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  1. Hi everyone [: It's been a while since I've been on, but I wanted to share some great news. I got my first job since graduating college
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  2. I contacted Six Flags and they actually were able to transfer my 2020 pass order to the 2021 season. So if anyone has a season pass that they haven't been able to use this year and don't plan on using, I recommend contacting them.
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  3. I think it’s probable that they will push off restarting construction until after the first of the year when a new fiscal calendar year begins. Hopefully we won’t have to wait until Memorial Day weekend for the coaster to open in 2021. Even more so, hopefully the park will be open before Memorial Day 2021. Anything is possible these days.
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  4. I wasn't sure if I was going to get any new coaster credits this year and really wanted to try Candymonium. Before daily operations ended, I decided to go to Hersheypark and if I didn't like what I saw, leave after a few rides. The new entrance looks great and should help with the crowds the park gets at opening. I got there at 3:00 and there was no wait to get in but in past years, it could take 15 minutes to enter the park even with low crowds. There are now metal detectors where you can leave your phone and keys in your pocket. I went to Candymonium first. The app ha
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  5. Normally around this time of year, we would all be speculating about what Six Flags will be adding for the 2021 season. However, that is obviously not the case this year, but instead I wanted to speculate about something else related to the technical 2021 new attraction at the park, JERSEY DEVIL COASTER. @EasternThrills and I have been speculating for a while that construction on the new coaster would start up again around Labor Day, which would be the following weekend after this upcoming one. However, there remains minimal construction equipment on site aside from some boom-lifts and miscell
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  6. One of the few advantages brick and mortar stores have over online is store atmosphere, and they are wasting it.
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  7. Anyone else think the park should put more effort into lighting packages on their rides and coasters? Don’t get me wrong the recent additions of WW and Cyborg look great at night but what about the coasters? I think the perfect candidates would be: El Toro Jersey Devil Bizarro Tracer Lights on GL and Superman Lifts and ofc updated LEDs on Big Wheel *I know people are indifferent about lighting Ka’s Tower up because of night rides but I think it would look great imo.
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  8. The park announced they will be adding a RMC Raptor called Stunt Pilot for 2021. This appears to be a clone of the RailBlazer layout. https://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/rides/stunt-pilot.php?ADT=446
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  9. 2024 is only 3.5 years away now. In the past 10 years the park has: Removed a Kids Area, rethemed another Removed 2 coasters (GASM, Rolling Thunder, 3 if one counts Road Runner-but that's in storage) Added 3 coasters (Green Lantern, Joker, Jersey Devil-technically) Did a huge flat expansion (Adventure Alley) Merged the park and Safari into 1, and revered that (temporarily?) Strapped a drop tower on to Kingda Ka (I could see both lasting another decade) added and removed a Super Loop, and replaced the last of Old Country with 2 cool looking flats
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  10. UPDATE: The park will be open until January 3rd, 2021 for Holiday in the Park!
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  12. So what do they plan to do for people like me who have a 2020 pass that they say is getting extended by however many days the park was closed (I don't believe they have said when exactly it would be getting extended to). Personally I wish I could just exchange my 2020 pass for 2021 because I have not gone to the park at all and I do not plan to go to the park at all until next year because I don't feel safe doing so
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  14. In case you hadn't noticed... WE JUST DID AN UPGRADE! Please let us know if you discover any issues with the new version of the Forums and Galleries
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  15. They do say you can build a Raptor rather quick and they are already halfway done and everything is on site now.
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  16. Spotted something funny in the photo below. The lady in the lower left corner brought her Walt Disney World shopping bag to Great Adventure. I recognized it because I still have a couple from when my family went to WDW in the mid '70s.
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  17. I was at the park today and Justice League was open! I didn't go on the ride because I didn't particularly feel comfortable and I think I wasn't the only one because Nitro's line was spilling onto the midway whereas Justice League's line was right at the entrance to the indoor queue.
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  18. Back in 2017 the Chinese investment group was really pushing for hotels to be added, and artwork for the hotels at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando has surfaced: http://entertainment.hetzeldesign.com/portfolio/giraffe-hotel/ http://entertainment.hetzeldesign.com/portfolio/seaworld-hotel-orlando/ To bad they never came to pass...
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  19. They could always use the Fest Haus & Picnic Pavilion with heaters in the ceiling but still keeping it "open" on the sides for dining/events. That would give some protection from the weather while still being open for air flow for safety. They used them for Winter Lights.
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  20. Wonder how that will work this year with the indoor facilities and attractions being restricted which at that time of the year with the chilly weather you really need them. Lots of people gathering indoors is still a big no no. However, in cold weather people need indoor heated places to warm up for a spell, especially after harsh windchills on the outdoor coasters. Maybe they will set up heated tents?
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  21. I was wondering that too. I'm sure he'll turn up somewhere...
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  22. $125 for a carload of 4 seems a little steep to me, but I guess compared to the coat of "regular" concert tickets it's a bargain. Now if they can get Dolly Parton to perform with them on the song they did together, that MIGHT be worth the price.
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  23. Click here to see the whole Spotlight! Samples below. Comments and discussions are welcomed!
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  24. Even before COVID, the park could not enforce the rules on crowded days.
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  25. I'm glad that the park is doing well, attendance wise- I just don't know how any safety precautions are being taken on a crowded day like today...
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  26. It looks like today might be the most crowded day of the season so far. Green Lantern, Nitro and Wonder Woman all are showing a 2 hour and 10 minute wait, even the Big Wheel is showing a 70 minute wait.
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  27. Thank you, I liked the way the old entrance looked but hope this will be better with crowds. A tea cup ride is a good idea. Hopefully the staffing issues will be better in the fall and winter. I remember last year during those times, so many rides were closed. Thank you, rule enforcement could have been better but it wasn't bad enough where I would feel uncomfortable visiting again this year.
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  28. I hate not being able to link my source due to conflicts with my job, but pre-pandemic I am almost positive a family coaster was planned for the area. Would explain the construction manager and staff inspecting the area. Take this with a grain of salt, though.
    1 point
  29. I've canoed in the Pine Barrens, they should do something with that, even if it means that's the only thing they do for the season
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  30. The theme of every retail location now days is warehouse. The remodel they just finished last year at World of Disney was the same thing, making it all generic background for the merchandise to stand out. This has been happening for the past 10-15 years with everything going generic. McDonald's looks like Starbucks, Disney Store looks like Gap. It's the trend at the moment to take away anything unique and interesting about the place so you focus on the product, I guess so it's more like online. The pendulum will eventually swing the other way again and everything will go over the top decorativ
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  31. Great report! Shame to hear there's no rule enforcement. The style of the new entrance plaza reminds me of the new SF Universe store at GAdv, as well as the bland new(ish) entrance to CP. I don't like this trend in theme park design -- things should look themed, not like a mall!
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  32. Source: Six Flags Great Adventure
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  33. Might be simple but it’s much cleaner and a lot more mobile friendly due to that. Nice to not see the need to cram as much as possible into ever pixel. Step in the right direction IMO.
    1 point
  34. It's nice to see Six Flags is refreshing their website with a cleaner look. The beta version is only available at https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas right now.
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  35. New Coaster Dynamix models coming:
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  36. Good to see that the safety precautions will continue into the fall. Maybe the winter will follow? Also, I hope the name change isn't permanent. I get that they want to indicate that things will be VERY different this year, but I think the name "Fright Fest" is too iconic to discard outright.
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  37. It is great that they have 12 giraffes! I wonder if that is an all-time high? The most I have seen in a single photo is ten.
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  38. I have the Carousel Rank its a good ride c'mon
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  39. I am all for renovating stuff, but the Six Flags shop looks so plain compared to the Looney Tunes shop.
    1 point
  40. At this point I wish that I could just get a refund for my 2020 season pass. They seem to be doing a terrible job at enforcing social distancing and maks wearing to the point where I think I'll just avoid going to the park until next year. Basically gonna be wasted money.
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  41. The "documentary" and book were both full of conjecture and unfounded speculation and should be taken with a whole shaker of salt. There is a lack of pictures inside the Haunted Castle. Back then it cost too much to take pictures which probably wouldn't come out because it was too dark to get a clear shot. Because of this we still haven't done a spotlight on it. This is a tricky subject because we want to be fair to the park and the victims, but not being experts on what happened we really don't want to say too much about the fire and really want to focus on the attracti
    1 point
  42. Not sure if anyone else went this weekend, but I went on Friday. It didn't feel safe whatsoever. Parents pushing little children around in strollers (seemed like a horrible idea to expose your kid to a venue like this, but not my call), people not wearing masks & taking them off, social distancing definitely was NOT followed. And the worst part, was that the queues were filling up and people weren't even concerned with following the stickers on the floor. The trains were literally being sent out with sometimes 6 people on them... Nitro had 4 rows being used, 5 were empty each c
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  43. It took 2 1/2 years but I finally have a bag from the 1980s!
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  44. Here is a unique Great Adventure souvenir that took me by surprise. It is a button from 1975 that features the GA lion atop a ball and chain. In addition to the park name and some dates, it includes the words "9" Plus Club. I had to google what that could mean and it turns out that if you really think about it you might be able to guess its meaning. It turns out it is a souvenir from what must have been a road trip from a gay bar in New York.
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  45. Someone has this item up for auction on ebay. Anyone who remembers the Super Teepee will most likely recall this type of souvenir which lined shelf after shelf throughout the store. It is very different than your typical souvenir which is offered for sale today.
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  46. This large group of brochures is available or if you need a single item I do have extras for most of these. All items are in good condition. I have only a few good 2008 and 2009 park guides. Please send PM for offer or trade. Here is a list of what is in the picture: 2 numbered boarding passes from the Time Warner period Winter lights coupon 2003 2001 park map & guide 2002 information brochure and calendar 2002 park map & guide 2003 information brochure and calendar 2003 park map & guide 2004 park map & guide 2002 coupon with festival schedule 2002 Hurricane Harbor
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