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  1. Maybe he and Witch Hazel and a few others will come out as add-ons
  2. There's a famous story at Universal of a squirrel who chewed through the wires of the giant Christmas tree. As a tribute/joke they added a squirrel animatronic to the tree who pops out periodically: This past year he became an even bigger celebrity with his own line of merchandise:
  3. Nope- Disney has decided Ratatouille and the new EPCOT fireworks show are the 2021 new additions, Tron is for 2022, and Guardians of the Galaxy is the 2023 addition.
  4. I wonder if they were having squirrel issues? Squirrels are notorious for chewing on Christmas light wires, and leaving them up for years at a time couldn't have been good for them either with the sun and heat and cold cycles deteriorating the coatings.
  5. Interesting they got new cars for Deja Vu:
  6. https://www.app.com/story/news/local/jackson-lakewood/jackson/2021/03/28/six-flags-great-adventure-wild-safari-fire/7036760002/
  7. OK, I missed that. I assume they can only run three at a time though. It's nice to have a spare, but very un-Six Flags to actually pay for a spare train rather than just running with fewer when one needs service. Look at BTR and SUF.
  8. Four storage tracks? How many trains will this little coaster have?
  9. I was shocked when they included it with the park to start with, but at least they built it in a way that they could make it a separate gate and share the entry plaza (like Magic Mountain). All these theme park/water park combos just seem like a nightmare to balance out the crowds. Separate gates make it a little easier to control the capacity.
  10. It was one of the original GASM loops. They were replaced with reinforced track after the first season.
  11. I'm more worried about the Big Wheel. Six Flags has removed several ferris wheels over the years, even when their manufacturer is still in business and making parts...
  12. I always thought it was kind of odd placement feeling more oriented to the theme park than the waterpark.
  13. My father was laid off from his job and worked at GA overnights in Cash Control back then. Apparently it was a nightmare trying to clear the park on the midnight and later closings-- people just never wanted to leave! They'd have to wait for Security to call the park clear so they could take the van into the park and collect all the money taken in that day (HUGE AMOUNTS!). Just bags and bags of coins collected each day from things like the quarter toss and Doc's Dimes.
  14. Investors looking to purchase Clementon and keep it open: https://www.inquirer.com/business/clementon-park-splash-rides-roller-coasters-auction-norfolk-state-20210312.html
  15. I never went to any of these, but I remember the commercials and knew "stories" about them from classmates who went: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/jersey-shore-haunted-houses?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f76856b309-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_03_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-f76856b309-70140565&mc_cid=f76856b309&mc_eid=2622ec8389
  16. Correction/update- just the one side was re-cabled this year, the other side was re-cabled more recently and was just re-spliced to adjust for the stretch. Apparently they are re-cabled on different schedules. Also learned that SFOG supposedly had 36 gondolas. I hope they're being shipped to GA as replacements or at least for parts.
  17. Some bad news and some good news to share... The bad news, Six Flags Over Georgia has officially removed their skyride, meaning Great Adventure has the last remaining skyride of all the Six Flags parks. The good news is any salvageable parts are coming to GA to help keep our Skyride running. The BEST news, I just got confirmation from one of the techs who worked on it that Great Adventure's Skyride just got finished being re-cabled yesterday! That means it should be fairly safe from removal for another few years!!! Here's the picture he posted
  18. Wow, EPCOT's new entry music loop is so wrong. They had a great loop of music WRITTEN FOR EPCOT, but traded it in for music from mostly non-Disney movies. Half the songs are from a Netflix series... They made progress with the return of the fountain prisms, then they add this music, just days after this horror: I like the IDEA of these Flags, but the execution feels lackluster. Twelve Flags Over Florida... https://blogmickey.com/2021/03/closer-look-at-new-pavilion-logo-flags-at-epcot-main-entrance/
  19. The idea is open the park when possible (temps are within certain range, no snow), and close the park on the weekends it's not the right call to be open. The parks which are open do that just like they do the rest of the year. If the weather is bad, they close. If the weather is good they open. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sesame Place, SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Six Flags Over Texas have all been "open" through the winter, but then close when they get snow, ice, and extreme temperatures. Just like spring, fall, summer, when the weat
  20. I'd guess this was some of the strip of land from the park to the interstate for the entrance road that was never built, and/or the land south of the park along Prospertown Lake.
  21. Hopefully they do more with it than they've done with Wild Adventures. In 13 years I don't think they've added much to that park...
  22. I wonder if they were all given a reprieve since there's really nothing new coming to most of the park this year either. With no new attractions for most parks it's kind of hard to justify removing something.
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