Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

p. 1728 - Justice League Battle for Metropolis Media Day
Users viewing this topic: bill_s, Fran1962 and 12 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 10521
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Location: The bar
Gender: Male
Age: 29

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:41 am

I don't know if this is actually true but everyone says the green side flips more than the purple side. If you ride it, see if you can request that side if you're looking for more flips. Your mileage may vary of course...

Macaroni and Donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 57
Joined: 12 Apr 2016
Location: Agawam, MA
Gender: Male
Age: 17

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Chasehat » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:51 am

I hope they never remove Bizarro. It's an awesome ride and it's always empty when I've been there. It's a nice break from the lines and I really like it's hidden away location from everything else.
Top 5 Coasters: 1. El Toro 2. Superman the Ride 3. Wicked Cyclone 4. Fury 325 5. Nitro

A donkey is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family.
User avatar
 
Posts: 672
Joined: 29 May 2014
Location: New Jersey
Gender: Male
Age: 37

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:03 am

Chasehat wrote:I hope they never remove Bizarro. It's an awesome ride and it's always empty when I've been there. It's a nice break from the lines and I really like it's hidden away location from everything else.


:nina:

It's also the first ever B&M floorless coaster.
Only one word describes Green Lantern: "OW!"
Image
Image

I poke manatees in the butt.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1911
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 25

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:30 am

larrygator wrote:
Rayj wrote:With the addition of joker and battle of metropolis, it's time to retheme the areas these rides were placed. BOM can be called DC comics and the boardwalk with superman and green lantern should also be called DC comics (continued) or have a raised bridge connected the two areas. Joker and Harley quinn should join batman in Gotham city. Poor bizarro, so out of place. It needs to be rethemed again to something western or taken out, it has low ridership anyway.


Cool story bro

It is not that easy.


Lmao.

When will people learn that it is Six Flags and they do not care if the theming is cohesive? Bizzaro isn't going anywhere and I hope it doesn't either. It still gives a great ride.
Skyrush, El Toro, Superman: The Ride, Apollo's Chariot, Boulder Dash, Montu, Phoenix , StormRunner, Griffin/ Shiekra, Alpengeist

Macaroni and Donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 60
Joined: 13 Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey Shore
Gender: Male
Age: 58

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby LBIJim » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am

Jason Maier wrote:So I'm making a trek from Maryland to GAdv next Friday the 23rd. I'll likely leave where I live early (because who the hell knows what traffic will be like going up 95 on Friday morning. And when I went last year, I went up 295 instead of spending more $$$ to go up the Jersey Turnpike).

Generally, how are crowds on a Friday in Summer? (I'll probably get a Flash Pass, not sure if it'll be Gold or Platinum).

My Plan of (ride) attack will be the Movietown area coasters (Batman, Dark Knight, Nitro, Skull Mountian), then I'll wind my way around to the back of the park, etc.


Over the years I've found that Fridays generally have moderate attendance. It's probably the best day of the week to visit during the summer.

Macaroni and Donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 60
Joined: 13 Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey Shore
Gender: Male
Age: 58

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby LBIJim » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am

Jason Maier wrote:So I'm making a trek from Maryland to GAdv next Friday the 23rd. I'll likely leave where I live early (because who the hell knows what traffic will be like going up 95 on Friday morning. And when I went last year, I went up 295 instead of spending more $$$ to go up the Jersey Turnpike).

Generally, how are crowds on a Friday in Summer? (I'll probably get a Flash Pass, not sure if it'll be Gold or Platinum).

My Plan of (ride) attack will be the Movietown area coasters (Batman, Dark Knight, Nitro, Skull Mountian), then I'll wind my way around to the back of the park, etc.


Over the years I've found that Fridays generally have moderate attendance. It's probably the best day of the week to visit during the summer. Enjoy your day.

Online
Obsessive Overlord of the TPR Park Index
 
Posts: 17152
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 50

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:37 am

Jcoaster wrote:When will people learn that it is Six Flags and they do not care if the theming is cohesive? Bizzaro isn't going anywhere and I hope it doesn't either. It still gives a great ride.


And to add to this, SF does more decorating than themeing.
As usual, my analysis is free of charge!
Original enough to not steal someone else's quote as a signature

Image
Image

What would donkeys be like on the moon?
 
Posts: 236
Joined: 30 Oct 2016
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Age: 36

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:13 pm

LBIJim wrote:
Jason Maier wrote:So I'm making a trek from Maryland to GAdv next Friday the 23rd. I'll likely leave where I live early (because who the hell knows what traffic will be like going up 95 on Friday morning. And when I went last year, I went up 295 instead of spending more $$$ to go up the Jersey Turnpike).

Generally, how are crowds on a Friday in Summer? (I'll probably get a Flash Pass, not sure if it'll be Gold or Platinum).

My Plan of (ride) attack will be the Movietown area coasters (Batman, Dark Knight, Nitro, Skull Mountian), then I'll wind my way around to the back of the park, etc.


Over the years I've found that Fridays generally have moderate attendance. It's probably the best day of the week to visit during the summer. Enjoy your day.


And the reason I picked Friday is because I'm off of work that whole day . . . . not sure if I'll bother with a Flash Pass or not (if as you say Fridays are moderate in attendance, it wouldn't be worth it to buy one).

And I just watched the JL:BFM video on youtube . . . . very impressive Dark Ride :)

I think Intamin should make a donkey!
 
Posts: 158
Joined: 21 Aug 2015
Location: Cairo, NY
Gender: Male
Age: 39

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis Media Day

Postby Sluggo77 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Six Flags Great Adventure invited TPR to the media day for their brand new 4D interactive thrill ride, JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis. It was a perfect day to be at the park. Super friendly Communications Director, Kristin Siebeneicher, kicked off the ceremony by thanking everyone who was attending the media event and also all of the partners that helped bring JLBFM to life.

Then she received a "bulletin" which was the introduction to Park President, Neal Thurman. He was joined by the DC Superheros Wonder Woman, Superman & Batman. He also thanked others who made the ride happen and then went into several details about this new attraction. A warning alert went off with the announcement that The Joker and Lex Luthor were attempting to breach security. The Justice League members left the podium and headed into the ride to help. Neal then called everyone in attendance the Justice League Reserve Team and said the time was now to help save Metropolis. They had a 10 second count down and at zero confetti and fireworks went off.

Now it was time to enter the building. The amount of detail that went into the queue is incredible. There are two main indoor queue rooms before you get to the loading room. The first features statues of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman along with a monitor that is telling the story line. This story line continues throughout the queue right up till you start the ride. The second room has more monitors and several wall mounted signs that describe the characters and also the ride itself. When you enter the loading room the Cyborg animatronic is there and it is also in sync with the running story line. The detail in Cyborg is awesome.

The ride itself is a great mix of 3D and live room scene's which includes The Joker animatronic. The ride vehicles are comfortable and they move around a lot. I can't say enough about the detail in every aspect of this ride. It's a ton of fun, the gaming element is entertaining, and visually it's amazing.

I really like how they have redone the entire area around JLBFM and renamed it Metropolis. When you enter they have it setup like your crossing the Metro-Narrows Bridge. There's two eateries, Munchopolis and Metro Grill. The bathroom is themed, Chiller's old observatory is now called Lena Luthor Science Explorarium and the Showcase Theater received a facelift.

Great Adventure has upped the game with this new ride and surrounding area. It's the perfect addition to the parks lineup. A huge thank you to the entire Six Flags Great Adventure team for hosting this event and to Robb and TPR for having us cover it!

Here's a video of JLBFM.


Here's several pics of JLBFM and the surrounding Metropolis area.
01.jpg
Good Morning Nitro!
02.jpg
03.jpg
04.jpg
Crossing over into Metropolis
05.jpg
Metro Grill
06.jpg
Munchopolis
07.jpg
Behind Munchopolis is the Last Remnants of Chiller Repurposed
08.jpg
Metropolis Themed Restrooms
09.jpg
Revamped Showcase Theatre
10.JPG
Today's Star Attraction
11.jpg
This entire area looks fantastic!
13.jpg
Park President Neal Thurman and the Justice League
14.jpg
Hanging out with the Bat
15.JPG
Group Photo
16.jpg
Entrance and Outside Queue
17.JPG
The first Indoor Queue Room
18.JPG
19.jpg
20.jpg
The Second Indoor Queue Room
21.jpg
Signs in the Queue that describe the characters and also the ride itself.
22.jpg
23.jpg
24.JPG
25.jpg
26.JPG
27.jpg
28.jpg
29.JPG
Entering the Loading Room
30.jpg
Cyborg
31.JPG
32.jpg
33.jpg
34.JPG
35.jpg
Happy Riders!
36.jpg
You Exit Through the DC Super Hero Store
37.jpg
38.JPG
Park also Provided a Nice Lunch and Snacks
39.JPG
Leaving Metropolis
40.JPG
Goodbye for now Great Adventure. Thanks for checking out this trip report!
Last edited by Sluggo77 on Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 pm.

Online
Obsessive Overlord of the TPR Park Index
 
Posts: 17152
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 50

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:18 pm

Thanks for covering the event. I'm looking forward to riding it next week, I wish I could have been there for the media event.
Last edited by larrygator on Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:19 pm.
As usual, my analysis is free of charge!
Original enough to not steal someone else's quote as a signature

Image
Image

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: bill_s, Fran1962 and 12 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron