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On 3/29/2020 at 7:47 AM, Six Flags FUN! said:

^ NYC will peaking down virus in next month or May soon. It should be fine for the park's opening.

 

And the virus will be everywhere soon after. Just hit NY first because more international travel lands here.

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On ‎3‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 7:47 AM, Six Flags FUN! said:

^ NYC will peaking down virus in next month or May soon. It should be fine for the park's opening.

I wonder what NYS will see while peeking down the virus.

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NY Governor Cuomo is predicting at least two more weeks for the apex which makes me think four weeks at least as of now. After the apex then things need to subside overall. It’s going to be a while unfortunately. Not discounting the more serious people loss on top of this.  Just saying from the theme park stand point we aren’t going in anytime soon. 

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PA  governor Wolf just extended stay at home orders to April 30, and announced that schools and some businesses in PA are closed indefinitely. He has aleo banned non-essential bus travel from NY into PA. The Delaware Valley region is concerned about NYers fleeing into our region which poses a hazarrd. 

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1 hour ago, 29yrswithaGApass said:

^ At Great Adventure, we are often concerned about NYers fleeing into our park which poses a hazard.  😛

 

 

 

^ The concerns are NYers spreading the virus or taking hospital space from the locals. Up in RI, the police are pulling over all NY plated cars. The Philly region is pretty upset being next door to the epicenter of the outbreak. 

 

https://6abc.com/travel/new-york-travel-quarantine-has-locals-on-alert/6063546/

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Six Flags FUN!

 

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I hope everyone is happy, healthy, and doing okay!

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33 minutes ago, Six Flags FUN! said:

*cries* This sucks, I'm stuck my home for like until April 30th (STUPID PRESIDENT TRUMP!), No working at CEC, no riding my NJ Transit train to Bay Head/NYC,  no shopping, no nothing. At least I can go to Great Adventure soon in May. Also no birthday party at CEC in April 5th (have to rebooked until May soon). I wish virus will die soon in NY / PA / NJ by late April or early May. Please god, will virus will END soon by summer! Stupid China ruining my life! Guys help me, will there will also be second wave of virus by this Fall-Winter?

1) I’m against Trump as much as the next, but the regulations in place are kinda sorta necessary for us as a country to get passed this virus. Not to mention, these regulations are mostly going to be set in place by individual states, and the NJ governor seems pretty adamant about shutting down the state for as long as he sees fit. 

 

2) How would we have any clue if there’d be a second wave? You, me, the CDC, whoever you wanna say, has no earthly idea how this virus will evolve over the next few weeks, let alone in a few months from now. 

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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.

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It was on 6ABC that gov Murphy has announced that the various closures for the virus are likely to last deep into May in his words. At this point,  it will be surprising if any local parks will be open by Memorial weekend. 

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 name me some local parks

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13 hours ago, harry2004 said:

 name me some local parks

 

GAdv, HH, Moreys Piers, Castaway Cove, Gillians, Casino Pier, Funplex, Sahara Sams, Diggerland, Storybook Land, etc. I should have said local NJ parks. Its hard to say if either NJ or PA parks may reopen first. Depends when Wolf or Murphy lift their closure orders, both will drag their heels. 

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I love Google Earth Pro's rewind feature. The pictures from 2002 are decent. 

 

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I didn't realize the Hydro Flume had such an extensive layout (I think I only got to ride the flume once).

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It will be interesting to see how all of this turns out. SIX recently put a poison pill in place to avoid a competitor takeover, as their stock price was tanking well before the virus hit. Their stock is down 65% year to date, and last year was also a dismal decline. Jim Reid-Anderson pretty much ran the company into the ground. Such a shame.

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2 hours ago, rj1972 said:

It will be interesting to see how all of this turns out. SIX recently put a poison pill in place to avoid a competitor takeover, as their stock price was tanking well before the virus hit. Their stock is down 65% year to date, and last year was also a dismal decline. Jim Reid-Anderson pretty much ran the company into the ground. Such a shame.

The Saudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund just picked up 8.2% of Carnival Cruise Lines cheaply.  I could see them making a play for one of the theme park companies too.  Cedar Fair, SeaWorld, and Six Flags are all really cheap right now.  There are also rumors that Warren Buffett is taking a look at the theme park sector.

 

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I think it will be a slow rise in stock prices in the theme park industry. People are likely going to be afraid and not wanting to visit parks real quickly. 

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2 hours ago, Six Flags FUN! said:

Next year it will be better if next opening day will be late March.

Easter is a week earlier next year so I could see that, even if they only start on Monday the 29th

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Frankly, I am going to be really leery returning to the parks when they finally do open. 

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36 minutes ago, Six Flags FUN! said:

Don't ya think Great Adventure might open year round weekend operation (January, February, March, April, and May till daily operation (June, July, August, Labor Day) due to late opening cause virus soon? Because Six Flags is looking for more year round weekend operations like SFA, SFOG, SFSTL, and Frontier City to save the money in the future.

Explain to me why you think great adventure is so important and why other parks should be sacrificed (especially st louis and america which have made significant progress in recent years, we don't go into the merits of frontier city and over georgia why?)
I remind you that great adventure until 2008 was a park that closed every year passively, thanks to shapiro if you now have a healthy park
 before writing; please think!

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3 hours ago, Six Flags FUN! said:

Si. Ma questo è davvero, Six Flags ha bisogno di risparmiare più denaro aprendo Great Adventure nelle operazioni di fine settimana tutto l'anno. In questo modo per salvare la società dal fallimento. 

but do you really think that great adventure is the salvation of the chain?

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I was just doing some homework and stumbled upon the Hindenburg disaster that occurred in New Jersey. Now I didn't know it had occurred at the Lakehurst Air Base near Jackson, so I took to Google Earth to see if it was the answer to a long time question I have had for years:

 

Every time I've ridden El Toro and Bizarro, I've looked out into the distance and seen a massive, very ominous looking titanic of a building in the distance but I never knew what it was. I was always intrigued by the building, since it was just so gargantuan and strange yet unknown to me. I thought perhaps it was part of a naval base for some sort of training or something along those lines, but upon my research I think its actually the building where the Hindenburg originated from! I've looked at images like the one below and it matches exactly with what I remember seeing in the distance from riding El Toro and Bizarro. Can anyone verify if this is true or not?

Hindenburg | Weird NJ

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