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Nitro1118 last won the day on September 6 2017

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  1. I understand the concern, but crowds tend to auto-regulate themselves. Chiller never had 4 hour lines when it was the most popular coaster in the park despite its poor capacity. Joker, another low capacity coaster, rarely has a longer line than than KK, Toro, Nitro or Superman despite being 10-15 years newer than them. I know the RMC Raptor has even worse capacity than those rides, and will probably be more attractive to the GP as well, but I doubt it would be quite the problem many people are expecting. I am certainly rooting for a T-Rex, but it wouldn't surprise nor concern me if we got a Raptor instead.
  2. 2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    As I said, those three are thrill rides. They did fill a need for those kids who are too old for RMT/Skull Mountain but not tall enough for KK or the B&M's.
  3. 2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    If I remember reading correctly, CF has seen a down year so far as well. I think the weather has really hurt all regional theme parks this season. As far as how it will effect GAdv's next addition...I am going to assume not too much. Even with attendance down a bit, I believe SF reported a small increase in revenue. SF's capital expenditure, for now, is a fixed number based on their income. GAdv is the chain's biggest money-maker, so we will always be one of the top priorities. That may not necessarily result in a RMC, but it also won't result in just an updated lazy river, either. Lastly, we have had plenty of family/mid-level additions the last 5 years. Adventure Alley, SORA and Justice League were all amazing additions for people of all age groups. Joker, El Diablo and Zumanjaro, while thrill rides, all have only 48 inch requirements. That was a height range that the park had very little to offer. Cyborg will provide a new, eye-catching flat ride as well. While the overall landscape may dictate that more family rides may still be the best option, you have to consider context. In 12 years we have received 3 coasters; the first was a cloned Wild Mouse, another was a relocated 20 year old standup that is universally hated, and a cloned freespin that is gimmicky to the point it alienates a large sector of riders. In those 12 years, we lost both tracks of a beloved coaster in Chiller, lost GASM, and lost both sides of RT. That means we have less coasters in 2018 than we did in 2006 (or exactly the same if you consider Chiller and RT as one ride). I do think a relatively large scale coaster would make the most sense for the park for the reasons above. Especially if it is placed in Old Country to completely re-integrate that last "dead area" back to life.
  4. 2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    The skyride is very safe. With how many skyrides there have been over the years, there has been very few documented incidences. Riding KK in the front row with Intamin's history of snapping cables is much scarier to me. If the skyride were to be removed, it would be due to difficulty finding replacement parts and/or cost of upkeep. It wouldn't be due to safety concerns.
  5. 2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Let's wait and see how the Raptors at SFFT and CGA play out. The Raptor model does have horrible capacity, but it is all relative. Joker has half the capacity as Nitro or El Toro but that doesn't mean it has twice the wait on a normal day. Lines tend to regulate themselves automatically based on capacity as the GP sniff out low capacity rides pretty quickly. I highly doubt a Raptor would garner 3-4 hour lines at our park. With that said, the T-Rex model would certainly be more appropriate. Better capacity and it would allow for something of a grander scale. With that said, a Raptor would not shock me.
  6. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Skywarp was too similar to El Diablo, and IMO based on the animations would be a worse ride experience as well (10ft shorter, less hangtime moments). This is a very unique, original ride that even as a bystander should be fun to look at. Every year people complain about flats and now we have a new, original one in a section that badly needs another addition. Every year I will be a bit bummed until we finally get some kind of RMC, but each addition we have received the last few years has filled a need.
  7. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Won't post the link, but I will say at least it beats a Skywarp! Should be an interesting attraction.
  8. Six Flags Additions for 2018

    Jealous of SFMM's addition, would have been perfect in Old Country. Hopefully tomorrow is a pleasant surprise for us.
  9. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    The manufacturers usually come up with the names. Intamin came up with giga, RMC came up with Iron Horse, etc...
  10. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Not saying it isn't a Skywarp as that is a very real possibility, but I don't see why people think it is a foregone conclusion. There are 5 SF parks getting either a world or North America's first attraction. As of right now Skyline has only been confirmed to have sold one of them. None of the rumors to this point have been anything beyond basic speculation. I think it is just as possible that we see another first of its kind flat ride, or small coaster.
  11. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    El Toro had essentially the same technology as RMC's wooden coasters. It doesn't hurt El Toro's experience that it doesn't do some of the crazy things RMC's do. At the same time, it only helps that RMC's throw in such crazy elements.
  12. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Easily better than all RMC's? I mean, that's subjective, but Wicked Cyclone is right there with El Toro as my favorite of 157 coasters. It wouldn't surprise me if one of the RMC's would surpass Toro on my list. RMC's have equally as incredible airtime plus a more diverse range of elements. Their products are absolutely top quality.
  13. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Also Superman at SFMM, Fury 325 and Leviathan.
  14. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    With SF's financial restrictions, I highly doubt that will be an issue that ever arises in the near future.
  15. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Hydrus goes upside down and only has lap bars, so I doubt it. Then again, the RMC Raptors have OTSR's so who knows.