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That’s correct. If you’re in the state for less than 24 hours you’re perfectly in compliance with the quarantine but be warned that if you’re there for 24 hours and one second you’re not and you’ll be

Soooo late last night I was tumbling down a Youtube coaster rabbit hole and came across this video of a review of El Toro (I know we're not supposed to link to certain channels but for the sake of thi

Just came back from a visit here. I chose this day specifically because it was a weekday during the magic time between fright fest and HITP where the whole park is open but there are no special holida

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Oh, one other note as a positive toward the park that most people will see as a negative:

-While Cedar Fair parks went to the extent of removing all in-park smoking zones in exchange for one outside the main gate, SFGAdv seems to have added more.

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4 minutes ago, Mike240SX said:

Oh, one other note as a positive toward the park that most people will see as a negative:

-While Cedar Fair parks went to the extent of removing all in-park smoking zones in exchange for one outside the main gate, SFGAdv seems to have added more.

Yeah, I found that ridiculous considering the circumstances, as people were huddled together with no masks smoking. 

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Nice report!  Wasn't it 45-50 degrees today?  El Toro struggles a bit in the cold, as evidenced by how it valley a few weekends ago on a test run.  I thought it was running fast once it warmed up in my October visits.  On those days, the high was 60-65 and it got down to 50-55 at night.

As for row requests, it varies wildly by operator.  I'll ask on the rides where it makes a difference to me and if I get the row I want, great!  If not, I just roll with it and am thankful the park is open.

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Wow, a trip report about Great Adventure in October and the main takeaways are long lines, pot smoke, and Toro running slow in the cold.

I, for one, am completely shocked.

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For the record, I was out of there well before the Fright Fest/Hallowfest times, and did not observe any actual pot smoking....just signs about it. :p

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SFA had all those marijuana and horseplay signs too. With the weather it was pretty dead last night, but they still had Saturday level security which was pretty funny. There was a security guard or cop for probably every 12 park patrons. Never seen anything like it.

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I can understand the signs warning about rowdy behavior, but .... why the addition about marijuana smoking?

Never smoked it in my life, but I'd like to thing riding coasters while high as a kite would be fun :D

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33 minutes ago, Canobie Coaster said:

I was planning on going (since I had a Flash Pass), but I had to cancel since Massachusetts was put on New Jersey's travel advisory.

LOL seriously?  That list means nothing...even NJ's COVID numbers qualify it for its own "travel advisory" list now.  There are no teeth behind it, either.  Delaware's presence on that list didn't stop me, or any of the other attendees with license plates from "banned states" I saw in the lot, last weekend. 

I'm all for compliance with reasonable measures regarding COVID, but the notion that just because you're from state X means your a danger is elitist idiocy at its finest, especially now that NJ and NY meet that threshold but residents are are still "allowed" to travel between each other.

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3 hours ago, Mike240SX said:

LOL seriously?  That list means nothing...even NJ's COVID numbers qualify it for its own "travel advisory" list now.  There are no teeth behind it, either.  Delaware's presence on that list didn't stop me, or any of the other attendees with license plates from "banned states" I saw in the lot, last weekend. 

I'm all for compliance with reasonable measures regarding COVID, but the notion that just because you're from state X means your a danger is elitist idiocy at its finest, especially now that NJ and NY meet that threshold but residents are are still "allowed" to travel between each other.

Massachusetts has been mostly bark and little bite, but they're relying on people tattling and I know of a few people who were fined but they had no intention of getting tested and bragged about their trip to coworkers.  I know NJ is technically an advisory, but I want to try respecting their rule.  Although it looks like you're exempt if it's just a 24 hour trip per the way its written.

The backup plan is to use my Hershey season pass instead this weekend.  I was just leery about their temperature limits (though it looks ok based on what they have on their website) and the drive is a bit longer.

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That’s correct. If you’re in the state for less than 24 hours you’re perfectly in compliance with the quarantine but be warned that if you’re there for 24 hours and one second you’re not and you’ll be subject to penalties and fines of up to $0 

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I'm considering heading up here either on election day or the Thursday afterward. Any advice on which day would probably be best crowd-wise, and what sort of crowds I might expect? I'd probably arrive between 11am and 12pm and stay there until 7pm. I'm hoping that being a weekday and not being fright fest could work to my advantage, but I'm still on the fence about it, and I know crowds here are often unpredictable.

Any thoughts?

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Normally I would say Thursday because almost (or all?) schools in the area including PA and NJ would be closed for election day and only NJ schools would be closed on Thursday.  I have gone on that Thursday I think 2 times in the last 4 years and lines are usually very short, especially the last 2 hours the park is open. I looked up one of my reports from a previous Thursday at the beginning of November, I got 24 rides in 5 hours to give an idea of how low crowds were. The good thing is even on a weekday in November, Great Adventure is really good about having most rides open. Last year I went on Veterans Day on a Monday and only 1 or 2 rides were closed besides the rides usually closed that time of year and it was probably the least crowded I had seen the park in a few years.

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So I went this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) to Hallowfest and while Saturday was nice; Sunday was pouring rain for about an hour (Nitro & Batman: The Ride in rain is awesome!) then actually pleasant and cool the rest of the day.

Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth is AMAZING at night/colder weather.

And has Cyborg been down all season long?

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11 minutes ago, coasterbill said:

It has, and pretty much nobody cares. I hope it's one of those "15 ride removals" the company has announced.

Are the other Tourbillon installations maintenance headaches like Cyborg is? At any ride, I rode in a couple of times and was like "Meh, WW:LOT is more intense"

And if Cyborg got removed, not sure what else they could put there (only thing I could think of would be a decent flat or a Sky Rocket II).

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