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    Legends in Concert at the Showcase Theatre in 1993

    Technically I've never seen a complete show,but 20+ years ago I was living in Hawaii.There was a mall called The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center that had a long-running production of the show.I never actually went since the show seemed to be aimed mostly at the tourist crowd,but occasionally the then-current performers would put on a "sneak preview" in the shopping center's main lobby.Basically it would be 2 or 3 performers who would sing 2 shortened versions of their songs and then hype up that evening's show. I think SF should give it another shot,especially since Great Adv. is in dire need of live shows.My idea is that a group of SF parks(such as Great Adv.,Darien Lake,and SFNE) would all have it for a season;however each park would have a different line-up at the beginning of the season,and halfway through the summer the parks would "trade" a couple of their performers to another park to keep the show interesting.Also I think the show(s) should be hosted by a comedian impersonator(like Rodney Dangerfield,Joan Rivers or Whoopi Goldberg) who would introduce the acts and could add jokes dealing with current events.
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    After taking another look I noticed the "fakeness" of it,but then again,couldn't Great Adv. or Cedar Point actually do that?I mean there where plenty of times Great Adv. put advertisements on coaster trains......
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    Batman: The Ride

    I wish they would bring back the cop car mister in the lower queue area.
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    In another forum I saw pictures of Cedar Point's sky ride gondolas decorated to look like jack-o-lanterns.I wish Great Adv. would do something like that!
  5. If 4D ever comes back to any of the SF parks,the best way to do it is have a similar system to Star Tours-that is a group of 3-6 individual small theaters instead of a single gigantic screen.That way in the slow seasons only 1 or 2 screens are used(instead of the usual 4/5).The first ones of course would be built at Great Adv. & MM,then Great Am. and OT.If SF does it right it could have multiple movies with an even greater number of different endings (again-like Star Tours) or different holiday movies .
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    Which Areas Would You Like To See Rethemed?

    Movietown and Boardwalk have needed upgrades/overhauls in themeing for years(or at least in my opinion).Long story short: MOVIETOWN becomes DC Universe as Nitro is renamed Superman and the Showcase Theater is renamed Warner Brothers Showroom.If Congo Rapids is being kept as-is it can be re-done as something like "Stuntman Rapids";the "story"/theme is that it's a fake river at a movie studio where they're filming an action flick and the on-ride camera prints your picture on a "movie poster"-type background. BOARDWALK is upgraded to Jersey Boardwalk and ocean themes are given to every thing.I still think S:UF should renamed Jersey Devil and GL be given sit-down trains and called Manatawan (spelling?)Maneater .The Parachutes would be given a Coast Guard re-theme and called Pararescue Training Center and the various arcades would be rethemed as casinos. The biggest makeover would be the park's entrance and midsection.I think Great Adv. should renovate the entrance along the lines of what their plans were about 30 years ago-the bigger fountain with a unisphere,etc. and call the section The Pan-American Exposition.They would first get rid of the shooting gallery near the Dream Street tents and repave that entire area with tiles and add chaser light-style light packages to the buildings in that area(like Main Street USA at the Disney Parks) and upgrade the lights on the ferris wheel. PS-I still think they should rename Medusa/Bizarro Sasquatch and have distinct music styles for each section of the park(movie soundtracks for around B:TR & JL,country & bluegrass for Frontier Adv.,etc).
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    This maybe a little farfetched,but I think Great Adv. should get Domino's to repave the parking lot,and then advertise it as "the world's largest Domino's Hot Spot".Domino's then could have a food truck that cruises the parking lot selling pre-made pizzas!
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    Day 4 - Add More Dining Options

    Basically I think SF should "steal away" whatever foodservice directors/operators they can from WDW,BGW,Bellagio or at least Dollywood or Knott's.It seems all those other places have consistently better choices/quality/etc. .However I do think SF has made a step or two in the right direction(like with the food truck events).
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    Gr.Adv.Debate #51: Bringing back the past

    Good news-Intermark Ride Group has a Freefall for sale!Other than that my choices are: 1-Scream Machine 2-Rolling Thunder with only lap bars 3-Chiller with newer OTSRs(the lap bars and ankle restraints were a little narrow for me). 4-new shows for the Showcase Theater and Stunt Arena. 5-Temple Of The Tiger show. Honorable mentions:Fort Independence dive/dolphin shows;Glow In The Dark parade;park open until midnight during the summer;more cohesive themeing(ex:no superheroes on the boardwalk);replace all those lost trees(or as many as possible-it shocks me to see how much the park has lost in that area);Giant Teepee;and Viper(so people can experience that torture device in person).
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    Six Flags Theme Parks Future Predictions

    I think that SF in general will continue to renovate their parks one section at a time.First it was SFA with the Mardi Gras re-theme of the area around Wild One and now SFNE has a Gotham City because their Mind Eraser became Riddler's Revenge(after getting new trains and a paint job). Here's some examples of what I would like to see: SFA-Coyote Creek upgrades/expansion.Basically the "pirate area" is re-themed to blend in more with Coyote Creek. Mind Eraser gets new trains and a paint job to become Thunderbird. Roar gets new lap bar-only trains and is renamed either Viper or Diamond Back. Apocalypse gets sit-down trains and a paint job but keeps the fire effects to become Firestorm. Shipwreck Falls becomes Diamond Falls. Great Adv.-I still think S:UF and Green Lantern should re-themed to fit in with the Boardwalk area(especiallyif it means getting sit-down trains for GL). Great Adv. also should get a new motion simulator to replace the old Right Stuff one. Great Adv. should get together with Vekoma and Oak Island Creative to find ways they could change the theming & effects Houdini's Great Escape for the various holidays:for Halloween the séance could resurrect the Headless Horseman or the Jersey Devil,and for Christmas the séance could provoke the Krampus.
  11. Although this falls in the "would've/could've/should've" catergory(as well as Monday morning quarterbacking),but Time Warner could've/should've been more like ABC & Disney:get Warner Bros. tv shows to film at various SF parks,and TNT/TBS/Cartoon Network could run endless commercials for SF Parks. Also Warner Bros. should've put the various outdoor arenas at the parks(like Great Adv.'s) for promoting WB recording artists:the parks could've been used for world-tour kickoff/grand finale celebrations,special reunions,etc.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    I just saw on other sites that SFOG's train caught on fire and 2 employees were injured.Hopefully they-the employees AND the park-quickly recover.
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    Great American Scream Machine

    I just "skimmed" thru the video.While the guy IS entitled to his opinion,it sounded like his main problem was that he didn't keep his head back during the ride,which caused the headbanging.And he also disliked RMT also!
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    Great Adventure on the Jackson Township Seal

    I like seeing old articles like that because it almost always gives a unique perspective on the park(or any park for that matter).Case in point:Great Adv.'s first season got 1.3 million people and it was considered a FLOP?!?!?
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    *NEW* Looney Tunes Character Albums

    I was thinking the same thing!It's almost as scary as the Mickey Mouse costumes from the 1950's.