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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby skyrocket010 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:04 am

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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:17 am

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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby skyrocket010 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:24 am

boldikus wrote: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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Johnlloyd » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:25 am

boldikus wrote: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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:32 am

skyrocket010 wrote: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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby skyrocket010 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:20 am

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?


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skyrocket010 wrote: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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:31 am

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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby skyrocket010 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:38 am

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

boldikus wrote: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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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:44 pm

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:28 pm

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.
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