I arrived at the park at opening with one intention. Make that three. The first was to take pictures of Condor which finally opened over the summer while I was away in Minnesota. The second was to meet up with my friends that I hadn't seen for a while. The third is to take pictures of Southwest Amphitheater, as it had recently been removed for the construction of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis.
Superman was just opening.
There was an ERT with purchase of a churro. Unfortunately I have already arranged plans, so that event will not be covered. Well, I did get pics of the first ride of the day on Condor.
On my way out of Orleans Place, I saw David Dahlman. He is the Corporate Alliances Sponsorship Fulfillment Coordinator at Six Flags Great America. I remember and always will think of him as the Public Relations / Marketing Intern.
I met up with my friends who had just finished Whizzing around Hometown Square on the Monumental Schwarzkopf coaster.
After hitting up all the star attractions in Southwest Territory, I had to check out the gaping hole that used to be Southwest Amphitheater.
Now it's just a pile of rubble. However, Big Thrills are coming.
I'm curios as to why these TV Posts are left. It's obviously intentional, everything else was destroyed.
Here are some Concrete Footers.
With the Amphitheater gone, it opens up the whole area. The sights of Giant Drop, Raging Bull, and especially American Eagle are so much better now.
Also while I was gone, Guinness awarded Six Flags Great America the World Record for having the most wooden rollercoaster track in a single park.
After having lunch at Mooseburger, it was time for American Eagle. Oddly, there was a bear mug on the electrical box. Instead of Starbucks it was for Six Bucks. Very clever Six Flags, Very clever.
In addition to the mug, there was a Batman iPhone Case. I was starting to wonder if this is just product placement.
As we entered the station, Blue Side went down. With this being said, we did not have a race.
Coming back into Southwest Territory, the train was coming on by. For what ever reason I can never get Demon going through the Corkscrew, as the train goes under. Whenever it does happen, I'm always on the train. Nobody can understand how frustrating that is.
I end this report with Condor being stuck, but then continuing up the tower literally seconds after I took the first pic.
In Conclusion: Loss can sometimes be the greatest addition.