Hey there TPR ! Yesterday it was The amazing media event for the Xtreme Supernova, the new pendulum ride at the Great Escape. Since I have my own website and I knew some peoples at the park, I was invited to attend the event and try out the new ride before anyone else ! I have to say I really liked it, it's a great high-thrill ride that complements the other rides of the park very well. The ride is also pretty to look at, in my opinion. On all points, for me it's a winner and a great new attraction for the park.
Of course there was some stuff going on behind the new ride, because The Comet was open too and it was running pretty well ! At some point in the day I got some ART (Alone Ride Time) where I really was the only guy in the train. I've always dreamed of having all a coaster all for me, well now it's done!
I also got some video footage of the ride, but I don't had the time to video-edit it yet. I'll upload as soon as I can.
Oh, and BTW, they probably won't read this trip report but a big THANK YOU to the peoples at the park who let me attend the event! It was awesome!
Enough talking, I'll sum up the rest of the event in the pictures' caption :
First thing you see when you enter the park, the Pirate Ship is gone. A park manager told me they didn't know yet if it would be relocated inside the park or to another one, or be used for something else (scrap metal I guess).
I guess the hand over the slide is a left-over from last year's fright fest. Or it's just Black Cobra's new decoration.
As you can see there was quite a few peoples at the beginning of the day.
The old-school PTC Comet finally gets a neighbor. I guess they chose its name by its location next to the Comet. Themed area anyone ?
They did some test runs just before the official inauguration. Wish I was in the ride at that moment.
The communication manager and the park president (on the picture) made a little speech before the first ride.
These astronauts "launched" to the Supernova right after the speech.
And there goes the astronauts!
Here are the astronauts back from their flight.
This guy is a real NASA astronaut. He told us how the ride compared to a real spaceship flight. Of course it's pretty different, but it was cool to hear from him!
Some kids from a local school were invited to take the first rides. Most seemed to enjoy it. A few didn't, but they looked pretty young and maybe it was too extreme for some of them.
This pendulum goes pretty high and it spins and balances FAST ! I'm a pretty thin guy and if I didn't hold on to the bars on my restraint, I flew away. The forces were much more intense than I expected!
This is my new desktop wallpaper!
Oh no Go Pro, I'm NOT looking at you. (sorry for the over-exposure)
It may not look like, but I'm having a lot of fun on this ride!
There was a free buffet and an ACE guy attended the event too. Coincidence ? I don't think so.
Ok ok, let me explain this. Right before the second ride I took, the attendant was unable to start the ride and it started to rain, so someone brought me this. I am officially the first person to be stuck on the SuperNova!
Yes Comet, I know you're there. I'm coming!
The cool peoples at The Great Escape allowed me to film a POV of the Comet, because the one I made last year looked pretty much like cr@p.
The new footage is pretty darn good!
I love the Comet !
Last edited by booink on Mon May 26, 2014 3:18 pm.
Favorites : Steel : Maverick, Wicked Cyclone, Superman: the ride (SFNE) Wood : El Toro, Phoenix, Lightning Racers Total coaster count : 137
Great TR! Will you upload the POV to YouTube if you haven't already?
Top 5 Parks: 1. Cedar Point 2. Epcot3. Busch Gardens Tampa 4. Holiday World 5. WDW Magic Kingdom Coaster Count:Wood: 14Steel: 33Total: 47Park count: 8 Top 5 Steel:1. Kumba 2. Montu 3. Raptor 4. Maverick5. Batman Top 5 Wood: 1. The Voyage 2. The Legend 3. Blue Streak4. Viper5. American Eagle (Red)
By the way, the pirate ship being removed is very interesting. With rumors of Bobsled being removed and with go kart tracks being removed from parks all over the place lately... they could open up a huge amount of land for expansion. Take a look at the area on google maps and you'll see what I mean.
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.