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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby biker7766 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:14 pm

SkyScreamer is getting topped off today! Finally! :b :b
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby schotj » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:00 pm

UrbanLegend wrote:
11slataus wrote:Is there any reason why Chiller was down so much more than the Mr. Freeze's? They're similar rides, Chiller just seemed to not work.


The two Freezes were made after the Chiller, so there was slightly more time to work out the kinks with the LIM systems. Plus I'm sure it didn't help that for a little while they tried to launch both Chiller tracks at once.


While this is true, they dumped so much money into the ride trying to make it reliable...wouldn't they have updated the technology to that similar of the Mr. Freeze rides, if those actually ran well?

I'm still in the dark on why the final decision was made to cut it all-together.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Nozzy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:37 pm

schotj wrote:
UrbanLegend wrote:
11slataus wrote:Is there any reason why Chiller was down so much more than the Mr. Freeze's? They're similar rides, Chiller just seemed to not work.


The two Freezes were made after the Chiller, so there was slightly more time to work out the kinks with the LIM systems. Plus I'm sure it didn't help that for a little while they tried to launch both Chiller tracks at once.


While this is true, they dumped so much money into the ride trying to make it reliable...wouldn't they have updated the technology to that similar of the Mr. Freeze rides, if those actually ran well?

I'm still in the dark on why the final decision was made to cut it all-together.


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For the 2005 season, the ride was given a fresh look with new paint. The Robin side was given a fresh red color replacing the chalky looking pink color it had become, and the Batman side was given a much darker blue color.

During the 2006 season, an intensive effort was made to get the ride fully operational as the park had promised for several seasons. The Robin side was opened, with the Batman side scheduled to follow in the summer. In June, an incident involving the Robin train closed the ride entirely for the remainder of the season.
During the off season the rumors were fueled by insiders who reported the removal of track sections. The removal was part of a re-profiling effort in which the ride's barrel rolls were removed and replaced with new track.

In spring of 2007, reconstruction of the Chiller tracks was underway, with the modified support structure in place and the Robin track in place.
Though the new track configuration was supposed to have eliminated inherent design problems which caused the incident on the Robin train in the 2006 season, a second incident occurred in spring of 2007, and the ride was closed again, this time permanently.


Neither Freeze had such incidents (as far as I know anyway) that closed them entire seasons. Think about it- they had a season ending accident, made new track to fix it, and it failed. Why spend more money to try to get it up again if that might not even work, especially when Kingda Ka had been having plenty of its own issues that needed constant attention?

It was a great ride and it's a shame it had to be removed, and I don't think the park wanted to- it had a Flashpass Entrance built that I don't believe was ever even used! Unfortunately, it was just too much to keep fixing.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby biker7766 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:07 pm

Here's a update on SkyScreamer!
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10,000 lb. piece makes its home atop 24-story SkyScreamer!


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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:53 pm

Six Flags Great Adventure has sent us some awesome photos of their landmark topping off of SkyScreamer!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coastercrazy 9 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:23 pm

I just ordered my season pass. Is the processing center still in the same place as last year? I going on Thursday to get that done (and get to my sweet baby El Toro).
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:19 pm

As of the end of October last season it was next to Superman, there is also that season pass center outside the park but it rarely seems to be open.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:47 pm

That doesn't look like it's taller than Nitro at all... Maybe because there's nothing to compare it too, but it only looks about as tall as Bizarro if even.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:49 pm

Sky Screamer looks really nice with Big Wheel.

B&MIntaminGCI wrote:That doesn't look like it's taller than Nitro at all... Maybe because there's nothing to compare it too, but it only looks about as tall as Bizarro if even.


It's definitely 200'+ just by looking at it. Also, coasters look much more massive than a tall flat ride.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby schotj » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:00 pm

Nozzy wrote:Neither Freeze had such incidents (as far as I know anyway) that closed them entire seasons. Think about it- they had a season ending accident, made new track to fix it, and it failed. Why spend more money to try to get it up again if that might not even work, especially when Kingda Ka had been having plenty of its own issues that needed constant attention?

It was a great ride and it's a shame it had to be removed, and I don't think the park wanted to- it had a Flashpass Entrance built that I don't believe was ever even used! Unfortunately, it was just too much to keep fixing.


I understand that, but why did this particular ride have issues if neither of the Mr. Freeze's did? Weren't they fairly similar rides technology-wise?

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