Kingda Ka is all over the news?!?

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:00 PM
After a LONG day of work, (6am - to 1pm) I was greeted by my mother who said, "Did you hear about Kinda konga somthing?"

Of coarse I ran to the computer and checked it out! She said it's ALL over the news. The Worlds Tallest, Fastest Coaster being built at Great Adventure.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:01 PM
There goes the idea that this won't get as much media attention as TTD.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:20 PM
Wow, this is like the Third post for this... Truly a future record breaker...
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:27 PM
Like I said, it's in the "neighborhood" of NYC, the center of the universe (sorry L.A.). Naturally it'll get more press than anything in Ohio did.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:37 PM
Once it hits CNN.Com or MSNBC.Com, then it's major news (forget I haven't yet seen anything on those sites as of yet, but I'm sure it'll be in their business section soon, if not already.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:39 PM
Heck, it even made it on Howard Stern this morning...
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:39 PM
It's already on both CNN and MSNBC.

Where are all those people who claimed it wouldn't get any news coverage because it's "been there, done that"?


Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:41 PM
That's what I wanted to know Nate.

The news was already on MSNBC and CNN around midnight last night. They cared. ;)


Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:44 PM
it's also on yahoo's front page....

holy press coverage batman....

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:47 PM
Hey, if you'd been reading, you'd see I (who was one of the loudest people saying it won't get press) admitted I was wrong the second I heard Robin reading it on the news and Howard saying he wanted to puke just thinking about it.

But since you missed that one, here it is again; I was wrong, I underestimated the proximity to New York and the press it'd get.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:54 PM
I read you Brett, but you don't let everyone off the hook.

+Danny, doesn't really care ;) *** Edited 9/29/2004 6:55:40 PM UTC by +Danny***

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 3:15 PM
A friend of mine said he heard about on 95.5 the fish (christian radio station)...
Something about Stairway to Heaven coaster or some such nonsense...
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 3:19 PM
I heard about it on Coasterbuzz!
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:16 PM
I woke up and it was on the news after they was reading off about business. It was on the radio, and im sure the newspapers would have them maybe not today but during the construction especially when it opens.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:39 PM
I've had three people at work ask me about it already. Seeing I've only had one other person ask me about a new coaster in all the years I've been working here, I'd have to say that this thing is getting monster coverage.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:46 PM
I hate to say this but who cares...after all the well documented problems with the prototypes "Excalibur & TTD" it will not matter unless this attraction can run on a regular basis.

However, it is funny to think that Six Flags used the money from the CF transaction to acquire GL. I wish them well and I hope that Intamin has figured out their technology so the attraction can run efficiently. However, one attraction does not make a park. There is a reason that CP excells every year.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:56 PM
Yea, this "one attraction" won't "make" Great Adventure be anywhere near as good as Cedar Point since they have boring coasters that nobody likes such as Nitro, Medusa, Superman, and The Chiller. They definitely don't have anything anyone will want to go back to the park for besides Kingda Ka. They better keep their fingers crossed, because that's all the hope they have now...

+Danny, or not :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 5:12 PM
What's Kingda Ka? Ae they making a new Roots movie? ;)
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 5:32 PM
Danny, at least the park's only two redeeming qualities aren't near-clones of similar indoor launched and drop rides in an in-chain park in Virginia ...

--Brett, who's gettin' a little tired of the veiled Cedar Point/Fair bashing that is always evident when +Danny adds his input ... as if we're not smart enough to pick up on it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 5:39 PM
I dunno, sounds to me like some good ol' fashioned sarcasm to me, an attack at the fanboys and not necessarily at the park.

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