Only problem is you have to register to read it. But the idea of the article is that the park wants it open by the end of the month .... WOW! if they pull that one off I will be shocked since NJ is notorious for slow approvals.
It also explains that the liner coming loose was the cause of the incident and that the parts had to come from Switzerland to fix the ride. So there is the what happened from the park's mouth. *** Edited 7/20/2005 8:06:30 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Updates about Kingda Ka will be posted on the park's Web site, perhaps as soon as this week, Siebeneicher said.
A note on the park's Web page apologizing for the closing of the ride has been unchanged since June 14.
"We realize that our guests' expectations for this record-breaking coaster are especially high," wrote Rick McCurley, vice president and general manager of Great Adventure. "We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this temporary closure may cause."
I'll believe the update when I see it. Great news, though, and hopefully Kingda Ka will open soon.
To all the naysayers that said it wouldn't be open until next season.....nyaaaahhhhh!
Ok, let's not jinx it ;-)
Well, maybe the park wasn't officially saying that, but I've seen/heard that from countless places. Regardless, I'd like to get up there next month. Just depends on if I get some job interviews in MB.
So there is the what happened from the park's mouth.
I don't disbelieve the Philadelphia Inquirer, but wanted to point out that this still isn't 'from the park's mouth' - it's the PI telling you what they claim the park said. It's called reporting.
Sure it's infinitely more credible than something on 'superdoopercoastersite.com', but it's still technically not directly from the source.
"Updates about Kingda Ka will be posted on the park's Web site, perhaps as soon as this week, Siebeneicher said."
so let's hope
Also, they were saying sometime in late July/August from the get-go, but now they are actually very close to hitting that target. Should be up in a week or 2.
I'll be glad when it doesnt have any major problems a week or two after it has reopened to the public.
Regardless, I'll be happy when I'm sitting in the train and on the downside of the tophat...
And only then.
Ohhh! And they have a Disk-O!
There is life beyond Kingda Ka, people.
Yeah...It's on a somewhat sandy and not so well shaded peninsula in Sandusky. ;)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh i like disk-o's. *** Edited 7/20/2005 10:34:45 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
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