SFGAdv -- Superman: Ultimate Parking Lot

Tuesday, November 5, 2002 4:30 AM
I was at SFGAdv this past weekend, and saw that construction has started on the new Superman coaster.

While I'm very excited to see them building a B&M flyer, I was wondering why they are using parking lot space for this coaster. Seems to me there are A LOT of better and nicer-looking locations for a new coaster in that park. Heck, how long as GASM been there and it STILL looks like it was plopped in the middle of a parking lot with no landscaping and theming?

Anyone have insight as to why they chose this placement? I hope they spend some money on themeing and landscaping for the new one... *cough*

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 4:58 AM

Well, the GAm site is getting trees and other landscaping, so hopefully GAdv's site won't be all parking lot.

Track has arrived, BTW, but I don't really have pictures to prove it. (I'm so untrustworthy and I know that the 13 yr olds are about to come out en masse and ask for proof).

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 5:23 AM

I can also confirm the arrival of track.

The coaster won't be anything like Medusa West, though. Medusa West was literally stuck in the parking lot. The white stripes are all still there. Superman at SFGAdv will eventually have grass and trees, so we don't have a parking lot coaster.

The entrance to the ride leads through the USAF tent which used to house Alcatraz.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 5:25 AM
the video of your Superman looks to have some very nice scenery. I won't comment on the theme, but you should have some fun flying over a fairly well landscaped area.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 8:20 AM
They are not going to leave the coaster bare. It will have landscaping and theming. I think the track should've arrived anyway because they have the cranes and some of the footers poured so it should be at the park especially now that the season's over. This ride will be good don't worry.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 9:36 AM

It IS a flying coaster, so I would think that the ground would be landscaped, seeing that is about all you will see durring the course of the ride. If it isn't, then what would be the point of even building this kind of ride?

I would be extremely supprised if they didn't landscape it, even though we ARE talking about Six Flags.

TiggerMan, do you want me to mail you a cough drop? I love the title of this topic:)

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 10:48 AM
As an old fogey GAdv customer for too long, a lot of you might not realize it, but GASM was partly dropped in the middle of the parking lot. The Sarajevo Bobsled ride, then the Shockwave stand up coaster were in that spot using a much smaller footprint. When GASM was built, the turnaround took out some of the parking spots to accomodate the ride. Once the fence was put up and it was open for business, they didn't boher to landscape afterwards.

Anyway, can't wait to check the ride out next year.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 11:03 AM
I think they should let people park under it.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 11:12 AM

thrillfan said:
As an old fogey GAdv customer for too long, a lot of you might not realize it, but GASM was partly dropped in the middle of the parking lot. The Sarajevo Bobsled ride, then the Shockwave stand up coaster were in that spot using a much smaller footprint. When GASM was built, the turnaround took out some of the parking spots to accomodate the ride. Once the fence was put up and it was open for business, they didn't boher to landscape afterwards.

Anyway, can't wait to check the ride out next year.



Shockwave was installed after the Great American Scream Machine, no?

It was located on the current site of their iWERKS simulator, Go-Kart track, and Mad House.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 11:43 AM

Chernabog, you're correct.

Shockwave came in in 93 or 94, I believe, and it was located where Houdini, Dino Island, and the Go-Karts are now.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 11:57 AM
Great American Scream Machine has a lot worse problems than whether or not it has trees or not.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 12:01 PM
Coaster131, Shockwave was gone by 93'. I rode it in 91', and this year at SFAW.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 12:16 PM
When did track start arriving- because I know it wasn't there on Sunday
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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 12:29 PM
Int fan, you are right. Shockwave was dismantled in 92 and opened in 93 at Astroworld. Anyway, back to the topic, I think Great Adventure will make an effort to have good landscaping for this new ride. Apart from the blunder of 2001, most of their coaster have decent landscaping. Even GASM in its days of glory had gravel to cover the asphalt.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 1:30 PM
I was there Saturday, and although it is just part of the parking lot I am sure that it will have trees, grass and other landscaping. On GASM you can still see old parking spaces underneath the coaster. I don't think that Superman will be like that at all.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 6:20 PM
Track arrived Sunday night. It was in the employee parking lot.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 7:16 PM

Den said:
I think they should let people park under it.


Ha! It'd make it very easy to find your car at the end of the day.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 7:31 PM
Everyone remember we're parked under the sun sphere.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 8:01 PM

Viper423 said:
Track arrived Sunday night. It was in the employee parking lot.

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Just to make sure, was the color scheme the same as the one found on the SFGAm track?

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Wednesday, November 6, 2002 1:24 AM
I heard some GP people talking on my way in to the park Saturday, and they were saying that Gr8 Adv is planning on moving their parking lot to a differetnt location. :) You just never can tell.
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