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  1. On the positive side, our thrill ride count is getting a lot better. We now have two inverting flats (Twister and Dragon) not to mention Skyscreamer, Zumanjaro, and Slingshot. A S&S Screamin Swing and Giant Frisbee and we would be set! Also, I appreciate how the park is filling out sections of the park now. Golden Kingdom hasn't seen an addition in years and in two years it is now a "well rounded" section of the park with a coaster, a high thrill ride, a moderate thrill ride, and a kids area. As much as I wish we were getting the S&S 4D or Twisted Collosus (how crazy does that thing look!) we aren't and we'll have to wait our turn.
  2. I understand the park needs flats but seriously?! What's going through corporates head at this point? There's a Ring Of Fire an hour down the highway at tiny Clementon Park. To make it even worse, it's rumored that 2 or 3 other SF parks are getting the exact same ride. At least give us some originality. And looping dragon?! Who's naming these rides. At this point I'm praying for SF bankruptcy and Cedar Fair to buy Gadv. I'll take no re rides and closed attractions in the rain if it means more unique additions and better operations. Seriously disappointed.
  3. It's odd that some people still think we're getting a coaster. Based on these clues my guess is a flat and/or new merchandise shop.
  4. Wicked Twister is one of my favorite rides at CP. I'd love an Impulse at our park!
  5. ^Its honestly the best experience on a coaster ever. It literally feels like you're in a cloud.i remember there being no sound at all. Zumanjaro would be even better in heavy fog.
  6. If the steel is thicker than the wood of the rails than it should be considered a steel coaster. As for Goliath, the rails are primarily steel with a thin layer of wood underneath which makes it a steel coaster in my book.
  7. I think it's time to organize the parking lot better before someone dies.
  8. I haven't had a bad ride on Nitro at all this season and most of my rides were toward the back. As for Bizarro, I agree with it being one of the better rides in the park especially in the front. I too don't understand why it isn't a more popular coaster not just in the park but in the coaster community. I've had some amazing rides in every seat. I'd rank it as the 3rd best coaster in the park followed closely by Ka.
  9. This rumor makes sense...kinda. Back when I worked at the park in 2009 there was a strong rumor that both the Grandstand and Fort Independence were slated for removal. Years went by and there were no signs of construction. Excluding the underground tunnel (which would be insane if they found a way to do it) I do believe some sort of roller coaster is coming to that area of the park. Earlier in this thread another employee heard the same rumor as me but also says management wants a large coaster as soon as you enter the park. Fort Independence is directly past the entrance fountain.
  10. Today was a horrible day for ride operations. Almost every outdoor coaster was closed due to cold temps until about 12:30. There were mounds of snow around some parts of the park and even on Nitro and El Toro's track. Slowly rides started to open one by one except for El Toro. Apparently the the temps caused the track to freeze. At least thats what the employee out front says. The weather wasnt enough to scare away crowds however. Early in the day there were 30-45 min waits for Nitro, Batman, and Green Lantern. Freezing Day indeed.
  11. I hope there is theming along the path to the tower. From El Toro you can see the direction the path will take and it will definitely be quite a walk. Side Note: The empty pad next to El Toro's twister section would be nice for a large flat ride. Plaza Del Carnaval could use another ride. I'd like to see a giant frisbee or screaming swing there but realistically an aqua twist would be perfect.
  12. ^Seriously. It was my first ride of the season yesterday and it feels like riding in a car with the windows down. Such a boring ride and the GP's with me agreed.
  13. I really hope the park is planning an observation area. I witnessed so many people yesterday pointing at Zumanjaro and freaking out when they found out it was a drop ride. It's definetely going to draw a nice sized crowd.
  14. Not even kidding, I'd probably ride Skull Mountain before Green Lantern. Intamin makes a better ride hands down.
  15. I agree with Password121. It does seem like Gadv has been getting the short end of the popular stick. We've seen the additions of things we need but neither Great America or Magic Mountain need coasters and yet they've been getting them left and right while were losing rides. On the other hand, We as Gadv fans cant really complain when we've been spoiled since 2000. Maybe it's our turn to feel what other parks felt. I just hope better things are in our future like special events (Holiday in the Park) and shows (illuminate) and even new themed areas (Full Throttle Plaza/DC Universe)
  16. I'd love to see Gadv get a lot more innovative. With RMC releasing crazy looking wooden rides our star player is becoming less and less unique, albeit its still an amazing ride. It'd be great if the park received something unique in the future that gives it the attention Ka and Toro had when they were announced.
  17. What will the season pass processing line be like on Opening Day? Should I head there first or is there time for a ride on El Toro
  18. I really hope Gadv considers building an observation area for these two. Ka already attracts a lot of attention but with cars dropping at 90 mph down the face of the tower I can imagine the crowd being significantly bigger at the entrance.
  19. At one point Gadv was the spoiled park now it's clearly Great America. While were over here losing coasters their adding wing riders and RMC two years later. Is that really necessary? Our flat ride void isn't complete in my opinion and theirs is pretty much perfect. We could use more before a new coaster. This must be how other parks felt during the 2000's when we were flagship.
  20. I think I finally have an idea how guests will get from Golden Kingom to Zumanjaro. There was a huge gap with a gate blocking the Golden Kingdom path from Rolling Thunder. It's across from Ka's bathroom near the smoking area. This is where I think the entrance will be based on the little info that says it will be before Ka's entrance to the right. By having the entrance here it is in plain sight of guest walking toward Kingda Ka and right along the path. Now the actual path to Zumanjaro will follow Rolling Thunder's bunny hills all the way down to the bottom of RT first drop, justifying its removal. By doing this no trees will be removed which seems to be Gadv's main focus when constructing things and new amazing views of El Toro will be now be visible. There's still quite a ways to the base of the tower but once riders turn left from the cross section of RT it's a straight shot to the actual ride. This is just my guess but it makes a lot of sense considering past construction projects where Gadv removed little to no trees. Also if you want to look a little closer, Great Adventure posted a picture of RT demolition from the exact spot where I think the entrance will be facing in my proposed queues direction. If this is the case, this queue will need a lot of Bizarro like signs or Six Flags TV's to entertain this long walk.
  21. I say wait. I'd much rather Gatekeeper than Raptor at Gardaland. It's nice to be in the media for the year the new innovative ride opens but after that no one really cares ie. Medusa.
  22. Will there be any audio before the drop like Lex Luthor? A good spiel always adds to the drop. It'd be even better if there were speakers on the cars like AtmosFEAR at Moreys.
  23. Although it isn't a coaster, Skyscreamer seems like it would be a lot of fun backwards.
  24. 29yrs, that looks great! I wish Gadv put more thought into ride placement like Cedar Point. One thing I loved most about Gasm and Chiller were the views from inside the park. Most if not all of the coasters currently at Gadv have an angle we've never seen before!
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