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If you are a smart enthusiast you know the rules.

 

Get to the park at open

Go the the park on slow days

Get on the rides that you are concerned about because of capacity, long lines or breakdowns early in the day

 

Therefore, I will continue to get to SFGAdv park at opening, on slower days and ride Total Mayhem first.

 

 

Again.

 

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Six Flags Great Adventure, sometimes nicknamed "El Toro Park", has El Freakin' Toro, as well as Nitro, Kingda Ka, and Zumanjaro Drop of Doom. If El Toro Park never added another ride again, it would still be a great park and worth visiting because it has these rides. Getting this new 4D Free Fly is just a bonus, so I don't see what all the complaining is about except for maybe the name and logo of the ride (which I agree is dumb) or color of the ride (I'm okay with it). Total Mayhem looks like a great addition to a great park with an already great lineup of rides. I'll gladly trade Green Lantern First Flight for Total Mayhem.

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I do take back the negative statements I made about aesthetics, looks pretty nice. Should we start making bets on if the grass in the video actually shows up on the real thing? Just kidding...

 

I am still way more excited about the new launched el loco that the tiny boardwalk park in ocean city is adding, but I accept this addition. If this kicks off a trend of GADV rehabbing areas of the park, I am all for it.

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I am still way more excited about the new launched el loco that the tiny boardwalk park in ocean city is adding.

 

But it will be such low capacity.

 

I'm excited for both and as some rational people have stated, it is great that those of us living in the area have so many choices. Maybe American Dream will finally open in 2017 as another option.

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Is this what the Kings Dominion thread will be like when they announce a new coaster?

 

"It's a forceless B&M". Yup, pretty much.

 

"1. After months of rumors and speculation, the ride is announced. The ride is immediately hit with negative views because it didn't live up to the hype coasterboy2194210 had set when he heard from his friend's uncle that it was going to be a 900 foot prototype."

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People who have anything negative about something on this forum seem to get bashed, but I'm going to put in my bit anyways...

 

I pretty much hate this addition.

 

1. Low capacity (for a park this size, and with the lines they get, they really need a high capacity new coaster).

2. Personal opinion but the name is silly.

3. Why would they open up that beautiful lake front just to plop a coaster like this in front of it. I feel like there are so many better ways to use that space.

 

I love Great Adventure, but I feel like they make so many awkward, disjointed, random plans/additions that don't seem to really fit with any long term goal.

 

With that being said it will still be a great ride in its own right, and I'm sure the GP will love it in its debut year. Those wanting a new coaster should still be happy that they are getting a new, thrilling, and fairly unique coaster (considering there is just one other like it).

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I knew once I came on here, people would be bashing the ride and that it's just a clone. I'll take it over what the other parks got for 2016! I don't know when I'll get to Texas, so now I have one about an hour away. I mean any addition to a park is a plus in my opinion, but a coaster that's only the second to be built is great! Great Adventure has greatly improved since the early 2000s (Mainly due to that 1999 Wars on Lines, which was a horrible decision). Also who would complain about a park that has El Toro

 

I went in July this year on a weekend and the lines for all rides weren't bad at all!

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People who have anything negative about something on this forum seem to get bashed, but I'm going to put in my bit anyways...

 

I pretty much hate this addition.

 

1. Low capacity (for a park this size, and with the lines they get, they really need a high capacity new coaster).

2. Personal opinion but the name is silly.

3. Why would they open up that beautiful lake front just to plop a coaster like this in front of it. I feel like there are so many better ways to use that space.

 

I love Great Adventure, but I feel like they make so many awkward, disjointed, random plans/additions that don't seem to really fit with any long term goal.

 

Not every ride can be a people eater. The largest capacity rides cost the most money. Any new ride evens out the crowds throughout the park. Let's hypothetically assume that the park built another ride with Nitro's capacity. The fact that more people can ride it per hour doesn't necessarily shorten the other lines for the whole day, because riders are in and out of the queue and off the ride quicker and back

on another line.

 

I never get caught up in ride names unless it is the same name used for two parks in close proximity. Some will love the name, some will hate it and as long as people are saying the name Six Flags is happy.

 

The lakefront has been invisible for lack of a better term for years. Everyone has a thought on how space can best be used. I would have loved to see it became a boardwalk type area with games and shops, but they already have a boardwalk area. I do know that the area will be better utilized in 2106 than the past 10-15 years.

 

I agree about the appearance of disjointed plans, however I think that is due to the size of the park and the park aging and the proactive planning to change the Safari and the Golden Kingdom animal shows. There are too many areas in the park that need fixing to be addressed immediately. I think the short terms necessities create delays in the long term initiatives.

 

People rave about Chiller (and I loved Chiller), but 50% of the ride went 7 years unused and the other half was frequently closed. I'm sure the park would have loved to have gotten 5 more years out of the ride but couldn't.

 

The park was offered a unique B&M (to the GP of the park) as an Arrow was at the end of its life cycle, you take that upgrade any day (Green Lantern has a line every day).

 

People complained about the loss of all the flats, and now that the park is replacing them, people still complain.

 

The only issue I have had with an addition in the past ten years was the Bizarro conversion. I understand why they did it (to maximize the IP agreement) but it was done half-ass and should not have been a key addition for an off-season.

 

The only given I see over the next few years is a Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, but there are other issues to be addressed. John Fitzgerald has repeated stated the baboons will return somewhere, what happens to the Old Country area, Stunt Show Arena, I expect something else by the lake in the future. There are always too many issues to address at the park in one calendar year, but the past 10 years at the park have been a huge improvement over the prior twenty years.

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My only complaint, and it's really only a half complaint, is with the name. I think 'Total Mayhem' is ridiculous and that just plain old 'Mayhem' would have worked better. But hey at least they didn't go with 'Spinsanity'

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This is an awesome addition and I was already planning on going to Texas so that I could ride the one there. But this probably wasn't the best idea for this big park. It holds less people then Tempesto and Kingda Ka. The last time I was at Great Adventure Summer 2014 the park was a mad house. There were over hour waits for every coaster and that includes the kid ones like Skull Mountain and the Indoor Batman. Why couldn't they at least buy the 10 Inversion model? Great Adventure loves to take records and there not getting any with this. This just shows how Six Flags likes to be cheap and not care about lines. I still will hopefully be riding it but this was an awful choice for this park..

 

Another thing, just because they have El Toro doesn't mean that its okay for them to get stupid additions. You can only ride El Toro so many times before you get tired of it. And considering that they got a carnival ride last year I would be complaining also.. At least the Larson Loop by me came with a family ride... (SFOG)

 

Rant done!

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I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty pumped about the new additions to the 2016 dining plan:

 

The 2016 Dining Plan has been enhanced with a few additional features.

 

Starting today, the 2016 Season Dining Plan officially goes on sale! Now through labor day everyone gets Gold Dining for $84.99 which includes National dining at ANY Six Flags Theme Park and Hurricane Harbor New Jersey only- unfortunately separate water parks are not included with the national dining program.

 

Guests also now have the option to switch their lunch or dinner voucher for a participating program snack in case they were not interested in getting a full meal with their voucher.

 

Lastly 2016 Gold Dining Plan holders will also receive a 2016 Free Refills all season long bottle, which is the 2015 “Green Cup” but in 2016 it will be blue. The following locations will be redeeming the e coupon that automatically attaches with the purchase of a 2016 Gold Dining Plan onto the Guests card for the Free 2016 Blue Sports Bottle.:

 

Theme Park:

 

Coke Freestyle

GA Café

Main Street Snacks

Shore Eats- Boardwalk

Seaport Eats- East side of Park

 

Harbor: (Saturday through Monday Only)

Paradise Pizza and Grill

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Like all you guys, I want to avoid lines, so thank god for Season Passholder Previews! (I may possibly attend media day too) After that the lines will be enormous so I'll wait until the hype dies down to ride again, or I'll come early.

 

By the way, if you want to complain, you're entitled to your opinion, but PLEASE read the last few pages before posting your opinion! It gets really annoying to see one issue brought up, resolved, then brought up again 2 pages later by someone who didn't read the previous pages!

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Wow if I had known what I was in for when opening this thread I would have brought popcorn...

 

 

^ El Toro is my third favorite coaster and definitely my 1# must do ride when I get to the park. Its just that it would be cool to experience something new and different...

 

At 16 years old and with a coaster count of 165 you have already experienced more "new and different" rides than most people have at your age. I understand it's easy to fall into the "grass is always greener on the other side" feeling, and it's certainly not uncommon for people to be extra critical of their home parks. Just take a step back and be grateful that you have a park with a fantastic collection of rollercoasters that will be even better next year.

 

It could always be worse, you could live 300 miles from the closest major rollercoaster....

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Based off all the complaining here, Six Flags America shoud have gotten Total Mayhem and Great Adventure should have Splashwater Falls. Great Adventure did not get the short end of the stick, it got one of the top three announcements among the Six Flags chain. I don't get the whining. I guess its a Jersey thing

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You know what everyones wanted this whole time? A wing coaster. Back in Spring, people were saying it was between a 4D, a Wing, or a Justice League. And most people wanted a wing, but were expecting a 4D. Because of X Flight, NJ is now really wanting a wing. I'm telling you, thats the reason why everyone is complaining.

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