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#1 Up_Up_and_Away

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:48 AM

Great Adventure's Showcase Theatre seats 1,162.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

I thought I'd set up this thread for any minor miscellaneous Great Adventure related notes or comments that don't warrant their own topics- sort of a GA themed Miscellaneous Mumblings.






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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

Seems like it is hot enough to mention this.... Does anyone remember when the park use to cap the fire hydrants so guests could cool off? This is from 1991, before they installed the shower stations around the park.



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Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:30 PM

I was just talking about that the other day!

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 09:46 PM

I feel like I remember that, but still love the shower stalls the best out of anything. The newer misters just don't do it for me.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:20 PM

ya the fire hydrant thing was awsome, we need a new splash water falls ride to get that wet again!.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:28 AM

I have been going to thepark since 1987 and I don't recall ever seeing the hydrants being opened like that. Of course my family would probably not have gone to the park on a day hot enough for that. In philly opening the hydrants during hot weather is a big problem since it causes low water PSI in case of a real fire, so the park probably stopped doing it for safety reasons.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:31 AM

The misters are really a PITA if you wear glasses...
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:19 AM

I rescind my last comments as those misters really came in handy this past weekend with the heat and humidity in the park! smile.gif

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:21 PM

While I was driving in Pennsylvania this past weekend a tractor factory was having a huge special employee/community event with tents, rides, and this hot air balloon. I took some shots of it because it reminded me of a "simplified" version of Great Adventure's balloon. Just like GA, they were giving rides to guests.







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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:24 PM

I don't know why but I Suddenly have the urge to just put some cash away now, and get a 4 person cabana during Fright Fest for the day. We usually go for a full day, and leave for a bit during the middle there before the massive crowds get there. It would be interesting to see how well the idea of the cabana works out for a full day, I could let everyone know my feelings on it, and I will definitely have a little extra cash to sling at that point so who knows it could happen lol.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:45 PM

Six Flags Great Adventure..... playing at a theater near you this summer!

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:09 PM

And there is another possible tie-in with The Dark Knight movie. The Terminator:Salvation preview debut's with the Dark Knight. It all seems to fit together quite nicely, as they are both Warner Bros. movies.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

I really think the park should have really cashed in on the Dark Knight experience and had a special event with a showing of the new movie at midnight on the 18th somewhere in the park They could have upcharged even a modest amount and had those who paid be able to enter a specific area of the park (possibly the Arena) with a wristband or something at that point and sold concessions and stuff like that. I am sure they could have raked in a decent amount. Maybe even put the movie in the Batman stunt arena with a screen rigged u and then had the whole section of the park containing Batman: The Ride, The Dark Knight, and the Batman Stunt Arena turned into it's own special venue for the night with the rides running for an hour before and after the movie. While it would probably have been a lot of work to set up, I think it would certainly have been a unique experience for people, and I think there is enough hype around this movie that they could have brought enough people in. Heck they could have even worked Batman Begins into the fold with an earlier showing to really amp up the time. smile.gif Alas the things I think of when it's too late for them to be a good suggestion.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:36 PM

I don't know how many of you out there have Comcast, but they have a ton of Dark Knight promontional mini-movies On Demand. They are like the Pre-Show for the ride, set up as CNN type talk shows and news reports. They also have all the previews and "Making Of" doucmentries, for the movie. *R*

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:01 PM

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE(Railer @ Jul 10 2008, 08:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And there is another possible tie-in with The Dark Knight movie. The Terminator:Salvation preview debut's with the Dark Knight. It all seems to fit together quite nicely, as they are both Warner Bros. movies.
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I dont remember where I read it but I have heard of terminator attractions on their way..Anyone else hear anything similer?

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE(southview2 @ Jul 14 2008, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont remember where I read it but I have heard of terminator attractions on their way..Anyone else hear anything similer?


Magic Mountain is supposedly going to build a CGI Woodie that is themed to Terminator: Salvation. And I also found out, Christian Bale is playing John Connor in the new Terminator movies. *R*

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:45 PM


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