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Postby CycloneMan » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:45 am

I was at the park yesterday, and they had the Picnic Grove opened to the public, so I got some shots (using my new camcorder) of the construction site.

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The enterance way from behind the wall

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The fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo tent

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The beauty of long arms!

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Trees have been added for the over flow queue (similar to Batman).

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More trees.

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I just want to point out, that this building isn't really as big as everyone thinks. It's actually smaller than Skull Mountain's, it's just up in your face.

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A look, throuh the empty observatory.

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It's actually now an invisible coaster...it's really there...I swear :P

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It does look better with out the coaster there. I hope they do something good with it!

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And before the flaming, this is how I got the shots. The Picnic grove was open to the pubic for "Kosher food"

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Postby yankees15 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:22 pm

I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but Great Adventure's home page has a count down for when TDK opens. May 15 looks to be the date for TDK!

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Postby BuddyChrist » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:36 pm

Another new update! They are sure moving fast with opening approaching very quickly!

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Construction crews are working fast and furious

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The Gotham City Rail sign is in place!

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Closer look at the Preshow building

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Queue landscaping is being done where Chiller's elements once stood

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Another look of the Preshow building, hopefully we see more of the facade go up soon!

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Postby Evan1127 » Thu May 15, 2008 7:30 am

Six Flags released a video and photos this morning about the ride's opening:

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sixflags/33238/

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Postby Hercules » Thu May 15, 2008 7:45 am

I was going to try to go today between finals, but I decided it was more important to find a job. I'll head to the park next week depending on my schedule, unless Mike is still planning on going tomorrow.

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Postby packfanlv » Thu May 15, 2008 8:18 am

I actually think it looks pretty good from that movie. Does anyone know if there is a dark ride portion or if it is just a standard mouse with the theming? I love how the "guests" at the end hit the message home that it is thrilling but not too scary for the entire family! Thanks for posting it.

In that first picture with the family holding their arms up, are they actually going up the lift hill? I can see the chain beneath them.
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Postby KGA29 » Thu May 15, 2008 8:20 am

Anyone notice that in the first picture (with the car and the family), the car seems to be travelling downwards, but the track looks like lift hill? Overall from the movie it looks like a great ride.

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Postby Wes » Thu May 15, 2008 8:27 am

Looks like Six Flags did a decent job of theming it.

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Postby CoasterLover » Thu May 15, 2008 8:29 am

In the first picture, it looks like they are actually cresting the top of the lift hill and, as with most mice coasters, the chain actually goes down the first drop slightly to ensure that the car clears the lift. If this is the case, it would explain both why they have their hands up and why it appears the car is going downhill, yet you can still see the chain.

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Postby packfanlv » Thu May 15, 2008 8:31 am

CoasterLover wrote:In the first picture, it looks like they are actually cresting the top of the lift hill and, as with most mice coasters, the chain actually goes down the first drop slightly to ensure that the car clears the lift. If this is the case, it would explain both why they have their hands up and why it appears the car is going downhill, yet you can still see the chain.


Yes after looking at it again that does seem to be the logical explanation. Thanks.
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