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2013/2014 - Giga Drop - Rumor - (2/27/12) Rumor has it that Six Flags Great Adventure has a new world record ride plan in the works that may shock you. If they go ahead with it, look for it to come in either 2013 or 2014, and will involve somehow mounting a Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom style ride system to the 456 foot tall Kingda Ka tower structure. Looks like poor SFMM wont have the drop tower record for very long.

 

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Really interesting idea, it'd be super cool to see how they'd do this.

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^I have to agree. Sadly, I still haven't ridden Kingda Ka (it was closed when I visited), but I've always thought it was an extremely sexy-looking coaster.

 

I won't know until I see it, but I don't think Lex Luthor will be too much of an eyesore on Superman, but on Kingda Ka? I think it'd ruin KK's sexyness. I could totally see Six Flags doing this, though, especially if Lex Luthor is a huge success.

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I am also ambivalent about this idea. Unlike LL:DOD or Giant Drop, I don't see how a drop ride could be grafted onto Kingda Ka's support tower without some serious retooling, at which point it'd probably just be easier to make the drop ride a standalone structure.

 

That being said, has there been any new news regarding KK's broken-down-ness? Have there been any attempts made to fix it in the off-season or is it just sitting there all busted up?

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I really don't think that idea will work... It would take some work to attach it to KK and there is a building at the base of the tower. Not to mention how far away the tower is from the park.

 

Well at least its queue won't need any switchbacks then!

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I actually think a drop tower on the inside of KK's tower (not inside the structure, but on the side inside the layout) could be really awesome. I don't think it would look that bad, and it would really help that area of the park by having another major attraction. They could very easily run a path to and from the area around KKs entrance, it's not that far. After walking all under KK during the NorthEast trip I can easily see how they would do this.

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When I worked at GADV the state made the park close off all of the Q and make it a danger zone after the ride closed for a few months opening year. So there is no way to get back there and it is really far from any midway.

 

Also Kingda Ka is fixed and should be open on opening day. It was testing after the park closed for the season in early November.

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I actually think a drop tower on the inside of KK's tower (not inside the structure, but on the side inside the layout) could be really awesome. I don't think it would look that bad, and it would really help that area of the park by having another major attraction. They could very easily run a path to and from the area around KKs entrance, it's not that far. After walking all under KK during the NorthEast trip I can easily see how they would do this.

 

Unless KK shredded another launch cable and rained steel down on people.

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The only place on that tower they could safely install a drop tower would be on one of the back sides of the support triangle, as far as falling objects go (on the front side, you'd be directly underneath the track - a place they don't let you walk for Dragster or for Kingda Ka, and for good reason. But because of the slanting of the higher supports on the tower, the only place they could feasibly install a drop tower would be on that front side, underneath the track. So basically, there's no way, unless the tower is only going to go to where the supports on the backside begin slanting, in which case it won't be taking the record from SFMM.

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I could see them turning Parachute Tower into a drop tower (like a leisburg park atmosfear treatment) before attaching a drop tower to KK. Also got to think about just how far one would have to walk to get to the ride if it were attached to KK's tower. However you never know! If they do it! I am all for it, it would be awesome nonetheless.

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If they really add this drop ride to Kingda Ka's tower structure, all I can say is that's going to be a LONG walk. I agree with others here that there needs to be another major attraction over that way to bring people over (especially those that may not be ready to ride KK).

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