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

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  1. Edward M

    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    I agree this smells like a Raptor. Does the Wonder Woman theme makes sense for this area? It's been years since I've been to Great America.
     
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    Most likely not. Given the most recent map of the park (below), you can see the theater to the right of the front carousel. I would think they would generically theme it as it's on the other side of the main midway and closer to Whizzer and Viper then anything.

    https://static.sixflags.com/website/files/sfgam_park-map.pdf
     
  4. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    The area is currently in the 'Carousel Plaza' section of the area, which is essentially just the front gate. Hometown Square is right next door, which has more of a 1920s Smalltown American Square feel, but I can see them putting a DC ride in the area. It's been done before, so it can happen again.

    Also, yall are so optimistic. Watch it be a waterpark expansion.
     
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    I'm going to keep my eye on this either way. Maybe it's worth putting off a return trip until next season (though by September I should know either way i guess)
     
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    I went to SFGA for the first time last year and I was struck by how the DC rides were just kind of randomly placed with no care for theming. The Joker was hanging out near New Orleans. Justice League was way in the back of the park. I was cracking jokes about a southwestern themed DC ride to justify another over there.
     
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    Yeah it’s safe to say you don’t need to worry about it being with the other DC rides because they’re all spread out (at least Joker is next to Batman?)

    And Joker might be near the New Orleans section but Batman and the Dark Knight are just in it entirely haha

    Look at SFGAdv they’re literally just... everywhere
     
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    What's intriguing about this is that it's on a slight hill. Obviously one can still put a clone on the side of a hill but it does require all parties involved to get the slightest bit more creative.
     
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    They should put it on stilts like this

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    Total Six Flags move :p
     
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    SFFT’s is over that water feature that was part of the splash boats if I’m correct. Maybe just flatten that hillside out to put water there and on the steep bit behind it have a retaining wall covered by rockwork and a waterfall? SFGAm is a pretty flat place for the most part, this slope can’t be that dramatic.
     
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    Actually, that hill is pretty drastic. 20-ish feet, I'd say. In fact, most of the markers are at the top of this hill. As for a retaining wall/waterfall, the park's railroad is right there, so adding in a waterfall would be very costly to install/maintain. So I'd say whatever is coming, it'll be using the hill to its advantage.

    Which would work super well for a nice water park expansion.
     
  13. GuyWithAStick

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    The first Teaser is here!



    Looks like waterpark to me.
     
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    Another teaser is out:



    The main thing here is 2 seconds. Now I'd love to say that's launch time, but I am still gonna stay stubborn on the water park expansion.
     
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    Everything so far to me points to a racing waterslide expansion.
     
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    Aquatrax confirmed.
     
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    I was just reading through today's Screamscape news update, and it would seem that Lance has some interesting opinions on SFGAm 2019:
    A launch coaster would be very interesting, in my opinion. If this is a launch coaster, then Six Flags are building some very unique rides in 2019, what with SFMM's Mack and potentially this unique project. One does have to wonder why they would use the waterpark in their teasers if it were a launch coaster, though...
    P.S. Here's the Screamscape link: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_flags_great_america.htm
     
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    Sorry for double posting, but part 3 of Road to Glory has been uploaded:

    And Lance from Screamscape has some more interesting thoughts on it:
    Six Flags Day can't come fast enough! Only 13 days away now!
    P.S. Here's the Screamscape link: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_flags_great_america.htm
     
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    Maxx Force totally reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons where Homer changed his name to Max Power.
     
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    SFGAm have today uploaded the final Road to Glory teaser:

    To me, that implies some kind of North American record. I'm stumped, personally. Their early teasers used the waterpark, but they seem to have completely abandoned the waterpark in their later teasers. The teasers seem to imply a racing theme, but everyone else seems to think it'll be a waterpark attraction... Six Flags day can't come soon enough!
     

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