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Dark Knight may not have all that great of theming, but it still is a very good mouse coaster since it's mostly unbraked.

 

I haven't been on Justice League at Great Adventure, but the ride pulls pretty long lines at Over Texas and Great America. I'm guessing it may be the same at Great Adventure.

 

When I went about a month ago, the wait was about 45min, and the queue moves SO SLOW!

 

You know, I've warmed up to TDK over the years. When I first rode it I was not a serious enthusiast and had no idea what it was and came off like "uhhh that was just a wild mouse... lame" but I've ridden it a bunch since HITP and while a lot of the effects are busted, its still a very fun ride, and I particularly love the couple little drops toward the end as its really dark in that section and even though I know they are coming they always get me. The jumpscare at the end is always fun w/ people that haven't ridden. Its also been a nice warm pop-in during Batman/Nitro marathons @ HITP.

 

I've never been to HITP, but for me, TDK was a fun little wild mouse. I love the restraints so much better, and the indoor element really gives another dimension. However, I can't find a specific theme to the coaster besides the Joker causing mayhem in Gotham, no story. I'd ride it again, definitely, but wouldn't wait too long for it. Nitro next door is so much better.

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In all seriousness the first weekend or two in September after Labor Day is typically not too bad.

 

The weekends after Fright Fest (first 2-3 weeks of November) are "bonus" weekends before HITP starts around Thanksgiving and those weekends are awesome tho Frontier (Bizarro, SORA, Mine Train) is closed. But the last two years crowds have been minimal and its been a good opportunity to get last rides with very little waits on Ka, Toro, Zum, etc before HITP starts.

 

Furthermore, I highly recommend checking out HITP - its been a fantastic event and Nitro, Batman, Joker, Superman, Dark Knight, Skull Mountain, Skyride, Skyscreamer, a ton of flats etc are all open. I'm certain Justice League will be open this year as well. And the crowds are almost always manageable since the event attracts more families keeping the large coasters lines small.

 

I personally avoid the park completely between late September - Halloween.

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I've also heard -1.7G over the Rolling Thunder hill, but the strongest negative force I've ever heard of on a roller coaster is Skyrush's second hill (not counting the first drop), where you cross under the first hill. That's supposed to spike at -2G.

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2nd pic shows a right turn at the top of the lift hill instead of a left turn, 3rd pic is... a dual loading station? That's all I got.

The dual load station is for Ka and that is there today. The plans show the air gates going in the interior of the two stations however instead of the outsides like they were built. There's also a stairwell in the back of the station which would have taken the Q-line into the center of the station for boarding.

 

Look at the first picture again, there's a lot of differences with the area.

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With the Fiesta Texas announcement being premature thanks to USA Today, who here thinks Raptor or T-Rex for Great Adventure?

 

It does give me hope, although it does concern me there has been no visible signs of any land clearing, markers or attraction closures yet. I still think it will be a HH or flat ride yer as of now.

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With the Fiesta Texas announcement being premature thanks to USA Today, who here thinks Raptor or T-Rex for Great Adventure?

 

We've had a pretty ridiculous run of awesome new additions the last 5 years or so including a coaster and a really expensive dark ride the last 2 years. I sort of expect a smaller addition this year (yeah, I know... "first of it's kind" but that could really mean anything). I'm just guessing though, given the lack of leaks / teasers or land clearing it could really be anything.

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Right hand turn in the second picture and a different plaza in the first. The proposed plaza would have included a relocated ride and rolling thunder entrance (or did Rolling Thunder actually have its entrance moved? I'm not too personally familiar with the ride) and the ride's exit path would have been completely different, going under the course and exiting parallel to the tracks on the lake side of the roller coaster, not parallel to the queue as it is today.

 

Looks as if the plaza would have included more/less different buildings, and the plans say the entrance would have included several queue buildings, but personally I think they where just referring to the tarps that are over the queue today. Even in that era of Six Flags, I couldn't see them making a ride's queue a series of themed buildings ala Expedition Everest (even at a reduced level of theming).

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Honestly, I want that giant frisbee. Bonus points if it's in the HITP section of the park.

 

Same. Honestly anything else I think I might be disappointed in. We need a good large thrilling flat. A raptor would be great, but not @ that capacity.

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Thanks for posting those images, Ryan! I'm always fascinated by the planning process behind park additions.

 

Count me in for hoping for a Giant Frisbee, also. Theme it after Wonder Woman, put it right where the Autobahn building is as an extension of Metropolis, and position it to swing out over the pathway. I think that'd be a great addition.

 

That said, that doesn't really fit into the "world's first" category we've already been told, but hey, a guy can dream.

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A giant frisbee would help the park's flat ride lineup significantly. Please start adding rides to the Old Country area. That area was so spooky to walkthrough last year at Holiday in the Park, especially when a Six Flags security guard pops up from behind and interrogates you why anyone would want to take a picture of the old observatory from the Chiller ride.

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Thanks for posting those images, Ryan! I'm always fascinated by the planning process behind park additions.

 

Anytime!

 

Right hand turn in the second picture and a different plaza in the first. The proposed plaza would have included a relocated ride and rolling thunder entrance (or did Rolling Thunder actually have its entrance moved? I'm not too personally familiar with the ride) and the ride's exit path would have been completely different, going under the course and exiting parallel to the tracks on the lake side of the roller coaster, not parallel to the queue as it is today.

 

Lookslike the plaza would have included more/less different buildings, and the plans say the entrance would have included several queue buildings, but personally I think they where just referring to the tarps that are over the queue today. Even in this era of Six Flags, I couldn't see them making a ride's queue a series of themed buildings ala Expedition Everest (even at a reduced level of theming).

 

Yup! Plaza Del Carnival would have been pretty different. Idk if those q-line buildings would have been themed buildings like Expedition Everest but they may have been shade structures similar to the one in the old Ka Q-line. You'll also notice that there is no Tango in that plan! lol

 

And going back to the 2nd picture, it is talked about that Toro was only built to 3/4 the original size conceptualized. Apparently the ride would have been the tallest/fastest wooden coaster. The layout in the 2nd picture may or may not be the original Toro that was first idealized. You'll also notice that the outbound and return run on the out and back section are not parallel and I believe the switch was made later to make them parallel as a cost saving method. This combined the structures of the two sections which saves on material and construction costs.

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