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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:48 am

This makes me really happy. I've been hoping for one of these for a while now, and it's going in a perfect location. The park has done an excellent job of revitalizing that section of the park over the last three years.

My only hope is that they continue the trend and fill out the last remaining part of the Old Country section with another small flat like an Endeavor and remove some of that fencing they put up along it. I appreciate that the park took the time to add some quick landscaping and cleaned it up a bit (not to mention starting to keep it open full-time now), but it'd be nice to see a return to the more open-style it had when Musik Express and Spin Meister were still in operation. Then that area, IMO, would be perfect.

A change from this:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:12 am

Im happy with the location and ride choice.

I am disappointed that once again Hurricane Harbor is left to rot. How many years has it been since the last addition, 27?


BTW, they also added a new rewards program for members. Visits = points. You can redeem for stuff.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:31 am

This is a few days late, but we visited the park on Sunday and I have a super brief trip report of sorts. Generally we avoid the place during the summer aside from a few random 1-2 hour pop-ins when we're in the area but we were meeting up with our friend Nick from Atlanta so we made an exception and we ended up having a great day.

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Do not adjust your monitors, we're actually at Great Adventure in the summer.


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First stop!


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They actually took us through the water on the safari which is rare but really cool. I really like going that way since they built up a berm on either side of the roadway just beyond that where the animals love to congregate.


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That is the most f*cked up looking panda I have ever laid eyes on


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They had a few lynx cubs at Camp Aventura which were a ton of fun to watch


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But the BEST new addition to Camp Aventura was this brand new bar overlooking the safari with tons of high tops. It wasn't open during our visit, but I approve of this type of behavior.


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The Kangaroos were too hot for our bullsh*t that day so they were super lethargic.


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The Bizarro crew too hot for our bullsh*t that day so they were super lethargic.

Seriously, you won't die if you open the airgates before the train is on the midcourse. lol


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Holy sh*t! The Golden Kingdom path was open!


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The park was selling Millennium Force merchandise which was sort of weird.


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Having a Six Flags day


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I'm a bit of a photography buff so I tried to get some unique shots for you guys that nobody else has ever taken


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We didn't have a chance to ride Cyborg, but it's an amazing addition from a visual standpoint. If you're wondering what these people are doing, basically they were all camped out on the ground on the midway watching Cyborg cycle. I don't know how it rides, but between the awesome lighting and super weird looking ride people are in awe of the thing.


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I've probably ridden Nitro more than any other coaster but our ride on Sunday night was the best ever. We rode in the front (which we never do) and the ride absolutely hauled. The airtime on top of the second hill combined with the swooping turn was flat out nuts.

PS: My camera wasn't having it so enjoy these light bars. lol


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Ending the night right!

(Though we had to re-create our excitement as I needed to get the phone out of a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo first to snap this photo, lol)


Overall we had a blast and it's always fun showing someone around our "home" park.

PS: Nick has a new coaster podcast called "Off the Rails" and after our day of rides and brews we recorded one. It's definitely something a little different for me, but you can check it out here if you're not tired of my bullsh*t yet. :lol:

Overall we had a great day at the park. Ride crews (Bizarro aside) were awesome and it was cool visiting in the summer and getting that fun, "summer night" vibe that we rarely get at Great Adventure. Combine that with the best ride we've ever had on Nitro and probably the best safari ride in recent memory and it was an awesome day.

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Bizarro 2x
Safari 1x
Liberty Pub 2x :lol:
Skull Mountain 1x
Nitro 2x
El Toro 2x
Skyway 1x
Dark Knight 1x
Runaway Mine Train 1x
Kingda Ka 1x... obviously in the front. I love that thing. :lol:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:35 am

jamesinclair wrote:I am disappointed that once again Hurricane Harbor is left to rot. How many years has it been since the last addition, 27?


To be fair they can't staff the lazy river as it is so why add more rides and slides that they won't be able to staff?

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:42 pm

Looks like an awesome day. That podcast was fun. :)

"El Toro is the best coaster that's not blue and located in Sandusky."
Agreed.

Oh, and where is this Nobles place he's going to? Sounds like a great park. :lol:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:04 pm

michaellynn4 wrote:My only hope is that they continue the trend and fill out the last remaining part of the Old Country section with another small flat like an Endeavor and remove some of that fencing they put up along it. I appreciate that the park took the time to add some quick landscaping and cleaned it up a bit (not to mention starting to keep it open full-time now), but it'd be nice to see a return to the more open-style it had when Musik Express and Spin Meister were still in operation. Then that area, IMO, would be perfect.


Let's lead the crusade for an Endeavor in Spinmeister's old location!

coasterbill - the Golden Kingdom path has been open since May (if not earlier)
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:51 pm

I’ll fight the good fight with you, Larry!
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:36 pm

Nice update, Bill. :nina:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesinclair » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:34 am

coasterbill wrote:
jamesinclair wrote:I am disappointed that once again Hurricane Harbor is left to rot. How many years has it been since the last addition, 27?


To be fair they can't staff the lazy river as it is so why add more rides and slides that they won't be able to staff?


With 7 people per square foot, I dont understand how they arent making more money than the highest end Vegas casino.


Also, love the pic of folks sitting on the ground.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm

Great report, Bill...love the bar in the safari. I also approve of this type of behavior. ;)

And I'm super-psyched to see SF plastering parks with giant frisbees. As I had mentioned in some random post several months ago, I think it should become law that every park has one of these and a Screamin' Swing.
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