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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun May 20, 2018 9:40 am

thrillrider wrote:Looking forward to riding this crazy contraption, but does anyone else think this ride is going to be a maintenance nightmare? Lots of moving parts.


I've been saying that since day one! I mean, yes it's an awesome looking ride... But I feel like it's going to be prone to excessive downtime.
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Postby larrygator » Sun May 20, 2018 3:17 pm

Even with it being a Bring a Friend Day, I decided to head to the park this morning. I was a little worried seeing many buses and signs regarding Catholic Youth Day. I was worried, not because I fear buses or Young Catholics, but I just wanted to get as many rides in as possible in 2 hours. I did not realize they reduced the numbers of metal detectors to add what appeared to be x-ray machines for the bags (when did this happen?). However, it appeared those x-ray machine lines were moving quickly.

I made it to El Toro about 10 minutes after the park opened and rode the same train for about 15 rides, changing rows when someone was waiting for my row. The ride ops (Nick, Sam and Justin) were quick especially with so few people waiting to board. We were dispatched in less the 60 seconds repeatedly. I think on my rides they only had to check lap bars a second time for only one person and no one accidentally sat down without buckling their seat belt. I far exceeded my goal of 6 rides on the bull this morning.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun May 20, 2018 3:34 pm

^ Sounds like a good day anytime you can get that many El Toro rides. One of my friends is a chaperone for a Youth Group and was spending most of her time by the Ferris Wheel and SkyScreamer.

A shame to hear about Justice League's guns. I had the same issue on Mexico's.
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Postby Sportsdude360 » Sun May 20, 2018 3:37 pm

thrillrider wrote:Looking forward to riding this crazy contraption, but does anyone else think this ride is going to be a maintenance nightmare? Lots of moving parts.


Not only will it be a maintenance nightmare but it's likely going to produce more vomit than any other ride in the park.

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Postby Lightnin Loops » Sun May 20, 2018 4:06 pm

SFNJ is such a great park. I like how they are on top of new state of the art attractions and Worlds Firsts rides. CYBORG addition keeps us right on par with CP as the best park in the USA

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Postby CedarFair1 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:26 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2pJXKUFbCg Cyborg Cyber Spin looks absolutely insane!!! I wasn't very excited for these until now :0

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue May 22, 2018 12:55 pm

Coasterbill and Boldikus are banned from riding if they have consumed more than 2 beers.

Wow it's so much fun to watch! Very curious to see how people like/dislike it based on how repetitive the cycle looks. I ...also totally forgot Six Flags is installing these rides with the mid-year openings. :lol:
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Postby michaellynn4 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 pm

^ See, I would've said that they're prevented from riding until they meet a mandatory two-drink minimum!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue May 22, 2018 12:59 pm

:lol: Boldikus isn't going anywhere near that thing no matter how many drinks he's had. Personally I think it looks great, but I feel like I'll be riding alone because there's no way Brit's riding that thing either.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:02 pm

The should seriously have a stand right next to it selling umbrellas. The way that thing moves there are sure to be quite a few protein showers for passers-by to try to avoid.
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