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  1. Is the park subtly teasing that Bizarro may be rethemed to Medusa again? If so, that’s awesome and would add so much charm to the park.
  2. A B&M dive machine would be amazing at Great Adventure at some point in the future! If it was past the 300 foot mark (maybe even 290 feet height with a 300 foot drop), it could the "giga" that the park always wanted. It would have to be 55 feet taller than the current record holder (Yukon Striker) to reach 300 feet. Unfortunately, a dive machine of that size would probably not happen though due to the overwhelming price tag. It's exciting to see B&M working with Six Flags again, it gives hope that Great Adventure will see it's SIXTH B&M someday!
  3. Fortunately, I don't think the additional elements are going to make the Magic Mountain version that much superior to JDC. Though, there is some speculation that one of the final elements of the Magic Mountain version is a barrel roll, which seems perfect for the slower speed at the end of the ride. It makes me wish that instead of the zero-g roll on JDC, it was an outer-banked hill (i.e. in the same vein as Twisted Cyclone, and the last element on Pantheon), and the last bunny hill was instead a slow barrel roll into the brakes. An inversion at a slower pace is much more satisfying than an airtime hill, in my opinion.
  4. These are great! They remind me of almost a mini-GCI: compact, lots of turns, airtime moments, all within a full-circuit layout. Unfortunately with the return of Baby Devil (I am actually happy that it will be nearby to JDC), it doesn't seem the current kids' areas have much room for something of this footprint. Perhaps a family RMC could go in the lot of land previously occupied by El Diablo and Rolling Thunder:
  5. You would think so, but people try to ride in their group and that leaves empty seats on certain trains. I was a single rider and they were looking for a party of 3 or less and couldn't find one since the only people they ask/call out to are the ones that are up next in line (past the operator booth). Luckily, it was the back of the train and that's how I got a backseat ride! I hope that there is a single rider line, even if it's 2 seats designated in the train for single rider. That line could move decently quick. Plus, they could give additional empty seats to single riders! Most people are in groups, so it would be perfect for those of us who ride alone.
  6. There was not, at least during the preview event. It didn't seem like there was a line for one, the only line separate from the regular queue seemed to be for the Flash Pass.
  7. I rode it today! 3 times, and my first time was in the back seat. I want to put a review here since I feel like the people reading will be interested to hear how someone's experience was. The first drop really feels like a catapult in the backseat, but not to the severity of El Toro. Still, it is a great drop. There is some shuddering and shimmying of the train over the segments, but I don't feel the pain compares to the current roughness of El Toro. The inversions are nice, and the airtime hills are decent (it's tough, maybe impossible, to outshine El Toro's sustained air). It's a lot of different elements compiled into one ride which makes it not feel repetitive. It is not the "hands down best ride in the park", at least to me after giving it a few rides...but it's a fantastic ride with a wide variety of forces. The backseat gets a LOT of good drops, especially the first drop, the airtime hill, the drop off the turnaround and the drop out of the MCBR. I don't know where I'd put it in park rankings, but for overall experience I'd say Toro/JDC/Nitro are the top three. Kingda Ka is awesome but it doesn't have the completeness of the other three. It breaks down a lot due to the restraints, and when a train doesn't clear the final brake run, the MCBR hits really hard and completely neuters the ending of the ride. Luckily that doesn't happen often (if at all) when they are cranking trains out. It's a wonderful ride, but not something that eclipses El Toro (in its best days). Though, El Toro is quite brutal in spots nowadays, which slightly knocks it down a peg in my opinion. Another last thing to add is that there is no seatbelts, which surprised me because I heard there are seatbelts on WWGLC. It makes the loading process really quick and seamless. I actually am happy that it's this way, the ops just have to push down and there's no difficulty unloading passengers.
  8. How are the lines for the season pass holder event? I'd imagine a lot of guests have season passes, but it sounds like everyone who has ridden JDC got several re-rides in.
  9. Does anyone know if new attractions get added to Flash Pass? Or is there a delay between opening to when they get officially added? Just asking to see if/when JDC will be added to Flash Pass. Thanks!
  10. Or even a Mack Power Loop instead of both of those!
  11. Woah there, why this mention of Ka and Zu removal. I know you didn't mean in the imminent future, but I see the park working hard to keep both open for as long as possible. It's the crowned jewel of the park in terms of branding, even though El Toro is the enthusiast magnet. The Zamperla Big WaveZ is an interesting concept; it's basically a mini drop tower into a splash zone? That would be a neat successor to Twister (especially since they seem to share the same footprint), I just hope it would be as thrilling of a ride experience. The splash zone would be interactive, and would be a perfect fit for the Boardwalk. I also still have my hopes up for an eventual Mack Powersplash somewhere in the Movietown/Metropolis region.
  12. I have a lot on my wishlist for Great Adventure. Hopefully they get around to repainting Nitro. As far as new additions, here are some that I think are realistic and would fit the park: Intamin LSM Vertical Coaster Premier Rides Multilaunch Coaster S&S Screamin' Swing S&S Axis Coaster Mack/Intamin Powersplash/Gigasplash Zamperla Super Air Race (Dare Devil Dive at SFFT) These additions are based on which companies the park/chain have worked with in the past. My dream addition would be a 300 ft.+ B&M dive coaster, that would finally give the park a giga as well as another B&M. Theme it to Medusa and it'd be even more awesome.
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