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  1. 4 points
    The upcoming off season won't be too long! Park reopens on Saturday, March 24th!
  2. 2 points
    Brick from The Middle would find this interesting.
  3. 2 points
    Remove two of the parks longest running rides for an upcharge? Heck no!
  4. 1 point
    (Wispers to self) "fonts"
  5. 1 point
    Because if you can talk to someone about fonts, you can talk about anything!
  6. 1 point
    A few years back, shortly after doing the Great Adventure History Museum at the park, I was contacted by a Great Adventure veteran employee - Dan Ingrham from the park's marketing department. Dan worked at the park in the 1970's and was responsible for many of the graphic layouts found in the pamphlets and advertisements of that era. Dan's most famous design was the rainbow logo which ultimately became the first design used by Six Flags when they acquired the park. The rainbow was based on a more simple design first introduced in 1976 and the updated version incorporated bright gold stars and a bolder and broader rainbow. The following year the letters of SIX FLAGS were added. I had the pleasure of meeting Dan on several occasions and his stories about the park's earliest days were truly informative and entertaining. I was able to acquire many of the paper-related goods in Dan's collection including the original rainbow artwork which he was so proud of. Below are just a few examples of his creations. Sadly, this past June Dan passed away after a prolonged illness. Dan was a fan of our GAH site although he rarely posted in our public topics. Even so, he wrote up a little memo for us about his career and time at Great Adventure which I am happy to post here. Thanks Dan for sharing your talents with us and for being such a positive influence on Great Adventure's history. - Harry Sampling of Dan's artwork:
  7. 1 point
    Since February 13th is Mardi Gras, I would guess that might be the announcement since Mardi Gras is supposed to roll out to other SF parks this year.
  8. 1 point
  9. 1 point
    75 Days Until GA Reopens!
  10. 1 point
    Anytime a park’s general manager is replaced, it is, in one way or another, related to the park. Is Neal Thurman so needed at Magic Mountain that Great Adventure can do without him? Meaning Magic Mountain is more important to the company than Great Adventure? Has Great Adventure’s performance improved so quickly under Neal that he’s no longer needed at GA OR has management determined that GA is not a top priority for management? Because of its market size, GA Will always have the greatest potential for best performer, but because of its physical size it also has the most potential for being unprofitable. Thus, you would think that corporate would want to have their best GM running GA. Perhaps, Neal Thurman is not their best or Corporate does not believe GA is their best park.
  11. 1 point
    I updated the survey with another option that captures your point of view.
  12. 1 point
    No, but I'm not going to vote no because I feel like they are an ok fit in a park and a good idea for something that a park could add but not something I would be interested in trying. I like the idea of them being amusement park themed.
  13. 1 point
    Great read from someone who clearly had an emotional bond with this park, as did so many of the earliest employees and guests. Sad that he has left us.
  14. 1 point
    The Swashbuckler would make for a really good Flash themed ride in the Metropolis area. It wouldn't even need a total repaint either.
  15. 1 point
    Never heard of Intimin. Is this a Chinese company? Hope it holds up better than my Slamsung TV.
  16. 1 point
    I have always said the tallest Giant Discovery would have been perfect for the spot of the Joker. Because when you walk in and see a huge Frisbee flying through the air right be hind the gate, that would have been a better site to see compared to the Joker.
  17. 1 point
    It seems like a shame that a building that has been in the park for so long has to go but that building is a mess. If that isn't a recent picture I can only imagine its worse today and it would be hard to justify saving it.
  18. 1 point
    A part of me is sad to see that structure go. That area had a lot of character in its prime. Thanks for the update, Harry.
  19. 1 point
    I went yesterday. Bitterly cold. I feel like out of the 3 HITP seasons this was the worst for weather.
  20. 1 point
    That is a shame. But at this time of the year in the north, they are taking a risk with the weather. Hopefully it won't be a repeat with HH which downsized its operating days in June after one year with a cooler than normal June.
  21. 1 point
    Looking at the weather for that area, I don't blame them for not opening (and would understand if Great Adventure did the same thing). Even with multiple indoor rides at Great Adventure compared to other regional parks, I am guessing they have to be losing money staffing the whole park with probably not many people showing up. I wonder if this weather is going to effect HITP next year for them. I haven't really followed how well the event has been doing for their park but at least for Great Adventure, management knows the event has good attendance with ok weather.
  22. 1 point
    I went to the park today from 4-5. Got my season pass for next year and went on Justice League twice and then we left. They weren't even charging to park which I had never seen before. The only rides that were open that I saw was GL, bumper cars, Justice League, Skull Mountain, and Sky Screamer. The park closed early at 6pm due to the temperatures, so I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even open tomorrow.
  23. 1 point
    I don't think I ever saw those barrels working.
  24. 1 point
    It sounds like the temperatures didn't stop the coasters from running except Joker. Coasterbill posted on another site Nitro was operating tonight with it 19 degrees out. That is amazing of the park to be willing to run the coaster with it being so cold. I knew they ran the coasters below freezing but never would have thought outdoor coasters would be running much under 25 let alone 20 degrees. Even though I would really like to get there for 1 last trip, I'm worried about the chance of snow (not at the park but on the drive to there or back home) and not sure how many rides I would want to go to in that weather. Maybe 1 lap on each of the outdoor coasters and spend most of the time at TDK, Skull Mountain and Justice League. Of course once I actually got there, I probably force myself to ride Nitro multiple times especially with it likely being a walk on.
  25. 1 point
    Health willing, we'll probably get the season pass and dining pass again for 2018. For around $300 for both of us, we really got our money's worth in 2017. The only bummer was that we couldn't get to HITP this year because of health issues. In 2017 we visited SF New England, and this coming year I'd like to get the the SF outside of DC.
  26. 1 point
    Surprised no one posted yet, but SFFT is getting ...something else next year as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexasThrillSeekers/permalink/1430238417103391/
  27. 1 point
    I actually liked the "Why So Serious?" pre-show-I think it's the best part of the ride IMO.Maybe the park can re-profile the actual ride in next years(2018/19)off season to contain a "drop track" section or at least a couple more drops.
  28. 1 point
    Site prep work has started for Cyborg with the removal of the Autobahn bumper cars ride. Demolition so far has the left hand game stands removed. (Please note: These photos were taken while with an authorized park representative. As always, never venture into unauthorized areas.)
  29. 1 point
    We would love to see the theme elements restored for The Dark Knight Coaster. And maybe even the façade completed.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    I thought it closes around Labor Day possibly because of the Fright Fest trail that runs under the flume?
  32. 0 points
    Wouldn't The Heist location be the most likely place for it. The only other place i can think of remove Skyway and Mine Train and do a Wild West themed Escape Room