coasterbill wrote:I can't speak for Robb but in my opinion Safari Off Road Adventure is honestly one of the best (if not the best, and yes I know El Toro exists) attraction the park has ever added.
They always had the safari but few people really drove through it unless they hated their cars. Just from the Medusa / Bizarro lift hill you could always see animals sitting on cars, ripping out windshield wipers, sh*tting on cars... it never appealed to a lot of people for that reason. We'd had passes for years and never once did the safari. Now it's a must-ride every single time we visit the park. They have an amazing collection of animals, it's a really long ride and (by Six Flags standards) the new Camp Aventura area they added is great.
I think I could say pretty confidently that aside from Disney / Universal it's probably the best non-coaster (or log flume because I'm entirely biased towards log flumes) ride at any theme park in America. The ride also appeals to absolutely every demographic and age group. I can't possibly say enough about how great of an addition Safari Off Road Adventure was.
Took the words out of my mouth. The safari is so far beyond typical SF standards it's ridiculous. Besides the whole issue of not getting your car ripped to shreds by the baboons (which was a highlight if you weren't taking your own car), the old safari was boring. The new ride is so much better with the neat ride vehicles, excellent tour guides that actually explain what the hell you are looking at, and Camp Aventura is a great way to break up things up and has some cool interactive features.