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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:37 am

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby OrlandoGuy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:15 pm

Awesome pictures! I havent been to either Great America but from what I can tell, CGA is the much nicer of the two (albeit with a much less impressive coaster lineup). Is this the general consensus with most people?

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Sharman19 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:19 pm

Nice to learn that Goldie is back up! Must be kicking some more butts! :airtimer:
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:28 pm

Sharman19 wrote:Nice to learn that Goldie is back up! Must be kicking some more butts! :airtimer:



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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:36 pm

gromithere wrote:
laqueefa wrote:
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laqueefa wrote:Unfortunately, the Grizz isnt going anywhere. They've been spending money retracking the ride, and remains one of their signature family coasters. Vortex on the other hand, not so much. When is the last time this ride got some love? Get rid of it!
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Why unfortunately? It has gotten better in recent years. I would be upset to see it go, but it won't happen for a long time. Why does that make it an "unfortunate event for you?


It's unfortunate because no matter how much you retrack it, its not going to be a thrilling ride. Its pretty boring IMO. Could the park use the space for another world class coaster? SURE! Would they get rid of such an iconic family coaster? NOPE! The unfortunateness is leaking from every pore of this post. Oozing, almost.



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Whoa there! I think calling Grizzly "iconic" is a bit of a stretch. ;)


LOL. Really though, lets be the realist of the reals. The Grizz has been around since 1986. You and I arent far off in age, and I remember this ride being super popular back in the day. The queue is really beautiful; greenery, the Barney Oldfield Speedway snaking under and around Grizz's base... It's definitely iconic in the parks history. I doubt they ditch the Grizzly, even though I wish they would to make way for a thrill ride but the 48inch height requirement looks good on their "family rides" page. Honestly though, parks can fit a new ride in ANYWHERE.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby RCF » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:46 pm

laqueefa wrote:
gromithere wrote:
laqueefa wrote:
CAGreatAmericaFan wrote:
laqueefa wrote:Unfortunately, the Grizz isnt going anywhere. They've been spending money retracking the ride, and remains one of their signature family coasters. Vortex on the other hand, not so much. When is the last time this ride got some love? Get rid of it!
:vekoma: :elissa: :vekoma:


Why unfortunately? It has gotten better in recent years. I would be upset to see it go, but it won't happen for a long time. Why does that make it an "unfortunate event for you?


It's unfortunate because no matter how much you retrack it, its not going to be a thrilling ride. Its pretty boring IMO. Could the park use the space for another world class coaster? SURE! Would they get rid of such an iconic family coaster? NOPE! The unfortunateness is leaking from every pore of this post. Oozing, almost.



This post is moist.


Whoa there! I think calling Grizzly "iconic" is a bit of a stretch. ;)


LOL. Really though, lets be the realist of the reals. The Grizz has been around since 1986. You and I arent far off in age, and I remember this ride being super popular back in the day. The queue is really beautiful; greenery, the Barney Oldfield Speedway snaking under and around Grizz's base... It's definitely iconic in the parks history. I doubt they ditch the Grizzly, even though I wish they would to make way for a thrill ride but the 48inch height requirement looks good on their "family rides" page. Honestly though, parks can fit a new ride in ANYWHERE.
I honestly don't get how 48 inches makes it family friendly. That is considerably high compared to most of the rides at Lagoon. Even Wicked is 46inch height requirement.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:03 pm

Sometimes two inches dont matter, and sometimes its everything!

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby RandallDuell » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:02 pm

OrlandoGuy wrote:Awesome pictures! I havent been to either Great America but from what I can tell, CGA is the much nicer of the two (albeit with a much less impressive coaster lineup). Is this the general consensus with most people?


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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby laqueefa » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:23 pm

A buddy of mine (who is an amazing artist) is working on the Haunt this year. Here is an awesome photo of the entrance of Wax Museum!

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby rolercstrluvr » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:22 pm

Impressive, should look amazing in person. :b
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