, Goliath.

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I don't care if it opens in mid June.

 

Boo Hoo, SFGAm didn't start construction in August, such heathens!

 

Perhaps! They were late on everything from finalizing plans with RMC, to then finding out Gurnee's approval board(????) was overbooked.

 

 

 

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Welp, there was a crackle of thunder around 12:30 just before their lunch break and they all went home for the day. The fog cleared up, rain stopped, and the overall afternoon conditions are better than this morning's. See you in June, Goliath.

 

Yeah, I do not get that at all. I understand not working in a thunderstorm for obvious reasons, but on radar it was clearly a small cell that would pass, and the radar cleared after it.

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They should have gone the SDC route. Started a year early, then deny, deny, deny, until you're ready to announce. If you asked anyone in the park the year before, what they were building (even though it was painfully obvious it was a coaster) they would just respond with, "Construction? I haven't noticed any construction." Then when the ride was almost complete, they announced, "Hey er'body, guess what? We're building a coaster for next year. Surprise!" Oh, and it will be fully functioning when we open the gates for the first time of the season. In March!

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Robb just confirmed that media day will be the 29th. I am so annoyed right now because my school is going to D.C. during that time so I am going to miss it. Now if the opening could be pushed back further...

I'm honestly surprised they could announce a date well before they complete construction, and that the date is actually in May! But until testing is complete, there's no way to know for sure.

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^ Read the signup list. It starts well before the park will ever open. Hence, you have to be there at 3:30 a.m. Six Flags has held Media Days when the park has been open before. For example, I believe they did so with Iron Rattler last year.

 

The park was not open on media day for Iron Rattler. I don't think it would be too difficult to rope off an area for a media event, however.

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^ I was thinking about that, but then the park would have the GP being like "Woah, woah what's that? the new ride is open! Let's take a ride!"

 

Well, if I'm not mistaken the park is going to have that anyway, because season pass day is supposed to be on a regular operating day.

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