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Postby RollingCoasting on April 7th, 2017, 9:18 am
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 8th, 2017, 7:39 pm
^ That's not really surprising.
I don't think this has been mentioned yet but Joker is supposedly going to have a single rider line. In JiggidyNDC YouTube video from NCC in his review he stated that Joker will have a (much abused) single rider line.
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Postby doubleb on April 9th, 2017, 9:51 am
Tardis1972 wrote:^ That's not really surprising.
I don't think this has been mentioned yet but Joker is supposedly going to have a single rider line. In JiggidyNDC YouTube video from NCC in his review he stated that Joker will have a (much abused) single rider line.



If the single rider line is like SFGadv it's not really that useful and can't be "abused". At Gadv the single rider split doesn't happen till very late in the cue. So, you still have to wait thru most of the line. Second, single rider lines are only "abused" if the ride operators don't follow the rules of single rider lines. SRL is meant to fill in seats, the operators should not allow a group of 2 in the SRL for Joker to sit together. The abuse if it occurs is by the operators doing it. Single rider lines can improve operations if done correctly.

As someone who goes to parks alone sometimes, a well run SRL can be awesome. The only way I will ride Superman is SRL and even then I don't do it if the SRL is below the steps. in my opinion, it's a ride just not worth waiting much time for. I love using SRL and just strolling by to the front on Superman and waiting literally a few trains, sometime none, as people are in a 45 min or more line. SRL on Goliath can be worse than regular line after the 1st hour. But, at opening I like to hit Goliath, 1st ride front row or back and then hit the SRL. SRL the 1st hour I can get 6+ rides in, when people neglect SRL I have gotten 9 or 10 in 1 hr. Batman is a ride that should have SRL b/c it runs with a lot of empty seats, but they really didn't design the queue for it. Some operators were allowing SRL to go thru the fast lane last year. It was hit or miss last year depending on the a gate person. Batman becomes a ghost town most days around 430 to 6pm and easy to power ride even w/o SRL.
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Postby Goku1910 on April 9th, 2017, 11:08 am
doubleb wrote:but they really didn't design the cue for it.


Agreed, but I didn't know Batman had a pool table. Queue. :lol:
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Postby great america fan on April 14th, 2017, 1:14 pm
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Postby great america fan on April 14th, 2017, 8:09 pm
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 15th, 2017, 6:32 pm
SFNE's was/is testing today wth lol hmm. & I really need to ask if anyone has noticed the Joker sign on the ride. I'm not kidding, it's fabric...
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 15th, 2017, 7:01 pm
What do you have to do to ride Joker on T-Shirt Day? I'm planning to go that day and I've never ridden a coaster when it was a t-shirt day.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 15th, 2017, 7:40 pm
...buy a Joker shirt... ;D

I'm sure that means anything from a tee/tank to a sweater or hoody.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on April 15th, 2017, 7:44 pm
They usually specify what shirt needs to be worn/bought.

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Postby Tardis1972 on April 15th, 2017, 8:03 pm
^ When does the park usually specify what shirt has to be bought for the event.
If nobody knows that's ok. I'm going to try to get to the park again before Memorial Day weekend and when I go I'll be asking someone there what I have to buy.
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on April 15th, 2017, 9:56 pm
It is day of. When I did the Rage of the Gargoyles one, I got mine at Carousel Gifts around noon. They were still unpacking them when I swung by to get it at opening and they told me to come back.
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 16th, 2017, 12:23 am
^ Alright. Yeah that makes sense.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 16th, 2017, 11:32 pm
So has anyone else noticed that our station has the hydraulics on it like Batman & Arashi? Or does it not? Image
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Postby staticshadows on April 16th, 2017, 11:48 pm
^It doesn't have that. Image of Batman for reference.
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Postby Goku1910 on April 16th, 2017, 11:54 pm
What you're seeing is a third rail that locks the seat rotation. This makes it so the hydraulics are not needed.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 17th, 2017, 11:18 am
Thank you both for clarifying. I could not find that image. I was google searching "Batman six flags fiesta Texas station/trains" lol
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Postby B&MGuy35 on April 20th, 2017, 7:12 pm
The Joker has begun testing as of today!!

https://www.facebook.com/SFGreatAmerica ... 793661356/


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Postby Jacklw6499 on April 20th, 2017, 9:25 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:The Joker has begun testing as of today!!

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Postby gottastrata33 on April 21st, 2017, 10:25 am
Finally!! Let's hope it spins more after a few cycles lol
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Postby JaminOut on April 21st, 2017, 3:40 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:Finally!! Let's hope it spins more after a few cycles lol


It looks like they haven't put the fins on yet...

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Postby gottastrata33 on April 21st, 2017, 8:19 pm
Yeah they've been on for a while now. Let's see how he warms up...
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 26th, 2017, 10:06 am
Alright I got a Joker update. It's just not for our Joker.
SFNE will be opening their Joker on May 27th and have a season pass preview special on May 20th-21st. Now I kind of wish our season pass day was the weekend before the opening as well. As of now the only way I'll be able to ride Joker during its opening weekend is on either the t-shirt day or opening day after I'm off work. But there's no way I'll be making it to the season pass day now.
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Postby SixFlags_Fan on April 30th, 2017, 9:22 am
Most of the tent entrance is complete, framework for the entrance can be seen outside of superman closer to dark knight and the entrance sign is also over there too. The mirror seen slightly I believe is one of the bases for the framework entrance. And path looks like it will be the exit for the ride. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Postby BCarroll on May 2nd, 2017, 3:22 pm
POV of The Joker at SFNE... WOW I hope ours spins that much!

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