Could Joker's Jinx fit into SFGAm?

Friday, May 16, 2003 3:54 PM
Could Joker's Jinx at SFA fit into the Power Dive and Cajan Cliffhanger area of SFGAm?
Friday, May 16, 2003 6:55 PM
I can tell you that the Premier LSM (JJ,FoF,P,MD) fits into an area approximately 100x490 feet. How large is the area for Power Dive and Cajan Cliffhanger?

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Friday, May 16, 2003 7:04 PM
It may fit but what will happen to the Gazebo there and such? It may fit into the Space Shuttle/Go Kart area, though.
Friday, May 16, 2003 7:08 PM
It could fit (i really dont know) but what the heck are you talking about. Do want it there or sumthin. I dont! The parks with less attendance and not ranked as high get rides like that or SLCs (usually). It would ruin the park. IMHO
*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 5/16/2003 11:09:23 PM ***
Friday, May 16, 2003 7:10 PM
You obviously haven't ridden one since the retrofit. They are great rides now. (I used to despise them)

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Friday, May 16, 2003 7:11 PM
I don't think Joker's Jinx should go in that spot either. But, Sky Whirl would be able to fit nicely in that part of Orleans Place.
Friday, May 16, 2003 8:03 PM
Precisely, Peabody...;) They did really *suck* in the old days, that transformation was nothing short of AMAZING....even the wait times seem to have increased significantly (at least at PKD and PKI they seemed to, LOL) I guess the GP knows the difference! Premier has a winner on their hands NOW, surprised we haven't seen any more built since the retrofits...

As far as *building* one, I'm sure that GAm, or any park with ANY space (read: not SFKK), could build one....and the one real *length* of the track is quite narrow....just return/brakes and station/launch. I would like to see a few more "spaghetti bowls" built...
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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:17 PM
Do we really need another launch coaster. If there would be only 12 coasters if its built, 2 would launch. Rather have sumthin else. Just what I think.
Saturday, May 17, 2003 8:25 AM
I would love to see it at SFGAm, and I think it would be an awesome addition to the collection (making one of the best coaster collections even better), but I doubt SFGAm would want to add to their electric bill, considering how much electricity they already use launching V2.

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Saturday, May 17, 2003 11:15 AM
JJ was a half full walk on prior to the conversion. It is now a 15-45 minute wait unless the crowd in the park is very light. The GP definitely appreciates the conversion.

As an enthusiast, I wouldn't call it a great coaster now, but I would call it a very good one. Much better than an SLC and roughly equivalent to Batman: The Ride.

Saturday, May 17, 2003 1:21 PM
From looks of photos of these coasters , they look fantastic, but how much do they cost? and from rumors ive heard SFGAm next coaster is going to be either a Floorless coaster or a Arrow 4d
Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:55 AM
A jokers Jinx Clone would be awesome expecially if they had the new lap bars. It could fit I think it has a pretty small layout. But a 4d or a Floorless would be awesome too.Or maybe some new flats


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Sunday, May 18, 2003 9:36 AM
JJ cost SFA a cool $10 million to build when it was added for the 99 season.
Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:16 AM
It definately wouldn't suprise me if they put a JJ into SFGAm since it would be both unique and different to the park, which would bring in the crowds, even though they have V2 which is also launched, this would be full-circuit. Plus, it's very compacts. However, if I'm not mistakened, PKI isn't located to far away, and therefore would be pointless to put in (Since FoF is there). But then again, FoF is in the dark and the GP may not recognize it as the same ride.

Edit: Just relized, SFA has JJ even though FoF is there at PKD, which isn't to far away.

*** This post was edited by 3r1c 5/18/2003 3:19:12 PM ***

Sunday, May 18, 2003 2:45 PM
I think that it would be a great addition to the park. I rode JJ at SFA in july 02 and it was a great ride. I would love to see this at sfgam.
Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:59 PM
Yes, SFA is only 1.5 hr from PKD when the traffic is light. SFGAm is several times as far from PKI.

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