Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:52 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:When I was in high school, my friends and I would discuss "perfect albums." These are records that are the absolute best that they could be, albums for which nothing could improve them. This was our way of skirting the issue of whether Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is better than Pearl Jam's Ten or Depeche Mode's Violator. Yeah, they're all kickass rock albums, but they're all so different that it's difficult to fairly compare.

So if I would apply this logic, Outlaw Run, El Toro, Phoenix, and Voyage are all "perfect coasters." They are the best that coaster could possibly be, without trying to be something they're not.

I like this comparison and logic. Unfortunately I think it flies in the face of most hardcore obsessives who have the compulsion to codify and rank everything down to the last minute detail and then argue unyieldingly about why their picks for numbers 1, 2 and 3 are better than YOUR picks for numbers 1, 2, and 3.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:06 am

I can't wait to get back up to Great Adventure on one of the November bonus weekends. Looking forward to El Toro, Kingda Ka, etc (I know after Fright Fest, Bizzarro and RMT don't run) in colder weather :)

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 am

Jason Maier wrote:I can't wait to get back up to Great Adventure on one of the November bonus weekends. Looking forward to El Toro, Kingda Ka, etc (I know after Fright Fest, Bizzarro and RMT don't run) in colder weather :)

After Fright Fest, El Toro and Kingda Ka don't run either. You might want to move up that date.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:38 am

coneyislandchris wrote:
Jason Maier wrote:I can't wait to get back up to Great Adventure on one of the November bonus weekends. Looking forward to El Toro, Kingda Ka, etc (I know after Fright Fest, Bizzarro and RMT don't run) in colder weather :)

After Fright Fest, El Toro and Kingda Ka don't run either. You might want to move up that date.


They have the last two years. They've run the first two "bonus" weekends of November, only Frontier was closed right after Fright Fest. Source: I was there.

And so were you. And the year before. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:21 am

boldikus wrote:
coneyislandchris wrote:
Jason Maier wrote:I can't wait to get back up to Great Adventure on one of the November bonus weekends. Looking forward to El Toro, Kingda Ka, etc (I know after Fright Fest, Bizzarro and RMT don't run) in colder weather :)

After Fright Fest, El Toro and Kingda Ka don't run either. You might want to move up that date.


They have the last two years. They've run the first two "bonus" weekends of November, only Frontier was closed right after Fright Fest. Source: I was there.

And so were you. And the year before. :lol: :lol:

Well, poop. My memory is going bad. I could have and would have sworn they were closed those bonus weekends. Damn you for using my own words against me!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby JaYmoNeY12 12 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:47 pm

Hello everyone, i'm planning on heading up to Great Adventure for fright fest and have two dates already set in mind. Friday September 22nd and Saturday October 7th. I know the park is only open from 5:30-Midnight on fridays but I feel it will be a mad house on any Saturday of Fright Fest, can someome tell me which day is better?

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:57 pm

Go on Friday the 22nd, the park is actually open all day since some schools are closed. Saturday of Columbus Day weekend is one of the most busiest days of the year.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:31 pm

coneyislandchris wrote:
boldikus wrote:
coneyislandchris wrote:
Jason Maier wrote:I can't wait to get back up to Great Adventure on one of the November bonus weekends. Looking forward to El Toro, Kingda Ka, etc (I know after Fright Fest, Bizzarro and RMT don't run) in colder weather :)

After Fright Fest, El Toro and Kingda Ka don't run either. You might want to move up that date.


They have the last two years. They've run the first two "bonus" weekends of November, only Frontier was closed right after Fright Fest. Source: I was there.

And so were you. And the year before. :lol: :lol:

Well, poop. My memory is going bad. I could have and would have sworn they were closed those bonus weekends. Damn you for using my own words against me!


Sorry bud. I wasn't trying. I remembered being there (a feat in itself) and was attempting to dig up that report, when I spotted yours and had a nice chuckle. I couldn't not post it. :lol:
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Taeshan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:05 pm

Hello. Long time TPR lurker, mostly on the Hershey page. But anyways recently purchased season passes (flash sale) to six flags with a friend and we're going to Great Adventure to pick them up soon (live halfway between there and America basically. So chose them as the main) and just had a few questions since i've never been there. What to do at the park besides rides and stuff when we're there, what are the good places to hit for entertainment, and what to skip and not do. Also the second one is i'm a lot overweight and me and him recently went to Dorney (sister had free tickets) and I couldn't ride anything that i wanted to (im a huge coaster fan, but was mainly interested in Hydra and Talon, but not say Steel Force due to height and stuff. Thats an issue, i Mean i've been on Skyrush and loved it, but i tend to like the less tall and more elemental rides if you catch my drift). So how is Great Adventure's fat friendliness i guess. I am losing a bit of weight so by next park season i'm hoping to be another 30-40 down, and i've already lost 30-40 since i started working out again. (my mom died around the same time as I lost my job, so although i was always overweight it got a bit out of hand until I got to where i'm at now). Thanks.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:26 am

OK so as far as shows, Great Adv doesn't really have many except like Dead Mans Party during Fright Fest and shows during Holiday In The Park. We don't have like stunt shows or any of that. Maybe a Looney Tunes dance party on Main Street? lol I dunno I dont go to the park for shows.

As far as everything else? We've created this handy fun guide to exploring the park. Check it out.

As to your weight/restraint question, Imma keep it real. With most rides at any park, the rides at Great Adventure, and whether you'll be able to fit into them, depends not necessarily on your weight but on your body type, and where your extra weight is. For example, with El Toro, you see lots of walks of shame. Though I've seen men with very large stomachs ride with no problem, as the issue with Toro is the lapbar has to be down to a certain point, and it more or less lays across your thighs, so folks with thick thighs or fat asses (or a combination of the two) is usually what does it. Not enough room to get the bar down. But you could have no issue there but still be a big dude with a large stomach that you can get the lapbar past and have it far enough down on your thighs that its not an issue. There's also the seatbelt. You gotta be able to fit into that seatbelt.

I'm slightly overweight, carrying most of it in my chest/belly, and *almost* sometimes have issues with Batman and Bizarro, which have almost identical restraints to each other (this happens with other B&M inverts and sitdowns). I only ever have a major issue with these during fall and HITP when I'm wearing extra layers, but its my chest and stomach that makes it where I just need that extra push from a friend (waves at Bill) or a motivated ride op. Bizarro has big boy seats, I think in row 5?

Never had and really haven't seen people have issues with Ka, Super, Joker, etc

Most if not all rides at Great Adventure have a test seat out front. Use it. Especially if its busy and there are lines you'll have to wait in only to be told you can't ride. It's less embarrassing to have to use the test seat out front than to hold up a station full of people because the ride ops have to help you, and then to wind up having to do the dreaded walk of shame in front of everyone. Just use the test seats.

And above all have fun!
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