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Thanks. What's your preference with toppings? Which is the most traditional? When I was yelping last night, Delassandros looked really good.

 

For Del's, I'm a provolone and mushrooms kinda girl. Generally I go straight American cheese, no onions, no mushrooms. Just don't freak out if you order American and it's white American. Orange cheese is toxic and weird.

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OK. You guys were supposed to help. Now, I'm mind fffked in a whirlwind of decisions.

 

Boldi, if you were on your deathbed and you only had one day to have your last cheesesteak, which one would it be and what would you get on it? Or, would you at least be satisfied with Delassandros? I kind of want the tourist 'I've been there' experience that I missed out on when we went to Nashville and found out we had to wait 2-3 hours for Hot Chicken. If we go to the Delassandros we may just try to get there 10-15 minutes before opening so we can get a table. We'll grab something with good ratings on yelp before we head to SFGadv.

 

Also... what's good to eat in the park?

 

You guys think spending the last few hours on a Saturday night to get a couple rides out of the way and all day on Sunday with Fast Lane Platinum will be enough time at the park? We plan on getting there around 7 on Saturday night, driving from Philadelphia, and I want to knock a few of the rides out. Probably some of the less popular rides that have less lines, so that we can focus on the good stuff on Sunday. I'm no credit whore, but I want to be able to ride everything with multiple re-rides on the good crap. Mainly El Toro and Nitro with a few beers and people watching in between. Include mine train, skull mountain, and the log flume likely in this group. Everything else will likely be 1 and done.

 

Looking for some pro tips.

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Boldi, if you were on your deathbed and you only had one day to have your last cheesesteak, which one would it be and what would you get on it?

I'd go to Johns Roast Pork (we still don't know WHERE in Philly you're going to be which was my whole point of that post - but Johns is much easier to get to than Dalassandros) and I'd get both a steak and a roast pork sandwich. Id get the steak wiz wit, with ketchup (I'm dying in this scenario, right?) salt and pepper. The roast pork with long hots, broccoli rabe and sharp prov. So that's what you should do. Just do that.

 

Also... what's good to eat in the park?

Nothing. Its Six Flags.

 

Seriously, I enjoy Macho Nacho (there are two - next to Toro and Batman). Its not bad and Ive never gotten sick from it. But its still burritos/taco salads and sh*t from Six Flags. Best of the West is OK but its gets busy. Good outdoor seating and if you sit on the lake you can watch a turtle orgy. Ale House (right near the fountain on Main Street/next to Flash Pass HQ) for beer. They have like pretzels and other munchies too. There's a TON of food places in the boardwalk, but we don't eat there. Sushi from Six Flags? Haha. Otherwise, the Wawa right outside the park is good.

 

You guys think spending the last few hours on a Saturday night to get a couple rides out of the way and all day on Sunday with Fast Lane Platinum will be enough time at the park? We plan on getting there around 7 on Saturday night, driving from Philadelphia, and I want to knock a few of the rides out. Probably some of the less popular rides that have less lines, so that we can focus on the good stuff on Sunday. I'm no credit whore, but I want to be able to ride everything with multiple re-rides on the good crap. Mainly El Toro and Nitro with a few beers and people watching in between. Include mine train, skull mountain, and the log flume likely in this group. Everything else will likely be 1 and done.

 

Looking for some pro tips.

Yeah you should be fine. The park may be crowded Sat night but it'll clear out as it gets later. Sundays have been busy but with platinum FP you'll be fine. I feel like we've gone over this so many times you shouldn't even need protips. But here you go. It's been a while since we've had a good laugh.

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I kind of want the tourist 'I've been there' experience that I missed out on when we went to Nashville and found out we had to wait 2-3 hours for Hot Chicken.

 

Looking for some pro tips.

 

So you went to Hattie B's or Prince's? Go to Bolton's or Pepperfire in East Nashville. Both are as good as any other hot chicken in town and you won't have to wait very long.

 

I had a turkey leg somewhere in the park last year. It was good. And a salad from somewhere else.We have the dining plan so we try to make sure we make use of it.

 

Not a SFGAdv pro here, but Superman and Green Lantern were one and done for me. Probably would not ride either again if I went back. I highly recommend Safari Adventure and we normally only do coasters. We were there on an overcast Wednesday in August and the park was pretty dead.YMMV, but from what I read before our trip, crowds are hard to predict at this park.

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I’m going to great adventure in late July during a weekend. Any tips?

Get a cheesesteak at Johns Roast Pork.

 

 

In all seriousness, Rayj, you'll have to provide more detail as to what you like / don't like and what your musts are. Without that, some standards:

 

- Get Flash Pass

- El Toro in the morning (same goes with Kingda Ka if it's running)

- Safari right after riding El Toro

- If you're interested in Green Lantern, just punch yourself in the head a few times and walk away. Same experience without wasting time in line.

- Earn the "Coasterbill Trifecta" Badge by riding Sky Ride, Log Flume, and Skull Mountain (but only in the back row)

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^ I used to hate Green Lantern, but I found a way to enjoy it (as well as any B&M stand-up). Bend your knees and pull the OSTR down so it is firmly on the top of your shoulders. The goal is to get your head above the OSTR so you don't get headbanging. Plus the bike seat should be well below your crotch in this position.

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I’m going to great adventure in late July during a weekend. Any tips?

Get a cheesesteak at Johns Roast Pork.

 

 

In all seriousness, Rayj, you'll have to provide more detail as to what you like / don't like and what your musts are. Without that, some standards:

 

- Get Flash Pass

- El Toro in the morning (same goes with Kingda Ka if it's running)

- Safari right after riding El Toro

- If you're interested in Green Lantern, just punch yourself in the head a few times and walk away. Same experience without wasting time in line.

- Earn the "Coasterbill Trifecta" Badge by riding Sky Ride, Log Flume, and Skull Mountain (but only in the back row)

 

I won’t be getting a fast pass, but I will be staying all day Saturday and half a day on Sunday. I’m looking forward to doing the major coasters and Wonder Woman. I will do KK first and el toro second. Is superman even worth it? Lol.

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I won’t be getting a fast pass, but I will be staying all day Saturday and half a day on Sunday. I’m looking forward to doing the major coasters and Wonder Woman. I will do KK first and el toro second. Is superman even worth it? Lol.

 

Yeah, bigger LOL to not getting the Flash Pass. Have fun getting on like 4-5 rides all day.

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I mean, its going to depend on weather but I just don't understand how anyone is willing to travel to park other than their local and NOT budget for a fast pass. Its just insane to me. Especially a weekend, in the middle of the summer season. A couple extra dollars will make the difference between spending hours in line or riding a ton of rides. A gold flash pass will cost you like... $75? If you put aside $20 a week until your trip you'll be able to have a much better time. Just saying.

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I am all for flash pass, during summer season, going first time my self a july weekend..

But the question I have is;

Gold or platinum?

 

Just going 1 day, a july weekend.. is the platinum worth it? Or will gold be more then enough?

With how Six Flags runs their system, Platinum may NOT be worth it in SOME cases, but your milage may vary...

 

Considerations:

 

- SF's setup usually allows you 10-30 minutes between the time where you reach the FP merge point and they clear your current ride, and when you walkup to your next ride. With Platinum, your wait is usually under 5 minutes, so it's constantly buzzing saying your next ride is ready while you're on the current ride. IMO, it's kind of annoying. Since you have a built in "wait" until you get to your next ride, why pay to eliminate that? Many times, Gold's wait time lines up with this. With a $25-40 difference between Gold and Platinum, I've considered it a waste at times in the past.

 

- Platinum will grant you access to new and/or massively slow rides. This is based on what's offered (not sure for SFGAdv off hand). Again, base the extra $$$ on your perceptions of these attractions.

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The only time I've found Platinum needed was if the brand new ride was only on that level. The wait time between rides is usually 5-15 minutes on gold, so if you reserve your next ride after the merge point, it'll be ready by the time you get off the ride.

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I’m going to great adventure in late July during a weekend. Any tips?

Get a cheesesteak at Johns Roast Pork.

 

John's is amazing, both cheesesteaks and roast pork and for any of the wrestling fans on here, it's legit a block over from the old ECW arena.

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