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Offline PcMan

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Dark Knight Media Day
« on: May 15, 2008, 04:41:12 PM »
Here are a few quick pics  will have more later
Some of the media there
- G4 TV - yes all the way from Los Angeles
- Reels TV
- FOX 5
- NJ 101.5
- 92 WXTU
and plenty more

 To view the Multimedia News Release and VIDEO go to:   www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sixflags/33238



 JACKSON, N.J., May 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Six Flags Great Adventure today unveiled the highly anticipated "THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster." Based on Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming movie THE DARK KNIGHT, the indoor, dark coaster offers guests a one-of-kind ride experience.  http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7b48F3003F-6372-47CA-8789-E07A80233E4A%7d&siteid=nbs


















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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 05:44:10 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Tom.  Today really was a blast and they have a great ride.  Our official update will be posted later tonight.  For those that seem to have issue with the ride, please accept it for what it is - a FAMILY dark ride that happens to ride on roller coaster track.  They did a GREAT job and the attention to detail is awesome.

Full review coming soon :)

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 06:18:39 PM »
Six Flags put together a very fun ride!
The pre-show was much better than I was expecting (and maybe a little fightening for the little ones.)
You will have to ride it more than once to catch everything.
Things go by very fast..but on the second ride you will know where to be looking.
I'm sure there are little thing we haven't noticed.

"Al Rubano please return to gate....."

It definitely starts to fill that big empty spot that everyone is complaining about.
I don't think I've seen that many people in Movie Town in quite some time!!!

« Last Edit: May 16, 2008, 12:13:59 PM by Ogolo »

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 06:37:18 PM »
Dark Knight is a good ride.  The only problem that the park will have with guests expectations is that they are user to GREAT thrill rides. for a wild mouse, I'd say that it's pretty good.  They took an ordinarily bland coaster type, dressed it up, and delivered a very well rounded experience. The theming is extraordinary! The only things that would have made the ride experience in my girlfriend and my opinions is if something jumped out at you, and if the theming was more present down low.

Bottom line: good job GADV!
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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 06:52:21 PM »

I see me! Teehee....being I'm impossible to miss in my bright orange!

I'll post my stuff in a bit! But WOW! What an amazing ride!

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008, 06:54:32 PM »
I love it, great ride, yada, yada, yada......

I do like that "mirror" that puts a clowns mask over your face ;D.
Are you ready to send those commies running back to their mommies?

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008, 07:33:39 PM »
Click here for my video coverage of this morning!

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008, 09:52:15 PM »
Great coverage of the ride, Its good to see there are good reviews,
I will be very satisfied if it matches Pandemonium ride wise and the theming to put it above and beyond
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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2008, 10:19:45 PM »

Yes it was good to see this area of the park crowed.
It's been years

I should have taken a picture of this area when I left in the afternoon as the ones i took below don't show the general public in this area yet.
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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 10:37:28 PM »
You mean like this:



and this:



Well, thats the queue area at least.

Tom, your expression in this photo is priceless lol



That effect was VERY cool and just shows the extent they went in the details.

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2008, 10:39:25 PM »
Here is a link to the larger version of the mirror photo.  It actually grabbed Dane as well at the same time.  http://gadvupdates.com/gallery/albums/WJ_5_15_08/P1000942.jpg

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2008, 10:44:20 PM »
The flag was a really nice touch as well.


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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2008, 11:06:15 PM »
The flagpole was originally supposed to be a fountain. I think they should have put some shrubbery to create the Dark Knight symbol. But besides that, it's still VERY cool

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2008, 11:27:10 PM »
Hey Cycloneman.  I thought you were working at the park this year?

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 07:13:28 AM »
I haven't started yet

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 09:52:19 AM »
So Tom made Fox 5 News with Coastin Steve!

The Dark Knight Coaster Opens at Great Adventure

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2008, 11:55:36 AM »
OK the Reess family made news all the way in Silican Vally CA.

www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_9272056?nclick_check=1

JACKSON, N.J.?With crazed laughter ringing in their ears, Gotham's first visitors gathered on a vandalized subway platform to board a runaway car.

With Batman on the lookout, they had nothing to fear?or maybe just enough to make it fun.

Six Flags Great Adventure unveiled its new Batman-themed indoor roller coaster to the public Thursday.

The Dark Knight ride features hairpin turns, sudden drops into darkness and video from the latest Batman movie, set for release in July. Riders reach up to 30 miles per hour on the "wild mouse"-style ride, housed in a 70-foot building.

"That was better than Nitro," said Austin Reess, 10, comparing the ride to the park's 230-foot roller coaster. "You go up and down more. And there's no light to see where you're going."

His brother Dane, 7, wearing an oversized Batman shirt past his knees, nodded vigorously but didn't have the same frame of reference as his older brother.

"It's his first coaster," said his mother, Diana Reess of Lakehurst. "He might be primed now for the big stuff."

Park president Mark Kane said the new ride is aimed at families like the Reesses?in between the park's themed children's areas and the massive rides aimed at thrill-seekers.

The $7.5 million ride is the Jackson park's first new coaster in two years. The same coaster premieres next week at Six Flags Great America north of Chicago.

The ride is part of the company's plan to emphasize stories
and characters in its rides, much like Disney theme parks.

The novelty and suspense of a dark coaster?surrounded here by graffiti-covered walls and 3-D billboards?seemed to be enough to impress even more experienced enthusiasts.

"I ride coasters for the surprises," said Steve O'Donnell, who has taken more than 1,000 runs on Nitro over the past 25 years.

"In the dark they can sneak stuff up on you. They tease you with a little light," he said. "The surprise factor is really great."



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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2008, 03:46:26 PM »
Ok so the reporter SERIOUSLY messed up our statements but, I guess that's what happens when they jot down notes and not full statements. I never said it was Dane's first coaster LOL. Austin said that it DOESN"T have as many hills as Nitro but that it being in the dark made it just as exciting. Oh well, you have to love the reporters. At least he got the part about the over sized Dark Knight shirt on Dane right huh? LOL This paper must be an affiliate of the Philly Burbs newspaper because the very same article was posted there too.
http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/104-05152008-1534578.html
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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 03:52:18 PM »


OH MY GOD! I look like a crack head in this!

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2008, 03:56:27 PM »
Thanks to everyone for a fun day! It's great to see you all. I really have very little time for the parks at this stage in my life but, I enjoy every chance I get to hang out with my Gadv friends :) Tom, thanks again for the picture. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2008, 05:33:33 PM »
So anyone guess how long the lines will be this weekend ?? I am thinking at least two hours . Now here is the question if the line is over two hours and we get a locker what will they do with the stuff ?? Since they say over two hours they will remoe your stuff . I intend on leaving all my stuff in the locker . My pocketbook etc. this is a family ride and families will ride together I am wondering if this will be an issue.


Diana .. great photos of you and the boys . I am looking forward to getting a ride with my son who is just about 46 inches and really wants to ride a new ride as opposed to rolling thunder and RMT . I can't wait till he hits 48 inches becuse ET here we come ...:)

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2008, 05:48:55 PM »
All ride lockers are 2 hours, OR queue legnth. Whichever is longer.
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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2008, 05:56:08 PM »
I dont think the line will be 2hrs. If you are at the ride at opening, you may be looking at a 5 to 45 minute wait. However, if you get there after the queue is overflowing, you might wait until the first rush is through. I thought the line moved fast when it was almost full...
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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2008, 08:58:11 PM »
Looks like you guys had a blast! These kind of events are awesome to attend!

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Re: Dark Knight Media Day
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2008, 08:59:10 PM »
It really does help that the cars do not stop moving when loading and unloading!