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  1. Hershey Park 2018 new rides

    Waiting for the platform to clear usually isn't the case--only if guests are blocking the air gates. (So tip: if you want to re-ride in a different row, don't walk along the air-gate side of the train) Six Flags doesn't have any formal policy on re-rides and so it's not formally covered in any employee training. It's just something that new employees learn on the job or is passed down from the supervisor if a new operator/attendant questions a re-rider. It's just a common sense thing that employees pick up on, which is why your mileage may vary. Every ride/crew/supervisor could be different. If the crew doesn't let you re-ride, it's simply because the operator/supervisor was never taught or never picked up about re-rides and made their own judgement call that they're probably not allowed. As for the last train of the night, I believe there's again no formally trained policy, but the employees want to go home so they make everyone in the station fill up the entire train so they can close quicker.
  2. This sounds very interesting. As far as I know, UCF is one of the only universities that has a program focused on theme park management. I wonder if this college will have a similar theme park-specific major/program, or just generically tourism, hospitality, and entertainment.
  3. Misc GA Mumblings

    I think Great Adventure might not have been in attendance.
  4. Kings Dominion Renames Ricochet and Rebel Yell

    The problem isn't the word "Rebel". "Rebel Yell" is a confederate battle cry, so yes, it's CSA themed.
  5. Where are you going in 2018?

    Definitely: Great Adventure Cedar Point Kings Island Probably: Morey's (We got free passes from Winter Adventure) SFNE Storybook Land (Trying again for the Nth year) Playland's Castaway Cove (Assuming Gale Force is fixed) Casino Pier Maybe: Dorney Carowinds Kennywood Knoebels Lake Compounce
  6. They're really not large in comparison to the total size of the project. My guess is that it's more hassle than it's worth in terms of planning, construction, and maintenance to build out that small of a separate field array. http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/Forums/index.php?/topic/4383-six-flags-great-adventure-to-become-world’s-first-solar-powered-theme-park/&do=findComment&comment=67789
  7. I think Justin is referring to the pavement being solar panels, which is definitely not the case. Also, it is not mentioned which parking lots are getting solar panels (or "carports" as the release calls them). The latest release just says "select parking lots". However, do remember that one of the previous updates to Great Adventure's plan included solar panels over the employee lot, so it's most likely that and a little more somewhere else.
  8. Six Flags Great Adventure to Fill 4,000 Positions in 2018

    It's not just a case of kids graduating and moving on/away or only working in the summer then going back to school.
  9. Orlando trip in April

    I just want to explain this more since I didn't get it the first time I heard about it. CityWalk is the area outside the main gates of both parks, so it's free to walk around. Basically like Disney Springs, but with more energy. You just have to park, which is free after 6pm. It's a really cool place to visit at night.
  10. Misc GA Mumblings

    Despite being located literally on the border of Philly/NY territory, I don't think Great Adventure fits well for this bet. It would probably appear odd to many people outside the area that a park in NJ is claiming to be a "Philly park". It would be seen as a long stretch and a very desperate attempt to piggyback off the publicity of the Superbowl. If it were the Giants, at least they actually play in NJ, and I think Great Adventure is better known as an NYC park than a Philly park. If anything, I think SFNE will set up a bet with Dorney, most likely. There is already history of a SF-CF bet between Cedar Point and SFGAm, so it wouldn't be the first. The ironic part here is that Great Adventure is actually slightly closer to Philly than Dorney is. lol
  11. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    We went this week last Jan. and Journey to Atlantis was down. It's their yearly maintenance for it.
  12. I voted "No - but I like the idea". I've only done one escape room (which I didn't have to pay for, if that matters) and while I enjoyed it, I don't think I would personally pay for it inside a theme park. I never ride Dare Devil Dive for a similar reason, despite really enjoying it. I paid to do the Heist once, years ago, just to see what it was. I'd enjoy doing it again, but I'm not going to pay (much) to do it again. If an escape room were to open at Great Adventure, I'd be compelled to try it just so I can give my opinion on it. That is, assuming the price is reasonable. In comparison, I've held off visiting Santa during Holiday in the Park due to the price, even though I'm missing out on seeing what the experience and appearance is like inside the house. I don't even want a photo with Santa, I just want to see inside
  13. Dorney Park Removing Stinger

    I'm upset I never got the Stinger credit because it was closed when I went
  14. Dorney Park Removing Stinger

    Intamin, Swiss design and manufacturing company best known for coasters and rides, not to be confused with the cookies, Entanmann's! From our park, they made Kingda Ka, Zumanjaro, El Toro, Congo Rapids, Parachutes, and Skull Mountain.