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The Great Escape 2020 Speculation

Discussion in 'Great Escape Chatter' started by CodyFitz, Feb 8, 2019.

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What are we getting?

  1. Coaster

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Flat Ride

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  3. Flat Ride Package

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. Kiddie Ride

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Water Park Addition

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Dark Ride

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. New Shows

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Nothing/Park Improvements

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. CodyFitz

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    It’s early but I wanna see what we think now comparative to what we think come August.
  2. mrceagle

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    They seem to be going back and for the with the water park and the dry park. so I can see a flat. The water park can go a year without an addition. I also wouldn't complain if they just got a show and spend some money rehabbing park attractions.
  3. CodyFitz

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    New shows would be awesome!

    If they brought back the dive show (I know it’s unlikely after what they did with the structure but one can dream) and the carnival it would be a really good year. I think one of those iLuminate shows would be awesome, too. I’d be 100% satisfied with that for our addition, and we don’t really need any shows on top of that, Id be fine with just the 3. Maybe keep the dance party just because it’s interactive but other than that I see no need to keep the singing show or whatever they have in Timbertown now.

    If they really need a ride as an addition, bring back the Pirate Ship on top of this, it’s inexpensive and people would love it!
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  4. mrceagle

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    I always liked the Circus show over all the other shows. i don;t see the dive show returning. A solid music show in one of the ghost town theaters would be great.

    The illuminations show sounds intriguing but where would they operate it. It would give the park an excuse to operate longer hours.
  5. CodyFitz

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    They could build a new theater somewhere. Yes it’s an investment but it’ll pay off and it’s not gonna kill the park financially to do that. (Plus they clearly have $120,000 they’re willing to spend, so maybe it could go towards something else.). I was thinking a theater would fit in that big area next to the Skycoaster, or maybe they could get rid of one or two of the picnic sections and put it there.

    Circus can go where Alice in Wonderland is tbh. As much as it’s a Storytown original, it’s rarely used and poorly maintained, the area can be used for much more than what it is right now.
  6. mrceagle

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    a new theater would be amazing but The area by sky screamer leads to a building and is not all that wide. you think have a bunch of people at the end of the day in the back of the park with only a narrow bridge to get you to the front of the park. My guess is they need the pavilions. They actually don't have that many.

    So that still leaves a where

    I don't think you realize how little space the Alice in wonderland attraction takes up. It's also basically an hill with no flat area.

    The original circus show took up all of what was used for the rides and plash pad on Wiggle world.
  7. CodyFitz

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    Seriously? Wow that’s a lot bigger than I thought. The only thing I can think of is Go-Karts/part of Bobsled’s pad then for one of them, even then you still need another stage for the other show.
  8. mrceagle

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    Exactly could work for the circus show space wise. You'd still need to figure out backstage depending on what acts you have. The Circus at Story Land used a Tent that came in around 80-100ft if I recall right. but they also used a bunch of space around ti to house the animals and props.

    You can do some things on a small stage SFNE had a silk at as part of the frost show but no where hear as impressive as the silk act that was at TGE years ago.
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    What about the old Live and Local stage? They’d have to schedule the shows so the dive show/carnival aren’t at the same time but they already have to with Jolly Tree and the dance party so it won’t be an issue.
  10. mrceagle

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    Is that the tiny stage across from the dive show area.

    Any night show would be best off being in the dive show area. There is a tone of capacity and its close to the exit so people can be funneled out after the show.

    I don't think a circus show of the scale they had could return.
  11. CodyFitz

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    Even if they just returned with a circus show, not even the same one, it would be really cool.
  12. mrceagle

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    I mean its doable if they really arn't going to do the dive show they really should rework that stage area better then they did.
  13. CodyFitz

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    Yeah it looks awful, and the show was just as bad. I watched it a few times and it was just so bad.
  14. mrceagle

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    Which brings up right back to the fact the park needs capital improvements.
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    The shows used to be really good when they partnered with RWS. They had that cowboy show in Ghost Town, the magician/stunt guy and the guys that played music on the trash cans. The entertainment needs a lot of improvement, and as much as I’d probably be frustrated if that was our addition in lieu of a ride, overall it’s a really good thing and something we desperately need.

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