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  1. I went to Six Flags Great Adventure today for the first time since 2015! I flew up to NJ this weekend for a bridal shower and decided it was way too long since I've been. Despite the holiday, there were barely any waits. So glad I could go!
    7 points
  2. Available July 4, 2022 Take your seat. It’s time to relive the thrills of your favorite roller-coaster rides. But wait – there’s no rush. This LEGO® Loop Coaster (10303) is a building project for adults. So take your time crafting all the details of this functional roller-coaster model. Twists and turns The gravity-driven roller-coaster comes with 1 train and a boarding station with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the bars to secure the riders into the roller-coaster cars. Then release the brake to send the train to the foot of the elevator. Activate the elevator and enjoy the ride as the cars whizz through the roller-coaster’s loops and turns. Upgrade the coaster with LEGO Powered Up (available separately) for a motorized elevator. Accessories include a park bench with a map, balloon cart, pretzel cart, hot-dog stand and height marker. Where will it take you next? Spend quality time with advanced LEGO sets, created especially for adults who love immersive builds and impressive display models. A roller-coaster build for adults – Expand your LEGO® Fairground Collection with this collectible LEGO Loop Coaster Building Kit (10303). A project for adults and a gift idea for amusement park lovers Power up your coaster – Designed with reality in mind, this buildable model is prepared for LEGO® Powered Up (available separately) so you can upgrade the roller-coaster with a motorized elevator Fairground details – Accessories include a park bench with map, balloon cart, pretzel cart, hot-dog stand, height marker and a covered boarding station with opening barriers and a control panel 11 minifigures – Includes a ride operator, balloon seller, pretzel seller, hot-dog seller, a grandma, a young boy, and 5 riders. 6 of the minifigures have reversible heads to show different emotions Build a display piece – Place on display to admire the many details packed into this fairground model A roller-coaster gift – Treat an amusement park lover or adult LEGO® builder with this set, which offers a building project to enjoy, plus a collectible display piece to cherish Dimensions – Model measures over 36 in. (92 cm) high, 33.5 in. (85 cm) wide and 13.5 in. (34 cm) deep A project for adults – This LEGO® set is part of a range of buildable model sets designed for adult building fans who love stunning design, intricate details and elegant engineering Quality materials – LEGO® building bricks are manufactured from high-quality materials. They’re consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time: it’s been that way since 1958 Safety ensured – With LEGO® pieces, safety and quality come first. That’s why they’re rigorously tested, so you can be sure that this model is robust
    3 points
  3. Wow, going to a theme or water park seems to be more and more like a military operation than a spontaneous take at fun. Line up for this, you can only sit here, you spent too much time in the water - get out, these people can jump in front of you because they paid us to cut you in line, you can only eat during these hours, etc. I long for the days when a “pay one price” ticket/pass was all you needed for a guaranteed good time.
    3 points
  4. An inexpensive way to honor the park’s past would be to remove the paintball building and reopen Dream Street once again. All they would have to do is install new decorative banner posts from the tents to the fountain.
    3 points
  5. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples Below:
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  6. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples Below:
    2 points
  7. I'd repaint the carousel house in honor of the park's golden anniversary... how about you?
    2 points
  8. Has anyone seen or heard any ads for Great Adventure this year. Here we are going into June and I have yet to see a single tv commercial or print ad or heard any radio commercials for the park. The only thing I have run across is a Diet Coke can with a generic blurb on the side.
    2 points
  9. This month marks the 25th anniversary of both the masterpiece of crap that is the Batman & Robin movie and the flawed but very fun roller coaster that was originally built to promote said movie.
    2 points
  10. Tons of new images and info are now part of a totally updated Scrambler spotlight. Samples below. Click above to check it out!
    2 points
  11. Source: Six Flags Great Adventure For additional photos and videos click HERE.
    1 point
  12. This is just one of many things that makes the Wild Safari the hidden gem of Six Flags Parks.
    1 point
  13. I was thinking that orb maybe this guy was the Graphic Designer.
    1 point
  14. I received an email today offering early access tickets to an upcoming new Broadway show, Kimberly Akimbo. Does the logo look familiar to you?
    1 point
  15. I too would *love* this, with other small refurbs all along the street and costumed characters, stilt walkers, etc. – which seems in line with what the new management tea is trying to do. Unfortunately they'd probably be too worried about lost games revenue
    1 point
  16. I had forgotten how low the stock was when they announced Ka and the Golden Kingdom.
    1 point
  17. I never played Black Knight 2000;I however was a fan of the original game with its multi-level field.Great Adv. should build a "retro arcade" jam-packed with old school games-especially if they get a Cyclone pinball game.
    1 point
  18. Despite the cold weather climate the park is located in, GADV has had palm trees over the years. Today only a few scatted specimens of Needle Palms remain in the Golden Kingdom, these are the most cold hardy of palm trees. They are scrub palms with fan fronds, they pretty much remain at ground level. Their small trunks are covered with sharp needles, hence their name, so don't get too close to them. Back when the Golden Kingdom first opened it used to have several Windmill Palms, which are the cold hardiest of trunking palms, palms that grow trunks. They are also a fan palm with hairy trunks for cold protection. However, they are marginal in this climate so they must be placed in the most optimum growing locations. Moreover, cold hardiness for Windmills can vary a lot from individual plants depending on several factors such as planting location, genes, and climatization. Windmills grown from saplings in colder climates tend to be much tougher than Windmills originally grown in warmer climates or greenhouses. Plus they still need some protection during unusually bad winters and treatments in the Spring. This is probably why all the Windmills seem to have died off in the Golden Kingdom by its second year. Windmills are usually pretty good at recovering from cold injuries such as complete frond loss and even spear (new foliage) pull. But sometimes gardeners are unfamiliar with Windmills high recovery rates and cut them down perceiving them as dead. When Plaza Del Carnaval first opened it too had palm trees only for its first season. From my memory they appeared to be Christmas Palms which are not cold hardy for this region. They can only take temps down to 30 for a little while. While Windmill and Needle palms can withstand 0 degrees for brief periods. I do know for sure the palms in Plaza Del Carnaval were pinnate (feather) fronds which tend to be not as tough as fan palms. I suspect these palms were merely in large containers and removed after the first season.
    1 point
  19. If it were up to me I would first: -Remove the paintball building, skycoaster , eruption, and go-cart track. -Add a show to the Movie Town theater. -Then add 5 new rides symbolizing Great Adv.'s 5 decades:Huss 2nd Gen Enterprise;Larson Tilt-A-Whirl and Flying Scooters;Fabbri Aladdin; and Chance Freestyle. In 2025 I would add 5 more rides saluting "Here's to the next 5 decades!":Huss Airboat & 2nd Gen Condor; and Zamperla Nebulaz,Kanga-Bounce, and Disk-O Coaster. Other ideas: -I still think Great Adv. should replace the 4D theater with a newer version;if not,then tear the building down and use the space for more rides. -It seams Great Adv.'s outdoor arena has been SBNO more and more;If large events like concerts or pro wrestling/UFC are no longer an option,I think they should tear it down and build an indoor boat ride like SFOT's "Spelunker Cove":it can run year round and always be re-themed. -I want the Big Wheel brought back to it's old self as much as possible with new LEDs.I would hate to see another original ride go, but if it's beyond repair they should get a new one. -And bring back the museum!
    1 point
  20. It is amazing to see how many times a hotel was proposed for the park and never happened.
    1 point
  21. Looks like you had a gorgeous day for it!!!
    1 point
  22. I’ve noticed this to be the case historically for Medusa/Bizarro, unless it is an extremely crowded day at the park. I think it’s in part due to the high capacity of the attraction, but mainly its secluded location.
    1 point
  23. ”Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.“
    1 point
  24. …and I’d also bring back the museum
    1 point
  25. Omg that’s me in the bottom pic blue jeans
    1 point
  26. I HATE the ads on the rides, but if it comes down to ads on the ride or lose the ride because they don't have the money to maintain it, I'll take the ads! With Runaway Mine Train especially it's an old ride and has required some major work over the past few years. I can live with the wrap if it means it's safe from removal for another year.
    1 point
  27. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples Below:
    1 point
  28. @29yrswithaGApass Sorry the photos aren't of amazing quality, but my grandmother recently showed me a photo book of theirs with photos of my family at Great Adventure. Lightning Loops, Swabinchen, and Screamer. They are permanently glued in a book so I scanned these with my phone.
    1 point
  29. Here is an official confirmation from the park's website that we will be having Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park at GA this year:
    1 point
  30. Click below to view the newest maps for 2022!
    1 point
  31. Don’t forget the palms that were added for Dino Island in 1999!
    1 point
  32. SFGA's new press release regarding hiring for the upcoming season states: "4,000 team members are needed to fill positions from March 2022 through Jan. 1, 2023." Looks like Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park are safe at Great Adventure.
    1 point
  33. When speaking about to Park, I always use the moniker, “Great Adventure.” I never, ever, ever refer to it as anything else; especially “Six Flags.” Over time, I’ve come to discover that a person’s age has a lot to do with the name by which they refer to Park. In the Greater Phil’s/SJ area; anyone born after 1985 simply refers to the Park as Six Flags. What’s your take?
    1 point
  34. I guess they wanted to attract the newer generation. They should have included Two Guys!
    1 point
  35. I love Holiday in the Park. It is my favorite time of year to be there. Unfortunately I think they are a victim of their own circumstance in a sense because they do not advertise the event. I’ve never seen a television commercial for it and radio ads are rare. Great Adventure should inherit the decorations of one of the Six Flags parks that discontinues the event and pour on the decor in New Jersey as HITP v 2.0.
    1 point
  36. I was all set to do a trip report!
    1 point
  37. Who remembers when Great Adventure's Rolling Thunder was bathed in bright white spotlights and looked so impressive at night?
    1 point
  38. I would say half and half, some rides like Full Throttle at sfmm are over in a flash and have no theming, and then you have El Toro in a beautiful Plaza del carnival section. I prefer a ride(s) with a great layout and theming like the park did in 05 and 06.
    1 point
  39. Lets just take the time to appreciate how beautiful this is.
    1 point
  40. 1. Evolution 2. Super Teepee 3. Conestoga Wagon 4. Great Adventure History Museum 5. Great Adventure Theater (Especially Superstition Featuring Elvira)
    1 point
  41. 5 Costumed ride attendants (Houdini especially) 4 Severe enforcement of code of conduct 3 Live entertainment 2 Glow in the Park parade (or equivalent) 1 Cohesive theming within each section – signage, music, etc.
    1 point
  42. Here's my two cents(for the time being):some of Disney's classic rides -specifically the DL/WDW/Tokyo versions of Space Mt. and Big Thunder -have lots of theming , but the actual rides are so-so;on the other hand,SF has extremely thrilling rides with little themeing. I also think SF's "problems"(if you want to call it that) is that they stick rides where they'll fit,and give it a name that has nothing to do with the section it's in(S:UF & GL at the Boardwalk,etc.);also when they did use themeing it seems they let it fall apart after a few years(Houdini's pre-show has seemingly been on the fritz for years now). A few places have rides with minimal theming but don't seem cheap or "ghetto"-such as Dollywood and BGW.A lot of their rides have the theming at the station only(such as Thunderhead,Tenn. Tornado,LNM,etc)-but then again those particular parks have exceptional natural surroundings.
    1 point
  43. 5. Conestoga Wagon 4. Super Teepee 3. Swings 2. Shows ( Ski Show, Dolphins, live shows in Showcase Theatre ) 1. THE TREES
    1 point
  44. Landscaping (especially trees) Employee costumes (by department or theme) Aqua Spectacle Parking Lot Trams Live Entertainment throughout the park
    1 point
  45. Landscaping Great Arena Circus Show Cast Costumes Enterprise Wave Swinger Areaa themes not just names!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 point
  46. Garden of Marvels Super Teepee Poster-size Park Maps (the early style done by Image Graphics) Hyrdo Flume Evolution
    1 point
  47. If only the Yum Yum Cafe would go retro with their ice cream creations just like those from 1974 below.
    1 point
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