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The hours for opening weekend keep getting reduced. First Sunday went from an 8 pm to 6 pm closing, now Saturday changed to a 6 pm closing as well.

 

the park is gonna be dead. everyone is heading over to KD for the opening of a RMC, Twisted Timbers. Whats the point to go to SFgadv for nothing new.

 

you know NYC and Philly are full of people who don't give two sh*ts about Twisted Timbers or Kings Dominion right?

 

It might not be that far fetched. I don't think that the Basic B---- GPer is going to be bothered to make it for opening weekend in cold temperate anyway. The most likely guests are the diehards. So they might be willing to make the drive.

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The hours for opening weekend keep getting reduced. First Sunday went from an 8 pm to 6 pm closing, now Saturday changed to a 6 pm closing as well.

 

the park is gonna be dead. everyone is heading over to KD for the opening of a RMC, Twisted Timbers. Whats the point to go to SFgadv for nothing new.

 

you know NYC and Philly are full of people who don't give two sh*ts about Twisted Timbers or Kings Dominion right?

 

It might not be that far fetched. I don't think that the Basic B---- GPer is going to be bothered to make it for opening weekend in cold temperate anyway. The most likely guests are the diehards. So they might be willing to make the drive.

 

I think it's pretty far fetched to assume that more than a very small percentage of people are getting in there cars and driving 4-7 hours depending on where you are around here just to go ride Twisted Timbers. I'm extremely excited to to down there but in my group of friends who just enjoy going to great adventure here and there haven't even heard or Kings Dominion let alone know about their new ride lol

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Can anyone give me advice of the best way to travel from "manhattan" to the park. I want to go the 4/4 Or 4/5 not sure yet. Will be in the city for a week and slowly donning on me I can't be that close to one of my favorites and not go.

 

http://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=SixFlagsServiceTo

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I like how the first transmission we've had from them in months is all "Boo hoo look how much snow we had to remove" when immediately after that storm it was 50 degrees and the sh*t melted in almost a day. I get that it would have been hard for them to open with back to back storms affecting testing, prep etc, but cry me a river.

 

Also, new park map posted by GAH.

 

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Liberty Pub to become Ale House? Hopefully that means they're adding taps. I love drinking there but they need more than 4 taps.

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I plan on making a trip up there Easter Sunday.

 

In the past, does it usually get crowded on Easter? If it's not too terribly crowded, I'm not going to waste my $ on Flash Pass.

 

I will be there on Easter as well and I read on TripAdvisor that on someone's Easter trip the park was dead.

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Well that is your hesitation?

 

They are cheap as sh*t, especially if you consider its basically a pass to face the intensity and ride the best coaster on the planet whenever you want (as well as El Toro, 5 B&Ms, Kingda Ka, a safari, Justice League, etc etc etc).

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Should I spend the money and a membership for the park? I'm really on the fence about it.

 

Depends how often you're going. If you're going more than 2x a year, absolutely. Especially with the park being almost open all year round now its well worth it to me.

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Should I spend the money and a membership for the park? I'm really on the fence about it.

 

Yes. Go during the regular season and go back for Holiday in the Park because it's the sh*t.

 

I've never been to their holiday in the park, so maybe that will be the selling point.

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Should I spend the money and a membership for the park? I'm really on the fence about it.

 

Yes. Go during the regular season and go back for Holiday in the Park because it's the sh*t.

 

I've never been to their holiday in the park, so maybe that will be the selling point.

 

Dude.... Nitro and Batman on 20 degree winter nights. There's nothing better. We probably go more during Holiday in the Park than the rest of the year combined

 

That said, we did make it out to opening day today and we had a great time. The threat of rain kept crowds away and while rain did occasionally interrupt our day (though the rides all kept running with the exception of Ka), lines were nonexistent the rest of the time. We had a blast.

 

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Happy Opening Day!

 

I won't write a long trip report since it's our home park but a few things of note...

 

- While some smaller rides aren't quite ready for the season, all major rides are up and running including all of the coasters except for El Diablo. El Diablo's train wasn't even in the station... I assume it's in the transfer shed.

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- The Log Flume's final drop has been removed so it looks like another offseason of major log flume renovations. I applaud them for the insane amount of work they've done on that thing.

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Is this park trying to give me a heart attack? It's all good though. Just maintenance... lol

 

- Lines were nonexistant on every ride. Even Safari Off Road Adventure was a walk on despite the fact that they couldn't have been running more than 5 or 6 trucks. We did end up waiting an hour for Kingda Ka but that's because it was running one train with 30 minute dispatches since they had to call maintenance after every single cycle to cycle the brakes, launch a train empty, inevitably have it roll back, cycle the brakes again, launch a train that cleared the tower, send a full train and then have the ride go down again. Whatever... we rode it in the front. I'm happy.

 

For whatever reason I woke up this morning more excited to ride that dumb thing than anything else in the park. I can't help myself, I love the sh*t out of Kingda Ka.

 

- The coasters are all running great. El Toro is flying and running really smooth and Nitro was awesome as always (and it had all 3 trains running which was sort of weird). Batman was killing it today. I assume it still has it's fast wheels on. OMFG that thing...

 

- Brit sucks at Justice League Battle for Metropolis. She cheated when she scored over 100k. Don't believe her lies.

 

We left a little early since it was raining pretty steadily near the end of the night but we got a ton of rides in.

 

Final ride count:

 

Kingda Ka x1

El Toro x1

Safari x1

Bizarro x1

Skyway x1

Nitro x2

Batman x1

Justice League x2

Joker x1 (just me... Brit's terrified of this thing, lol)

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Sounds like a great day to me! Fireball, the loop coaster in St. Louis, also had its train in the transfer shed last weekend. I can only assume that the Loop Coaster Union is striking until a member of Six Flags Management gives them a raise for the undue hardship of enthusiasts not recognizing their coasterness.

 

I'm impressed at their dedication to Kingda Ka and the log flume. Six Flags is doing way better at stuff like this than they used to. In years past they would have said "f*ck it, Ka's closed." Now they're actually trying, all across the chain, to keep their rides in good condition. I said the opposite 10 years ago, but they've turned it around. It's like Six Flags gives a f*ck. One f*ck, they're not going overboard or anything.

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They just told me at Sky Snacks that I can walk around with my beer. No more beer prison!!

Got four straight rerides on Toro earlier too. Really nice day at the park.

 

I really hope this is true but I also sort of chalk everything up to the fact that you could probably ask 2 different employees and get 2 different answers, especially this early in the year. There are still signs up about beer jail everywhere. They're all over the place right now.

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