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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:41 am
by coasterbill
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...

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:51 am
by Chasehat
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:03 am
by njcoasterguy34
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:30 am
by Jcoaster
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am
by LBIJim
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am
by LBIJim
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:37 am
by larrygator
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:13 pm
by Jason Maier
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 :)

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis Media Day

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:18 pm
by Sluggo77
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.

Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:18 pm
by larrygator
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.