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Ninja won't be opening until Memorial Day weekend. The fact that they call it "The ALL NEW Ninja" makes me wonder if there is more to it than just the repaint. Could we see VR move to Ninja after the spring season? New trains/restraints? Just new paint?

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I didn't see the photo or video or whatever of what you are all talking about, but standard operating procedure on Manta at SWO is after the trains go into flying position, all ops on platform are sup

If I can't drive my own car through a big, bright, orange plastic loop at 80 MPH then no sale.¬†ūü§£ ¬†

Hey everyone, so this is my trip report of my visit to the park just after Christmas. This was my #3 most anticipated park in the US (#1 is Hershey, #2 is Fiesta Texas) to visit of the parks that

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Scorcher should've been the obvious first choice for a fresh coat (in the same current color it has).

 

Ninja would at least be the 4th coaster to get painted on my list (after Scorcher, Superman, and Goliath), however Batman, Scorcher, and Mindbender have all been painted more recently than Ninja. I guess it is time for new paint.

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Scorcher should've been the obvious first choice for a fresh coat (in the same current color it has).

 

Ninja would at least be the 4th coaster to get painted on my list (after Scorcher, Superman, and Goliath), however Batman, Scorcher, and Mindbender have all been painted more recently than Ninja. I guess it is time for new paint.

 

 

Ninja should be repainted Scrap Metal.

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Ninja won't be opening until Memorial Day weekend. The fact that they call it "The ALL NEW Ninja" makes me wonder if there is more to it than just the repaint. Could we see VR move to Ninja after the spring season? New trains/restraints? Just new paint?

 

The one - and only - time I rode Ninja it did a karate chop to my neck at the bottom of one of the loops. Having a screen making it even harder to anticipate upcoming rough spots on the track seems even more masochistic ...

 

The front seat was a walk on during a medium busy day, suggesting it isn't popular.

 

Bench: the ride would be a much better improvement.

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^I love Ninja (It's actually one of my favorite coasters in the park) and it doesn't hurt me at all but I know it is painful to most people. Hopefully we will see new trains with vest restraints. I can't imagine they would chose Ninja out of all the rides to repaint if it's just a repaint. It would also be a new low for Six Flags to market the ride as "all new" just because of a new paint color but I wouldn't be shocked if that was the case.

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I personally don't care what color the coaster is but I would welcome new restraints on Ninja if it is so. Something to calm the headbanging and ear punching would be wonderful. I've always called for the death of Ninja, but I might change my tune if they do something to make it a more enjoyable ride.

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I personally don't care what color the coaster is but I would welcome new restraints on Ninja if it is so. Something to calm the headbanging and ear punching would be wonderful. I've always called for the death of Ninja, but I might change my tune if they do something to make it a more enjoyable ride.

 

 

I would only be OK with this if it meant that other Arrow/Vekoma looping coasters in the chain got soft padded restraints. Probably not from Vekoma. Maybe Schafer or KumbaK?*

 

I haven't experienced either but I'm guessing as those trains have been added to Vekoma attractions.

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Well surprise surprise...

It will be weird to see Ninja as a blue coaster, but a paint job is a paint job. Those trains sorta worry me though. The restraints look like those on the Goliath train at SFNE, and we all know what people think of that ride.

I never liked Ninja all that much, but I don't hate it. It does hold a special place in my heart as the first roller coaster I ever saw with my own eyes as a kid, but I couldn't care less about what SFOG does with it.

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If you would like to cover a media event at SFOG for TPR *TOMORROW* please contact me ASAP! My email is: robbalvey@themeparkreview.com

 

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- At least 18 years old.

- Able to take decent, clear photos & video (no crappy photos with people's heads in the shot, vertical video, etc) - You don't need to be a professional photographer with expensive equipment, you just need to be able to take decent photos/video with your phone.

- Able to text me photos and maybe video so we can post to our Twitter

- Be willing to write up a trip report on the forums.

- Send us the photos/video take via dropbox or any other icloud service.

 

Email me ASAP if you are interested.

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Here's an illustrated picture of the new trains/restraints.

Lol, that post was a prank, he DMd me and told me that. Then he deleted the post.

LOL I was gonna say. Those trains would've been awful on Ninja, not that it's a super great ride to begin with.

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VR Coaster!! New Revolution on Dare Devil Dive Media Day!!!

By: Drew Baker

So today I went to the media day for the new virtual reality enhancement to Dare Devil Dive at SFOG. It was a really chill day; weather was beautiful. Me and my friend got to park literally at the gate to the park which was awesome, and then we got on a golf cart to get to the ride area. It was SOOO cool seeing the park on the off season with literally no-one there. They were doing maintinace all around the park. Once we got to the ride we got right on to shoot the POV and then we kept riding it when we could. I was shocked by the VR!! (but more on that for the review). I go to meet some really cool people at Sixflags. I had a really nice chat with the VP of Design, Sam about the tech and the ride. It was really cool. And to answer some questions about the system and stuff; they will have around 200 headsets for SFOG for the ride. There is a huge cleaning facility in the station, and after every use they will be cleaned. Loading shouldn't take *that* much longer because they will ask if the rider wants to use the headset in the station well before they get to ride, and if they don't, they proceed as normal, but if they do they will be taken to like a "staging area" where they will tell everyone how to use the gear, and give them to the rider. After that they will tell everyone to face forward to calibrate and then they are off!!

 

REVIEW: To start, I had very low expectations for the VR... But I was BLOWN AWAY!! Everything just seemed like it fit together perfectly. You start in a fighter jet hangar and you get lifted up to get ready for battle. As you rise (Vertically) you "train" by shooting your gun at targets in the hangar. Then as you reach the top this whole city getting attacked by aliens is revealed. I'm serious hen I say this virtual reality felt huge. The scale in which the headsets create is freaking un-real. I'm telling you this was absolutely insane. there is so much to look at and you see more stuff the more times you ride. After the drop its just total chaos induced by alien robots and planes which is awesome!!! This truly knocked my socks off. You feel like you have traveled across an entire city when you have really only traversed the relatively small coaster. To all the nay-sayers out there just try it before you say anything because this is legit and an incredible enhancement to the ride. In the end this is a super cool way to ride a coaster, but I do think that there is a specific spot for this in the industry. I don't think it will take over all coasters, but will enhance the experience of many. It really was an amazing enhancement to this ride and a nice change.

 

Now onto pictures from the day!

 

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The crew getting the video set up. They were awesome!

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You kinda look like stupid with them on but I promise it is worth it!

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At this moment on the screens, it told you how to shoot . (You just touch the side of the Vr gear)

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The interactivity on the lift was super cool!

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At this moment an alien shoots off your gun and you are off into Chaos!!!

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The VR really did make a ride that was skippable( if the line was long) into.....

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...into alien insanity. Seriously the virtual reality was INSANE.

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This I thought was the coolest. As you roll into the MCBR you hit a building and go through it. It was a perfect way to keep you in the universe!

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The VR was really synced up perfectly.

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And now I will end with a few pictures of me being amazed by this tech.

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Again the look is worth it! :)

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Amazing day for an amazing enhancement to a ride!

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This review has me excited to try this Saturday! I still think the people wanting to do this will clog up the line unless they dedicate all the station switchbacks to VR so there is plenty of room for non-VR riders to bypass. People get confused and can be really slow so I don't think the prep part will keep up with operations.

 

Still super excited to try after reading this review!

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I originally didn't think VR is my cup of tea, but after watching that video it looks quite cool! I'm excited for the one on TNR at SFMM. As long as it is operated well and executed properly, I will definitely do the VR.

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