Superman Themeing-GADV

Monday, September 30, 2002 11:42 AM

Do you think Great Adventure will go all out with Superman's theming? They did ok with Batman's but compared to Magic Mountain's it's pretty a$$. I am hope they make it like Over Georgia's with the comic book theming.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 11:51 AM
I think they will. Hopefully they will not screw up like they did Nitro/Medusa. Batman, Chiller, Skull Mountain and Viper were well thought out (except for the moniker - The Chiller).

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Monday, September 30, 2002 11:53 AM

Antuan, I agree that the theming for Medusa is pretty lame, but think of this: how exactly do you theme Nitro? There's no character or story to base it upon, and it really does stand alone as its own entity within an otherwise decently conceived theme park. I say the lack of theming is a welcome change, instead of impressing some kind of theme that would probably not work and take away from the ride experience as a whole.

Besides, what money didn't go to theming went to...another thousand feet of track. Any more complaints?

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Monday, September 30, 2002 11:55 AM

Wow, standards for theming are really low these days, huh?

There's nothing I've ever seen at a Six Flags park, anywhere, that's even remotely struck me as being better than mediocre.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:07 PM
Well Davie, Since Nitro is so explosive, why not theme it to a dynamite factory or some sort. With boxes of TNT, a chemical spill here and there. maybe enclose a portion of the queue with sound effects. You are the first person I heard that thinks theming takes away from the ride experience.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:08 PM

My expectations wouldn't be high from a park that puts a flourescent purple and lime green coaster called Medusa in an old west setting, then puts "Medusa Mining Company" on the building.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:12 PM
Yeah, Jeff, lol, that's about everything to say. That struck me as odd the first time I walked into the line.
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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:18 PM

Guys, this is Six Flags we're talking about. "Themeing" to them means plopping any old ride down, naming it something that doesn't suit the territory, and then putting some cardboard cutouts around to make it seem like themeing.

Look where Superman is going, for chrissakes! Superman -now in Frontier Adventures! HOLY FLURKING SHNIT! WHAT THE HELL IS SUPERMAN DOING IN THE WEST?! And a parking lot, I might add. What good does Superman have over a PARKING LOT?!

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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:32 PM

Jeff, your right about "Medusa Mining Company" but I think the Lime Green and purple are ment to symolize Female(purple) and Snake(green). Also the color combonation sticks out from miles away. It gives the coaster a "your going to die on this coaster", look. With NITRO, I agree with Autuan. The station could be a Massive box of TNT. That would be cool. Then the track could be Black and the supports could be Red. That would give the coaster a stick of Dynamite theme. But Autuan i think the did an amazing job with the Chiller's theming. Skull Mountain's is great too but the coaster itself sucks.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:36 PM
Coaster131. You can't make a generalization like that since Six Flags Movie World opened in Spain.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:40 PM
nitro230ft....you MUST realize that the *expectations* for theming are MUCH different in Europe...just look at the pics! Here, it's all about the rides...for better AND worse...
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Monday, September 30, 2002 12:48 PM
If Six Flags card about theming they wouldnt be putting a Superman themed coaster next Scream machine thats in the Boardwalk, and close to the Frontier. Reminds me of Batman the Dark Knight being nowheres even close to the super hero section. I think SF can think of something else that flys instead of Superman that would fit better. My concern is that a flyer would be ruined by putting it on a parking lot. No close calls, doesnt follow the terrain. That, IMHO, is going to ruin the ride, not the theme.
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Monday, September 30, 2002 1:50 PM

Ture that. I would hate to see those angled parking lines while flying on Superman. That would truely suck monkeys. Hopefully they will add buildings to make theming good cause the lot will go with that.

*** This post was edited by nitro230ft on 9/30/2002. ***

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Monday, September 30, 2002 2:34 PM

Hopefully they will add something that would make it look/feel like you're flying over a city. Personally, I don't mind the lack of themeing on Nitro. If you ask me they should spend some money on some shade for the queue...much sunburn to be had there. B:TR has possibly the cheapest (in expense) theming possible. Garbage, corrugated steel, and a junk cop car. I guess at night it would kinda be a little like they hoped if you've never been there before...Maybe we're just jaded.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 4:13 PM

nitro230ft said:
Coaster131. You can't make a generalization like that since Six Flags Movie World opened in Spain.


AHEM!

Warner Brothers Movie World, my friend. WB, not SF. Yes, I know it's the same parent company, but the name is different, and therefore people expect different things. The movie world parks are like Universal parks...made to stand out, whereas the Six Flags parks are just thrill parks.

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Monday, September 30, 2002 4:47 PM
If you want to know how the landscaping on the new flyer is going to be than you will just have to wait it out because you can't make any judgement on how the next attraction is going to be from the past ones. The reason its over there is because the Movie World section is packed with coasters and most crowded section. If the flyer is on the other side of the park it will balance the crowds out a little and bring more riders to Gasm. Since they are overdue of a Superman coaster and being one of Six flags biggest parks I don't think they would hold out on theming and they will probably do their best to have fit into the boardwalk section as possible.
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Monday, September 30, 2002 6:27 PM
i ahve no idea how they plan to put superman in the wild west, maby they will just put that gian blue and red structure there and put a cowboy hat on superman
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Monday, September 30, 2002 6:53 PM

Chernabog said:

There's nothing I've ever seen at a Six Flags park, anywhere, that's even remotely struck me as being better than mediocre.



Did you ever see the original BATMAN: The Ride in all it's glory? (i.e., when there was still fog in the tunnel, the staircases were even darker than they are now, and the music could be heard) Maybe it's not quite on the same scale as Disney, but it's far from mediocre. And even today, it's still pretty cool. I don't know about the other Batmen, but there's a lot more to this line than just a few pieces of trash and a junked cop car. Oh, and Batman fits in Yankee Harbour better than any other land at SFGAm. While New York (a.k.a. gotham City) may not be in New England, it's in the northeastern U.S.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2002 10:47 AM
If you ask me, they could have easily called Nitro Superman and give the flyer a different name. But I guess that would cause confusion give the location of the other Superman hypers. From a theming purist perspective that would make the most sense though.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2002 12:47 PM
they could give superman a straw hat and there you have it, superman in the wild west.




and medusa has a story.... she was sleeping but miners dug her out and she woke up. theres more details but i forgot them

*** This post was edited by Apollov2000 on 10/1/2002. ***

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