We took another trip out to California’s Great America to provide a pretty action packed update for you guys. Between the recent announcement of Patriot and the upcoming events such as Halloween Haunt and Winterfest, we’ve got plenty to cover so let’s get into it.
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Speaking of ride operations and closures, Great America has announced that Vortex will be closing on September 5th, for good! Vortex will be converted to the heavily rumored floor-less coaster Patriot for the 2017 season!
We’ve already expressed our opinions on the matter, but to reiterate, we are very big fans of this addition. It saves space, money, and time all while creating wast should be a much more beautiful and comfortable attraction.
Before we can get to the 2017 season however, we’ve got Halloween Haunt to be excited about! That’s right, Haunt is just around the corner, so let’s talk about preparation. Dia De Los Muertos looks like it’s just about ready to go from this Star Tower view.
We have information from a very reliable source that California’s Great America will be receiving a VR experience this Haunt as well by the name of Fear VR 5150. Guests will be strapped to a hospital wheel chair at the mercy of the maniacal staff. Vr 5150 will be an up charge attraction and will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus just as Six Flags parks have been using. VR is an excellent platform for horror so we can’t wait to experience it! (Thanks to @ who shared this on Twitter).
Lastly Madame Marie’s will be returning for 2016, but more interestingly, there are WinterFest decorations in the storage space behind it! The park had a commercial photo shoot recently which is most likely what these were used for. We can’t wait for WinterFest, so seeing signs of it’s preparation is very exciting!
That’s about all for today, thank you for checking out this California’s Great America update, make sure to check out our recent Six Flags Magic Mountain update which you can find here, as well as details and our thoughts on Patriot here! So what are you most excited for? Haunt? WinterFest? Patriot?Comment below and let us know!