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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:57 am

Greatescapelover wrote: it makes even more sense now that Great Escape and Great America are probably getting HITP now that it's listed on both their season passes.

Except that Gold season passes also include admission to other parks, including other parks' HITP events. Got one of these maybe?
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Greatescapelover » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:58 am

Ah, right. I forgot if you don't have 2,000 posts and a loyal weirdo following on here, you can't post in a thread without getting attacked!

Use your brain dude. Both parks popped up on the HITP webpage, and now it is included in their season pass descriptions, which it has never been before.

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Postby michaellynn4 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:02 pm

It's far more likely that a developer just copy/pasted the same season pass description across all pages in order to save time, only to realize afterwards that the HITP description didn't apply to every park. It's the Six Flags way, after all.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm

Greatescapelover wrote:Ah, right. I forgot if you don't have 2,000 posts and a loyal weirdo following on here, you can't post in a thread without getting attacked!

Nah, I'm also an asshole to people with 2000 posts and a loyal weirdo following. It's much more fun than getting worked up over things only to be disappointed when they don't work out the way you think they will.

michaellynn4 wrote:It's far more likely that a developer just copy/pasted the same season pass description across all pages in order to save time, only to realize afterwards that the HITP description didn't apply to every park. It's the Six Flags way, after all.

Yup, likely. And you know, those gold passes with the HITP description still give access to HITP at those parks that have it, so it's not false advertising.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:04 pm

Last season as you walked over the bridge they had banners that advertised free holiday in the park with the text “at Six Flags Great Adventure and New England” written very small underneath.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:00 pm

Remember how Great Adventure was originally calling their free spin "Total Mayhem?" I feel like one of these years Great Escape could get a free spin with that name, cause (someone clarify this) they never (or rarely) get DC themed rides, and it'd be a good addition to the park.

Just a thought. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Great Escape Opening Day 2018

Postby Sluggo77 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:48 pm

Hadn’t been to Great Escape in a couple seasons so I decided to go opening day. I figured that the park would be pretty empty since it was raining all morning. Got there around 1 and the rain stopped not long after. Everything was a walk on for the remainder of the day. Park was looking pretty good overall. Still to this day it’s a charming park in a nice setting.

No doubt coaster wise Comet is the star of the show and it didn’t disappoint. Certainly not the biggest or fastest coaster but it was running excellent. After the last turn around a whole section was retracked and butter smooth. Overall the entire coarse was in great shape. Even though the park doesn’t really focus on coasters it’s just awesome to see that they continue to invest in Comet.

The new for 2018 Pandemonium has been installed and the signs say it will open May 25th. He’s some shots from around the park. Never did the sun really come out so apologies for that in advance.
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Welcome to Great Escape!
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My first looping coaster Steamin’ Demon.
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Canyon Blaster
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Storytown Train
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Little Park History.
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Frankie’s Mine Train from the Storytown Train.
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Pandemonium Coming Soon!
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Site work still needs to be done but the ride is in place.
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Star of the Park. Comet!
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Heading back towards the front of the park. The classic Swan Boats and Greezed Lightnin’.
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Swan Boats Dock & Sasquatch.
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Just across the street from the park is the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge. Thanks for checking out this report.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sat May 19, 2018 12:51 pm

^ Eek, Canyon Blaster needs a repaint. Pandemonium looks pretty cool! I like the color scheme.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:40 pm

^Yea it could but overall the park looked pretty good for an opening weekend overall.

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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:01 pm

Not familiar with this park, but it looks like a smaller Six Flags park?

seems a great place to spend a few hours, thanks for the pics.
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