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  1. 9 points
    YOU can only post once per month to that topic. Post wisely!
  2. 8 points
    I heard the weather will improve if you decide to take photos of the construction site and post them here.
  3. 7 points
    Am I even shocked that you said this?
  4. 7 points
    Whatever we get... let's just all agree to not be like the people on FB complaining about getting a giga coaster right now.
  5. 7 points
    A rider flew out of the coaster this morning. Luckily he landed on carpeting so no serious injuries. All operations are on hold until the state investigates.
  6. 6 points
    Where? What did you change? Furthermore, "fine I fixed it" should be "Fine, I fixed it." I am not trying to be a jerk but I am sure everyone would appreciate it if your posts were submitted properly to make reading them easier.
  7. 5 points
  8. 4 points
    Kind of hard to add those when we don't have picture yet...
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    I just want to say this now since it’s the week of the announcement. We’re all basically mixed between wanting an S&S, RMC, Premier, Mack... etc However one thing not many of us are saying based on all the rumors being shared with us here from reliable sources, is that no matter the manufacture, AT LEAST we aren’t getting a clone ride again. Its about time GADV receives a Ground up RollerCoaster as it will be the 1st since 2006. Happy announcement week everyone! We waited years for this moment and finally our (exhausted and frustrated) patience has paid off. no matter what the manufacture is or what the park is losing... let’s finally be thrilled we receive a ride we ALL AGREE the park deserves! P.S. if it’s a clone, I quit
  11. 4 points
    It seems like its been a while since you asked. Your restraint has been amazing.
  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    Just a few aerial views of Cyborg from this past Tuesday (5/8): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1e1Vn4lLuZ8os1T3QzdUSlvDbksmq5rAw?usp=sharing
  14. 4 points
    I personally feel that SFGA would benefit way more with a focus on theming and shows right now than it would on rides.
  15. 3 points
    I wasn't sure about going to the park yesterday because I thought with it would be kind of crowded. It was warm with the temperature reaching almost 70 degrees, NYC and Philadelphia school districts closed, bring a friend free and free admission for the military. Crowd levels were not at all what I was expecting, the park was empty with basically no lines for anything except Kingda Ka and The Skyway. It was a lot of fun to just walk around the park knowing you can just walk onto almost any ride and in most cases re-ride as much as you wanted. I took advantage of the low crowds to ride Justice League without anyone else in the ride vehicle and try to see if I could find which targets gave more points and without having to compete with others in the vehicle for the same targets my best score was just under 320,000. I want to eventually try to get over 500,000 points which seems kind of difficult. Even with the low crowds, coasters like Nitro and Skull Mountain were still running multiple trains and at Skull Mountain, the ride operators were literally running to check the lap bars. Skull Mountain felt like it was running slower in the final helix than normal. The Dark Knight was not running the pre-show which I was happy about since that it meant instant access to the ride without having to wait for the pre-show doors to open and then watch the video. I also thought it was great that all rides were open except in the case of a breakdown. On a Monday in November Great Adventure is able to have all the rides open and most food places open yet Hersheypark has 30+ rides closed on weekends. I remember in the early 2000's, out of Great Adventure, Dorney and Hershey, I thought Great Adventure was the worst run of the 3 parks for many reasons. Now it's the opposite and I think Great Adventure is run much better than Dorney and Hershey and it's not even close. I was also hoping to get some final rides at the rides that were closing for the season. When I was riding Runaway Mine Train I saw Bizarro was closed and I don't think it re-opened the rest of the day. Zumanjaro was closed and Kingda Ka had also broken down with the 1 train running on the launch track with riders. I think both rides might have re-opened but never got back to that section of the park before closing. Even missing out on those rides, it was still an excellent trip to the park, probably the best one for me in a year and a half. Ride Count: Nitro, 6 Justice League, 5 The Dark Knight, 2 Skull Mountain, 5 Runaway Mine Train, 2 SkyScreamer, 2 El Toro, 1 Batman, 1 Green Lantern, 1
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    It would be nice to eventually see a DC-skinned version of West Coast Racers for the park, maybe as the "Riddler & Two Face: Street Race" as people had predicted or the 2020 addition. It could occupy the Batman Stunt Arena space, and the queue could be located near Wonder Woman. That would add another coaster to Movie Town, and be an homage to the Chiller.
  18. 3 points
    Guys.... hear me out.... RMC Stegosaurus
  19. 3 points
    Personally, I think the guy in the video is Six Flags Fun
  20. 3 points
    I think if we get a coaster in the Seaport Congo area I think it would be the perfect time to give Congo the TLC it deserves. Congo deserves some new theming and rock work. It would be great to have the waterfalls working again with some new elements like tribe heads that shoot water out randomly. It would be great to have some interaction with the new coaster maybe like a dive under Congo and on to the island in the middle of Congo ( I don’t know how possible this is but it seems cool). I would want the park to add bamboo around the ride if it does go on the island to make it seem mysterious. I want Congo to have a stronger theme with more presence then what is currently their. Great Adventure has the perfect opportunity to bring new life into an older ride.
  21. 3 points
    Our next updated construction spotlight is the Runaway Train! Check out the cool photos of the ride in pieces prior to being assembled. Special thanks to Dennis Gilbert (our member "Dennis") who was Great Adventure's original Ride Operations Manager from January 1974 through the 1975 season for adding so many photos to our construction collection. Follow this topic for ongoing updates of all the original park attractions. Click below to see the Runaway Train:
  22. 3 points
    In honor of Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth opening, let's look back at all the park's rides which featured similar A-Frame supports!
  23. 3 points
    They must need the land for a gigantic RMC T-REX in 2020.
  24. 3 points
    It is with great pleasure that we announce today that our longtime member and moderator Yoshi has been appointed to Administrator on GreatAdventureHistory.com. Yoshi has been a vital part of the success of our forums and galleries and his outstanding dedication and contributions are truly appreciated. This announcement is the first of several that we will be making over the upcoming weeks as we enter a new chapter of the development of our site. Thanks Yoshi!
  25. 3 points
    For my first post here on the Forum (hi, folks! Long time fan of Great Adventure, just joining here, and signed up for the Gold Membership for next year!), I just wanted to say that this is a ride I am so looking forward to riding soon! Didn't get to GA this year (we saved up and went to Walt Disney World and Universal a few weeks ago), but will be going up very soon, one reason being to try this ride! I only live about 45 minutes away, so it's not a bad drive at all!
  26. 3 points
    When Six Flags makes images like that that can be used for any park, they just pick a roller coaster that looks nice. They don't put one there like it is a teaser. I see Great Adventure advertisements all the time with I Box coasters and wing coasters on them all the time for years now. Do we have one? No
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    Viper site getting ready to go vertical!
  29. 2 points
    I can see 2024 addition as very fun as dueling Premier Rides launch coasters themed to the Riddler and Two Face in Movietown known as DC Universe in Gotham City section.
  30. 2 points
    The park has two areas dedicated for water activities and props for climbing, splashing, etc. I think Calypso Springs is fine as it is - a quiet pool to relax.
  31. 2 points
    where is Six Flags FUN and what have you done to him
  32. 2 points
    I have to say it is interesting to see everyone’s possible variations of what is going to be added. Some are accurate. Some not so much!
  33. 2 points
    What do you think they did with El Diablo? Or back then, Looping Dragon?
  34. 2 points
    Addition to my above comment: i truly believe for the first time in roughly 10 years, Six Flags GADV has listened to its fans and for once is following through with something huge and they know the enthusiast are the ones driving this “ground up coaster” concept. So why not actually make a hint inside of the hint for enthusiasts letting us know they hear us? It’s not too far fetched
  35. 2 points
    It’s not like they can change the dice emoji.
  36. 2 points
    Yeah, that’s a very large area.
  37. 2 points
    Happy Birthday Great Adventure! Today we kick off a series of updates to our construction spotlights of the park's original attraction and structures from 1974. As always, your thoughts and comments are welcomed. First up - the Super Teepee!
  38. 2 points
    While Viper wasn't the best ride, its trains were probably the best themed at the park.
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    You guys are doing great, I love the year books. I'm having trouble keeping up with you.
  41. 2 points
    I'm kind of at a point where I want anything other than coasters. Don't get me wrong, I love coasters, and I completely understand that they're the main draw for most people. But they get repetitive, and sometimes I just want something different (or I want to ride something, but don't feel like waiting in line for one of the major rides.) I'm glad they're adding the Wonder Woman ride this year, and I'd be thrilled to see them bring back more rides like the Rodeo Stampede, Music Express, etc. Those are always fun because you can usually get on them with minimal wait, and many of them are just as much fun as the huge coasters, even if they're not as intense.
  42. 2 points
    I was able to trace my family’s roots all the way back to 1465 and my 19th generation great grandfather in England. It was also cool to see one of my ancestors born on May 6, 1776 while his father was a Captain in the American Revolution.
  43. 2 points
    Timeline Tuesday! All the updated seasons have been completed and now onto the new years... below is 1985!
  44. 2 points
    Eliminate the requirement for guests to carry around a sports bottle to partake in the unlimited soft drinks offer. Instead, for those who have purchased the drink option, have a Coca-Cola logo printed on their pass (sponsorship opportunity). As with the bottle, guests could order a drink with their meal, snack, or by itself. Having it on the pass would also allow for better control of any wait periods between refills. We would imagine the cost to Six Flags for the sports bottle would be more than the cost of the paper cups a guest would consume in a season but if not offer the bottle-less option at a small upcharge. Cruise lines have been doing this successfully for years (without the upcharge).
  45. 2 points
    How many times is one going to ride a roller coaster? Or eat Flags' Famous Chicken Strips?
  46. 2 points
    Baynum Painting is showing the Carousel some TLC this off-season. They are doing an incredible job - the panels look wonderful! From their facebook page:
  47. 2 points
    I think you're trying to compare apples and oranges. They point of the IP is to appeal to two separate yet complementary audiences. They aren't competing. But let's not inflate their importance either. If you dressed the character staff purely in superhero outfits and put them front and center at the fountain, they're take as many pictures as the Looney Tunes characters. I don't think anyone is showing up at the park solely to meet Tweety Bird or Batman. They could drop all of the IP theming entirely and go with generic kiddie and coaster theming and the only thing that may show a downward tick in performance would be the photo sales, which they could easily make up with opening up a couple of closed ride photo stands.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Here is the park layout with rides. More images can be found here: http://www.structure1.com/project/american-dream-mall/
  50. 2 points
    FYI, the 1999 Dead Man's Party video has been reloaded. See it HERE.
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