Access to the 2013 Fright Fest Mazes requires a maze pass. A maze pass provides unlimited access to all mazes for night of visit. Express Maze passes provide quick and unlimited access to all mazes for night of visit.
Regular Maze Pass – $15
Express Maze Pass – Limited availability for each night, starting at $30
Season Pass holders Special: $13 Regular Maze Passes available at park only.
Visit Maze Pass sales center for details.
For this Ride Review we’re taking a look at Flight Deck from California’s Great America!
Flight Deck is a custom B&M Inverted coaster, and is relatively small, but packs a lot. It is most definitely the ride at CGA that has the most theming to it. The ride opened as Top Gun, when the park was still owned by Paramount, and still has all the scenery that came with it. The only difference is the lack of music and branding the ride has, it seems kind of alternative, and could use a little help finding a unique identity once again. Other than that, Flight Deck is among the best rides in the park, battling with the all new Gold Striker.
Once riders have made their way to the entrance of the ride, they are welcomed by the ‘Flight Deck’ sign that stands under the ride. The line is pretty short, moves really fast, and has lots of scenery. The line will pass by a huge screen with an aircraft carrier on it, and will ultimately pass under the huge ‘Flight Deck’ sign. From this point you’ll enter the more ‘themed’ line where you walk through a small, we guess, flight deck :D. Once you’ve had enough time to enjoy the scenery you’ll get to the stairs that lead up to the station. The ironic thing about CGA is that most rides have half covered waiting lines, but stations out in the sun. We’re not a fan of that, we advise them to just place some covers over the stations, which will hardly cost them any money and will make guests a whole lot more satisfied. Anyways, you will be assigned rows, and you’ll wait in the sun a bit before you board the trains, that have way shorter seat-belts than any other B&M we’ve ever been on… Continue reading “Flight Deck Ride Review (CGA)”
When Disneyland built their first Vekoma coaster, no one would have guessed this would be a relationship that would last for a while. This coaster was the Gadget Go coaster, a Vekoma 207 meter Junior Coaster, which doesn’t even reach 30 ft or 25 miles per hour. It opened in 1993 as the first roller coaster in the Mickey’s Toon Town section of the park. Since then, Vekoma has built another coaster for Disneyland, 3 for the 3 parks in Orlando, 4 for the 2 parks in France,1 for Disneyland Tokyo, and 2 for Hong Kong Disney. All of the following listed are Disney Vekoma coasters: Continue reading “Disney and Vekoma: A Match Made in Heaven”
After a few months of some speculation, it might be that the Simpson’s Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood will be closed down and replaced.
Now, although the park hasn’t announced any hints on what might replace it, many Universal fans have been posting there ideas of a new thrill ride. (NOTHING HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN RELEASED) One of the most popular ideas is a motion simulator ride, so the Simpson’s Ride structure could be kept and just re-themed, featuring a theme from the new Universal film, Pacific Rim. For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it is a science fiction thriller in which aliens begin to attack from underground earth, and humans must build giant, human controlled robots to destroy the aliens. The movies 2 tag lines were “Go Big or Go Extinct” and “To Fight Monsters, we Created Monsters”. Continue reading “Speculation on a Replacement of the Simpsons Ride”
Medusa is a custom designed B&M Floor-less, and is definitely, together with SUF, the park’s most popular ride.
Riders will approach the ride after they’ve entered the Oasis Plaza, the giant of the park is hard to miss. The yellow/lime and purple beast’s entrance is located in the back of the plaza. Riders will enter the temple-like waiting-line, and will then enter the actual temple. The temple holds switchbacks and has a set of stairs that lead up to the boarding platform. Once up on the top level of the temple (station) riders will be assigned rows, there is one row with 2 ‘big’ seats in row 4, and there is a sign saying so. Once riders board the vehicle, the adventure is about to begin. Continue reading “Medusa (SFDK) Ride Review”
CCK went to SFMM today (September 5th) and there were no crowds, nor lines, anywhere!
We arrived at around 12’15-12’30 PM, and this is how crowded it was…
We immediately walked over to Full Throttle and there wasn’t a line! We waited for about 10 minutes, and decided to go on it a second time with an even shorter wait!
Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but below you’ll see a couple of pictures of the work that was being done on X2. There was a big crane, and about 6 people working on top of the lift hill. Maintenance expects, and tries to manage, a reopening of X2 in December.
Fright Fest is literally ‘right around the corner’, and the entire park is being decorated already. We also saw maintenance crews work on decorating fences that will create the lines for the mazes.
Colossus is being prepared for running backwards this Fright Fest, and then all spring next season!
They’re also preparing DC Universe for Fright Fest!
Tidal Wave’s line is being transformed into, probably ‘Cursed’, a maze again, and thus riders got to enter the line through the handicap/flash pass entrance. They actually made a fancy sign for that too!
Just like the sponsoring with a dedicated park wasn’t enough… Wonderful Pistachios Park got a new sign. Doesn’t look bad.
With Hurricane Harbor being closed, and it being a Jewish holiday, there was seriously no one at the park… this picture was taken around 4 PM, the second parking lot was barely touched… NO LINES!
That was about it for today. Everyone excited for Fright Fest?
For this Throwback Thursday we’re looking at a popular ride that was very similar to Montezooma’s Revenge. Since MR seemed rather popular when we asked on FB and IG, we decided to go ahead and post this for Throwback Thursday!
Tidal Wave, later Greased Lightnin’, was a Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop with a Weight-Drop launch system. A number of the early installations had a Weight Drop launch system. This system involved a catch car attaching itself to the train, which was attached to the weight via a cable. When the launch was triggered, the 40-ton weight was dropped down a shaft pulling the cable and catch car which in turn pushed the train down the launch track. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday- Tidal Wave (CGA)”