God I hope so. I think there still is a possibility for a new coaster next year. Hopefully they will realize the can put a nice CCI for about 3-4 million dollars, we need some wood here. Also how do you know they don't have a permit yet? I'm not trying to be rude, just curious. But I do know that SFGAdv. has a good relationship with Jackson (the town its in) so they never have many problems.
I didn't mean it as they DON'T have one. I'm just saying that when ever someone asks "....is Great Adventure getting anthing for 2002?" The answer is "...well the haven't gotten a permit for it yet." I think there holding out on us. They HOPEFULLY are keeping this as a secrect! The next question is..... WHAT'S GOING TO COME IN 2002!?!
Nitro is right, they *ARE* getting a new coaste: Batman: The Chiller with lapbars! I'd just love to see if they can get Evolution running... jeremy ------------- "Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01
Poor great adventure...went through with about fourty million dollar improvements for 1999, 2000, 2001. The poor park might actually have to go a year with out a coaster. Oh no! Gee here at sfdl we haven't gotten a coaster in three years and the one that really kicks*****got cloned at that other park that hogs all the attention for it now!!! I'd take any new rides!!! Sheesh. ----------------- "who needs drugs when you have coasters...they're like a natural high"
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I guess you can say that we are spoiled but I sure know that we have half what SFMM has. I don't even want to mention CP! Nitro was a Big thing this year but I went to GAdv 10 times this summer and now I'm looking for something new. Great Adventures for the past couple years have blown me away with their improvements. But, my parents don't do much traveling so Great Adventures is like one of he 5 theme parks that I have been to. I really hope Great Adventure get's something cause i'm going to be spending a lot of time there!
Well here's something I don't get. There are some people who expect something new and spectacular from their home park every year. I remember the kiddies this year who were steamed that Cedar Point (my home park) didn't get anything new this year other than Lighthouse Point, and they're even more irritated that we're "only" getting an Impulse this year.
Now... I ask you... If you live near a CP, SFMM, SFGAdv or SFGAm, do you expect to go less or have a lame time because they don't build something new every year? I spend more time on Raptor and Magnum ('94 and '89) at my home park, and I'm happy as a porn addict in the Playboy Mansion. Heck, I've seen people happy to have "only" a Mamba, Steel Eel or Boulder Dash.
Did I slip into an alternate reality or something?
----------------- Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com "As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
A reliable source told me that Great Adventure will take the record from Cedar Point for most amount of rides in a park next year. And, that the count includes what they have already. What's there to complain about or wish for? Besides having three B&M's, they have the best collection of modern flat rides anywhere.
I'm very happy that Premier/Six Flags has decided to add something major every year at SFA since taking over Wild World. Would I cry if they didn't add something new this year? No (but seeing all the land clearing next to Batwing, a new project is highly likely).
I would WAY rather have SF spend money STAFFING their parks, improving employee/guest relations, and maintaining/improving the existing coasters than "blowing" all their money building new rides...(Of course I'll say that now that the S:RoS's are up...j/k). Seriously though, spend less AND get more by improving the existing park!!! ----------------- rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
Jeff said: Now... I ask you... If you live near a CP, SFMM, SFGAdv or SFGAm, do you expect to go less or have a lame time because they don't build something new every year?
Actually, I went a couple times this year when V2 first opened really only to go on V2. I went a couple times at Fright Fest mostly only to go on Deja Vu, so yes, actually, I did go more because they built a couple new rides. Then again, I get what you are saying and I agree. I will be happy with whatever my park gets next year. After two coasters this year, I don't expect anything. I will be happy with whatever they get, a flat ride, internal improvements, or nothing at all. And about CP's new impulse, I am lovin' it. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
I heard from a very good source that we are getting an impulse and Batman lap bars but I don't see another shuttle happening. Yes SFGAdv may have alot of coasters but how can we be spoiled when about 5 are shut down every visit.
It's never been my experience that SFGadv. has had 5 coasters down on any visit over the last few years I've visited. When Hostyl and I visited in July, only Viper, the left side of Rolling Thunder, and the Robin side of Chiller were closed. I look at all three closures as protecting the public's well-being:)