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#1 Posted on 7.1.05 1528.34
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Wow (sixflags.com)

Max height is 426 feet high, max speed is 128 mph. I cannot fathom riding this.
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#2 Posted on 7.1.05 1542.14
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Holy crap. That's 200 feet taller and 40 MPH faster than 6FMagic Mountain's Goliath (sixflags.com). Too bad I have no plans on going to Jersey anytime soon.
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#3 Posted on 7.1.05 1804.24
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Praise the Lord and pass the vomit bag! I went to GA last year, and I'm ready to face this monster head on. Actually, hopefully this means I can get on the Superman ride, if everyone goes to the new ride.
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#4 Posted on 7.1.05 1826.03
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Is their Superman ride different from the one at Magic Mountain? Because the one at Magic Mountain sucks.
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#5 Posted on 8.1.05 0935.31
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HOLY CRAP! That thing is HUGE! I havent been to the one in Jersey since 90! Maybe next time I head east, I will have to swing up that way!

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#6 Posted on 8.1.05 1241.08
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Eh, any true Six Flags Great Adventure fan knows that Rolling Thunder (sixflags.com) is still the most fun ride in the park. Granted, it's the fear of the thing falling apart while you're on the coaster that gets your adrenaline pumping, but it's still a thrill.
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#7 Posted on 8.1.05 1317.27
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Wooden Rollercoasters are far more fun than the non-wooden ones in my experience. And yes, it is because of the overwhelming fear that the whole thing is *just* about to fall apart.

-Jag

It shakes you like a polaroid picture!
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#8 Posted on 8.1.05 1558.09
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    Originally posted by David Adams
    Eh, any true Six Flags Great Adventure fan knows that Rolling Thunder (sixflags.com) is still the most fun ride in the park. Granted, it's the fear of the thing falling apart while you're on the coaster that gets your adrenaline pumping, but it's still a thrill.
Ahh, so that's why RVD's move is so named. /*ducks projectiles from the RVD lovers */

New ride looks excellent! Does California get an even taller one next then?

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#9 Posted on 9.1.05 0228.01
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Wooden Rollercoasters are far more fun than the non-wooden ones in my experience. And yes, it is because of the overwhelming fear that the whole thing is *just* about to fall apart.

    -Jag

    It shakes you like a polaroid picture!


This is absolutely true. I remember loving the wooden coaster at Magic Mountain in CA. The problem, moreso even than it falling apart, is the whiplash that ALL wooden coasters give to you. I need a chiropractor after I ride Rolling Thunder.
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#10 Posted on 9.1.05 0626.14
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Yeah, the hands up in the air thing isn't so brilliant on a wooden coaster. I got whipped into the side of the car at SFoT and walked around the rest of the week with a nasty looking black bruise on my underarm. Owwie.

This Kingda Ka coaster looks awesome. That just has to be one hell of a whip around.

I think my favorite Six Flags coaster has to be Mr. Freeze at SFoT. Is that the same as the Superman ones at other parks, just with different theming? We still haven't made it up to visit the CA one since I moved down here.

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#11 Posted on 9.1.05 1055.18
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I admit I'm biased, since the only park I ever go to is Kings Island in Cinci, but they've got two of the best wooden coasters in the world. The Beast, and Son of Beast.

You put your arms up on The Beast, you're walking away with some cracked ribs.
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#12 Posted on 9.1.05 1059.20
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There is a Mr Freeze ride at Six Flags here in St Louis, it shoots out at about 70 MPH, into a loop, then up a long straight up track, then it goes backwards, until you get back to the loading dock. Is that what the one out there is like?
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#13 Posted on 9.1.05 2019.39
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Yeah, that sounds the same... with really sucky theming of Mr. Freeze's hideout. The ride lasts about 20 seconds but you come off the dock at some insane speed because of electro-magnets. ZOooom... *WHAM* ...ZooooOm walk out with a stupid grin on your face.
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#14 Posted on 10.1.05 0657.37
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    There is a Mr Freeze ride at Six Flags here in St Louis, it shoots out at about 70 MPH, into a loop, then up a long straight up track, then it goes backwards, until you get back to the loading dock. Is that what the one out there is like?


In NJ, that ride is called Batman And Robin: The Ride. Interestingly enough, the Robin side is MUCH faster at Great Adventure, and thus is my favorite roller coaster there (until I get on this new guy, and then all bets are off).
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#15 Posted on 10.1.05 0840.51
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Generally speaking, wooden >>> metal. Metal coasters provide higher speeds and hairier loops, but a good wooden coaster can shake the fillings out of your teeth.

I'm going to be getting two HersheyPark season passes for 2005, after two trips last year. Storm Runner is short but nicely intense, Great Bear is a nifty metal coaster, and the Wildcat is the best and roughest wooden coaster I've been on in quite some time.
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#16 Posted on 10.1.05 1120.48
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    Originally posted by David Adams
    Eh, any true Six Flags Great Adventure fan knows that Rolling Thunder (sixflags.com) is still the most fun ride in the park. Granted, it's the fear of the thing falling apart while you're on the coaster that gets your adrenaline pumping, but it's still a thrill.
The last time I went to 6FGA regularly, the "new" ride was the Sarejevo Bobsled Ride...and maybe once or twice since. I think it was when I was in HS that they ran the "REDNUHT GNILLOR", or Rolling Thunder backwards, which friggin ROCKED. Do they still run it backwards like that?

With this one, just looking at the pictures, the sheer height of it makes my stomach hurt. I guess the alure of it is how unsafe and insane something that high looks.
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#17 Posted on 10.1.05 1257.05
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I remember the Bobsled too! Is that thing even there anymore? Either way, 6FGA was the first park I went too more than once, and loved it! Hope I can get back east and get a ride on it sometimes this summer.
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#18 Posted on 12.1.05 1915.24
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wonder how it compares to the ride of steel at sif flags darien lake.

that was a rush - but no loops. grrrr
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#19 Posted on 13.1.05 0913.06
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    Originally posted by Quadruple HHHH
    wonder how it compares to the ride of steel at sif flags darien lake.

    that was a rush - but no loops. grrrr


Are Predetor and The Viper still at Darien Lake. I used to go there back in the high school days and could ride the Predetor for hours.
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