Welcome, Guest



Latest 20 Shouts


Current Weather


SIX Stock

 
 

Author Topic: Zumanjaro Opens July 4th!  (Read 7795 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jglonek

  • Administrator
  • Kingda Ka
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,326
  • It's simple, we, uh, kill the Batman.
    • http://www.gadvoutpost.com
Zumanjaro Opens July 4th!
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:31:37 AM »
It has been confirmed that Zumanjaro will be opening on July 4th!
**Edit** changed opening date

You can read more at Philly.com.

Also released is this pretty odd Drop Ride Wars video on Great Adventure's Facebook!

« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 11:05:55 AM by WadeJ »

Offline jglonek

  • Administrator
  • Kingda Ka
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,326
  • It's simple, we, uh, kill the Batman.
    • http://www.gadvoutpost.com
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 11:24:01 PM »
Quote
Six Flags Great Adventure topped off its newest ride today Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom which will lift riders 41 stories into the air before bringing them straight back to earth at 90 mph.

The ride, expected to be ready for Memorial Day weekend, is the newest addition to the Jackson amusement park and has been built as an attachment to the 45-story Kingda Ka ride, a news release from park officials said.

Zumanjaro, which is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, is the tallest drop ride in the world, the park said. Riders will pause for a moment at the top before it plunges the 41-story stretch in less than 10 seconds, the park said.

It will include three towers for gondolas that each carry eight riders, park officials have said.

This afternoon, ironworkers from Shamrock Construction placed the last piece of steel atop the tower, the park said.

Now that the structure has been topped off, workers will install the lift mechanism, the gondolas and ride controls, park officials said. Then Zumanjaro will go through a series of testing, inspections and certifications before it is opened to the public, they said.

The park is scheduled to open Saturday, April 12, about 1 months ahead of Zumanjaro.

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/six_flags_great_adventure_tops_off_new_41-story_ride_park_says_it_is_tallest_drop_ride_in_world.html#incart_river

Offline Frissbeking

  • SPAGHETT!
  • Global Moderator
  • Nitro
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,868
  • "The Grammar Hammer!"
    • Frissbeking's Webshots.
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 05:04:37 AM »
JUMANJI!!!


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!

Offline Blackhand1001

  • Global Moderator
  • Houdini's Great Escape
  • *****
  • Posts: 584
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 11:29:06 AM »


Pretty picture.

Offline Edwardo

  • Enchanted Teacups
  • *****
  • Posts: 318
  • El Toro Lover
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 08:26:59 PM »
Enjoy it. If it's as good as lex, and I'm sure it will be, it should be pretty fantastic.

Offline jglonek

  • Administrator
  • Kingda Ka
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,326
  • It's simple, we, uh, kill the Batman.
    • http://www.gadvoutpost.com
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 11:33:56 PM »
So I have to ask, do they need to time this ride with Ka's launches? It's just.. I don't know. Having a train zoom by you 10 feet away seems terrifying

Offline Steve

  • Administrator
  • El Toro
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,810
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 12:28:21 AM »
I'm sure it's not as terrifying as Falcons Fury.

Well in your case anyway.


Offline WadeJ

  • Administrator
  • Green Lantern
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,792
    • GadvOutpost
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 09:07:17 AM »
So I have to ask, do they need to time this ride with Ka's launches? It's just.. I don't know. Having a train zoom by you 10 feet away seems terrifying
I've been wondering the same thing.  Especially with the possibility of loose change, cell phones, etc flying off of the riders when the coaster heads straight up.  It makes me wonder if we'll see shielding of some sort to prevent this from happening.  Even the greasy spray for the launch cable would probably reach the drop ride.  And then there's the cable itself lol

Offline Ogolo

  • Rolling Thunder
  • **
  • Posts: 1,015
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 04:45:27 PM »
The cartoon map shows the line go right where the original line was traveling under Ka's lauch into the in field.
Some how I doubt that will be the case..although time does make people forget...

Offline B-mac

  • Nitro
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,789
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 05:27:45 PM »
I'm pretty sure that it won't go directly under the launch, but instead wrap around the tower.

Offline ChuckR

  • Would you just look at it?
  • Global Moderator
  • Kingda Ka
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,507
  • RIP Chiller...
    • Facebook
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 10:12:28 PM »
I also can't imagine them going under the launch. Plus, the housing for the cable is directly where the loading station will.

Offline Ogolo

  • Rolling Thunder
  • **
  • Posts: 1,015
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 06:45:08 PM »
Falcon's Fury POV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FkqKZQL__c

That makes some odd noises at the top.
Now if it went face down all the way to the bottom!

Offline Edwardo

  • Enchanted Teacups
  • *****
  • Posts: 318
  • El Toro Lover
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 11:27:42 PM »
Wow. Can't wait to ride!

Offline Ogolo

  • Rolling Thunder
  • **
  • Posts: 1,015
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2014, 07:54:18 PM »
Better late than never....Junanji Delayed
Kind of expected it.

Offline B-mac

  • Nitro
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,789
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2014, 12:46:11 PM »
The signs and radio ads were all changed two weeks ago, I don't know why it took them until now to confirm it was delayed.

Offline Kadog128

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • I love coasters and I'm an ACE member too!
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 10:03:01 AM »
Zumanjaro is confirmed to open LATE. It's delayed due to the bad weather this winter. They don't have an exact date yet, but Zumanjaro WILL NOT be open on Memorial Day. I believe Ka will be open and running Memorial Day.

Offline jglonek

  • Administrator
  • Kingda Ka
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,326
  • It's simple, we, uh, kill the Batman.
    • http://www.gadvoutpost.com
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2014, 01:03:08 PM »
I have a feeling Ka has to be closed until Zumanjaro is complete and passes inspection since it's attached.

Offline B-mac

  • Nitro
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,789
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2014, 04:26:32 PM »
Funny, Ka is testing right now and the park wants it open this weekend.

Offline Frissbeking

  • SPAGHETT!
  • Global Moderator
  • Nitro
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,868
  • "The Grammar Hammer!"
    • Frissbeking's Webshots.
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2014, 09:36:01 PM »
So Rolling Thunder could technically still be running?


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!

Offline B-mac

  • Nitro
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,789
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2014, 11:14:07 PM »
Nope, but Lance was about 5 months late in reporting that the section of its track was left. He's really slipping lately...

Offline B-mac

  • Nitro
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,789
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2014, 11:13:05 PM »
Kingda Ka opened today at 4:30pm and was running fine until it started raining around 9:00.

Offline Ogolo

  • Rolling Thunder
  • **
  • Posts: 1,015
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2014, 02:13:35 PM »
Ka was open today (running as well as Ka usually does) ..That section of the park  is so different.   
Lots of new landscaping that looks really good.

It is really needs to have the dead end removed so there is a direct route to Plaza del Carnaval via the El Toro underpass.

The park was unusually dead for a holiday weekend....not a line anywhere.


Offline B-mac

  • Nitro
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,789
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2014, 11:32:55 PM »
Blame the weather I guess, it rained a few times today.

Offline ChuckR

  • Would you just look at it?
  • Global Moderator
  • Kingda Ka
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,507
  • RIP Chiller...
    • Facebook
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2014, 07:42:13 AM »
Does Ka feel different with the extra supports? You know, all vibraty and stuff.

Offline Ogolo

  • Rolling Thunder
  • **
  • Posts: 1,015
Re: Zumanjaro Opens Memorial Day Weekend!
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2014, 02:01:27 PM »
I was hoping there would be some difference (that is the only reason I rode it)  but there is absolutely no difference..
That has to do with the launch track and not the tower structure.
Ka was launching it pretty fast on Saturday....no delay at all over the top.