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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:48 pm

I Like Theme Parks. wrote:Batman, and especially Bizarro are running super well on the warm days this season so far, but Nitro having El Toro air? I didn't get that at all.


On opening day I actually felt like Nitro was running slow, yesterday though it was delivering ejector air on the 2 hills after the hammerhead. It still wasn't quite as powerful as Toro, but it was definitely comparable. I've probably ridden Nitro hundreds of times and yesterday was the only time it ever provided airtime that any reasonable person would consider "ejector" air.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Vital808 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:31 am

Quick question, are you able to walk through the old area that's been cut off over the past 5+ years now? I'm talking about the path you used to use to get to the Chiller, Music Express, Stuntman's Freefall, etc....it seems like they reopened it to get to JL on the park map but haven't seen any pictures...thanks.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 am

Vital808 wrote:Quick question, are you able to walk through the old area that's been cut off over the past 5+ years now? I'm talking about the path you used to use to get to the Chiller, Music Express, Stuntman's Freefall, etc....it seems like they reopened it to get to JL on the park map but haven't seen any pictures...thanks.


I don't really know, and it probably depends on when you go.

As of now you can't go back there and the path is cut off beyond Dark Knight for Justice League construction. It's a given that once Justice League opens you'll be able to access it from Movietown but we really have no clue about the old "Old Country" path during the regular season. For Holiday in the Park that path will most likely be open as a complete loop as it was last year.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:17 am

coasterbill wrote:
I Like Theme Parks. wrote:Batman, and especially Bizarro are running super well on the warm days this season so far, but Nitro having El Toro air? I didn't get that at all.


On opening day I actually felt like Nitro was running slow, yesterday though it was delivering ejector air on the 2 hills after the hammerhead. It still wasn't quite as powerful as Toro, but it was definitely comparable. I've probably ridden Nitro hundreds of times and yesterday was the only time it ever provided airtime that any reasonable person would consider "ejector" air.


Interesting, I rode it twice opening day as well. While I found it running as slow as usual opening day, it is great to hear it was hauling yesterday. I can't wait for my next visit to give it a go.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Brassinthegrass » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:42 pm

Went to the park today for the first time this season. Showed up just as they opened the gates to the parking lot and were the fourth people into the park. Good to know for others

**parking lot opens at 9:30, parking booths open 9:45, security opens 10, gates 10:20**

Two rides on El Toro (second to last row and the. Second row). Thing was hauling A$$ even in the morning rain. Glad to start off 2017 on a good note.

Headed over to Bizzaro and got a ride on row two with no wait. Rid is doing great and the staff was super quick as mentioned above.

Did the safari and had a great tour guide who crushed the tour with great jokes and facts. All the animals were out and about and they driver did a great job at giving us some moments to just sit back and watch the animals. New borns are overwhelmingly adorable across the whole safari.

Headed over to Nitro and had a 15 min break. Man is that thing hauling A$$ right now. Amazing floater though all the hills. So good!!

On our way over the MASSES were walking in the park so after Nitro we walked over to Ka and saw a 45 min wait so we decided to call it a day and head back home (stopping at Sorentos for a hero of course!)

Overall a great day and looking forward to a great season of thrills ahead!

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:14 pm

I forgot to mention that even the Skull Mountain crew was hauling. Last Wednesday when we went, I actually witnessed a few trains on Skully not stack, it was so weird because I've never seen that happen.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:30 pm

I was at the park for about 2 hours this morning. It was surprisingly crowded considering the weather, but the lines moved quickly because of how good the operations were. The people at the entrance could have been faster, but at least the ride ops are great! Rides:

Batman: The Ride x 5 - Back row, right seat four of the rides, and back-left for one of them. For my first three rides I didn't have to even get up. It was running amazing! All of my rides were in the rain.
Nitro x 2 - Back row. This was also in the rain, and it is running really well. It's giving very strong floater, borderline-ejector air on the hill after the hammerhead turn and the bunny hills at the end. The rain was a bit painful but made it feel faster!
Bizarro x 3 - Front row once, back-right twice. The way it's running is comparable to Dominator. It's really flying through the course and is very smooth. Awesome rides on it today!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:37 am

Sounds like a good weekend @ the park. I was out of town on a relentless road trip (and sadly passed no less than four parks that I could not stop at). Nonetheless, that has me itching to do something this coming weekend.

Anyone heading over for the Fast Tracks and Food Trucks festival this weekend? I shouldn't because I'm broke after a whirlwind weekend but it sounds fun and I always get boners for food trucks.

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Admission to the festival is included with theme park admission or a season pass. Food is available for an additional fee. Entrance to the event is located in Movietown. Wine tasting portion requires a ticket. Tickets are available online for $10.99 in advance. Discounted theme park tickets will also be available for the day.

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Cajun Jax BBQ (link is external) - A taste of the old south with a Cajun twist
Chimney Cake Factory (link is external) - Transylvanian oven baked pastries
Empanada Guy (link is external) - Gourmet Latin pastries and tapas
Gyros To Go (link is external) - Custom made Greek-American food
Johnny's Pork Roll (link is external)- Building an army of pork roll fans one sandwich at a time
My Four Suns (link is external) - Authentic Korean-fusion cuisine
Oink and Moo BBQ (link is external) - American BBQ and Tex-Mex
Star of the Sea Seafood (link is external) - Homemade, hand-prepped seafood
Suzie's Rolling Wrappers (link is external) - Gourmet, deep-fried wrappers
Sweet Lavender (link is external) - Simple yet sophisticated desserts
The Flying Pie Guy (link is external) - Hand held savory Aussie pies
The Guac Spot (link is external) - Artfully-crafted, avocado-inspired tacos, sliders & desserts
The Little Sicilian (link is external) - Specializing in many varieties of Sicilian riceballs
Waffle de Lys (link is external) - Authentic Belgian waffles with a French twist
Five Sisters (link is external)- Pub-style burgers and FAT sandwiches

Wineries

DiMatteo Vineyards (link is external)
Villari Vineyards (link is external)
Wagonhouse Winery (link is external)

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:44 pm

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First park of the year! Purposely chose food truck weekend so it better be good! -- Driving 6.5 hours Saturday morning and then park all day. First time I'm not doing 2 nights / driving down the night before. Gotta prepare myself for the craziness of the west coast trip later this year, I guess. (and so I can afford a flash pass if needed. Oh, and fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo ;)). If you see someone passed out in front of a food truck it's probably me... Boldikus, please keep your food truck boner away from me....

Anyone have experience with these food trucks / any must-haves? I had the waffle truck at HITP and it was pretty damn good 8) -- looking for other suggestions on things to try!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:52 pm

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Also the Empanada Guy.
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