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  1. 10 points
    NEW RULE: Any duplicate or repetitive posts made by a member containing the same questions or content (most likely asking about a future coaster by RMC) over and over again regardless of which topic it appears in will be deleted. Thanks for adhering to this simple rule.
  2. 9 points
    I would have bet my life you would say this.
  3. 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.
  4. 6 points
    Six Flags FUN! has spoken. The Raptor is final. No returns. No exchanges.
  5. 5 points
  6. 4 points
    Thank you for the promotion to Administrator. I am happy to keep helping GreatAdventureHistory.com be one of the best theme park sites.
  7. 4 points
    I genuinely think you believe that you can somehow will an RMC into existence.
  8. 4 points
    Just a few aerial views of Cyborg from this past Tuesday (5/8): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1e1Vn4lLuZ8os1T3QzdUSlvDbksmq5rAw?usp=sharing
  9. 4 points
    The upcoming off season won't be too long! Park reopens on Saturday, March 24th!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 3 points
    ^No, I don’t see AT&T (owner of warnermedia) buying Six Flags. They would just make memberships more confusing by locking people into multi-year contracts when you bundle your Six Flags membership with cell phone/internet/tv/and home phone service.
  13. 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!
  14. 3 points
    You're the one starting the rumor.
  15. 3 points
    You just described my worst nightmare.
  16. 3 points
    The point of this threat is to discuss speculation and rumors. We can't just debunk everything because we don't know what it is for sure.
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  18. 3 points
    As I said, one year they did have free lockers up in the stations that only opened for the matching train, next year they were replaced with pay lockers. Plus the 3rd party must make money, or they won't renew their lease which means SF stops getting money. If a company fails to make consumers happy, they won't be making money for long with WOM which is more powerful than ever with the internet. Plus there are business and marketing ethics against bait and swich tactics and not disclosing full details prior to an exchange. I was referring to corporate overregulation. Overregulation in general is a very bad thing, as is under regulation. Finding a balance is tricky. But yes, at SF, I do feel like I am being needlessly burden with excessive and trivial regulations and rules. When I go to Hersheypark, I don't have to worry about having keys, wallet, or soda unlike with GADV which reduces my satisfaction with the park. In general, overregulation is a band aid for poor management and leadership. The number one goal of an ethical company is to provide all stakeholders (consumers, shareholders, business partners, etc) with maximun value. Unethical firms harms consumers and the entire market to make a quick buck and dash off. Consumers need to take responsibility too. Such as not taking a stupid overpriced phone into a park and pay for any damages they cause. People can and still do spit on rides and they can transmit dieses into other guests that way. Should the park force all riders to buy and wear anti spiting mouth gags? Opps, just gave SF another money maker.
  19. 3 points
    Found another vintage Great Train Ride photo. I loved it when the park had this ride.
  20. 3 points
    Sorry that I have been away from the site for the past couple of weeks. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and I got hit with one big time. A little over a week ago I received a call that my best friend in the world, Vinny, had unexpectedly passed away. Odds are if you have ever met me at the park you probably have met my buddy Vinny. We became friends way back in 1981 in junior high - he and I shared a desk in drafting class (for the younger folks, CAD using paper and pencils). Ever since then we were best pals always hanging out together, traveling the US and the world, and doing countless trips to Great Adventure. At first, the GA part didn't seem like it would happen too often. The first coaster he went on was Lightning Loops during our first trip to the park together in 1984. Always willing to try stuff, he didn't hesitate about riding even though the coaster was more than he anticipated. When we pulled back into the station he quickly ran down the stairs of the ride, turning more green with each and every step. When he got to the bottom, he threw his head over a fence, got rid of lunch, stood up and said to me "you think this is fun?". Luckily, Vinny was always the best sport and such an easy going guy that in a short period of time we were soon in line for another ride and he was all smiles as usual. Over the years we created countless jokes, one-liners, and memories related to just about anything and everything. To my parents, he became like a second son, and to me, a brother. Vinny moved to north Jersey in senior year of high school and even though we were always miles and miles apart, he was never more than a phone call or text message away always willing to lend a hand or help anyone he could each and every day. He was never one to stand center-stage and shied away from the spotlight. Even on GAH, he was more of a lurker than a poster, but always had ideas of what was possible with the site and supported my obsession with the park. Going to Great Adventure this year is going to be totally different and a little rough without Vinny. He surely would have been there on March 24th, dressed in multiple layers, willing to battle any weather elements that nature could throw at us. And odds are, before we got off our Safari Off Road Adventure truck, he would have looked over to me, slapped me in the arm and jokingly said "did we miss the baboons?"! I will truly miss him.
  21. 3 points
    After seeing Winterfest maps this year compared to this map, it makes me really appreciate how much of Great Adventure is open and how many rides and coasters the park is running compared to other non Six Flags parks in cold weather areas.
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  24. 3 points
    This was on my phone this morning. Coincidence? Hmmm....
  25. 3 points
    I worked the "Bubble Theater" for about 3 - 4 years... it was a long time ago... I believe that this was the first show in the new theater which was actually very "state of the art" for the time. The audio track for the show was provided by a 1" real to real playback with multiple channels for orchestra/music background, sub-woofers and voice track. All of the group singing on stage was pre-recorded track with only the on-mic singing real at the time... later the tap dancing was all on track. The wireless microphones that were used were some of the earliest use of wireless microphones... I do not know what type if was, but it had a large battery that needed to be recharged every hour and did not have very good range. The lighting system for the time was actually pretty good... follow-spots and nice proscenium stage. When i saw the Proscenium edge lighting chase at the end of the show it brought back memories. I loaded in this show, worked the rehearsals (with the folks of corporate Show Operations from Texas) and probably worked almost every show that season! Working in the Americana Music Hall led me to be able to work as a Entertainment Technician for the next 39 years and into today. The experience of working those shows and many others led me to a career in Technical Entertainment. Seeing this video and the pictures of other shows brings back memories that were long gone to time. After half the show was done, I could even remember what song was next in line and then to see the Finale brought it all back. If anyone has any other show videos from that time... please put them up. These were great memories. Thanks Darrell Stark Galloway NJ
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