Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

If you go to SFGAdv...it is a requirement to take this shot!

Just because you said that - whenever I get to Six Flags Great Adventure, I will refuse to take that shot.

 

Very good trip report.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A new haunt was announced yesterday for Valleyfair! It's called Camp Wekilou ("We-Kill-Ooo"), and will be located in the Picnic Cove area.

 

The Haunt will be unique in that guests will have to pass through a gate that normally leads out of the park to a newly fenced in area where VF's Picnic area is located.

 

As far as the theme, guests will find themselves in a Summer Camp being re-opened years after a tragic accident. Think Camp Gonngetcha with a better name

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes the area has been quite prone to flooding, and Management heavily debated whether or not to put it in a spot so close to the MN River. Ultimately it was decided that the event was such a success last year, that a new Maze was needed to alleviate crowds. This was the area they thought could be used best.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can attest to the speculation that this maze will be a great one! Being involved in the soundtrack production for the maze, I can already it will stray away from the fun type of Camp that many saw in Camp Gonnagetcha at Worlds of Fun, and will instead be a more demonic and twisted camp, hence the name; Camp Wekilou.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes the area has been quite prone to flooding, and Management heavily debated whether or not to put it in a spot so close to the MN River. Ultimately it was decided that the event was such a success last year, that a new Maze was needed to alleviate crowds. This was the area they thought could be used best.

Glad to hear they keep wanting to expand the event. Hopefully in a few years the event will continue to grow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

I´m from Spain (Europe) and next monday I will go to SFGA (Will be my second time there). My first time, I couldn´t ride in Kingda Ka, and this time, I want to try it again. I hope to get sucess beacuse it´s very far to me.

Is KK working in these days?

 

And other question, I want to know how long the lines are going to be for a this day (Monday August 8)

 

Thank you and sorry for my English.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not sure if KK is running, but if you want the shortest lines, head to KK and El Toro first thing in the morning. Then hit up Bizarro (you can walk under Toro to get to it faster). Take sky ride to the other side of the park and take care of Nitro, Batman, and TDK.

 

I've only done Green Lantern once on opening day, so I can't really tell you much about how the line is. I'm guessing it would probably be shorter right at the beginning of the day though

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I went on Wednesday and it was a great day to be there. Everything was no more than a station wait, even Kingda Ka (though it broke down numerous times). I guess people were scared off by the forecast, but the first few hours of the day were sunny and warm, then it got cloudy with drizzle at times. Didn't start to actually rain until 5, and that was for like 10 minutes, and then it went back to drizzle until 9 o'clock when they decided to close a half hour early. I'm glad I didn't pre-pay for a Flash Pass, as it would have been quite useless. They ran all the coasters, even with the rain, which is more than I can say for what Dorney Park did 2 days earlier. (they even tried Kingda Ka in the rain, but I think that's what caused it's technical difficulties later on.)

 

I gotta say, they may be slow to dispatch trains, but they try really hard to keep things open, and they had some of the nicest theme park employees I've witnessed in quite a while.

Edited by megametal
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not sure if KK is running, but if you want the shortest lines, head to KK and El Toro first thing in the morning. Then hit up Bizarro (you can walk under Toro to get to it faster). Take sky ride to the other side of the park and take care of Nitro, Batman, and TDK.

 

I've only done Green Lantern once on opening day, so I can't really tell you much about how the line is. I'm guessing it would probably be shorter right at the beginning of the day though

 

With the addition of Green Lantern, this plan is perfect. If you do everything like he said, and then hit Green Lantern around...3-4pm, the line will have gone from 40 minutes to down around 5!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Green Lantern is the only coaster with a single rider line, but it only cuts out the final 20 minutes of the wait.

 

So, essentially, none.

 

Enjoy your trip! On Friday, Ka was running sporadically, but I hope you get on!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would just like to take a second and applaud the Nitro ride crew. I went to the park yesterday and Nitro was running 3 trains without stacking! First time to the park and I was very impressed with all of the ride operations.

 

Yes! I was too impressed with the Nitro crew. In ERT, there were 3 trains running and they would even despatch the train in the station before the next train was on the final block. It was incredible.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey everyone! I am going to be making a trip to NYC for a business trip in September, but the official trip will only be from Monday Through Friday. I would LOVE to add a night or two on the front or end of the trip to go ride Cyclone and possibly even Kingda Ka.

 

DISCLAIMER:I am NOT a Northeaster and have not been in that area of the country in over 20 years ago. Naive questions ahead

 

So those of you that know, am I crazy for trying to take an early morning flight on Sunday, then make it to Cyclone AND Kingda Ka (plus a small count of others), or am I just better off planning to be there all weekend?

 

Also, what is the best hotel to stay at (subjective I know) out near Six Flags? I would prefer to stay in a hotel other than the one the business is putting us up in the city.

 

Lastly, how easy is it to get taxis to take such a trip or is it just best to plan to rent a car?

 

Thank you everybody in advance!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is what you do. Go to the Port Authority bus terminal and hop on one of the daily busses to Great Adventure, easy as that. They take you to the parking lot and come pick you up at night. It's cheap and convenient. Then proceed to ride El Toro and ride until you feel stupider. Nitro And Kingda Ka are both very fun but Toro is king. Take the New York Subway to Coney Island, It's a cool trip on it's own. My sister and I went down at midnight and it was spectacular. We were in Manhattan and the trip took about an hour it seems. The trip to Great Adventure will be about 45 minutes. The busses do come a little before closing but not too bad.

 

If you can do it, buy a Fastpass unlimited. Mine was like 80 bucks and very worth it. That place can get very busy.

 

...and yes you want to stay the weekend, it's NYC man!! Oh, the drop on Cyclone is killer in the back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/