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I'm surprised nobody has posted about this yet...from Six Flags Great Adventure's Facebook page:

 

Six Flags Great Adventure

So much going on this week- 1/2 priced tickets Thursday, Sept. 29; an EXCLUSIVE Season Pass holder event Friday, Sept. 30; Fright Fest begins Saturday, Oct. 1; and we just found out that SkyScreamer grew from 15 to 24 stories tall!

 

I wonder why the sudden change...now a 240-foot tower instead of 150? Hopefully the other flats are still to follow...

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Bro, Jersey legalized pot not crack. Put it down.

Take a ride on the defunct "Batman & Robin: The Chiller" Roller Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure! VIDEO:  

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There's a concert on Saturday too but I'm hoping crowds will be low again like last week. The concert is Steven Curtis Chapman which I don't think will bring huge crowds since I don't think he is that popular (although I could be totally wrong about that).

He's one of the top Contemporary Christian artists. I don't know what his fan-base is like in NJ, but he's definitely not a small name. His music is more like pop-rock/worship music, so he would probably draw a lot different of a crowd than a band like Skillet would. Here's one of his most popular songs:

 

Sad note: Steven wrote this song shortly before his young daughter got hit and killed by Steven's new-driver teenage son. I think she was around age 6 and the boy was about 16. Such a sad thing that happened.

 

EDIT: whoops I just realized that post was from two weeks ago, I'd be curious to hear if anyone went to the concert.

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I'm surprised nobody has posted about this yet...from Six Flags Great Adventure's Facebook page:

 

Six Flags Great Adventure

So much going on this week- 1/2 priced tickets Thursday, Sept. 29; an EXCLUSIVE Season Pass holder event Friday, Sept. 30; Fright Fest begins Saturday, Oct. 1; and we just found out that SkyScreamer grew from 15 to 24 stories tall!

 

I wonder why the sudden change...now a 240-foot tower instead of 150? Hopefully the other flats are still to follow...

 

This is great news, and I wondered why they would put such a short tower for a large park.

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After riding Wiindseeker at Cedar Point, I was surprised at the restraints in the video. They just look like the typical ones on the old school swing rides.

 

There's also a seatbelt in the video but they do look like they'll offer plenty of freedom

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Starflyers seat belts remind me of airplane seat belts - in a way. You have a thick belt buckling the bar to the chair itself. Then there is one that goes across your chest area. Its a very comfortable experience.

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If this 240 foot upgrade means that they have swapped models with SFFT, and Fiesta will be getting the shorter version (AFTER they had a press release advertising the new ride to be taller) then I have to say, that's a quite a BS move on Six Flags' part.

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^^I believe that SFFT was advertised as getting a 200 ft. model, so I highly doubt this is a ride swap. More than likely, Six Flags just decided that it would be better for marketing to get a taller ride, as the park already has a number of tall attractions and a 15 story model wouldn't look too impressive. Unless I am mistaken, a 200 ft tall model at SFFT will be the tallest (or second tallest) ride there so there isn't much purpose to make that one taller.

 

Whatever the height, I'm just glad SFGAdv is getting some non-coaster rides, as I found the park seriously lacking in that department when I visited this past summer.

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^Despite the many credits at SFGAdv and the well-known flat ride deficiency, our day was so relaxed and well-planned that I still rode more of the other attractions there than I have bothered to at several (most?) other SF parks.

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I made the trip over to Great Adventure on Friday October 7th to finally get my Green Lantern credit! Gay day was originally supposed to be in September as a private event but was moved due to rain, so it was open to the public also. The lines were not as bad as I had thought or heard during Frightfest plus with the Out event so I was surprised that the longest wait was about 30 minutes.

 

The park was actually doing a great job with moving the lines compared to other times I had been there, most of the hold ups where stupid people not paying attention. Also I haven't actually been to Great Adventure at night in a long time so Nitro/El Toro were AMAZING for night rides. We didn't do any of the Frightfest events, but I'm thinking I want to go next year and check them out.

 

Green Lantern was the only new credit and as far as standups go, I'd say its my favorite but still not a big fan of standups. I've ridden Mantis, Shockwave(KD) and Cobra(La Ronde) before and none of them have impressed me. The Green Lantern seems very loud but maybe that's just me.

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The first Friday night of Frightfest is usually very empty, this year they were actually going to be closed that night but I guess because they moved the buyout, they decided to open the park not just for those attending the Gay night.

 

I was there today and I agree that they really tried to keep the lines moving. I wasn't sure how great operations would be since I thought it might be difficult to find enough ride ops to work on a Monday in October but everything was running the maximum amount of trains and they had both sides of Rolling Thunder and the Skyway open plus the Log Flume. I was very impressed.

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Did anyone make it Fright Fest on Saturday or Sunday last week? I'm just wondering how the lines were. We are headed out there tomorrow and with great weather (plus bad weather today and it being closer to Halloween, I'm wondering how busy it will be. Anyone have a prediction?

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^Thanks for the advice about lines yesterday.. I figure it might be helpful to share my experience for anyone else traveling to six flags this year during fright fest.

 

Saturday was a beautiful day in the 60's but a little windy.

 

Before noon every ride was nearly a walk on except for Green Lantern (new) and Superman as always (slow loading).

By 1:00pm every major coaster except for rolling thunder had hour long waits.

By 3:00pm nearly every queue was completely full

By 5:00pm The parking lots was completely full and El-Toro had an extended queue pushing all the way back to the Medusa Bridge. That wait had to be at least 3:00 hours.- Nitro backed up to near the Batman entrance and the season pass processing line was 2+ hours.

 

I guess the moral of the story is, if you want to ride everything and have a relaxing day at the park this time of year then gold flash pass is your friend.

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^Thanks for the advice about lines yesterday.. I figure it might be helpful to share my experience for anyone else traveling to six flags this year during fright fest.

 

Saturday was a beautiful day in the 60's but a little windy.

 

Before noon every ride was nearly a walk on except for Green Lantern (new) and Superman as always (slow loading).

By 1:00pm every major coaster except for rolling thunder had hour long waits.

By 3:00pm nearly every queue was completely full

By 5:00pm The parking lots was completely full and El-Toro had an extended queue pushing all the way back to the Medusa Bridge. That wait had to be at least 3:00 hours.- Nitro backed up to near the Batman entrance and the season pass processing line was 2+ hours.

 

I guess the moral of the story is, if you want to ride everything and have a relaxing day at the park this time of year then gold flash pass is your friend.

 

Sounds typical for this time of year. Thanks for confirming,

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