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Hey everyone, long time lurker here.

 

I had an interesting experience today at the park. My sister and I arrived at 6:00pm and every ride was a walk-on. Because of this, we went on Superman, which I usually skip. Our train was full of middle school aged kids and after one lap, they started chanting "One More Time!" over and over as the train pulled into the station. My sister and I didn't partake since we knew their chanting wasn't going to do anything since every seat aisle was full. But the attendants checked out restraints again and let us go another lap even though there were a lot of people waiting in the line. I mean it was pretty great for us but I've never seen that happen at any park lol.

 

Just thought it would be fun to share.

 

Aww man, you guys got lucky. Whenever I get the last train of the night on Kingda Ka (which actually happens a lot lol ) I always start a "one more ride!" chant but the ops never do it . And to think I was deciding whether or not it was worth it to go that to Gadv that day

 

Lol yeah we like to let people go again randomly during the day sometimes. At Kingda Ka, we play a game called lucky train where if every rider on a train is screaming in excitement after we ask them how was their ride, they get to go again. But at the end of the night, it's actually very hard to let the last train on Ka go again. Basically the two trains in front of the last one have been dispatched empty to allow the last train to park in the station and unload. But in order for us to launch the empty trains over the tower, we need to utilize a launch boost feature or else the trains will roll back. But maintenance is the only personnel in the park allowed to access this feature so unless a maintenance member is already up in the operator booth (which is rare haha) we aren't able to send that last train twice. For the other rides, if you have a cool supervisor working, they'll let you go twice. haha

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Last year while waiting for Toro (next to board) it was announced the the train we would've gotten on was the "lucky train" and if they screamed loud enough they would let them go again. And they did those lucky bastards.

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One of my favorite times at parks is that last-trains-of the-night-vibe that can happen. I've felt it while riding Toro and Nitro before park closing, and of course Millennium on our night rides when we were there earlier this year. Everyone is hyped up - the ops are hustling to get everyone out of there, and the guests are just like 'BEST EVER CAN WE JUST KEEP RIDING THIS FOREVER AND EVER PLEASE HELL YES DON'T STOP'. It's bittersweet but I love that.

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Now that I don't live down the street anymore I don't really stay until closing much, but I remember getting a really cool supervisor who decided to let us, the last train on El Toro, ride twice. It was really fun being part of that crowd.

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The Facebook says 7 CDT, however the corporate Twitter account said "Early, Super Early," and Park Journey said it was at 2 PST. I'm going to guestimate that it will be sometime between 4 and 8. Waking up at 3:30 just to make sure

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^^^I still remember fondly getting the last train of the night on Millennium Force once! It was definitely an awesome experience, and everybody was SO hyped up! As I recall, we had to get off at the first brake run, and not the unload station, which was something different!

 

Regarding the announcement tomorrow, is there a place to watch the announcement? Or is it just released to all their sites in video format simultaneously?

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So that's 5 A.M. EST right? That means 11 A.M Europe time, and I have to work then. Cruel world.

My friend is in the UK on vacation and he said it would be 10 A.M. there. Different time zone?

Yeah England has the 0 time zone and the majority of Europe the +1. So that's correct.

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My alarm goes off at 5:45 so once i wake up im going to be checking six flags website to see what all the new attractions are. I have to say, this seems like a weird year since we have no clue what we are actually getting! Im expecting a free spin but if i wake up and see something launched you know im going to be extra excited.

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Clearly its going to be Yolo-Mayham. Premier and S&S have been working together to combine Freespin technology and Yolo-tophat-loop technology. Its also a dark ride with shootable targets and 4 splashdowns.

 

I am certainly excited for tomorrow. We really have very little indication.

Don't forget that it will have Shockwave's trains

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I'm sure some people are, I'd say I'm closer to disappointed. But that's only because of my own selfish reasons and I understand why the park is getting a free spin, if that's in fact what it is. It is what it is and I'm sure a freespin will be a success @ GAdv.

 

I know I'm being dramatic, but not knowing this year is making this feel a little like Xmas eve. All we do know is that its a coaster (if the Jersey Township board member peoples are to be believed, and I'd say they have no reason to collectively lie) but at this point it could be anything. I'm geeking a little. We're getting a new coaster (hopefully)!!!

 

but we know they wont start construction until March anyway.

 

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I'm sure some people are, I'd say I'm closer to disappointed. But that's only because of my own selfish reasons and I understand why the park is getting a free spin, if that's in fact what it is. It is what it is and I'm sure a freespin will be a success @ GAdv.

 

I know I'm being dramatic, but not knowing this year is making this feel a little like Xmas eve. All we do know is that its a coaster (if the Jersey Township board member peoples are to be believed, and I'd say they have no reason to collectively lie) but at this point it could be anything. I'm geeking a little. We're getting a new coaster (hopefully)!!!

 

This one is going to be much bigger than the one at SFFT with higher capacity. It would almost be like having X2.

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