Kingda Ka topped off

Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:00 PM
Six Flags updated their website today with a construction journal entry stating and showing that Kingda Ka was topped off today. Here is the link.

The entry also says "We look forward to seeing you when we open March 25." I sure hope they mean that it will be ready for opening!

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:20 PM

Guests will enjoy a fascinating encounter with awesome Bengal tigers as hands-on trainers interact with the audience and tigers, entertaining and educating guests on these endangered felines.

Hands-off trainers if they ain't careful. ;)

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:25 PM

janfrederick said:
"...educating guests on these endangered felines."

Wait a sec, you mean I can get *edumacated* WHILE I sit on the back of a Bengal tiger? This Golden Kingdom is sounding more fun, and dangerous, by the day...:)

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:31 PM
March 25th wow. I certainly did not know that they opened that early. I'm still skiing then. Wow does it look impressive.
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:52 PM
Kingda Ka will not be ready until April 25. The park stated in an article is will be open one month after opening day.

Going to be a sad day for the hundreds of thousands of visiters passing by Kingda Ka waiting till they can ride it.

As for Kingda Ka, the thing is beautiful. It possess' so much more than TTD in so many ways. The color scheme is breathtaking. I have no words to describe it. The height of the hill adds to the enormity of the ride. What makes this even more special to GADV fans, is that GADV for the first time may be the spotlight park for the upcoming year. Can GADV grow to be one of the next best parks? Who knows.

Well done NJ workers. The ride is beautiful.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 3:56 PM
It's cool and all (I do prefer the colors over TTD's), but the love is getting a little creepy around here. :)
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 4:20 PM
Now they get to spend all kinds of time trying to make it work. That's where the real fun begins!
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 4:32 PM
Here is a link with video of the topping off.

http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/20954/consumer.shtml

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 4:56 PM
While rather funny, I do want to point out that Kristen S. already mentioned the increase of a couple hundred employees in the budget to support the Golden Kingdom.
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 4:59 PM
Right, its a joke, but we'll see what happens when the labor cuts come.
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:00 PM
I would like to nominate the Commish as Tekno's unfunny successor!

PS...all said with love Clint ;)

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:06 PM
Kingda Ka looks truly amazing so far and I cant wait to see how it all looks when completely done, meaning the station and landscaping. Oh and very creative joke Commish, must be great to have that much time on your hands. ; )
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:07 PM
Took five minutes bud.
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:07 PM
You have NO idea how right you are Jeff on this one .. :)
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:08 PM

makel said:
Kingda Ka will not be ready until April 25. The park stated in an article is will be open one month after opening day.

What article was that in? I don't remember seeing that anywhere.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:33 PM
Anyone else notice that it also hold the record for worlds tallest trim brake? :(
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:38 PM
It's beautiful! I am in love! :-P

WOW! I am just speechless. ;-)

-Tina

*** Edited 1/13/2005 10:45:22 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:01 PM

coasterqueenTRN said:
It's beautiful! I am in love! :-P

WOW! I am just speechless. ;-)

-Tina


Me too.

(And in a related story, I've started posting on these boards again. :) ) *** Edited 1/14/2005 5:54:54 PM UTC by RCT_MASTER***

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:48 PM
I love the exaggeration in the video of the trees blowing half over like they're in hurricane winds.
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Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:59 PM
It's a promotional video. The purpose was to hype the ride up.
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