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I know this is completely off topic, but with cyborg opening in the park soon, what is the fate of Twister? The rides seem to be very similar and cyborg will definitely be the talk of the season since it is the new ride. Would the park tear it down and replace it with a new flat ride?

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I hope Great Adventure gets a Giant Discovery next as that would make their flat collection very solid which is one thing I thought it was lacking during my visit in 2011 (granted I was too preoccupied by El Toro, Nitro, and KK to give a sh*t).

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I'm not holding my breath but a giant frisbee back here next year would round it out nicely. There's certainly still a good amount of space for more flats or small coaster.
I secretly hope they don't put a Giant Discovery in there
^ I can't figure out if your comment about the Giant Discovery is in response to what I said

Yes, my comment was referring to yours. Sorry, I called it a "Giant Discovery" (its technical name) just because for whatever reason that's what I know it by. But yeah: Giant Discovery, Giant Frisbee, same, same.

 

Anyways, it was a separate thought from my comment about the kiddie thing in Golden Kingdom. I think most of us would agree if they put a giant frisbee, they would likely theme it to something DC-related and I think most of us would also agree it would be dumb to put it in Golden Kingdom. I'd rather see some family or kiddie flats go back in Golden Kingdom, since there is absolutely nothing for kids to do back there ... but just to clarify if they were to put one in (I'm not holding my breath) I think it should go in Metropolis/Movietown/near JLBFM & Cyborg, since they have more space back there, though for a ride that size it might require some tree removal which would be lame.

Agreed. That's exactly what I was thinking. The Golden Kingdom side of the park needs kiddie flats and the Metropolis/Old Country area still has empty spaces needing filled, plus is already themed to DC. However, I would disagree about the last bit of needing tree removal. My thoughts were that a Giant Discovery would fit perfectly where the old bumper cars building is and by the looks of Google Maps, probably wouldn't need much tree clearing. There's even already a nice ~200ft clearing extending from the pathway to behind the building if they wanted to orient the ride so that it swings perpendicular to the path instead of parallel.

 

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This whole time that we've known about Cyborg I've totally forgotten Twister exists. Count me in as one who suspects it will be leaving soon.

 

Trash Twister and put a Giant Discovery there.

 

Do it Great Adventure.

I see you caught on.

 

But I like your idea ... and there's more than enough space according to Google and Zamperla to put one where Twister stands without even removing the queue ... I've always thought of the boardwalk as the second DC area of the park anyway, and Twister never fit.

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Twister appears to be a Huss Top Spin. I suppose it might get relocated to another park.

 

SF America says hi!

 

Michigan's Adventure would probably like to have a word with SF GAdv as well

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I know that the Dark Knight coasters are pretty well-themed for indoor wild mouse coasters but man, that show building looks more out-of-place than Verbolten's.

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^^ Most of that space where the Autobahn used to sit is already taken up by Cyborg's pad. One of Flyin' Phil's photos from his recent flight shows it pretty well (photo from flyinphilsphotos.com/):

 

 

Oh wow, Cyborg is not located at all where I thought it was lol! I thought it was next to JL, where the old Music Express used to be.

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^^ Most of that space where the Autobahn used to sit is already taken up by Cyborg's pad. One of Flyin' Phil's photos from his recent flight shows it pretty well (photo from flyinphilsphotos.com/):

 

Oh wow, Cyborg is not located at all where I thought it was lol! I thought it was next to JL, where the old Music Express used to be.

Same. I thought it was exactly where Music Express used to sit. This is enlightening (honest mistake for assuming the Autobahn plot was still empty). Seems like a rather large plot of land for just one ride. I’m not sure why’d they put it there, on the edge of the old Autobahn plot, were it neccesitated cutting down that patch of trees.

 

Well then. I suppose it still goes that Twister could idealy be replaced by a Giant Discovery. I would certainly hope so.

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Yeah, that's why I mentioned the cutting of trees in my original post about this. Here's a picture (courtesy Flyin Phil/GAH) for comparison.

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Once the over-the-shoulder restraints were removed, it really was a lot of fun. Shame that it didn't have the same maintenance record as its Mr Freeze brethren or it may have stuck around.

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...I know that Harley at SFoT is right next to Joker. . but I really wish they had themed that one to Cyborg as well (and simply kept the Harley themed troika they already had)...

 

But had they done that then SFOT wouldn't be able to re-install the troika ride next year and market it as the "ALL NEW Cyborg."

 

Though I too do think that the "Cyborg" theme/name fits this crazy awesome ride so much better than HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. Regardless both of these rides look AMAZING, and I bet they are both going to be huge hits!!

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^Cyborg is definitely both a better and a more appropriate name, but the way they're painting Harley Quinn helps redeem it for me. Granted they could do that with other ride types, but I'm just saying SFOT's is looking spiffy too.

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We have video.

 

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I really hope they have a loud, obnoxiously awful dubstep soundtrack for this ride like in the announcement videos.

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Looking forward to riding this crazy contraption, but does anyone else think this ride is going to be a maintenance nightmare? Lots of moving parts.

 

I've been saying that since day one! I mean, yes it's an awesome looking ride... But I feel like it's going to be prone to excessive downtime.

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Even with it being a Bring a Friend Day, I decided to head to the park this morning. I was a little worried seeing many buses and signs regarding Catholic Youth Day. I was worried, not because I fear buses or Young Catholics, but I just wanted to get as many rides in as possible in 2 hours. I did not realize they reduced the numbers of metal detectors to add what appeared to be x-ray machines for the bags (when did this happen?). However, it appeared those x-ray machine lines were moving quickly.

 

I made it to El Toro about 10 minutes after the park opened and rode the same train for about 15 rides, changing rows when someone was waiting for my row. The ride ops (Nick, Sam and Justin) were quick especially with so few people waiting to board. We were dispatched in less the 60 seconds repeatedly. I think on my rides they only had to check lap bars a second time for only one person and no one accidentally sat down without buckling their seat belt. I far exceeded my goal of 6 rides on the bull this morning.

 

I got my Orange Cream soda from the Freestyle Machine and ate a cheesesteak at Boardwalk steaks. Service has been very quick all three times this year, but the overall quality of the cheese and steak seems to have slipped since last year, but the bread is still top notch.

 

I rode Justice League twice (10 minute wait using single rider lane) and both rides I had issues with the guns. The first ride my gun just stooped working about 3/4 of the way through the game, no beam came out and the gun did not vibrate. During my second ride the ride again stopped firing about halfway through the ride. However, by the end of the ride I could feel the vibration when pulling the trigger but still no beam. Quite a bummer, since I love that game.

 

On the way out of the park, I got a waffle. The waffle is still heavy, but more flavorful than the last time I tried it.

 

I almost stopped but the membership center to better understand what the difference is between my loaded platinum season pass (all parks parking/food/drink bottle) and the membership but I was in a rush. I think the only difference is the dedicated entrance lines for memberships at opening. I must investigate before I repurchase at the end of this season.

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^ Sounds like a good day anytime you can get that many El Toro rides. One of my friends is a chaperone for a Youth Group and was spending most of her time by the Ferris Wheel and SkyScreamer.

 

A shame to hear about Justice League's guns. I had the same issue on Mexico's.

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Looking forward to riding this crazy contraption, but does anyone else think this ride is going to be a maintenance nightmare? Lots of moving parts.

 

Not only will it be a maintenance nightmare but it's likely going to produce more vomit than any other ride in the park.

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