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Bro, Jersey legalized pot not crack. Put it down.

I don’t know who needs to hear this but stop doing this: so you can make people stand in this twice as long in the name of social distancing. Just load every seat.

OH. MY. GOD. A SPIRAL MAINTENANCE STAIRCASE!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO WALK DOWN IT!!!!  

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I think the colors are really ugly

I like the two-tone track, but I agree that the colours aren't very nice. I was hoping the rumour of the track being blue panned out, but alas. Either way, still stoked over this addition even if no one else is!

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I think the colors are really ugly and the name sucks...

 

(But the ride will be awesome, please don't hit me.)

 

I actually agree about the colors, but looking around the park, they are pretty unique for GAdv, so that makes them not so bad, IMO... Now if it was CP adding yet another red and yellow coaster...!

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There's a rumor that KK will be receiving Altair trains next season...anyone else heard this? I'm sure if it's true that it would be one of those things they announce sometime in the winter/early spring. To me, that would be just as exciting as the other additions for 2016! It would be a big improvement to the park's signature (non-enthusiast) attraction.

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Anyone else who wants to keep complaining about capacity will be given a one week ban and your posts will be removed. Find another aspect of the ride to complain about instead.

 

I have a complaint about the ride. Why are they giving it to a park where apparently nobody wants it? People complain about how visited their park is and how long it's been between coasters. I Live in Korea where Eagle's Fortress is being replaced by a hotel (apparently) and the only roller-coaster we've had since 2008 is a Vekoma family suspended coaster, we'll happily take it instead.

 

For those complaining about capacity, Everland is 16th in the world for attendance and since T Express can be reservation only on weekends, that only leaves a 1 train operated arrow coaster to soak up the other thrill seekers in the park and we manage just fine.

 

Seriously I feel like the difference between "acceptable wait-times" is so low for some people because there's so much choice to spread out crowds that they expect queues to be suited to their tolerances and so the ride has to be a "people eater"(and that's with fast pass also available which a lot of Asian parks don't have). Shouldn't it be about a new experience over how many people it can take when you look at what you want in your home park? I travel Japan a lot and Korea and I never see people complain, I have a limit of how long I can wait so I don't often go but the water-parks here have wait times of almost an hour for a normal tube slide and 3 hours for newer slides or with bowls or funnels and they are happy just to have something new to try out.

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^^ Eh, it's not really unique. Total Mayhem has the same colours as El Diablo. Guess the park got a discount on red and yellow paint.

 

Yeah, but I was referring to colors on roller coasters!

 

Superman is similar as well, but whatevs... I DO like all this two-tone track popping up! Pretty cool new look for coasters!

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Why are they giving it to a park where apparently nobody wants it

 

Enthusiasts probably make up approximately 0.000001% of the parks attendance. Everyone else (and many enthusiasts) will love it. Plus, I'm sure they saw that the videos of Batman went viral with enthusiasts AND non enthusiasts all across social media and that made putting one in one of their largest markets an obvious decision.

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For those complaining about capacity, Everland is 16th in the world for attendance and since T Express can be reservation only on weekends, that only leaves a 1 train operated arrow coaster to soak up the other thrill seekers in the park and we manage just fine.

 

Seriously I feel like the difference between "acceptable wait-times" is so low for some people because there's so much choice to spread out crowds that they expect queues to be suited to their tolerances and so the ride has to be a "people eater"

Exactly. People are so hung up on a "number" that they have stopped looking at real-life examples, like Superman at Discovery Kingdom, Tempesto at BGW, and Batman at Fiesta Texas. All rides where people bitched up a storm about "capacity" for months before the ride opened, threw around numbers and then what happened? Oh, look, the ride opened and the lines weren't that long and no one was complaining.

 

I'm just sick of it. I'd rather NOT have these people on our forums than have to read garbage because some people think they know better. Thank you Garet for at least having a sensible post!

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In other Lakefront-related news, Harry over at GAHistory provided some more detail on landscaping in the area.

 

By the way, the Great Lake Grandstand site will be naturally landscaped with tiered levels to offer wonderful views of the lake. Even today with the piles of rubble still there, the view of the water from the surrounding areas is already a great improvement.
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In other Lakefront-related news, Harry over at GAHistory provided some more detail on landscaping in the area.

 

By the way, the Great Lake Grandstand site will be naturally landscaped with tiered levels to offer wonderful views of the lake. Even today with the piles of rubble still there, the view of the water from the surrounding areas is already a great improvement.

 

 

Anything to enhance the waterfront, is a WIN in my book!

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^ 750 pph is HARDLY low capacity, guy. Get your head on straight.

 

Also, did you seriously say Flash Pass will halve capacity?

 

You're, like, short-bus special, dude. Wow.

 

Short-bus special, wow

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You are welcome to your own opinion, but so am I. And in my opinion, people who are complaining about this are self-entitled, obnoxious, stupid coaster enthusiasts that I wish weren't part of our community.

 

There's more to it than that though, especially with GADV. This is what the park has done in the past 8 years:

 

Removed:

Removed Chiller

Removed GASM

Removed Rolling Thunder

Closed off entire section of the park past chiller, which put other flats out of commission while they also removed the Intamin 1st Gen Freefall

Some rides that were removed (Chaos) were changed to smoking sections rather than replaced with new rides

Removed the giant Teepee

 

Added:

The Dark Knight - indoor wild mouse

The Green Lantern - relocated standup coaster

Bizzaro - Medusa is repainted and some of the theming is literally turned upside down, sometimes they turn the fire on too

Zumanjaro - Drop tower added to the side of already-built Kingda Ka

Safari RIde - The park changed the already existing safari into one that leaves through controlled vehicle from the park and billed it as a new ride. There was an outpost stop added with an upcharged zipline. They didn't add the monkeys back.

Larson loop bulled as a coaster

S&S 4D coaster that isn't as good as the Intamin version (yes I've ridden both). The capacity and waits for the SFFT version were consistently horrible.

 

That's off the top of my head, sure I've missed something but hopefully not that major. I personally have not bought a SF season pass because I haven't had a reason to go back to GADV (I live in NYC) in the past 3 years and I only go to 1 or 2 other SF parks each summer. My GP friends don't ever feel compelled to go back, usually the saying is "maybe if they add a new big ride, it'll be worth the lines and admission price". When have you last felt compelled to go back to GADV Rob? Do you want to NJ for this ride? Yes there's obviously a lot of investment that was put into the park prior to these past 8 years but really nothing great has been done since Obama's been in office (must be his fault ).

 

I personally get my fair share of credits from travelling for work and then staying a few extra days to go to parks like SFFT, Alton Towers and Thorpe, BGT, etc. And I do one day want to go back and relive Nitro and El Toro and Ka. But to see what's been added to the park recently, or lack thereof, has just been disappointing considering what parks like SFMM and SFGA receive, and everybody here would agree that GADV was once grouped with those parks in terms of SF money allotment. That they have to tear down an entire waterfront theater space for a ride that has a smaller footprint than a Togo heartline twister also confuses me.

 

Here's to hoping for those dueling launched wingriders that reuse Chiller's station, theme to Batman vs. Superman, and dominate that aforementioned closed off area of the park in two years I guess...

 

How many other SF parks have 5 B&Ms, a giant Intamin Accelerator, an El Toro, and now a 4D coaster with nothing but good reviews? I don't know how long you've been a coaster enthusiast, but after a year you should learn that waiting in line is inevitable. There are two simple ways to avoid lines, but there are downsides.

1. Buy Flash Pass or that park's equivalent. Downside: It costs quite a few dollars.

2. Make Dorney your home park. Downside: Dorney will be your home park.

I'll be honest, I was slightly disappointed when I found out that they were getting the smaller model. After 10s of seconds of thinking, I became very excited for this addition.

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