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I hate that we're getting so much updates from other coasters and rides at parks, yet we've got like no construction photos of Zumanjaro! Ok, maybe like one, but seriously, wish there were more.

 

I agree but that's probably because there's nothing to look at. They're reinforcing Kingda Ka's structure and they have parts being fabricated but it doesn't look like there's anything going on that's going to visually impressive (at least not yet). My biggest hope is that this new path and former Rolling Thunder area doesn't look like complete crap. I could so see the station and queue still in place with a bench and some garbage cans in front of it.

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I hate that we're getting so much updates from other coasters and rides at parks, yet we've got like no construction photos of Zumanjaro! Ok, maybe like one, but seriously, wish there were more.

 

I agree but that's probably because there's nothing to look at. They're reinforcing Kingda Ka's structure and they have parts being fabricated but it doesn't look like there's anything going on that's going to visually impressive (at least not yet). My biggest hope is that this new path and former Rolling Thunder area doesn't look like complete crap. I could so see the station and queue still in place with a bench and some garbage cans in front of it.

I think that if Six Flags does it right, the new path could be really awesome. And I think we're underestimating them a bit. It wouldn't surprise me if they plan on expanding in the area where rolling thunder used to be. They could easily use the path to create a new area, then expand that, and then use that path to lead to a new coaster that they could build back there. Rolling Thunder took up so much space, and it would be a great use of the land.

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As awesome as drop rides are, it's only a matter of time until a member of the oh-so-incredible Great Adventure clientele throws some object at an oncoming Ka train and everything gets shut down.

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As awesome as drop rides are, it's only a matter of time until a member of the oh-so-incredible Great Adventure clientele throws some object at an oncoming Ka train and everything gets shut down.

I think we'd see some serious roof covers over the paths and a canopy over the top of the drop track before they'd close Zoomanjaro or Ka.

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As awesome as drop rides are, it's only a matter of time until a member of the oh-so-incredible Great Adventure clientele throws some object at an oncoming Ka train and everything gets shut down.

 

I'm pretty sure there's going to be a lot more space between the drop tower car and the coaster track than you're picturing. I doubt you'll be able to even see the track on either side as you're going up. You'd need a heck of an arm to have a chance of hitting it (but wait, how much forward velocity could you possibly get when strapped into a chair with no room behind you for the "wind-up"?) and even then, there's lots of opportunity for crazy people to throw stuff at any coaster train that's near the path. This kind of stuff does get taken into consideration before multimillion dollar projects are started.

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Guests at Great Adventure have so many places where they could throw things at trains. The exit to Dark Knight runs parallel to a section of track. If someone wanted to they could easily throw something when a train was passing. Superman: Ultimate Flight's queue runs entirely underneath the ride and the first drop comes very close to the path. It's not really easy, but someone could do it. The entrance to Bizarro in the center of the cobra roll is pretty much begging for someone to throw something at it. And out of all of the rides that are easy to throw stuff on, the one time it occurs is when someone throws change while on El Toro.

 

The way I look at it, anyone who knows anything about rides and safety isn't going to throw anything because we aren't stupid. The people that don't know about ride safety would be too scared to throw something at a ride because they don't know what might happen. Movies like Final Destination 3 lead people to believe that a video camera could derail a speeding, multi-ton train. The amount of people who believe this stuff is incredible, which is why it doesn't happen. I'd be willing to bet that people who would throw something are turned off by the idea of something breaking and people getting hurt or killed, but most likely people getting hurt. As specific as my idea was, even the "coolest" kids don't want to hurt someone.

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^That post seems a bit too optimistic, considering that an occurrence like that in Orlando handicapped someone for the rest of their life and caused a popular coaster to run differently than it had been for the past ten years.

What? What happened? Which coaster is that?

Dragon Challenge. They no longer duel thanks to idiots that leave loose stuff in pockets.

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^That post seems a bit too optimistic, considering that an occurrence like that in Orlando handicapped someone for the rest of their life and caused a popular coaster to run differently than it had been for the past ten years.

 

What you're talking about is accidental, a far cry from somebody intentionally lobbing something at an oncoming coaster train, for no reason other than to hurt a stranger. You'd have to be borderline psychotic to do that. I mean, we trust people to drive next to sidewalks without intentionally swerving to hit pedestrians, just because.

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^That post seems a bit too optimistic, considering that an occurrence like that in Orlando handicapped someone for the rest of their life and caused a popular coaster to run differently than it had been for the past ten years.

 

What you're talking about is accidental, a far cry from somebody intentionally lobbing something at an oncoming coaster train, for no reason other than to hurt a stranger. You'd have to be borderline psychotic to do that. I mean, we trust people to drive next to sidewalks without intentionally swerving to hit pedestrians, just because.

 

I'm pretty sure it wasn't proven either way and the dueling stopped as precaution anybody being at risk, but back to SFGrAdv Zumanjaro looks good.

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If you really want to kill someone on a coaster, just put a cable above the track. If the coaster has no headrest, it can turn into an automatic head chopper ( I mean real head chopper)

 

If someone wants to do stupid things to a coaster, nothing can stop them at all! No matter walls, nets or even it's an enclosed coaster. Rides are designed to have maximum safety unless it's Chinese knock-offs. But in some occasion, anything could happen. It's also the main reason I think Smiler shouldn't run like that.

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