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SFGAdv has been pretty good with getting their new additions ready to go by Memorial Day. The last one that didn't meet that goal was Zumanjaro, and that was mostly delayed due to NJ inspectors dragging their feet.

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Between this video and couple recent rounds of pictures the park released on Twitter, I think this is the most they've updated us on the progress of a park ride in a while.

 

That said, someone should let them know about the libraries of free music they could use as a bed instead of three minutes of the gentle roar of wind against the camera mics.

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That said, someone should let them know about the libraries of free music they could use as a bed instead of three minutes of the gentle roar of wind against the camera mics.

 

Baby steps. They just remebered that social media is a thing and set a new password for their accounts. Embedding music would be pushing it.

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That said, someone should let them know about the libraries of free music they could use as a bed instead of three minutes of the gentle roar of wind against the camera mics.

 

Like they started the video with? I think anyone into this enough to look at mud and concrete might consider the sounds significant. Certainly better than some of the potential music choices! (most of the music in coaster videos is bad!)

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I’ll be visiting this park for the first time on 4/13 as a single rider. Before I drive 5hrs across state I just wanted to make sure this park doesn’t have any policies against single riders. I attended SFOT for the first time last month and I did not enjoy my experience at all. I’m not sure if it’s because the park was dead but I got a lot of hassle trying to ride alone.The Mr. Freeze coaster turned me away until another single rider came along. Judge Roy scream and Batman forced me to switch seats because I chose to ride in the back of the train where it was empty and made me move to the front. Can someone please share their single rider experience from the Great Adventure Park?

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I don't think they allow single riders on the Skyway or the Giant Wheel but you should be good on everything else. Justice League, Green Lantern, Zumanjaro and Joker have single rider lines (maybe Cyborg too? not sure), none of the other coasters do but you should be fine riding solo, even the back row of El Toro (mentioning this since I know some parks won't allow solo riders in the last row of coasters) but you should sit in the 2nd to last row of El Toro anyway since its the best seat on the train. Don't bother with the SRL on Zumanjaro as they tend to ignore it and the standby line is never that long anyway.

 

P.S. Don't even think of getting a solo ride on the log flume, they'll cram as many bodies into a log as possible, regardless if you're in the same party.

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I don't think they allow single riders on the Skyway or the Giant Wheel but you should be good on everything else. Justice League, Green Lantern, Zumanjaro and Joker have single rider lines (maybe Cyborg too? not sure), none of the other coasters do but you should be fine riding solo, even the back row of El Toro (mentioning this since I know some parks won't allow solo riders in the last row of coasters) but you should sit in the 2nd to last row of El Toro anyway since its the best seat on the train. Don't bother with the SRL on Zumanjaro as they tend to ignore it and the standby line is never that long anyway.

 

P.S. Don't even think of getting a solo ride on the log flume, they'll cram as many bodies into a log as possible, regardless if you're in the same party.

 

 

Thank you, I appreciate your feedback. El Toro is one the main reasons for my visit so that’s great news.

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I don't think they allow single riders on the Skyway or the Giant Wheel but you should be good on everything else. Justice League, Green Lantern, Zumanjaro and Joker have single rider lines (maybe Cyborg too? not sure), none of the other coasters do but you should be fine riding solo, even the back row of El Toro (mentioning this since I know some parks won't allow solo riders in the last row of coasters) but you should sit in the 2nd to last row of El Toro anyway since its the best seat on the train. Don't bother with the SRL on Zumanjaro as they tend to ignore it and the standby line is never that long anyway.

 

P.S. Don't even think of getting a solo ride on the log flume, they'll cram as many bodies into a log as possible, regardless if you're in the same party.

 

 

I can confirm that you can ride solo on the Skyway at Six Flags Great Adventure. I did twice during my first visit to the park last July. It definitely provides a nice view of the park and surrounding area.

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Thank you, I appreciate your feedback. El Toro is one the main reasons for my visit so that’s great news.

No prob.

 

Lately I've been enjoying it in the front as its a totally different ride, but without question the 2nd-to-last row is the place to go. The station is long and narrow, and everyone will crowd around the front so most times you have to excuse your way past the crowd to get to the back. The very last row will have a longer wait than the 2nd-to-last and that row is not over a wheel so its considerably smoother and the ride is basically the same (forces, airtime) as sitting in the very, very back.

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Can I ask one last question? Since it’ll only be the second week, are they pretty good with getting most of the rides open?

 

 

Thank you, I appreciate your feedback. El Toro is one the main reasons for my visit so that’s great news.

No prob.

 

Lately I've been enjoying it in the front as its a totally different ride, but without question the 2nd-to-last row is the place to go. The station is long and narrow, and everyone will crowd around the front so most times you have to excuse your way past the crowd to get to the back. The very last row will have a longer wait than the 2nd-to-last and that row is not over a wheel so its considerably smoother and the ride is basically the same (forces, airtime) as sitting in the very, very back.

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Generally yes, other than whatever is new. Wonder Woman will probably open closer to Memorial Day. The flume and rapids likely won’t be open that early in the season (I forgot when you said you were going when I mentioned that). Other than that everything should be running opening day, but that said I don’t work for the park and have no idea the state of things at the moment so I guess anything is possible.

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You’ve been a great help! Thanks again to you and Johnlloyd who commented above.

 

Generally yes, other than whatever is new. Wonder Woman will probably open closer to Memorial Day. The flume and rapids likely won’t be open that early in the season (I forgot when you said you were going when I mentioned that). Other than that everything should be running opening day, but that said I don’t work for the park and have no idea the state of things at the moment so I guess anything is possible.
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2019 map is up (thanks to Great Adventure History... go check them out)

 

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With Diablo and Splash Water Oasis out of the picture that chunk of land between PDC and Golden Kingdom just got a little bit bigger...

 

Also noteworthy:

- The former "Italian Pasta" joint by Nitro's exit is now Nitro Pub.

- Pandas out, Chop Six is in.

- Twister lives to see another season

- Doesn't it feel like just yesterday we were complaining they should revamp the old Old Country area?

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I'd be excited about the pub but we all know it'll never be open because nothing in that building ever is. At this point I think Twister is the last Top Spin standing and it likely just got a bunch of parts from Fiesta Texas and Darien Lake so I fully expect them to just run it until they're out of free parts and then remove it. I can't say I really care all that much.

 

F*ck Chop Six.

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^ re: the pub, my thoughts exactly. It'll be open when the park is busy and hot enough for lots of people to be back at Congo and that's when I don't want to be there. Not to mention with the souped-up Ale House, the two Machos, Sky Bar, and BOTW there is no shortage of places to get booze in the park at this point. (I guess Grannys too but f*ck that place) Though it seems the little beer garden in front of the Fort/Mine Train that they were experimenting with didn't make the cut. Ah well.

 

Oh snap I just noticed... Wild Walkway!! Its permanent!

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Not to mention with the souped-up Ale House, the two Machos, Sky Bar, and BOTW there is no shortage of places to get booze in the park at this point.

Oh, God bless it. Looking forward to short walks to grab a cold beer after El Toro and Nitro.

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Oh, God bless it. Looking forward to short walks to grab a cold beer after El Toro and Nitro.

Macho is literally across from Toros exit, so is this new Nitro Pub (which will never be open). Make a mental note for your trip: the best and really only true bars are Ale House (on Main Street next to Flash Pass HQs, formerly known as Liberty Pub) and Sky Bar (across from Sky Screamer). Macho near Toro has a bar but (usually) they still make you get out of your seat to stand in line to order another drink. Its totally dumb. The spot near the other Macho (next to Batman) is just a few taps with no actual bar, just some tables, and all the other spots I mentioned are food joints that also sell beer/wine.

 

Unrelated to beer, the park posted some more "general park improvement" updates on their Twitter.

 

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Main Street gets cleaned up

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It's been real, Panda.

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Not really sure why they didn't just change the signage and call it a day but...

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The carousel is getting touched up

Also, the construction company that is erecting Wonder Woman shared these awesome aerial photos that were shared in the Great Adv Connoisseurs group.

 

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- Doesn't it feel like just yesterday we were complaining they should revamp the old Old Country area?

 

Old Country wasn't renovated, it was removed. The area that they've been updating is the old Movie Town section. Although its sad that they tore the area down, its REALLY nice to have that walkway back open.

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I absolutely love these rides (especially Crazanity since it's so massive), so this will be a perfect addition to Great Adventure. Lots of great new coasters are coming this year, but I hope people aren't overlooking rides like this... they are awesome.

 

I couldn't agree more, it's hard to describe just how awesome of a ride Crazanity is. It has been a huge hit for SFMM and gets a longer line than a lot of the coasters. I've always loved pendulum-type rides, but these giant frisbees take it to a whole new level.

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- Doesn't it feel like just yesterday we were complaining they should revamp the old Old Country area?

Old Country wasn't renovated, it was removed. The area that they've been updating is the old Movie Town section.

 

I'm not a local that visits the park regularly so thank you so much for schooling me on what is and is not the former Old Country area. Since you want to split hairs, I'll elaborate: "it feels like just yesterday we were complaining about a useless dead end and a dilapidated & neglected area located right in the center of the park that was just ripe for something amazing and wow f*ckin sh*t just look at where we are now!"

 

My sincerest apologies for referring to it as "the old Old Country area" and setting off your triggers. I hate to break it to you, but with JLBFM and Cyborg in, besides that path that connects Metropolis to Adventure Alley - this right here is just about all that's left of the former Old Country:

 

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Considering what is left I think we can safely say they have revamped/replaced/removed/whatever a good chunk of the old Old Country area.

 

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Yeah, not much left.

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