Most likely not. Given the most recent map of the park (below), you can see the theater to the right of the front carousel. I would think they would generically theme it as it's on the other side of the main midway and closer to Whizzer and Viper then anything.I agree this smells like a Raptor. Does the Wonder Woman theme makes sense for this area? It's been years since I've been to Great America.
I went to SFGA for the first time last year and I was struck by how the DC rides were just kind of randomly placed with no care for theming. The Joker was hanging out near New Orleans. Justice League was way in the back of the park. I was cracking jokes about a southwestern themed DC ride to justify another over there.I agree this smells like a Raptor. Does the Wonder Woman theme makes sense for this area? It's been years since I've been to Great America.
A launch coaster would be very interesting, in my opinion. If this is a launch coaster, then Six Flags are building some very unique rides in 2019, what with SFMM's Mack and potentially this unique project. One does have to wonder why they would use the waterpark in their teasers if it were a launch coaster, though...Screamscape said:2019 - New Attraction - Rumor - (8/11/18) Six Flags Great America has posted the second part of their Road to Glory racing themed teaser as we follow the guy from the first part climbing into a drop pod slide, and being told at the bottom that "You can do better." They then show off a stopwatch with a 2 second time.
If they are playing a numbers game with us, then in Part 1 the fellow gets sprayed down with cans of "SPF 1,000" before being sent to the slide tower, along with an awkward holding of one can by the girl with the only speaking role so we can see the logo while they gaze at the tower.
Despite the waterpark background, are we looking at a new launched coaster concept here? The fastest coaster in the Six Flags chain is Kingda Ka which hits 128mph in 3.5 seconds... but there was once a launched coaster in the US that had a much more extreme launch sensation. It wasn't as fast as Kingda Ka, hitting only 80mph, but it did it in 1.8 seconds and just felt completely out of control. I'm talking about the former Hypersonic XLC coaster that ran at Kings Dominion from 2001 to 2007 from S&S, back with S&S was pushing the concept as their "Thrust Air 2000" coaster concept, using compressed air to power the launch and actual rubber aircraft tires on the coaster train itself. The king of all Thrust Air coasters was built in Japan as Dodonpa... now remodeled and renamed as Do-Dodonpa, which features a 111.9 mph launch in just 1.6 seconds.
To date, no Intamin launched coaster that I know of has been able to match the raw power of the S&S launch system, with I believe their best being between Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm which hits 82mph in 2.3 seconds, and Stealth at Thorpe Park that hits 80mph in 1.9 seconds.
While Intamin seems to have retired their Hydraulic launch system for the time being, S&S has quietly been building newer versions of their Air launched system across China over the past decade onto more traditional looking coaster systems. None have attempted to match the speed of Do-Dodonpa, but most report launch speeds of 83mph (Extreme rush, Bullet Coaster, OCT Thrust SSC1000) and the Launch Coaster that is expected to open later this year at Sun Tzu Cultural Park in China that will launch to 83.9 mph. Unfortunately I've been unable to find any documentation on the time of these new launch systems. So this does make me wonder if we could be seeing a new launch coaster from S&S come to SFGAm next season as it could easily take the record for fastest acceleration in North America. Just a thought...
Six Flags Day can't come fast enough! Only 13 days away now!Screamscape said:2019 - New Attraction - Construction - (8/17/18) Six Flags Great America is back at it again with the third teaser as our speed demon in training has traded the bathing suit for a red jumpsuit and while running out of the waterpark a trainer says, 'Max, take the detour!"
STOP... here is our first official hint about the name I think. They called him Max... and we know Six Flags has filed a trademark for the name "Maxx Force", which was also rumored to possibly be the same for the new coaster going to Six Flags Magic Mountain along with West Coast Racer.
Back to the video... Max crosses the train tracks where four more trainers point the way to him standing next to a sign indicating a twisted road ahead... 175 Yards Ahead to be specific. Possibly another numeric hint about the ride to come... maybe 175 feet tall?
More to come, as this is the end of Episode 3 for now.