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Well, the Flash is already used as themeing for flash passes, chainwide. I don't think we'll likely see any Flash themed rides due to that.

 

As far as Suicide Squad we (@ SFGAdv) do now have Joker and a Harley Quinn themed ride right next to it, so that's a start I guess? Didn't the Suicide Squad movie bomb? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't see it and only remember hearing terrible reviews).

 

It didn't bomb financially, but I don't think the reception was as good as they were hoping for. Criticially it was torn apart, and the general reception was more meh than say the reception for Wonder Woman has been.

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Well, the Flash is already used as themeing for flash passes, chainwide. I don't think we'll likely see any Flash themed rides due to that.

 

As far as Suicide Squad we (@ SFGAdv) do now have Joker and a Harley Quinn themed ride right next to it, so that's a start I guess? Didn't the Suicide Squad movie bomb? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't see it and only remember hearing terrible reviews).

 

There's already a Flash ride at SFMM so it could happen.

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Well, the Flash is already used as themeing for flash passes, chainwide. I don't think we'll likely see any Flash themed rides due to that.

 

As far as Suicide Squad we (@ SFGAdv) do now have Joker and a Harley Quinn themed ride right next to it, so that's a start I guess? Didn't the Suicide Squad movie bomb? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't see it and only remember hearing terrible reviews).

 

It didn't bomb financially, but I don't think the reception was as good as they were hoping for. Criticially it was torn apart, and the general reception was more meh than say the reception for Wonder Woman has been.

 

Suicide squad did 746M world wide on a comic that was only really known by comic people before the movie. The movie was a rousing success financially. Also, studios aren't concerned about critics so much as people paying to go. For example, The Pirates of the Caribbean movies have been panned by critics for several sequels, but they keep making them b/c people go. This years which was eviscerated by critics has done 650M world wide(still running), which is what the original did in its entire run. The middle 2 of the 3 middle ones did over 1B and one did 900+. 2017 version will do over 700M surely and it's hard for studios to turn down that 750M gross ticket sales which will almost surely put in the top 10 grossing movie of 2017 world wide.

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Well, the Flash is already used as themeing for flash passes, chainwide. I don't think we'll likely see any Flash themed rides due to that.

 

As far as Suicide Squad we (@ SFGAdv) do now have Joker and a Harley Quinn themed ride right next to it, so that's a start I guess? Didn't the Suicide Squad movie bomb? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't see it and only remember hearing terrible reviews).

 

There's already a Flash ride at SFMM so it could happen.

 

Not calling Kingda Ka "The Flash" was a huge missed opportunity. They have the naming rights for a superhero known as "the fastest man alive" and at the time it was the world's fastest roller coaster. It's a perfect match!

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Could someone confirm how the $12 fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo day pass works? There's zero information on the SFGAdv website. (There's zero information about a lot of things there.) Do I just select Day Pass as an option at the kiosk, or do I have to buy something from an actual person?

 

Getting psyched for tomorrow, but worried about Kingda Ka having a technical breakdown. Hopefully between arriving at opening and having the Flash pass we should be able to get on at some point. Sounds like our major list is:

 

1) Top picks: Kingda Ka, El Toro, Nitro, Bizarro, Superman Ride of Steel, Zumanjaro

2) Batman: the Ride: good but rough, saved for later

3) To avoid: Joker, Green Lantern [flipping cars seems a bit much for me, and GL's reputation for--discomfort--is well known]

 

Sound about right?

 

If you have ridden Superman many times before, it's not worth the likely long wait. Superman is pretty weak compared to other flying coasters

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Rode Justice League today and all I can say is...WOW! Universal quality themed ride in a Six Flags park! I hope they add these or various versions of it to all Six Flags parks. SFA is in dire need of a dark ride. 2018 addition perhaps?

 

They really are awesome, we just got one at Georgia this year as well. I'm just worried how well they'll be maintained chain wide.

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Well, the Flash is already used as themeing for flash passes, chainwide. I don't think we'll likely see any Flash themed rides due to that.

 

As far as Suicide Squad we (@ SFGAdv) do now have Joker and a Harley Quinn themed ride right next to it, so that's a start I guess? Didn't the Suicide Squad movie bomb? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't see it and only remember hearing terrible reviews).

 

There's already a Flash ride at SFMM so it could happen.

 

Theres also all the potential CW tie ins.

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Well, the Flash is already used as themeing for flash passes, chainwide. I don't think we'll likely see any Flash themed rides due to that.

 

As far as Suicide Squad we (@ SFGAdv) do now have Joker and a Harley Quinn themed ride right next to it, so that's a start I guess? Didn't the Suicide Squad movie bomb? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I didn't see it and only remember hearing terrible reviews).

 

There's already a Flash ride at SFMM so it could happen.

 

Theres also all the potential CW tie ins.

 

They could even do a dual coaster with one forward-facing and one backwards. Call one Flash and one Reverse Flash. The concepts are right there!

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Well . . . I'm ready for Friday. And I did get myself a Gold Flash pass (I don't really see the need to go platinum . . . UNLESS the expected turnout is very big. And I wonder why they changed the platinum thing about two rides in a row)

 

First thing I'll do when I get there . . . stretch out (I'll be driving 166 miles up from Maryland)

 

Must do's for me - JL:BFM, Batman: The Ride, El Toro, KK, Zumanjaro, Bizarro, The Dark Knight, Nitro, Safari Off Road

Likely do's for me - Skull Mountain, The Joker, Houdini's Great Escape, Superman: Ultimate Flight

I'll likely skip Green Lantern . . . . and I may throw in a few flats here and there, as well as an animal show

 

And it'll be no great shake for me if I don't ride one thing or another as many times as I want. I'll likely make another Great Adventure trip later this year.

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I'll likely skip Green Lantern . . . . and I may throw in a few flats here and there, as well as an animal show

 

DO NOT SKIP GREEN LANTERN! People consistently complain that it is a bad or "rough" ride but I highly recommend riding it. It is fun, thrilling, and the theming ties in with the 2011 movie of the same name. Good coaster experience, and I don't understand why it gets so much hate.

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I'll likely skip Green Lantern . . . . and I may throw in a few flats here and there, as well as an animal show

 

DO NOT SKIP GREEN LANTERN! People consistently complain that it is a bad or "rough" ride but I highly recommend riding it. It is fun, thrilling, and the theming ties in with the 2011 movie of the same name. Good coaster experience, and I don't understand why it gets so much hate.

 

I think it gets hate because a. It's a stand up coaster and b. It replaced the Great American Scream Machine

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I think it gets hate because a. It's a stand up coaster and b. It replaced the Great American Scream Machine

 

Any coaster is better than no coaster. It is still thrilling and has a fun DC Comics theme.

 

On that note, Great Adventure doesn't have any Superhero meet and greets? I asked the character attendant if any of them would be out today and she responded saying they never visit this park! Come on Six Flags! SFA in Maryland has Batman roaming, heck even SFNE has The Flash meeting! but Great Adventure doesn't have any?

 

SFGAdv, step your character game up. You have so many DC themed rides, have the characters out taking pictures!

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2) Batman: the Ride: good but rough

 

What? Batman is probably the smoothest coaster in the entire park.

 

 

Anyone who thinks Batman is rough should find a new hobby. Snappy? Hell yea. Rough? LMAO.

 

and b. It replaced the Great American Scream Machine

 

GASM was an ear-bashing POS, and GL is generally a huge improvement, but it still sucks.

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I hope they add these or various versions of it to all Six Flags parks.

 

Unfortunately this will likely happen and SF has hinted at it. Having a dark ride at all parks is fine, but the same exact one, not so much. It's not like putting in skyscreamers or some staple flat ride. Come up with a new concept/theme for 1/2 the dark ride installations would be nice.

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2) Batman: the Ride: good but rough

 

What? Batman is probably the smoothest coaster in the entire park.

 

 

Anyone who thinks Batman is rough should find a new hobby. Snappy? Hell yea. Rough? LMAO.

 

I would agree that the coaster itself is smooth (but snappy). However, I would describe the head banging that can ensue on the Batman models (or any intense Inverts) to be a little rough at times. Rough on the ears at least...

 

and b. It replaced the Great American Scream Machine

 

GASM was an ear-bashing POS, and GL is generally a huge improvement, but it still sucks.

 

Well, on THIS we can completely agree! I think GASM may be the worst coaster I've ever ridden! Anything that can make Green Lantern be a "huge improvement" has got to be in contention for that title!

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^^ I never, like literally never get any headbanging on Batman. I don't know how anyone could.

 

Same thing with Bizarro except one little spot exiting the cobra roll and into the MCBR.

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^Is it just this one you're referring to? Cause I know on the SFGAm one the whipping action gives some head bangers here and there. Also, I may be thinking of Raptor, mostly, and attributing it to Batman. I guess I'll ride it in a couple of weeks, and refresh my memory!

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I'll likely skip Green Lantern . . . . and I may throw in a few flats here and there, as well as an animal show

 

DO NOT SKIP GREEN LANTERN! People consistently complain that it is a bad or "rough" ride but I highly recommend riding it. It is fun, thrilling, and the theming ties in with the 2011 movie of the same name. Good coaster experience, and I don't understand why it gets so much hate.

 

I found it a lot more enjoyable when I rode it during HitP with a heavy hat and hood on. With bare ears it's a pass for me.

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2) Batman: the Ride: good but rough

 

What? Batman is probably the smoothest coaster in the entire park.

 

GAdv Batman is rough compared to other Batman's...SFMM is butter. I have ridden Batman's at 5 parks in the last 10 months and GAdv was near the bottom of the smooth list.

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Got there at around 3:15 today, and it was an amazing day. Lots of schools but no lines for anything at all.

 

The longest we waited was for the Joker, 5 whole minutes.

 

Highlights:

 

1. A storm rolling through, realizing in the middle of it, that I don't have my wallet, running to guest services to ask about the lockers I left it in, security came over and told me "You know you can open the lockers as many times as you want within your time limit right?" Didn't know that, felt dumb

 

2. Walking to the locker to retrieve my wallet, passing a goose that was full on ATTACKING a seagull. I hear flapping and a seagull squawking in pain, look down and see a seagull being thrown around by a goose, it's rear end fully in the gooses mouth flapping to break free, it eventually broke free and flew away and the goose and it's goslings got their bread.

 

Joker: 1

Nitro: 2 (one was like an AMAZING sunset ride with all the mist and fog from the rainstorm evaporating off the trees creating a golden lit fog over the horizon, it felt like I was in another world.)

Skully: 1

Batman: 1 (The ride was H A U L I N G today, like crazy forceful)

El Toro: 5 (someone had a pack of gum on the ride, it flew off, I caught it, but then wasn't sure what it was and let it go until I looked down and saw 2 sticks of trident sitting on my knee and then blinked and they were gone)

Bizarro: 1

Runaway Mine Train: 1

El Diablo: 1

Skyway: 1

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Love the new JL ride, very disappointed with all the new updates they did around JL that the the 2 days ive been in that area, that the bathroom had zero AC with all the humidity we have had. SF needs to fix this issue. Who the hell wants to stick to a toilet seat.

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