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Yeah last decade was a lot, maybe too much in such a short period of time. Nitro, Superman, Kingda Ka and El Toro in 6 seasons maybe would have been better spread out over 12 to 15 years plus there was Bizarro 2 years before Nitro.

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However if they decide to splurge then a Giga would really be a nice treat preferably Intamin since we have b&m hyper. We got too spoiled last decade.

The problem about having a giga coaster is that it'll be expensive so I don't see it happen. Tree removal is also highly required and could be controversial like what happened to the solar power plant.Plus due to NJ laws, any ride over 300 feet must have shoulder restraints. But it probably won't matter too much if it was an Intamin similar to Intimidator 305.

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We haven't gotten any new coasters

The Joker says hi.

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The problem about having a giga coaster is that it'll be expensive so I don't see it happen. Tree removal is also highly required and could be controversial like what happened to the solar power plant.Plus due to NJ laws, any ride over 300 feet must have shoulder restraints. But it probably won't matter too much if it was an Intamin similar to Intimidator 305.

 

I honestly don't see Six Flags going to Intamin after the Zoomanjaro incident.

 

However to add fuel to the fire, Mack is building hyper coasters and could probably build a Giga. And I mention them because they tend to have a good relationship with Six Flags (3 Dark Knights, Buccaneer Battle, Aqua Twist, Tsunami Soaker)

 

And they don't have as much maintenance problems as Intamin

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^ What Zumanjaro incident? Didn't it just open late since the state decided to prevent it from running with Ka after it had already been approved and built? That's not Intamin's fault right?

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The problems with Zumanjaro not opening on time and not being able to run with Kingda Ka stem from problems with the state. I think the park working with Intamin again is a prety good chance lol

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The problems with Zumanjaro not opening on time and not being able to run with Kingda Ka stem from problems with the state. I think the park working with Intamin again is a prety good chance lol

 

 

I don't know if I see many if any american parks working with Intamin. I think Fahrenheit was the last Intamin attraction to open without problems.

 

Since Fahrenheit:

 

- I-305 at Kings Dominion (Retracking, Rebuilding, Cable Lift Breaking, Trim Brakes, New Trains, Etc.)

- Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens (Stalling, Flooding, Other problems in it's first year)

- Green Lantern at SFMM (Delayed Opening)

- Skyrush (Closing early in it's first year, Slowed down lift)

 

BONUS: Falcon's Fury (Delayed opening, manufacturing and technical issues with the cables which pull the gondola up the tower, Building-Dismantling-Rebuilding the tower)

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There were also the problems with Shoot the Rapids. I don't know how much downtime Zumanjaro has compared to other Intamin towers but it seems to have more frequent breakdowns compared to non Intamin drop towers. I thought Hershey would continue to work with them and even they went with other companies for Laff Trakk and the drop towers and I would be surprised to see the next Great Adventure coaster from Intamin.

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Just because it's been a few years since a major Intamin ride opened in the United States doesn't mean that can't change on a dime. I also think you're exaggerating the issues with Cheetah Hunt, Green Lantern and Skyrush which are all pretty reliable rides. Opening year jitters, tunnels flooding that are obviously going to flood from time to time and a valley that happened a few years ago aren't really a big issue.

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If you put the logic together:

El Toro Was Down for a month in 2013 and frequent cable lift breakdowns

Zumanjaro goes down all the time and is slow moving with Ka.

Ka just breaks down because of the launch. Enough Said.

 

These are all good rides though!

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1-Bizzaro was around 2 years before Nitro was built?! I swore that came after Nitro

 

2-Skyrush's lift used to be faster? I rode for the first time this past summer and I thought the lift was dumb fast

 

If you wanted to go back a year before Fahrenheit, you could put Maverick (CP) on the list. They had to get rid of the inversion after the turn out of the second launch

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Oh my can't believe I forgot about the joker ><... oops. Wasn't thinking lol sorry guys. Apparently over on theme park review someone mentioned that all the rides in Bugs Bunny National Park have been removed from the website and they've done a little more deconstructing then "winter maintenance". However it could possibly be a glitch but if they relocate those rides and redo the seaport/safari kids area that would be a much needed remodel and finally have one big section designated for kids even though the center of the park would be more ideal. Guess we'll have to wait and see... I personally wish they finish working on additions to movietown/ old country first...unless they redevelop oc into a new kids area which wouldn't be such a bad idea either.

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1. It was BUILT 2 years before Nitro as Medusa. It was rethemed in 2009 to Bizarro.

2. I'm not sure if it was that much faster. Cable tends to vary by a little.

Hope I helped!

 

We Were Talking About that in Misc GA mumblings if you wanted other opinions on that topic truepolak.

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1-Bizzaro was around 2 years before Nitro was built?! I swore that came after Nitro

 

2-Skyrush's lift used to be faster? I rode for the first time this past summer and I thought the lift was dumb fast

 

If you wanted to go back a year before Fahrenheit, you could put Maverick (CP) on the list. They had to get rid of the inversion after the turn out of the second launch

 

Bizarro debuted in 2009, but the ride was formerly Medusa which was built in 1999. Their both the same ride, they just repainted it and added some extra themeing and a whole new sign. Nitro opened in 2001. The website has an amazing spotlight section that has before and after pictures showing the difference.

 

Btw I always have to google Bizarro because I always type Bizarro my self....it's offically my most mispelled word next to definately ..I mean definitely.

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Oh my can't believe I forgot about the joker ><... oops. Wasn't thinking lol sorry guys. Apparently over on theme park review someone mentioned that all the rides in Bugs Bunny National Park have been removed from the website and they've done a little more deconstructing then "winter maintenance". However it could possibly be a glitch but if they relocate those rides and redo the seaport/safari kids area that would be a much needed remodel and finally have one big section designated for kids even though the center of the park would be more ideal. Guess we'll have to wait and see... I personally wish they finish working on additions to movietown/ old country first...unless they redevelop oc into a new kids area which wouldn't be such a bad idea either.

^ It could be for Bugs Bunny Boomtown area along with DC Super Friends area to replace LTSP and Safari Kids area possibility in next year along with new flat ride package too.

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All the BBNP rides are back up on the park's website. So there is your answer lol.

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1. It was BUILT 2 years before Nitro as Medusa. It was rethemed in 2009 to Bizarro.

2. I'm not sure if it was that much faster. Cable tends to vary by a little.

Hope I helped!

 

We Were Talking About that in Misc GA mumblings if you wanted other opinions on that topic truepolak.

OH yeah that I knew, the way I read the original comment or the way the post was worded made it sound like it was transformed before Nitro, and I thought to my self no way lol. Still Meduas only 2 years before Nitro. It felt like there was a longer time gap between the two coaster, but I guess not

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I wouldn't mind seeing this S&S Twisted Looper concept on the empty space by the lakefront. It's sort of a Sky Rocket II merged with a wing coaster and seats 32 riders.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSHiubQ8_CA

Too similar to our super loop. I'd rather the S&S, but we already have something similar. I'd rather get one of the numerous other concepts S&S just released.

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So what it will do for old Old Country section for next year? Put new flat rides on old Autobahn's spot, Chaos's spot and old Enterprise's spot. Old Country section will be renamed into Metropolis, and what 4-5 new flat ride package will be coming soon in next year?

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I'm probably the only one that is gonna say I don't think something will go in Old Country at least in 2018.

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So what it will do for old Old Country section for next year? Put new flat rides on old Autobahn's spot, Chaos's spot and old Enterprise's spot. Old Country section will be renamed into Metropolis, and what 4-5 new flat ride package will be coming soon in next year?

We already have a ride in Chaos old spot; Deja vu.

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Been pretty quiet in the rumor department so far this season, especially compared to the last two seasons where we had survey markers/land clearings already.

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Don't ya think we might get RMC T-Rex or Thrill Ride Package next year?

will it replace an existing ride?

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