Kingda Ka Will be closed August 6th-9th.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 9:22 AM
Kingda Ka will be closed August 6-9th, 2007 for scheduled maintenance.

http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/rides/Kingdaka.aspx
Just though this as a heads up incase anyone was planning a trip up to Jackson with the sole purpose of riding KK.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:03 AM
Seems a little odd to me that they would schedule 4 days of maintenance during the season, when they are only 4 weeks away from having 4 days closed.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:36 AM
Well, I was just there for Preservation Con this past weekend and it kept going down. So maybe this isn't scheduled maintenance as much as just getting it fixed.

But, even though it was up and down all day, they did have it running shortly after our ERT started. I didn't keep count, but I'm sure I got over a dozen circuits on Toro including a front and back seat ride.
*** Edited 8/7/2007 2:39:09 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:49 AM
The back-most row of El Toro is true beauty!

- E

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 1:00 PM
After a very long day, it got to the point where my legs were telling me I needed to just sit in the middle of the train. But there I didn't find a single seat where the last airtime hill wasn't intense. The front and back row are just insane. I still got to give my #1 spot to Voyage. But, El Toro is definatly #2.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 1:32 PM
Wait why hasnt anybody noticed the bigger news?

Six Flags is actually telling us it will be down for a change. Not waiting till you get to the park

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:17 PM
^Well, remember they've been there before with Ka.....it's kinda Intamin's version of X. ;)

Toro IS the reason to go to SFGAdv, Ka was a neat "credit" - whereas Dragster is still FUN to ride.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:53 PM

Jason Hammond said:
I still got to give my #1 spot to Voyage. But, El Toro is definatly #2.

Btw, I hate to say it, but after finally riding The Voyage the other day with the trims on...ET is now my #1 wood...BUT with the trims off (like for CB's Fall Affair), The Voyage will temporarily go back to it's deserved #1 spot due to it's length and punch being a little harder that ET's...but it's still a #1*

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:56 PM
I think it's great that they take the time to maintain the rocket coasters even if it means some people get angry and miss the ride on their trips. After the TTD incident, I didn't think I'd ride another rocket coaster. Then after the SFKK incident, I didn't think I'd ride anything with a cable lift/launch again. It is comforting to see that the work is being done to keep it as safe as possible.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:57 PM
I havn't ridden a trimed version of Voyage. So, my opinion might change if I ever do.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 2:59 PM
^LOL! Bill. You know I couldn't agree more. :)
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 3:10 PM

rollergator said:
Toro IS the reason to go to SFGAdv, Ka was a neat "credit" - whereas Dragster is still FUN to ride.

Nice to hear some Dragster praise for a change. And after 300 rides, I'll agree. It's still FUN! :)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 4:02 PM
I think both Ka and Dragster are equally fun, but its just the fact that Dragster has a lapbar is what gives it an edge.

It's actually good to see that Six Flags is announcing the closure ahead of time. That's how a well managed company handle situations that comes up with certain rides. Little by little they are getting better all the time.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 4:08 PM
SFNE has closed SROS also saying scheduled maintenance. They put it on there website last week as well as put it in local newspapers. They are actually putting a new chain on the lifthill, you can see my report with pics.

http://www.gadv.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12736&pid=321795&st=15&#entry321795

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 4:20 PM

Btw, I hate to say it, but after finally riding The Voyage the other day with the trims on...ET is now my #1 wood...BUT with the trims off (like for CB's Fall Affair), The Voyage will temporarily go back to it's deserved #1 spot due to it's length and punch being a little harder that ET's...but it's still a #1*


I go a bit against the grain here and say that I like Thunderhead a bit more than ET or Voyage, and actually like Voyage third best of the three.

Having said that, I doubt a mid-course trim will effect my feeling on the ride much at all. Let's just say Voyage 'had me' *long* before the mid-course anyway. If the ride had ended at the mid-course it would still be my third favorite woody, it's just THAT good.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 4:50 PM

Coasterfantom2 said:I think both Ka and Dragster are equally fun, but its just the fact that Dragster has a lapbar is what gives it an edge.

Well, the lapbar is a big part of it for me....but the biggest advantage of Dragster is that I feel *secure* in the belief that I (and the train) will return to the station in one piece.

I had heard about the rattling and shuffling of Ka, but until I rode it myself, I can't say I was fully convinced. Wow is that a POS in comparison to TTD...just wow....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 4:54 PM
But Great Adventure still doesn't have anything on their website about Chiller being down. What's up with that?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 6:54 PM
Apparently it's been down for a while now. it wasn't running during preservation con at all.

Several people I know who had ridden TTD and were getting their first ride on KK said they were rattled so much on KK, that they'd never ride it again, and they're all fans of TTD.

On the same note, I also met several people who had never ridden TTD who said they absolutly loved KK.

I too, much prefer TTD to KK.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 7:39 PM
^I'm never riding KK again. It's too rough. TTD is perfect, and going to KK, it's horrible.

I think the maintenance should be on making it more enjoyable.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 2:34 AM
It's probably having its mid-season cable change. Rita and Stealth have just been down for a couple of days each while they have theirs done.

Unfortunate that the cable won't last a season.

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