New coaster for Six Flags Great Adventure on public agenda

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2002 4:29 AM | Contributed by Viper423

Jackson Township, NJ, will consider administrative approval of a new ride at Six Flags Great Adventure at tonight's planning board meeting.

See the planning board meeting agenda from the Jackson Township site.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002 5:12 AM
The question is: Will anyone be in attendance to see how things go?
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:33 AM

So much for rewarding the SF parks that 'produce' with cap expenditure dollars per their quarterly conference call.

If they're proceeding here as planned, I see no reason SFWOA shouldn't get a hyper either. It's time they counterpunched CP right in the Magnum...

-'Playa

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:36 AM

I dont believe they will be giving out exactly what type of coaster it is. They will probably have to disclose its height and location, but probably nothing else. Also, Im sure Six Flags will be very careful in the information they release so as not to hint too much at what is coming until an official announcement is made.

Now Im not sure if anyone can attend this meeting, if they can, then i will bet there will be a number of enthusiasts there. The problem I see with enthusiasts going is that some of them might try and get more info than is given, by asking any reps that are there and such, and pestering them doesn't help anything.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:14 AM

I wouldnt count to heavily on SFWOA getting a new coaster. I have a friend in the upper echelon of of management at SFMM and he told me that profits at SFWOA were sagging and they are part of the reason that SF stock was heading downward. To that end, I would only suspect 5 parks will be getting new rides in '03. I could completely wrong and if anyone has any further info, please correct me. I speculate the following parks will get improvements: SFOT; SFMM; SFGRAD; SFGAM; and SFFT. Of course this is all speculation and we shall most likely know before the end of December or early January.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:15 AM

Of course it's a public meeting. Sunshine laws and such.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:43 AM

Guys,

Jeff's right. Its a public meeting, and there is nothing stopping a buch of enthusiasts going and asking questions.

I've been to a few of the Village of Gurnee Meetings when SFGAm has asked for height variances for Raging Bull, Deja Vu, and V2. They usually have drawings of the ride, and where in the park it will be. But, sometimes the board members will ask questions to, and the park gives out answers.

If the people that go act like adults, they may get a lot of information out of the park. On the other hand, if they show up and like a bunch of kids demanding they "be told" all the info, then they will get nothing.

--Brian Plencner

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:45 AM

They'll disclose basic information such as height,length & location.

The meeting might also give subtle hints on just what type of coaster it is,after all back in 00 we found out that Batwing was to be a flying dutchman based on the basic description on how the ride would operate,which was given in the PG county planning board meeting about the ride.

I'm sure more than 5 parks may get something in 03 and SFA will be one of them,we've had the highest attendance numbers of any park in the entire SF chain.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:04 AM

BATWING says:

"I'm sure more than 5 parks may get something in 03 and SFA will be one of them,we've had the highest attendance numbers of any park in the entire SF chain."

Ummm...don't you meant highest percentage increase in attendance? I seriously doubt SFA had more guests than SFMM.

Moosh

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 10:38 AM
I was informed by a SFGADV higher-up that the announcement of their new coaster will be in mid-october. So we don't have to wait much longer for the announcement, in case this meeting doesn't reveal any info.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 10:40 AM
well souuposedly one guy from gadv.com will be in attandance at the meeting, so he should post over there mlater when i get the info there ill submit it to news or just post in on the forums here.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 10:43 AM

Expect them to give ranges when they talk about height and length. SF is still moving around rides and personnel for next year so dont expect them to get too specific. What people are expecting and what the park ends up with could very well be two different things ;)

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:00 AM

I was reffering to the attendance increases in percentages,SFA has seen a 9% increase in attendance over 2001 levels while SFMM has seen a 6% increase over 2001 levels and according to SF the parks that have seen an increase in attendance will be included in the 2003 expenditure budget.

Technically SFGRADV shouldn't even be recieving anything but SF hopes that by adding a new coaster to see an attendance increase next year,in a way what hurt SFGRADV was cutting back on discounts as well as other smaller details and not the addition of any new rides.

Of course SFMM will be getting a new ride in 03 simply because they've gotta get something new to satisfy all of the thrill crazed people in that particular market.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:45 AM

Thanks for the clarification, BATWING...I assumed that's what you meant [even tho its *not* what you said]. By the way...don't assume that just because any park is included in the 03 budget that enough will be allocated for a new coaster.

Moosh

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:14 PM
Batwing really insists that SFA need a coaster doesn't he. Do they need a new one I don't think so but I would love to see one since I'm from New Jersey.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:29 PM
As far as rewarding parks that perform, that is exactly what is happening! SFGadv may not have had an attendance increase, but lets not forget the park still is hugely profitable. Profits are much more important to the shareholders than attendance. I could care less if the park only had 1 guest for the season, as long as that person spent enough money to earn me a return on my investment.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 2:38 PM
When will the results come out??? This is soo cool, I hope it is a 4D coaster, or something better to top it off!
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 2:50 PM

David - don't hold your breath for a 4D.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:00 PM
A 4D isn't gonna happen anytime soon unless Arrow solves their financial problems.

As for the type of coaster SFGRADV is getting it'll either be a flyer or a woodie,my money's on a woodie but I can be wrong of course. *** This post was edited by BATWING FAN SFA on 9/10/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:10 PM
I wish it would be a 4-D, but it seems unlikely.
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