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Postby Viper 88 on February 23rd, 2017, 9:55 pm
Well that lets that out! :oops: :roll: Well onto 2018 :?
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Postby gottastrata33 on February 23rd, 2017, 10:55 pm
The best you can do is try out the test seat when it opens. cause even though there are similar rides/clones or models, each ride can be slightly different. My friend took a trip with me, rode Voodoo & can ride V2 here but can't fit in Wicked Twister...how, I have no clue.
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Postby Iron Wolf 90-11 on February 24th, 2017, 8:17 pm
I know this picture is a few weeks old but I thought it was too good not to share. Credit to @jximbo
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Postby great america fan on February 24th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Iron Wolf 90-11 wrote:I know this picture is a few weeks old but I thought it was too good not to share. Credit to @jximbo

Wow didn't realize how big the the new path would be. I have a feeling they will find a spot for jesters with all that room.
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Postby gottastrata33 on February 24th, 2017, 10:58 pm
Whoa! How did he/she get this?! & id love to see this exact shot now with all the track completed!
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Postby great america fan on February 25th, 2017, 12:41 pm
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Postby RollingCoasting on February 26th, 2017, 11:02 pm
Mild Concern of mine:

It looks like the installation at Six Flags Over Texas did not get the station mechanism that rotates the seats forward to assist rider loading and un-loading. (Present at SFFT's Batman). This was absent from the Great Adventure model and is supposedly the reason their's has so much downtime.

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Postby staticshadows on February 26th, 2017, 11:30 pm
Looks like a design improvement that reduces moving parts and increases reliability. Instead of pushing the guide rail down, the guide rail angles downward on one end and upward on the other end. You can see this in some of the videos of The Joker at Great Adventure. Notice the level of the rail in the pictures above compared to the level of the track. I have noticed the transfer track on all three Jokers appears to have changed from the Great Adventure version and will be a single track that ends near the covered bridge.
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Postby staticshadows on February 27th, 2017, 1:35 pm
The view from 1.9 miles away at Best Buy today.
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Postby Goku1910 on February 27th, 2017, 6:27 pm
I have to agree with the other post, you can see a rail that most likely rotates the seats as they enter the station. The Batman version has a rail on a hydraulic piston, this means it works similar to superman's seats....

....and we all know how well those work. :roll:
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Postby Iron Wolf 90-11 on February 28th, 2017, 1:13 pm
The seats for The Joker have arrived.
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Postby BCarroll on February 28th, 2017, 2:51 pm
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Postby gottastrata33 on February 28th, 2017, 3:08 pm
I'm excited. Im just happy to have another roller coaster added to our lineup.
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Postby great america fan on February 28th, 2017, 5:31 pm
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... jNw6G&_rdr 26 minute construction tour !!!!!!!
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Postby Goku1910 on February 28th, 2017, 7:00 pm
I get the feeling the leftovers of Cajun's pad are there to stay.....SFGAm loves to reuse just about anything.
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Postby staticshadows on February 28th, 2017, 9:12 pm
great america fan wrote:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=612939948906179&id=142703809263131&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FJWS0kjNw6G&_rdr 26 minute construction tour !!!!!!!

Nice video! I don't see Whirligig in the first part of the video where it is a mirror image. Based on where he is standing, it should be visible behind the tree to the left of his head. Do they put it into storage for winter?
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Postby DejaVu2001 on February 28th, 2017, 9:28 pm
Whirligig is always substantially disassembled during the winter as significant snow could cause major damage to the ride.
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Postby coasterkidd100 on February 28th, 2017, 11:55 pm
Are the Joker's seats sitting in the Dark Knight's building? It looks like there is coaster track on the right side of the picture with the Joker's seats.
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 1st, 2017, 12:19 am
Yes, they are
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 11th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Photo by @jximbo on Instagram today from the top of the lift :)
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on March 11th, 2017, 8:16 pm
I can not even express how excited that picture makes me to get back to Great America!
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Postby Goku1910 on March 11th, 2017, 8:47 pm
The curb from Rajun Cajun is still there on the right. Still no work on the midways it seems.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 11th, 2017, 8:49 pm
If that's still RC, then the pathway is going to be huge!

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Postby Goku1910 on March 11th, 2017, 8:54 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:If that's still RC, then the pathway is going to be huge!

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Curb I mentioned is from the backside of Cajun's area, not the front. This is where the Picnic Grove entrance still is.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on March 11th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Oh, I know. I thought the path would be the Picnic Grove entrance, not it as well as some of Cajun's area.

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