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I have no idea, I just know that our ride yesterday was butter smooth.

 

Did they fix the spot at the bottom of the Rolling Thunder hill? It was really brutal there back in June.

 

I've never heard anyone mention the bottom of the RT hill being rough before. Do you mean the bottom of the turnaround hill.

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Could we have a little discussion about whether Jersey Devil will have assigned seating, and/or a moving platform loading system like Wonder Woman? I have not been on either of the current Raptor models, so for those who have, please weigh in on this if you could. What are the current seating assignment, or pick your seat systems in place at WW and Railblazer? I know WW has the moving platform, and it appears a single line that feeds the train, so I'm assuming they always assign seats. Is that the case? As for RB, I know they don't have the moving platform, so do they have queues for each row, and you can choose where you sit?

 

Turning to Jersey Devil, I am really hoping for the ability to choose your seat on this coaster! I know that having a single line feed the train and no assigned seating would boost capacity, but especially on a coaster like this, where the back should offer a pronounced ride enhancement, it'd be nice to have the option to choose. Could they possibly have a moving platform, and individual row queues? Again, I've never actually been on WW, so I don't know if they have those or not, but from the videos I've seen, it doesn't appear to.

 

Thoughts? Predictions? What do you all want the seating system to be, and what do you predict it will end up being? This is going to be an awesome coaster, regardless of which setup they use, and it has me eagerly anticipating my next visit to SFGAdv next year!

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If the rendering is correct and this thing has 4 trains, I think they'll need to have the moving platform.

 

Wonder Woman had a staging area where they'd group 8 riders. When your train arrives, you enter the station single file filling the train front to back. Fiesta Texas allowed you to request and wait for a row when I rode it opening weekend.

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Wonder Woman has a really cool system. There are three sets of numbers painted on the floor, 1-8. The grouper thus has three trains to work with in getting all the seats filled. Eliminates the need for a group of 2 or a single rider to push past anyone. Then once the front set of numbers is filled, the grouper will ask that train to go into a short side queue that leads to the back of the station. The trains never stop, so loading when the train is in the back gives a lot of time to load. It's wonderfully efficient and the clockwork of it is fun to watch.

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^, ^^ That does sound like a cool system! Given that, I DO hope Jersey Devil has that type of setup, with the moving platform! Especially if they're still letting you choose your seat!

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Yea, this is one of those rare situations where it sounds as if Six Flags has a much better operations strategy. Railblazer is equipped with the standard gates for each row, with an employee at the station entrance directing people to each row. However, they only fill up enough for one train at a time, and the trains come to a full stop in the station. Even with the attendants moving at a steady pace, it was difficult for them to get a train dispatched without the other train sitting behind it for several seconds, so I can imagine three-train operations involves a lot of stacking.

 

Hopefully Six Flags ports over their operations procedure from Fiesta Texas.

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Considering they ordered a longer train one would assume they are considering capacity. Hopefully they're also going with the continuously moving train/loading. This park hates (paying for) groupers so if they do staff this ride with one I'd fully anticipate it being gone after the first season.

 

Speaking of groupers, after spending the weekend at CP I'd forgotten how awesome it is to NOT have to maneuver through a packed and unorganized station trying to figure out which row we should go for (and since the staff at CP is generally awesome, we never had a problem getting the row we wanted after asking nicely).

 

Speaking of Jersey Devil, all entrances to Looney Toons Seaport have been blocked off.

 

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Photos by Kyle in the Great Adv Conn FB group

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A part of me has confidence that sanity will prevail and by Holiday in the Park they'll move those fences back or relocate a few kiddy rides so they don't go into a family Christmas event with like 6 kiddy rides tops but it's also Six Flags, so I'm interested to see how this plays out.

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I believe next visit I'm going to attempt to bring my camera to the park. Hopefully they'll let me in, I'm not quite sure about their DSLR policy, I remember it being strict but all traces of it are gone from the website now. Hopefully that means they've relaxed because I would love to get shots of the park and my lenses should help getting super tight to some of the trains.

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Yeah this park is a bit odd with photography. Earlier this year, they looked long and hard at my point and shoot camera since it had a zoom lens, but they did allow it into the park. And a few years ago I took a picture of the observatory from a

main pathway and a security guard told me I had to delete the photo since the observatory was behind a fence.

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Im looking at the Fright Fest page and they havent listed a show for the main theater. I hope that changes.

 

https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/fright-fest

 

Anyone know what weekend is the one where they open all the mazes? The first 1-3 weeks they only open 75% of them, but I never know when the right time to go is.

 

In before "there is never a right time to go to fright fest"

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Matt, one of the admins of the Great Adv Conn FB group, also runs Great Adventure Online, a long running fan site. A few answers to questions we've all been asking:

 

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Obviously none of this official but Matt is very reliable with good info.

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^ Thanks for sharing. I am no expert by any means but it does strike me odd that they do not know yet exactly how the ride will be positioned in the park after the announcement has been made. I just assumed/thought they would have finalized major details like that before the announcement.

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I'm sure that just means the queue, portal, pathways around the area, what they're doing with those kiddie rides, etc but let's not forget we're talking about a park that completely changed the name and theme of not one but two of their last five additions, both well after the original announcement was made. #LoopingDragon #TotalMayhem

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For some reason I expected the entrance to be farther back and not up next to Congo Rapids' entrance and Nitro's exit.

 

That little nub of pathway from Nitro's entrance back to Congo Rapids is going to be insane.

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So glad to hear thank you because I was really looking forward to riding it and I also didn’t get a chance to go on Skilull Mountain yet so I was hoping they would be open despite not being on the list.

 

Every non-water ride is open for Fright Fest.
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The park is starting to do some beautifcation projects. The Batman logo on the B:tR sign and the Movietown bathroom have each been painted (the logo looks especially nice), and Nitro's exit ramps are about 50% repainted.

 

Here's the logo (courtesy of GAH):

 

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Planning on going to the park this Saturday. I’m noticing a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Is it worth it to chance it? Driving all the way from Pittsburgh. Not sure of the rain policy at the park. I know I’ve read before that they closed the park early for a small amount of rain. Figured I’d get some opinions.

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They won't close for rain, they'll close for low crowds.

 

It could be a category 5 hurricane and as long as more than a few hundred people are in the park spending money they'll stay open. Their weather policy with the coasters is generally good except for Ka, they usually close it in any type of precipitation. Toro and Nitro and whatnot? They'll run them in a monsoon if you're willing to ride them.

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