SFGADv announcement Sept.28

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:37 PM
If you get lap bars, they will probably be Intamin lap bars...like S:RoS, MF, etc.

edit: I guess this announcement is going to end HW's claim to the North American angle record, assuming that is what it is. *** Edited 9/21/2005 6:39:42 PM UTC by RavenTTD***

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:59 PM
I guess if they're going to be lap-bar-only trains, they'll be like the ones on Balder and Colossos?
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:23 PM
Which completely sucks for larger people BTW.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:27 PM
to agree with your logic would be to assume that Six Flags knew KK would have major operational issues before they even built it, as this woodie has been in the planning stages since well before KK started going vertical. Parks don't call up a manufacturer in July and say, "You know, we'd love to have a Record Breaking wood coaster open by Memorial day next year. You can do that, right?" And they also don't buy record breaking coasters and heavily advertise them while assuming they'll be out of operation at least half the season. Intamin must've made some biiig promises to SF regarding their fixes to the hydraulic system (probably saying, "We've learned so much from Dragster, we've got all the issues ironed out"), which apparently didn't pan out.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:29 PM
I can see Great Adventure is really trying to stake itself out with a "look at me! look at me!" attitude. I really have to comment on this park heading down the right path...within two seasons they will have installed the world's tallest and fastest coaster - unveiled a new lushly themed area with new animal and childrens' attractions, following that up with TWO more themed areas, more childrens' attractions (something that has been overlooked in the past but is now being properly addressed), and a supposedly record-breaking wood coaster. This is what I feel is another "bomb-shell" dropped on the industry by Six Flags - in homage to Magic Mountain's "thrillseekers only"/"less all-groups inclusive" additions of X, Deja Vu, and Goliath Jr. in '01' and '02.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:32 PM
Huh. So, ride the new woodie as much as you can in the first season....as SF can't maintain wood coasters. After the first year...trims will be added and they will reprofile the first "record breaking" drop to cut costs. Thats my prediction.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:38 PM

dragonoffrost said:
The the rumors I have heard at the park. The answer would be not height (rumors I have heard put that at 180-200'). Drop is the record breaking item they are talking about.

"Montrous" may be a clue to the name? Maybe they are going with Jersey Devil :)

If It's Jersey Devil I bet anything religious groups will be as furious as Banshee, the original name for Mantis.

Man, I can only wait and see what SFA is getting this year, SFA always announces late. And my best bet is that there not getting anthing at all...sigh.

*** Edited 9/21/2005 7:39:16 PM UTC by Colin Fisher***

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:39 PM
/\ Haha. I can see it now. Headline reads: Six Flags Great Adventure Today Announced BANSHEE, a world-record breaking woo...
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 4:07 PM
What about Jersey Devil would infuriate religious groups? They already have, after all, the New Jersey Devils hockey team.

If anything, they may be unable to use the name Jersey Devil for that alone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 4:19 PM
This thing will be a killer, killer ride. And by killer, I mean people may not survive based on what it will do on that first drop.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 4:27 PM
If they only followed this up with kiddie/family versions of their last two coasters, I'd kneel on the floor with my palms facing Jackson, NJ.

Just think: They could name the kiddie launcher Family Ka.


Wednesday, September 21, 2005 4:32 PM
Even all the HATERS are going to go undercover and sneak over to Jackson next year.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 4:44 PM
Of course they will...they were all denied rides on Kingda Krap this year! ;)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:13 PM
/\ The same way they were denied rides on Top Breakdown Dragster this year? ;)
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:15 PM
Was it down much? I don't follow it at all.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:22 PM

Mamoosh said:
Of course they will...they were all denied rides on Kingda Krap this year! ;)

And Nitro. And Chiller. Well...ok, to be fair. I could have ridden the side of Chiller that was running but they were dispatching trains about once every 6 minutes.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:25 PM
Can you imagine what the nightly new is going to say on Sept 28?

"Great Adventure today announced a record breaking wooden coaster. It is made by the Swiss firm Intamin, whick also made the record-breaking Kingda Ka the park opened this year. That ride suffered a plague of problems and was closed most of the summer."

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:35 PM
^Sounds good to me.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:48 PM

Yes, but you left out the part about the fans who stood in line for 9 weeks straight in the event the ride would actually open.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 6:02 PM
a wooden version of Ka.

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