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I'm not sure if the solar eclipse was messing with everyone this week but the freaks were out. I tend to enjoy people watching and I have to say this was a day for the ages. You couldn't invent in your mind some of the people were seeing.

boy, was it the twilight zone there today.

 

LOL

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I was there with JCoaster last night. Like he said, the place was wild. I've had crazy visits before, but the kids smoking weed in Nitro's queue really put yesterday over the top.

 

That being said, everything was running exceptionally, and operations weren't that bad.

 

That might be fun . . . . . being high while riding Nitro

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Drove out to the park for the first time yesterday, and it was my third six flags park after SFNE and SFMM. Went on all the major coasters once.

 

El Toro - the most relentless ride I've been on. So much ejector air and the turns at the end are taken at an insane speed. I need another ride on it to take in exactly what went on. When it was done I felt violated, I mean that in a good way. Very unique ride, perhaps will land at the top of my top 10 coasters. It amazes me how fast it runs through its course, being so smooth and intense, yet it is a true wooden coaster. How is that possible (prefabrication)? (5/5)

 

Nitro - I really liked the pacing and feel of this coaster. Blacked out on the helix which has never happened to me before on any ride. Compared with the other B&M hyper I've ridden, I prefer Mako slightly, not sure why. Pretty much they're the same shit. (4.5/5)

 

Kingda Ka - it's a monster of a launch, but not a re-rideable coaster. I think TTD (I give TTD a 4.5) is a good bit better. Rode Ka near the back and maybe that is why it was very shaky. It's hard to give this a great rating, even though it is/was record breaking. (3.5/5)

 

Joker - first time on one of these free spin coasters, and wasn't sure what to expect. This was very fun though, but also pretty short duration. Bit of a one trick pony, but a good investment by Six Flags. (3.5/5)

 

Zumanjaro - it takes a lot to scare me on rides, but this one did the job. It just keeps going up and up, and the drop is one of the best I've experienced. This is probably the best flat ride I've been on. Loved the long walk to the station, seriously. It's nice to take a little hike in the forest away from the crowded mess of people, concrete and $12 chicken finger stands. (4.5/5)

 

Batman, Superman, Bizarro - Might as well group these together. They're B&M clones themed to superheroes, and to me they're pretty good but not great. Bizarro was pretty darn smooth for a 90s beemer and had no head banging. On superman, the guy next to me did not seem to speak English but he kept shouting "Supa man! supa man!" throughout the ride's duration every second, nearly blew out my eardrum, what a fool haha. They all get a (3.5/5) Pretty, pretty...pretty good.

 

Did not get on the Green Lantern but that's alright. Overall, the park itself is not my favorite, maybe my least favorite Six Flags. At least SFNE has a pastoral, and pretty landscape that comes with being in the hills of New England. Truthfully, I thought SFGAdv was a bunch of pavement, overpriced, and too much cheap superhero theming to go with all the overblown Hollywood money-grabbing summer movies. I know this is the nature of Six Flags (and many Cedar Fair) parks so I'm not just picking on SFGAdv. I guess I'm spoiled by the Florida parks. However, the silver lining is that the coaster lineup is very strong, and something few parks can touch.

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That launch scares the bejesus out of me.

 

OMG come on. You gotta do it. Face your fears!!!

 

 

Seriously, I don't even really like the thing but its one of those rides every enthusiast has to do at least once.

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That launch scares the bejesus out of me too. Same with TTD. Roller coasters are supposed to be scary. Most really aren't, but those two I have to take a deep breath and mentally prepare. It's what makes them so good.

 

And yeah, there's only one row on Ka. You might think you see other rows, but your eyes are deceiving you. Wait the extra 20 minutes and get a good ride.

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Why have you never ridden Ka?

 

That launch scares the bejesus out of me.

 

If I can survive Zumanjaro, you can survive Kingda Ka.

 

Just do it, you won't regret it. And hell, if you do regret it... at least you will know what it's like.

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Ka is such a must. I know the thing has a huge amount of haters but I just can't get enough of it. Yeah it blows in every row but the front but it's so absolutely amazing in the front it doesn't matter. Never waste a minute waiting for Ka in any other row. EVER. It's the only coaster that still gets my heart racing before it sets off. The 128 mph wind trying to rip your face off as you scream your head off down the track is still one of the top 5 experiences I've had on a coaster.

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I prefer Ka to TTD! Now, I've ONLY ridden it in the front, all three times I've ridden it. But all three rides were simply awesome! And with no bad, or even mediocre rides on it yet, I'm sold on the Ka as the Kingda!

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I prefer Ka to TTD! Now, I've ONLY ridden it in the front, all three times I've ridden it. But all three rides were simply awesome! And with no bad, or even mediocre rides on it yet, I'm sold on the Ka as the Kingda!

 

I completely agree. Kingda Ka in the front row kicks serious a$$. I don't think I've ever ridden a coaster where the front row makes all the difference, but it does. My first time riding it in the front row, it about made one of my contacts fall out.

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