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Six Flags Great America | Maxx Force | S&S Air Launch

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by GuyWithAStick, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Six Flags Great America has just announced that they are tearing down the old "Pictorium" IMAX theater of 39 years. When it opened, it brought brand new technology to the theme park industry. However, in recent years, the space has rarely been used. Its last major use was in 2011-2013, when the park made a 3-volume series of the park's history to celebrate 35 years of operation. It wasn't until this year that they decided to remove this building. Their Twitter says that they are removing the building to make way for "New Thrills". Clearly this is a generic industry phrase when removing an old attraction.

    But... during opening weekend, it was seen that there was some land clearing on the other side of the train tracks near Whizzer/the park's scrambler. Could this mean they're starting early to prepare for next year's attraction? Are they simply creating a backstage path? Or are these two isolated events that are coincidentally going on at the same time right next to each other? Either way, it's rather interesting to see the park working this early on a project like this.


    Demolition of Pictorium

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    Land clearing on the other side of the tracks

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    Rough sketch of the possible area to work with.

    I must say, 2019 is shaping up to be an awesome year for coasters. What do you think?
     
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  2. Pear

    Pear Well-Known Member

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    It's gotta be a giga for sure
     
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    Reasonable plot, but could be a water park expansion too though.
     
  4. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Since Six Flags has had a habit of buying in bulk in the past few years, my guess is a Wonder Woman clone.
     
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    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    Which one?
     
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    As SFGAm got a Free Spin last year in the form of Joker, I'd guess they meant the RMC Raptor clone.
     
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    Ben Well-Known Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    TEAR DOWN THAT BITCH OF A THEATRE AND PUT SOME THRILLS WHERE THEY OUGHT TO BE
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yes, Mommie Dearest. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't forget the super loops too!

    But anyways, it is a reasonable amount of space, so I'd guess it's a new layout of a Raptor or if I'm going on a stretch, a T-rex.
     
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    But there's also the flat rides as well. ;)
     
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    Surely it won't be a Raptor when they get 3million+ annual attendance? Those queues would be insane.
     
  12. ATI

    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    Well they got a freespin and they only pull ~800pph.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't SFGAm getting Mardi Gras Hangover, the world's tallest Super Loop, this year?

    I suppose they could get a Skywarp like SFDK is getting.
     
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    ^Oh, yes! I always get Great Adventure and Great America mixed up!
     
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    It's an easy mistake to make! I find it quite confusing as they both have the Superman B&M flyer layout, with the exact same name and theme!
     
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    Markers have appeared

     
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    I'm not sure whether those look like those of a coaster or not...
     
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    *COUGHraptorCOUGH*
     
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    I mean. I'd have a reason to go back short of Goliath. :p
     
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    Yeah, this is probably a Wonder Woman clone. Same theme, same layout, same everything. But five hours from me, I’m totally down with this!
     

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