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This is exactly what I was hoping Great Adventure would get! Black Widow at a Kennywood is such a fun ride and this just stacks on top of Great Adventure’s already awesome collection! The placement in the park is perfect too!

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I just want to say I AM SO F*CKING HYPE FOR THIS ADDITION. Coaster Schmoaster THIS IS WHAT I WANTED.

 

ME THIS MORNING:

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Really nice addition, that's the 3rd year in a row they have added something new to that part of the park, it's really come along nicely now since it was basically a complete dead zone. Curious to see if the former stunt theater is the next thing that gets replaced since it's basically right next to where this ride is going and isn't used nearly enough.

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I just want to say I AM SO F*CKING HYPE FOR THIS ADDITION. Coaster Schmoaster THIS IS WHAT I WANTED.

 

ME THIS MORNING:

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Great addition. Pendulum rides are dope.

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Seriously, I love Joker and I love Justice League, but I haven't been this hype for a GreatAdv addition since Zumanjaro. This is gonna be so sweet! Kudos to the park for really investing into this once-dead area of the park. Feels like yesterday we were complaining they needed to utilize all that space, and look at it now! I kinda feel like they should just retheme the entire Movietown/Metropolis area to DC Universe or whatever though.

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This makes me really happy. I've been hoping for one of these for a while now, and it's going in a perfect location. The park has done an excellent job of revitalizing that section of the park over the last three years.

 

My only hope is that they continue the trend and fill out the last remaining part of the Old Country section with another small flat like an Endeavor and remove some of that fencing they put up along it. I appreciate that the park took the time to add some quick landscaping and cleaned it up a bit (not to mention starting to keep it open full-time now), but it'd be nice to see a return to the more open-style it had when Musik Express and Spin Meister were still in operation. Then that area, IMO, would be perfect.

 

A change from this:

 

 

 

 

to something back to this:

 

 

 

 

Photos from www.greatadventurehistory.com/.

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Im happy with the location and ride choice.

 

I am disappointed that once again Hurricane Harbor is left to rot. How many years has it been since the last addition, 27?

 

 

BTW, they also added a new rewards program for members. Visits = points. You can redeem for stuff.

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This is a few days late, but we visited the park on Sunday and I have a super brief trip report of sorts. Generally we avoid the place during the summer aside from a few random 1-2 hour pop-ins when we're in the area but we were meeting up with our friend Nick from Atlanta so we made an exception and we ended up having a great day.

 

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Do not adjust your monitors, we're actually at Great Adventure in the summer.

 

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First stop!

 

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They actually took us through the water on the safari which is rare but really cool. I really like going that way since they built up a berm on either side of the roadway just beyond that where the animals love to congregate.

 

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That is the most f*cked up looking panda I have ever laid eyes on

 

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They had a few lynx cubs at Camp Aventura which were a ton of fun to watch

 

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But the BEST new addition to Camp Aventura was this brand new bar overlooking the safari with tons of high tops. It wasn't open during our visit, but I approve of this type of behavior.

 

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The Kangaroos were too hot for our bullsh*t that day so they were super lethargic.

 

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The Bizarro crew too hot for our bullsh*t that day so they were super lethargic.

 

Seriously, you won't die if you open the airgates before the train is on the midcourse. lol

 

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Holy sh*t! The Golden Kingdom path was open!

 

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The park was selling Millennium Force merchandise which was sort of weird.

 

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Having a Six Flags day

 

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I'm a bit of a photography buff so I tried to get some unique shots for you guys that nobody else has ever taken

 

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We didn't have a chance to ride Cyborg, but it's an amazing addition from a visual standpoint. If you're wondering what these people are doing, basically they were all camped out on the ground on the midway watching Cyborg cycle. I don't know how it rides, but between the awesome lighting and super weird looking ride people are in awe of the thing.

 

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I've probably ridden Nitro more than any other coaster but our ride on Sunday night was the best ever. We rode in the front (which we never do) and the ride absolutely hauled. The airtime on top of the second hill combined with the swooping turn was flat out nuts.

 

PS: My camera wasn't having it so enjoy these light bars. lol

 

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Ending the night right!

 

(Though we had to re-create our excitement as I needed to get the phone out of a locker first to snap this photo, lol)

 

Overall we had a blast and it's always fun showing someone around our "home" park.

 

PS: Nick has a new coaster podcast called "Off the Rails" and after our day of rides and brews we recorded one. It's definitely something a little different for me, but you can check it out

if you're not tired of my bullsh*t yet.

 

Overall we had a great day at the park. Ride crews (Bizarro aside) were awesome and it was cool visiting in the summer and getting that fun, "summer night" vibe that we rarely get at Great Adventure. Combine that with the best ride we've ever had on Nitro and probably the best safari ride in recent memory and it was an awesome day.

 

Ride count:

 

Bizarro 2x

Safari 1x

Liberty Pub 2x

Skull Mountain 1x

Nitro 2x

El Toro 2x

Skyway 1x

Dark Knight 1x

Runaway Mine Train 1x

Kingda Ka 1x... obviously in the front. I love that thing.

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I am disappointed that once again Hurricane Harbor is left to rot. How many years has it been since the last addition, 27?

 

To be fair they can't staff the lazy river as it is so why add more rides and slides that they won't be able to staff?

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Looks like an awesome day. That podcast was fun.

 

"El Toro is the best coaster that's not blue and located in Sandusky."

Agreed.

 

Oh, and where is this Nobles place he's going to? Sounds like a great park.

 

And now you only have 2 more people to get to his channel!

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My only hope is that they continue the trend and fill out the last remaining part of the Old Country section with another small flat like an Endeavor and remove some of that fencing they put up along it. I appreciate that the park took the time to add some quick landscaping and cleaned it up a bit (not to mention starting to keep it open full-time now), but it'd be nice to see a return to the more open-style it had when Musik Express and Spin Meister were still in operation. Then that area, IMO, would be perfect.

 

Let's lead the crusade for an Endeavor in Spinmeister's old location!

 

coasterbill - the Golden Kingdom path has been open since May (if not earlier)

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I am disappointed that once again Hurricane Harbor is left to rot. How many years has it been since the last addition, 27?

 

To be fair they can't staff the lazy river as it is so why add more rides and slides that they won't be able to staff?

 

With 7 people per square foot, I dont understand how they arent making more money than the highest end Vegas casino.

 

 

Also, love the pic of folks sitting on the ground.

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Great report, Bill...love the bar in the safari. I also approve of this type of behavior.

 

And I'm super-psyched to see SF plastering parks with giant frisbees. As I had mentioned in some random post several months ago, I think it should become law that every park has one of these and a Screamin' Swing.

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I thought I was going to go with a membership this year, but after running the numbers it just didn't seem worth it.

 

After looking at the cost of what I wanted (parking and entry to all amusement parks, deluxe dining plan and unlimited drinks) it was $173.13 for the Gold Season Pass, this includes about $20 in taxes and processing fees).

 

The cheapest Membership Gold was $46.96 for the first month plus $17.85 per month thereafter ($8.10 + $9.75). Even if I ignore the first month of the membership (which includes the processing fee) and focus on the per month charge thereafter the Gold Pass is a better deal for me. $17.85 x 12 = $214.20

 

It appears to me that the deluxe dining with unlimited drinks is actually cheaper with a season pass ($84.99) than a Gold Membership (12 x $9.75 = $117)

 

Since I do not ever use BAFF and rarely go to the parks when it is busy I could not see paying the extra $40-$60 just for the special entrance and one time preferred parking. However, the best option is going to vary per person and if this doesn't work for me, I'll try the membership next year.

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Where are you getting the $9.75 for the Deluxe dining membership? Mine was 6.10 and added to my Diamond Pass is 18.20 a month which comes to $218 a year without taxes/fees, but you also get preferred parking every visit which would be $15 a visit, private seating and stuff. So all in all, it comes out to be way cheaper in the long run.

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i have the old regular gold membership, but i always buy the full years dining pass and they add it on to my membership. unless they changed something, you can do that. i'll find out in a few days when i go to redeem it. but it's been fine for two years now.

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Where are you getting the $9.75 for the Deluxe dining membership? Mine was 6.10 and added to my Diamond Pass is 18.20 a month which comes to $218 a year without taxes/fees, but you also get preferred parking every visit which would be $15 a visit, private seating and stuff. So all in all, it comes out to be way cheaper in the long run.

 

You are adding Deluxe Dining to a Diamond Membership, I was adding to a Gold Membership, that is the difference between $6.10 and $9.75.

 

I entered what I wanted at the 3 lowest levels and compared the prices. When you add in your taxes and processing the Diamond Membership is about $240 for one year, the Gold Membership is about $215, the Gold Pass is abut $175.

 

I'm not looking for an argument or debate about what is the best option, I stated the best option will vary by person. If I was a different person with different park visiting habits I would jump at some of the other deals, but they are not right for ME.

 

The preferred parking means nothing to me, I have never used it in the past and paying extra to get something for free is not an upsale tactic I generally pursue. I don't use BAFF passes, I think they should be done away with. The private entrance doesn't mean anything to me as I usually go on less crowded days. I'm not sure what the "private seating" is. The skip to line passes would be nice, but again not necessary on most of my visits.

 

The membership rewards program is already broke. You track your experiences online on the honor system and are given rewards for reaching point levels. I'm not sure what stuff they are going to provide, but again I'm not drawn in by shining objects and probably wouldn't need or appreciate the stuff they give me.

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Gold Membership Dining Options

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Membership Rewards Program

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