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  2. He holds storm cabinent meetings and personally manidated for highly aggresive snow treating of roadways. Murphy himself stated he wecomes NJ "being the brining state of America," to his critics and sees nothing wrong with being overprepared and has promised to them that he will continue to have the state overprepare as that is how he will have things from now on. Phil spent 38 milion on snow removal last winter, despite only having a 10 million budget and last winter being fairly mild with few snow events. So yeah, he has pushed NJDOT to go insanely overboard in an attempt to make himself look good. Excess road salt has many long term consequences, all of them really bad which is why it must be used sparingly. Not dump a million tons for a fes furries that melted on the warm ground anyway. Last year, after being caught off guard by an unusually early snowstorm up in North NJ in Nov. NJDOT, under pressure from Murphy, salted roads for every little storm last winter, even for all rain storms with temps remaining above freezing. Very wasteful and reckless kneejerk reaction. Since you live in FL now, you missed all that fun in NJ last year. I dislike both parties so I am not try to push politics, I just don't like anybody damaging any of my cars, including the government.
  3. I feel the remains of Seaport and Safari Kids will become one or the other. If Safari Kids goes DC, then National Park becomes Boomtown with Road Runner and Taz being relocated over there. If Safari Kids goes Boomtown (which I feel is unlikely), then DC should go where Spin Meister used to be. I could see an Endeavor replace El Diablo (Molvado Rueda, Wicked Wheel), Twister (Supergirl Sky Fly, they could called the Parachute's The Watch Tower). They could also put it on Batman's extended queue (as Catwoman Whip), don't need that. You might be able to fit both the Endevour and DC Super Friends behind Justice League and the arcade and still have the space for a Fright Fest maze in that area.
  4. @XENITHHere is my idea for 2021 addition: You can see...Seaports Eats probably being demolished to make way for DC Super Friends kids area in 2021 along with Bugs Bunny Boomtown too. So there could be entrance to DC Super Friends near by Nitro and Congo Rapids which also DC Super Friends can have another pathway to Bugs Bunny Boomtown area and other pathway to Jersey Devil Coaster.
  5. I'm highly doubtful the governor makes the call on how much road salt to use and when to use it
  6. Drove on 295 today and I see Phil Murphy is already overracting to winter weather and overusing road salt.
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  8. Yoshi

    11/11/19

    Yeah I think it's because of off season maintenance. Bizarro probably was still running 2 trains if they only needed to start working on 1 train, similar to Nitro with the 3rd train taken apart already (it can be seen under Batman when at Nitro). Yes, it's nice going to the park and not finding some or most of someone's favorite non major rides being closed because of staffing. Thanks, one strategy I found helped me. I'm going to post it as a spoiler tag Thank you. I have been to some other parks that usually will allow rerides but Great Adventure continues to be the only one that always seems to encourage rerides with the announcements in the station.
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  10. https://www.milenio.com/politica/comunidad/feria-chapultepec-cdmx-presenta-licitacion-operacion Translated article: The Secretary of the Environment, Marina Robles , explained that the tender has the objective that Mexico City has an amusement park with different types of attractions. "One of the important things that can have all the security users need and have affordable costs," he said. What are the guidelines? It can be an amusement park, with mechanical games or not. It can be a theme park or commemorating a historical event. The attractions can have historical characters as their focus, which focus on some natural resource, virtual or multimedia reality. You should contemplate family areas, attractions for all ages and food areas. Also include existing games. Comply with all international and national safety standards Keep prices accessible. Dates: Project registration: November 18 to December 16. Visit to space: January 6 and 7, 2020. Receipt of questions January 13-14 at 10:00 a.m. Meeting to answer questions: January 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Quinta Colorada. Submission of proposals: January 18 to March 18 at the Office of the Parties. Project announcement selected: April 20, 2020. He stressed that the Bid Review Group is made up of the Secretariats of Environment, Risk Management and Civil Protection, Legal Counsel and Legal Service, as well as the Citizen Governing Council of the Chapultepec Forest. ASTM International and Mexico City Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Amusement Rides Standards TEA/AECOM 2018 Attendance estimate: https://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Theme-Index-2018-5-1.pdf Distance from Six Flags Mexico and Satellite View of the Park:
  11. 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!
  12. The Master

    11/11/19

    It does seem operations at the parks in Pennsy have gone downhill. Very disappointed that Hershey had so many rides closed this year. Through my last two visits to GADV, they have been running El Toro pretty poorly. I was there Sunday and El Toro, Runaway Mine Train, and Kingda Ka were only operating single trains. Perhaps it was because those three were nearing the end of their operating season? Then again, Bizzaro was running two trains and that closes down at the same time too. Of those four I wanted to ride again before the North end of the park is closed for HITP, I only made it on Bizarro as the other three had long slow moving lines due to single train operations.
  13. pashacar

    11/11/19

    Totally hear you. Things have gotten A LOT better at GAdv (not to mention worse elsewhere.)
  14. I miss the Discover perks. 5% cashback on everything (10% in your first year) was pretty hard to beat. Hopefully this comes close.
  15. I was just at SF Mexico and the DC Super Friends area is super cute. Also the theming is less-involved than something like an LTS, which saw its theme fixtures decay, fade, and rot over time under neglect. Would be a nice addition, IMO.
  16. JERSEY DEVIL HAS BEGUN DIGGING FOR FOOTERS ON NOVEMBER 13TH, 2019!!!
  17. On the news, we hit record cold lows and highs for this date, really unusually weather today.
  18. Mr.Six

    11/11/19

    Great job on Justice League. I can never seem to get past 180,000.
  19. I'm glad Wonder Woman is on the list. I was hoping it would have been open for Worldwide Koaster Kids Day back in July. The only thing variable is weather for the 29th (for me at least).
  20. joeyc98

    Evolution

    Kinda awesome to see this ride still getting some (probably much needed) love two decades after its debut.
  21. It is great to hear you had such a good time at the park. Great score on Justice League! Great Adventure has to be one of the best parks for allowing rerides on a consistent basis. That is such a nice perk for visitors when attendance is low. Nice trip report and I was happy to see you included ride counts!
  22. Yoshi

    11/11/19

    I wasn't sure about going to the park yesterday because I thought with it would be kind of crowded. It was warm with the temperature reaching almost 70 degrees, NYC and Philadelphia school districts closed, bring a friend free and free admission for the military. Crowd levels were not at all what I was expecting, the park was empty with basically no lines for anything except Kingda Ka and The Skyway. It was a lot of fun to just walk around the park knowing you can just walk onto almost any ride and in most cases re-ride as much as you wanted. I took advantage of the low crowds to ride Justice League without anyone else in the ride vehicle and try to see if I could find which targets gave more points and without having to compete with others in the vehicle for the same targets my best score was just under 320,000. I want to eventually try to get over 500,000 points which seems kind of difficult. Even with the low crowds, coasters like Nitro and Skull Mountain were still running multiple trains and at Skull Mountain, the ride operators were literally running to check the lap bars. Skull Mountain felt like it was running slower in the final helix than normal. The Dark Knight was not running the pre-show which I was happy about since that it meant instant access to the ride without having to wait for the pre-show doors to open and then watch the video. I also thought it was great that all rides were open except in the case of a breakdown. On a Monday in November Great Adventure is able to have all the rides open and most food places open yet Hersheypark has 30+ rides closed on weekends. I remember in the early 2000's, out of Great Adventure, Dorney and Hershey, I thought Great Adventure was the worst run of the 3 parks for many reasons. Now it's the opposite and I think Great Adventure is run much better than Dorney and Hershey and it's not even close. I was also hoping to get some final rides at the rides that were closing for the season. When I was riding Runaway Mine Train I saw Bizarro was closed and I don't think it re-opened the rest of the day. Zumanjaro was closed and Kingda Ka had also broken down with the 1 train running on the launch track with riders. I think both rides might have re-opened but never got back to that section of the park before closing. Even missing out on those rides, it was still an excellent trip to the park, probably the best one for me in a year and a half. Ride Count: Nitro, 6 Justice League, 5 The Dark Knight, 2 Skull Mountain, 5 Runaway Mine Train, 2 SkyScreamer, 2 El Toro, 1 Batman, 1 Green Lantern, 1
  23. I had the same one! I earned a couple of free season passes with it. Then it turned into a Chase blue card...
  24. I also would, there have been a few times I have worn shorts and a t shirt to HITP when it's been warm enough although I usually bring a light jacket as well. I could handle a 3 minute coaster even if it was cold out.
  25. That looks cool. If the new version of the card has different choices (like the Disney credit card), I'd like to see a card with Nitro on it.
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