Batman & Robin: The Chiller - SFGADv Deconstruction??

Monday, March 26, 2007 3:48 PM
It could be Jumpin' Jack Flash, but I don't know. It was trailer-mounted, so that's a possibility. Stuntman's Free Fall bit the dust, so that's definitely not it.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 12:34 AM
It is JJF here is a pic;

http://amusementpics.com/Jumping%20Jack%20Flash.htm

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:46 AM
So, exactly how many rides from that year when they added so many new ones still there? I know they lost a few.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 12:27 PM
I think Intamin Fan might be able to answer this question.

Off the top of my head, I can come up with:

--Evolution (moved to SFStl)
--Jumpin' Jack Flash
--Pendulum (moved to SFGAm)
--Rodeo Stampede (moved to SFoT)
--polyp ride
--Chance Double Inverter
--Chance Chaos
--spinning pirate boat ride

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 1:54 PM
^^ go here: http://www.gahistory.amusementpics.com/ click on GA History Timeline and compare 1998's to 1999's ride to find the new rides for '99 then compare 1999's list to now. This website ROCKS!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:32 PM
^ That site DOES indeed rock...thanks for linking it!

One of the few RIDES I remember from my early visits to GAdv...the Swiss Bob...
http://www.amusementpics.com/GA%20Rides/Misc%20Rides/SB.jpg :)
*** Edited 3/27/2007 6:33:41 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:34 PM
Wow so much for the war on lines.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:14 AM
Although I've ridden both sides with the barrel rolls and they were the best part, I'm just glad the ride will make its return. All this talk about Six Flags really pushing to get it open soon is enlightening, before it didn't seem like they gave a damn if the ride ever ran. I'm glad I had a send off with about 10 Batman rides a week before the incident last summer and I'm ready for it to reopen once again. Although I'm sure it never got seen, I'm glad I sent a letter to Gadv that mentioned the Chiller, maybe it had some osmosis effect and was good luck.... :)
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:16 AM
I have to admit I'm very disapointed and excited at the same time. I'm really disapointed by the way that these hills turned out but I am excited to get to ride it this season. I can't help but think however that things are going to be the same this year with the ride as years past. I'll be there opening day but I don't expect Robin to be open anytime soon nor do I expect a Batman appearance before July. I have a feeling it will take me 3 yrs to ride both sides again just like it did when it had the zero G's.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:48 AM
Boo! Now Mr Freeze will be the top launched coaster in the six flags chain. I would think that putting brakes after the Cobra/tophat would mitigate the problem...and would be cheaper too. On a positive note..I'm glad they're at least keeping it.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:47 PM

Antuan said:
Boo! Now Mr Freeze will be the top launched coaster in the six flags chain..

Wouldnt Kingda Ka be the top launched coaster. *** Edited 3/28/2007 8:51:14 PM UTC by Audioslaved***

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:55 PM
^ All a matter of opinion, but I have Batman: The Chiller on my top steel list, but not Kingda Ka.

I'm glad that they're keeping Chiller, but like someone said, why not just put a brake between the barrel rolls and the tophat/cobra roll tower? Seems that would have fixed the problem, as well as be cheaper and easier.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:05 PM
I actually like the fact that the zero g rolls were removed. The zero g rolls would toss me to the side of the car(on both batman and robin).

The best part of the coaster still remains going backwards through the inerted top hat of the batman side.

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Saturday, April 7, 2007 9:52 PM
Robin chiller is now open it opened today after testing all day yesterday, Here is video of it testing yesterday.

http://www.gadv.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11062&st=1380&start=1380

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Sunday, April 8, 2007 10:49 AM
I think the element they added in place of the rolls actually looks like a lot of fun.
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Sunday, April 8, 2007 1:09 PM
Ajrides that video said 2006 I am guessing that was a typo but the ride looks really good.
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Sunday, April 8, 2007 7:20 PM
I rode Chiller today...will have a TR a bit later after dinner :)
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:21 PM
I rode it today. It had about a 15 min wait maybe due to KK and El Toro being closed in the morn. Overall I wasn't impressed. The launch felt weaker than usual, the cobra roll was intense but it just isn't the same without those rolls. Going backwards you get quite a bit of airtime but the hill itself feels pretty superficial, kind of like a one trick pony. When the Batman side opens I'm sure it'll feel more superficial since the tophat causes for less of a ride than the cobra roll. *** Edited 4/11/2007 12:22:58 AM UTC by OP AWESOME***
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Sunday, May 6, 2007 9:33 PM
Batman track is complete, I was at the park today. :)
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 12:15 AM
I rode CHILLER finally last Friday. The core, the most important part of the ride is still there. It's the intense launch and the giant tower inversions that drive my love for the ride I realized. The rolls just added to the craziness in the cycle. I did fine without them.
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