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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Nitro1118 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:16 pm

Sven20 wrote:Yes, GAdv needs flats, 2 thrilling flats back to back years.


I think GAdv is past "needing" flats at this point. We have more than some of SF's most well-rounded parks, such as SFGAm, SFOT and SFFT. We got a dozen more than SFMM. We got more than major CF parks like KI, and about the same amount as Carowinds.

SF has done an awesome job the last few years of filling GAdv with much-needed non-coaster attractions. 2012 we got a flat package, 2013 SORA, 2014 Zumanjaro, 2015 El Diablo, 2017 Justice League and 2018 Cyborg. This is why I'd really like to see a coaster in the next year or 2. Considering the coaster removals and their replacements in the last 11 years, I really feel like our collection is worse now than it was in 2007.

With that said, a Giant Discovery will look awesome in Freefall's spot and finally complete what was a dead area for so many years.

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Postby Sportsdude360 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:22 pm

^^My sincerest apologies. I should not have posted that. :oops:

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Postby robbalvey » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 pm

Sportsdude360 wrote:^^My sincerest apologies. I should not have posted that. :oops:

No worries. Thanks for understanding.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:14 pm

A Zamperla Giant Discovery definitely is on my list of "things I really want at SFGAdv." So if this leak is accurate that is really exciting. Now since I am relocating to Houston, from Virginia next year I will be hoping one goes up at SFFT as well. Granted SFOT already has one.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:34 am

Good addition, if thats what it is.

It would be in the part of the park thats open until January right?

It is sort of funny that great adventure keeps getting magic mountain rides 1-2 years later.

Maybe we get the Yolocoaster next year, but with the missing half added

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39 am

jamesinclair wrote:It is sort of funny that great adventure keeps getting magic mountain rides 1-2 years later.

Maybe we get the Yolocoaster next year, but with the missing half added


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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:49 am

Nitro1118 wrote:I think GAdv is past "needing" flats at this point. We have more than some of SF's most well-rounded parks, such as SFGAm, SFOT and SFFT. We got a dozen more than SFMM. We got more than major CF parks like KI, and about the same amount as Carowinds.

SF has done an awesome job the last few years of filling GAdv with much-needed non-coaster attractions. 2012 we got a flat package, 2013 SORA, 2014 Zumanjaro, 2015 El Diablo, 2017 Justice League and 2018 Cyborg. This is why I'd really like to see a coaster in the next year or 2. Considering the coaster removals and their replacements in the last 11 years, I really feel like our collection is worse now than it was in 2007.


I agree that the park has done a great job adding flats back into its lineup since 2012, but I don't know if I'd go so far to say the park is past needing flats just yet. From 2001-2007, the park removed 14 different flat rides, not to mention the second flume and Splashwater Falls. The Giant Discovery would make it 9 new rides since 2012 (assuming you count SORA). We're still way down from the most we've had back in 1999 at 32 (which even I think is unrealistic when seeing what it caused the last time around), but we're about 1-2 rides away from the average of 25 that we've had for most of the 80s and 90s, which I think is the sweet spot. An Endeavor and maybe a Troika / tilt-a-whirl would really help round out the remaining portion of the former Old Country section.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby VegasBaby » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:54 pm

CoasterAuditor wrote:A Zamperla Giant Discovery definitely is on my list of "things I really want at SFGAdv." So if this leak is accurate that is really exciting. Now since I am relocating to Houston, from Virginia next year I will be hoping one goes up at SFFT as well. Granted SFOT already has one.



Having just ridden Crazanity at SFMM, you guys will love getting one of these Giant Discoveries. I've been similar rides before like MaxAir at CP, but they just don't compare to the sheer size of Crazanity--and it looks like yours will be even bigger! There is great airtime at the apex of the swing and a definite free-falling sensation on the downswing. It's probably the best flat ride I've ever been on.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:38 pm

Us enthusiasts sure do love giant pendulum style rides and S&S Screamin Swings. They should be built everywhere.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby matthew.sullivan1 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:46 am

Went to the park for the first time this year yesterday. Toro leaped from my number 4 spot to my number 1 in my rankings. It was absolutely hauling! I rode it 20 times, with 18 of those in a single hour. Nitro was hauling as well. Cyborg was... well... interesting. It's probably the strangest flat I've ever done. Hopefully I'll be back for Holiday in the Park.
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