Kingda Ka testing after long closure, will need state approval to open
Posted Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff
More than a month after a malfunction during a test run damaged some parts, Six Flags Great Adventure’s much-touted Kingda Ka roller coaster remains closed. The 456-foot-tall coaster opened to great fanfare in May, only to be closed June 8 after a malfunction during a test run. No one was on board at the time. They started testing the ride again Thursday.
You're obviously not familiar with how the state operates. They'll be in no rush to give SFGAdv the green light.
Oh no, trust me. I'm well aware of how the state works. And when I said little bit, I didn't mean within the next 2 hours..lol I meant sometime within the next two weeks. I'm not expecting anything this week, I'm thinking first week of August.
Im still surprised that they would decided to install this intamin after all the trouble with Top Thrill. So they install one thats even taller than TTD. If thought that the same thing would happen here, a park trying to push the limits even more and intamin can't do it with out design flaws. If I were six flags I would have just made the better judgement call and install a coaster a bit more original than that.
Atleast no one was hurt! Well, maybe CP will retain title of "World's Tallest & Fatest" b/c this ride is not in operation. The rides have to be in opertaion to count toward a record, don't they. Because if they don't that is very stupid!
well, i If the worlds tallest Ferris Wheel in the world broke down, would it be stripped of its title until it got back in operation? If the worlds tallest building had to be evacuated, would its title of worlds tallest building be stripped? if the world's talles man sat down, would he be stripped of his title? the answer to each of these is no. it would be stupid to do so.
Therefore Kingda Ka will retain the title of worlds tallest and fastest, because in reality it is
Odd that someone mentions that... I got a onride photo of Top Thrill Dragster on June 29, 2005, and the back of the keychain clearly states "The Tallest and Fastest on the Planet!" Guess CP just wont let that title go...
Do you think that the "TTD tallest and fastest" will come down by the end of this year?
Anyway, the fact that Kingda Ka is once again opening is great news for the coaster enthusiast crowd.
Can you say CF is too cheap to throw out the stock they had bought of stuff for TTD being the tallest and fastest in the world or is it that most of the GP don't care what it says all they want is the picture? They will use it up and then use TTD generic stuff without the comment on tallest and fastest.
It will be great to have Kingda Ka back in operation when Jersey says they can operate it.
I did hear from a State inspector that Kingda Ka will not open this year. I just hope that the next coaster that SFGAd adds has at least some originality.*** This post was edited by sluggo907 7/28/2005 12:20:12 AM ***