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Postby n9yty on March 12th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Guy_With_A_Stick wrote:^It looks like typical Vests, so if you can do X-Flight, you can probably do this

I hope they have a "seat 4" equivalent... :) I fit in there, with some help. LOL I'm soooooo looking forward to this, and the boys would be very sad if Dad couldn't come. :)
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Postby Jacklw6499 on March 12th, 2017, 5:49 pm
That is one MASSIVE pathway!
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Postby B&MGuy35 on March 12th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Jacklw6499 wrote:That is one MASSIVE pathway!


It won't all be pathway. The question was brought up when Marcus Leshock did a live video from the park a couple weeks back and when he asked they said part of it will be the queue.


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Postby Jacklw6499 on March 12th, 2017, 7:03 pm
B&MGuy35 wrote:
Jacklw6499 wrote:That is one MASSIVE pathway!


It won't all be pathway. The question was brought up when Marcus Leshock did a live video from the park a couple weeks back and when he asked they said part of it will be the queue.


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Steel: 5. Diamondback 4. Twisted Colossus 3. X2 2. Millennium Force 1. Maverick
Wood: 5. Hades 360 4. Goliath (SFGAM) 3. Mystic Timbers 2. Renegade 1. The Beast
Great America: 5. American Eagle 4. Batman: The Ride 3. Raging Bull 2. X-Flight 1. Goliath

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Postby great america fan on March 24th, 2017, 3:12 pm
Image new joker update via Snapchat
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 24th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Another angle from Instagram

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1. Hades 360--2. Raging Bull--3. Goliath (GAm)--4. Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast (STL)--5. Batman: The Ride (GAm)
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Postby Muck Finnesota on March 27th, 2017, 9:58 am
S&S Free Spins are about as ugly as it gets, coaster-wise.
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 27th, 2017, 3:50 pm
I do think the Intamin "zacspins" look better but even these free spins do look odd & the GP will find them odd/intimidating.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on March 27th, 2017, 11:26 pm
As I don't visit the park until Memorial Day usually, I was excited to pull up to SFGAm passholder preview day and see the Joker for the first time. However, I went on a college visit in Milwaukee today, and I couldn't resist not looking at the park. I gotta say, it's bigger than I imagined and I can't wait to ride. I'm a sucker for 4D's, I even thoroughly enjoyed Green Lantern. Hope I like Joker just as much if not more. I liked what I saw today though.
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 28th, 2017, 1:32 pm
That's what I said when I saw it last month, it's a lot larger than it looks in photos. We pulled up to the main entrance, just pulled over by the sign & it sticks up right behind The Dark Knight. So I can't imagine yet what it will look like up close.
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Postby BCarroll on March 28th, 2017, 3:40 pm
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Picture of The Joker via V2's front spike
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 28th, 2017, 4:25 pm
That's from Jimmy isn't it?! He's crazy & lucky haha
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Postby staticshadows on March 28th, 2017, 7:49 pm
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Postby great america fan on March 28th, 2017, 9:01 pm
I spy a new building to the left!
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Postby sfgam1976 on March 28th, 2017, 10:42 pm
great america fan wrote:I spy a new building to the left!

Operator booth
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Postby gottastrata33 on March 29th, 2017, 12:12 am
I love these pics. Always nice to see a new perspective of the park!
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Postby BCarroll on March 29th, 2017, 8:57 pm
It looks like SF has some key work to get done in that area before April 14, which is the bonus weekend opening day.
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Postby coasterkidd100 on March 29th, 2017, 10:47 pm
I could see the park leaving the path/area around the Joker closed during Sneak Preview Weekend and making people walk all the way around the park just to get to Vertical Velocity and Batman.
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Postby RollingCoasting on March 30th, 2017, 12:48 am
Drone guy is back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMcP_UVwg48&t=0s

EDIT: Looks like the footage is quite old, but it was released yesterday. Still has some pretty cool perspectives
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Postby great america fan on April 1st, 2017, 8:46 am
https://mobile.twitter.com/SFGreat_Amer ... 85/video/1
The joker played a prank on Batman and the hummer has another new wrap
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Postby RobSFGAm on April 6th, 2017, 1:08 pm
Per Visit Lake County twitter page. Says The Joker will open April 29.

That Joker is a prankster! @SFGreat_America sneak preview weekend is Apr 15-16 and #TheJoker opens along with the rest of the park Apr 29!

Have to see if SFGAm changed the opening date or mid-information by VisitLakeCounty.
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Postby staticshadows on April 6th, 2017, 1:24 pm
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 6th, 2017, 1:54 pm
I would love confirmation on that...
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Postby Tardis1972 on April 6th, 2017, 4:36 pm
Yeah It's not true. Joker is not opening April 29th. Interesting that SFOT is opening theirs the week before Memorial Day weekend.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 6th, 2017, 8:53 pm
The Joker sign went up today.Image
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