XtremeCoasters covers opening day at Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Monday, March 28, 2005 9:26 AM | Contributed by Rctycoon2k

XtremeCoasters posts a photo update of Six Flags Great Adventure's opening day. Photos show that there is still a tremendous amount of work left to complete the Golden Kingdom and Kingda Ka, the park's record-breaking rocket coaster.

Link: XtremeCoasters

Monday, March 28, 2005 11:17 AM
hmm, Kingda Krap still isn't done. ;)
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Monday, March 28, 2005 2:30 PM
And?
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Monday, March 28, 2005 2:36 PM
Judging a ride before its even opened, nothing new.

I don't think I ever read anywhere that KingDa Ka was supposed to be open for opening day, so I'm not surprised. In fact the only guesstimate date that I've heard was Memorial Day weekend but I can't recall where I got this from.

Still... it's exciting to see that the season finally rolling off to a start.

~Rob Willi

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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:02 PM
I thought I remember seeing an official release from Six Flags stating that it would NOT be open in time for opening day, but rather sometime in early May?
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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:27 PM
Does the entire launch have the catwalk along side it. I've never noticed it before in the construction pictures ?
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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:41 PM
From a maintenance standpoint that would certainly make a lot of sense. Dragster blows a small air hose now and then and it it seems they spend a lot of time replacing the nylon inserts in the catch car track. It sure would be easier to deal with if they didn't need a ladder or cherry picker every time to get up there.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 6:55 PM
Thats true, I've seen it happen a few times through my visits while waiting inline. Maybe a good idea could have been installing a track along side the launch and have a moible cart much like MF has availible on the lift, it also wouldnt be so much of a eye sore to stand out, rather than having this catwalk extend the entire launch.
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