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^Actually, even after riding quite a few 48" rides this summer, her favorite coaster remains Phoenix. Not that I can really fault that! Plus being 45lbs and tiny means she gets airtime out the wazoo on every hill thanks to those Buzz Bars! She did say El Toro comes in at number three.

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^Actually, even after riding quite a few 48" rides this summer, her favorite coaster remains Phoenix. Not that I can really fault that! Plus being 45lbs and tiny means she gets airtime out the wazoo on every hill thanks to those Buzz Bars! She did say El Toro comes in at number three.

 

What's #2? MF? Goliath?

 

I really wish that more old woodies had buzz bars. Why not? Phoenix is safe. Despite running in the most "unsafe" way imaginable, it is still an essentially perfectly safe ride. I get angry when I see CP's Blue Streak...

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I'm going off topic here, but I want your insights on this picture I found on the forums of a different theme park site.

 

I've been hearing rumors the park removed Rolling Thunder to free up some space for a park expansion. With the drive thru safari entrance closed and the baboons being relocated into the park, it frees up plenty of room behind Kingda Ka. Here's my take on what the park could do with this.

- New Safari themed area at the base of Zumanjaro. It'll include 1-2 major new roller coasters (probably a RMC), new set of kiddie rides, concessions, games, animal exhibits, etc. A new Safari station would also be located here. A new midway would be constructed from the entrance of Kingda Ka to this new area.

- A secondary path would also be built to connect the new themed area with El Toro and Bizarro. The floorless coaster is located at the back corner of the park. Connecting Zumanjaro with Bizarro will bring the crowds back to the floorless coaster and help with the crowd flow.

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I am not 100% sure on this, but there is a rumor that some red colored supports have been found near kingda ka. Can anyone confirm this?

I've heard that too. Can't confirm it but I've heard that rumor. Don't know much about it though.

Source?

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I'm going off topic here, but I want your insights on this picture I found on the forums of a different theme park site.

 

SFGAdv has plenty of areas already existing within the park (Old Country, for example) that need to be rehabbed before they even think about expanding any further. Besides, the park is already so expensive as it is. I think that any rumors about future part expansion like this evolve strictly out of wishful thinking.

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I am not 100% sure on this, but there is a rumor that some red colored supports have been found near kingda ka. Can anyone confirm this?

I've heard that too. Can't confirm it but I've heard that rumor. Don't know much about it though.

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I'm not even sure it's true. My brother saw something on social media about a possible sighting of red supports somewhere back there behind Ka

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So here I am on the west coast, all excited about my first trip to the park on Wednesday — and I read there's a 100% chance of rain/thunderstorms for Wednesday, not letting up until maybe later in the evening. My. Luck.

 

We have hotel and rental car reservations in Jackson for Tue-Wed, and hotel reservations in NYC (but no rental car) for Thursday through the weekend. I'd hate to let go/eat the reservations and spend extra money on picking another park day, especially if the rain isn't as bad as they say it will be. But I'd also feel like I was wasting money if there's nothing to ride, or the park closes early, should we chance it on Wednesday. And I rarely get over to the east coast.

 

Any NJ folk or park regulars have any advice on whether I should go on Wed or not? A separate rain/SFGAdv forum and other Internet anecdotes say all sorts of different things, but they all pretty much say that thunderstorms usually mean the coasters close and KK closes during any rain (or is too painful in even drizzle). Thanks!

 

If all goes according to plan, this Friday will make my 7th trip to the park this year. Every time I have gone this year I've hawked http://www.wunderground.com/ the week leading up to it and every single time the forecast on there was 99.9% correct. (search for Jackson, NJ, scroll down and it gives you an hourly breakdown of each day of the week). As of right now Wednesday looks like mostly thunderstorms during daytime, with clearing in the evening, and as stated here and elsewhere SFGAdv will run everything in rain (save for KA) unless its thunderstorms. :/

 

Lucky for me Friday looks perfect (!!), so I see a flash pass in my near future.

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Thanks, SharkTums and Strz! I think we'll wait it out a day in the hopes of making Wednesday work.

 

It looks like it's going to clear up by tomorrow mid-late afternoon. Hopefully the place will be dead and the rain will actually be a good thing. The good news is that the park runs all of the coasters in the rain except for Kingda Ka and even if there are storms they have 2 indoor coasters you can ride while you wait for them to pass.

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I'm going off topic here, but I want your insights on this picture I found on the forums of a different theme park site.

 

SFGAdv has plenty of areas already existing within the park (Old Country, for example) that need to be rehabbed before they even think about expanding any further. Besides, the park is already so expensive as it is. I think that any rumors about future part expansion like this evolve strictly out of wishful thinking.

 

Not to mention the problem the township always has with the park removing trees, and they'd have to in order to develop back there. The have a ton of empty space in the Old Country area that wouldn't require much tree removal, if any, and its an area that is screaming for an update/some additions.

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I'm going off topic here, but I want your insights on this picture I found on the forums of a different theme park site.

 

SFGAdv has plenty of areas already existing within the park (Old Country, for example) that need to be rehabbed before they even think about expanding any further. Besides, the park is already so expensive as it is. I think that any rumors about future part expansion like this evolve strictly out of wishful thinking.

 

 

Totally agree. Do something with the existing areas of the park that are closed(old country) or decrepit lake area(great lake grandstand). No way SFGadv expands anymore by ka/zumanjaro anytime soon. They should re-open the path from el toro to the golden kingdom

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After visiting the park yesterday and walking through the lakefront area for the first time in what seems like centuries, I would like too see some attractions installed in that area to manage the crowd flow of the park. I think the parks next coaster should be situated in that direction.

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After visiting the park yesterday and walking through the lakefront area for the first time in what seems like centuries, I would like too see some attractions installed in that area to manage the crowd flow of the park. I think the parks next coaster should be situated in that direction.

I honestly like having that area underdeveloped. It makes for a nice, quiet and shaded respite area from the rest of the park.

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After visiting the park yesterday and walking through the lakefront area for the first time in what seems like centuries, I would like too see some attractions installed in that area to manage the crowd flow of the park. I think the parks next coaster should be situated in that direction.

I honestly like having that area underdeveloped. It makes for a nice, quiet and shaded respite area from the rest of the park.

 

I agree. I tend to use that path to go from Nitro to El Toro just to avoid the crowds.

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I'm going off topic here, but I want your insights on this picture I found on the forums of a different theme park site.

 

SFGAdv has plenty of areas already existing within the park (Old Country, for example) that need to be rehabbed before they even think about expanding any further. Besides, the park is already so expensive as it is. I think that any rumors about future part expansion like this evolve strictly out of wishful thinking.

 

Agreed.....space/land is not an issue- it boils down to added expense and operating cost vs. projected income

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^ Haha, yep, it definitely does.

 

I'm thinking about going tonight after work, I'll take a picture of it if I do.

 

Check out the rumored red supports by KK as well. Probably a hoax but it's been 8 years since a new, adult-sized coaster has been built at the park (rode Chang at KK, too) so I'm starting to get antsy Don't disagree about the park needing other improvements, but as an enthusiast I'm greedy.

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Check out the rumored red supports by KK as well. Probably a hoax but it's been 8 years since a new, adult-sized coaster has been built at the park (rode Chang at KK, too) so I'm starting to get antsy Don't disagree about the park needing other improvements, but as an enthusiast I'm greedy.

 

Yea, I was planning on checking that out, too. Haven't heard anything else about it but the couple posts on here, so I'm betting dollars to donuts that there's nothing, but who knows. I'll give an update tonight.

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If there isn't a new coaster this year, than next year they will most definitely add a new one. It's kind of weird that being Six Flags' 2nd most popular park, they haven't added a true new coaster since 2006. You would think they would build more coasters at a park like this. And of course Magic Mountain has got like 3 or 4 since 2011.

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