Although seeing a home park of mine get topped i.e. Cedar Point, I think that this is generally a good thing. People need to give us more to be excited about. ALthough six flags isn't the greatest spot on earth for somehting of this caliber, I hope it goes off well for them. It just seems that with great power comes great responsibility(thanks uncle Ben). ALso what about the new one at Hershey, not really scary in my opinion, it kind of looks to be a wild mouse that is vertical. It still is intresting and maybe worth a ride. Can't wait till labor day next year, going for my first trip out there and maybe Knoebels.
It'll all come down to how well it's maintained. Given the number of former Geauga Lake people that Cedar Fair canned now working at SFGAdv, I wouldn't get my hopes up unless Intamin performed some kind of engineering miracle.
My opinion? Change the first word of your question to 'when'. ;)
But seriously, never underestimate the lessons learned from a working model. If you've ever been on the three standard North American impulses, you'd know what I mean. The last one has a stronger launch and rarely any downtime.
*** Edited 10/15/2004 4:20:42 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***
I was kinda wondering the same thing...given all of the problems I've heard about with Top Thrill Dragster, like cables snapping and people being hit by metal fragments, I was kinda surprised to read that SFGAdv is going to build one even higher and faster than TTD. Does anyone know if Intamin has redesigned the launch for the new ride or is Six Flags just going to have to take their chances? Seems like a lot of money for a ride with less than great reliability. Also, whatever happened to the ThrustAir coaster? I'd like to see a few more of those, does anyone know if they're going to build more?
Given the probelms TTD had, combined with Six Flags operating and even larger model, and given the fact Six Flags has now decided to sue Intamin, I'm expecting a lot of downtime. From an uptime standpoint, it might turn into Flashback (SFMM) of the east!
I really do hope for the best though. I would be nice if they could get all the kinks worked out and make it worth a trip out there.
[sigh] Somebody else explain it (for the seven billionth time), I can't do it again...
As for reliability, I'm willing to give SFGAdv the benefit of the doubt. It seems pretty odd to me that, after all the operational issues they had this year, they would put in not just a new ride but a new themed section. I'd like to believe they know how they're going to turn this around -- but I guess we won't know till April.
Yeah, just incase anybody comes in late, Swoosh Shady, in an apparent attempt to "get between" Danny & Moosh, tried to explain moosh's innuendo to Danny, who already got it, hence his making a comment back to Moosh that was a total inside joke from PPP last weekend, where somebody got Mooshed (Darn, I wish it had been me...;))
After explaining that not only did Danny get the joke, but that it kinda made Swoosh look like the naive one instead, Mr. Shady deleted his posts, apparently to either save face, or because some other unknown reason(yet everyone yells at me when I go deleting posts, go figure).
Got it? Good! *** Edited 10/15/2004 6:34:05 PM UTC by TeknoScorpion***