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There are just so many things wrong with this rendering:

Seeing this for the first time made coffee squirt out my nose.

 

Lets see, airbrushed non-existent trees, 150ft rendering of a 70ft ride, compacted el toro layout (notice the awkwardness of the turnaround). This is SF marketing at its finest!

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^Seeing your username made me think they should've built interlocking versions of these and called them Lightning Loops Strike Back or something silly like that at least for old times' sake. You would probably have to load the upper one just as high as the original too.

 

For a park that's removed more rides than it's added in the past 10 years, would've at least like the Premier version of skywheel, even if it was a clone.

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Looks like another season I won't be visiting GADV.

 

There is really only a few rides I feel are worth riding.

 

Removed Scream machine which only banged your shoulders up a bit for a ride that must be a government conspiracy for population control since it blatantly tries to render me impotent.

 

Arguably one of the most intense coasters around for a mouse in a box.

 

Rolling thunder for hopefully something good, but probably nothing. We have the gotham area basically vacant and a closed old country. A giant purple monstrosity in the western section of the park.

 

Seeing what SFMM is doing with colossus, Rolling thunder could have been a ground hugging version of that. Looks like next season I will be driving right past GADV on my way to SFNE.

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Looks like another season I won't be visiting GADV.

 

There is really only a few rides I feel are worth riding.

 

I know right... I completely agree with you. There's basically nothing to do at Great Adventure. All they have is the tallest coaster in the world, the #1 rated wood coaster in the world, a B&M hypercoaster that goes 80 MPH, an old school super-intense B&M invert, a 7 looping floorless coaster, a huge stand-up coaster, a B&M flying coaster, 2 indoor coasters, the tallest drop tower in the world, an arrow mine train, a 200+ foot sky screamer, a Vekoma mad house, a 90 minute long Safari ride with a zipline in the middle of it, a very good log flume, a 200+ foot parachute tower, a ton of other rides I didn't even mention and now a new looping flat ride.

 

I agree... there's nothing to do in this park.

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Sorry to add to the whining. Im not so much bothered by the marketing of this (tho it is lame), but with NE & MM getting those RMC's, and Fiesta getting that S&S prototype, I can't help but feel we've been shortchanged here.

 

We are one of the flagships of the chain, the largest theme park on earth (sizewise), the park that has the tallest and one of the fastest coasters on earth, one of the top hypers on the planet, tallest drop ride and El freaking Toro. Yet no mention of Namtab and we are getting the same (flat) ride as a bunch of other parks in the chain. And it won't be open until late spring which is just flat out hilarious.

 

Yeah, I know we just got Zumanjaro but I think SF missed a good opportunity to put something major here for 2015. The lack of Namtab is particularly painful to me, I was excited for that. Here's to hoping they just announce it later...

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We are one of the flagships of the chain, the largest theme park on earth (sizewise), the park that has the tallest and one of the fastest coasters on earth, one of the top hypers on the planet, tallest drop ride and El freaking Toro.

 

And yet you need more.

 

The park could use a shiny new coaster for sure, but there's no shortchanging happening here. Great Adventure and Great America have the best coaster lineups of the entire chain, in my opinion, and probably by a long shot. We can all live another year with the world-class rides we've got.

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Looks like another season I won't be visiting GADV.

 

There is really only a few rides I feel are worth riding.

 

I know right... I completely agree with you. There's basically nothing to do at Great Adventure. All they have is the tallest coaster in the world, the #1 rated wood coaster in the world, a B&M hypercoaster that goes 80 MPH, an old school super-intense B&M invert, a 7 looping floorless coaster, a huge stand-up coaster, a B&M flying coaster, 2 indoor coasters, the tallest drop tower in the world, an arrow mine train, a 200+ foot sky screamer, a Vekoma mad house, a 90 minute long Safari ride with a zipline in the middle of it, a very good log flume, a 200+ foot parachute tower, a ton of other rides I didn't even mention and now a new looping flat ride.

 

I agree... there's nothing to do in this park.

 

Like i said, a few rides worth riding. My opinion. Tallest and fastest doesn't equal good.

 

Toro, Batman, Bizarro, and the mad house are good. Safari doesn't interest me as I don't believe in keeping wild animals.

The park is not very well rounded. They keep removing rides and seem like there isn't any direction or end goal for what they are doing. I mean, ONE water ride in a flagship park? that is absurd. SFA has THREE, and had FOUR. Great adventure relies on a couple blockbuster rides to draw in crowds, not so much as a place to spend an entire day.

 

I really though the park was going in the right direction with KA and the golden kingdom, then Toro and PDC. Those areas were gorgeous. I had hope there was going to be theming and an actual vision behind themed areas. Now that I think about it, Im not even mad about the loop thingy, its another ride and thats good. Im disappointed that movie town will rot some more as will other areas of the park. Gadv seems content with having two really well themed areas and just random nonsense elsewhere.

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We are one of the flagships of the chain, the largest theme park on earth (sizewise), the park that has the tallest and one of the fastest coasters on earth, one of the top hypers on the planet, tallest drop ride and El freaking Toro.

 

And yet you need more.

 

Yeah I know it sounds that way. And we do have a great line-up. I love the park and that its my home park. I don't know. They have so much space and so much opportunity for rehabbing areas (Old Country, etc). I don't necessarily need a new coaster just something more special than the same carnival flat that is going in 3 other SF parks and being marketed as something its not.

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^^Great Adventure has 2 water rides. They had 3 but nobody ever rode water effect.

 

Kingda Ka is a great ride if you ride it in the front, but even if you don't it's still very good (though a bit rattly). Also, they don't "keep removing rides". They did for awhile but in the last few years they've added new Bumper Cars, a Sky Screamer, a Scrambler, the Safari, Zumanjaro and now this while (I believe) only removing Rolling Thunder which was incredibly mediocre.

 

Are you going to tell me that you honestly thought Rolling Thunder was that good but Kingda Ka isn't and Nitro isn't even worth mentioning?

 

Also, in regards to them keeping wild animals a few of their animals are extinct in the wild. Do you really think keeping them and breeding them is a bad thing? Really?

 

Great Adventure has a lot of problems including what you said about theming but to pretend there isn't a ton of stuff to do there is insane.

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They keep removing rides and seem like there isn't any direction or end goal for what they are doing.

 

This is the whole thing with SFGAdv in a nutshell. It's hard to have faith because every decision they've made since Toro has indicated a clear lack of overall vision and direction for the park. And possibly a lack of budget to really fix the things that need to get done. This year it looks like they said to themselves, "Well, corporate is giving us this new ride, and it has to go somewhere. Let's see... Oh yeah, we've got that nice cleared land by El Toro, let's stick it in there." I'll try to have faith that maybe they'll use this opportunity to open that side of the park back up... but like I said, it's tough to have faith given their recent history.

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I think all the Jersey SFGAd fanboys should fight the SFMM fanboys as obviously SFMM continues to be (for some reason) the 'roller coaster favorite' of the chain.

 

SFGAd is a MUCH better all around park and you should still feel really proud of what you have but I can understand being upset over this announcement.

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