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Part of me is glad that this super loop is being relocated, since I don't think it ever really fit at a large "flagship" park like Great Adventure, but I'm also a little disappointed because assuming this one stayed and the one going to La Ronde was new, the only two parks in the entire chain of 15 parks without a super loop would have been Magic Mountain and Mexico! I wanted Six Flags to complete their collection! lol

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I'll be honest, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they just replace it with a newer model like Delirious that runs an automatic program and don't say anything. That rumor has been floating around for awhile and (while this barely matters since the Six Flags web team isn't generally the quickest) El Diablo is still on the website and only listed as "Closed for the Season" along with every other ride that won't run for Holiday in the Park.

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I went on El Diablo twice since it's been in the park, both times in an end seat and I got the WORST, WORST, WORST case of motion sickness. I take Bonine to be safe, but as of lately I don't need it anymore, but I was on it both times I rode El Diablo and I still got disgustingly nauseous from it. So all I can say for that ride is "Good riddance"

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...the only two parks in the entire chain of 15 parks without a super loop would have been Magic Mountain and Mexico! I wanted Six Flags to complete their collection! lol

A Super Loop at Magic Mountain? Them's fightin' words! I rode the one at Discovery Kingdom and had a splitting headache the rest of the day. They are not good rides at all, IMO.

You guys should throw a party to celebrate your Super Loop going away.

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Just send the damn SuperLoop to a crappy SF park that already has one and slap a "World's First Dueling Loop coaster" and call it a day...


I can't wait to see what RMC has in store for GAdv!

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I can't wait to see what RMC has in store for GAdv!

A friendly reminder that there is no confirmation of an RMC coming to Great Adventure, as I understand it it is purely a rumor.


Also fun fact: RMC in its early days pre NTG actually helped with the construction of El Toro!

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I love the leftover track!

Kinda like a shrine to the past.


I highly agree! It was nice to see a piece of the defunct Rolling Thunder while walking along the way to Zumanjaro Drop of Doom during my first visit to the park this past July. I also enjoyed looking at all the historical plaques and the historical "hidden gems" during my visit.

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I used to really appreciate that they left that track there, but now that they's a literal tree growing through it and the general area is filled with weeds, I wish they'd either clean the area or remove it entirely. It used to serve as a really nice memorial, but now it just looks lazy and downright abandoned.

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Yeah I really don’t get the leftover track at all. Perhaps it was slightly more expensive to remove than the rest of the entire coaster. I also never understood the explanation that Rolling Thunder had to be removed “for Zumanjaro.”

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It's almost like the removal of an old and incredibly unpopular coaster that required a large staffing and maintenance budget was a budget cut.


Just spitballing here...


We all know they're keeping the wood and splinters somewhere so RMC can re-build it into Twisted Thunder! Probably for 2019, they're just late announcing

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It's almost like the removal of an old and incredibly unpopular coaster that required a large staffing and maintenance budget was a budget cut.


Just spitballing here...


I completely agree it looks like crap but I don't buy the "too difficult to remove excuse". What I don't understand is why they chose to retrack the last off-season. That last summer it was running its best in 15 years. No jackhammering and not as loud in the turns and I actually enjoyed riding it. Why put the money into retracking it if was going to be removed? That only served to greatly increase the budget for RT the final two seasons. Do parks even look at the cost per rider/lap metric?

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It feels like SFGAdv is finally where they want to be with Holiday in the Park. Not only is Holiday Feast (in the former location of Panda Express) offering a complete holiday menu, but there are more holiday food offerings at multiple locations. The games area has holiday themed prizes and there are a few temporary holiday themed games. There are more fire pits/smores areas. There are more lights, large decorations and photo ops. From a ride standpoint, the Parachute Jump and Cyborg are the only new rides open this year, but they also have an upcharge mirror maze. They re-themed the Fright Fest Mirror Maze to Christmas and it was splendid fun. The two shows are an upgrade over the previous ones.


I hit up the first showing of Wonder since I expected lines later in the day.


I was well done. 4 short acts: juggling, magician, contortionists and trampoline work, separated with singing and dancing.




Wonder Woman is coming along nicely


The price of smores kits. You have to do the hard work.


Lots of fire pits, I still can't believe we haven't had a lawsuit yet.


Santa won't arrive few another hour, but a line is starting to form.


A larger pit area for making smores near the Sky Bar. Harder for a drunk to accidentally fall into this.


Free food for the media to sample


Again, this is the first time SFGAdv has expanded beyond deserts/drinks for the holidays.


Here are the prices


All the platters are part of the meal plan, some with small upcharges of $1 to $3


Same size turkey legs sold all year round


Specialty sides


that's the whole menu



Stuffing, turkey and corn were very good. Mac and Cheese looked better than it tasted, not bad, just not cheesy tasting.


Then a server came by and put a Christmas Beignet on my table. It was phenomenal, I don't know if they are selling these elsewhere in the park, but they should.


Dessert table


A made myself a plate of cookies. They were are very good, but I fought the urge to get another plate.


The Metro Grill is showing a new holiday menu.


The Elf Who Saved Christmas is the second live show. It is basically Mean Girls with elves.


Here are the rude people who can't park their strollers in the correct place.


This is Doug, he is the elf tortured by the Mean Girl Elves. If you look closely you see a red button behind Doug.


Here is a close-up of the button. Doug basically pulls a Chuck Campbell by pushing the button and quicker than you can stop a bullet train Doug stops Christmas.


It all ended well so I went to the Holiday Craze Mirror Maze, they re-purposed the FrightFest attraction very well.


In the middle of the maze is a Christmas Dance party, I could have sworn the DJ was Doug the elf.


Santa's home was now open and lights were on throughout the park.


Peppermint Swirls nears Houdini's


The Carousel light package is great


TeaCups get their normal holiday makeover


It's hard the decorate pine trees this large


But they have all types of colored lights


This is the ad hoc food and drink and fire pit area


Beer on Tap


and more snacks


The games area looks great


Holiday themed prizes


Enter through the snowman to see more giant decorations and two mediocre coasters.


Walk through ornament


Tower o gifts


Parachute Drop operating in the moon light


Reindeer Barn with animatronic reindeer, which smell much better than real ones


They should just dedicate this tranquil walkway to all these that will not be home for the holidays.


Thanks for reading and to all a good night.

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