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    Misc GA Mumblings

    I'm not buying it just yet. But I would welcome it in Metropolis as I thought the placement was an afterthought and it being in Metropolis would be a better fit. Of course themed different.
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    Future of Bizarro

    I have always thought seeing a floorless conversion train with the new vest restraints would be cool. But they would need to put less than 4 seats per row due to size limits.
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Hopefully! But at the same time, they could be teaming with a company to make a worlds first flat ride that is tall and of course, made of steel. I wouldn't be surprised but I am way more on the side of a coaster than another flat.
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    Future of Bizarro

    I don't think I have evidence but I have support to back my speculation of it being removed. The whole ride is being neglected it seems. The paint is terribly chipping and fading. Worst I have ever seen. Plus there are many rust spots along the spine of the track. They removed the onride pictures early to mid 2016 season. Brakes are very jerky. When on transport tires, the train tends to skid over the tires. Causing a squeak. The wheels on the train itself squeak (well at least since the last time I have been on it). The wheels on the train also look very used, dirty and old. I personally think the shoulder harnesses were refurbished to look better instead of being replaced. On every B&M I have been on, they all have a flat, gloss paint/coating on any restraint. The paint/coating on Bizarro's seems like a cheap, matte alternative paint/coating. And the Bizarro marquee has been getting pulled apart by park goers revealing the under lying foam. They don't even bother taking some paint to cover up the yellow/orange foam. Or even take a sharpie to it. In my opinion, the Run Away Mine Train gets better care than Bizarro. And it is a shame too. Its a rather good ride. Seeing Scream get a repaint a couple years ago gave me hopes of a minor refresh. But I fully doubt that now.
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    Flash Sale Extended through Sept. 9

    I had problems before. Luckily for me the system came back online about 40 minutes earlier than estimated. But it was going painfully slow. Transaction still went through though.
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    It is simply not safe to do year round operations. I'm sure we would all love to go to the park year round and I'm sure the park would love the extra income. But the cold is not safe for the ride operators. Texas is a hot state and closer to the equator giving it a shorter "winter" season. All roller coasters have a greater chance of valleying in the cold. I rode Nitro on a 30 degree day once, they couldn't fill the back of the train due to valley concerns and the front of the train was filled. Still we were going so slow I thought we were going to valley. Besides, if they did operate year round, they would have to rotate maintenance schedules on the rides and we would be seeing longs periods of down time on some rides. And who wants that.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I was skeptical about it because of no records of Zamperla importing anything just yet. But it just looked like they were in the process of creating the page to be published and accidentally published it early. That's what went through my mind. Plus if you delete the part that mentions 2019 in the url, it still brings you to Great Adventures website
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I'm kind of skeptical about it though. At least what I can see across many US Import Data sights, nothing has been imported in a month or 2 to any of the Six Flags parks. Now, I am a free user of the websites so I may not be getting the full information about whats imported to the parks. But I also know that Giant Discoveries only need a day to assemble once the site is prepared.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I am certainly not dissapointed but I think another theme would have been better.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    More likely in 2020 than 2019. But still no evidence.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I don't think that the park cares about the enthusiasts as much as other parks. They have no reason to give a "BIG surprise." Their coaster collection is great. Their flats are weak. There are other priorities that need to be filled besides coasters. And I don't think having a ton of coasters is a great thing. I hear people complain about MM all the time of there being too much coasters and not enough flats. So having a thrilling big flat is most likely better for the park than a filler coaster. Such as a Raptor.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I forget where exactly I heard how much they were investing in new additions this year, but I think it was a couple million dollars less than last year chain wide. But still in the $90,000,000 range. My point is, they are likely going to be putting something in to Darien Lake and Frontier city. It may not be a ride but it would most likely be retheming of some of the rides to fit the DC theme. Over all this year, they spent a lot of money. Buying 5 parks is not cheap. So honestly, still investing $90,000,000 into the chain is amazing. But having to put money into more parks, having a coaster at MM and possibly Great America, it will simply be out of the budget to put one at Great Adventure if they want to keep their word of adding something to every park and keeping that addition bigger than a show.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    The point of this threat is to discuss speculation and rumors. We can't just debunk everything because we don't know what it is for sure.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    New Jersey Coasters is just as clueless as we all are.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    His video showed no solid proof of a coaster coming. Granted, it doesnt show solid proof for a discovery either, but due to construction progress a discovery is more likely. His proof was there were markers and a crane. I'm pretty sure great adventure outright owns that crane. It's been parked next to metropolis for some time and it is heavy duty because I bet they would like to be able to use it on any of their rides.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    When Six Flags makes images like that that can be used for any park, they just pick a roller coaster that looks nice. They don't put one there like it is a teaser. I see Great Adventure advertisements all the time with I Box coasters and wing coasters on them all the time for years now. Do we have one? No
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I think it would be cool to have a Giant Discovery themed to The Penguin. The theme would be very easy to do to. Have a queue line that looks like you are in a snowy tundra. Maybe even have one of those "snow machines" that just spray out little tiny bubbles that look like snow and blast the line with air conditioning. The colors could be white and blue or white and purple. Repave the area in front of the stadium and have the surrounding buildings look like they are in the snow that really sells the feeling of being in the cold.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Everybody is here is in the same boat. Nobody knows for sure what the addition is. Unless there is a construction worker in the thread that may know but nobody has claimed that. So nobody in this thread can answer that question. Plus a Giant Discovery would be a great. They are fun, thrilling and fast. I would be super happy with one.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Im definitely leaning on the side of an actual new type attraction for next year. If you pay attention to a regular Giant Discovery, you can see the supports shaking. Normal for a ride like that but I was standing at a distance and still noticed. It makes me question if a Discovery can be scaled any higher than CraZanity. But I wouldn't be surprised if their version of big is an attraction the size of a Skywarp
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    We have had the new for 2019 Raptor/T-Rex/roller coaster discussion before in this thread. It seems that a little more than half or even more do not think a roller coaster is coming. Me included. There is nothing new to be said unless something major changes at the park or the US Import Data shows a ride company importing to the park. Time to move on.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    According to my calculations, which may be wrong but I did double check. Given the dimensions for a regular Giant Discovery 40 on Zamperla's website, a regular Giant Discovery takes up 10,004 square feet. Which is about .229 of an acre. I don't know if Zamperla included the queue line or any other pathways within the dimensions. Or even the furthest point at which the pendulum will swing to the side. But my point is, If it is a Giant Discovery, it must be a huge one to take up 4 acres. I could not find the dimensions of Wonder Woman Golden Lasso coaster or Railblazer so I went to Google Earth and VERY roughly measured out the area for Wonder Woman at Fiesta Texas, and it came to about 5 acres. Plus there is too much land clearing to be done in too little time to put a Raptor Track coaster there. I also roughly measured out the S&S Screamin' Swing, Thunder n' Lightning, at Lake Compounce, and it came out to just barely above half an acre. I lastly VERY roughly measured the spot for which Harley Quinn at Discovery Kingdom sits on, and the land area came out to about 14,926 square feet. Or about .342 acres. So, it is either going to be a very big addition, but smaller than a Raptor, or the addition could be a new area. I do fully doubt it would be a smaller Raptor. All given if 4 acres is accurate. I can say that I am stumped at what it could be now. I was sold on Giant Discovery. Unless it is a Giant Discovery with a few other rides or a new area. Either way, we just have to look out for shipments or just wait till the announcement.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    If I'm not mistaken, Six Flags doesn't really celebrate any parks anniversary too well. and besides, the 50th is more special than the 45th.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    It pretty much seems that it won't be a coaster. But we also dont have to automatically assume it would be a Giant Discovery either. Granted, Great Adventure is one of the Six Flags parks that doesn't have one but its not the only option for a flat ride that would fit the collection nicely. Shot in the dark but Six Flags has worked with S&S for many years and it seems they will for the foreseeable future. I could see them installing an S&S Screamin' Swing. One would fit nicely between Metropolis grill and the stadium, they cant be that expensive, really fun. And who knows, if Six Flags ever pursues the Two Face theme, most Screamin' swings have two swings. That would allow for some theme to be applied to it. The six flags survey was asking questions about the tallest inversion, who knows, maybe S&S have been working on a model that brings riders more vertical than current ones. That would certainly be a cool addition.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Given the new utility markings next to the old Stunt Show stadium and the lack of any land clearing for an attraction, a roller coaster is very unlikely unless they want to be months behind construction. They didn't tear down the Auto Bahn for Cyborg until after the 2017 season. Chances are if the land with the utility markings is used for anything, it will be cleared after the season.
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    2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    It has never been confirmed or any signs of the construction of a raptor have started. a raptor for 2019 is very unlikely and is not really needed. A Giant Discovery is way more likely. But still not confirmed.
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