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  1. It's weird seeing a thread for this park. I live about 25 minutes away and used to go there all the time. Still go every once in a while, but now that I can commute to Great Adventure I tend to not go to Adventureland.
  2. From Screamscape: Six Flags put out an interesting survey for SFGAdv guests asking them to vote for the best sounding name for an “Africa themed, intense thrill ride”. They were to choose from “Kimanjo, Zumanjaro, Kimondo, Kushuku, or Shango”. This alone seems to lock in the location that the park’s next major ride will go in somewhere on the new Safari end of the park, no matter if this is the rumored freefall ride or something else entirely. As for the names… while Six Flags failed to explain what any of them meant in the survey, running the names through Google and Google Translate has yielded some interesting and even amusing results. Kimanjo is the name of a location in Kenya. Zumanjaro comes up with no results at all and appears to be simply made up, as if they tried to put “Zu” in font of Kilamanjaro. Sorry… as the old Disney ads used to put it, Nahtazu! Kimondo is another province within Kenya, but also translated from Swahili as the word for a Meteor or Shooting Star in the sky. Kushuku translates from Swahili as “Skepticism” And finally, Shango translates from Swahili as “Chlamydia”. Ummm… yeah… they went there. Sorry… while Six Flags may end up starting a new Meme with that one, I don’t think we’ll be riding Chlamydia: The Ride anytime soon.My vote is for Kimondo… as a shooting star is a perfect theme for a massive freefall tower I think. I think that the safari area would be a cool place for a new attraction, but do they really have room? The best thing I can think of for the area is to remove the stadium and put something there. There is room for a decent sized safari themed area that can hold a record breaking drop tower and even a new coaster in the future that can go out away from the park over the water.
  3. A drop tower on Kingda Ka is not a good idea. I'm sure it would be fun but there are much more convenient additions that wouldn't require people walk all the way out there.
  4. I got so lucky when I went last summer. El Toro was literally a walk on all day. And about half of the rows were empty. Rode 8x.
  5. While the giant corkscrew looks incredible, scary, and unique, I was looking forward to riding Hades as a "regular" wooden coaster. It looked really fun. I think a giant corkscrew like this is going to scare off the riders who don't like inversions, while I don't think it's really going to gain anyone new. Anyone at Mount Olympus that is looking for thrilling coasters would be riding Hades anyway. Just my two cents. I still think it looks awesome.
  6. You could surround the tunnel with a small elevated parking lot.
  7. Nitro at Great Adventure. El Toro may be my favorite, but Nitro is incredibly smooth and more "graceful".
  8. Green Lantern at Great Adventure is pretty bad, unless you like looking at parking lots full of cars. Although, if you look into the distance you see a nice forest.
  9. SFGAdv: El Toro's first drop El Toro's Rolling Thunder crossover airtime hill Kingda Ka launch Nitro's Hammerhead IOA: Incredible Hulk start to finish Dueling Dragons Fire Immelmann helix thing before the loop Carowinds: Afterburn loop-immelmann-zero g-batwing-airtime There are many more, just don't have the time to remember them all, haha.
  10. Cool, thanks. One train operation should be annoying, but hopefully there are coasters running two trains.
  11. Who decided it would be a good idea to have Coast Rider and Ghost Rider in the same park?
  12. Six Flags Great Adventure on Monday. Hopefully it's not too crowded.
  13. I would love a B&M Wing Coaster over in Movie Town. Wing Coasters just look so interesting and they have a lot of possibilities over there for a good one, hopefully.
  14. Yeah, I'm expecting a B&M Wing Coaster as well. I was really just bored and messing around. I don't really see how they wouldn't be able to expand though, you could always just go under the track to get to the new area.
  15. El Toro has a 48" requirement, so that gets my vote. In all seriousness, probably Expedition Everest.
  16. I was just messing around and thought I found a pretty good location for an Intamin Giga. Layout could be changed, just tried to use most of the space. Thoughts?
  17. The park is only open until April 1st and then they close again until May.
  18. You are looking at that backwards, you enter from the immelmann and exit through the twist.
  19. I miss when Dueling Dragon's, I mean Dragon Challenge, actually dueled. I liked Great American Scream Machine and Batman and Robin: The Chiller. Never got to ride The Chiller, but it looked really interesting and fun. GASM was a rough son of a b*tch, but I liked it.
  20. You can still have fun in RCT3 though. It doesn't always take long either. My post was a joke because I made the sign for him
  21. Hello, I thought I would post some pictures of my progress on my recreation of Manta at SeaWorld Orlando for the second round of ZeroG's competition. These pictures are not exactly current, but I don't want to post pictures until I have enough done to show completed buildings and such (I like to move from building to building sporadically so I don't get too bored with one thing and wind up rushing it). If I'm going to be honest, I doubt I am going to make the deadline for this contest. It was just a bad time for me with a lot of school projects to work on. Enough rambling, let's move on to the pictures. Here is the view from behind the coaster. I really like this picture, but I wish I had more sky and less grass Pretzel Loop with some minor scenery in front. I like this shot too, but I wish the background had more to it. The iconic swoop over the water, complete with a splash. And we'll end this update with a current overview. Thanks for viewing, please comment!
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