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Today was Media Day for Six Flags Great Adventure's Green Lantern. Although is has been raining in the area on and off for 72 hours, the sun came out this morning.

 

About 200 media guests listened to Kristin Siebeneicher (Park's PR Manager) and John Fitzgerald (Park President) open up the coaster with the help of The Green Lantern. Luckily The Green Lantern is a corps of people, so no one complained that this was that the real Green Lantern.

 

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. On to the pictures.

 

FYI - If you're having trouble loading all the pics, try this link: http://www.themeparkreview.com/parks/photo.php?pageid=35&linkid=10389

 

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Free swag consisted of movie posters and this Special Edition Comic Book.

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First Page of the fact sheet for all of media types, if anyone really wants to see the second page let me know.

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and most importantly: The Green Lantern Oath

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Here is the man we are here to see.

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After the media ate free food

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we recited the Green Lantern Oath, smoke and streamers appeared and people ran to the coasters.

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I didn't run, that would make my pictures even blurrier.

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I walked to take pictures

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of all the storyboards

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in the queue

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So that you won't have

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to use Google

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to learn the origin of

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this guy

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before riding

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the coaster.

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We start with the necessary lift hill. Necessary unless you are a launched coaster or a Boomerang, or Thunderbolt at Kennywood or .... you get the idea.

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I tweaked my back getting this exclusive shot of the lift hill.

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After the train comes down the first hill

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it heads into the controversial yellow loop de loop.

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at the top of the loop de loop you can only pray that Green Lantern can help you survive.

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Phew!!! Everyone survived the dreaded yellow loop de loop. Thank you Hal Jordan!

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The very stressful transition from yellow to green track.

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Here's the Dive Loop

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from another angle

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the less controversial loop de loop

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After the fifth train of the day, there was no line except for the first row during Media Day.

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Zooming past Hal Jordan's plane.

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See, it's really his plane.

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a view from the coaster entrance

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a view from the restricted Media Day entrance

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I thought it odd that the Media Day wrist bands were yellow, but who cares.

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Technical glitch: the speakers in the station did not work.

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Green Lantern souvenirs

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Nose Cone

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I like the way the corkscrew looks from this angle.

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There were 6 ride ops checking restraints but train were still stacking whenever there were more than eight riders. No one listens to instructions.

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Go ride!

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On a completely unrelated note

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I had to buy a new car last month.

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One more photo since someone mentioned last week that they are happy it's not a parking lot coaster, this is what it looks like under the lift hill. But who cares, still my second favorite stand-up after Riddler's Revenge.

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A group of friends and I are planning to go to the park sometime early next week (mon.-wed.). Has the park been crowded lately with all of the class field trips? It's also been raining here basically all week and it's supposed to continue into next week with scattered thunderstorms. I'm obviously going to keep checking the forecast since I know the long range predictions aren't that accurate. But will GAdv close down the entire park early i there's inclement weather? I know SFNE does that

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TPR's Green Lantern Media Day Coverage

 

Hey everyone, just posted my coverage from today's media day. Have a look!

 

As a side note, John Fitzgerald graciously granted me a quick interview. Since he was probably sick of talking about Green Lantern I queried him about Safari Discoveries and Temple of the Tiger. To paraphrase his answers:

 

Temple of the Tiger was still bringing in the crowds, but two factors lead to the transformation of the area.

Since the park could have only two shows per day, John felt the land could be better utilized on a continual basis.

 

I asked him if the accident at Sea World also influenced his decision. He was very frank and said certainly. No matter how well trained a tiger is, a tiger is still a dangerous animal that never loses its instincts. To him it was not a matter of "if" a tiger would attack a trainer, it was a matter of "when", and he didn't want a video of an animal attack at his park to end up on YouTube. He sounded very concered about the welfare of both his trainers and the animals. All the tigers are doing well in the safari and he feels it is better than having them in the park.

 

To date attendance at Safari Discoveries is 20% higher than anticipated or has 20% more through put than the Tiger show. Sorry, I recorded underneath Green Lantern and lost audio when the train roared by.

 

Lastly, I asked about the baby bear cubs (Scarlet and Spot) in the new area. John stated that the cubs had to be rescued this winter. Since snowfall was so heavy this winter, the den where the mother hibernated starting flooding up with water. Vet staff were very concerned the cubs would drown if not relocated. A tough decision had to be made to move the cubs.

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^When I spoke with John Fitzgerald (Park President) after riding I told him they did a great thing replacing GASM with my second favorite stand-up coaster.

 

For any season pass holders if you want to ride this season without massive lines, get there during season passholder previews. It doesn't matter how good the coaster is, and I know stand-ups have their haters, at SFGAdv. Slow dispatches, fueled by guests not listening, and the fact that patrons at SFGAdv wait for any new coaster will result in 90 minute lines all summer.

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For any season pass holders if you want to ride this season without massive lines, get there during season passholder previews. It doesn't matter how good the coaster is, and I know stand-ups have their haters, at SFGAdv. Slow dispatches, fueled by guests not listening, and the fact that patrons at SFGAdv wait for any new coaster will result in 90 minute lines all summer.

I just hope the fact that my SF season pass is for SFA doesn't matter. I would think a season pass is a season pass, but you never know with those wacky SF people.

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Could you tell which train was the Riddler's Revenge Train? Or did they do a good job blending them altogether?

 

Hell no, I couldn't tell. I'm not good with details. The two on the track looked the same to me. I didn't realize further investigative work was necessary on my side.

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Looks like SFGADv got the better replacement for their Arrow looper than SFGAm.

Agreed. I couldn't imagine why anyone wouldn't prefer having a quality B&M stand up, which was made more in the "old school" B&M days.

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This may just my stupidity but wasn't one of the corkscrews yellow? In all the photos they appeared green?

 

Note: I know that GL has two corkscrews but I'm pretty sure i saw pictures/POV of both.

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Looks like a really fun coaster. I've heard it's the smoothest of the Stand-Up coasters (Next to Riddler's), but I haven't ridden any Stand-Ups, however, so I can't compare it to anything.

 

Not to mention, based on how the coaster's station is layed out (Isn't it the same as GASM's station?), I wasn't actually expecting that much theming on the ride. The theming is looking awesome! I was definately impressed with all of the Comic Storyboards in the path to the station. The Yellow Loop was a nice touch, as well as Hal Jordan's plane.

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^Actually... Green Lantern's loop was indeed painted green for a while. One of the corkscrews would have been yellow, and not the loop, but then they changed it for some odd reason and made the biggest inversion the yellow one. Compare for yourself:

 

 

 

Dominator's loop, on the other hand, has always been yellow.

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^Actually... Green Lantern's loop was indeed painted green for a while. One of the corkscrews would have been yellow, and not the loop, but then they changed it for some odd reason and made the biggest inversion the yellow one.

 

Interesting. Does anyone know why they changed it, or if they plan to use the yellow loop for some sort of theming-related purpose?

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