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I just noticed in the first teaser video they are doing big circles with their fingers over the paper, and their second teaser video was just released on Facebook saying that the ride will be 70 feet tall and straight down. Therefore, i'm going with Aqualoops.

 

Where does it say 70 feet tall and straight down? Is it audio (I'm at work so I played the video without sound)?

 

If that's the case, I completely agree! If it is a Hurricane Harbor addition though, I am hoping it will be more than just a set of Aqualoops. I would like to see an expansion with more than 1 think. A lazy river would be great.

 

If the blueprints were real, they seemed like blueprints of a building structure of some kind. Maybe they were looking at blueprints of an existing structure in the park, and the circular hand motions were just referring to the area of construction. Just speculating here and probably over thinking it, but your guess is a good one!

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^I imagine Batman will get the backwards treatment for at least part of next year. If the rumors of SFFT getting it later this year pan out it will only leave SFOG, SFStL, and SFGAdv as the three US parks to now have it yet.

 

The clues SFGAdv has put out via their twitter/instagram all but confirm we are getting it next year.

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Does anyone think there is a way that at some point in expanding Hurricane Harbor they would be able to make a separate entrance for it from the west parking lot? It is such a hassle to walk from the east parking lot, get through the gates, and walk the entire park to get to Hurricane Harbor. I wish they would do this at some point if Hurricane Harbor is expanded but while it isn't that far between the lot and Hurricane Harbor, all of their backstage facilities and offices are between the two.

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I like the Aqualoop idea. Wikipedia lists them as about 56ft tall, so I suppose the height range is in the ballpark. I would hope if this was a Hurricane Harbor expansion that it would be more than just a slide or two though. A solid lazy river would be really nice.

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"The view of Six Flags over Georgia is pretty chaotic, especially when you're 70 feet above the ground and looking straight down."

 

That's the audio from the teaser clip. They are standing on a cherry-picker on the midway right between acrophobia and the mine train.

 

There are actually some Euro-Fighters at that exact height, as well as an Intamin half-pipe at MOA. The El Loco coasters are all taller than that, so I'm kind of thinking this isn't a coaster.

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^I'm thinking it isn't a coaster either since we already have a taller Euro-Fighter, and 70 feet is just an odd coaster height. The "straight down" statement makes me think it is an Aqualoop set or some kind of flat ride.

 

I just really hope if this is a Hurricane Harbor expansion it has at least 3 notable additions. The last thing I want to see SFOG do is start doing small additions to the water park and nothing to the dry park. Hurricane Harbor is kind of a blessing and a curse in that regard.

 

If it isn't for Hurricane Harbor, any guesses on what it could be? Does that location between Acrophobia and the mine train mean anything? It seems like a place without much room for new additions.

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I don't think there is enough room, but a S&S ScreamingSwing I think could fit the label of 70 feet straight down.

 

I don't think so either, unless they used that big grassy hill with the huge old tree on it.. across from the Angus G. Wynne memorial, which would be pretty sad since that tree is probably over 100 years old and gorgeous.

 

I just looked at the spot on Google Earth and the ride would probably fit in the spot they are on in the video, but it would be tight and that's without taking space for the queue into account. Still a possibility though...

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Teaser video link for those who need it:

It's obviously a flat ride, unless they want to be insane and add a dive machine with a tunnel (obviously not gonna happen).

Screamin Swing fits the bill perfectly, and honestly, those look insane, and i've never ridden one before, so if that's it, i'll be happy.

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^ I had the same initial thought of it being a Screamin’ Swing, but the space where the video was shot would be tight I think. The only Screamin’ Swing I’ve been on is Barnstormer at Dollywood, which is 81ft tall and very fun. We definitely need more flats, so I would be happy with a Screamin’ Swing if they can make it fit nicely.

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Does anyone think that this could be something along the lines of firechaser express at dollywood or maybe an Intamin mega lite, what about a launched roller coaster that dosent use a lot of power or maybe even an el loco that has been customly (if that's a word) sized for the park?

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I like the Aqualoop idea. Wikipedia lists them as about 56ft tall, so I suppose the height range is in the ballpark. I would hope if this was a Hurricane Harbor expansion that it would be more than just a slide or two though. A solid lazy river would be really nice.

Agree on the lazy river. Love relaxing in them at parks to cool off!!!

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Ugh I feel bad for any park who gets a Super Loop next year. They look amazing, but the ride experience is one of the worst flat rides in existence. The hang time with the horrible OTSRs is terrible.

 

That's funny--I found Fireball at Castle Park (Riverside, CA) to be loads of fun! The OTSRs weren't all that bad either.

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The Larson Ring of Fire rides are one of my carnival favorites with those big ole' cushy lap bars. But if these are even as good as the looping Starship then that works. Another flat ride is good for the park and it largely replaces wheelie. I only have two hopes:

 

1. Don't bulldoze all the trees and shade around Acrophobia/Mine Train for this ride.

 

2. Puhleeeze don't market this as a "new coaster". Give us a break.

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Well - even though I am still "distraught" at the loss of the Wheelie - at least they are putting in a thrilling flat ride. I know people will piss and moan that it isn't the latest face-meltingly-fast-airtime-machine, but I think everyone that has been there can agree that they REALLY needed to work more on their flat collection in the dry-park.

 

I do hope that if it is Joker themed - it goes in Gotham City where it belongs and not over near the Mine Train.

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I do hope that if it is Joker themed - it goes in Gotham City where it belongs and not over near the Mine Train.

 

Agreed. I suppose I'm an SFOG purist, but that section of the park is so beautiful to me.I feel like any addition near the Mine Train would detract from an area of the park that helps set it apart from other ones in the chain. Though, you will not hear me complain about Acrophobia...

 

As for me, bring on the flats. A well-rounded park is better than a lopsided park.

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