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New for 2018-- Cyborg Spin

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I assume Cyborg can't be located so as to impede access to the picnic grounds.

 

With a max capacity of 24 people per cycle and 910 pph, I see long lines in this ride's future (until people get bored with it).  And that's if they don't have a lot of downtime due to mechanical problems.  The 45 seconds for load/unload time also seems to be overly optimistic.  We shall see.

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The planning board approval is set for Monday.

http://www.jacksontwpnj.net/documents/agendas/planning/2017/11-06-17.pdf

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G. Engineering/Planning Matter

 

Block: 3101; Lot: 11 – Administrative Approval – Great Adventure

2018 Capital Improvements – Construction of a new 70 ft. tall ride attraction, to include a covered queue line, operator booths, site lighting, a hydraulic and electric building, entry portal and theming.

 

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Hopefully the ride has a cool light package like El Diablo.  That always makes the ride even better.

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2 hours ago, Mr.Six said:

Hopefully the ride has a cool light package like El Diablo.  That always makes the ride even better.

 

It will have the lighting package!

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Jackson planners approve new ride at Six Flags

 

 

ACKSON – Members of the Jackson Planning Board have unanimously approved the construction of a new ride at the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, Route 537.

 

Attorney Ray Shea represented Great Adventure during a Nov. 6 meeting.

 

The company was proposing the construction of a 70-foot-tall ride with a covered queue line, operator booths, lighting, a hydraulic and electric building, entry portal and theming as part of the park’s 2018 capital improvements.

 

“This is the annual capital program for Great Adventure,” Shea said.

 

He said all of the proposed activities and construction will take place in previously disturbed areas of the property and all of the new facilities are permitted in the Commercial Recreation zone.

 

Township Council President Ken Bressi, who sits on the board, complimented the company’s transparency with Jackson.

 

“Great Adventure comes in every year. No matter how small or big their capital improvements are, they never try to do anything without coming in and getting approval,” he said.

 

Bressi said the 2018 improvement that was before the board that evening was “a bigger one,” but he said the theme park’s representatives make it a point to come before the board even when a less significant upgrade is on the docket.

 

“I don’t think people give Great Adventure enough credit for that,” he said.

 

The board members voted unanimously to approve Great Adventure’s capital improvements for 2018.

 

 

 

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Just got back from IAAPA. I had to laugh when I got to the ABC Rides booth and saw their model of the Tourbillon ride is made of LEGOs...

 

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How long does it typically take between approval and breaking ground?  I assume detailed drawings had to be completed in order to get the approvals.

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On 11/17/2017 at 4:38 PM, dougdrummer said:

How long does it typically take between approval and breaking ground?  I assume detailed drawings had to be completed in order to get the approvals.

 

I can't speak for how Jackson's ZBA works, but I know from working with another ZBA, that they can start pouring the footings once the resolution of approval has been draft, signed and delivered, faster even if they have a good relationship with the municipality and the Zoning officer is down with it. 

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