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I'm really pumped for this new coaster! Even though it's my home park, I haven't spent much time at Great America the last few years; however, Maxx Force will definitely get me back there a few times next season. Happy for the park.

 

yeah, it's my hometown park as well, but I haven't there very often, unfortunately.

Having Cedar Point (relatively) close is a competitive challenge.

 

But SFGAm's coaster collection is pretty solid, and getting better.

 

They do have a solid line-up with Goliath, Raging Bull, Batman, and so forth. But, like you mentioned, I find myself making the drive to Cedar Point, King's Island, and even Holiday World more often than Six Flags.

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Good, good... keep thinking we only eat deep dish while we hide away from the crowds at the good pizza places..

 

 

The best of the best is not far from Wrigley Field - Michael's

 

Amen to that. The real slice of pizza bliss in Chicago is it's tavern/pub style at places like Vito and Nick's and Aurelio's. Chicago pizza is way more than Giordano's (which is not even close to the best deep dish around and really just overhyped and commercial!). I personally like Pequod's. And every time somebody makes the overrated comment about Chicago pizza and I ask them what they had, their reply is almost always Giordano's!

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Good, good... keep thinking we only eat deep dish while we hide away from the crowds at the good pizza places..

 

 

The best of the best is not far from Wrigley Field - Michael's

 

Amen to that. The real slice of pizza bliss in Chicago is it's tavern/pub style at places like Vito and Nick's and Aurelio's. Chicago pizza is way more than Giordano's (which is not even close to the best deep dish around and really just overhyped and commercial!). I personally like Pequod's.

 

I won't devolve this into a Chicago pizza discussion (but I will say Bricks and Craft Pizza are good too -- like MyPie a little more deep dish than Pequod's, just cause Pequod's crust has too much cornmeal or something(?) on it, for me at least).

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Good, good... keep thinking we only eat deep dish while we hide away from the crowds at the good pizza places..

 

 

The best of the best is not far from Wrigley Field - Michael's

Oh awesome, thanks for sharing that list. Home Run Inn is awesome...haven't tried any of the others on that list, but will when I get up to the city for Maxx Force.

 

Chicago pizza is way more than Giordano's (which is not even close to the best deep dish around and really just overhyped and commercial!).

Yuuuuup. Giordano's was the first Chicago pizza I had when I was a kid, and it's like saying you had a steak when you really ate at Applebee's.

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Interesting year so far. Of the major coasters announced most of them are less common then we have seen in the past. No Vekoma, Intamin, and RMC yet. But 3 S&S, a premier and one B&M dive. Am i missing any ?

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I'm really pumped for this new coaster! Even though it's my home park, I haven't spent much time at Great America the last few years; however, Maxx Force will definitely get me back there a few times next season. Happy for the park.

 

yeah, it's my hometown park as well, but I haven't there very often, unfortunately.

Having Cedar Point (relatively) close is a competitive challenge.

 

But SFGAm's coaster collection is pretty solid, and getting better.

 

They do have a solid line-up with Goliath, Raging Bull, Batman, and so forth. But, like you mentioned, I find myself making the drive to Cedar Point, King's Island, and even Holiday World more often than Six Flags.

 

It is with great shame that I write that I have never been to Holiday World, despite living in Chicago for 17 years . . . .

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Interesting year so far. Of the major coasters announced most of them are less common then we have seen in the past. No Vekoma, Intamin, and RMC yet. But 3 S&S, a premier and one B&M dive. Am i missing any ?

 

Yes, the Mack for Carowinds.

 

But, yeah, a few less familiar faces, doing less familiar rides (for the US).

I like it. I like the change, and some of the rides look pretty unique.

 

Of course, I do protest that lack of RMCs. There can never be enough of those.

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Interesting year so far. Of the major coasters announced most of them are less common then we have seen in the past. No Vekoma, Intamin, and RMC yet. But 3 S&S, a premier and one B&M dive. Am i missing any ?

 

Universal is building an Intamin, no?

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Interesting year so far. Of the major coasters announced most of them are less common then we have seen in the past. No Vekoma, Intamin, and RMC yet. But 3 S&S, a premier and one B&M dive. Am i missing any ?

 

Universal is building an Intamin, no?

 

Yep. I forgot about the Intamin at Universal and the Vekoma at Dollywood. I guess those slipped my mind. Regardless its nice to see some new Manufactures doing some new stuff stateside

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Interesting year so far. Of the major coasters announced most of them are less common then we have seen in the past. No Vekoma, Intamin, and RMC yet. But 3 S&S, a premier and one B&M dive. Am i missing any ?

 

Universal is building an Intamin, no?

 

And the two Gerstlauers (Takabisha clone and a spinning coaster) at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park.

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^Keep in mind that making the track is just one part of 'making the thing,' as RMC does not make the supports, trains, mechanics, operating system, nor do they design or construct any other aspect of the ride (to my knowledge at least).

 

Yes I know you're mostly just giving me grief (which I don't have a problem with) but it's still worth noting that RMC's role isn't quite as big in these rides as some people make it out to be.

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Really interesting! S&S's newer big coasters have a unique personality of elements and crazy support structures, but it seems like few enthusiasts have had the chance to ride them. I hope this turns out to be a lot of fun.

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This park pushes me away by having long lines among some other problems, to the point where I was looking at the pass options for 2019 and considering looking elsewhere (spoiler CP) for my coaster fix....

 

Then they pull this out of their ass

 

Well played SFGAm... Well played...

 

**Signs up for membership **

 

Also, if you are coming to Chicago and only looking for pizza, you are missing out on a very underrated culinary city

 

P.S. Giardano's sucks donkey

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This park pushes me away by having long lines among some other problems, to the point where I was looking at the pass options for 2019 and considering looking elsewhere (spoiler CP) for my coaster fix....

 

Then they pull this out of their A$$

 

Well played SFGAm... Well played...

 

**Signs up for membership **

 

Also, if you are coming to Chicago and only looking for pizza, you are missing out on a very underrated culinary city

 

P.S. Giardano's sucks donkey

if you're looking to avoid long lines Cedar Point is definitely not the place to go.

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I don't know about you, but I'm sold.

 

This looks like S&S's take on a Full Throttle -type ride without the midcourse launch, but a stronger initial launch. I wasn't thrilled with SFGAm's coaster collection this summer, but I think this will be a good one. Maybe best in the park.

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This park pushes me away by having long lines among some other problems, to the point where I was looking at the pass options for 2019 and considering looking elsewhere (spoiler CP) for my coaster fix....

 

Then they pull this out of their A$$

 

Well played SFGAm... Well played...

 

**Signs up for membership **

 

Also, if you are coming to Chicago and only looking for pizza, you are missing out on a very underrated culinary city

 

P.S. Giardano's sucks donkey

if you're looking to avoid long lines Cedar Point is definitely not the place to go.

 

When you live an hour away from a park and can basically go whenever you want, you go on days where it's not crowded... Unfortunately those days are few and far between at SFGAm over the past few seasons....

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