Imagine a time, way back in 2005. Six Flags Great Adventure actually had 3 Batman themed coasters, there was no El Toro and instead of a B&M Stand-Up, you had a rough Arrow Multi-Looper.
Kingda Ka had just opened, Medusa wasn't very Bizarre and you could still drive your car through the safari.
Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to September of 2005 and our first visit to this great park.
* Pictures and Words by Gregg Condon
In 2005 my wife and I were actually thinking of moving to Virginia ... from Southern California. Obviously, that never happened. But seeing as we'd already had a trip booked to the East Coast we figured we'd visit some parks we'd always wanted to visit.
Our first shot of Kinga Ka ... woah.
The parks entrance was totally decked out for Fright Fest
Look Ma, No Lines!!!
Yes, I'm wearing a Knott's Shirt, Disneyland 50th hat AND a fanny pack. I wasn't always this awesome cool guy you all know and love. =)
Feel free to let me have it, I TOTALLY deserve it.
Oh, and here's a fountain.
I like Turtles ...
♪ We like to party ... we like to party ♪
Superman: Ultimate Flight ... now in less resolution than you could get on your cell phone. =)
Great American Scream Machine
How about some POV of this classic Arrow coaster.
Games and stuff
I really do think Kinga Ka was the first coaster that also had a total area re-theme go along with it. A strategy that has pretty much continued to this day at many of Six Flags parks.
Something is missing from this picture. I can't really put my finger on what it is. What a bunch of Bull. =)
Aww, Rolling Thunder. =(
Medusa ... Pre-Bizarro
Oh yeah, Kingda Ka was all new and shiny.
Nitro was my first B&M Hyper ... and is probably still my favorite one.
One of the best Premiere coasters ever, Batman and Robin: The Chiller.
It was truly an amazing ride, it's sad that it couldn't stay or be relocated. It's currently in storage in Brazil, hopefully one day it will once again thrill us all.
Alright, that's it for today's Throwback Thursday. Hope you enjoyed the article.
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