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#31 Yoshi

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:13 PM

I have only ridden Fahrenheit but the beyond vertical drop is ok. You feel the beyond vertical part for just around second. The vertical lift is more thrilling for me I think because it takes so much longer to climb the lift hill than the drop. If we did get one of those coasters, I'd like to see a longer track than Fahrenheit. The capacity on that ride is terrible with only 12 riders per train if all the seats go out full.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:20 PM

I have only ridden Fahrenheit but the beyond vertical drop is ok. You feel the beyond vertical part for just around second. The vertical lift is more thrilling for me I think because it takes so much longer to climb the lift hill than the drop. If we did get one of those coasters, I'd like to see a longer track than Fahrenheit. The capacity on that ride is terrible with only 12 riders per train if all the seats go out full.

I agree that the capacity is low, but I am sure six flags would take that into account and add more rows or make it a longer ride. For instance gread adventure made nitro 9 rows unlike other B & m hyper coasters and made Superman :UF with 9 rows unlike its clone counterparts who have 8.

But personally, I think great adventure is looking at a 4D or a Dive machine coaster next.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

...except every B&M hyper before Nitro had 9 rows too, and Superman has 8 rows, not 9. rcdb.com is your friend if you're not sure of what you're saying lol.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:30 PM

^um there were only 2 b&m hypers before nitro: apollos cahriot and raging bull (the beta models)....in fact there was only one intamin hyper before nitro! Before 1999 the only company making hyper coasters was arrow...although togo tried one with fujiyama but was never hired to do it again. Shockingly before intamin even ever made their 2nd hyper coaster they made millenium force!
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

Yes, there were two...and I'm not sure your point, since what I said was correct. I know all that so I hope you're saying it for everyone, not just me.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

sorrry i didnt read the post before yours and thought you were tryinh to say something was better on the earlier b&m hypers...sorry i scold myself for not reading the thread fully
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:04 PM

Alright it's all good lol, I was a little confused at what you meant but it makes sense now. Happens to the best of us.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:11 PM

I think the next ride should be one of these guys: http://greatadventur...nted Forest.htm

I suppose that leaves room for Intamin and B&M to jump in the picture. Note the The Land of Peter Pan ride, which bears an eerie resemblance to the new Windseeker attractions. Obviously, this particular ride would ring a couple bells with the Mickey Mouse police, but the combination of fantasy and thrill in it is exactly what Great Adventure needs right now. My personal favorite idea for the park right now would be a dark ride. Perhaps a dark coaster. Perhaps a boat ride. Perhaps a "DarKastle" style 4D attraction. Maybe even a new attraction that works along the lines of the new model set by Star Tours V2.0 in Anaheim, but Great Adventure needs long-lasting, iconic family attractions.

I love the idea of a flat package just as much as the next guy, but Six Flag's track record indicates that a flat package will not prove to be a long-lasting investment. The rides will be moved, removed, broken, and removed some more over the next decade until a decade later the investment is barely recognizable. Surprising, Six Flag's record with Dark Rides has been much more solid, if not nearly as extensive. Aside from (capacity) Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon at Great Escape, Six Flags has removed few major dark rides and if anything, has taken steps to maintain them (i.e. Monster Plantation --> Monster Mansion). I'd trust Six Flags much more with a major dark ride, perhaps that "Transylvania Haunted Castle" included in the original Enchanted Forest plans in Chiller's old spot. (I know Haunted Houses at Great Adventure are touchy items given their history, but I believe the time for a new one has come) I just hope the next ride isn't a short-sighted, attention-grabbing flat package or roller coaster. I want something done with class. If the Disney California Adventure redevelopment has proven anything to the industry, it's that thrill rides are expendable, a well thought out experience isn't.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:14 PM

oops got the numbers wrong, all previous Superman UF were 7 car trains. The one at great adventure is an 8 car train. So it was bumped up in capacity. And ye i was wrong about the hypers
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