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I hope SFGAd won't run in to the same problems that Colossus at Heide Park had where it's shutdown for a few years because the ride has become so rough due to poor maintenance on the ride where the ride could no longer physically run unless the entire track gets replaced. I have a feeling it's only a matter of time that El Toro is closed for a year or two so it can have the entire track rebuilt. Knowing Six Flags though, I doubt they'd do that. They probably won't spend the money to re track the ride so it's just gonna get rougher and rougher over the years to the point nobody likes it anymore

 

Colossus at Heide Park was a prototype and with the prototype plug and plays you cant replace sections of track you have to replace the entire track in order to fix the damaged spot. WIth the newer Plug and Plays like El Toro they can replace one section at a time so no El Toro will never suffer the same problems as Colossus

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Bro, Jersey legalized pot not crack. Put it down.

OH. MY. GOD. A SPIRAL MAINTENANCE STAIRCASE!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO WALK DOWN IT!!!!  

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It might be rough enough you should ride it NOW. The only way it's losing all crazy ejector is if it's closed, or trims -- big ones.

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I hope SFGAd won't run in to the same problems that Colossus at Heide Park had where it's shutdown for a few years because the ride has become so rough due to poor maintenance on the ride where the ride could no longer physically run unless the entire track gets replaced. I have a feeling it's only a matter of time that El Toro is closed for a year or two so it can have the entire track rebuilt. Knowing Six Flags though, I doubt they'd do that. They probably won't spend the money to re track the ride so it's just gonna get rougher and rougher over the years to the point nobody likes it anymore

 

Is it true that El Toro hasn't been running very well lately. I've heard that the ride has gotten extremely rough and it doesn't provide as much airtime as before because it seems to be running so slow lately. It's sad to see the BEST roller coaster in the entire world, in my opinion, go down hill so quickly by becoming rough and the park slowing the ride down so much. I haven't ridden El Toro since 2013 and in the last few years is when I've heard these reports that El Toro had gotten very rough and doesn't provide as much insane ejector airtime as it used to because the park isn't maintaining it/taking care of it as they should.

 

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I was just there in August. There is only one thing wrong with El Toro, and that's that they make you put everything in a fluffy bunny before you ever get in the line. The ride is fast, smooth, and awesome. If you don't like it, fine, but then roller coasters might not be a good hobby for you.

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Is it true
I've heard
It's sad to see
I haven't ridden El Toro since 2013
when I've heard these reports
the park isn't maintaining it/taking care of it as they should.

This guy.

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There's nothing wrong with El Toro. I'm looking forward to getting out to the park more this year. This whole year on the east coast is going to be a blast. Can't wait to get down to Kings Dominion a bunch of times too.

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Great Adventure launches animal outreach programs

 

JACKSON ─ Six Flags Great Adventure will unveil new animal outreach programs that bring the safari into classrooms, senior centers, after-school programs and clubs.

 

Wild Encounters will offer three program options that teach about animals’ characteristics, habitats, history and diets, while showcasing live animals and their caretakers.

 

“Wild Encounters allows us to bring the fun, excitement and educational aspects of the safari to animal lovers, wherever they are,” said Dr. Bill Rives, director and chief veterinarian of Great Adventure’s safari and animal education programs.

 

Animal educators will present various exotic birds, reptiles, snakes and mammals. Lesson plans are developed by Six Flags’ state-certified teacher and correspond with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

 

Programs include “Fur, Feathers and Scales,” which focuses on the differences among reptiles, mammals and birds for kindergartners through fifth-graders; “Behind the Biology,” which focuses on the importance of animal training through positive reinforcement and its role in animal care for sixth- through eighth-graders; and “Six Flags,” which will design a program to fit specific needs or criteria.

 

For more information, call 732-928-2000, ext. 2221, or email safariprograms@sixflags.com.

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Oh sweet, that's a really great idea. A lot of zoos have similar programmes (our local zoo has done that for years), and the kids get a kick out of it. Plus, it's basically advertising for the park.

 

I love that they have a customizable option, because I need their bull brought to my kids' elementary school please. For education.

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Im planning a trip to SFGA and for the life of me I can’t find a decent cheap(er) place to stay. I know people will say to stay with choice but based on the reviews the choice hotels don’t look good. Econo Lodge is usually my go to but the one closest to the park sounds disgusting. Is this one of the times I’m just going to have to fork over a little more cash? Where have you stayed when visiting this park?

 

 

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Yeah, It's kind of insane how few hotels there are near this park. You might have to fork over a little more cash if you're afraid of the Econo Lodge (I would be too... while Econo Lodge is always a risk, that one sounds especially terrible).

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We have stayed at the Comfort Inn in Bordentown twice and I don't recall any issues. Same with Quality Inn near Princeton.

 

In a few weeks we are going to try the McGuire AFB / Fort Dix Quality Inn for the first time. It's a little bit more out of the way for us despite being the same drive length to the park as the other hotels (we are coming from the North, though), but a lot of people seem to rave about their breakfast and there will be four of us in tow for two nights... lol. Priorities! It was the same number of points for that and Bordentown Comfort Inn (though more than my usual spend!) so we went with Dix this time around. I'll be sure to report back on their breakfast, lol.

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Im planning a trip to SFGA and for the life of me I can’t find a decent cheap(er) place to stay. I know people will say to stay with choice but based on the reviews the choice hotels don’t look good. Econo Lodge is usually my go to but the one closest to the park sounds disgusting. Is this one of the times I’m just going to have to fork over a little more cash? Where have you stayed when visiting this park?

 

 

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I had good luck with Red Carpet Inn Wrightstown near Fort Dix. Reviews were mixed, some people said there were cleanliness issues, but it was cheap and close, so I took a chance and lucked out. The room was not fancy but fine. They don't have breakfast but there is a Wawa about a mile down the road.

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^^-- I stayed there. Rooms are tiny and the A/C is large enough for a house, and the thermostat switches it between full blast and full off. It needs to be very hot, cold or just right (not humid). I suggest bringing a fan and duct tape so you can aim the vent upwards without the curtains going nuts. Beds are hard, frig didn't really work. Almost too quiet.

 

The Taco Bell almost within walking distance is excellent.

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Ok, thanks guys. Looks like the Comfort Inn is the best choice. I did look at the Princeton area and there are some options out there and it's not too far out of the way. So i'm feeling better about it. Thanks again!

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Im planning a trip to SFGA and for the life of me I can’t find a decent cheap(er) place to stay. I know people will say to stay with choice but based on the reviews the choice hotels don’t look good. Econo Lodge is usually my go to but the one closest to the park sounds disgusting. Is this one of the times I’m just going to have to fork over a little more cash? Where have you stayed when visiting this park?

 

 

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Hi we have stayed at the Best Western in Bordentown many times. We usually can get in there for under $100.00. It has a decent breakfast and pool. The rooms were remodeled two years ago.

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Hello!

 

International Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

 

Psych Yourself Up for World-Class Coasters and Chow Down on Delicious Food Truck Fare!

 

Join us for the 5th annual food truck festivall with food trucks full of delicious treats from all over the world, plus beer! Food Truck area is open from 12 to 7 p.m. each day.

 

Admission to the festival is included with theme park admission or a season pass. Food is available for an additional fee. Entrance to the event is located in Movietown. Discounted theme park tickets will also be available for the day. Discounted theme park admission tickets will be available for the event.

 

Food Trucks:

 

The Flying Pie Guy - Hand held savory Aussie meat pies - buttery, flaky crust with a center filled with savory beef, chicken, pork, fresh farm-to-table veggies

 

MexiFlip Taco Truck - Tacos: chicken, pulled pork, spicy honey lime sweet potatoe (veggie), chicken mango

 

Cajun Jax BBQ - All types of Cajun And Creole southern comfort food. Voodoo doo shrimp, Mardi Gras Fries, Crawfish Etouffee Fries, gator sausage, deep fried bread pudding, and much more

 

The Little Sicilian Riceballs - Sicilian riceballs, strombolis and sicilian desserts. Red roasted pepper riceball, classic meat and cheese riceballs, cheeseteak strombolis and more

 

My Four Suns - Korean Fusion Foods

 

Chimney Cake Factory - Hungarian sweet and savory chimney cake pastry, freshly baked on site

 

Dump-N-Roll - The food you love, bite sized. Famous Chipotle Turkey Bacon Cheeseburger Wonton, Margherita Pizza Roll, Crab Mac and Cheese Egg Roll and traditional dumplings and spring rolls.

 

Five Sisters - National award winning pub-style burgers with assorted toppings. Whiskey Tango Sliders with whiskey glazed angus beef burgers topped with aged cheddar, onion blossoms, and bourbon BBQ sauce. Philly cheesesteaks loaded with assorted fillings, loaded french fries, mac n cheese cone- savory waffle cone loaded with gooey mac n cheese topped with bacon bbq sauce

 

The Guac Spot - Avocado-themed food items, primarily gourmet tacos & sliders covered in all-natural guacamole. We always have vegan options. Most popular items: Candied Apple Roast Pork Tacos, Vegan Black Bean & Quinoa Sliders, Chips & Guac (Vegan). We also make our own Avocado Ice Cream and Avocado Cannolis with Candied-Bacon ends

 

House of Cupcakes - Cupcakes, giant cookies, chipwich

 

Waffles & Wedges - Belgian Waffles, wedges and more with toppings galore. From scratch Liege waffles to potato wedges that are baked, not fried. Pretzel roll sandwiches, such as the Pbon and Philly Melt

 

Jersey Devil BBQ - Operated by a pit master and BBQ judge. All meats, baked beans and corn are smoked. Jersey devil barbecue foods are rich, tender, and bursting with flavor that you just can’t get from a grill.

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^ We did the food truck event last year (or maybe the year before?). I don't recall anything special alcoholic drink-wise -- I think that's new this year? Unless it was a small beer tent --- i'm a cider and cocktail guy -- but there was a decent variety of food options and everything I ate was pretty good, though a bit pricey for the portions. My fiancee swears by and still talks about the GUAC SPOT truck, lol. Her favorite guacamole, and she loved the candied apple pork tacos. Mmmm.

 

Not bad for a Six Flags function, but don't go in expecting Brew & BBQ

 

Seriously though, I love when parks do stuff like this. It's always a good time.

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So I'm scheming to go to the park (like 98% to take my sister on Kingda Ka; it's closer than Dragster), and I was thinking opening weekend as a surprise, but I was wondering what the crowds would be like and if everything would be open and running. Any insight would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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