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Coasterbill and Boldikus are banned from riding if they have consumed more than 2 beers.

 

Wow it's so much fun to watch! Very curious to see how people like/dislike it based on how repetitive the cycle looks. I ...also totally forgot Six Flags is installing these rides with the mid-year openings.

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:lol: Boldikus isn't going anywhere near that thing no matter how many drinks he's had. Personally I think it looks great, but I feel like I'll be riding alone because there's no way Brit's riding that thing either.

Truth. Considering he and I both chickened out on Skyscraper at Moreys when all of us were hammered, I doubt he's going anywhere near that thing. I'll take some pictures of Texas' version when I'm down there, but you're not strapping me to that vomit factory.

 

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My goodness. I'm usually fine with spinny flat rides. I love top scans, top spins, frisbees, super loops, and basically any other thrilling flat ride, but I'm not sure I would jump right on this one. You're basically either upside down or almost upside down for the vast majority of the ride! Yikes.

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:lol: Boldikus isn't going anywhere near that thing no matter how many drinks he's had. Personally I think it looks great, but I feel like I'll be riding alone because there's no way Brit's riding that thing either.

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Does anyone know if the Safari ride typically runs in October? Thinking of visiting with the kids during Canadian Thanksgiving Oct 6-8, kids are young so Safari would be a big reason to come. That time of year, assuming nice weather, can we expect all the big adult rides to be running too (KK, Toro, Nitro, Bizarro)?

 

And to anyone who's been to Hersheypark, from a kids perspective (aged 3 and 5), which has the most to offer? Or does Hershey have that much more to offer that it would be worth spending $200 more? SF is free with our Laronde Gold Passes, so it's hard to resist

 

People seem to really speak fondly of the park

 

Thanks!

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Everything will run in October as that is during the height of Fright Fest, so approach with caution. If you're planning on going early in the day, with kids, its actually not the worst time of the year to go. You could hit the safari first and then hit the bigger coasters. But once sundown rolls around (6pm) the park will typically become completely and totally mobbed and you're gonna hate life.

 

I think Hershey seems to have more to offer for kids, and that time of year they don't get crowds like Great Adventure. Hershey does do a fall event but its aimed at kids and other than a few decorations, they just have a trick-or-treat trail for kids 12 and under. I prefer Hershey to Great Adv in October, but I don't have kids (though I have gone with my sister-in-laws toddler). I just prefer the lighter crowds at Hershey.

 

Fright Fest sucks.

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Edit: ^ Beat me to it

 

Every non-water ride including the Safari will be open. Be sure to get there early as the line closes early depending on queue length as it needs to cycle through before it gets dark. The park will likely be very busy that weekend as it's Fright Fest. Get to the park a little before opening.

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Ahh fright fest, I didn't think it started that early. I thought first weekend of October the park might be pretty dead Guess not. Perhaps labour day weekend would be better for crowds? Last weekend for Hurricane Harbour, I don't know if that's bad or good as far as crowds

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Crowd-wise, anything would be better than Fright Fest.

 

That said, if you want to come up that first week of October then I'm also contractually obligated to inform you that it's Phoenix Phall Phunfest at Knoebels, which also happens to have the most kid-friendly height requirements of any park in the region.

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Hershey is also closed during Columbus Day weekend. Hersheypark in the Dark starts the 3rd weekend of October this year.

 

If you do go to Great Adventure, I would plan to get most of the rides in on Columbus Day since it usually isn't that crowded. Not all schools are closed and with it being a school night and work night and the park open until 10, the ride lines are usually reasonable once people start to leave and others go to the Fright Fest attractions. The problem with that is Saturday and Sunday are going to be horrible as already mentioned. I have never gone to the park during Fright Fest on a Saturday and seeing pictures of traffic and crowds, I never will.

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Hershey is also closed during Columbus Day weekend. Hersheypark in the Dark starts the 3rd weekend of October this year.

 

Good point, I totally forgot HPITD was only the three weekends.

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My first (and so far only) visit to SFGAdv was on a Fright Fest Saturday (I didn't know that Fright Fest got crowded at the time, nor did I have any say in when we went anyway). The park was super crowded, and almost everything was 45min wait. Luckily, I had overall a fun trip because 1)I was with my best friend, and 2) see my signature . Unfortunately, because of wait times, Ka going down after I waited 45min , and excessive walking as well as just standing around, I only got 5 of the coasters (Toro, B:TR, Nitro, Bizarro, Dark Knight) and only one re-ride (Toro). So I wouldn't recommend Fright Fest.

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Yeah as soon as you guys mentioned Fright Fest that idea went out the window, I've read about it too Now contemplating Labour Day weekend, unless that's a busy weekend too

 

Labour Day weekend is usually pretty busy, I would seriously contemplate coasterbill's suggestion:

 

That said, if you want to come up that first week of October then I'm also contractually obligated to inform you that it's Phoenix Phall Phunfest at Knoebels, which also happens to have the most kid-friendly height requirements of any park in the region.

 

I love Fright Fest at Great Adventure, but I used to be a local so the long lines don't bother me. You will never regret going to Knoebels for Phoenix Phall Phunfest. Seriously they have the best ride lineup for families, including thrills that rival the best coasters at GAdv. It's free admission and pay-per-ride (you can opt for an unlimited ride pass) and the wait time for most rides will only be 15 minutes (even though it's their busiest day of the year). The best time to visit Great Adventure imo is April or early November (post Fright Fest). Even a summer weekend is way less crowded than Fright Fest haha

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Yeah as soon as you guys mentioned Fright Fest that idea went out the window, I've read about it too Now contemplating Labour Day weekend, unless that's a busy weekend too

 

Labour Day weekend is usually pretty busy, I would seriously contemplate coasterbill's suggestion:

 

That said, if you want to come up that first week of October then I'm also contractually obligated to inform you that it's Phoenix Phall Phunfest at Knoebels, which also happens to have the most kid-friendly height requirements of any park in the region.

 

I love Fright Fest at Great Adventure, but I used to be a local so the long lines don't bother me. You will never regret going to Knoebels for Phoenix Phall Phunfest. Seriously they have the best ride lineup for families, including thrills that rival the best coasters at GAdv. It's free admission and pay-per-ride (you can opt for an unlimited ride pass) and the wait time for most rides will only be 15 minutes (even though it's their busiest day of the year). The best time to visit Great Adventure imo is April or early November (post Fright Fest). Even a summer weekend is way less crowded than Fright Fest haha

 

What about the weekend after Labour Day? Still busy? We're planning on going to Hersheypark and Knoebels on the same trip, one day at each.

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That weekend has been bad the last few years since they have made it a bring a friend free weekend (I'm not sure if it is bring a friend free this year as well).

 

how does that work? at laronde, albeit its my first time with a pass, there doesn't seem to be bring a friend free days but rather we have a voucher to bring a friend free that can be used anytime between may long weekend and june 24th or something.

 

anyways our plan would be sat 8th at knoebels, sun 9th at hershey, mon 10th at great adv. so should be good for great adv since we'll be there on a non holiday monday (well, it's rosh hashanah but i don't know if that's brings crowds), hoping hershey isn't going to be too bad on the sunday. does something special happen at knoebels for the phoenix phun fest? i'll have to look up the kids rides there, i didn't know they had lower than normal height restrictions.

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It's the same at Great Adventure, usually that weekend is one of the weekends where there is bring a friend free in addition to other times throughout the year.

 

I went to Great Adventure on Rosh Hashanah last year (it was on a Thursday). Crowds weren't bad. I looked up my trip report from last year ( http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/Forums/index.php?/topic/5354-92117/ ) and waits were mostly 10 - 30 minutes.

 

Hershey should be good on a Sunday. For some reason Sunday's in the spring and fall are usually low crowds while Saturday's are crowded. I know a Sunday is always going to be less crowded than a Saturday but it's to the point where there could be 30 - 60 minute waits on a Saturday and 5 - 15 minute waits on a Sunday that time of year.

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I headed out to the park for a few hours yesterday before a Memorial Day BBQ.

 

Arrived at 11:30 in a light drizzle/heavy fog, and only KingdaKa/Zumanjaro were closed. The crowds were very light. I went straight to Justice League and rode 8 times (some guns were giving problems last week, this time no issues). The ride ops were a little off though, making odd grouping decisions. (Example: Taking two riders from the regular line and putting them in one row of a car and sending it, while others were waiting in the regular, single rider and fast pass lines.)

 

All food locations looked to be staffed properly. Ordered a grilled chicken/applewood bacon/ranch sandwich (knowing it usually takes longer for grilled chicken) and it only took three minutes from the Metro Grill. Did Nitro three times as a walk-on with re-rides in open rows)? Walk-on for Batman, one train wait for Joker, then two walk-on rides for El Toro (which only had one train in service). I don't know if they started the day with two days,

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