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Holy crap, you went halfway across the country to Great Adventure and you didn't bother to find out about their fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo policy or which seats to sit in? Please tell me you at least rode Ka in the front.

 

I did ride in the front and I knew about the policy. I didn't expect them to be watching like vultures though and patting everyone down.

 

Great Adventure's fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo policy is way better than Cedar Point's, where they charge per ride or if you want all day ones, they're way in the front of the park. Great Adventure gives you floating fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo for $6, so you can always have your stuff nearby while you ride. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to bring a wallet in a zipped pocket, but that's how they roll, so just budget your $6 and stow your stuff. Not hard.

 

Maybe it is better, I've never bought one at any park. And I know it's not hard, but I'm not someone that will bend over and grab my ankles if I think something is ridiculous.

 

As for Lightning Rod, it's Topper Track, and El Toro is straight up wood. Not going to be the same, and you shoudn't expect it to.

 

I didn't expect them to be the same, but I expected them to be comparable, and IMO they aren't.

 

Research and proper expectations are essential to good travelling, especially if you're going hundreds of miles from home to a place you're only going once or at most once every few years.

 

Who's to say what proper expectations are? If a lot of people say El Toro is the best wood coaster on the planet, you're saying it's not "proper" to expect that it could be?

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Yup, and El Toro is much, much smoother than Kentucky Rumbler which is the same age as Toro and runs far less. I don't understand roughness complaints on El Toro. Just makes no sense.

 

I don't know if this is directed at me or not, but I never said it was rough.

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Holy crap, you went halfway across the country to Great Adventure and you didn't bother to find out about their fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo policy or which seats to sit in? Please tell me you at least rode Ka in the front.

 

I did ride in the front and I knew about the policy. I didn't expect them to be watching like vultures though and patting everyone down.

So you knew they don't allow any loose articles in the line and intentionally brought loose articles in the line, then are upset because they effectively enforced their rule?

 

Great Adventure's fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo policy is way better than Cedar Point's, where they charge per ride or if you want all day ones, they're way in the front of the park. Great Adventure gives you floating fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo for $6, so you can always have your stuff nearby while you ride. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to bring a wallet in a zipped pocket, but that's how they roll, so just budget your $6 and stow your stuff. Not hard.

 

Maybe it is better, I've never bought one at any park. And I know it's not hard, but I'm not someone that will bend over and grab my ankles if I think something is ridiculous.

Whatever, man. I'm one to comply with park rules even if I think they're ridiculous. It's their park, they get to do what they want. I went there, bought the floating fluffy bunny, then when I wrote up my trip report, reamed them for a dumb policy. I still followed it while I was there.

 

Seems rather arrogant to expect you can just choose not to follow their rules on their rides at their park, and they won't do anything about it. Don't like the rules? Go somewhere else. No one's forcing you to go to Great Adventure.

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I hated the locker rule at first but now it's opened my eyes and made me realize how much easier life is. I still will use my zipper pockets on rides that don't require a locker but whenever I go I'll be getting the $8 all day, moveable locker because I'm always with a girl with a bag. It makes it way easier to just drop my phone, wallet and more in the locker and not worrying about if my pockets are zipped or anything flying out.

 

The only thing I have to worry about is leaving my wallet in the locker like I did twice last year. Once I got it back the same day in 2 hours and the other time it took them 2 weeks to find it and for me to get it

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Kingda Ka's new startup temperature is 34 degrees. Tell your friends.

 

Hopefully it blasted some snow off of the tracks on it's first test run.

 

 

I love that Great Adventure does not give a f**k and will run rides like this!

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Went to the park yesterday. The weather was on and off rain the entire day with overcast. It seemed to me Six Flags wanted no part of this day since it seemed to me they were still understaffed and a lot of the rides were closed. We got two spins each on Joker, Nitro and Bizarro (which was running amazing) as well as a ride on Batman (Best ride Ive ever had on it). El Toro was closed but it was still a fun day. Its good to be back.

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Was at the park yesterday with JCoaster, and like he said, it seemed like the park just wasn't ready. I'll certainly give them the benefit of the doubt because it's early, but when the arcades are closed on a rainy day, it's obvious they don't have enough staff.

 

Besides that, my only other quibble is that El Toro was unfortunately closed. Thankfully, this was only a quick trip to get the beak wet. Here's to a great 2018.

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Hey guys, can anyone give me a heads up of what the local weather forecasts look like for Saturday? Coming down from Boston (so I know how fickle this early spring storms are) with a bunch of friends for my bachelor party and wanted to spend the day at the park. The weather has looked pretty grim this week and I was hoping for a change and from all I can tell its gotten worse. Thinking about just driving straight to the park Friday and trying to get at least a half day out of it. But with my luck I'll do that and it will fizzle and be nothing.

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Wasn't able to get up there opening weekend . . . but I'll likely be up there April 14th (Saturday).

 

If early season crowds aren't too terrible . . . I'll likely not waste my $$$ on a Flash Pass (and unlike when I went up last year, I'll remember to do SORA)

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Speak of the devil... praise the Intamin gods. It's alive for the first time in 4 days.

 

Well that's good planning on going either tomorrow or friday. BTW, what rides do they close in high winds? I know the obvious (ie anything with cables and Kingda Ka) but anything else? I dont want to drive 4 hours if half the park is closed.

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It's bullsh*t windy right now and the only rides closed for wind are Skyway, Big Wheel, SkyScreamer, Parachute Tower, Joker (may or may not be wind, but it's probably wind), Kingda Ka and Zumanjaro. I would expect those same rides to be closed tomorrow, though if they find an opening they'll run them.

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It's bullsh*t windy right now and the only rides closed for wind are Skyway, Big Wheel, SkyScreamer, Parachute Tower, Joker (may or may not be wind, but it's probably wind), Kingda Ka and Zumanjaro. I would expect those same rides to be closed tomorrow, though if they find an opening they'll run them.

 

Good to hear, I've been to Cedar Point on an insanely windy day last year and they literally shut the whole park down besides the Arrow coasters, Millennium, Maverick, and grounded flats.

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Yeah Cedar Point is ridiculous.

 

The rides I mentioned are the only rides that Great Adventure won't attempt to open in insanely high winds. Nitro and El Toro could theoretically valley during morning testing (especially El Toro), but if they complete the circuit during testing they'll open and the temperatures are working in your favor tomorrow so I would be optimistic.

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So you knew they don't allow any loose articles in the line and intentionally brought loose articles in the line, then are upset because they effectively enforced their rule?

 

No I wouldn't say I'm upset personally, because I got on the ride with my stuff.

 

 

Whatever, man. I'm one to comply with park rules even if I think they're ridiculous. It's their park, they get to do what they want. I went there, bought the floating fluffy bunny, then when I wrote up my trip report, reamed them for a dumb policy. I still followed it while I was there.

 

Well I'm not going to be shaken-down without a fight, which I won...

 

 

Seems rather arrogant to expect you can just choose not to follow their rules on their rides at their park, and they won't do anything about it. Don't like the rules? Go somewhere else. No one's forcing you to go to Great Adventure.

 

Arrogant? No... Arrogant would be that I think I am the only one who should be allowed to bring stuff in a zipped pocket. I think EVERYONE should as long as what they have doesn't pose a threat to themselves or anyone else.

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So you knew they don't allow any loose articles in the line and intentionally brought loose articles in the line, then are upset because they effectively enforced their rule?

 

No I wouldn't say I'm upset personally, because I got on the ride with my stuff.

 

 

Whatever, man. I'm one to comply with park rules even if I think they're ridiculous. It's their park, they get to do what they want. I went there, bought the floating fluffy bunny, then when I wrote up my trip report, reamed them for a dumb policy. I still followed it while I was there.

 

Well I'm not going to be shaken-down without a fight, which I won...

 

 

Seems rather arrogant to expect you can just choose not to follow their rules on their rides at their park, and they won't do anything about it. Don't like the rules? Go somewhere else. No one's forcing you to go to Great Adventure.

 

Arrogant? No... Arrogant would be that I think I am the only one who should be allowed to bring stuff in a zipped pocket. I think EVERYONE should as long as what they have doesn't pose a threat to themselves or anyone else.

 

I agree, it’s a shakedown. Sounds like it would be easy to get away with when wearing layers. Ive have some lightweight gear with front zip pockets. I could put my stuff in those pockets then wear my bulkier winter jacket over it. But in the summer it may be tougher to get away with. Do they make you lift your shirt up? Because I was thinking I could pin my wallet and phone against my back and then once I pass the checkpoint(s) slip them into a zipped pocket in my pants or shorts.

 

 

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I spent $3 on lockers at the park, well another dollar before figuring out it wasn't needed for most rides. Lines were short, but did ride Toro 10 times. I was wearing tight jeans with no real chance of losing anything, but since I did lose something from a velcro or or zipper pocket once on Toro or nearby (noticed later) I can see a real reason to accept it (and sort of like riding "naked"). Toro's big hills are perfectly designed to rain flying objects back on the riders, and Ka goes 128 MPH, making them 2 of the best candidates for the policy.

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I spent $3 on fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo at the park, well another dollar before figuring out it wasn't needed for most rides. Lines were short, but did ride Toro 10 times. I was wearing tight jeans with no real chance of losing anything, but since I did lose something from a velcro or or zipper pocket once on Toro or nearby (noticed later) I can see a real reason to accept it (and sort of like riding "naked"). Toro's big hills are perfectly designed to rain flying objects back on the riders, and Ka goes 128 MPH, making them 2 of the best candidates for the policy.

 

They asked me before going on Joker Tuesday, I laughed and said no.

 

My wallet and phone were securely zippered in my pockets.

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I routinely bought a locker for Joker even before it was mandatory. Some of the cycles on that thing are f*cking insane (like the one I got last weekend). I could absolutely see something getting thrown from any non zippered pockets.

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