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2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:20:10 AM »
Screamscape is reporting that Six Flags will be making their 2014 announcements on August 29th. Time for rumors!

Screamscape is saying that Great Adventure will have something "record breaking".

Now, Screamscape is tying it back to an old rumor of attaching a drop tower to Kingda Ka (a la Drop of Doom at SFMM). Honestly I think it's about time for a coaster. If you consider El Toro to be the last "real" coaster then that's 8 years next year (already!). Okay TDK was in 2008 and Green Lantern in 2011, and a lot of the public consider Green Lantern new. But still!

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 09:54:55 AM »
I still say the park needs more flats.


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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 12:05:27 PM »
Maverick   type coaster - drop tower on the back of Ka would be cool
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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 05:09:04 PM »
How would the state allow a drop tower on Ka?  They didn't allow the old queue under the launch track.  I don't see this happening unless this is the last year for Ka.  (I don't know if I would miss it.)

-A low Maverick type coaster back in the old Hydro Flume area and the middle of Roaring Rapids.
-Get a Wooden Warrior
-Add something in the old Chiller area and fix up Old Country.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 09:44:49 PM »
Wooden Warrior isn't right for SFGA.

Well I hope its good as I am probably making my return to SFGA after 5 years away. Last years announcements chain wide were cool.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 10:17:45 PM »
I wish it's a maverick type ride, but I honestly think it might be a wingrider or something.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 12:42:55 AM »
I think it's about time Great Adventure got a new coaster too.

They're still low on the flat ride count, as this year they finally matched the number from 2006 at 19. As a note, GAdv had 22 in 1975.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »
Baboons moved into the theme park next year?

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 12:50:46 PM »
I don't see a new coaster coming so close to Green Lantern. I could see a record breaking flat, some additions to the safari and/or waterpark, and maybe a new nite time show. The new Six Flags is playing it very frugal.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 03:11:23 PM »
I don't see a new coaster coming so close to Green Lantern. I could see a record breaking flat, some additions to the safari and/or waterpark, and maybe a new nite time show. The new Six Flags is playing it very frugal.

Eh, 2014 will be 3 years since Green Lantern. Remember we got Ka in 2005 and El Toro in 2006!

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 06:26:04 PM »
Under totally different management ;-).

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 09:34:06 PM »
If it 2014 is a drop tower I hope capacity > 16 people.
Go for the record of the most people per drop cycle.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 11:26:21 PM »
If we get a drop tower I hope it is like Falcon's Fury in Tampa. That thing looks awesome.


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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 06:12:25 PM »
FROM screamscape:
- Rumor - (7/19/13) "Six Flags put out an interesting survey for SFGAdv guests asking them to vote for the best sounding name for an “Africa themed, intense thrill ride”. They were to choose from “Kimanjo, Zumanjaro, Kimondo, Kushuku, or Shango”.
    This alone seems to lock in the location that the park’s next major ride will go in somewhere on the new Safari end of the park, no matter if this is the rumored freefall ride or something else entirely. As for the names… while Six Flags failed to explain what any of them meant in the survey, running the names through Google and Google Translate has yielded some interesting and even amusing results.
    Kimanjo is the name of a location in Kenya.
    Zumanjaro comes up with no results at all and appears to be simply made up, as if they tried to put “Zu” in font of Kilamanjaro. Sorry… as the old Disney ads used to put it, Nahtazu!
    Kimondo is another province within Kenya, but also translated from Swahili as the word for a Meteor or Shooting Star in the sky.
    Kushuku translates from Swahili as “Skepticism”
    And finally, Shango translates from Swahili as “Chlamydia”.  Ummm… yeah… they went there. Sorry… while Six Flags may end up starting a new Meme with that one, I don’t think we’ll be riding Chlamydia: The Ride anytime soon.
My vote is for Kimondo… as a shooting star is a perfect theme for a massive freefall tower I think. "
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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2013, 10:59:12 AM »
Drop tower in the old baboon area?
That would be a much better view than seeing the parking lot.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2013, 06:05:47 PM »
and it'd actually fit a theme and give the back end of Bizarro's queue more traffic.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 11:26:22 AM »
How would the state allow a drop tower on Ka?  They didn't allow the old queue under the launch track.  I don't see this happening unless this is the last year for Ka.  (I don't know if I would miss it.)

There are other ways they can get us to Ka's tower without walking through it's infield ;).  I'm not aware of Ka being shutdown anytime soon.  This will be one hell of a walk though!

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2013, 07:44:35 AM »
I never noticed Kingda Ka actually has be lit up, or maybe I've just never been there at night in quite some time.

The flat front of Kingda Ka could actually hold a decent sized drop ride.  A cable snap could still be an issue it was put on that side of the tower.  I've never been on the Kingda Ka tour so I don't know how close the cable is to the tower.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2013, 09:11:22 PM »
I would like to see a new set of flats and to have them in the Old Country area would be great . I would like to see the monkeys / baboons some how brought to the SORA I cant see how they are not there now anyway since they were put in cages .
As for a drop tower I could do with or with out it . Attached to Ka with the issues ka has sometimes I can not picture another ride attached to it . Maybe in the area that was the GK where the kids rides were but not attached to Ka .
I guess we will have to wait to Aug 29th to see !

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 10:43:15 AM »
So I haven't been here in a minute... I'll chime in here. I will leave it to the park to make the announcement, but coaster, it is not for 2014.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 09:15:25 PM »
What Six Flags are going to get coasters... Lately the chain gets about 2-3 total.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »
Six Flags America is rumored to get some sort of coaster for 2014, I have no clue about the other parks.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 03:48:15 PM »
How would the state allow a drop tower on Ka?  They didn't allow the old queue under the launch track.  I don't see this happening unless this is the last year for Ka.  (I don't know if I would miss it.)

-A low Maverick type coaster back in the old Hydro Flume area and the middle of Roaring Rapids.
-Get a Wooden Warrior
-Add something in the old Chiller area and fix up Old Country.

The issue with the queue going under the track was because that is where the launch took place. The tower itself is perfectly safe.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 09:46:33 PM »
Lately, at the end of Safari Off Road Adventure, they have been addressing the fact that the baboons are absent from the SORA experience. They have been hinting at the fact that they wanted to figure out a way to showcase them, and "do it right", and stated that there should be "exciting plans" announced soon regarding them. With the location of the baboon area, as well as the drop tower rumors...it seems that they could play well with each other. I also could be thinking too much, lol.
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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2013, 09:55:28 AM »
So they are going to resurrect Freefall as a play place for the baboons!