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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:56 pm

I'd love to see the return of the old Rolling Thunder sign that lit up at night.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby yankeeman311 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:11 pm

As somebody that goes to the park regularly, I will be surprised if the Rolling Thunder rumors are true. I know they've spent a decent amount of money on maintenance but it's still the most popular family ride in the park that can be a people eater when running at full capacity. I'm not a fan of the ride and wouldn't miss it too much if it did go but I just can't see them getting rid of their most popular family ride. As far as the drop tower goes, if it's anything like Stratosfear or Dr. Doom than it should be a solid flat for the park.
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Postby golfburner1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:39 pm

Went to the park today and got some pictures of the mysterious coaster parts!
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PARTS OMG :)
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I had to tell the Drop Off bus driver to drive over there. He was cool and showed me the parts :)
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Some big trucks and cranes.
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Most of the parts.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:03 pm

Those are some pretty small parts.
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Postby chickenbowl » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:06 pm

^ I'd imagine those are just the modified supports to be put on the front face of the structure where 2-3 individual drop tower tracks will be placed.
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Postby cmullin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:54 pm

^^ I wouldn't imagine that it would need a lot of supports, since Kingda Ka's structure should be the main support for the ride.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:05 pm

I haven't been following all of this, but is it possible that they could actually just be replacing some of Kingda Ka's structure with those pieces?
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Postby _IntaMAN_ » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:17 pm

Oh well. SFMM had their record.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:24 pm

The rumors on Screamscape said that it would be mounted to the rear of the tower, so given I know nothing about how they mount these drop rides onto pre-existing structures, what are the chances the supports will be mounted here to eliminate the slant that begins about half way up the rear column?
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Coaster_Fanatic » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:24 pm

cmullin wrote:^^ I wouldn't imagine that it would need a lot of supports, since Kingda Ka's structure should be the main support for the ride.


Except Kingda Ka's support structure isn't just straight up and down. It curves, making it pretty much mandatory to add a decent amount of supports to the structure.

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