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I do have a season pass, but it's with Great Adventure as my home park. Does that matter?

 

The other factor for me to consider is if that preview will make the park crowded in general. I want lots of rides on Superman and Cyclone! Joker could be a nice bonus but is hardly the reason I'm going.

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Seems like it didn't engage the second lift, went back through the loop and valleyed between the roll and loop. Seems like the brakes should have stopped it from going through the loop if it missed the lift. This thing must have some serious issues.

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So why is Flashback having so many problems, but other Boomerangs (as far as I know at least) have pretty good records? Is it Six Flags' fault for not being up to maintenance? Is the coaster just old? Or is it something else?

Probably a combination. It is 30+ years old and is the oldest boomerang in operation.

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I like Flashback, I experience absolutely no headbanging on it and it's turned into a ride we ride on almost every visit since it's usually a walk-on. I wouldn't wait for it but it's a nice break from the lines.

 

No headbanging? You, sir, are a god. Back row, OWWWWW

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Flashback is definitely one of the better old restrain style boomerangs out there. Zoomerang next door at LC is good too. At this point it's removal wouldn't be a surprise but I'm still thinking that they're gonna get it open for the summer. They might evaluate its condition and see if it's worth saving by the end of the season.

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Flashback is definitely one of the better old restrain style boomerangs out there. Zoomerang next door at LC is good too. At this point it's removal wouldn't be a surprise but I'm still thinking that they're gonna get it open for the summer. They might evaluate its condition and see if it's worth saving by the end of the season.

 

Quick rant about Zoomerang-

 

both times I rode it, I asked the ops to make my restraint tighter, as it didn't go down a lot. It never happened, and since it was so loose, I was terrified out of my skin for the whole ride. Good forces on the loop, though.

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Just a thought I had reading the Great Adventure thread and reading a few HITP TRs, could Intamin provide a set of wheels for Superman that allow it to run in the cold like B&M does for Nitro? Obviously this wouldn't happen this year but maybe in the future even tho the DC area is easy to cut off. Reading some GRadv TRs Nitro in the freezing cold sounds ridiculously awesome and if SFNE adopted GAdvs amazing weather policy I could see it happen.

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Very few of us (and possibly none of us) really know the specifics of this but I've ridden Superman when it was in the high 30's and the ride was flying. I would guess that if they wanted to run Superman in the cold they would be able to do that but I really don't see it happening.

 

It seems very likely that they'll end up adding rides like Pandemonium, Wicked Cyclone and Sky Screamer but if you open Superman then you're basically opening the entire park and having to staff the park as if it's a spring or fall day. You'd also have to pay to decorate every single midway in the dry park.

 

COULD it be done? Probably, but they would be taking on an incredible amount of overhead so attendance at the event would have to be consistently at the same level as regular season operating days (aside from the water park) in order for them to make a profit.

 

if SFNE adopted GAdvs amazing weather policy I could see it happen.

 

I have no doubt that they will. Aside from Goliath I've never seen SFNE close a coaster for temperature and I've been there on days when most parks would have been closing rides.

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