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Cedar Fair-ized (almost) Great America

Postby Angry_Gumball » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:18 pm

I posted this on a couple other sites, and I figured I would share with you guys as well. Today was opening day for California's Great America (CGA). Snapped a few "What's New at CGA for '08" photos...I'd almost describe today's visit as "buggy/glitchy" as tons of rides were down/breaking down.

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Still retaining the old Paramount logo's shape, with new logo...doesn't quite fit.

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Inside CGA...this works only if the letters matched! You can see where letters were replaced.

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Why? They could have thrown in a fighter jet or something...It will always live as Top Gun!

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WTF? Scream Zone? What did they do? Take Drop Zone Stunt Tower and just eliminate stunt to come up with a new name? So creative! Still a great ride, will always live as Drop Zone.


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Lift hill pre-evacuation

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Snapped this in Vortex's break run. We were stuck for a while anyway, so may as well do something. Anyway, Firefall is erected (lol, hehe...erected...) but still has a bit more work to be done.

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Dark, but front shot of Firefall sitting there. Has some pipes being layed in the ground, probably for electrical/water/gas?

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Top Gun?!? Paramount Pavillion? Outdated signage, but keep that "Top Gun" there!

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Green Hill Zone! Future area of the new woodie. No prepping yet, not sure how soon they will start this stuff.

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These "Drop Zone" signs were everywhere! You can see a couple here. The Paramount ghost is still lingering!

Well, thanks for reading/viewing the pictures, I'm curious to see what the rest of the Drop Tower/Flight Deck treatments got throughout the rest of the former Paramount parks![/img]
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Postby tkkyj » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:14 pm

I snapped a couple pics of Firefall while I was there, too. One from Delta Flyer...

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...and here is the sign on Great America Pkwy...

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