Saturday, July 30, 2005 3:17 PM
As reported from Great Adventure Source, Kingda Ka officially has reopened to guests around 11 am this morning!!!
EDIT: apparently this is a soft opening, with the park intermittently letting guests onto the ride. The rest of the time, they are doing empty launches. *** Edited 7/30/2005 7:20:06 PM UTC by Goliath Freak***
Saturday, July 30, 2005 3:23 PM
Yay! I guess Gator will get his first ride this week afterall. :-)
Someone close to the park told me it would reopen yesterday....glad to hear it's up and running!
Let's just hope for the best, although it's not announced on the Six Flags site yet, hence the "soft opening".
*** Edited 7/30/2005 7:26:54 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Saturday, July 30, 2005 3:26 PM
Huh. Two days before August. I am impressed. I do wonder, how many hoops Great Adventure had to jump through from the state to get it back up and running. Oh well, lets hope that there are no more *major* problems with it this year.
Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:32 PM
Time to start planning my August visit.
Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:44 PM
To the best of my knowledge KK is NOT open. I believe that they attempted a soft opening but there were too many problems. I would expect that it reopens softly on Monday and an official opening and announcement is still a week away.
Jim 'jimvid' McDonnell
Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:48 PM
Whether it's open today or will open soon, as one who didn't expect it to open this quickly, I'm glad for everybody I was wrong.
NOW.....let's see it it runs well and consistantly. Pre-accident reliability seemed to leave a LOT to be desired. Especially after "learning" from Dragsters problems. *** Edited 7/30/2005 8:49:24 PM UTC by Peabody***
Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:52 PM
YAY! Gonna get up there before I go to college!
Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:01 PM
Hmm... I'll wait to see what the site has to say. I'm still winding down from my TTD ride on Thurs.
Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:20 PM
Rearender next week.
Sorry but Im seriously doubting Intamin these days.
Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:47 PM
As far as I can tell it seems KK was NOT open today. Seems as though sombodies *sources* may have been wrong. But nobody knows for sure.
I'd say it's still safe to say it's opening up soon, but nobody knows when exactly.
*** Edited 7/31/2005 12:47:52 AM UTC by MrX***
Saturday, July 30, 2005 9:20 PM
has heart failure IF nj let them open it so fast! *** Edited 7/31/2005 1:21:32 AM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:51 PM
Oh no its opening, what do we do now with TTD. Sooner or later one of us had to say it. Anyhow thats great news, IF it truly is running.
I would think that NJ officials would have to clear it for reopening. They were so hard on the orginal opening, lets just hope for all who can make it there this year they get to experience the tallest and fastest coaster on earth.(Unfortunately i wont be one of them.)
Good Luck to all you ready to take the KING on!
Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:02 AM
Ouch Charles Nungester! ;) I wish all good luck in getting a ride on it. I don't think we'll get there this season but hopefully next year. I'm honestly looking forward to Nitro a bit more having never visited that park and loving the other two B&M Megacoasters in the U.S.
Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:19 PM
I'm going on the 22nd. Yess.
Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:32 PM
Was there today (sun.) It was testing with water dummies all day. Nobody seemed to know if it had opened or when/if it was going to open in the near future. The signs for its closure were all still up around the parking lot and ticket area.
Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:04 PM
its not open,i was there (30th)...they were only testing it
Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:22 PM
Oh well. I'm sure that it will open in a matter of days. :)
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 9:07 PM
is open now! i heard on a radio commercial for six flags. I guess it opened today or yesterday. Let hope it stays. Same thing happened with top thrill at cedar point.
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 9:09 PM
Not according to their website:
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 9:58 PM
Kingda Ka is, infact, not open. Sources did not check other sources which lead to the false claims of a soft reopening. Kingda Ka has accepted no riders since the breakdown. All that is known is that the state is coming "soon" to inspect the ride. No time or date is known.
EDIT: Apparently the commercials are once again playing for Kingda Ka. Let's all hope for the best! *** Edited 8/3/2005 2:04:18 AM UTC by Goliath Freak***