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Postby Jcoaster » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:20 am

Canyon Blaster was pretty lame as far as Mine Trains are concerned. The Comet though is one of the best wooden coasters i've ever been on. It' airtime is insane. I would love to see a solid new coaster to form a 1-2 punch for the park.
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Postby gecomet92 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:28 am

coasterkid124 wrote:Are there still rumors of the park closing the Bobsled, or is it safe for now?
The rumors have never really stopped, every year it seems like it could be it's last year but then you walk in the next year it's still chugging.

I honesstly thought Demon or Bobsled would go for a new coaster but It looks like it could be neither of them with the location of the markers

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Postby gecomet92 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:25 am

Annndddd another year in which this park is neglected. A re theme of a children splash area. Real creative six flags, real creative.

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Postby 3Mutts » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:29 am

^ Sadly I think part of the problem with this park is that people just go to it while being in the Lake George area, I am one of the locals who wants to see this park excel but this reason is why SF doesn't invest in this park too much because tourist will still come to it anyway.
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Postby coasterkid124 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:35 am

New York has never really been a hot spot for theme parks. Maybe it's taxes, or most people visiting NYC.

This is really pathetic though. A retheme of a splash pad? Come on they could of at least replaced it with an Aqua Twist. That would probably be successful at the park.
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Postby gecomet92 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:36 am

I'm also from around the area and all I think they need is a signature steel coaster. I'm content with the size of the park now, I don't want it any bigger in terms of area. So when this coaster comes I would hope it would take the spot of one of the lackluster coasters.

I've said it for a while, Six flags could go years without investing and the attendance would stay the same. Also on the other hand if they invest heavily the attendance wouldn't spike that significantly. That's the one and only reason why TGE is still called " The Great Escape: A Six Flags property" (It's why Six flags hasn't sold it yet)

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Postby booink » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:51 am

gecomet92 wrote:Annndddd another year in which this park is neglected. A re theme of a children splash area. Real creative six flags, real creative.

From where does this info comes ? There was no official announcement from the park yet and I haven't heard any rumors about that until now. Did I miss something? :?r
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Postby gecomet92 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:55 am

All of Six flags stuff got leaked today...

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Postby booink » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:03 pm

Yeah, I just saw it too, my brother sent me a link. That REALLY sucks, I would have been happy with ANYTHING but a waterslide re-theme. I mean, it's not even a new slide complex, they are gonna add some new paint and market it as a "new" attraction ? I think I wouldn't even have complained if it was a new kiddie ride in Kidzopolis. :|
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:50 am

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