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Some masochist part of me actually enjoys Rolling Thunder...some decent airtime on the return run in the back, and so long as you don't ride on the right side (or you brace for that murderous turnaround) it isn't too shabby!

 

Granted, with El Toro towering over it, I do question what I'm doing on it sometimes.

My brother was yelling on the first hill because he thought we came off the track! Rolling thunder has got some very nice airtime. I only rid one side of it I think it was the left side of the station. This has nothing to do with rolling thunder but when i was waiting in line for Nitro i looked at the staircase and saw a lot of peeling pink paint! I really wanted to tell a park official but i did not want to seem like a complete coaster nerd haha

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Great Adventure has a strict “restrict these nuts” philosophy in regards to covid restrictions and protocols. It’s the Wild West and that should be abundantly clear by now. 😂

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Some masochist part of me actually enjoys Rolling Thunder...some decent airtime on the return run in the back, and so long as you don't ride on the right side (or you brace for that murderous turnaround) it isn't too shabby!

 

Granted, with El Toro towering over it, I do question what I'm doing on it sometimes.

 

I really like Rolling Thunder too. If your on a non wheel seat its very smooth, and the left side isn't bad in any seat and doesn't have that horrible turnaround. If you want a rough ride, The Runaway Mine Train is MUCH worse then Rolling Thunder.

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Some masochist part of me actually enjoys Rolling Thunder...some decent airtime on the return run in the back, and so long as you don't ride on the right side (or you brace for that murderous turnaround) it isn't too shabby!

 

Granted, with El Toro towering over it, I do question what I'm doing on it sometimes.

 

I really like Rolling Thunder too. If your on a non wheel seat its very smooth, and the left side isn't bad in any seat and doesn't have that horrible turnaround. If you want a rough ride, The Runaway Mine Train is MUCH worse then Rolling Thunder.

Good thing the runaway mine train had a long wait otherwise i would have rode it. Is green lantern worth my time the next time i go?

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^Yes! People on here are going to tell you that it's rough, but I've never experienced headbanging or even the B&M rattle on it. My left leg always goes numb right after the inclined loop, it's a really forceful ride! Definitely get on it, it's a lot of fun and a really well-laid-out ride.

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If you've never been on a stand up, Green Lanterns a lot of fun. The back rows can be extremely rough, but the middle is OK. The fronts offers a very cool view. Try to ride right after opening or in the late afternoon to avoid the long lines.

 

Edit: Depending on your height you may have a lot of head banging. The inclined loops the worst spot.

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If you've never been on a stand up, Green Lanterns a lot of fun. The back rows can be extremely rough, but the middle is OK. The fronts offers a very cool view. Try to ride right after opening or in the late afternoon to avoid the long lines.

 

Edit: Depending on your height you may have a lot of head banging. The inclined loops the worst spot.

I've been on Mantis at Cedar Point. It wasn't rough but it was very slow! I didn't get any head banging but got a lot of spots on that ride where I fell onto the shoulder harness because it was so slow! I know green lantern does not have the brake on the drop of the ride. Hopefully that makes it go a lot faster!

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^Yes! People on here are going to tell you that it's rough, but I've never experienced headbanging or even the B&M rattle on it.

 

The way some people exaggerate how rough a coaster is, they would probably be able to make a 747 sound like a hot air balloon. B&M rattle is especially rich. For years I thought that meant what happens if your diet consists of nickels dimes and quarters.

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I was fine with it as Batman: Knight Flight and Dominator while it was in Ohio. I think it's the best sitdown looper B&M has after Kumba (and presumably Dragon Khan, though I haven't ridden). Whatever this mysterious rattle is, it's doing a good job of not being there during my rides. I've seen it mentioned for some of their non-inverting lapbar only hypercoasters. I hope those people live in a bubble.

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I am going to go out on a limb here and state I did not like The Green Lantern at all. It was not fun to me. Glad I did not wait more than 30 minutes for it.

Pshhh I'll probably feel the same way when I ride it.

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I was fine with it as Batman: Knight Flight and Dominator while it was in Ohio. I think it's the best sitdown looper B&M has after Kumba (and presumably Dragon Khan, though I haven't ridden). Whatever this mysterious rattle is, it's doing a good job of not being there during my rides. I've seen it mentioned for some of their non-inverting lapbar only hypercoasters. I hope those people live in a bubble.

 

I don't want to take this too far off-topic, just want to reply! Dominator's is most noticeable in the corkscrews, though it was running much better last season. I do, however, agree with you - I think that's it's one of their best and easily their most unique looper designs, and I love it! Diamondback, on the other hand, actually was ruined for me by the rattle...maybe it's particular trains that are worse than others or something, but some of these B&Ms new and old are picking it up! It's not a roughness thing, just a vibration. Intamins do it too pretty often - Fahrenheit is a big offender.

 

On-topic...Green Lantern has no rattle!

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Today was Media Preview Day for Sky Screamer. The ride was open exclusively for the media before being turned over to the Season Pass holders.

 

I took two rides including one with a Reverse POV camera. Enjoy the photos.

 

I'm working on embedding the video so bear with me, if you watch it the video, the ride doesn't start until the 3:15 mark. Otherwise you just see me playing with the seat belt. Yes, a seat belt on a Star Flyer.

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Looks like I'm in the right place.

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I felt inadequate with my photography equipment standing next to this guy.

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Breakfast included banana and peanut butter sandwiches. Why, you may ask?

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After Park President Mark Fitzgerald spoke about the "new" Adventure Alley area, The Rutgers University a cappela group sang "Hound Dog" to start the festivities.

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Communications Director Kristin Siebeneicher rattled off the rides stats and introduced the first riders of the day, Elvis impersonators. That explains the peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

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Elvis' preparing for lift off.

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Rigging for the Reverse POV camera.

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My GoPro camera being installed.

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Everyone I talked to thought Sky Screamer with a great addition.

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Here are the GP waiting for the park opening rope drop. Many rushed to Sky Screamer not realizing it would not open to season pass holders for a few more hours.

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After this "hack" interviewed Kristen I talked to her about the origin of Adventure Alley and the incoming rides. Much of this was the results of the guest surveys where families strongly suggested rides the family could ride together (like a traditional amusement park). In looking at this as a return to Great Adventure's beginings (only one coaster and dozens of family rides) management decided to bring back some of the early park logos on their soon to open Scrambler (Deja Vu).

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You can see the old rainbow logo on the front of the cars and the balloon image on the right side.

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Air Jumbo is almost ready to fly also.

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I took a few photos from the Sky Ride.

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Unfortunately only the lake side was running so cables and towers got in the way of many shots.

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The trees get in the way also, but it's nice to have trees since we need shade and oxygen.

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Dork Shot

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New Looney Tunes topiaries in Adventure Alley

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Future home of Fender Benders. Kristen said the completely new bumpers cars are ready to ship from Italy and it will be a quick build. To open in June.

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Lastly, it was great to see Roger (Security Guard / Host) back enteraining guests with magic tricks. I had not seen him in me two early season visits to the park.

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I'm working on getting the POV posted so bear with me.

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How long was the Skyscreamer's line? I'm going tomorrow night and hope to get a few rides on it.

 

It is only open for season pass holders through the 21st. I would not expect more than a 15 minute wait tomorrow night. When I left the park at 2PM it was practically a walk-on.

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The trees get in the way also, but it's nice to have trees since we need shade and oxygen.

 

I don't know why but this made me (literally) laugh out loud.

 

Great TR, can't wait for the video!

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Good to see the park adding some flat rides. After trying the Windseeker finally, I really want to get on one of these Sky Screamers now. Having just the chain attached to your seats will probably freak me out a lot more than the Windseekers!

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Rode it today (missed you larry ) it was very cool. cheesy "six flags party" music but a fun ride and defiantly my new favorite flat ride. The line was walk on and I got in right away with no trouble. at about 4pm the ride broke down. overall I enjoyed the ride but would not wait more than twenty minutes for it. Final verdict- 7/10

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Good to see the park adding some flat rides. After trying the Windseeker finally, I really want to get on one of these Sky Screamers now. Having just the chain attached to your seats will probably freak me out a lot more than the Windseekers!

 

On my second ride the wind kicked up a little, which you can feel on a Star Flyer. At CP on Windseeker, I didn't feel the wind off the lake moving us notable. But then again I might have been pre-occupied with the cold on Windseeker.

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What are the lines like on Thursdays during May? It doesn't seem like this would be all that popular a day to visit, but there must be some reason they're open. A lot of school trips happening?

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I'm so glad this park (in my opinion) has made a turnaround and that they are adding flats. The park has amazing coasters and with these flats it's alittle more balanced. I already went opening weekend and while some operation on coasters were iffy...everything else was great!

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The Security Guard with the Magic Tricks is one of the hidden gems of the park. Such a great guy. Awesome Coverage of Sky Screamer, I am scared of these things, can't help to think I am going to die... but I will give it a whirl on my next visit.

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So I see they went with 'Elvis in his Final Days' theming judging from the looks of most of them!

 

That's the version of Elvis that most impersonators do--maybe because it doesn't matter how fat you are?

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