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Six Flags Great America gets the OK to install a new roller coaster

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Published: June 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Six Flags Great America has gotten approval from the Gurnee Zoning Board of Appeals to build a 150-foot roller coaster. It will be where Space Shuttle America used to be in the front of the park. The only clues on the identity of this roller coaster is that it will be a transplant from another park and made by the roller coaster company B&M.

After personally seeing the site on Saturday, my bet would be that Chang, formally of the now defunct Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, will find a new home in Illinois at Great America. There has been pieces of the ride showing up to the parking lot of SFGA and the footprint of Space Shuttle America is not very wide, making it ideal for a roller coaster that is tall, but not wide. Chang, or whatever it will be called, seems to fit the bill!

Readers' Opinions

From steve lee on June 14, 2010 at 5:49 AM
Odd rumor is that it'll be Chang, but not Chang the stand-up coaster...
From Anthony Murphy on June 14, 2010 at 4:05 PM
Rumors I have heard is that it will be Chang, but as a floorless coaster. Talks that Chang's Cars will go to Iron Wolf (who really needs some R&R)
From steve lee on June 14, 2010 at 4:06 PM
We've heard the same rumor. Chang would probably be pretty darn good as a sit-down/floorless. Not the greatest standup.
From on June 14, 2010 at 9:05 PM
I wonder if anyone will ever buy the Time Machine B&M coaster from Myrtle Beach and relocate it.......

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