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Well, I'll be making my trip up there on Columbus Day.

 

I don't really plan on getting a FP (someone said many pages back that Columbus Day isn't really that crowded) for the rides, but may for the Haunted Attractions

 

Which show(s) and haunted attractions do you all recommend?

 

I really enjoyed the acrobatic show in the theater (Unleashed I think?). The first showing was at capacity so either get their early or try a later one

 

Blood Drums was fun too. Its just outside, standing, so you can watch a bit and leave if you like, zero time commitment.

 

Aftermath was the best maze of the ones I went through. Hell Fest was the worst.

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It looks like yesterday was one of those "This is why we give up trying to predict crowd levels for Great Adventure" kind of days.

 

75 minutes for Skyway??

150 minutes for Kingda Ka??

Almost an hour for Skull Mountain??

 

... on a Sunday (albeit some people are off today)??? Damn, sounds like everybody had themselves a Six Flags day.

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It looks like yesterday was one of those "This is why we give up trying to predict crowd levels for Great Adventure" kind of days.

 

75 minutes for Skyway??

150 minutes for Kingda Ka??

Almost an hour for Skull Mountain??

 

... on a Sunday (albeit some people are off today)??? Damn, sounds like everybody had themselves a Six Flags day.

 

80 degrees in October...

 

I think weather is the number 1 indicator for crowds

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It was a nice day for sure but Saturday was 70 degrees and perfectly nice also and pretty much every other park in the region had larger crowds on Saturday than Sunday (according to Queue Times at most parks and personal experience at Knoebels, though they did have an event going on).

 

PS: No Fright Fest today, weather is about the same as Saturday, most people have to work and...

 

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From the Great Adventure Connoisseurs Facebook group

 

... just give up trying to make sense of it.

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I thought there is Fright Fest today? The park used to be open until 8 on Columbus Day and they changed it to 10 a few years ago. When I would go the park that day, I would wait until around 5 to get there when crowds weren't bad getting in and with people going to the mazes. Ride lines were usually not bad later in the day. 10+ years ago the park also used to make Columbus Day bring a friend free day combined with some groups visiting the park and there were 2 hour lines.

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I thought there is Fright Fest today? The park used to be open until 8 on Columbus Day and they changed it to 10 a few years ago.

 

You know what, I actually may be wrong on that. I saw a few people saying that but I don't see it on their website. Forgive me, I don't pay a ton of attention to the goings-on at Fright Fest aside from what pops up in my news feed since I generally avoid the event entirely.

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Yeah that's understandable avoiding Fright Fest, I used to only go to the park that time of year on Friday nights when crowds were reasonable. Now when some of the coasters are getting hour waits even on a Friday night in September, I won't visit again until next month.

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I don't think I can comprehend how insane FrightFest at Great Adventure gets after I've been to Kings Dominions Halloween Haunt and Scarowinds on Saturdays before. Holy crap there are way too many humans in these places for Halloween.

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It was a nice day for sure but Saturday was 70 degrees and perfectly nice also and pretty much every other park in the region had larger crowds on Saturday than Sunday (according to Queue Times at most parks and personal experience at Knoebels, though they did have an event going on).

 

PS: No Fright Fest today, weather is about the same as Saturday, most people have to work and...

 

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From the Great Adventure Connoisseurs Facebook group

 

... just give up trying to make sense of it.

 

That picture makes no sense to me, why aren't the season pass holder doubling the membership line?

 

Not joking, two weekends ago 1 out of every 2 people in that line had a season pass and got turned away at the gate. Either needs a sign saying "no season passes" or a guy checking people's pass. Now this is a first world problem!

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Not my photos, taken from the GA Conn group. Apparently its a little busy.

 

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Nice to see The Mountain holding its own. And no surprise no one feels like walking to Guam for the worlds tallest drop ride.

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Nice to see The Mountain holding its own. And no surprise no one feels like walking to Guam for the worlds tallest drop ride.

 

Based on those wait times, if I was forced to be at the park today for three hours, I think I might spend all 3 hours riding and re-riding Zumanjaro.

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Pictures like that are why I will never visit the park on a Saturday (or Sunday) this time of year. Even with Flash Pass, that looks like it would be miserable just walking around, plus the wait to get through security and traffic exiting the park.

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I thought it was busy when we went at the end of September and left at 7:30 and there was traffic down 537 in both directions for miles because of the park. I'm sorry but I would have taken one look at that and left. How anyone can find that even slightly enjoyable is beyond me.

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I stand by my assessment that if you want to visit Fright Fest, the best time is the last week of September

 

Con: 2 of the mazes arent open yet

Pro: You dont shoot yourself in the head as soon as you get to the park

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It's barely cheaper, but it's still a terrible deal.

 

The ticket is $64.99 and parking is $23.45 and it doesn't include any haunt mazes, So basically it's $88.44.

 

For like $12 more you can get a gold plus membership (billed as $8.40 per month) that's good for a minimum of 15 months (but basically until you cancel it), includes parking, gives you 20% off everything in the park and gets you into every park in the chain with free parking for all 15 months (though the 3 free months are sort of weird and only applied if you cancel because... Six Flags).

 

Nobody should ever buy a day ticket to a Six Flags park unless they're visiting from another country and won't be back for over a year.

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It's fun to check Queue Times on a Saturday in October. Justice League and Green Lantern, 2 1/2 hours each. Nitro, Kingda Ka, Superman and Bizarro all 1 hour 40 minutes.



I can't wait to see the wait times next Saturday since that is usually the most crowded day of the year.

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Does anybody know what the deal is for the week of November 8th-11th. Christmas in the park doesn’t start until the following weekend. Is it still fright fest? Is the whole park going to be open? And is there any particular reason it is open during the week at that time? It seems like an odd time for the park to be open so I was thinking of going. Thanks for he help!

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There isn't Fright Fest, just regular operations. On the weekdays, Frontier Adventures will possibly be closed, almost everything else is open including all the other coasters. They are open because NJ schools are closed. I have gone on Thursday or Friday the last 3 years in a row and it's very low crowds.

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It's open because they're awesome. Last weekend to experience Toro; Safari closed though. Last year Nitro and Ka were closed at least a day each due to cold and weather, but they got out the blowtorches and opened Ka on Sunday.

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