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  1. Hi everyone. I visited the park this past Friday, but I never posted my trip report because I've been busy every day since then (also, because I apparently wasn't the only one from this website who was at the park that day) Despite the CHILLY weather and reduced capacity, there was a sizeable number of guests at the park. After entering the park at 10:45-ish, my mother and I first went to Superman. It had a 45 minute wait since there was only one train operating, and also because it broke down for a bit. After some lunch at the Yum Yum Cafe, we went on the Big Wheel (which still has separat
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  2. With the park’s opening weekend, we got to see many exciting views of the ride, and it looks absolutely fantastic! Here are a few of the photos I took this weekend of the ride
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  3. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
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  4. As some of you may have seen, the park provided a photo of the ride operator panel interface for JDC today. Below you can see what I believe will be close to the correct format for the main operator panel, complete with switch keys, stop and start buttons, a screen, and more! I think it is also interesting to note the design as the background of the panel that seems to resemble an eerie, misty forest. A FEW THINGS TO NOTE: THIS PANEL LAYOUT IS NOT CONFIRMED. The panel in the photo was wrapped in plastic, so it was a bit difficult to decipher the different parts of the panel. Some o
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  5. A new set of LEGO mini figures of the Looney Tunes characters has been introduced! I may have to build a Bugs Bunny Land using LEGO!
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  6. Nine months until Christmas! We are already 25% there!
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  7. There is a new series of roller coaster cars made out of LEGO (or at least LEGO knock-offs). Some of these cars look really cool and even El Toro is available. Check them out HERE. Only the instructions are for sale.
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  8. The catch phase of the Comic Book Guy from the Simpson's describes my third trip to GADV in 2021. This trip was on Sunday, 04/19/21. Arrived at the park at 3 PM and saw the parking lot was pretty full, with preferred half full. Got in the park and all of the attractions had long lines like in the middle of Summer. I was at the park for two hours and only got on one ride, the drop tower which took half an hour wait in single riders with just 3 people in front of me. Even small rides like the Tea Cups had an hour wait, I made the tough call to leave early at 5 as I was having a misable time at t
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  9. On Monday I went to Busch Gardens Tampa. My last time at the park was in January 2012 so there had been some new coasters added since then. Last month I bought a Platinum Pass when it was on sale and it looks like there are a lot of great benefits like 6 bring a friend free tickets that you can use anytime. Cobra's Curse had just reopened after a breakdown with no wait. The elevator lift was something different compared to the traditional lift hill and I liked how there was a forwards section, then backwards and finally spinning without the spinning being too much. Mont
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  10. If I remember correctly, they are adding a S&S Screamin Swing next.
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  11. We are happy to introduce a new project here at GAH! Still in early development, we hope to populate a special calendar titled "This Day in Great Adventure History" which will include all the major events from Great Adventure's past. Below is a sample entry. The calendar can be viewed by clicking "Calendar" from the options at the top of the screen and then by clicking the down arrow following "All Calendars" and by selecting "This Day in Great Adventure History". HERE is a quick link to this feature. Current RETRO calendar entries will also appear on the Upcoming Events lis
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  12. After 7 months of no parks and coasters I was looking forward to the beginning of the 2021 amusement park season until I saw the wait times on Hersheypark's app on Friday and Saturday. Friday was bad but Saturday was even worse with Candymonium with a 3 hour posted wait and Fahrenheit and Great Bear with 4 hour posted waits. I knew it wouldn't be walk ons like Easter a few years ago with everyone wanting to get out and start going places again after last year. My sister also went with me to the park. The parking lot wasn't too crowded on Sunday but lines were still bad with some cl
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  13. There's a famous story at Universal of a squirrel who chewed through the wires of the giant Christmas tree. As a tribute/joke they added a squirrel animatronic to the tree who pops out periodically: This past year he became an even bigger celebrity with his own line of merchandise:
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  14. Looking like I'll be visiting in 2022 then...
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  15. Compounding the issue is that some manufacturers use wire insulation made from Soy which makes it quite tasty to rodents. Its real big problem with modern cars with their extensive computer controls that require complex wire harnesses.
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  16. Got the Need for Speed? Six Flags Great Adventure to Launch ‘Coaster Power Hours’ Roller coaster-centric event to include music, food, and fun JACKSON, N.J. — April 5, 2021 — Six Flags Great Adventure today announced that it will open select spring Thursday and Friday evenings for a new special event that celebrates its world-class roller coaster collection, Coaster Power Hours. Offering exclusive ride time on up to 12 roller coasters, Coaster Power Hours will include music, specialty food, free parking, and surprises for guests throughout the night. On
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  17. Here is a crazy idea. Dorney could retheme their Zephyr train to Snowpiercer. Its already nearly the same basic early diesel streamliner shape as Snowpiercer, just a lot smaller.
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  18. Those are photos of the Mullica River.
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  19. Looking at some of the photos provided by @EasternThrillsyesterday (such as this one), it appears that the concrete pier near the edge of the queue is NOT permanent. If you look to the left of the brown shed, you will notice a concrete block identical to the one in the queue house. Looking at this photo (also courtesy of EasternThrills), you can spot a total of 5 of these concrete blocks scattered around the queue area. Block 1 is in front of the brown shed, Block 2 is inside of the area of the queue building, Block 3 is near the edge of the queue house between Blocks 1 and 2
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  20. Today, I was able to get a photo from the Ferris Wheel of Jersey Devil Coaster’s 1st queue house under construction!
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  21. Might have to set it on fire like the ostrich barn in order to get the right look.
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  22. The first of two queue houses for Jersey Devil Coaster has gone vertical! Originally, I thought that this queue structure would resemble the steel canopy structure seen on rides like Nitro and Dark Knight, so I was anticipating that around four concrete forms would be poured for this structure. However, as indicated by the park's most recent update, this queue house will instead be a wooden structure that will likely support a permanent roof rather than an interchangeable canopy. I am absolutely thrilled by this decision, as I think the wooden structure will add much more flavor to t
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  23. So this is personally a fever dream of mine that I would absolutely love to be true, but realistically this would probably never happen. Covid also killed any chance of this happening. 20xx Six Flags is doing their announcements for the next season, but this year instead of super fast back to back announcements, Great Adventures announcement has a teaser trailer instead of a direct announcement. It fades to black, and it cuts to a NoLimits2 recreation of the el toro area at night (imagine the POV of the camera being at macho nacho, where you can see The drop of toro and the station, and you
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  24. That's the problem Sox Flags Great Adventure is hardly worth going if you dont do rides. No shows like the ones they used to have. Loved Lethal Weapon Batman the dolphins. Maybe they need to rethink what would bring more families back and rethink about restarting quality entertainment.
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  25. Happy Birthday laurenalexis
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  26. Gene Staples, owner of Indiana Beach, is the new owner of Clementon Park. His son started a discussion on reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/mcxpl2/yeah_it_came_out_a_bit_early_but_youre_right_we/
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  27. Happy Birthday gasmspiritblue!
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  28. I'll be there opening weekend! Oh and happy 42nd Great Adventure season 29yrswithaGApass!
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  29. Although the rustic station idea is awesome, I really wish they put an abandoned house themed station or something similar, but obviously that's not what's happening
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  30. Hurricane Harbor Chicago is now a separate gate from Six Flags Great America and the 27th park in the chain. https://investors.sixflags.com/news-and-events/press-releases/2021/03-22-2021-110120968
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  31. I may have low expectations, but it will probably be silver metal, reused props and maybe some flame cutouts, lets not forget the really nice landscaping they forget to keep up after it's first year.
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  32. The long awaited 2021 Theme Park Map is here. Click below to see the new park lineup!
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  33. Looking through, these are changes I noticed from last year. Let me know if I missed anything or added something that is the same as last year. 1. Jersey Devil Coaster (most obvious and we knew about this already) 2. Congo Rapids Open until the end of October? 3. Houdini's Great Escape is listed. I doubt it'll be open at the beginning of the year, though. 4. Safari Off Road Adventure- on the website is says that it will open. Maybe this is from a previous year? Or maybe it will open with both cars and trucks? We will have to wait and see. 5. Log Flume: "Weekend
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  34. It was one of the original GASM loops. They were replaced with reinforced track after the first season.
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  35. Okay, Great Adventure might have actually done something pretty genius. When I first saw the siding choice for the maintenance barn in today's update, I was pretty skeptical. I was hoping the park would've done something a bit more rustic looking instead of going for a modern, industrial chrome look. I began looking up images online of the station of Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast at Six Flags Over Texas and how the oxidizing on the station actually looked really cool. Oxidation is the process by which metal rusts due to the presence of water or moisture in the air, which gives some meta
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  36. It's almost a year later and I have some good news. I might be a ride op at Nickelodeon Universe in the American Dream Mall this summer. I don't really like Nick (except for SpongeBob and sometimes Rocko) but I'll try my best to be a good ride op, considering how bad operations are at that park. I'll just end up quoting SpongeBob and asking if the Turtles are Japanese-Italian.
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  37. Prior to getting my drivers license in the mid 80's, my friends and I got to and from the park by getting dropped off and picked up. Usually someone would drop us off before work so we would arrive around 9am. My dad would usually have night meetings (he was the municipal engineer for a couple of towns) and would pick us up after the meeting let out - around midnight. Even though we spent 15 hours at the park, it just flew by. We would spend the morning hours hitting the Log Flume, Runaway Train, and Rolling Thunder - riding them over and over. We would then take the Skyride over to t
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  38. Really?! Another gray metal warehouse? The Jersey Devil lives in a gray metal warehouse?
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  39. Hopefully just being repainted.
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  40. Bare walls in Main Street Market. The park history photos and decorations have been removed.
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