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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:44 am
by zburns999
Ha. The "70 mph combined speed" bit has to be one of the more misleading statistics thrown around this announcement season. In retrospect, might as well have advertised Kingda Ka as "traveling at face-melting speeds of 256 mph!...when running two trains, if one were to combine the speed of said trains."

Still have yet to ride any of these newfangled, mass-produced Larson Loopers. Did one at the Jersey State Fair about ten years ago and it was ho-hum, from what I can remember. But hey, it's a new ride, so that's cool I guess.

The other Six Flags announcements look awesome, at least.

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:46 am
by djackson
I think we can all agree that this park needs to chill out on coasters for a bit. They've gotten 3 coasters in the past 5-6 years.

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:03 am
by RollerManic
zburns999 wrote:Ha. The "70 mph combined speed" bit has to be one of the more misleading statistics thrown around this announcement season. In retrospect, might as well have advertised Kingda Ka as "traveling at face-melting speeds of 256 mph!...when running two trains, if one were to combine the speed of said trains."

Still have yet to ride any of these newfangled, mass-produced Larson Loopers. Did one at the Jersey State Fair about ten years ago and it was ho-hum, from what I can remember. But hey, it's a new ride, so that's cool I guess.

The other Six Flags announcements look awesome, at least.


Totally forgot about that little gem, but that combined speed statistic is easily the most atrocious, blatant marketing hoax Six Flags could have ever contrived.

I don't know if I can put the faith into people to not actually believe the ride goes 70mph. Six Flags, you're embarrassing us! :lol: :lol:

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:16 am
by SharkTums
zburns999 wrote:Ha. The "70 mph combined speed" bit has to be one of the more misleading statistics thrown around this announcement season. In retrospect, might as well have advertised Kingda Ka as "traveling at face-melting speeds of 256 mph!...when running two trains, if one were to combine the speed of said trains."


:nina:

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:17 am
by joshfreund
Congratulations, you now have 2 super loops, LOL...replacing V2 with this crap!?

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:21 am
by CoasterAuditor
joshfreund wrote:Congratulations, you now have 2 super loops, LOL...replacing V2 with this crap!?


I have to admit Sky Warps look way cooler than Super Loops.

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:22 am
by coneyislandchris
joshfreund wrote:Congratulations, you now have 2 super loops, LOL...replacing V2 with this crap!?


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You can actually still see V2 in this screenshot. What on Earth are you talking about?

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:23 am
by joshfreund
Ooh, you're right...i do see v2

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:25 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
V2 not going away is the best news about this addition.

I think most GP won't draw the connections between this and the Super Loop, and will go, "OMG new ride that looks completely different than anything I've ever seen!"

I was intrigued with this concept when I saw it showcased at IAPPA and I'm very pleased that they somehow managed to stuff another ride into that area seemingly without removing anything. Although I probably will not ride this too often (and I don't ride the Super Loops either), I am still pleased with this addition.

Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:38 am
by scooterdoug
Interesting. While I'm admittedly underwhelmed with this announcement, it certainly looks more interesting than Dare Devil (I've only been on that twice, and I have no desire to ride it again). Once it opens, I could have similar feelings about it as I do towards Dare Devil, or I could end up enjoying it enough to ride it each visit. I'll just wait until I ride it to pass judgement. I was intrigued by it the first time I saw it showcased at IAAPA.