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Ultimate Great America outing Because it's cooler than going with your family

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

I like you folks so much, we should hang out more I say! But what ever shall we do????

I'm glad you asked. I've had a chance to talk to a few other members we tossed around the idea of doing a trip out to Six Flags Great America up in Gurnee, IL. How fun would that be right? We can ride roller coasters together and find out who the REAL wussies are amongst us and eat cotton candy all day until our stomachs hurt so bad that we will be praying for death! Now if you aren't quite the adventure seeker like myself, I'm sure there are some nice gentle tea cups you can ride or something. Anyways...

Now there are 2 possible options for how this day would work out.

1) We do a day trip. We can find some common spot and try carpool as many folks as possible and come back late that night or...

2) Do an overnight trip. We drive in the morning the same as option 1 but get some cheap hotels in the area so we can lulz the night away and leave come morning. If some don't wanna do overnight then separate vehicles can be taken obviously.

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COSTS:

Typically admission to park is around $50-$60 bucks if I'm not mistaken. I'm sure you've seen those Coke cans with like $10 bucks off so it might not be THAT bad.

Hotels in the area are cheap IF we go that route. I did a quick search and found rooms for under $100. So if we split them up that's like what... $5 dollars a person? Just kidding, but seriously...

Then chip in for gas if you aren't the one driving cause ya know, you don't wanna be a douch and all.

So ya, this would clearly be on a weekend (SAT) since it would more than likely fit most peoples schedules easier. Post in the thread to let me know if this something worth pursuing or not. Dates are very flexible so let's see what weekend works best for everyone!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

I am totally up for this but Ill ride any ride even the tea cups with you Hiro XD
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

Let's do this! I'm up for either option and can carpool people. 4 spots in my car
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

You guys know our feeling on this. Just name a day.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

I say half the day at the water park and half the day on coasters for the ultimate experience. Not all the rides are worth going on anyway!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

I agree with ninja
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:27 PM

Sounds like a plan Stan!
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

Never been to the water park part of Six Flags o.o
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:59 PM

Rollercoasters for the fun of it. Did they pop up anything new this year?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

They got rid of the old Batman ride for the new one. Otherwise it's been a long while since I've been. LETS DO THIS!

I'm thinking maybe sometime late June or maybe in July sometime. Thoughts?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

May I suggest June 16th or 17th? It's not super late in July so it won't be super hot. and I have that weekend off
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

>:] any day guys. But if we are staying over night, ken and I call the carousel room
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

View Postlinlindesu, on 02 May 2012 - 05:01 PM, said:

>:] any day guys. But if we are staying over night, ken and I call the carousel room
http://www.gurneegrandhotel.com/

YES! It is our's >:X
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Despite the kind of crappy web design, the place itself really doesn't look that terrible. The themed suites seem fun! I take it you guys ^ have been there before?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostNinjaJedi007, on 02 May 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

Despite the kind of crappy web design, the place itself really doesn't look that terrible. The themed suites seem fun! I take it you guys ^ have been there before?

Space room >:3

place is ridiculously clean and, the photos do not do it justice, but the rooms are spacious as hell.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

View PostNinjaJedi007, on 02 May 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

On top of the totally awesome web design, the place itself looks super rad The themed suites seem fun! I take it you guys ^ have been there before?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

^ Haha... yes, that was actually what I meant. My finger must have slipped when I was typing that before. Regardless, I would party it up in the Tropical Paradise! Also, the Gold's Gym pass for staying there is pretty sweet.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

Also there are so many different places to eat there.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

How much did it cost you guys again to stay there over night?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

there was a deal fri/sat night for 99.night, but you needed to do both nights, otherwise i think its like 115 or something


edit:too lazy to check the site to confirm current prices.

Oh yes, and themes are only the first floor. if you want you can get a regular room on floor 2 or 3.

Also looks like you can order tickets to 6 flags from them for $35 and pay at checkin.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

hm, not bad well have to have a meeting on a tinychat channel or something to figure things out if need be.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:09 AM

if we do this on a weekend, then I will be more likely to go, including if I get this job I'm about to go in for a second interview on Friday.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

I'm totally down.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

So how busy does SFGA get on a typical mid-summer weekend? Like in, typical rollercoaster/ride wait times.

For myself, when I go to an amusement park (cedar point or kings island, both get super packed) I try to go midweek so I can avoid long, skin-scorching lines.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

Fun sucks, but I guess I'll do it! :P

In all seriousness, I'd like to try to make it out. Have a few things coming up in terms of expenses but I would like to try! Keep me informed. I personally would do a day trip, but that's me. LOL
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

STVO, you could just come out for the day (utilize the parking where ever we all stay) and go home when you need to.
the crazy hotel in question is like, a 10 min walk away and due to the parking fees there ( I wanna say it's like 20 or something insane) it would save much the monies.

Also, if our group is decent do we inquire for a discount? Do they do those?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:26 PM

View Postlinlindesu, on 04 May 2012 - 10:21 PM, said:

STVO, you could just come out for the day (utilize the parking where ever we all stay) and go home when you need to.
the crazy hotel in question is like, a 10 min walk away and due to the parking fees there ( I wanna say it's like 20 or something insane) it would save much the monies.

Also, if our group is decent do we inquire for a discount? Do they do those?


I'll try my best! Trust me I love a good day at Six Flags! I'm just finally getting a place of my own (well for rent) and have to weigh my upcoming expenses, but if the money is good and I can get the time off from work (least of my worries) I'll go! Now the question is if I come in cosplay. :)
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

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Also, if our group is decent do we inquire for a discount? Do they do those?


According to the website, they only do group discounts for groups with 100+ people. We can get this many!..... right?
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

Wow.... cause one of the times I went we had over 30 people and got a discount... ~3~
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

View PostHiroEcks, on 02 May 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

They got rid of the old Batman ride for the new one. Otherwise it's been a long while since I've been. LETS DO THIS!

Scared me a bit, as the original Batman is a rollercoaster landmark and the new one isn't as thrilling. They got rid of Iron Wolf.

I haven't been there in several years. Depending on the day, I might do this.
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