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Just came back from a visit here. I chose this day specifically because it was a weekday during the magic time between fright fest and HITP where the whole park is open but there are no special holida

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Actually, I bet it's gonna be holiday in the park...

 

If it's holiday in the park and they run even a few coasters (besides the obvious 2) I'll be beyond ecstatic. I wish nobody had suggested this because now I'm in for such a letdown if it's anything else.

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Actually, I bet it's gonna be holiday in the park...

 

If it's holiday in the park and they run even a few coasters (besides the obvious 2) I'll be beyond ecstatic. I wish nobody had suggested this because now I'm in for such a letdown if it's anything else.

 

Does not seen feasible to me to run any major coasters, nor would the event be popular (outside of those living within 10 miles of the park) when there are so many other entertainment options

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I would tend to agree but at their winter adventure event a few months ago they were very open abut the fact that they were seriously exploring the concept of doing a Holiday event with a many rides and coasters as possible and that they had already had multiple meetings about it so we have reason for optimism.

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Let me add that both SFOG and SFMM both announced their HITP in April, I believe MM announced it April 8th so pretty close dates. Plus big bright and shiny all fit it...

 

I don't know about you guys but I'm sure a lot of people including myself would make a trip in December to ride a coaster

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If it is Holiday in the Park, and they're able to do it with at least some of the bigger coasters, I'd most likely go. But I agree that an event like this at Great Adventure would not be very successful.

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Anybody know the operating temperatures for any of the rides? Any workers of the past?

 

Starting to get worried making the 9 hour trek for Saturday. With high 40s low 50s I'm afraid things won't be operating. Any insight? I'm having flashbacks to the valley of bizarro at SFNE during a test ride...

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Anybody know the operating temperatures for any of the rides? Any workers of the past?

 

Starting to get worried making the 9 hour trek for Saturday. With high 40s low 50s I'm afraid things won't be operating. Any insight? I'm having flashbacks to the valley of bizarro at SFNE during a test ride...

 

Don't worry. Great Adventure has no interest whatsoever in temperature or weather in general. We rode Nitro last year in the sleet. I can't stress enough how much this park doesn't care.

 

And on that note (with the good stuff bolded for emphasis)

 

New Holiday in the Park® Festival Captures the Magic of the Season at Six Flags Great Adventure

 

This winter, the Santa tracker will lead right to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. The world’s largest theme park announced today that Six Flags Entertainment’s annual holiday extravaganza — Holiday in the Park — will debut November 21 and run weekends and select days through January 3, 2016. Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village, animals and many popular rides will magically transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland, and will be included with all season passes and active memberships.

 

Holiday in the Park will provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments. A visual feast will await just inside the gates as six areas of the park undergo a massive makeover that showcases the world’s best holiday traditions. Each area will be an emotional journey, and bring the warmth of the season to guests in an entirely new way.

 

“Holiday in the Park will be a winter spectacular on every family’s must-do list and is included with every season pass and membership,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald. “We have invested years of research into making this the most incredible and immersive seasonal experience it can be, combining holiday traditions with thrills that are uniquely Six Flags.”

 

Stunning light shows, illuminated, towering trees, the iconic smell of fresh pine and crisp peppermint filling the air and festive street vendors offering sweet and savory treats will provide a multi-sensory journey of winter delights. Kids can join Santa in his workshop and enjoy fun, hands-on crafts and activities. A new entertainment program will feature a tree lighting spectacular, grand stage production, live carolers and a nightly awe-inspiring finale. Regardless of the weather forecast, a touch of magic will ensure that snowflakes fall gently every evening.

 

Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel, Buccaneer, Parachutes and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy pint-sized thrills in the Adventure Seaport area. Coaster fans can conquer indoor coasters like THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Skull Mountain, and world-class coaster thrills like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, weather permitting.

 

Guests can create their own Holiday in the Park memories for free with a Six Flags Season Pass and active Membership. The event will be even merrier as meals are also included in the All Season Dining Plan program. More information about Holiday in the Park will be available on the web during the coming months.

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

 

Six Flags Great Adventure delivers holiday thrills from world-class coasters to rides the entire family can enjoy together.

 

We’re well-known for thrills and serious coasters but we also have plenty family rides of that moms, dads and kids can all experience together. Most of our rides are open during Holiday in the Park. Check back often as we update our coasters and holiday-themed attractions.

 

Holiday in the Park Page

 

Woohoo!!!!!

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If the weather really allows them to get their B&Ms up and running in winter, sign me up. But this of course all remains to be seen. Its interesting that the park only lists their B&Ms, besides Bizarro.

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^ I meant that its interesting that only the B&Ms would be open, and tacked on Bizarro when I noticed it wasn't listed. Sorry if my wording wasn't so "obvious" for you.

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Nice to see Holiday in the Park coming to another Six Flags park, but considering that the park is in the north, I think they'll have some troubles keeping the outdoor coasters open in December and January (at least at night).

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Can we all agree that having a few coasters to ride (even if it is just Dark Knight and Skull Mountain on select days) is better than having no coasters to ride?

In theory, it's great. But by the time this event rolls around, and the park for any reason can't get any of the B&Ms operating, I don't see myself driving an hour down to Jackson just to ride Skull Mountain.

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Can we all agree that having a few coasters to ride (even if it is just Dark Knight and Skull Mountain on select days) is better than having no coasters to ride?

In theory, it's great. But by the time this event rolls around, and the park for any reason can't get any of the B&Ms operating, I don't see myself driving an hour down to Jackson just to ride Skull Mountain.

 

Maybe I just get really really desperate in the winter. I'd probably make the drive...

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If the weather really allows them to get their B&Ms up and running in winter, sign me up. But this of course all remains to be seen. Its interesting that the park only lists their B&Ms, besides Bizarro.

 

I was thinking about this yesterday and I actually figured they'd end up with this list of coasters. I think whether they're open or not has more to do with the location than the manufacturers.

 

It actually makes a lot of sense... you know they'll want to block off some sections of the park when it makes sense to do so and since you knew they'd run Skull Mountain and Dark Knight it would stand to reason that they'd open the kids areas over there. Nitro and Batman are right there and that's why they're probably open because that area already needs to be.

 

On the other side of the park there's no way Golden Kingdom was going to be open... Kingda Ka is too temperamental and it's just so easy to block that area off with the gate that's already there and is already used frequently.

 

Plaza De Carnival will probably be closed too as closing it is really, really easy as there's only one way in.

 

This means they could either block off the path right at the Boardwalk (by Ted's) or a little further down by the Season Pass processing tent and the arcade.

 

To me the only thing that's up in the air (pun intended) is the Skyway and Mine Train. Generally parks always want to have the Skyway open for Christmas events, and I think the decorating fort with the lake in front reflecting the lights would look pretty awesome. I could see them running Skyway and Mine train and then blocking the path down by the bathrooms.

 

Skyway could always be a one way journey too...

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In theory, it's great. But by the time this event rolls around, and the park for any reason can't get any of the B&Ms operating, I don't see myself driving an hour down to Jackson just to ride Skull Mountain.

 

I dunno man, I love me some Skull Mountain and easily the most underrated coaster in the park.

 

I for one am kind of stoked about this announcement. I would definitely take an hour drive up to the park for holiday decorations, food, etc if I could get some rides on Skull Mountain. Also, we've gotten some random mild weather in December here the past few years so I could see them opening up some of the B&Ms.

 

If anything, the off-season just got a lot shorter around these parts!

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Pretty exciting news from Great Adventure. Almost as exciting as an aquatrax . But in all seriousness I'd love to get some winter rides in on Nitro and Batman. That would be pretty freakin cool.

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If anything, the off-season just got a lot shorter around these parts!

 

Thank god! If you would have told me yesterday that I could choose between this park not getting a coaster for 10 years and this park staying open with Nitro and Batman until January I'd pick the latter in a heartbeat. That's how much I love this. lol

 

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If anything, the off-season just got a lot shorter around these parts!

You're right. I don't know why I'm not more excited about this, but for some reason I can't shake the thought that this endeavor will be a flop at GAdv. Perhaps when the event comes closer, I'll have a change of heart. I'm actually hoping that I do.

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I don't think it will be a flop at all. It works for Hershey and it works for Lake Compounce. I think the fact that Hershey pulls it off so well is what gave Great Adventure the courage to pull the trigger on it. It's been tested in a similar market and the fact that they keep doing it would make me think it has potential.

 

Coasters won't be the draw, but by all accounts they did a great job with the lights and the event in general in Georgia and if they put some effort into it and advertise it well I see this being a success.

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If they re-theme El Toro into El Raindeer with antlers I will be over in a heartbeat.

 

Sounds like Toro will not run (surely they would mention it in the announcement, no?), which is a huge bummer but

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