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I too am a bit disappointed about the location choice for JLBFM (if this is in fact the 2016 addition). There are multiple other locations in the park that would be more appropriate for the theme. Now, if they were to do a custom theme to the wild west, that would have been more appropriate. It is disappointing that these big corporate parks don't want to focus on theming and asthetics properly. But with all that aside, it is a good choice of addition and it should be a big hit.

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I too am a bit disappointed about the location choice for JLBFM (if this is in fact the 2016 addition). There are multiple other locations in the park that would be more appropriate for the theme. Now, if they were to do a custom theme to the wild west, that would have been more appropriate. It is disappointing that these big corporate parks don't want to focus on theming and asthetics properly. But with all that aside, it is a good choice of addition and it should be a big hit.

Yeah the location strikes me as being strange. The Hall of Justice facade will certainly stand out next to the other Southwest Territory buildings.

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People seem to forget that the Southwest Amphitheater was at the very end of SWT and didn't really fit in either (at least not with the "Operation Spygirl" paint job it had for the last decade or so of it's life). If they decide to just make that little corner of Southwest Territory part of County Fair instead and move the Southwest Territory to the other side of the ride, I don't see how that hurts the theme at all.

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too bad they didn't put JLBFM to the right off Dark Knight, they could have added on to the old theater and perhaps co mingled the Queues for the coaster and dark ride.

 

You would then have Superman, DK and JL all in the same place. just BTR would be out of place. Then they could have put a free spin or small mine train coaster with southwest theme in the SW spot..

 

too bad.

 

Craig

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So this particular JL won't go into an old buidling, but a completely new structure being erected to house it? Kinda makes me wonder what the actual costs of these rides are. Especially considering Six Flags has been installing budget rides/coasters for the better part of a decade now.

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So this particular JL won't go into an old buidling, but a completely new structure being erected to house it? Kinda makes me wonder what the actual costs of these rides are. Especially considering Six Flags has been installing budget rides/coasters for the better part of a decade now.

SFSTL's version was less than $10 million according to a poster who is an employee there. I don't know how he knows that but I'll take his word for it.

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Here's your Justice League update. It's humid, 70*, and cloudy yet it's one of the most crowded days I've ever seen. Also this crowd is the most unfriendly, rude, and unclean I've ever seen.

 

Ahh, Chi-town. They're known for their (wrong style of) pizza, radioactive-green relish, a tall building, Ditka, and their always well-behaved and recently bathed residents.

 

Wait, I screwed up on that last part.

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Here's your Justice League update. It's humid, 70*, and cloudy yet it's one of the most crowded days I've ever seen. Also this crowd is the most unfriendly, rude, and unclean I've ever seen.

 

Ahh, Chi-town. They're known for their (wrong style of) pizza, radioactive-green relish, a tall building, Ditka, and their always well-behaved and recently bathed residents.

 

Wait, I screwed up on that last part.

 

Relish? Naw, pickles. And I'd say hate for ketchup above the deep dish pizza. But that's what I've gathered after living here for 6 months. The crowd I saw on Sunday was unlike anything I've seen. I would have rather been at Mt. Olympus where at least most of the crowd are friendly Wisconsinites.

 

As for lines - like I said most were overflowing with the exception of American Eagle, the only ride I went on. Superman was 2 hours, Goliath was 90 min+ and broken when I walked by, V2 was probably 90-120 min. Viper (the shortest queue) was probably the shortest line at 30 minutes. Demon was all the way out to the entrance...same with Condor, too.

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I don't get the whole theming argument... Never saw SFGAm as a "theme park" in the least.... It's always been viewed as a "thrill" park by me my whole life, so I have to believe the GP views it the same... Been that way for 20+ years... Why spend more money to make less? Theming will not increase overall revenue, IMO... Why should management bother?

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