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  1. Thanks for helping the site.
    11 points
  2. Many thanks to you and all the healthcare and medical teams getting us through all this. You guys are the real super heroes.
    9 points
  3. I heard the weather will improve if you decide to take photos of the construction site and post them here.
    8 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
    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. Forum, I am catching up on site maps at a very reasonable pace. After being a month behind, I am caught up to February 23rd as of early this morning. The current lineup of site maps goes as follows: February 23rd (In progress) (Footing back-fill and station footings) February 27th (Prepping for steel and station footings) March 2nd (Vertical construction) March 4th (from the Behind the Adventure video, given there is some new information in the video). All site maps I am behind on will be completed before Winter Adventure on the 14th. I will share with t
    6 points
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  10. I was shocked to get this for Christmas. It really is the ultimate LEGO kit for any fan of their building kits (not to mention fans of Star Wars). With over 7500 pieces the kit is the largest one ever made and it was a ton of fun to assemble. Much harder than the police car model I received almost 50 years ago!
    6 points
  11. Johnny Rockets, Congo Rapids, and Six Flags Universe have opened for the 2020 season!!!
    5 points
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I hope everyone and their loved ones are happy and healthy!
    5 points
  18. Dude shut up. Just shut the hell up. You have no idea what is going on, you just make crap up as you go and post comment after comment to hear your self talk. 75% of what you post doesnt even make sense. I work in healthcare on the frontline, so i think i have a pretty good grasp on things, your posts infuriate me. People are losing their lives left & right and you're all “waaaah, this sucks i want to goto GA, boo hoo” All you talk about is when are they going to open. Step back and chill. And btw vaccines dont work the way you think they do....get off the GAH and go educate your self.
    5 points
  19. We can talk about this until we’re blue in the face but nobody knows anything more or less than the next person and we all have to wait this out. Not just us, not just New Jersey, not just the United States, but planet earth. This is bigger than any of us so just stay safe, stay calm, and all do our part to minimize spread. And let’s try to get this discussion thread back on topic.
    5 points
  20. Good afternoon all! I had the opportunity to visit the Prospertown/Switlik Lake near the park today and grabbed some great photos and footage of the structure. It looks absolutely beautiful from afar, and it’s only a matter of days before track begins to rise up into the sky! The tallest two columns that will support the JDC track are officially vertical, and all columns on the ride appear to be complete! Here’s some of my photos I was able to grab from the lake.
    5 points
  21. Passed some supports en route to the park by KFC earlier.
    5 points
  22. I know assembly of this will be fairly quick, but this made me laugh the other day in the "Great Adventure Connoisseurs" group on Facebook:
    5 points
  23. It has been a long time coming, but it's finally here. I am extremely honored to present the magnum opus of our JERSEY DEVIL COASTER construction updates; the recreated ride foundation plan for JERSEY DEVIL COASTER. This journey started on February 1st, 2020, where I watched Great Adventure's second episode of "BEHIND THE ADVENTURE - JERSEY DEVIL COASTER" and noticed that the park had included blueprints in the update. While I was originally just going to let it sit and not do anything with it, I felt like I had to use it. Thus, I tackled the nearly one-month long journey from that
    5 points
  24. Main Street Market ranked highest again. I think what makes this store stand out is that it has the least amount of Super Hero merchandise and most park related stuff. More stores should be like that.
    5 points
  25. Here is the latest JERSEY DEVIL COASTER construction site map! This one took ages to update and was by far one of the most challenging map updates I’ve completed thus far. While the pictures the park provided us with were extremely useful to updating, I scanned and analyzed each of these photos down to the inch, searching for every stake or marking or rebar shipment or wooden form I could find. Nonetheless, I will be visiting the park tomorrow so I may be able to get some better looks at the site in person. Analyzing the location of these current footer molds, I am beginning to think
    5 points
  26. In addition to the aerial site maps I am creating, I have decided to make a vertical construction map from a side profile. I figured that the aerial map wouldn’t do the vertical construction progress justice in that it would be a lot more helpful to view it from a different perspective. There’s certain details you can’t capture from the aerial maps, and I think the side profiles do just that in delivering what the aerial maps do not. The map I have attached below is not yet finished but this is just a sample of what you could expect to see from these maps. Ignore the screwed up key on the bott
    5 points
  27. Yes, the weather is now going to change because you are going.
    5 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. I don't mind if Six Flags ends up building clones of the ride, I'm just happy that Great Adventure is adding what looks like is going to be an amazing coaster. I know a lot of enthusiasts don't like clones but 99% of Great Adventure visitors probably don't care or even will know there is a clone of the ride almost 3000 miles away.
    4 points
  34. Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates
    4 points
  35. After some member management, we have cleaned up some of our topics and removed some repetitive posts. We apologize if any of your posts were a victim of this cleanup but we are confident the forums will be more relevant going forward.
    4 points
  36. Even if the virus is put under control tomorrow, it will take years for society to recover, and things will not return to how they were before the outbreak. I get it being upset about the park postponing opening, but there are bigger problems to worry about like not contracting COVID19, basic commodity shortages, social breakdowns, economic consequences, ever increasing restrictions on daily and basic living functions, etc. Get some perspective.
    4 points
  37. Today is letter "G" for the Great American Scream Machine. This was Great Adventure's first "big" roller coaster, and was the world's tallest and fastest for two weeks. Though the Scream Machine would be eclipsed by the B&M coasters the park added later, the coaster was a favorite of many. http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/GASM.htm
    4 points
  38. Hate to go all personal, but considering that several people I know got infected (one of whom recently succumbed to it), the last thing on my mind at this time are theme parks in general, let alone Great Adventure. Gotta prioritize in times like this.
    4 points
  39. Today is letter "D" for Dream Street. Dream Street is the heart of Great Adventure. Originally the park entrance was at the head of Dream Street, but even with the relocation of the park entrance, Dream Street still serves as the central hub of the park and the beginning of so many Great Adventures. http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/DreamStreetX.htm
    4 points
  40. Here’s some cool pics I grabbed today: This is the desolate road to the park on what would’ve been a busy opening weekend. Absolutely surreal seeing this road and the entrance to the park gated off and completely deserted. A great overview of the coaster progress so far. The track stands out like crazy from afar and the orange is such a great contrast to the other rides near it like Nitro, Batman, and Joker. Here’s where crews have stopped as of today. From about column 12 up to column 52 has been completely tracked, which includes the valley of the first drop, raven dive
    4 points
  41. Source: Six Flags Great Adventure Visit our gallery to view images and videos of these great new animals. Samples below:
    4 points
  42. The way things are going, this may be the first new coaster to actually open with the park in a while.
    4 points
  43. 4 points
  44. Thanks XENITH for putting in all your hard work and for sharing it with us here on GAH! It's fantastic!
    4 points
  45. Thank you for the effort you are putting towards creating these maps! They really are awesome to look at, and I (and I am sure many others) appreciate it!
    4 points
  46. Great Adventure does so many nice things year round for the local communities, state of New Jersey, and endless groups and organizations. Usually these acts of kindness go unnoticed with little fanfare but they really should be recognized for their contributions. Thanks GA!
    4 points
  47. For what they charge for admission there isn’t any excuse for closed/seasonal attractions.
    4 points
  48. I know it’s late but here are the photos I got from today, October 20th!
    4 points
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