Green Lantern NJ Opening Date(s)

Thursday, April 7, 2011 11:57 AM

Below is an excerpt from an e-mail I received from Great Adventure. The spelling of "beginning" is theirs, not mine.



The NEW GREEN LANTERN coaster is ahead of schedule and will run exclusively for Season Pass Holders begining Thursday afternoon, May 19 - 22, before the ride opens to the public on May 25. Be one of the first to ride - Stand up to your fear on the GREEN LANTERN!


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:48 PM

I think it is cool that they are doing a "Soft Opening" for season pass holders.
The ride is looking good...
Does anyone know if there will be any theming in the queue line at all?
Hopefully they don't do it like Terminator at SFMM.... that slowed the line down way to much!


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Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:08 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Slowing the line down is just your everyday "Six Flags" theming. ;) (Mostly kidding, mostly)


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:21 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Yeah, I absolutely hate it when parks try to theme their rides and do stuff like queues with a show and storyline.

Stupid parks.

(Do I even have to put the winky?)


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Thursday, April 7, 2011 3:36 PM
rollergator's avatar

A storyline is one thing (I'm a BIG fan of theming) - but when I first rode SFMM's Terminator, I swear seeing one more employee in fatigues was going to put me over the edge. FOUR places where we stopped to hear another 5-10 minutes worth of "oh no, we're under attack" turned an actual ERT session into a ride once and bail situation (I got a second lap only by finding a single-rider, I was NOT going through that again).


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Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:29 PM

I can see the complaints from non passholders already. I wonder if they are going to check for a pass every time you enter the line like at Disney during Extra Magic Hours or give passholders a wristband or something different.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:45 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Six Flags to whiny park guests: "Upgrade to a season pass and you can ride it!"


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:50 AM
sirloindude's avatar

I have to be slightly amused by the hatred for the preshow on the Terminator ride. It was Apocalypse by the time I got around to riding it, and I actually thought it was pretty well done.


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Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:20 AM
LostKause's avatar

Is anyone else here more excited about the opening of the movie opening than the opening of the coaster?


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Sunday, April 10, 2011 1:34 PM

Does anyone actually know how much of the original theme elements are actually going to be carried out? I really don't see the coaster being anything more than Chang with a paint job. I would imagine grass and trees (maybe??) but the original NL video showing all the propsed tunnels just doesn't seem like a reality anymore.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:07 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Tunnels? Little convenient canopies more like it - full tunnels would be nice, but at least they are adding something to the ride.


Billy
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Sunday, April 10, 2011 8:34 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

I like my coasters to go through cardboard cutouts!


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Monday, April 11, 2011 12:51 PM

I was there Opening Day Saturday, and the thing that struck me was the two miniscule yellow sections..one of which appeared to be about 7-8 feet or less in length...on an otherwise all-green track.

Also, speaking of green..seing daily parking now up to $17 made me FEEL a little green. I have SP parking that I paid $45 for in October, and THAT'S up to 50 now.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Monday, April 11, 2011 12:52 PM

LostKause said:
Is anyone else here more excited about the opening of the movie opening than the opening of the coaster?

How many "openings" does one need?


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Monday, April 11, 2011 1:18 PM

After seeing the pictures from opening day the ride and park looks great! I still can't believe a park has 5 B&Ms in one park!


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Monday, April 11, 2011 11:45 PM
LostKause's avatar

HAH, Mike. I'll leave my typo unedited now, because it's officially funny. ;)


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:25 AM
DaveStroem's avatar

Mike, does your purchased parking pass allow you to park at all SF properties, or just SFGAdv like my promotional parking pass does (buy 4 get free parking).

I really despise this changes from previous years.


Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:10 AM
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Mike Gallagher said:


LostKause said:
Is anyone else here more excited about the opening of the movie opening than the opening of the coaster?

How many "openings" does one need?

Moosh would have a field day with that one.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:21 AM

LostKause said:
Is anyone else here more excited about the opening of the movie opening than the opening of the coaster?

I'm ambivalent. Ryan Reynolds' oversized torso will guilt me to the gym. But Green Lantern has always been my favorite superhero.

Last edited by delan, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:21 AM
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:44 AM

DaveStroem said:
Mike, does your purchased parking pass allow you to park at all SF properties, or just SFGAdv like my promotional parking pass does (buy 4 get free parking).

I really despise this changes from previous years.

The parking pass has in the past been good at all SF parks, but I read something some time ago that this is no longer the case. So yeah, we're in the same boat (coaster train?) when it comes to parking.

Unless something has changed. When I go to SFA this Sunday, I'm gonna play dumb (hardly an acting chalenge for me) when I park, but I anticipate having to pay the piper...or the attendant.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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