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  1. I sure hope so. Slingshot is going to be in the perfect location for spectators.


    A cool launch platform would probably be asking for too much but I would love something like this. I also hope the actual towers are painted to add some more colors to the park.






    Our version is rumored to have an open air capsule like above. Even better!

  2. It has been a long off season but FINALLY Great Adventure has opened it's gates once again. Yesterday was a beautiful day to be at the park with temperatures similar to summer time and crowds moderate at peak. I could not wait to see all of the improvements after reading and seeing them online. Green Lantern looks amazing in person as well as Safari Kids, Aldabra Island, Safari Discoveries and more! These photos were taken on my iPod 4g. A more detailed Trip Report will be posted later by the people at GadvTv!



    Green Lantern has really enhanced the skyline. Much more intimidating.


    First ride of the day, Nitro. 10 years old and still running just like we left her. However only one train was running but a second was put on while in the station.


    One of the new for 2011 things that really interests me were the Llamas. They are an excellent addition to the Golden Kingdom.


    Green Lantern looks really good from Golden Kingdom. Not better than Gasm's loop however.


    Kingda Ka's new station adjustment seems to be working. Trains were dispatching more frequently for sure.


    Another 2011 addition that I was excited to finally see, Safari Discoveries. The sea lions were playful and amazing to see up close!


    Not sure what these are but they used the location well. Black Swans?!


    The architecture inside was amazing!


    Animals around every corner! All together Safari Discoveries was kinda small but for what it is worth it's an amazing attraction. Not many theme parks offer something like it.


    Coasters&Candy signage. My new favorite shop!


    Honestly, it wasn't that bad of a walk around the Golden Kingdom. Can't complain.


    She's open once again and had somewhat of a line towards the middle of the day!


    Only running one train, and the Fiesta Train at that. 45 min wait all day.


    ZOMFG. I'm not sure what they did in the offseaon but Bizarro was running AMAZINGLY.


    It was fast, intense, and offered more airtime than usual. I loved it so much it's now #3 in my rankings.


    The audio was a little off and no auger of doom but the amazing ride made up for it!


    It's not a Gadv Trip Report if you don't have this photo!


    Ended the day with one of my favorite eateries at the park.


    All in all, Gadv has an exciting 38th season to look forward too. A lot of changes in the park but majority of them are good. I soon see Gadv slowly climbing to the top under this new management with flats and other exciting things in the future. I'll be back at the park next weekend so until then Happy Riding.


    Remember to follow GadvTV on Twitter for in park updates, every weekend! Also two Gadv Opening Day Videos coming soon.

  3. - There is a possibility that all three parks (GA, HH, WS) will come under one "Great Adventure" banner and admission fee (in both tickets and season passes) in the future. Which would be a great idea!


    Amazing idea!


    I love the direction the park is going in. Bringing back nostalgia is a great idea. As well as flats coming back.

  4. There could be a method to their madness - it may be that the vacant lot created by the walkway and Balin's is a construction zone for next season.


    Thats what I was thinking. Certainly not out of the question with this management. New additions seem more likely and the old Balin's Jungleland area is big enough for a great flat in Golden Kingdom.

  5. I agree. This isn't too smart of a move. That path gets a lot of heavy traffic with El Toro and Kingda Ka being on both sides of it. I understand the tigers aren't there for viewing and the rides aren't there either but that path saved a lot of confusion. It's like taking away the El Toro bridge! Another dead end in the park.

  6. Thanks for the update! The park is really starting to amaze me in every way.


    Key Notes/Questions


    Safari Kids

    -Wild Things selling Safari merch. is a great idea. Bringing some of the amazing animal park to the dry park is even better.

    -Birds of Prey sounds like a great show that most adults would want to watch


    Skyway Cars

    -The sponsor by M&M should really add some color to the ride. Maybe they will look more like Cedar Point's skycars which is never a bad thing.



    -Although Harbor just got Tornado last year, that is a GREAT name for the ride. With the red paint job, I'm sure it will get a lot of attention.



    -Probably my second favorite addition of 2011. A more extreme ride in Boardwalk is a good idea. It will draw a crowd as well since it launches a lot faster than erUPtion.

    -Will this ride be ready by Opening Day?

    -Also will it be a FunTime model?


    Green Lantern

    -The queue area looks to be one of the best in Gadv. Judging by the queue house.

    -I know it's never good to go by Park Maps but Green Lantern looks to be a lot better than what I was expecting.

    -Why are the top half of the supports White in the park map.

    -The station on the map looks well themed to say the least.

    -This is one big A$$ COASTER!



    Safari Discoveries

    -This basically proves that Gadv is one of the BEST animal parks out there. The entire Temple of the Tiger exhibit will get a lot of attention from guest.

    -The new path area also offers great views of El Toro :)





    Great Adventure is celebrating the 50th Anniversary for sure! There are going to be a lot of new experiences in the park next year. Several on the west AND the east side of the park. Which hasn't happened in a couple of years. New rides, shows, upcharges, and animals. Even the park map looks amazing! There will be a lot to do. New Management is doing a GREAT job at running the park and we are looking at a great future!





  7. Eruption has been removed for 2011. It will be replaced with a new Slingshot ride, similar to the model previously found in the park around 2000, but larger.


    This news is bittersweet to me because I was a fan of erUPtion. I rode it almost everyday after work when I had the cash for it. It wasn't that great of a ride but it was something different from the everyday coaster. However I'm excited to see what is going in it's place. The SlingShot at Morey's Piers was a lot of fun and I always wanted to ride the one at Gadv. If SFI really wanted a thrill ride they shouldve gone with SkyScraper. They are AMAZING.


    Is this new upcharge going to be ready by opening day?



    Similar to this?

  8. I think the que will be one of the best features of the "Green lantern". It will interact with the ride, and it's themeing. I hope they can do something to Superman's que as well with all the added traffic it will be seeing.


    I agree. Standing under a B&M is going to be extremely loud but it will offer great views of the ride, something that is rare to the coasters of Great Adventure.

  9. I posted this in the Animal Shuffle thread -_-


    Six Flags Great Adventure Facebook: we'll have a new area called Safari Discoveries. There will be exotic animals and up-close, educational encounters--you'll see baby animals from our Wild Safari, chat with our "Please Touch" ambassadors (who will showcase different animals throughout the day), walk through Parakeet Paradise (an aviary with free flying birds) and our California sea lions will live in the facility at the underwater viewing pool area.


    This sounds WAY better than what I was expecting. Some key points, Walk Through Parakeet Paradise, sounds like a lot of fun for the families and underwater viewing pool area for the California Sea Lions. The tigers will be missed but from the looks of it, we are getting something just as good! Six Flags Great Adventure is offering a lot of new experiences next year!

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