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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:37 am

I almost feel like they are kinda underselling this coaster. That they're just saying "5 elements with 2 inversions" *sounds* a little underwhelming, no? The video mentions the angle of descent but not the height or speed. Where are the "X moments of weightlessness" claims? Why don't the turnarounds have some funky RMC names?

Stupid things to gripe about, I know but I guess that's a good thing. This ride looks so insane, I almost can't even believe its happening.

You know what else is cool? If they don't wait until spring to start construction, we'll be able to watch progress during HITP via Nitros lift.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Condor » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:38 am

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CarolinaJay wrote:That coaster better have a damn good lighting package to bring that bad boy to even MORE life!! At least have lighting on the trains or on the grounds amongst the coaster to really bring in that "devil" vibe. I know they won't do it, but a guy can dream lol.


For the love of god no. This ride is in one of the darkest areas of the park, they need to just do what they usually do an leave it dark AF so the night rides are as good as (or even better than) Nitro. There will be lights up the lift, which is in the middle of the ride. Hopefully they just leave it at that. I'm praying they leave some of the trees and don't just clear out the entire area before construction.


But the real life Jersey Devil is bioluminescent, didn't you know?

In all seriousness, lighting package or not (expecting not), this looks like the perfect new coaster for SFGAdv. Checks all the boxes for them. I expect the raven dive and the drop off the turnaround over the station to be highlights if Railblazer is any indication.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:58 am

I'm thrilled.

Great Adventure's coaster lineup is already ridiculous and this has the potential to be one of the best rides in the park. As Boldy said, I'm also thrilled that it will probably be a Holiday in the Park ride since that's usually when we visit the most.

I can't wait.

alilstronger wrote:I have not ridden one of these yet so the only thing that concerns me is capacity. This park gets super crowded in the summer and overly crowded during Fright Fest.


This ride will probably have similar capacity to Kingda Ka and Joker. Honestly it might even be better.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:22 am

Very excited to finally get a new coaster.

Super excited that it's a type I've never been on.

LOVE that it's an original name and not another comic book repeat.

Worried about capacity.

Slightly disappointed that it's not a racing coaster like Twisted Colossus.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby RCjunkie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:46 am

An RMC raptor track that is not a clone and 3000 feet long? . OK, you got me! <honestly, they had me at RMC ;) >.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:52 am

This is great! I'm happy to see SFGAdv get a brand new, custom coaster since the last one was in 2006. The layout looks great and knowing how Wonder Woman and Railblazer run, this thing will HAUL.

I'm also glad to see 12-seat trains. This combined with a MCBR (hopefully meaning 4-train operation if there is a continuous station) should give it a slight capacity edge over the other RMC Raptors.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:21 am

Cool that they posted this on their Instagram stories.

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Great teaser campaign.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:27 am

YESRMC has to be the best teaser campaign Six Flags has ever done.

The ride looks phenomenal, glad they upped the capacity a bit.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:31 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Can we take a moment to appreciate that Great Adventure may now have the two best drops in the country?


Can we wait until the coaster opens?
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:36 am

^ Now why are you gonna shoot someone down for saying something positive?

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