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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:06 pm

Genx24 wrote:According to Harry over at Great Adventure History (a reputable source who works with the park), John Fitzgerald has resigned as Park President. No reason has been given, nor has an official announcement been made yet.

In my opinion this is a shame. The park was well on its way to becoming more well-rounded under Fitzgerald's leadership.


That would be a shame. He is a Jersey native and really into the park. John is a great guy and fun to interact with during media events. If he is leaving I hope it is on his own accord and wish him the best.
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Postby El Toro_Ryan » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:09 pm

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El Toro_Ryan wrote:That's pretty common. Sometimes the anti-rollbacks go off the entire lift and the whole park can hear. Fun fact, each Toro train has two rollback dogs.


I love little facts like these. Thanks! On Toro's anti-rollbacks is there tires that spin to retract them up to make the lift silent?


Is that how it works on Millennium Force? When those things drop it sounds like the entire train is breaking apart. You can hear it from anywhere in the park.


Yes, there are 6 anti-rollback dogs on a Millennium train in pairs of 2 underneath car 1, car 4, & car 9. There's a separate tire for each rollback that spins a magnetic wheel causing the rollbacks to lift up. So when the train stops, a tire goes bald, or a tire goes flat the rollbacks drop and I agree it sounds like the train is falling apart lol. Or if the track is wet or it's raining the tires can slip causing the anti-rollbacks to drop at random spots going up the lift.


That's awesome! And yeah Toro's rollbacks work the same way. There are just less of them on a Toro train for whatever reason.

Genx24 wrote:According to Harry over at Great Adventure History (a reputable source who works with the park), John Fitzgerald has resigned as Park President. No reason has been given, nor has an official announcement been made yet.

In my opinion this is a shame. The park was well on its way to becoming more well-rounded under Fitzgerald's leadership.


Yeah for whatever reason, John felt it was his time to move on and let someone else step in. He's been the president of the park for 6 years I believe. But he was also the guy who closed the path between Ka and Toro :lmao:
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:31 am

El Toro_Ryan wrote:But he was also the guy who closed the path between Ka and Toro :lmao:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:35 am

Such a shame, the last 6 years have brought so many general improvements to Great Adventure. Lets hope whoever steps in can continue that trend.
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Postby Sluggo77 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:14 pm

Harry said that he thought the park would be in good hands moving forward.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:54 pm

I didn't realize that Fitzgerald was so instrumental in converting the Safari into what it is today. Harry seemed to indicate there was a good chance of the park losing the Safari if it didn't go through that transformation.

News came out that a new park president was announced for SFFT, so the current rumor is Neal Thurman (SFFT's former president) will be coming to New Jersey. I wouldn't mind that, SFFT has received great praise over the last couple of years.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:03 pm

michaellynn4 wrote:I didn't realize that Fitzgerald was so instrumental in converting the Safari into what it is today. Harry seemed to indicate there was a good chance of the park losing the Safari if it didn't go through that transformation.

News came out that a new park president was announced for SFFT, so the current rumor is Neal Thurman (SFFT's former president) will be coming to New Jersey. I wouldn't mind that, SFFT has received great praise over the last couple of years.


Fitzgerald was very concerned the park was playing with fire when it came to their wild animals. He was very aware of the incidents that happened over the years and insightful enough to not want someone jumping out of their own car to interact with the animals. He also had the business insight to know that the animals were a valuable asset that were under utilized as safari attendance dropped considerably over the years.

For years he has also been a proponent of a new baboon exhibit, to observe them up close behind glass, but who knows if that will ever happen.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:01 am

Game-Changing Thrill Ride to Debut at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2017 –
JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis


JACKSON, N.J. ─ September 1, 2016 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announces the addition of JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis to its world-class lineup of thrill rides in 2017. This multi-sensory, interactive dark ride received global recognition as the Best New Product by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, was named one of the Top Ten Amusement Park Attractions of the Year by USA Today readers and named Best New Attraction by Theme Park Insider.

“This ride is a game-changer and without question one of the most innovative, interactive and exciting attractions we have ever undertaken,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President Neal Thurman. “The world-class game play and cutting-edge technology will have guests fully engaged in non-stop action.”

In a high-stakes clash between good and evil, guests will become members of the Justice League Reserve team and engage in a full-sensory journey to save the city of Metropolis as they battle alongside Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Supergirl and Cyborg against Super Villains Lex Luthor and The Joker.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis features:
- 4D ride experience with wind, fire, mist and fog effects, plus life-like animatronic characters;
- Sleek, six-passenger, motion-platform cars that twist, tilt and spin while going through hairpin, 360-degree turns, all synched to the action on the screens;
- Intense virtual loop and barrel roll, giving riders the head-over-heels feeling;
- High definition, 3D animation that fully immerses riders into the city of Metropolis; and
- State-of-the-art, real-time gaming elements including 600 virtual and tangible targets.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis is expected to debut in the late spring of 2017. For more information about next season at Six Flags Great Adventure, visit https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/newfor2017

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:36 am

Wow!!! Looks like three parks are getting Justice League rides this year. SFGAdv, SFOG and SFMM.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:55 am

Definitely seems as if Six Flags is playing it very safe this year, sticking with established and tested properties and installations. I don't think this is a bad thing at all, and I'm quite looking forward to finally getting a chance to ride Justice League with my family in the 2017 season!
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