California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:25 pm

I'm a little shocked this coaster isn't open yet, but that's good to hear it should be a matter of days now. I actually cannot remember the last time Cedar Fair opened a new roller coaster in June.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:47 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm a little shocked this coaster isn't open yet, but that's good to hear it should be a matter of days now. I actually cannot remember the last time Cedar Fair opened a new roller coaster in June.
I'm just shocked they haven't announced the date yet considering they have riders on it, even if they are employees.

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Postby singemfrc » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:49 pm

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thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm a little shocked this coaster isn't open yet, but that's good to hear it should be a matter of days now. I actually cannot remember the last time Cedar Fair opened a new roller coaster in June.
I'm just shocked they haven't announced the date yet considering they have riders on it, even if they are employees.

I agree, it's weird, leads me to speculate that there's something going on similar to what happened with gold striker - though the ride is ready to go, city and/or state may not yet have given it the go ahead to operate, so it just can't open to the public yet.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby NinjaTurtle » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:03 pm

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moviemansig wrote:I was at the park today and here is a trip report. Whitewater Falls was closed throughout the time I was there (surprising considering how hot it was), while Patriot was down on two separate occasions before I saw it open early afternoon. Also did the go-karts, which I've rarely done. I was told H.M.B. Endeavor was torn down to make way for the water park expansion. There were people riding RailBlazer in the afternoon. It might have been a media event, as I saw what looked to be non-employees on the ride. I was surprised it wasn't more crowded considering the Red, White & Brews event was taking place.

It's definitely employee only status at the moment, but employees may have been able to bring a +1. Either way, with employees riding now, it will be open very very soon.

I got a free unlimited rides wristband voucher for SCBB tonight at the SF Giants game which is awesome, as I was planning to visit SCBB at the same time when I go down to CGA to ride Railblazer. That will save me $40!



It was strictly employees (we had to show our IDs to get in line, many of us were on our day off so we weren't in uniform (like myself). Scored 6 rides yesterday. It is insane.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby moviemansig » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:55 pm

At this point, what are they officially waiting for to open it to the general public? Thanks.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:32 pm

^^ Glad you enjoyed RailBlazer. After my rides on Wonder Woman, I can say without a doubt this coaster is now the top clone out there barring maybe the Mega Lites.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:10 pm

Which park is better to visit on a Sunday in late July, in terms of crowds: SFDK or CGA? We're currently putting together a NorCal itinerary and we have a choice between doing one park on Sunday and the other on Monday. Is there much of a difference? We want to avoid Fast Lane/Flash Pass since neither of these parks are really big and it's not a "once in a lifetime opportunity", however it is our first time in NorCal. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:58 am

clem2754 wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm a little shocked this coaster isn't open yet, but that's good to hear it should be a matter of days now. I actually cannot remember the last time Cedar Fair opened a new roller coaster in June.
I'm just shocked they haven't announced the date yet considering they have riders on it, even if they are employees.


Employees riding doesn't mean anything. Employees are exempt from the state law requiring approval from the state to ride. They could still be days or weeks away depending on a lot of factors.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Domm » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:57 am

Jew wrote:
clem2754 wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm a little shocked this coaster isn't open yet, but that's good to hear it should be a matter of days now. I actually cannot remember the last time Cedar Fair opened a new roller coaster in June.
I'm just shocked they haven't announced the date yet considering they have riders on it, even if they are employees.


Employees riding doesn't mean anything. Employees are exempt from the state law requiring approval from the state to ride. They could still be days or weeks away depending on a lot of factors.

The dipping dots guy (guy working the stand with Railblazer beer) said 2 weeks. Was one of the employees who rode. Sounded totally reliable /sarcasm.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterobsessive » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:20 am

The fences are back up around the entrance to RailBlazer and the end of the lift hill (the part that sticks out into the walkway). Cherry pickers? there behind the fence. So they have to add something to it so it won't drop anything on people? (Sorry, just my uneducated guess).
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