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Saturday night at Gay Day was great! El Toro was amazing as usual! Rolling Thunder has to "know" it was going! I have always liked Rolling Thunder but I've always admitted it was rough. Saturday night was the best ride I've had on it in a long time! The straight sections were fun and not rough at all, the turnarounds were still pretty rough though. The bunny hills towards the end had some good airtime on them.

 

The event was well put together and the staff overall were very friendly throughout the park. Most of the rides were open, Kingda Ka closed at some point in the night.

 

Glad to hear that Rolling Thunder had a good send off yesterday!

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Maybe they can get RMC to make a dueling coaster to replace Rolling Thunder. One side can be intense and the other mild. That way everybody's happy.

 

Seeing as they already have El Toro, I doubt that the management nor the general public want another wooden coaster. El Toro already took up a good chunk of space of what was former Frontier Adventures land, but with the removal of Rolling Thunder, I can see the possibilities of more flat rides taking up residence in Plaza del Carnaval or the Golden Kingdom.

 

Here's quick overlay of how they could possibly use the land that I sort of made. If they decided to use the land for a purpose other than a single new roller coaster, I can see them doubling the size of Plaza del Carnaval and almost tripling the size of the Golden Kingdom in the future. I decided to keep some of the former Wild Safari land and Rolling Thunder not in the expansion, as I don't think the Golden Kingdom needs to grow THAT much.

 

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Yellow overlay represents Plaza del Carnaval's possible expansion room, with the blue overlay representing Golden Kingdom's possible expansion room.

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Maybe they can get RMC to make a dueling coaster to replace Rolling Thunder. One side can be intense and the other mild. That way everybody's happy.

 

Seeing as they already have El Toro, I doubt that the management nor the general public want another wooden coaster. El Toro already took up a good chunk of space of what was former Frontier Adventures land, but with the removal of Rolling Thunder, I can see the possibilities of more flat rides taking up residence in Plaza del Carnaval or the Golden Kingdom.

 

Here's quick overlay of how they could possibly use the land that I sort of made. If they decided to use the land for a purpose other than a single new roller coaster, I can see them doubling the size of Plaza del Carnaval and almost tripling the size of the Golden Kingdom in the future. I decided to keep some of the former Wild Safari land and Rolling Thunder not in the expansion, as I don't think the Golden Kingdom needs to grow THAT much.

 

[attachment=0]Golden_Kingdom_Expansion.jpg[/attachment]

 

By looking at that pic I almost feel as though maybe they should've held off and added Safari Off Read Adventures after removing RT. It would fit and been a more cohesive theme if they had the tours depart from the Golden Kingdom instead of next to Bizarro.

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Hi there Great Adventurers, I'm making my first trip to the park this coming weekend (out in New York from California, decided to finally get down there), going both Friday night and Sunday during the day before flying home that night. I know more or less about the famous coasters there, that's basically why I'm going, but was wondering if there were any general tips for the park (and navigating fright fest, I'm mostly interested in just coasters, not all the Halloween stuff), and which of the coasters that I probably haven't heard of I should make sure to hit up (of course I plan to try to get on everything if I can). Sad that I missed Rolling Thunder by a week.

 

Thanks very much! Apologies for not digging through the thread and finding the other posts where you've no doubt answered similar questions

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^Outside of the coasters the park is not that exciting. The parachute drop is unique in the US as is the Vekoma Mad House (Houdini's Great Escape). The Sky Ride is worth riding and Safari Off Road Adventure is fun. The Safari Off Road Adventure takes some time, especially if you don't join the line immediately after entering the park.

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^^ First of all I highly recommend the Flash Pass.

 

If you want to do the Safari I'd suggest doing it first thing, but honestly if you only have one day there I might skip it because as cool as it is, that's valuable El Toro re-riding time. I echo what larrygator said about Houdini and the Parachutes. Houdini is really cool and you shouldn't miss it, and the Parachutes are very unique and rarely have a line. I also really enjoy Sky Screamer but it's not very unique. The log flume is pretty good too and it's pretty long.

 

As far as general tips go, I would suggest eating at Best of the West as it's probably the best food in the park (though Great Adventure really doesn't have any great food), I also recommend using the Skyride as it's a big park and the lines on the fort side are almost always shorter than the lines on the other side.

 

One last thing... I know it's going to have a long wait but ride Kingda Ka in the front row. The ride is kind of a letdown everywhere else but it's amazing in the front row. Even if it's an extra 30 minutes it's worth the wait.

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I second the Flash Pass wholeheartedly (although please don't get the Platinum Pass. It'll make everyone hate you. I did it once and felt like such a douche.) Also I don't think the log flume is open, sadly (it wasn't when I went on Saturday). Definitely try to get either Safari Off-Road Adventure or Kingda Ka first thing in the morning. Definitely check out all the coasters (ride Bizarro in the front and Skull Mountain in the back for funky pops of air, El Toro in the back for mucho-insane air, KK in front for not-rattling, and protect your groin on the last hill of Mine Train). Sky Screamer, Parachutes, and Bumper Cars are also worth checking out. Best of the West has the least offensive food, plus you can get beer there. Make sure to look fornlornly upon Rolling Thunder, and also despair at the Ghost Town that most of Movie World has become.

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The Log Flume might be done for the year. It was also closed when I was at the park last week on Tuesday and Thursday. Last time I was at the ride there was the old sign up that says it only runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I understand the rapids only open during that time but it would be nice to see the Log Flume open in April and May and most of September since it is warm enough most of that time and you don't get soaked unless you get hit with one of the coin operated sprayers.

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Yep. Log Flume does close around Labor Day. I think the main reason is because they don't have the necessary staff needed to run the ride that late in the season as it takes at least six people to run it. Then again I thought they closed it around that time because of the Terror Trail that is set up back there and they need to kill the lights on the ride to keep it dark. I could be totally wrong, but I'm sure it's one of the two haha.

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Any update on rolling thunders demolition status? I know it's not easy to see like GASM was but I haven't heard or seen anything.

 

Park has been closed since it's final operating day. We'll probably get a better idea once the weekend comes around, but I don't anticipate any major progress for a couple weeks.

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I just want to say that between my ride on El Toro in the summer, and all the rides I got this past Saturday for the riding of the bull, I can safely say that it is running better than I ever remember it running! The airtime was almost skyrush level aggressiveness, and places that used to be dull (like after the turnaround and before the brakes) the train is hauling and I am getting great airtime and forcefulness. In fact i think one of my favorite parts on the ride is now the second to last hill because you get such an amazing combination of left laterals, ejector, and then right laterals. Just a couple seasons ago I remember it creeping through that, and i felt totally bored coming into the brakes. One thing I have noticed though is how rough the back row of the last couple cars have gotten, it's hard to tell if it's just because it is running so aggressively, but the turnaround and final section have some notable shaking. Again, those are some of the more forceful areas on any ride I have ridden, so they could be far worse. Has anyone else noticed any of this?

 

Also, how the hell did this ride ever not slow down at the top? That sounds like it would be painful if they did that now.. Had the ride just not broken in as much? And why did they slow it down exactly?

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Just like I said earlier it's funny that whenever a "major" new ride is going to be built parking goes up.

It's like Jackson says "We will approve the addition only if you raise your parking a few more dollars".

It is REALLY outrageous anymore. At least fix the lot up and bring back the trams lol.

 

I also think Rolling Thunder will be demolished after the season has ended. Only reason I think this is due to how it interacts with El Toro. They may be removing the trains from the coaster shed and cleaning up the area, but physical ride removal, I don't see happening. I'd be shocked if they do/did start though. Hopefully they will post pictures on their Facebook page showing the demolition.

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Hey everyone, I have a general question regarding the quality of Great Adventure's Fright Fest in comparison to Cedar Fair's Haunts, like Dorney's. I've been going to Dorney for years to the Haunt and absolutely LOVE it. How does Fright Fest compare? I know the mazes at Six Flags are an "up charge" which I think is ridiculous, but how much do they actually cost? And are the mazes "better" justifying the cost? I have a Great Adventure season pass, but I might just pay the $40 to get in at Dorney if you guys think the Haunt is better.

 

Please help me make a decision

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