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^Based on my experience at a few SF parks lately (DK, NE, MM) the Gold pass makes you wait about 25% of the posted wait time (e.g. if posted wait time is 2 hours you will wait about 30 minutes). However the amount of queue you actually get to skip really depends on the ride, as some stations can hold 7-8 trains' worth of riders.

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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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Staying in Philadelphia and out of the blue decided that tomorrow we might go to Great Adventure. However we would only be able to stay to about 1 or 2. So a few questions:

1) Is it better to go to Ka or Toro first? (Personally I would like to do Toro a few times)

2) We expect it to be crowded, but we don't have the need to do a bunch of the coasters that are cloned in other SF parks, so should we still get Flash Pass?

3) Where does Flash Pass put you (is it station or do they have certain cars)?

 

Thanks

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Does anybody know which local places (grocery stores, fast food places, etc.) carry coupons for Great Adventure (and, if you know, how much off they're for)? My friend and I are coming up next weekend, and if there's a $25 off coupon floating around somewhere I'd rather get it than order online because it seems that they've started charging an $8 processing fee, and that's more than a little absurd.

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Staying in Philadelphia and out of the blue decided that tomorrow we might go to Great Adventure. However we would only be able to stay to about 1 or 2. So a few questions:

1) Is it better to go to Ka or Toro first? (Personally I would like to do Toro a few times)

2) We expect it to be crowded, but we don't have the need to do a bunch of the coasters that are cloned in other SF parks, so should we still get Flash Pass?

3) Where does Flash Pass put you (is it station or do they have certain cars)?

 

Thanks

 

1. I would say it depends on what you'd rather do. If you go to Toro first, you can probably go on 3-5 times walking on before a line starts. The downside to that is there's a longer line for Ka than you would for Toro. If you only need 1 ride on each, I'd say do Ka first because that gets crowded quicker and Toro has a shorter wait. So if you want more runs, go to Toro first. If you want a less lengthy wait, go to Ka first.

2. Since you're only staying until 1 or 2, I would say you can skip flash pass if you only need the Big 3. It'll be difficult to get Superman and Green Lantern in without it (though I'd say Green Lantern isn't worth it).

3. Depends on the ride. Most put you right in the entrance of the queue except Ka which puts you a little before that.

 

Hope this helps.

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I am going to the park on friday (june 28) and I'm getting the platinum flash pass. What type of crowds should I expect?? It might rain, do what rides will close?? What about thunder storms?? What should my waits be with the Platinum flash Pass?? Safari?? PLEASE HELP!

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I just went to the park last week and used the plat flash pass. I was kind of disappointed at where we mixed into line on some rides. On Kingda Ka we still waited 15 minutes. On some rides it depends on timing. El Toro we were let in the line right after they released a large amount in the station. 2 minutes earlier we would of waited 1 or 2 trains but since we came in just at a bad time we waited 6 or 7 trains. Most rides you get let into the station but the station can be kind of crowded.

 

I would go with El Toro. That ride is unlike any other ride I have ever been on. It is amazing. Kingda Ka is cool but it only last 30 seconds and there is a similar ride elsewhere.

 

Edit to add: When I went the Gold and Plat were only waiting minutes and when you get into line on a ride the worker cleared my flash pass and I signed up for the next ride. By the time I was exiting the ride my next ride was available. Lines were about 30 for non-flashers. I think Gold is a better deal unless you really want the ride twice deal.

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I just went to the park last week and used the plat flash pass. I was kind of disappointed at where we mixed into line on some rides. On Kingda Ka we still waited 15 minutes. On some rides it depends on timing. El Toro we were let in the line right after they released a large amount in the station. 2 minutes earlier we would of waited 1 or 2 trains but since we came in just at a bad time we waited 6 or 7 trains. Most rides you get let into the station but the station can be kind of crowded.

 

I would go with El Toro. That ride is unlike any other ride I have ever been on. It is amazing. Kingda Ka is cool but it only last 30 seconds and there is a similar ride elsewhere.

 

Edit to add: When I went the Gold and Plat were only waiting minutes and when you get into line on a ride the worker cleared my flash pass and I signed up for the next ride. By the time I was exiting the ride my next ride was available. Lines were about 30 for non-flashers. I think Gold is a better deal unless you really want the ride twice deal.

For the ride twice deal, do you literally get to stay on? and with the plat. flash pass, can i chooses where i want to sit? And what rides are closed down right now?

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You get to choose where you want to sit for all rides except Skull Mountain where you get car 5. All other coasters merge at the station with the regular line. You get to stay on the ride without leaving your seat for the 2nd ride.

 

The only ride closed right now is Twister (it has been closed since at least last week)

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You get to choose where you want to sit for all rides except Skull Mountain where you get car 5. All other coasters merge at the station with the regular line. You get to stay on the ride without leaving your seat for the 2nd ride.

 

The only ride closed right now is Twister (it has been closed since at least last week)

How will RIdes hold up in thunder storms???? Will they close?

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^^Last time I visited it was a very wet morning, and the park did a great job of getting every ride up and running as soon as possible after the rain had passed. Most rides were open within 15 minutes, although Kingda Ka took a little longer (possibly due to wind). So even if the weather looks iffy you should still be OK. Some of the Safari trucks have rain protection on the sides as well, although you won't stay completely dry as the roof drips.

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All the coasters will close for thunderstorms except The Dark Knight and possibly Skull Mountain.

Thunder has no bearing on operations. The park tracks lighting within a certain distance of the park. If lightning is too close the major coasters close.

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I don't know much about Top Spins other than the fact that they suck, but isn't it interesting that SFNE is removing theirs the same time Great Adventure's has been closed for over a week? It seems like maybe they're going to use New England's for parts for Great Adventure as it's clearly the more popular of the two. Is that plausible?

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Looks like some idiot released or dropped something on El Toro ( I'm betting they threw coins) and hit some guy in the facedecent anoint of blood.

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Looks like some idiot released or dropped something on El Toro ( I'm betting they threw coins) and hit some guy in the facedecent anoint of blood.

 

Did they catch the person throwing stuff?

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Looks like some idiot released or dropped something on El Toro ( I'm betting they threw coins) and hit some guy in the facedecent anoint of blood.

 

Did they catch the person throwing stuff?

 

No.

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Looks like some idiot released or dropped something on El Toro ( I'm betting they threw coins) and hit some guy in the facedecent anoint of blood.

 

Please spellcheck your posts. Thanks.

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Looks like some idiot released or dropped something on El Toro ( I'm betting they threw coins) and hit some guy in the facedecent anoint of blood.

 

Did they catch the person throwing stuff?

 

No.

 

That sucks.

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Hey folks, I need some advice!

 

I havent been to this park in 20 years, Magic Mountain is my home park.

 

That being said, I might be able to swing by on 4th of July weekend. I know, I know, hot and crowded. Not good. But when you dont have a choice.....

 

So some questions!

 

1) Im pretty sure I want Great Adventure. Any reason to consider Hersey instead of?

2) As I mentioned, July 4th weekend.... would it be smart to assume the least crowded of those days would be the Friday (vs the 4th or Saturday).

3) If I were to buy a season pass, theyre still giving out the booklets right?

4) Does the booklet include a free ticket that can be used immediately?

5) Should I expect a wait at the season pass processing hut?

 

Thanks!

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

1. Definitely Six Flags. Hershey, being a family park, will be even more crowded than Great Adventure. Plus, Hershey can't touch Great Adventure's rides and roller coasters (minus Storm Runner). EDIT: Meant to say Sky Rush, I get the names confused.

2. Idk, sorry.

3. Can't say for sure, but I got my 2012 pass mid-July and they still had booklets, most likely yes.

4. $25 bring-a-friend tickets any day in July (yes, I checked the fine print, don't worry!).

5. Get there 1/2 hour before the park opens and the pass processing hut will be open. Once in there it's a 10-20 minute wait. Maybe since it's the 4th, 30 minutes tops. My tip- get there early, and buy your pass online so you only have to process it, not buy it.

 

Hope I can help! Other tips:

Get to El Toro and Kingdo Ka first thing. The Nitro line will look long, but moves fast. Being in the back of the park, Bizarro usually has short lines. Don't even bother with Superman. Short ride, LONG, slow line.

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Hey folks, I need some advice!

 

I havent been to this park in 20 years, Magic Mountain is my home park.

 

That being said, I might be able to swing by on 4th of July weekend. I know, I know, hot and crowded. Not good. But when you dont have a choice.....

 

So some questions!

 

1) Im pretty sure I want Great Adventure. Any reason to consider Hersey instead of?

2) As I mentioned, July 4th weekend.... would it be smart to assume the least crowded of those days would be the Friday (vs the 4th or Saturday).

3) If I were to buy a season pass, theyre still giving out the booklets right?

4) Does the booklet include a free ticket that can be used immediately?

5) Should I expect a wait at the season pass processing hut?

 

Thanks!

 

1 - Yes, Hershey is one of the most well rounded parks and has SkyRush

2 - July 4th might be the best day to visit. It's hard to say with certainly if the 4th or 5th will be better, definitely not Saturday the 6th.

3 - Yes, they should still have booklets

4 - No SFGAdv does not have that ticket in their coupon books

5 - Possibly, I would pick up my Season pass at processing later in the day versus at opening.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

1. Definitely Six Flags. Hershey, being a family park, will be even more crowded than Great Adventure. Plus, Hershey can't touch Great Adventure's rides and roller coasters (minus Storm Runner). EDIT: Meant to say Sky Rush, I get the names confused.

2. Idk, sorry.

3. Can't say for sure, but I got my 2012 pass mid-July and they still had booklets, most likely yes.

4. $25 bring-a-friend tickets any day in July (yes, I checked the fine print, don't worry!).

5. Get there 1/2 hour before the park opens and the pass processing hut will be open. Once in there it's a 10-20 minute wait. Maybe since it's the 4th, 30 minutes tops. My tip- get there early, and buy your pass online so you only have to process it, not buy it.

 

Hope I can help! Other tips:

Get to El Toro and Kingdo Ka first thing. The Nitro line will look long, but moves fast. Being in the back of the park, Bizarro usually has short lines. Don't even bother with Superman. Short ride, LONG, slow line.

 

 

Whats the Superman equivalent in magic mountain? From the pictures, it looks like Tatsu.

 

If I process online, can I just cut the park line to the picture portion? In magic mountain, if you process online you can enter the hut via the exit.

 

So the $25 ticket has no blackout date correct?

 

Is there a hidden shortcut to Kingdo Ka? Or is the path well marked?

 

Any idea when the best time is for the safari? I dont want the animals to be asleep. How much time should I set aside, 2 hours including the line and ride?

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Superman does look like Tatsu as it has the same type of track and trains.

 

If you walk through the safari adventures in the middle of the park, you can go from El Toro to Kingda Ka in a minute.

 

The ride for Safari in itself is about 1 hour and a half, so I would set aside about 4 hours for this.

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