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So got a ride advisory survey and i clicked on SF:DK as my most visited park. After answering some basic justice leauge questions I got to this

 

Unless i'm blind, deaf and really stupid. SF:DK doesn't have one. Sooo.. maybe we're getting one?

 

 

Later on it says "The Justice League attraction at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a ride.

What kind of ride do you think Justice League is?"

 

Unless they are doing each set of sets on V2 as a different character. I have no idea what they are talking about.

 

It's probably not V2. The entire train is back on the track still covered in the Twix wrap. As much as I'd love a Justice League ride, it's probably just a mistake.

 

It was fairly crowded today. Joker was being difficult. As much as the staff was trying to keep the line moving quickly, the single train operation forced the line to reach well over an hour at the end of the day. It went down at about 3:00 and didn't reopen until about 6:30. After which, the entire first car was unavailable. In a bit of good news, they did run the purple train for a test run during those three and a half hours. Perhaps they're almost ready to return to two train operations.

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The last survey I took wasn't a rides survey but I took it for SFDK and then out of curiosity retried the link for SFMM. It was the same exact survey. I really doubt were getting a Justice League ride since it's pretty certain that SFGAdv and SFOG are getting one. If anything, we'd get a Justice League movie in iwerks theater.

 

^yikes that sounds awful. I'm planning on going today for just a few hours. I almost went yesterday but I moved back my trip. Hopefully it's open today and the lines aren't too long. I'm hoping to get 14 rides this week and then I'll be at 50 overall. Even one train op last week I got 7 rides just getting back in line over and over for 5 hours. I love this coaster and it's well worth the wait but would be awesome if the wait wasn't so long! If it's down I won't even stay probably.

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Just got back from the park, 40 minute waits, still one train op but there were some guys doing something with purple train.

 

Also, V2 was testing throughout the day. There were multiple ops in the station. I feel like it'll open soon, maybe even tomorrow

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Just got back from the park, 40 minute waits, still one train op but there were some guys doing something with purple train.

 

Also, V2 was testing throughout the day. There were multiple ops in the station. I feel like it'll open soon, maybe even tomorrow

 

V2 is open now.

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Just something I noticed, but did anyone else realize that the animation for the top gun stall is different than how it turned out. In the animation it turned 180* right, stalled, and then turn right 180* again, making the car go in a full 360* inversion. But in the final ride, it turns 180* right, stalls, and then turns 180* left. Just something I noticed, anyone know why this might have happened?

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Just something I noticed, but did anyone else realize that the animation for the top gun stall is different than how it turned out. In the animation it turned 180* right, stalled, and then turn right 180* again, making the car go in a full 360* inversion. But in the final ride, it turns 180* right, stalls, and then turns 180* left. Just something I noticed, anyone know why this might have happened?

 

Yeah, we realized. Not sure why the change was made, though. Perhaps they didn't want the ride to exclusively use 360* inversions.

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I like how the RMCs we've seen so far have had small design changes when compared to the animation. It makes the construction process more intriguing.

 

I love B&M, but at least with Cedar Fair, their coasters come out EXACTLY like the animation, so the construction process gets very old very fast, at least for me.

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Just something I noticed, but did anyone else realize that the animation for the top gun stall is different than how it turned out. In the animation it turned 180* right, stalled, and then turn right 180* again, making the car go in a full 360* inversion. But in the final ride, it turns 180* right, stalls, and then turns 180* left. Just something I noticed, anyone know why this might have happened?

 

I couldn't careless about which way it rolls on the exit. It's the best inversion on the ride to me. I thought the top gun stall portion would be my favorite as the one on TC is insane. But the one on the Joker just doesn't feel the same to me somehow, even though it's longer right?

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I couldn't careless about which way it rolls on the exit. It's the best inversion on the ride to me. I thought the top gun stall portion would be my favorite as the one on TC is insane. But the one on the Joker just doesn't feel the same to me somehow, even though it's longer right?

 

It looks higher than on Twisted Colossus, so it probably goes through it slower.

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I couldn't careless about which way it rolls on the exit. It's the best inversion on the ride to me. I thought the top gun stall portion would be my favorite as the one on TC is insane. But the one on the Joker just doesn't feel the same to me somehow, even though it's longer right?

 

It looks higher than on Twisted Colossus, so it probably goes through it slower.

It's probably just shaped differently. Twisted Colossus likely kills off more speed before the stall than Joker because it's later in the course and the rides are different heights/speeds/lengths otherwise so just the height of an element is almost no indication of how fast it's taken.

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Just got back from the park, 40 minute waits, still one train op but there were some guys doing something with purple train.

 

Also, V2 was testing throughout the day. There were multiple ops in the station. I feel like it'll open soon, maybe even tomorrow

 

V2 is open now.

 

Hooray! Are there any obvious changes? It was down for an awfully long time it seemed.

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I was at the park today. Joker was running two trains very smoothly. The ride didn't open until around noon, though; I was on the first train. Lines weren't bad all day, and V2 was finally open. The Joker line was going really fast and even when it looked long it didn't take more than 20-30 minutes. Medusa also had no line, I rode it 4 times.

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I was there again today as well as yesterday. Let me compare the days.

 

Yesterday was brutal. I was there at opening to ride Joker but it didn't open until about 12:30. The line was almost all the way to the entrance but I waited in it anyway, it took over an hour with one-train operation and long waits without moving in the sun. After that, the line was back to about 30-40 minutes but it broke down again around 3. I had to meet some friends for dinner so I waited until about 3:30 and left. It was running again as I was leaving the park, and apparently ran both trains later. But me, in 6 hours at the park, got 2 rides on Joker and one on V2.

 

(Speaking of V2, I forgot how much fun this coaster is, and it's awesome seeing Joker from the top! I didn't notice anything really different with it except new padding and OTSRs, but there's still a decent amount of rattle and it did give me a bit of a headache that day).

 

Today, I arrived a bit after opening to find a small group of hopefuls outside of a closed Joker. Today I had even less time with a planned departure around noon, so I rode V2 (which didn't give me a headache today, probably because I was more hydrated) and then waited with the hopefuls at Joker. The employees kept saying they didn't know how long it would be, but they let us wait in the shade at least. It was testing both trains but they kept telling us it might still be a while and to check back later. I ended up meeting coasternate and chatting for a bit before it finally opened round 11:45!! By then, a lot of people had left so we were 4th, 5th, and 6th in line, and they got the back while I nabbed the front. It was running AWESOME, like even better than the last two days. We got back in line and it was only about 20 minutes with both trains running, and we got lucky and nabbed the front and back again...on the PURPLE TRAIN!!! OMG... that back row ride really reassured me why I still rank this as my favorite of the 4 RMCs I've been on,... the airtime was just amazing and it was HAULING. So comparatively, my two rides on Joker and 1 on V2 were better than yesterday, and I was at the park only about 2 hours instead of 6.

 

Here's my on-ride photo, you can tell how exciting it was especially after all the waiting.

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Pure bliss

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Last week I finally got the chance to ride Joker for the first time. From what I'm hearing from others I have to go back and ride it again. It opened an hour after the park did and I got the first train of the day in the front row (green train). With the previous RMCs I've ridden I thought it would be just as forceful as the others. It didn't happen. Not to say that it was a bad ride even though the time I went on it might have been. I'm a fan of the floaty hang time it has. It's a great addition to the park without a doubt, but it lacks the intensity compared to the other RMCs. For right how it's the weakest one on my list, but that all could change when I give it a try in the back rows.

 

I didn't have time to ride it a second time because of the one train operation. My home park is SFMM and I usually drive to SFDK and back in one day.

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^From my experience, it often runs slower than other RMCs but there are times that it's like OMFG and tears through the course. I really think it's gonna break in more over time especially as the bugs are worked out. You definitely need to try the back left for the drop at least.

 

I haven't gotten a night ride on it yet, has anyone gotten a few that can compare?

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First ride of the day is always sluggish. We rode NTaG in the back row first ride of the day once and it was really slow. RMCs run best later in the day after operating for a while, just like any other coaster.

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News flash everyone - coasters run at different speeds all the time depending on like a million different conditions.

 

I found Joker to be excellent no matter what - empty train, full train, first ride of the day, after running for hours, purple train, green train, etc.

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Usually a frequent visitor to SFNE but since I'm in San Jose for an internship it looks like I'm headed to SFDK tomorrow! Anything I should expect? Trip plan? What rides should I hit up first? What are some other rides to check out? Is there a zoo? What are the best shows? Best food?

 

Thanks and I am going to have a blast!

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Usually a frequent visitor to SFNE but since I'm in San Jose for an internship it looks like I'm headed to SFDK tomorrow! Anything I should expect? Trip plan? What rides should I hit up first? What are some other rides to check out? Is there a zoo? What are the best shows? Best food?

 

Thanks and I am going to have a blast!

 

Being a Sunday, expect a pretty big crowd. If Joker's operating at opening, ride that first, in case it happens to go down for a long period of time later. Superman and V2 are also right next to that. Medusa can get long lines, but they typically move fairly quickly when they run both trains.

Pretty much all of the large flat rides are good, with the exception of their Top Spin, Voodoo, which has been closed for awhile now. You shouldn't waste your time with Pacific Rim 5D, though.

It's a Zoo/Amusement Park hybrid, so if you're tired of waiting in lines, there's animals to see.

Definitely see each of the marine life shows. They're pretty fun to watch.

Food selection is pretty lackluster, unfortunately.

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I took a quick visit to the park today. Quick because it was absolutely mobbed. When I arrived at 11:30, the Joker had all 3 of the long sections of queue filled. And, I'm sorry to report, it was back down to one train operation. Though, for a twist, the green train was the one out of commission. I wasn't willing to wait in that long line, nor any of the others. I turned right around and went home, without riding anything. I guess that's a luxury of being a local with a season pass. This is also the second time I've come to the last of a series of BAFF days. The last one was crowded as well. I think I see a pattern here. Lesson learned. While I do love summer (I'm a teacher, after all), I'm looking forward to those cold, dreary Sundays in the fall and winter, when I can get the Joker all to myself.

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I took a quick visit to the park today. Quick because it was absolutely mobbed. When I arrived at 11:30, the Joker had all 3 of the long sections of queue filled. And, I'm sorry to report, it was back down to one train operation. Though, for a twist, the green train was the one out of commission.

 

I figured this would happen shortly after the purple train was running again. They probably didn't want to shut down the entire ride to repair a problem that was afflicting both trains at the same time.

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