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Anyone know if it will shake like it does on Lex Luthor due to Superman? I bet Kingda Ka doesn't have a similar sway structure base (maybe it does) so it won't sway, but maybe it will still shake from the vibrations of Kingda Ka? Or are the drop cars too far away to feel anything? This would be a cool bonus if it's there.

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How about the view of the park that this ride will now provide? I can already imagine climbing up at dusk, all of the park lights on as the sun gently sets on the horizon in the distance. It will truly be one-of-a-kind. This was why I was really hoping for the ride to be on the front of the tower; all of this would be missing if it were facing any other direction.

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Personally I have no problem with the departure of Rolling Thunder as long as they use the space to put a decent flat or coaster in it's place. I don't want to see that space end up like the Chiller's with nothing replacing it. The drop tower looks like a great flat but if that's the only reason they took out Rolling Thunder then I'll be disappointed in that decision because despite me not liking the ride, it was the most popular family ride in the park. But I understand costs of maintaining it became pretty high.

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Great Adventure, beating out height records by like 20 feet ish since 2005.

 

This post didn't get the attention it deserved. It made me laugh out loud at work.

 

All kidding aside though, this thing looks outstanding. I rode Lex Luthor earlier this year and was very impressed, I'm sure this will be even better.

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I love Great Adventure and this ride just looks amazing. Sad about Rolling Thunder, but lets be honest that ride was terrible. Think about it they could put in a great dueling/racing GCI. That would be the perfect replacement for the park and families.

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I was really hoping CP would do something similar to TTD.

They still could, at some point!

 

I doubt they ever would - there's no record to be broken!

 

If they could build to the tippy-top, 420 (or even 416) is bigger than 415 for this new one. However, I'd have to say that unless it is built on the back, that would get too close to the track. And if it was built on the back, TTD would have to be dismantled a lot more than KK would for the front (I would imagine), especially if it was built on the tower's "spine" (they would have to fork the spine up vertical where it bends back towards the tower, and then strengthen the spine.)

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Well I must say is am impressed with the drop tower, but on the other hand rolling thunder makes me sad. I mean yeah it wasn't the best wooden coaster but it holds value. People share so many memories of the ride from its heyday, as a first coaster for the racing factor, the year it went backwards and how the park grew around it. Gadv doesn't have many rides like this left it wasn't the best but for anyone who really knows gadv this ride is special and I'm sure gonna miss it.

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This looks awesome and terrifying, and I'm so glad that next year I'm finally returning to the park. As for Rolling Thunder, I'm delighted to see it go. The only coaster that I've ever absolutely hated. I've always fantasized about an Intamin similar to Maverick going in that area, but anything that replaces that pile of wood would be a massive improvement. Overall, great job Six Flags!

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As anybody who's ridden LL:DOD can tell you, the ascent is actually much scarier than the descent. I finally got to ride it when Superman launched and it really does add a whole other element to the ride. I kept waiting for it to stop shaking and before I could think we were already dropping. And all of the people riding on the same side as me were talking about the shaking more than the drop. I can imagine that the shaking will be even more on this drop tower.

 

I still say LL:DOD should add rotating cars that make you drop head first.

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I really like the idea of these retrofitted towers. Seems Intamin resurrecting their "track" style drop patterns from the older towers and updating them was a great idea. I guess Six Flags is confident the Intamin cable from Ka won't come flying up from below to further thrill ascending riders.

 

Should be a great view up there, too. I know looking toward that direction is nicer than looking off the back side of KK. It should offer even better views than Lex Luther if timed right. I'd love to drop alongside a coaster train. I wonder if the entrance will be in the Golden Kingdom or back toward Bizarro?

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Zumanjaro looks awesome! While I'm not sure the view will be as interesting as that of LL:DoD, I do think it will be super neat to watch Kingda Ka trains coming and going.

 

As someone who hasn't been to Great Adventure since 2007, has Rolling Thunder really gotten that bad? I'm shocked to hear that the park is removing it. I remember the ride being a lot of fun--not overly rough and full of pops of airtime. (Maybe my memory is failing me, though. haha)

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Hmmm Now they will have room to build a RMC Coaster!

 

That said this looks awesome! Honestly a bit nervous to ride that thing.

 

 

In a way, they already have a RMC coaster - Rocky Mountain did construction work (although not design) on El Toro.

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