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Re: Six Flags 2012

Wed May 30, 2012 11:09 pm

That's mental, Froghopper on steroids.
 
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Re: Six Flags 2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:46 pm

Well it has to be said, this thing looks truly terrifying, a drop of such height with a flimsy little lap bar like that, just WOW! This thing should be absolutely incredible!

Or will it....

Just a quick point to make here really, apparently, Intamin have failed once again. The recently opened Sky Rush at Hershey Park, a reworked version of their Wing Rider model, uses these same restrains, and the reviews... DIRE!

From reading around, as far as I can tell the majority of guests are getting off the ride vowing never to get on it again due to the sheer pain it causes in the tops of your legs every time there is the slightest bit of Air Time. The surface area of the restraints that sits on your thighs is minimal and is thus almost like having a knife ridge cutting into your leg every time there is a slight force. Now if this thing is pulling 5 full seconds of air time, the 400ft Decent is just going to be pure pain!

I guess we will just have to wait and see!
 
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Re: Six Flags 2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:04 pm

SAM93 wrote:
Well it has to be said, this thing looks truly terrifying, a drop of such height with a flimsy little lap bar like that, just WOW! This thing should be absolutely incredible!

Or will it....

Just a quick point to make here really, apparently, Intamin have failed once again. The recently opened Sky Rush at Hershey Park, a reworked version of their Wing Rider model, uses these same restrains, and the reviews... DIRE!

From reading around, as far as I can tell the majority of guests are getting off the ride vowing never to get on it again due to the sheer pain it causes in the tops of your legs every time there is the slightest bit of Air Time. The surface area of the restraints that sits on your thighs is minimal and is thus almost like having a knife ridge cutting into your leg every time there is a slight force. Now if this thing is pulling 5 full seconds of air time, the 400ft Decent is just going to be pure pain!

I guess we will just have to wait and see!


Can you point us in the direction of some of these reviews please? I would like to read them and see which people on which sites are saying this...
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Re: Six Flags 2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:42 pm

Must admit, from the reviews I've read of Skyrush from enthusiasts, it has been massively raved about.  I've seen lots of reviews say that it could well compete with the likes of El Toro, i305, Bizarro, EGF and the megalites for being one of the world's top coasters, and the airtime is meant to be completely insane!  I have read reports of the restraints tightening and being uncomfortable after several rides, but the same could be said of EGF, which gave me some cracking airtime bruises, and I for one will embrace the intensity should I hopefully get to ride it next year :P

Back on topic, this drop tower looks absolutley amazing, would love to have the chance to ride it one day.  I can just imagine Astro on it now......
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Re: Six Flags 2012

Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:37 pm

Our friends at Theme Park Review have released some amazing footage of the ride including a POV

http://youtu.be/RCpd6uD12c8
 
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Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:35 am

It's that time of year where Six Flags reveal all their new attractions for the following year. The full announcement isn't up yet, but drips and drabs have been pouring through and next year looks to be incredible.

We begin by bolting three 415ft drop towers to the side of Kingda Ka.

Followed by Great America announcing quite possibly the greatest hybrid coaster ever seen.

And Over Georgia announcing the largest expansion ever.

I'll be posting regular updates as they come through!
 
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:40 am

Looks like it will be a big year
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:46 am

That hybrid coaster looks awesome!
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:47 pm

Just to let you know what there is...

Six Flags Great Adventure-

Zumanjaro - Drop Of Doom- World's Tallest Drop Tower

Six Flags Great America-

Goliath- World's Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster with the World's Tallest and Steepest drop.

Six Flags Magic Mountain-

Colossus - Backwards
Batman: The Ride - Backwards
Kid's Area Expansion- Most Rides for Kid's than anywhere in the US

Six Flags Hurricane Harbour (LA) -

Bonzai Pipelines- Off Tallest Structure in LA

Six Flags Over Texas-

Kid's Area Expansion- Including Interactive Playarea

Six Flags New England-

New England Sky Screamer- Tallest Sky Screamer in the World

Six Flags Great Escape-

Extreme Supernova
Hotel Expansion

Six Flags America-

Mardi Grass Area- Includes Coaster Ragin Cajun and French Quarter Flyers (Same as Cedar Point are getting.)

Six Flags Saint Louis-

Tsunami Soaker

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom-

Tsunami Soaker
Splashtastic Show
Open All Year Round

Six Flags Fiesta Texas-

Bahama Blaster

Six Flags Hurricane Harbour (Arlington)-

New Waterslide

Six Flags Mexico-

Medusa Steel Coaster- 3 'Record Breaking Rolls'

Six Flags La Ronde-

Demon Flat Ride

Six Flags Over Georgia-

New Hurricane Harbour Waterpark including World's first Blended Slide and a 800,000 gallon wave pool.

Looking gooooooooood Six Flags!
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:01 pm

Goliath- World's Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster with the World's Tallest and Steepest drop.

And with 4? Inversions including a half look to twist!

Incredible!
 
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:06 pm

Looks like someone at RMC's been using a particular new UK coaster's drops for inspiration: http://content.sixflags.com/comingin201 ... l-coaster/ ;)
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:13 pm

Ahhh sixflags, great coasters. Just need to be more inventive with the names and actually try and theme them. Then they would be the best themeparks in the world. But for now they are amusement parks. No theme. But looking good!
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Alex.D wrote:
Ahhh sixflags, great coasters. Just need to be more inventive with the names and actually try and theme them. Then they would be the best themeparks in the world. But for now they are amusement parks. No theme. But looking good!


They have theming, they're themed as a coaster in a car park :lol:
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:32 pm

^ The awkward moment when Six Flags' police car theming is about a billion times better than Saw's...

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It even has a Mushroom Cloud Tours bus style smoke effect... Some of the time. ;)
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Re: Six Flags 2014

Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:21 pm

^ you get what I mean ;)
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Six Flags General Discussion

Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:42 pm

This topic can be used to discuss any Six Flags developments not specific to one park, or where a topic for the appropriate park doesn't exist.

Looking over all of the announcements six flags looks like it is spending a lot for 2015. Its ordered:
4 Giant loops. Why?
batman the ride - worlds first something or other. Its a 4D S&S coaster which all i can think is arh throughput
Twisted Colossus - Another RCM which doesn't look too bad, a bit repetitive.
Wicked Cyclone - Yet another RCM, however this one actually looks good.

So what does everyone else think on six flags 2015? Also did i miss anything else that they announced?
 
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Re: Six Flags - 2015

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:30 pm

Yep, here is the entire lineup:

Six Flags New England- Wicked Cyclone- https://www.sixflags.com/newengland/attractions/wicked-cyclone/overview

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom- Dare Devil Chaos Coaster- https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/dare-devil-chaos/overview

Six Flags White Water (Atlanta)- Dive Bomber- https://www.sixflags.com/whitewater/attractions/dive-bomber/overview

Six Flags Mexico City- SkyScreamer

Six Flags Over Georgia- The Joker Chaos Coaster and Spin Sanity- https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/at ... s/overview

Six Flags La Ronde- Maison Rouge: Labyrinth of Terror

Six Flags Great Escape- Buccaneer Beach- https://www.sixflags.com/greatescape/attractions/buccaneer-beach/overview

Six Flags America- Bourban Street Fireball- https://www.sixflags.com/america/attractions/bourbon-street-fireball/overview

Six Flags Fiesta Texas- Batman: The Ride- https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/attractions/batman-the-ride/overview

Six Flags Great America- 40 Seasons of Thrills- https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/attractions/40-seasons/overview

Six Flags Great Adventure- Looping Dragon- https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/attractions/looping-dragon/overview

Six Flags Magic Mountain- Twisted Colossus- https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/attractions/twisted-colossus/overview

Six Flags Over Texas and Saint Louis- Battle for Metropolis



 
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Re: Six Flags - 2015

Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:32 pm

I personally am loving the look of some of these Six Flags announcements.
Just hoping I get the opportunity to ride some of them :P
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Re: Six Flags - 2015

Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:29 pm

It seems to me that a lot of the parks are getting the exact same ride, just themed differently. Seems a bit of a quiet year for Six Flags to be honest
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