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Bizarro: The biggest change was on Bizarro, as the audio has been removed completely. The speakers are gone and two more seats were added to the back row where the audio equipment box was.

 

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This is great news. Hopefully that's the end of that- at least in terms of existing rides being modified and coasters yet to be built. I doubt they'll go around uninstalling that stuff from every coaster that currently has it, but who knows?

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Im actually gonna miss the audio at least on the lift and the end of the ride. I agree the coaster is too loud to hear the audio during the ride but I actually liked the story they played on the lift. A personal memory is that 1 of my friends use to sing the Bizarro chant at the end of the ride and I thought it was funny. I really thought it added to the ride experience.

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Hey,

 

My girlfriend and I are staying in NY for two weeks and it would be awesome to visit Six Flags during the trip. Having read up a bit on the practicalities, a weekday seems the best choice if you want to avoid queueing (who doesn't). As it is spring-break currently, it probably wouldn't be too smart to go there before that ends either. With those criteria, the only dates we have free are the 4th, 5th and 8th of April (a Thursday/Friday/Monday). If I read http://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=SixFlagsServiceTo correctly there are no buses going to six flags on those dates, which makes things a bit difficult. I was thinking there might be a car-owning New York coaster-fan or two out there who were looking forward to spend a crowd-less day (take a "sick" day and live a little) of amazingness at Six flags next week and want to save a bit on gasoline and make some new friends from Europe at the same time? If not, we'll just fight the crowd on the weekend when there are buses.

 

Cheers!

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Hey,

 

My girlfriend and I are staying in NY for two weeks and it would be awesome to visit Six Flags during the trip. Having read up a bit on the practicalities, a weekday seems the best choice if you want to avoid queueing (who doesn't). As it is spring-break currently, it probably wouldn't be too smart to go there before that ends either. With those criteria, the only dates we have free are the 4th, 5th and 8th of April (a Thursday/Friday/Monday). If I read http://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=SixFlagsServiceTo correctly there are no buses going to six flags on those dates, which makes things a bit difficult. I was thinking there might be a car-owning New York coaster-fan or two out there who were looking forward to spend a crowd-less day (take a "sick" day and live a little) of amazingness at Six flags next week and want to save a bit on gasoline and make some new friends from Europe at the same time? If not, we'll just fight the crowd on the weekend when there are buses.

 

Cheers!

 

The park is only open until April 1st and then they close again until May.

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Im actually gonna miss the audio at least on the lift and the end of the ride. I agree the coaster is too loud to hear the audio during the ride but I actually liked the story they played on the lift. A personal memory is that 1 of my friends use to sing the Bizarro chant at the end of the ride and I thought it was funny. I really thought it added to the ride experience.

 

 

But if thats the case, blast it from the speakers going up the lift, and add speakers to the break runs!

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Here's some notes from today, the park was less crowded than I expected. I guess the cold weather kept people away.

 

I got to the park right before 10:30, the new handheld scanners were not working so they were manually writing down everyone's pass number in the Premium Pass line. I entered the park right at 10:30, the other lines still had the gates down at 10:30.

 

Nitro started with 2 trains, then went down to 1 train and later in the afternoon, went back to 2 trains.

 

Skull Mountain had 2 trains with a 0 - 2 train wait both times I was there

 

Blackbeard's was closed and the control panel area was covered, they were cycling the train but not for the full circuit. It stopped on the lift when I walked by the ride.

 

Superman had 1 train with what looked like a 45 minute wait and walking out of the park a little before 4:00, around a 25 minute wait

 

Green Lantern had 2 trains running with no line

 

El Toro was closed in the morning, it opened later with I think 1 train

 

Rolling Thunder had just the left side open with I think 2 trains

 

Kingda Ka was closed until at least 1:00, 1 train was running. It was a 25 minute wait for a middle row but there was a 10 minute breakdown right before I boarded the train so it was just over 35 minutes. After that the line looked like it was around 45 minutes.

 

Runaway Mine Train had no wait with 2 trains running.

 

Bizarro had 2 trains running with no wait, like Sunday dispatches were fast with no stacking.

 

The Dark Knight had no wait other than to get into the pre-show room.

 

Fender Benders had a 1 cycle wait around 12:30 and a 2 - 3 cycle wait later in the day.

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I'm going to SFGAdv on either Saturday, April 13th or Sunday, April 14th. It is my first time going there and I would like to have some advice for first time goers. I'm also specifically wondering what rides I should head to first and if it matters if I go on a Saturday or Sunday. Thanks.

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Sunday should be less crowded than Saturday.

 

I would ride the coasters in this order: Superman, Green Lantern, Kingda Ka, El Toro, Rolling Thunder, Bizarro, Runaway Mine Train, then take the Skyway over to the Dream Street station, then go to Nitro, Batman, Road Runner Railway (if you want all the credits), Dark Knight, Skull Mountain and Blackbeard's. Even though Skull Mountain is next to the Skyway station, I put it later since it is more important to get to Nitro and Batman before it as Skull Mountain has a very fast moving line and rarely is more than 10 - 15 minutes.

 

The alternate option is to go to Kingda Ka, then El Toro and then back to the Boardwalk to ride Superman and Green Lantern but that involves more backtracking.

 

Also getting there at opening is important if you want to avoid lines. From 10:30 to 12:00, lines should be 0 - 10 minutes.

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Sunday should be less crowded than Saturday.

 

I would ride the coasters in this order: Superman, Green Lantern, Kingda Ka, El Toro, Rolling Thunder, Bizarro, Runaway Mine Train, then take the Skyway over to the Dream Street station, then go to Nitro, Batman, Road Runner Railway (if you want all the credits), Dark Knight, Skull Mountain and Blackbeard's. Even though Skull Mountain is next to the Skyway station, I put it later since it is more important to get to Nitro and Batman before it as Skull Mountain has a very fast moving line and rarely is more than 10 - 15 minutes.

 

The alternate option is to go to Kingda Ka, then El Toro and then back to the Boardwalk to ride Superman and Green Lantern but that involves more backtracking.

 

Also getting there at opening is important if you want to avoid lines. From 10:30 to 12:00, lines should be 0 - 10 minutes.

 

Thanks.

 

Will the lines be long on April 13th/14th?

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If you go Sunday definitely head for El Toro at opening. You will be able to get multiple rides on it without getting up.Then get your Lantern, Superman, and Ka credits. Everything else shouldn't be that bad. Nitro's line moves fast, even with just two trains.

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Will the lines be long on April 13th/14th?

 

Unless there is some event going on not listed yet (that weekend has been Girl Scout Weekend in past years), I would expect after 12:00 - 12:30 on Saturday of lines of 0 - 10 minutes for the smaller coasters, 15 - 30 minutes for the major coasters and maybe slightly longer for Kingda Ka and Superman depending on how many trains are running and wait times a little less than that for everything on Sunday. Hopefully by then Kingda Ka will be running 2 or 3 trains.

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Great Adventure has plenty of room for a giga if they want one, but they already have an outstanding coaster collection so I wouldn't expect to see one. At least not in the next few years. There are plenty of other areas where the park needs to improve.

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Yea... I cant see them chopping off that much of the edge of the park, they would not be able to expand in that direction again with a giant ride like that!

 

I think I would be ok with the park taking a 2 year break from adding another coaster and do some around the park touch ups...

 

I also feel that we are going to see something different coming to great adventure soon... something like Maverick I think or X Flight would fit nicley into the line up, but I do feel that a smaller more intense ride is on its way... If you look at the past few rides there all Massive... Kingda Ka, El Toro, Green Lanturn, these are three giant rides....

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I would LOVE if there was a coaster like Maverick that came to SFGAdv. I feel like if they put another giant coaster in there, theyll take 1 down. The only places left I could see them fitting one without tearing another down are where Chiller use to be, part of the old Wild Safari or chopping down a lot of trees to put it by Nitro.

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