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  1. Once again I am truly impressed with how Six Flags (and Great Adventure in particular) has lead the theme park industry on how to be creative and how to operate a park safely during this crazy pandemic. When most other parks have thrown in the towel, Great Adventure has forged ahead and thought outside of the box on how they can keep us entertained this year. Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience is another example of this!
    7 points
  2. 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
    7 points
  3. Not a typical trip report, but this past week I was able to go to Prospertown with a friend and fish on his canoe. It was nice to get some shots of Nitro and check in on Jersey Devil. Hopefully they’ll resume construction soon! No fish for me, but my friend was able to catch 2 sunnies and 4 crappies.
    7 points
  4. Source: Six Flags Great Adventure
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  5. I think most people want Great Adventure specific merchandise rather than generic Six Flags branded merchandise.
    6 points
  6. Visited Lightnin' Loops (aka Diamondback) at Frontier City today.
    6 points
  7. Hi Everyone... My website, www.FlyinPhilsPhotos.com, has finally been updated to be easier to view on a smart phone, though viewing on a PC is still recommended. All broken links have been restored and the general flow of the gallery pages has been streamlined, including my amusement parks and roller coaster pages. All galleries have been moved to my Google Drive and thus the FLASH galleries I used to feature have been eliminated. As I always say, I hope you enjoy the view from above... Stay Well...Stay Safe !!!
    6 points
  8. Johnny Rockets, Congo Rapids, and Six Flags Universe have opened for the 2020 season!!!
    5 points
  9. MAP UPDATE: It has obviously been a while since progress has been made on the new coaster, but I wanted to update you all on a few things. First, I haven't put out a map in a while and I aim to finish up my final remaining map since construction has been halted. I am currently working on the site map for April 14, 2020, and that is unfortunately the final map until construction resumes. I will review the June construction update and keep a close eye on any noticeable changes, but I can't guarantee I will find anything of value. Other than 4/14 which I aim to complete soon, no other maps will b
    5 points
  10. Ladies and Gentlemen- GreatAdventureHistory.com proudly presents the first known color photo of Great Adventure's Jumbo Jet up close and under construction!
    5 points
  11. We went today, and it was great to drive through again!! Our reservations were at 3, and we had a BLAST. My *only* complaint was the staff was trying to break everyone into two lanes of traffic at each of the checkpoints...and then everyone went back to 1 lane and then you had those who would weave from one side to another holding up traffic. One car was REALLY bad-almost hit me and the car in front of me, and the staff actually pulled them aside twice, and then finally escorted them the rest of the way out. I had to laugh and could only think that the folks never drove through the old safari
    5 points
  12. I had a great time today at the Safari! It was nice to see the animals and get some unique shots of the coasters. I’m also glad to see that GASM is still getting some love in a way
    5 points
  13. I know there are other people on here who may also be graduating college this year, so this is a shout out to us for the hard work that we've been through these past four (If you're getting your Bachelors like myself) years! Congrats to those getting their Masters and Doctorates as well! I know we don't get to graduate like most other classes do, but it's still a time to celebrate! Congrats to all graduates What degree does everyone have? I'm going to have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    5 points
  14. 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
    4 points
  15. 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
    4 points
  16. The long awaited 2021 Theme Park Map is here. Click below to see the new park lineup!
    4 points
  17. Based on information from the Ocean County Clerk's Office, back in December 2020, Six Flags sold land to Cardinale Jackson Crossing Associates for $7,775,823. This is the same company responsible for the Adventure Crossing development across from Wawa on Route 537. I thought that all the land had already been sold to them. However, you can see in the attached image, the area in blue is the additional land that was sold back in December. The land area is 91.41 acres in total. SF_DeedSale.pdf
    4 points
  18. Some bad news and some good news to share... The bad news, Six Flags Over Georgia has officially removed their skyride, meaning Great Adventure has the last remaining skyride of all the Six Flags parks. The good news is any salvageable parts are coming to GA to help keep our Skyride running. The BEST news, I just got confirmation from one of the techs who worked on it that Great Adventure's Skyride just got finished being re-cabled yesterday! That means it should be fairly safe from removal for another few years!!! Here's the picture he posted
    4 points
  19. Hey everyone! This last semester I took an Electronic Media Production class at my University, and our final assignment was to make a video project about any topic we chose. Of course it seemed like Great Adventure would be a perfect topic for me and something that would be really easy and fun to talk about. We were limited to about 2 minutes, but after this assignment I feel like I could make a whole series! Covid has impacted so much, and it was certainly interesting to do so many of my college classes online. I decided a nice tie-in to make the assignment topical was to discuss how GAdv was
    4 points
  20. I would LOVE to see a Timber-town retheme where Safari kids currently is, I think it would fit in nicely in the area! (The Jersey Devil is also located within the pine barrens so I think they’d work well near each other!)
    4 points
  21. This would definitely elevate that section of the park. It’s the only lakefront area in the park and I’d love to see it be more special and appreciated.
    4 points
  22. I attended the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru last night, and I really enjoyed my visit! Here are some of the photos I took throughout the drive!
    4 points
  23. Imagine dressing the area up with something like the landscaping below. The original name of that section of the park, Woodland Gardens, could even make a return!
    4 points
  24. Hello everyone! Yesterday was a fun day at the park with fantastic weather (around mid-60s) and relatively short wait times. My mother and I entered the park around 1:30 and first went on Justice League, which had literally just opened up (we were 2nd train of the day). Next was Wonder Woman (20 minute wait including a fast recovery from technical difficulties) then the Dark Knight -with no pre-show and partially in the light due to the necessary ventilation, which was interesting. I was able to get a good look at the Jersey Devil from the footbridge connecting Safari Kids and LT Seaport. Ther
    4 points
  25. Here is the 2020 Holiday in the Park Map & Guide! View the pamphlet layout page HERE.
    4 points
  26. Got some footage of the area on Sunday -
    4 points
  27. I don’t usually buy knock off Lego but this one seemed real cool and was cheap!
    4 points
  28. Here is the map for 4/14, I made it a mission not to go to bed before this was finished. It's late, here it is:
    4 points
  29. 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
    4 points
  30. CoasterForce recently toured the RMC headquarters and posted a trip report. https://coasterforce.com/forums/threads/antinos-2020-thread-silverwood-and-remaining-sights-whole-report-complete.44288/#post-1090155 A couple of things related to Jersey Devil Coaster:
    4 points
  31. On July 2nd, SFDK re-opens as "Marine World Experience" Apparently they are not allowed to re-open the rides yet, so just like GA re-opened with Wild Safari Drive Through Discovery Kingdom is re-opening for an animals only experience.
    4 points
  32. The renovated entrance at Six Flags St. Louis looks nice. https://www.facebook.com/sixflagsstlouis/photos/a.71040081915/10157006312001916/?type=3&theater
    4 points
  33. According to the schedule, they will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
    3 points
  34. Got some great gifts this year! Merry Christmas!
    3 points
  35. A big part of the problem is that some of the walkways are going on 47 years old. Just like sidewalks in a town, sometimes they need to be replaced especially given the foot traffic that some of the pathways endure. I just hope that when it does happen, they use concrete and not asphalt. Concrete is so much nicer and stamped concrete to match a theme is even better.
    3 points
  36. Hurricane Harbor needs a bit of a facelift. The theme elements have deteriorated and it just needs some sprucing up.
    3 points
  37. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
    3 points
  38. 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
    3 points
  39. 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
    3 points
  40. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
    3 points
  41. Click below to view the 2020 Hurricane Harbor map:
    3 points
  42. This is probably the earliest picture of the Giant Wheel at Great Adventure that we will ever find!
    3 points
  43. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples photos below:
    3 points
  44. Full board! Most of these I rode too many times to count but Jumpin Jack Flash only once. It was usually closed so a hard credit to get. I wouldn’t have remembered riding Pretty Monster if it weren’t for my mom commenting that my sister and I waited so long for such a short ride.
    3 points
  45. Went on a social distancing kayak ride today on the Prospertown lake with a friend that I used to work with at the park with, and I saw this ancient sign that says "Private No Trespassing S. Switlik" not sure if anyone has shared this but I thought it was pretty cool it's still there after all these years.
    3 points
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