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2017 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

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I thought this topic was supposed to be speculation? All im seeing is what everyone wants to come to the park with no given evidence.

Which is exactly what speculation is.

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I always do "educated speculation", what i would like the Park to get is irrrelavent. Just like what anyone want's the Park to get is irrrelavent. I base all my post's on what makes sense with what's going on in the Park, and the current "trend's" with Six Flags. This year, once i knew the Lakefront stuff was coming down, i wanted a Custom RMC with the Station just about where "Mayhem" will be, with the lift hill going back down the Switlick Driveway. But nothing pointed to that coming. But at least we still will have a crew from RMC at the Park for the "Total Mayhem" build along with the local crew's.

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I thought this topic was supposed to be speculation? All im seeing is what everyone wants to come to the park with no given evidence. I'd much rather talk about what were probably gonna get and have discussion on why and how. Just my thoughts though.

Lighten Up Francis

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Sure, the park sent out a survey about the dueler but that doesn't mean they're going to go through with it.

 

To clarify, Six Flags sent out that survey to guests from every park.

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I personally wouldn't mind them bringing back Medusa in 2017. The re-theme to Bizarro was a disaster due to the Audio always having issues to where they had to remove it in 2013. I know they spent a lot of money on the re-theme to Bizarro, but bringing Medusa back would probably be cheaper if the are planning on getting rid of most of the theming on the ride, and there isn't really a problem with keeping the mist, especially on the corkscrews. They could also add the JL Dark Ride in 2017 as well, and 2018 would be when we get the dueler.

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There would be absolutely zero ROI to retheme Buzarro to Medusa. At SFNE it makes sense, but it would be honestly useless at Great Adventure. There's no issue with the ride as it is.

 

If the Justice League dark ride is on tap for 2017 I don't see a new coaster until 2019, and agh at point it may not be the supposed dueling coaster.

And whomever said El Toro would be "weak" at some point in the 2020's is out of their mind. Coasters don't suddelny get less intense. There's always the possibility that the park won't properly maintain the ride, dropping it's popularity, but El Toro was ahead of its time when it was built and there was less innovating to be done on wooden coasters since then, whereas with Rolling Thunder there really wasn't a whole lot to the ride to help it stand the test of time. Point being, here's only so much that can be done to wooden coasters in terms of speed, steepness, drop angle, airtime, etc, and El Toro will always be in the conversation in every category.

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There would be absolutely zero ROI to retheme Buzarro to Medusa. At SFNE it makes sense, but it would be honestly useless at Great Adventure. There's no issue with the ride as it is.

Medusa's theme (if you wanna call it that) fits much better in Frontier Adventures than Bizarro. However, Bizarro's theme is better overall.

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I know Bizarro seems out of place in frontier adventures but is it? Isn't it bizarre for Bizarro to be in that area? Huh? Huh? :)

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The whole point of the Theme of "Bizarro" is it's SUPPOSED to be totally out of place in "Frontier Adventures". People didn't get it then, and people don't get it now. Everyhing about "Bizarro" was "high-concept" all the way to up to Six Flags hiring 42 Entertainment (they did The Dark Knight movie's viral campaign) to handle all the marketing. That was one of the best done marketing campaign's Six Flags ever did for "new" Coasters. They should add Prop's at or before the Portal to explain that somehow. I'd say just add one of the Great Adventure original rides Plaque's to it for it being the first ever Floorless, and briefly explain the re-theme by saying something like "Just like the Superman villan, "Bizarro" is out of place wherever he goes". "Medusa/Bizarro" was my favorite Coaster for a long time, and i thought the re-theme to our's added alot, and took away nothing.

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^Maybe when all the paint chips off they'll announce a retheme to Medusa!

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Beautifully said^ the only thing wrong with Bizarro is that it doesn't go further w the "bizarre" theme. Re-add some on board audio, or at least speakers to the lift like on GL that explains a little bit of what's going on. Some cutthroughs on the lift as well.

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Does GL still have those speakers when going up? I haven't been on it in a while, and I feel like when I used to go on it I never really noticed it anyway.

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Does GL still have those speakers when going up? I haven't been on it in a while, and I feel like when I used to go on it I never really noticed it anyway.

Yes, but its really hard to hear. Its not as loud as it used to be

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It seems random if the speakers are used or not. Some days even when I ride Green Lantern a few times in a row when there is no line, 1 ride they will have the speakers used and the next ride they won't.

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A lot of you guys seem to think Bizaro will be removed. Why would you say this will be removed vs lets say Batman? If it was up to me I think Batman should be removed wait a year and come back with an all new inverted.

 

I would be upset to see bizaro go.

 

Get GL out of here, it wouldbt the first time a stand up was at our part for les then 5 seasons before it was removed

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A lot of you guys seem to think Bizaro will be removed. Why would you say this will be removed vs lets say Batman? If it was up to me I think Batman should be removed wait a year and come back with an all new inverted.

 

I would be upset to see bizaro go.

 

Get GL out of here, it wouldbt the first time a stand up was at our part for les then 5 seasons before it was removed

 

 

I think the common reason is that both are in good operating condition (as far as we can tell). They're not going to take out a multi-million dollar ride that works perfectly without at least relocating it to another park. Almost every park has a Batman clone, so there's really no place they can put it, unless they sell it.

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That leads me to believe something must be going into the theatre then... ;)

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^ A sign of a Justice League dark ride for 2017?

Exactly why i put the 3 dots. It would make sense to close both mazes this year because by next year in October, construction would have to be well underway for JL. This seems like a reasonable for the park also. Although Total Darkness and The Manor are one of the most popular attractions at Fright Fest, i agree its time for the attractions to go. Neither one is very scary, although Total Darkness is very unique

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I hadn't really followed the Justice League dark ride project other than knowing what type of ride it was and seeing pictures of some of the figures posted from IAAPA last year. I was reading Negative-G last night and saw he posted pictures from Media Day and the event and I had no idea it was that high tech. It looks like it is on the level of an Orlando dark ride. http://www.negative-g.com/six-flags-stlouis/2015/justice-league-media-preview/six-flags-st-louis-may-2015-justice-league-media-preview.htm

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Reports say that that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it's closer to Orlando than what you'd expect at SF.

 

I'm hoping SFSL's isn't having any of the many reported issues when I visit in two weeks.

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