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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. 4 points
    Kind of hard to add those when we don't have picture yet...
  5. 4 points
  6. 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
  7. 4 points
    It seems like its been a while since you asked. Your restraint has been amazing.
  8. 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
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  10. 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.
  11. 3 points
    Personally, I think the guy in the video is Six Flags Fun
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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!
  15. 2 points
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 2 points
    Yes it was. They'll be making a post today explaining all the clues!
  19. 2 points
    where is Six Flags FUN and what have you done to him
  20. 2 points
    welp i wont talk about it until tomorrow but im disappointed
  21. 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!
  22. 2 points
    Thats true, usually if somebody knows something, or "has" information, it gets leaked quickly. (ex. Pantheon Blueprints, Orion blueprints, SWSA Layout). The only people who probably know are higher ups in the park.
  23. 2 points
    What do you think they did with El Diablo? Or back then, Looping Dragon?
  24. 2 points
    The diameter is about 40".
  25. 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!
  26. 2 points
    You guys are doing great, I love the year books. I'm having trouble keeping up with you.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 2 points
    Timeline Tuesday! All the updated seasons have been completed and now onto the new years... below is 1985!
  30. 2 points
    Solar panels going into the employee parking lot (which look like it was repaved too!)
  31. 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).
  32. 2 points
  33. 1 point
    More pictures from the concrete contractor's facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/forceconcrete/posts/3069422136419159
  34. 1 point
    Kings Dominion appears to be getting a small B&M Wing coaster for 2021. https://kdfans.com/2019/wing-coaster-leak/
  35. 1 point
    I would assume so, it worked this year after about a month or so when Wonder Woman opened.
  36. 1 point
    Interesting takes on the current situation and possibilities coming up: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/10/11/the-future-of-floridas-amusement-parks-is-about-to-get-really-complicated-thanks-to-seaworld-six-flags-and-an-onslaught-of-private-equity-f?utm_source=feature&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=hpfeatures&utm_content=HomeTopFeature&fbclid=IwAR2e260l3eXhiNuUNx7z358NXHi5nTBbD0T7mMjz-HPf2FXrhHRIBj536g4
  37. 1 point
    Agree as well. It's...a pool. A nice place to park your stuff, I guess, but totally underwhelming as anything more than that.
  38. 1 point
    I do really hope Congo Rapids doesn't get touched, the park needs it, Log Flume cannot be the only water ride, and don't get me wrong I love log flume, but it just can't be the only one.
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  40. 1 point
    I don't want it to get spoiled. I want to have a reaction when its actually revealed and there's footage of it. Not when i see a report describing the ride.
  41. 1 point
    It's just that one water pillar in the middle? I thought the whole pool was going to be surrounded with those pillars, looks pretty barebones compared to the announcement images.
  42. 1 point
    29yrs. Its sad when you think about it!
  43. 1 point
    LEGO rules! It is another hobby I don’t really need but it is so addictive.
  44. 1 point
    After 45 seasons, here's what remains from 1974:
  45. 1 point
    LOL sure, *just* that there's sticky asphalt. Don't mind the huge crane working on the ride, nothing to see, just a coincidence. What an embarrassment; they can't even get a flat ride to function safely or pave a midway properly. Who knows what corners are being cut on safety elsewhere in the park these days, all to save a buck or two.
  46. 1 point
    I have no idea when Wonder Woman will actually open, but last Sunday it was testing all day long. And I have to say, it looks amazing.
  47. 1 point
    Great Escape could benefit from Pandamonium or Gotham City Gauntlet, especially since i've heard bobsled has barely operated in recent years. Could relocate the bobsled back to Great Adventure into Plaza as La Vibora lol (note the "lol").
  48. 1 point
    Very cool, I like how there is so much information and media like this about the park here that can't be found anywhere else.
  49. 1 point
    I gotta say, as much as I think it will be a freaking nightmare to get there, I'm actually kinda excited about this opening.
  50. 1 point
    if CF was in charge of SFGAdv, we would have a ton more coke freestyle machines and midnight closings i bet would come back. And much better staffing on the coasters.
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