Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Tue May 17, 2011 7:16 pm

I REALLY like how the Green Lantern entrance plaza is looking (for a Six Flags park atleast)! Atleast this will kind of "balance" the superhero feel of the area with Superman right next to it. Plus, besides the trees and shrubs, the theming even looks pretty good in the plaza as well. Although I never rode Chang at SFKK I think this is a great replacement for GASM, and something that they GP will absolutely love. Just my opinion....

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby DiveMachine » Wed May 18, 2011 1:29 pm

Asbury Park Press not only announced GL first(even before the park made a formal announcement), they are also the first to have a POV of the ride(with some rider reactions thrown in there):
http://www.app.com/section/VideoNetwork?bctid=947763692001&odyssey=mod|video||umbrella

The ride looks like its hauling a$$

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby UnderCoverDrummer1 » Wed May 18, 2011 1:39 pm

I wonder if that's the old jet that used to sit outside Escape from Dino Island.

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby signaltwo » Wed May 18, 2011 1:52 pm

UnderCoverDrummer1 wrote:I wonder if that's the old jet that used to sit outside Escape from Dino Island.

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby DiveMachine » Wed May 18, 2011 5:21 pm

UnderCoverDrummer1 wrote:I wonder if that's the old jet that used to sit outside Escape from Dino Island.
yes, thats the old jet that sat outside of "The Right Stuff" and "DIno Island"

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu May 19, 2011 11:56 am

Green Lantern POV! (Feel free to tweet or embed this on your facebook page!) The URL is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60zrnOyBo3U


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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu May 19, 2011 12:10 pm

Good stuff. I'll be there riding it tomorrow!
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Six Flags Great Adventure - Green Lantern Media Day

Postby larrygator » Thu May 19, 2011 1:42 pm

Today was Media Day for Six Flags Great Adventure's Green Lantern. Although is has been raining in the area on and off for 72 hours, the sun came out this morning.

About 200 media guests listened to Kristin Siebeneicher (Park's PR Manager) and John Fitzgerald (Park President) open up the coaster with the help of The Green Lantern. Luckily The Green Lantern is a corps of people, so no one complained that this was that the real Green Lantern.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. On to the pictures.

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Free swag consisted of movie posters and this Special Edition Comic Book.
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First Page of the fact sheet for all of media types, if anyone really wants to see the second page let me know.
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and most importantly: The Green Lantern Oath
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Here is the man we are here to see.
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After the media ate free food
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we recited the Green Lantern Oath, smoke and streamers appeared and people ran to the coasters.
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I didn't run, that would make my pictures even blurrier.
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I walked to take pictures
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of all the storyboards
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in the queue
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So that you won't have
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to use Google
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to learn the origin of
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this guy
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before riding
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the coaster.
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We start with the necessary lift hill. Necessary unless you are a launched coaster or a Boomerang, or Thunderbolt at Kennywood or .... you get the idea.
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I tweaked my back getting this exclusive shot of the lift hill.
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After the train comes down the first hill
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it heads into the controversial yellow loop de loop.
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at the top of the loop de loop you can only pray that Green Lantern can help you survive.
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Phew!!! Everyone survived the dreaded yellow loop de loop. Thank you Hal Jordan!
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The very stressful transition from yellow to green track.
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Here's the Dive Loop
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from another angle
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the less controversial loop de loop
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After the fifth train of the day, there was no line except for the first row during Media Day.
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Zooming past Hal Jordan's plane.
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See, it's really his plane.
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a view from the coaster entrance
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a view from the restricted Media Day entrance
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I thought it odd that the Media Day wrist bands were yellow, but who cares.
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Technical glitch: the speakers in the station did not work.
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Green Lantern souvenirs
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Nose Cone
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I like the way the corkscrew looks from this angle.
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There were 6 ride ops checking restraints but train were still stacking whenever there were more than eight riders. No one listens to instructions.
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Go ride!
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On a completely unrelated note
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I had to buy a new car last month.
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One more photo since someone mentioned last week that they are happy it's not a parking lot coaster, this is what it looks like under the lift hill. But who cares, still my second favorite stand-up after Riddler's Revenge.
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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby sixflagsgadvguy1000 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:49 pm

Green Lantern looks awesome! Can't wait to ride it!

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Re: The Six Flags Great Adventure (GADV) Discussion Thread

Postby JDo217 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:50 pm

A group of friends and I are planning to go to the park sometime early next week (mon.-wed.). Has the park been crowded lately with all of the class field trips? It's also been raining here basically all week and it's supposed to continue into next week with scattered thunderstorms. I'm obviously going to keep checking the forecast since I know the long range predictions aren't that accurate. But will GAdv close down the entire park early i there's inclement weather? I know SFNE does that

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