Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May 30, 2011 - Memorial Day Fly-Over with So Much to See...

Finally, a gem of a day for a fly-over. I was surprised there were not more cars in the lot, and only about five buses were present. Though I guess backyard cook-outs were favored over attending the park and riding coasters during this Memorial Day 2011....Regardless, I have a smorgasbord of NOT hamburgers or hot dogs, but Aerial Views of Great Adventure sure to please. I hope you enjoy !!!

Overall view of Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor, Switlik/Prospertown Lake and part of the Safari:


Same view though with Hurricane Harbor and the Safari out of the picture:


Nitro's track snaking through the Jackson woods:


One of Nitro's trains climbing the lift hill...:


...And just about to crest (I love this view of the drop):


Looking north from atop the lake:


This area is soon to be the newly expanded Safari Discoveries (formerly Balin's Jungleland):


The classic Saw Mill Log Flume (that is one long and enjoyable ride through the woods):


The FIRST coaster at the park....The Runaway Mine Train:


Bizarro coaster in blue/purple drab:


El Toro wooden coaster, with the twister section deep within Rolling Thunders infield:


One of El Toro's trains about to plunge towards the ground at a whopping 76 degree angle:


Looking southwest at Bizarro, Runaway Mine Train, Sawmill Log Flume, El Toro, Rolling Thunder, Kingda Ka, The Green Lantern and part of Superman Ultimate Flight:


Hurricane Harbor water park was packed today:



And from what I could tell, most everyone was congregated in the Wave Pool:


Here's a view of the Safari snaking south and west into the Jackson woods:


Like I said, not too many cars or buses:


For The Green Lantern stand-up coaster Aerial Photos, please check-out my BLOG entry HERE dedicated to Great Adventure's newest coaster. I wanted to keep these photos separate (other than some overall views) from this Fly-Over because I feel this newest coaster deserves a BLOG entry of its own....

Thanks for Looking

May 30, 2011 - Green Lantern Coaster Complete & Open to the Public...

Yes, The Green Lantern Stand-Up Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure is Complete & Open to the Public....Get out there and Ride this Beast of a B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard).

And for additional ground-based pictures of the Media Day event on May 19, 2011, please have a look at my exclusive coverage HERE.

Now, let's check-out The Green Lantern:














I hope everyone enjoys riding The Green Lantern Stand-Up coaster....It's surely an experience not soon forgotten...

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 - Green Lantern track complete, but still much more to be done...

Hi everyone,

Good Friday was a picture-perfect flying day, and I have a plethora of pictures for your viewing pleasure. The bulk of the pictures are of the construction progress of the Green Lantern coaster, but the others I have are equally entertaining....Enjoy !!!

The park was rather packed today:



It's a worm....No, it's a snake....No, it's a line of people waiting for Season Pass processing, or so I assume ???








Still a bit of work left until completion, and I bet work will continue everyday until opening:








Bizarro's train travelling through the Lighted Misters at the base of the first drop:


...And now being "Toasted" by its giant Flame Throwers:




And finally, this is what's left of the Batman & Robin coaster:


There you have it....I am sure looking forward to riding Green Lantern and to see how the park prepares the terrain underneath.

Happy Coastering :)