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Any ideas on crowds this Tuesday? Considering buying flash pass if necessary but I really would prefer not to! I went last year and Ka had a 45 minute wait, so did Superman and GL. We did start in the back of the park where everything was almost a walk on (Nitro at 5-10 minutes) but I'm not sure if we just got lucky or if that's the norm. Is there a game plan or certain order to ride everything in? Thank you!!!

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Anyone know if the guy on the left of that video ^^ the same dude on the EL Toro TPR footage? He's got the exact same laugh. On El Toro a few months ago some kids sitting behind me were imitating him on the El Toro video while on the break run. Was hilarious as I knew exactly what they were talking about. "Here we go!" "Throws you out your seat!"

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well i give GA credit for having there end of he deal done. Now just waiting for someone to give the go ahead. At the latest it will probably open on the fifth for the public.

 

on another note every ride has its issues(kingdaka's launch cable, scream machine stuck on hill, batman stuck on hill, etc etc etc). Wondering if there will be any huge issues with this thing droping over and over again. Can only imagine the breaks will have to be checked/changed!

 

Actually, the brakes will probably need the least maintenance since they're non contact magnetic brakes like on most drop towers. If they were friction brakes, it would be a different story.

 

Any ideas on crowds this Tuesday? Considering buying flash pass if necessary but I really would prefer not to! I went last year and Ka had a 45 minute wait, so did Superman and GL. We did start in the back of the park where everything was almost a walk on (Nitro at 5-10 minutes) but I'm not sure if we just got lucky or if that's the norm. Is there a game plan or certain order to ride everything in? Thank you!!!

 

I don't know how crowds will be but probably nothing crazy. If you want the most rides possible, definitely get a flash pass. I hear Zumanjaro will be available on gold so I'd go for that. Definitely start off with Ka and Zumanjaro and then head over to Toro before the lines get to long, then I'd hit Bizarro, Nitro, Batman, Skyscreamer and the other smaller rides in between. I'd save Green Lantern and Superman for last since they get long lines in the morning.

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Any ideas on crowds this Tuesday? Considering buying flash pass if necessary but I really would prefer not to! I went last year and Ka had a 45 minute wait, so did Superman and GL. We did start in the back of the park where everything was almost a walk on (Nitro at 5-10 minutes) but I'm not sure if we just got lucky or if that's the norm. Is there a game plan or certain order to ride everything in? Thank you!!!

 

You'll probably be able to ride everything in one day without the Flash Pass but the Flash Pass will make your day a whole lot better. If you want to ride Zumanjaro I'd suggest getting whatever level of Flash Pass they make you get to ride it... Flash Pass is also a good idea if you want to do the Safari as you'll have less time for everything else and it usually has a long line.

 

If you're credit whoring I always suggest riding Kingda Ka first because it's the most likely ride to break down, but since you already have the credit I'd go to Nitro, Batman and Batman the Dark Knight first as they'll all be walk ons - 5 minute waits. Remember not to ride Nitro's C Train... let it go empty if you have to or let someone go ahead of you.

 

Usually we follow that path and end up re-riding Nitro and Batman for awhile since it takes them awhile to build up lines. After that the best thing to do is probably to take the Skyride over to Bizarro as it won't have a line. Feel free to ride Skull Mountain or the Mine Train if you want as they're near the skyride stations.

 

Once you get off Bizarro everything will have a line so you can really just do whatever you're in the mood for. That being said if you want to ride Safari and don't want a Flash Pass forget all that and go to Safari immediately. If Zumanjaro is open you could go there too but so will everyone else.

 

Oh... and a random tip but if you've never ridden Houdini's Great Escape I'd suggest riding it. It's the most unique flat ride in the park and no matter how many times I ride it I still can't completely figure out how it works.

 

Edit: Ryan said the opposite of what I did and he works there so maybe you should listen to him. lol

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Any ideas on crowds this Tuesday? Considering buying flash pass if necessary but I really would prefer not to! I went last year and Ka had a 45 minute wait, so did Superman and GL. We did start in the back of the park where everything was almost a walk on (Nitro at 5-10 minutes) but I'm not sure if we just got lucky or if that's the norm. Is there a game plan or certain order to ride everything in? Thank you!!!

 

You'll probably be able to ride everything in one day without the Flash Pass but the Flash Pass will make your day a whole lot better. If you want to ride Zumanjaro I'd suggest getting whatever level of Flash Pass they make you get to ride it... Flash Pass is also a good idea if you want to do the Safari as you'll have less time for everything else and it usually has a long line.

 

If you're credit whoring I always suggest riding Kingda Ka first because it's the most likely ride to break down, but since you already have the credit I'd go to Nitro, Batman and Batman the Dark Knight first as they'll all be walk ons - 5 minute waits. Remember not to ride Nitro's C Train... let it go empty if you have to or let someone go ahead of you.

 

Usually we follow that path and end up re-riding Nitro and Batman for awhile since it takes them awhile to build up lines. After that the best thing to do is probably to take the Skyride over to Bizarro as it won't have a line. Feel free to ride Skull Mountain or the Mine Train if you want as they're near the skyride stations.

 

Once you get off Bizarro everything will have a line so you can really just do whatever you're in the mood for. That being said if you want to ride Safari and don't want a Flash Pass forget all that and go to Safari immediately. If Zumanjaro is open you could go there too but so will everyone else.

 

Oh... and a random tip but if you've never ridden Houdini's Great Escape I'd suggest riding it. It's the most unique flat ride in the park and no matter how many times I ride it I still can't completely figure out how it works.

 

Edit: Ryan said the opposite of what I did and he works there so maybe you should listen to him. lol

 

I've done your plan before and mine and they both work. haha Just ride rides while you are there! All of the rides at GADV are easily doable in one day

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Thanks, guys! We WERE able to ride everything in one day last year, including Nitro probably close to 8 times, El Toro about 4 (15 minute wait on average). Everything else was just once. We didn't get to ride Skyscreamer and we completely forgot about Houdini until we had already left One of the reasons why we might buy flash pass isn't just for lines, but we are leaving before close as we are going to drive up to MA to go to SFNE the next day.

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The black car is from Monster Spin. There's rumors that GADV is turning the currently empty red tent into a history museum of some sorts.

 

Thanks for mentioning this. I stopped by the red tent today and saw a lot of memorabilia inside. Old pennants, ride sign, ride vehicles. I look forward to a trip down memory lane if this is to be a temporary museum.

 

Got about 8 rides on El Toro without having to walk around due to low ridership this morning starting at 10:45. Then headed over to a courtesy ride on Nitro (10 minute wait), avoiding the C train. Passing through the games area they had a special on the wheel of chance game for $0.25 and won a Spongebob plush for my niece spending only $3.

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I dunno. Ive never felt them and honestly dont even know if Ive ever noticed them in person but on most POV vids it looks like there are small trims after the 2nd (turned) and 3rd (before the hammerhead) hills.

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Just a heads up, I rode Nitro's C train 3 times in the back yesterday and noticed nothing wrong with it. It was fast, smooth, and had great airtime with no trims.

Yep, didn't notice anything too unusual in the back of Nitro's C train on Saturday. Maybe slightly more of a rattle but nothing that impacted the (tremendous) ride experience. My girlfriend actually ignored my warning and dragged me on the C train. Afterwards, she concluded that coaster enthusiasts are wussies. [emoji38]

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^ No, it means it wasn't cleared for some reason or another. Probably a system error thrown at the wrong time (like when you go get your car inspected and the check engine light pops on(thanks, Nissan)). They'll re-check later today or tomorrow and every other chance until it clears.

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I think this mostly is due to NJ playing hardball about potential simultaneous operations with Kingda Ka. I think they may be purposefully dragging things out because of the park's pushback. Can't say for certain, but the ride's seemingly been ready for a couple weeks now - I don't see how the park wouldn't have already done everything they could to get the state's operational permit ASAP.

 

EDIT: Then again, SFDK's V2 debacle comes to mind.... and SFNE's phamton Dark Knight coaster...

 

...Finger wags all around.

 

to get a little off topic, but it does have to deal with the state of NJ. I was at action park today, and they are having delays with the state to get "zero g" open. they have tested it, its ready to go. they had some riders on it per employees. and today, they had some as they were filming for commercial. my fat ass got filmed on the cliff jump. see if they use it for a commercial.

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^ You made me look up what slide Zero-G is, and, well, I think The Daily News needs to get their research in order -

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-s-action-park-debut-water-slide-1-000-foot-drop-article-1.1839093

 

Divide by 10, maybe?

 

I was talking to the guy who was in charge of the film shoot from action park today and mentioned that article. hes said they gave them all the info, and that's the article they wrote. the news media is such a joke today.

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