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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby golfburner1 » Wed May 16, 2012 4:13 am

RideofSteel wrote:If you've never been on a stand up, Green Lanterns a lot of fun. The back rows can be extremely rough, but the middle is OK. The fronts offers a very cool view. Try to ride right after opening or in the late afternoon to avoid the long lines.

Edit: Depending on your height you may have a lot of head banging. The inclined loops the worst spot.

I've been on Mantis at Cedar Point. It wasn't rough but it was very slow! I didn't get any head banging but got a lot of spots on that ride where I fell onto the shoulder harness because it was so slow! I know green lantern does not have the brake on the drop of the ride. Hopefully that makes it go a lot faster!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Wed May 16, 2012 7:05 am

coasterfreak101 wrote:^Yes! People on here are going to tell you that it's rough, but I've never experienced headbanging or even the B&M rattle on it.


The way some people exaggerate how rough a coaster is, they would probably be able to make a 747 sound like a hot air balloon. B&M rattle is especially rich. For years I thought that meant what happens if your diet consists of nickels dimes and quarters.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed May 16, 2012 9:42 am

^Oh, the B&M rattle exists. Ride Dominator at Kings Dominion in the back row and try to say it doesn't! :lol: But yeah, enthusiasts are quite the hyperbole-creators.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Wed May 16, 2012 10:14 am

I was fine with it as Batman: Knight Flight and Dominator while it was in Ohio. I think it's the best sitdown looper B&M has after Kumba (and presumably Dragon Khan, though I haven't ridden). Whatever this mysterious rattle is, it's doing a good job of not being there during my rides. I've seen it mentioned for some of their non-inverting lapbar only hypercoasters. I hope those people live in a bubble.
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Postby megametal » Wed May 16, 2012 12:23 pm

I've never noticed Dominator rattle, and I ride it frequently. Green Lantern was forceful, but not rough to me... The only rough, rattly B&M I've been on is Vortex at Carowinds.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Wed May 16, 2012 12:33 pm

I am going to go out on a limb here and state I did not like The Green Lantern at all. It was not fun to me. Glad I did not wait more than 30 minutes for it.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby golfburner1 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:00 pm

alilstronger wrote:I am going to go out on a limb here and state I did not like The Green Lantern at all. It was not fun to me. Glad I did not wait more than 30 minutes for it.

Pshhh I'll probably feel the same way when I ride it.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:16 pm

Ed Farmer wrote:I was fine with it as Batman: Knight Flight and Dominator while it was in Ohio. I think it's the best sitdown looper B&M has after Kumba (and presumably Dragon Khan, though I haven't ridden). Whatever this mysterious rattle is, it's doing a good job of not being there during my rides. I've seen it mentioned for some of their non-inverting lapbar only hypercoasters. I hope those people live in a bubble.


I don't want to take this too far off-topic, just want to reply! Dominator's is most noticeable in the corkscrews, though it was running much better last season. I do, however, agree with you - I think that's it's one of their best and easily their most unique looper designs, and I love it! Diamondback, on the other hand, actually was ruined for me by the rattle...maybe it's particular trains that are worse than others or something, but some of these B&Ms new and old are picking it up! It's not a roughness thing, just a vibration. Intamins do it too pretty often - Fahrenheit is a big offender.

On-topic...Green Lantern has no rattle!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu May 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Today was Media Preview Day for Sky Screamer. The ride was open exclusively for the media before being turned over to the Season Pass holders.

I took two rides including one with a Reverse POV camera. Enjoy the photos.

I'm working on embedding the video so bear with me, if you watch it the video, the ride doesn't start until the 3:15 mark. Otherwise you just see me playing with the seat belt. Yes, a seat belt on a Star Flyer.
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Looks like I'm in the right place.
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I felt inadequate with my photography equipment standing next to this guy.
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Breakfast included banana and peanut butter sandwiches. Why, you may ask?
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After Park President Mark Fitzgerald spoke about the "new" Adventure Alley area, The Rutgers University a cappela group sang "Hound Dog" to start the festivities.
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Communications Director Kristin Siebeneicher rattled off the rides stats and introduced the first riders of the day, Elvis impersonators. That explains the peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
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Elvis' preparing for lift off.
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Rigging for the Reverse POV camera.
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My GoPro camera being installed.
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Everyone I talked to thought Sky Screamer with a great addition.
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Here are the GP waiting for the park opening rope drop. Many rushed to Sky Screamer not realizing it would not open to season pass holders for a few more hours.
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After this "hack" interviewed Kristen I talked to her about the origin of Adventure Alley and the incoming rides. Much of this was the results of the guest surveys where families strongly suggested rides the family could ride together (like a traditional amusement park). In looking at this as a return to Great Adventure's beginings (only one coaster and dozens of family rides) management decided to bring back some of the early park logos on their soon to open Scrambler (Deja Vu).
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You can see the old rainbow logo on the front of the cars and the balloon image on the right side.
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Air Jumbo is almost ready to fly also.
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I took a few photos from the Sky Ride.
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Unfortunately only the lake side was running so cables and towers got in the way of many shots.
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The trees get in the way also, but it's nice to have trees since we need shade and oxygen.
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Dork Shot
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New Looney Tunes topiaries in Adventure Alley
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Future home of Fender Benders. Kristen said the completely new bumpers cars are ready to ship from Italy and it will be a quick build. To open in June.
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Lastly, it was great to see Roger (Security Guard / Host) back enteraining guests with magic tricks. I had not seen him in me two early season visits to the park.
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I'm working on getting the POV posted so bear with me.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu May 17, 2012 3:13 pm

So I see they went with 'Elvis in his Final Days' theming judging from the looks of most of them! :lol:

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