Artist drawings of Dark Knight coaster.

Moosh, looks like your causing this thread to go a little "Sideways"!

Good explaination though.

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LOL...threads, like conversations, have a tendency to "evolve". Like the Dominator thread, the *subject* of the first poster typically gets answered/resolved, and then the conversation takes a turn...

....sometimes it's even a FLYING Turn... ;~P


fearandloathing said:
Where *exactly* is the Dark Knight going into SFNE? I can't tell from pics in the link up above. I know it is some where in DC.

Sfne now has there construction page up with pics so you can get a better idea of where its going.

http://www.sixflags.com/newengland/rides/constructionphotos.aspx

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^Wow...the commentary on those pictures is...interesting. *** Edited 2/16/2008 2:09:50 PM UTC by matt.***
Why is this ride rated as Extreme while American Eagle and Demon are both rated as moderate on their website.

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So why destroy theaters at two parks for a roller coaster? I though Six Flags was gearing up to be total "entertainment" destinations, similar in theory to Universal or Disney. Wouldn't it be a better idea to keep theaters, to have more shows?

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

Stunt shows cost a lot of money and SFNE tried last year to keep the Batman Stunt show "dark" and instead hold a villains meet and greet/show in the theater. Sadly, it was horrible, unwatchable mess and so, they probably decided that spending money on a new coaster instead of a new stunt show was better.
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^And at least speaking for SFNE, ride capacity is still a big issue, more so than live entertainment options. I think anyone would predict long lines for all three of these installations but for SFNE it could be a good thing. You're drawing people back down towards Superman but also keeping people down there longer. It could provide a nice drop in lines elsewhere in the park.

Now let's just hope they put the staff they've gained from cutting all those redundant flats to increasing capacity elsewhere.


WildStangAlex said:
So why destroy theaters at two parks for a roller coaster? I though Six Flags was gearing up to be total "entertainment" destinations, similar in theory to Universal or Disney. Wouldn't it be a better idea to keep theaters, to have more shows?

People do not go to places like SFGADV for the shows. If so, it is only a small percentage.


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^A very small percentage, but when I go to visit BGT when I go with my grandparents, they go watch shows while we go and ride.

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^^ Is that a fact or an opinion?

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^ You tell me bud.
Very original post. We haven't heard people say that over and over, have we? LOL
^^ Yes, thats BGT and not SFGADV. There is a big difference between the two.

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However, I believe WildStangAlex's intent was that while people do not currently go to SFGAdv for the shows, they were trying to head in that direction and now they have abandoned that.
So if no one goes to SFGADV to watch shows then why do they offer 15 of them at the park?

I checked the rest of the SF Entertainment options at the other parks and it looks like SFGADV offers the most.

I would think that the park would scale the number down if no one was attending.

People who don't really want to go to the park end up watching the shows.
SFNE has 7 other stages around the park for shows so they will not be missing the Batman arena.
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a_hoffman50 said:
However, I believe WildStangAlex's intent was that while people do not currently go to SFGAdv for the shows, they were trying to head in that direction and now they have abandoned that.

Exactly the point I was trying to make.

Additionally, Great America does have another theater previously used, but is currently un operational. Perhaps they will make use of it now? *** Edited 2/18/2008 3:14:43 AM UTC by WildStangAlex***


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Construction has been halted on Dark Knight at Six Flags New England. I submitted this for news.

http://blog.masslive.com/breakingnews/2008/02/construction_of_new_roller_coa.html


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^Anyone else reminded of SFMW and the "non-vertical" spike? LOL!
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You mean Diagonal Velocity? I actualy liked it. It make their version of the ride more unique. Almost like the Jo Jo Roll on Hydra.

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