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Great Adventure Needs Flat Rides

What rides would you like to see back in park?  

83 members have voted

  1. 1. (Check all that apply)

    • enterprise
      61
    • looping starship
      43
    • swiss bob
      28
    • monster spin
      34
    • rotor
      30
    • tilt a whirl
      37
    • el sombrero
      28
    • scrambler
      36
    • other (tells us)
      23


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heres a quick ten ride, cheap plan to get our flats back

 

1.Jersey Shore Jalopies-This will be the reloated Autobahn from Old COuntry, but placed in the boardwalk section at one end replacing a portion of the games section and be themed to anm old time boardwalk dodge'em bumper cars

 

2.Whirl pool-This would be a brand new chace Unicoaster placed in erUPtions old spot painted blue and white to resemble the sea and appropiately match the theme of a spinning whirl pool

 

3.Monkey Around-this would be a used Zamperla Flying Carousel or Family Swinger swing ride located in the Golden kingdom. With balins gone it will be themed to its kiddie processor with elaborate jungle artwork and color while accomadating the entire family

 

4.Roayl Elephants-This will be the royal elephant ride from current balins returning to teh theme area it so well represents

 

5.Buffallo Bills Wild western adventures-This will be a Zamperla discovery themed to the old west and featuring posters of buffal bills show like at the fort. it will be in Super Tee Pees old spot and be a new visual stand point for the area

 

6.Dream Street Dazzler-This will be a chance Casino/Tarbant ride painted bright colors and places in Evolutions old spot

 

7. Stuntmans Freefall-This will be a brand new double drop tower from SS industries. it will be the drop tower with shortest ride cycle to keep high capacity and like iots predecessor be themed to the heroic stunemen of by gone films with a quenue themed to some of hollywoods greatest stunts

 

8.Great Air Race-This will be a new Zamperla plane ride such as at Luna Park themed to an old wartime flying movie. It will be placed in Exploratoriums old spot ot cut off the dead end that is now the old country wall and bring new life to the area

 

9.Round Up-This will be a brightly colored Eli Bridge Scrambler from SFOG that was taken from us so lonmg ago. It will placed in Flying Waves old Spot

 

10.Great Ballon ride-this will be a used Zamperla balloon race ride themed to the historic 'Great Balloon Ride' with a matching color scheme and be placed in Pirate Flights old area

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I agree about bringing back the flats. THAT is what made GA fabulous after it opened with rides like the Pretty Monster, Musik Express, Enterprise, Roundup, Calypso, etc. Yes, times change. But you want to strike a balance between the old and new that keeps the people coming. Out here, we have Magic Mountain, Disney and Knotts. I always recommend people go to Knotts because that's where there's a terrific mixture of rides.

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In the Los Angeles area, in my opinion, Knott's Berry Farm is the closest comparison I can make to Great Adventure of yesteryear. Quality roller coasters and an excellent assortment of flat rides. Not to mention that they have the best chicken on the West Coast. YUM!

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Except for the coasters, GAdv would be a joke of a park. Sadly I don't think GAdv ever intends to install new flats anytime soon. They just want to focus on big coasters and cut back on anything noncoaster except for outside vendors. GAdv sold Musik Express and gutted the sim theater, the park is almost nothing but coasters now like SFMM.

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That seemed to be Shaprio's plan since so much was removed or closed and only 2 rides were added (Big Red Planes, Dark Knight) the whole time they were in control (I don't count anything from 2006 since that was from Burke) and that was with their supposedly being them going after families too. Hopefully the new management will correct that. Wasn't the sim theater supposed to be our originally 2011 attraction, some kind of new upcharge simulator?

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Except for the coasters, GAdv would be a joke of a park. Sadly I don't think GAdv ever intends to install new flats anytime soon. They just want to focus on big coasters and cut back on anything noncoaster except for outside vendors. GAdv sold Musik Express and gutted the sim theater, the park is almost nothing but coasters now like SFMM.

 

Not true at all. I can tell you they WANT to add classic flat rides and it's just a case of needing to allow the time to plan and budget for them. The current management is doing the bets they can with what was given tot hem by past management. They really do understand the park's current shortcomings and are working hard to address them.

 

Wasn't the sim theater supposed to be our originally 2011 attraction, some kind of new upcharge simulator?

 

It was and it was a bad decision from the old management. Unfortunately by the time the new management came in and made the changes and gave us Green Lantern, the theater had already been gutted. It's still ripe for a future attraction and they hope to have something in there in the coming seasons.

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Not true at all. I can tell you they WANT to add classic flat rides and it's just a case of needing to allow the time to plan and budget for them. The current management is doing the bets they can with what was given tot hem by past management. They really do understand the park's current shortcomings and are working hard to address them.

 

This is the same excuse we get every time the park management changes. Blame the past management and continue to make the same mistakes. They need to stop making excuses and start making changes.

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Be that as it may, it's the truth. Unfortunately it always takes time and more than anything MONEY to make things happen. Until they can allocate proper funds they have to make the best of what they have.

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^ And this is a hard time for the park, no matter what management is operating it. It will take a while untill we hear about an upcoming flat ride, won't it?

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im willing to bet you will see new flats next year, not a huge war on lines ordeal but maybe 2 or 3 from other parks, a scrambler, the bumper cars and possibly some sort of swings

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The park should at least get a swing ride. They are an amusement park staple but SFGAdv doesn't have one. Same with the Scrambler. At least get a new one of each or refurbish one of them.

 

 

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This has turned into a very debatable subject, which is good. I was talking with somebody I know back East who I went to GA with several times when we were kids. He now brings his family there (every 2-3 years) and he too doesn't see the variety the park used to offer. I just looked at the 2011 map. Practically every corner you turn, there's a roller coaster. If they ever opt to get more flats back, then they'll have higher attendance marks, which is what the company (any company) wants. It's all about profit. The more variety you have, the more people walk through those turnstiles.

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Our Musik Express looked grungy. Actually I'm over that whole color scheme of a ride that looks rather Doo Wop. The colors are common amongst Musik Express flats.

 

I agree it's a tough time for a park just coming off the chain's bankruptcy about a year or two ago. They have to have a good roll of earnings first and pad the reserves up.

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Hopefully this management will make better changes than Shaprio. Personally I think Shaprio had some crazy ideas that did more harm than good.

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Here's my picks.

 

1.Intamin Drop Tower

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2. HUSS Breakdance (where the Teepee used to be)

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3. Classic wave swinger

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4. Musik Express

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5. Intamin Looping Starship

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6. Antique Car ride

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7. Train ride

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8. New simulator ride

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^ They both may be swings, but they are completely different in a lot of ways. Sky Screamer is a lot more intense and thrilling. That's like saying a drop tower and our parachutes are the same. They may both drop, but they are completely different.

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We need to see another enterprise and music express ride, as I put them in my plan that costs a fortune unite Adventure ally and lakefront into one called boardwalk (the current would become the hotel access to park and a new picnic grove themed to dream street which would cover the left side of fountain, boardwalk would cover right) because old country has no meaning to the park because they no longer do Oktoberfest.

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An Enterprise, a Breakdance, a classic wave swinger, a Zamperla Air Race, and a Frisbee-type ride are the ones I would most want to see. To me Jolly Roger is similar enough to a Music Express. In my dreams Jumpin' Jack Flash would return but that won't happen.

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^ There are plenty of people who loved the Flying Wave that won't go near the SkyScreamer.

I'm one of those people. I used to like Flying Wave and still haven't tried SkyScreamer and not sure if I will. I don't mind heights in general and even being at the top of Kingda Ka doesn't bother me (especially since it's only for a few seconds) but being suspended in the air at that height in just what's basically a 2 person bench is something I'm hesitant to try.

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we already have a waveswinger. its called skyscreamer

I mean a traditional Zierer/Zamperla swing ride.

 

SkyScreamer's fun and all, but I still prefer classic swingers.

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