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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:38 pm

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XYZ wrote:I also like Kong, it feels like the whole thing is falling apart when you're riding it and for some reason I enjoy it. Though, I rank it as the 3rd worst coaster in Northern California (after Boomerang & Vortex).


Seriously? Boomerang is actually a pretty solid ride. It's easily one of the best Boomerangs I've been on. Kong is a giant piece of crap, which sadly is also the best SLC I've experienced; but that's only because the others were so terrible. I would say Kong is easily the worst coaster in NorCal, maybe even in all of California.

SLCs are just badly designed rides, there is just no getting around it.


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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:03 pm

Tmcdllr wrote:
Double0Kevin wrote:
XYZ wrote:I also like Kong, it feels like the whole thing is falling apart when you're riding it and for some reason I enjoy it. Though, I rank it as the 3rd worst coaster in Northern California (after Boomerang & Vortex).


Seriously? Boomerang is actually a pretty solid ride. It's easily one of the best Boomerangs I've been on. Kong is a giant piece of crap, which sadly is also the best SLC I've experienced; but that's only because the others were so terrible. I would say Kong is easily the worst coaster in NorCal, maybe even in all of California.

SLCs are just badly designed rides, there is just no getting around it.


I agree, it is a giant piece of stinking poo poo.


I prefer Kong over Boomerang since Boomerang is just really uncomfortable, maybe it's because of my tall height and the Boomerang's OTSRs banging on my neck. I would go on Kong again, but refuse to return on Boomerang.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby singemfrc » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:13 pm

XYZ wrote:I prefer Kong over Boomerang since Boomerang is just really uncomfortable, maybe it's because of my tall height and the Boomerang's OTSRs banging on my neck. I would go on Kong again, but refuse to return on Boomerang.

A lot of thrill rides are hard on tall people. Have you ridden the hammerhead? My 6'3" dad complained that it was the most uncomfortable thing he'd ever ridden, and if I was a couple inches taller it probably would have been for me (I'm 6'0") too. Who thought of the one-size-fits-all automatic OTSR's?

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:14 pm

singemfrc wrote:
XYZ wrote:I prefer Kong over Boomerang since Boomerang is just really uncomfortable, maybe it's because of my tall height and the Boomerang's OTSRs banging on my neck. I would go on Kong again, but refuse to return on Boomerang.

A lot of thrill rides are hard on tall people. Have you ridden the hammerhead? My 6'3" dad complained that it was the most uncomfortable thing he'd ever ridden, and if I was a couple inches taller it probably would have been for me (I'm 6'0") too. Who thought of the one-size-fits-all automatic OTSR's?


I rode Hammerhead and it was EXTREMELY uncomfortable, even more than Boomerang.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Double0Kevin » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:06 am

Yeah, I guess the height thing would definitely come into play. I don't think about it as I'm kinda average in height at 5'11".

As for Hammerhead, those restraints suck for everyone with those weird bumps that jut out into your collar bone.
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby DCA_Chris » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:06 pm

Superman just stalled before the zero-g.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby lake » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:22 pm

DCA_Chris wrote:Superman just stalled before the zero-g.

Well... does SFDK have a crane of site? I feel all it would need is a little push since the ride is so trimmed anyways.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby DCA_Chris » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:41 pm

Some dude went up in a basket and is currently doing something underneath the track just before the zero-g.

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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby Angry_Gumball » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:04 pm

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/great-americas-new-superman-ride-stalled-riders-bo/nP6Qr/

VALLEJO, Calif. —

Twelve people are stuck Sunday afternoon on the new Superman roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.

The ride stalled at the highest point of the ride around 2:30 p.m. and riders were upright, according to witnesses.

There was no word on what caused the stall and how long it would take to get the riders off the rollercoaster.


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Wait a sec...reading that URL... Superman's apparently at CGA? WTF?? Double WTF for the page's title as well, followed by the story claiming it happened at SFDK.


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great, so much for "safe rides" especially that one where you're literally hangin like you're flying in the air. Not a good place to be stuck for such a long time. I hope they all get down to the ground safely.

Perhaps you shouldn't drive anywhere, taking a drive is even more dangerous.

Frying in the hot weather for over an hour, confined and probably in an unnatural position...awful. Some would say the risk is what makes the ride so appealing. Maybe not so much after they read about the experience from the folks on the ride..

I'm sure sitting upright is a pretty awkward position...

Agreed! Who regulates these things?

Who regulates your vehicle when it breaks down/stalls on you?
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Re: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (SFDK) Discussion Thread

Postby lake » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:08 pm

VALLEJO (CBS13) – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s stuck!

The Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom stalled with riders aboard.


At around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the ride stalled with 12 passengers at a peak of 150 feet which is approaching an upside-down twist.

The parks spokesperson Nancy Tran confirmed that Solano County Fire and Vallejo Fire are on scene and working on a rescue plan.

Continue to check back to CBSSacramento.com for updates on this developing story.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/07/superman-rollercoaster-stalled-with-passengers-onboard-at-vallejo-theme-park/#.UBW9XsKQmbA.twitter]

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