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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:47 pm

It was low crowds last year when there was bring a friend free. I checked my trip report from Thursday last year ( http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/Forums/index.php?/topic/5387-11917/ ) and only Justice League and The Dark Knight were more than 15 minutes. I got 24 rides in around 6 hours that day.

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Postby bill_s » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:56 pm

^^-- I went Sunday the 12th and crowds were as expected, may have been the cold though. I have a feeling that every time someone warns of these deals at GrAdv or SFA, I've already been during one before and didn't even know it. However the difference between around Sept. 20 @ SFA (the KD closed weekend) was completely different between 2015 and 2016, which has me on guard.

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Postby QuakerOaties » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:24 am

Has anyone ever visited the park the day after Thanksgiving? I'm contemplating going but don't want to get stuck in massive crowds. Thanks!

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Postby coasterbill » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:31 am

Crowd levels are generally manageable for Holiday in the Park.

Just to be sure, you know that El Toro, Zumanjaro, Kingda Ka, Bizarro and Runaway Mine Train will be closed for the season right? Personally I think that Holiday in the Park is the best time of year at Great Adventure but since I see you’re from out of town that might be a dealbreaker for you.

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Postby boldikus » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:36 am

QuakerOaties wrote:Has anyone ever visited the park the day after Thanksgiving? I'm contemplating going but don't want to get stuck in massive crowds. Thanks!


Bill is right that HITP crowds are totally manageable, even when the park is busy the coaster lines don't ever get bad. Though I will note the first year of the event I did go to the day after Thanksgiving on a freak 70 degree day and the place was mobbed - absolutely the busiest I've ever seen it during the event.

Speaking of which - sounds like we might try to go on opening weekend (the 17th/18th). Anyone else gonna be there? We can't wait.

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Postby coasterbill » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:46 am

Brit and I are totally going. I've been trying to convince mom to come with us since she loves HITP (probably because it involves riding Nitro a lot) but getting her to go anywhere is like pulling teeth. :lol:

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Postby boldikus » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:49 am

:nina: :nina: Awesome, I'll have my people contact your people.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby QuakerOaties » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:55 am

CoasterBill - thanks for that information! The closure of El Toro and Kingda Ka are dealbreakers. I grew up going to SFGADV but haven't been in about a decade and was looking forward to getting my fiance onto Kingda Ka and El Toro.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 am

I'll be going up for sure.

What's not to like, not to busy coaster lines and of course marathoning Nitro :)

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jpdupuis » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:37 pm

For the "extra november days" coming up at SFGADV, are Kingda Ka and El Toro closed ? Is there a full list of the rides open this week?

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