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I would agree that they're not the most functional.

 

But appearance-wise I think they're fine. Certainly wouldn't call them "ugly". I like them at least more than Cedar Fair's overly-cartoonish maps.

 

Personal favorite, and this partly is for nostalgic reasons would be 2000s Paramount maps - particularly 2005.

 

Very functionable and nice to look at.

 

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Ive always hated the six flag map designs. I work with maps all day, so it frustrates me that the six flags map manages to be both ugly and also not very functional. Usually, it's a tradeoff, but six flags manages the worst of both worlds.

 

Would you prefer something like this beauty? (from GAHistory):

 

 

They're for theme parks, not Rand McNally. Sure, it could always be better, but they're far from "ugly".

 

We are vertical

 

Ahh, glad to see the ambient sounds of a construction site have returned. Joking aside, I'm glad to see it, the park has definitely done a lot more this offseason to spotlight progress and overall improvements than they have in recent years.

 

I somehow always forget how quickly flats like this go up. That said, what's the over/under until we get our first post wondering if this means it'll be open before Memorial Day weekend?

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I don't really see how the Six Flags maps are any better or worse than any of the other park chains. They're all pretty samey to me besides the general style/color scheme.

 

The only park map I ever had issue with was Hershey's horrible interactive digital map back in like 2014? That sh*t was for the birds.

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I think the maps works fine if they can give you the basic idea of where you are and which rides are which.

 

Maps like these are terrible because they do a poor job of visually showing where you are in the park.

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Six Flags AstroWorld 1992 map. I challenge you to tell apart buildings from flatrides. Or even coasters from water rides.

 

 

If you don’t like the current Six Flags map style, thats fine. It’s your opinion. Just know it could be worse.

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Maps schmaps. This is much more interesting.

 

Teen steals NYC cab to go to Great Adventure, police say

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/rochelle-park/2019/03/20/rochelle-park-pd-teen-steals-nyc-cab-go-great-adventure-jackson-nj/3223393002/

 

A New York City teen who is accused of stealing a running taxi didn't exactly make it to his target destination before police found him.

 

At 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Rochelle Park police received a report from the NYPD that GPS had put a possible stolen yellow taxi on Essex Street, said Sgt. James DePreta.

 

When police responded to the area, they found the taxi and a teenager, later identified as Jonathan Gualpa, 19, sleeping in the back seat. He was woken up and taken into custody, DePreta said. An investigation found that Gualpa had allegedly stolen the taxi out of New York City and drove to New Jersey before getting tired and pulling over to sleep, DePreta said.

 

His destination? Six Flags Great Adventure, an amusement park in Jackson, is what he told police. Even if he'd made it, he would have been out of luck: Great Adventure doesn't open until April 6.

 

Gualpa is facing charges of receiving stolen property and was released pending a court date.

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I think the people who would want to steal a cab to go to Six Flags probably aren't the brightest bulbs on the Christmas Tree.

 

It's a shame he didn't get to his destination to learn why you should always check the hours before going somewhere.

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Ive always hated the six flag map designs. I work with maps all day, so it frustrates me that the six flags map manages to be both ugly and also not very functional. Usually, it's a tradeoff, but six flags manages the worst of both worlds.

 

Would you prefer something like this beauty? (from GAHistory):

 

 

They're for theme parks, not Rand McNally. Sure, it could always be better, but they're far from "ugly".

 

While this one is absolutely uglier, I think it does a better job as a map - that is, helping you find where you are and where youre going. That should be the first priority. One thing Six Flags could do, but hasnt is partner with google so the google maps layout is perfect. You know how some stores (Best Buy, Home Depot) have the layout down to the aisle? Theres nothing stopping Six Flags from doing that.

 

Whats interesting is that all the theme parks have a very similar style. I am going to do some research on what that style is and why its so popular.

 

Now, if you guys want to see a map that manages to be butt ugly and do a terrible job at functioning as a map, there are some NJ Transit bus maps that teams of experts are still trying to decipher.

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I was on Six Flags Employment Website for Great Adventure and I noticed there hiring for a Wonder women and Batman walk around character.

 

Too bad they aren't looking for a Cyborg character too. I think there's one user on the forum who might be interested...

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lol at the news article. You have to love the news sometimes, since clearly there's more reality to it than simply someone stealing a cab and taking it to Great Adventure. He was high out of his mind on controlled substances. He was likely on his way to pick up a load of dope, but he's probably not going to tell the police that.

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There are probably at least a dozen water-parks that are closer to Great Adventure than the American Dream Mall. I really think that the Great Adventure - American Dream competition is incredibly overblown.

 

If you have a restaurant in NYC, and someone opens one down the block, that still competition even though there are 67,982 other ones

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Except that American Dream is not "down the block" from SFGA.

 

Seriously do I have to go dig up the multiple pages in either this thread or the American Dream one where this has been covered ad nauseum?

 

Edit: Here we go. Start there and read down.

 

Hey, what do you know, it was you that was making the same nonsense point.

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