Great Adventure 2005? Tallest Fastest?

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:07 PM
Yeah, there's a rumor over at GADV.com that the tallest and fastest coaster is going to be great adventure's new coaster. From the track lenght that was revieled (2,480 feet) is that possible? TTD is 2800feet long and that's not the longest coaster. I personally am discarding the idea of it being the tallest but fastest?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:11 PM
Wow. That post made no sense to me at all. Perhaps it's my inability to read it right, or maybe it's the post.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:19 PM
Hrmmm, mainly i'm asking is could 2480ft possibly make the worlds tallest and fastest roller?


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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:20 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Considering the previous tallest coaster had a height of 415 feet and a track length of only 1,235 feet anything is possible.

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*** Edited 6/15/2004 5:20:46 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:20 PM
I'm glad someone brought this up. My Alphabits spelled out that message to me this morning, but it said it would be 2481" long. At least i'm not going crazy.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:36 PM
Let's see -- 2,480 feet long, divided by two...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 2:37 PM
Tallest and fastest...nah! I doubt they would install it at Great Adventure. Then again, I was one of the doubting Thomas's when TTD was first mentioned

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 2:37 PM
Sure it's possible, but I doubt it will be that tall/fast with the current SF situation of building rides and spending money. In fact, I have trouble thinking what they will build. They have a well rounded collection, so some form of launched full circuit ride might be possible, as well as some sort of 4-D. (I would LOVE to see a B&M!)
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 2:39 PM
beast7369's avatar Obviously normally rumors are not well taken here....but hmm....anything is possible.

Those looking for "tallest/fastest" could easily be disappointed. But ya never know.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 2:47 PM
Why would they get one of those when they already have 2 launchers and have an incredible amount of problems with that?
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:16 PM
DawgByte II's avatar It's not gonna happen... plain & simple...

TTD cost $25 million...

Given their current finanical woes & their decreased spending, Do you really think that Six Flags is ready to invest over 25 MILLION dollars into ONE SINGLE attraction when it's not needed?

I think not. Case closed.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:25 PM
even if they were going too wouldn't they give it to SFGAM? because they are closer to Cedar Point and can draw from that market of thrillseekers?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:36 PM
They couldn't give it to SFGAm - the park is limited to 310ft - the height of SkyTrek Tower.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:39 PM
I dont understand why this can be dismissed so easily. Great Adventure is a huge park that draws crowds from Philly, NYC, and even DC. Having the tallest/fastest is something to market and to brag about.

Are there more thrillseekers out near Great America than there are around Great Adventure? Maybe Six Flags is suffering from 'financial woes,' but does that mean they aren't willing to make an investment in a ride that will certainly draw huge crowds?

Yeah, they do have a launched coaster that does experience problems. I don't see why that has anything to do with getting a new one. Assuming that it is a rocket coaster- they have been running pretty smoothly from what I've seen. Storm Runner has been running great, right?

I'm not saying that this is going to happen. I just don't get why so many just throw it out so quickly as impossible. As for the original question, one possibility would be faster acceleration- making the launch shorter and more intense. It would explain the shorter track length.

Yeah, this coaster could be anything at this point. I'm just not claiming that the tallest/fastest thing is 'not going to happen.' It just might, and it would be awesome if it did. :)

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:50 PM
It could happen, . . if Six Flags has another fire sale. :)
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:00 PM
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ZNitroMan said:
I dont understand why this can be dismissed so easily.


Holiday World built some swings, and a freefall ride, and some other stuff. Just before it was announced, someone thought that they might build deuling B&M inverts. At Holiday World.

SOB was going to be like SFMM's S:TE except even taller.

TTD was going to have inversions and camel backs and circle the entire park twice.

Tomb Raider was going to be an S&S launched coaster.

These are just a few examples, but for whatever reason, we enjoy imagining something insane is being built at our local park, and then *****ing about being dissapointed when it doesn't happen.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:51 PM

ZNitroMan said:

Yeah, they do have a launched coaster that does experience problems. I don't see why that has anything to do with getting a new one. Assuming that it is a rocket coaster- they have been running pretty smoothly from what I've seen. Storm Runner has been running great, right?


That might be the funniest thing I've read on here today. I think rocket coasters might be the #1 problematic ride this side of Deja Vu and X! To answer your specific question, no, Storm Runner has not been running great. It may have been before Thursday, June 10th at 10:45am, but once that time hit, apparently a "motor" broke (per a ride op) and it was out of commission the *entire* day and at least the *entire* next day (Kristin Marie, back me up here).

So no, these coasters aren't running pretty smoothly. TTD was up pretty much the entire day I was there this year, but look at it's opening year last year and then the beginning of this year.

I want more than anything for the Cedar Fair and Hersheypark rockets to be reliable, but it looks like it's going to take some time.

EDIT: matt., I couldn't have said it better myself! *** Edited 6/15/2004 8:52:49 PM UTC by Legendary***


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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 5:20 PM
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Mamoosh said:
Considering the previous tallest coaster had a height of 415 feet and a track length of only 1,235 feet anything is possible.

mOOSH

*** Edited 6/15/2004 5:20:46 PM UTC by Mamoosh***


But only 1035 feet of the track is used, as it doesnt come anywhere close to the top (when i is running).


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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 5:57 PM
Mamoosh's avatar It could be the world's tallest Vekoma Jr Inverted. The standard model is only 52 feet tall so anything taller than than would be a worlds record ;)
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:12 PM
Superman the Escape, soon appearing at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Get it? 2,480 divided by 2 is 1,240. Each track on STE is 1,235... and Superman has been closed for a very long time.

Yeah, I just blew your mind.

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