Great Adventure announces Superman: Ultimate Flight

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:33 AM | Contributed by Viper423

New Jersey park Six Flags Great Adventure today announced the construction of Superman: Ultimate Flight, a B&M flying coaster, for 2003. The ride is similar to the one that opened at Six Flags Over Georgia this year. Six Flags Great America, near Chicago, is expected to announce the same ride.

Read the press release from Internet Wire.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:00 PM
Hahaha...you want to see real enthusiast *****ing? Wait until they all take their first ride and find that the pretzel loop has been "tweaked" to reduce a bit of the forces present. That's gonna be an ugly sight.

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James Draeger
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:14 PM
Exactly where is the proof of this single loading station. No, the computer rendering doesn't count, the person that made it could have goofed up. I've seen plenty of inaccurate renderings. Come on, I know Six Flags can be stupid at times, but they're not THAT stupid.

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Shock Wave R.I.P. 1988-2002

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:17 PM

I think the ride looks great, and will go very well at the "dead end" of the boardwalk area.

Im somewhat skeptical about how the capacity will be with 2 trains and 1 station, but it shouldnt be bad at all. And im excited about the 8 rows per train. I mean, if the pretzel loop is as intense as everyone says it is, imagine it with 8 cars!

Oh and I agree with SFGAM Shock Wave. There really isnt proof that there will just be one loading station. The computer rendering is simply that, a rendering.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 3:49 PM
Chuck, you still haven't pointed out what rides looked bad, or in poor condition. Did you bother stopping by guest relations to point out your "suspicions" of dangerous rides? It's like going to the doctor; if you don't tell him what's ailing you, how can he fix it? Every ride I rode had a New Jersey permit, which I'm assuming meant that they've certified the ride as being safe to operate.

Lack of Paint doesn't indicate that a ride doesn't work, or is dangerous. Hey, put it this way, The Thunderbolt and Jack Rabbit at Kennywood are missing a lot of paint, and I've gotten on them several times (and they're old too!). I'm still alive.

As for the outrageous prices for food, I felt the same way about Dorney Park. You're in a themepark, with a lot of rides, and someone's going to pay for it.

Chuck, it's called Boardwalk, hence the games. There's a simulator, multi-looper, Topspin, Turbo Force, go-carts, Parachute Drop, Looping Starship, restaurants and Topspin over there. Is that not enough? Games are big revenue makers for parks. Who do you think is going to pay for that shiny new B&M flyer? That's right, the customer.

Ever been to a baseball game, or a concert? I went to an Orioles game over the summer and prices were as you called it outrageous. How do you think all those multi-million dollar saleries are paid for?

The one thing that we can agree on is that the crowds at SFGA can be rough, although over the years I've gotten used to it. I did have one horrendous line-jumping incident in 99', but have not had any since then. As for the thugs, did you point it out to anyone? The other night I saw a couple who said some people pushed past them on Nitro. Guess what? A park employee in a blue shirt waited with the couple so they could point them out. I guarantee they were escorted off the property. If you do nothing, expect nothing.

I would also strongly encourage you (and this includes everyone on this site), to stop by guest relations and voice your concerns. At SFFT for example, they actually let me record my comments in a book that a) I told them it was the most beautiful Six Flags Park I had visited and that b) that The Rattler hurt me pretty badly


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Dude, you're getting an Intamin!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:55 PM
No surprise here... But still a great coaster addition. If only it wasn't so far away :(.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:25 PM

Thank you Six Flags Great Adventure. I'm happy to be going to Six Flags Great Adventure next year to ride Superman: Ultimate Flight. I'm so glad I live in Brooklyn, NY. Only one hour away from the park. Who cares if it's a clone! I finally get to ride a B&M flyer instead of a Vekoma Flyer! Keep up the good work Six Flags!

Favorite Six Flags Great Adventure coasters: 1). Nitro 2). Medusa 3). Batman&Robin: The Chiller 4). Great American Scream Machine 5). Batman: The ride

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:39 PM

SFGAM Shock Wave: Um, the animation and renderings are correct. Its a single loading station. Why do you ask, lets just say I have a lot of knowledge about that animation, hint, hint. They figured they can get the same capacity with 2 trains and 1 station than with 3 trains and 2 stations, since they always dont run 3 trains, also staffing 2 stations takes a bunch of people.

I said it before, and I will say it again, 1 station, 2 trains, 8 car trains. Any more questions?

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:47 PM

Any changes to the loop configuration due to the addition of an 8th row? In the 7th row in Georgia the pretzel loop is very, very intense - mostly from the change from negative to positive and back to negative again.

One of the bystander tricks is to stand next to the loop and listen to the riders go silent at the bottom of the element. It takes their breath away.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:59 PM
I will believe you when you have solid proof, not just because you say so.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:10 PM

Intamin Fan, Would multiple track pins sticking up on Rolling Thunder be a safety concern? Along with grinding that was beyond anything I have heard on any other wooden coaster, I mean comeon, The train just about ground to a halt on the turn around section on the right track. I also heard a couple of flats that were just plain making noises I don't think are normal, And thats just the ones that were open.

The food prices? well SFNE was no cheaper :)

The Boardwalk? Ok I'll grant you that but on or visit the Top Spin, Looping Starship and Parchute Drop were not working, Along with Evolution and some other weird ride toward the middle of the park. There was a couple other rides not operating that day too.

Rough Crowds? Yes, we pointed a few out (Line Jumpers). Now as for intimidation, Guys sitting on the waterfountains giving you don't F***** with us looks is not exactly doing anything wrong. I just felt it best to steer clear. Rest assured this dosn't happen at PKI. Heck the Security there tells people with Big Johnson Shirts to turn em inside out or leave.

Chuck, who may be expecting too much but dose not think SFGAdv to be a bad park, I just think it could be so much better than it was on my 2001 visit.

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:20 PM

I'm glad to hear some people actually want this ride, despite it being **gasp** a clone (or something pretty similar). What doesn't change is that it's a pretty dang good ride.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:35 PM

Charles,

SFGadv is my homepark and I'm thrilled about the new coaster. I will say that I agree with the observations you have, although it's still my favorite park. This may frighten you even more, but if you visited in 2001 you witnessed a huge improvement from the previous few years. Tremendous improvement in Customer service, appearance/cleanliness, maintenance, and crowd control seem to be happening yearly. I hope you'll give it another try, maybe in a few years.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:14 PM

SFGAm Shock wave: Look at Viper's sig. Look at some of animations in the linked page (badnitrous). Look at the S:UF animation.

I'll give you a hint...Mike did the animations (quite well, I might add) at the direction of the park with the official stats in hand.

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You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:16 PM

gambandr: you can't run a three train op on a three block track like S:UF.

This is in response to: Three train op will have the ops hustling.

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You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:27 PM


Thank you Six Flags Great Adventure. I'm happy to be going to Six Flags Great Adventure next year to ride Superman: Ultimate Flight. I'm so glad I live in Brooklyn, NY. Only one hour away from the park. Who cares if it's a clone! I finally get to ride a B&M flyer instead of a Vekoma Flyer! Keep up the good work Six Flags!

The coaster enthusiast world needs more people that think like you. You appreciate what you get. Good man.

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 3:32 AM

Coasterrod, Im glad to hear about the yearly improvements at the park. I never said I would not visit SFGAdv again. Really, the park overal is not bad. I just thought there was room for vast improvement and on that reason alone the statement from me saying a new coaster alone is not enough to draw me back is true.

One last thing I would like to add as I said I do post the good with the bad. SFGAdv's employess were generally nice and the ride ops kicked ass!! I think even CP could have taken loading lessons from them.

Chuck, letting it go and hopes to hear about continued improvement at SFGadv.

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 3:54 AM

SFGAm Shockwave: You can believe what you want, but I did have a hand in making the animation. It was actually Keith who animated the coaster, but everything you see in there is right on the money. But like I said, believe what you want, just dont come complaining to me when they build it and you only see one station.

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 5:31 AM

Chuck, those improvements continued into this season as well. In fact, RT has already begun it's rehab including paint, track and train work. It does sound like you visited on a rather crappy day which does seem to happen more than it should. Most of the ops are excellent as you stated and I'm glad you took notice. I really gained an appreciation for them after visiting some other parks this season. As for the location, the earlier post that stated it was going in the season pass parking lot is wrong. (as most of us already know) It is going in the main lot. We are all now wondering how they will handle parking next season since that was the main route to gain access to all the rows. On another positive note, at least they are ripping up the parking lot. (unlike GASM)

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 8:25 AM

I saw three bad things during my recent trip to Gadv.

Rolling Thunder was terrible but that sounds like it is being remedied.

B:TR had the worst ops I have ever seen.

Most of the flats were closed.

other then those three MINOR problems I loved the park. All the coasters wer up and running including both sides of the Chiller. The staff was very freindly, the rides were great, the park was beautiful, and we had a great time.

Clone shmone, S:UF is an amazing ride and with 8 cars holy cow that back seat is going to be insane.

The only problems I have with clones is crappy ones such as 75% of the SLC's out there.

Heck I even like Boomerangs!

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:49 AM
Well I guess since their ripping the lot up we might see some good landscaping and trees in that spot, because bare land would look boring.
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