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The one that sounds sexy

Legend Drew and Braedon talk this week about all new additions to California theme parks. We also talk about recent news and rumors such as RMC hiring Surveyors, Vortex to go floorless, Jurassic World and much more.

Twisted Colossus Media Day Review

la-trb-twisted-colossus-pov-six-flags-magic-mountain-20141016-vTwisted Colossus, a Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) hybrid roller coaster opened for media the other day at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This ride designed by Allen Schilke sends riders up 121 feet in the air on this dueling racing monster. Twisted Colossus is the re-imagined coaster based on the original Colossus roller coaster only  instead of using wood track this coaster used a Iron Horse I Beam style track to twist riders in never before seen directions. This includes a first ever Top Gun Stall,  an inversion where one train is upside down in a zero g roll while the other train is below cresting an airtime hill, and the Western Hemisphere’s first ever High Five element, where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and “high five” other riders. Their are also many airtime filled moments, sending you out of you seat 18 times. Parts of the original structure remain for the new ride as well.

Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track. The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.

Check out all of out Media Day coverage below.

 

 

 

 

Spicy V8 is NASTY

Clint Novak, The Legend, & Drew are back in action as they talk about all the big news out of Universal Studios Orlando!  They also talk about the Future at Kings Dominion.

Euphemisms Everywhere!

Drew, Legend, AND CLINT!  Its your once a month threesome!  Drew gives us the inside scoop about the Nik Wallenda Walk on the Orlando Eye & Clint talks about Tempesto.

The one without Drew

Clint is back with the Legend as they talk about Clints Honeymoon.  They also talk about whats going on at Universal Studios and there medal detectors.

The one with CLINT

Clint is back!  So is the Legend!  The guys talk about Fury 325, and Legends California trip.  Also Jen from Six Flags New England joins us to talk about Wicked Cyclone.

Six Flags Over Georgia Construction Update

SFOG_Joker_LOGO_4CThis weekend In The Loop was able to stop by Six Flags Over Georgia to check out their construction projects going on in Gotham City. Six Flags is adding two new attractions to their Gotham line up in 2015. First The Joker Chaos Coaster, a 7 Story Larson looper built by Larson International. Riders will flip upside down, experiencing insanity, traveling both forwards and backwards during the ride.  Harley Quinn Spinsanity is the second addition to the Gotham City area. Harley Quinn is a tilt – a – whirl designed for the whole family to spin together. Seven cars rotate around the circular track, spinning in all kinds of directions.

As you can see from the video not much construction is going on. The track for The Joker Larson Looper are on site and could be going vertical any day now. While not a whole lot of construction has started with Harley Quinn. The Harley Quinn ride does not even appear to have its concrete pad footer poured yet. Both rides are expected to open in may. Currently Mind Bender and Crime Wave are operating as normal, and Batman : The Ride is operating backwards as namtaB.

Six Flags Great Adventure announces Holiday In The Park

holidaySix Flags Great Adventure is now the latest park in the Six Flags chain to announce Holiday In the park. Great Adventure will be  extending its operating season to include the Christmas Holiday. Included with your season or membership pass Six Flags will offer some world class holiday entertainment.  Between November, 21st and January, 3rd they will have  30 Attractions schedueld to be open including Batman: The Ride, The Green Lantern, Nitro, and Superman: Ultimate Flight. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland as well with millions of lights, holiday entertainment, seasonal food and holiday smells and animals. There will be Six distinct themed lands for guests to explore. Check out the press release below for more information.

This winter, the Santa tracker will lead right to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. Six Flags Entertainment’s (NYSE: SIX) annual holiday extravaganza — Holiday in the Park® — will debut at the world’s largest theme park on November 21 and run weekends and select days through January 3, 2016. Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village, animals and many popular rides will magically transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland, and will be included with all season passes and active memberships.

Holiday in the Park will provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments. A visual feast will await just inside the gates as six areas of the park undergo a massive makeover that showcases the world’s best holiday traditions. Each area will be an emotional journey, and bring the warmth of the season to guests in an entirely new way.

“Holiday in the Park will be a winter spectacular on every family’s must-do list and is included with every season pass and membership,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald. “We have invested years of research into making this the most incredible and immersive seasonal experience it can be, combining holiday traditions with thrills that are uniquely Six Flags.”

Stunning light shows, illuminated, towering trees, the iconic smell of fresh pine and crisp peppermint filling the air and festive street vendors offering sweet and savory treats will provide a multi-sensory journey of winter delights. Kids can join Santa in his workshop for a fun photo opportunity. A new entertainment program will feature a tree lighting spectacular, grand stage production, live carolers and a nightly awe-inspiring finale. Regardless of the weather forecast, a touch of magic will ensure that snowflakes fall gently every evening.

Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel, Parachutes and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy pint-sized thrills in the Adventure Seaport area. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Skull Mountain, weather permitting.

More information about Holiday in the Park will be available on the web during the coming months at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

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VIDEO: Construction Update of Batman The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

logobatmanfiestaBatman: The Ride is starting to look more like a roller coaster every single day. Randall stopped by to check out the progress. Join him as he shows off the ride from the ground, and on the train.

Batman is the worlds first free spin 4th Dimension style roller coaster, built by S&S World Wide. Riders will flip upside down six times as they zig and zag across the track.  Taking the place of the old car ride, Motorama Turnpike, Batman: The ride is in the Rockville 50’s themed section of  Six Flags Fiesta Texas.