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Six Flags Great America |"X-Flight"| B&M Wing Coaster

ry1996

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

^ No, but its using it's footprint and another area.
 

rollermonkey

Well-Known Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

No. It isn't.

It is going where the old Shoot The Chutes was. Iron Wolf is hundreds of yards from there. Past an arcade and American Eagle and Wiggles World and Jonny Rockets and Funnel Cake Foundry and the train station.

I worked there for three years. Have you ever been to 6FGAm?
 

D1993

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

^ ohhhhh.
I was thinking that it used a partial bit of the old Iron Wolf site, because X-Flight is replacing Iron Wolf I guess, and it just seems rumors were that's where it was going.
Anyways, thanks rollermonkey, its good to know that.

Edit: After looking at google maps view of the park I can see that X-Flight is going in sort of between american eagle and the section of demons corkscrews. I could see there was some sort of log ride that looks like its no longer in use. Out of curiosity, what is happening with the old IW site?
 

rollermonkey

Well-Known Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

Nothing for now. They may expand the picnic grove a bit into the part on the west side of the employee access road, and the rest will likely sit vacant for some time.

The park books a LOT of corporate outings.
 

D1993

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

^ Ok cool. Hopefully they do something with it in the future. I think a zac spin would go pretty good there. Its got a small footprint and surely smaller than what IW's was. Even with X-Flight its got a fairly small footprint too. The site for it isnt that big.
 
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

Just to give an update, here's a picture from the webcam

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Nothing special, but its something :p
 

ry1996

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

^ Yeah, i'v been watching it. They are starting to drill footers now.
 

D1993

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

Not a big update, but more track has arrived at the park and the drive tires have arrived (which look much bigger than the usual ones), but perhaps its just the angle or because of the large trains.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =3&theater

In the meantime, theyre working on starting all the footers, clearing the land and levelling it and stuff.
Hopefully this goes up quickly!
 

Venom2053

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

I like that red its a lot like I305 colour, what colour are the supports going to be ?
 

Josh73

Active Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

^ Black I think.

Apperently, I might be going to SFGA in August! So I can ride my first wingrider! :D
 

Ben

Social Media Team
Social Media Team
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

^Cool!

This isn't being built at SFA, so, shame.
 

D1993

Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

Yeah, the supports are going to be black.
Josh73, do you mean SFA or SFGA?

Six Flags America is the one in Maryland and is getting Apocalypse
Six Flags Great America is the one in Illinois near Chicago and is getting X-Flight
 

Josh73

Active Member
Re: "X-Flight"- B&M (Wing Rider) for Six Flags Great America

SFGA. I edited it. I get the two mixed up sometimes.
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
I'm sure once the ride goes vertical, there will be plenty of updates. This ride will probably rise extremely quickly, like all other B&M coasters being built.
 

ry1996

Member
Looks like the coaster is going vertical today, the first support is up and track is being uploaded off a truck onto site now. This can be seen from the webcam.
 
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