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Scream Machine Removal Thread!
« on: August 01, 2010, 12:45:29 PM »
Six Flags Great Adventure decided to close the Great American Scream Machine on July 18th to make way for a new coaster in 2011. To make sure that the new coaster is ready for opening day, the park first needs to remove Scream Machine as fast as possible, and then they need to prepare the site for the new attraction. Expect the pieces of the coaster to come, and even possibly construction to begin, by Fright Fest. (This construction photo of Ka from Fright Fest 2004 is still one of my favorites).

While there has been no official announcement of what the 2011 coaster will be, it's widely believed to be Chang from the former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, which closed last year. Chang was supposed to be set up at Six Flags Great America in Chicago next year, but plans changed at the last minute. Chang is a B&M stand-up coaster, which would make it a unique attraction at the park.

We will be following the construction of the 2011 coaster all season long. Check back here frequently for updates!


Current Progress: Removing Scream Machine

Latest Updates

September 2nd



August 26th

This update was posted on our Facebook a few days ago but never made it here. So here you go!



You can see more here!

August 20th - Reggie



Click on the photo for more!


August 17th - Reggie

Two new photos to share with you guys!





August 11th - Reggie

Here's a new picture of the supports to the lift hill being removed.

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August 9th - Reggie

They are still working on removing the lift - here are some photos! Click through to see more.




August 5th - Jerry/Reggie

They are working on removing the lift hill today!

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Dan (Blackhand1001)
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Heres the Crane that was there earlier although it didn't do much today.
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There were people walking up and down the stairs most of the time I watched.
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Ka is back up, it was down all morning and tested around 3:30, then finally started loading people around 4.

Lots more photos at.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52729926@N05/sets/72157624662810092/


August 3rd - Clint

So I made another trip out to the park yesterday just to see if they took down anything since I had no report of what they were doing. Unfortunately (or fortunately for some of you haha) there was no visible changes so makes me think it was just ground work/clean up. But I was able to snag some shots of coasters remaining loop and the bottom of the drop. Also there is a crane just chillen' right by the bushes now so we shall see if that was from the Kingda Ka repairs or for the Funstruction. I will be heading out to the park tomorrow before I head down to Wildwood for the weekend. Click the pics below for larger views!

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August 2nd - Clint

So we got a photo sent in to us from one our members out at the park today. Everything after the first loop is now gone. Compared to other days, its been slow in deconstruction but steadily the ride is coming down. Check out the pic below!

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July 30th - Clint

Hey guys! Check out the new video updated that I posted on YouTube this morning! If it doesnt work, let me know and I will repost the video with a new soundtrack since this copyright thing is annoying on there. Enjoy!

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Hey guys! I made another trip out to the park tonight to supply you guys with up to date photos and reviews. We had some great contributions from a few of our members earlier in the day but I still went to get you some HD Videos and Photos. I will be uploading the video probably tomorrow or so but let me tell you, in person, that is a very big lot that GASM occupied.

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July 29th - Clint
Just got some new updates with the deconstruction of GASM. Looks like the double loop is now completely gone and heard theres still more "Funstruction" to come today!

     
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July 28th - Clint
Heres the video footage guys! I didn't realize how shaky the skyride is so sorry if I make you motion sick :P Anyways, I should be making another video of the other footage I took from the parking lot and over by the entrance to Scream Machine. Enjoy (in HD too)!

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Hey guys! I am back from the park and I have uploaded all my new media content to my computer but not all of it to online yet. I have ALOT of footage of Scream Machine so I will put all that together tomorrow and show it off to you guys. The skyride offers one of the best views in the park. So here are some stills I was able to snap from the parking lot and in the boardwalk area. These are from our Facebook so check it out!





July 26th - Clint
I took a trip out to the park last night around 6:30PM (because I have to work during the day ughhh) and this what I captured so far. Its quite a horrifying site to see because its just raw metal to them. It was interesting to hear many park goers pass by and say how it was their first roller coaster and remember their childhood days. Its a sad site seeing this park staple go but its just business I guess? None the less, heres the video!



Past Updates
- Scream Machine Already Being Removed (7/21)
- Scream Machine Closing Forever July 18th (7/5)
- Continuing Scream Machine Coverage (7/1)
- RUMOR: Scream Machine Closing Forever July 1st (6/21)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 11:00:31 AM by jglonek »

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 01:09:51 PM »
THat is a pretty cool photo of Ka..

Thanks for putting it in one thread.

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 01:45:42 PM »
What photo of Ka? Haha I am trying to find out what you mean

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 02:01:04 PM »
What photo of Ka? Haha I am trying to find out what you mean

The one where the link is?

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 02:20:45 PM »
OOOOOH I thought he meant from my collection of updates

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 09:34:44 PM »
I'm guessing they might start construction on the newbie during fright fest at the rate this is going.

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New Update for August 3
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 10:38:46 AM »
Check out the new update I posted. Nothing really changed since Monday but none the less I give you almost daily coverage!
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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 03:11:43 PM »
Lift hill is being worked on today! Photo up top

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 09:09:39 PM »
I posted some pics I took today, check it out up top.

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 01:08:28 PM »
Nice updates guys!

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 06:44:44 PM »
New updated posted up top!

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 06:53:47 PM »
Well that photoshop I made will soon look exactly like the real thing.

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 09:35:22 PM »
I don't have any pictures since it's only visible when you're on Rolling Thunder, but GASM's trains are currently stored in the middle of RT's track area.


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New Construction Update for 8/11
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 04:36:33 PM »
Check it out at the top guys! Some lift hill supports are coming down

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010, 07:47:29 PM »
Does Reggie get a cookie?

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010, 08:34:44 PM »
3, LOL. Clint gets as many as he wants.
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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2010, 11:47:39 AM »
Could we get a web cam set up like kings dominion had for intimidator 305? Plus has anyone taken pics for the past few day??? I would love to see where they are now.

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2010, 12:34:22 PM »
I doubt the park would set up a web cam. If they wanted to I am sure they would have done it already, and they have the perfect spot too on top of the parachutes.

Not much has happened. They are still working on the lift.


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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2010, 12:52:40 PM »
Could we get a web cam set up like kings dominion had for intimidator 305? Plus has anyone taken pics for the past few day??? I would love to see where they are now.

I was there the other day but didn't feel the need to take any pics because nothing changed for the most part, especially with it being a weekend.

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2010, 07:30:18 PM »
There are new photos up top!

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2010, 08:45:42 PM »
Could we get a web cam set up like kings dominion had for intimidator 305? Plus has anyone taken pics for the past few day??? I would love to see where they are now.

We are talking about Six Flags....

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2010, 10:27:30 PM »
It seems odd that they were moving so quickly taking GASM down, yet the lift hill and first loop seem to be taking forever.

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2010, 12:16:57 AM »
An update has been posted!

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Re: Official 2011 Construction Thread!
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2010, 09:28:30 AM »
a little over a month and look where they are!