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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby VegasBaby » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:12 am

That's a great slide complex, Knott's added a very similar tower two years ago and it's a lot of fun. I personally love the drop capsule slides, however they aren't great on capacity. But having a tower with 4 separate drop capsules really helps alleviate the capacity issues.
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Postby jarmor » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:32 am

boldikus wrote:So much for that hyper.

Wait, people thought they would get a coaster like a year after their last one???
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Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 pm

Not really any surprise for anyone who's seen all the construction and unassembled water slide pieces on at the park. Nice to know what it'll look like fully assembled!
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Postby Jew » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:09 pm

boldikus wrote:So much for that hyper.


The hyper has been a figment of enthusiast imaginations for almost 20 years now.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby dmax11 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:06 pm

grsupercity wrote:Looks like a fun complex. Are they rebranding there old waterpark?


Yeah renaming it to a local theme South Bay Shores. tons of additions and changes beyond just the major drop slide complex https://www.cagreatamerica.com/explore/south-bay-shores

as for the Hyper, there was plenty of Hype over it because CF did request and get granted planning permits for a 210 foot rollercoaster and even went as far last year as starting up a building permit for the Hyper but then canceled the building permit, mind you this was all after Railblazer as well. best guess at this point is the Hyper probably will be re-started in a year or two I think they were trial running it to see if they could get past red tape sense getting the park rezoned to planned development and really besides space and possible minor complaints from neighbors i think it can happen still but zoning change is what has allowed them to start fast tracking changes to the park in the past 3 years.

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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 pm

South Bay Shores looks great. This was desperately needed. Boomerang Bay was not in good shape at all.

I can't wait for the day this park gets their B&M Hyper. It will be such a welcome addition to California and the West Coast.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:48 pm

jarmor wrote:
boldikus wrote:So much for that hyper.

Wait, people thought they would get a coaster like a year after their last one???

When I spoke to the parks upper management during the RailBlazer media day, they projected the hyper (mentioned in their 20 year plan) would come around 2020 - 2021ish.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:06 am

The purchase of the land under the park also put current projects in flux. I think this waterpark park expansion was going to be for 2019, so that would have meant the hyper in 2020, so everything has shifted up a year.... but they own the land now and can have a little more free-reign. Hyper in 2021! :)

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 pm

Looks good! The park's water park always seemed a little drab (I think I've only been on two of the slides?) but drop slides are a lot of fun and should fit in great at CGA!

I hope no one actually thought the park would get the hyper in 2020 especially with work already being done in the water park and tons of slide pieces on site, but as someone else said, it's nice to see the picture of it all put together!
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby 805Andrew » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:29 pm

CGA's water park desperately needed to either be overhauled or removed so I glad they're doing something. At least it will be a somewhat worthy included water park now and it looks like they are localizing the theme and going with the Shores branding like what Cedar Point did with its Soak City water park. I still think the hyper will be coming within a few years so just be patient. CGA has really been on the upswing the last several years with the additions of Goldstriker and Railblazer and will continue to be so with the expansion of their water park and future additions and with Cedar Fair buying the land underneath them you know they are here to stay.
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