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  1. Hey guys! This is my first time going to the park since early April, and since Jersey Devil opened to the public. I was only in the park from about 10-4:30 PM, and even though it was a holiday, the crowds weren't as horrible as I thought. Obviously, my first stop was Jersey Devil, which I was able to go on twice, each with a wait under 10 minutes. I was lucky enough to get the front seat for my 1st ride, and I was put toward the back the 2nd time, which I preferred since it felt smoother. I also got a peak at Lil Devil (the coaster formerly known as Road Runner Railway) and it looks ready to launch for Fright Fest; There's even a train placed in the new station ready to go! Speaking of which, there's already been a lot of prep work for Fright Fest: many decorations/props are set up in addition to the entrances of several Terror Trails. I doubt that I will personally be able to go to Fright Fest this year (work and Covid precautions and whatnot), so I'm glad I got to see a glimpse of everything. Nitro was down for a while at the start of the day, so my mother and I went on Batman The Ride and the Big Wheel together, then I did Wonder Woman and The Joker solo while she rested. The weather was overall pleasant (mid-80s I think), but the sun was certainly a-blazing. Shortly before I boarded Joker, I saw a kid (accompanied by 2 friends) who legitimately passed out from sunstroke. Like, straight up falling face-first about five feet in front of me. Fortunately, there was a young lady right behind me in line who was an RN, and she helped that guy get back to his senses before the paramedics arrived. I wish I could have helped, but I couldn't call 911 or anything like that because I had to leave my phone (and my other loose articles) in the Joker lockers. God, I hate that policy. Surprisingly, I saw that same guy as I left the park, and he said he was feeling much better. Eventually, my mother left the park early to beat the heat. I rode Bizarro twice (which had 3 trains, but the slowest ride operators in the entire park), Runaway Train, and Kingda Ka before I left. Also, I made sure to snag one of those awesome CoasterDynamix model kits, specifically the Medusa one. As far as older coaster models, they also had one for Great American Scream Machine too, which I thought was fantastic. All they need now is Rolling Thunder. Final Ridecount: Jersey Devil 2x Bizarro 2x Ka 1x Joker 1x Batman 1x Wonder Woman 1x Big Wheel 1x Photos should be down below: Happy Labor Dabor, everyone!
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  2. The membership is a good deal. and $49.99 is great for a pass in 2021. I'm spoiled with the incentive to use it in any park. I'm just a bitter old man who is resistant to change
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  3. Here are my 3 Videos from Nickelodeon Universe in June Sesame Place in June Storybook Land in July Enjoy
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  4. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
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  5. Today was the first time I visited a water park in almost 2 years. I'm still getting used to the idea water park season for me doesn't end on Labor Day. I wanted to wait until schools were back in session before going to a water park because of how hot the weather has been and waiting in lines when it is 95 degrees and humid isn't much fun. I had never been to Adventure Island before and it was interesting to try a new water park. The lazy river has multiple entrances and exits which is good since you can use it for transportation. There is a fork in the river that goes around the back of the park but it was closed and you had to take the shorter path. The river didn't have any features like waterfalls and fountains. One thing I liked about Dorney's waterpark was everything was single rider only except Cascade (single riders were allowed) and Aquablast. Adventure Island has been removing older single rider slides and replacing them with group slides so I couldn't try the 2 newest slides. I also liked that you were allowed to wear aqua socks on the inner tube and mat racer slides. Their operations were better than Dorney too. Instead of each slide platform chained off and only letting 1 group at a time on the platform, you walked up to the platform and sat down at an open spot and waited for a green light. You could literally walk up and slide without having to wait for permission to go. It didn't matter today as everything was a walk on. The mat racers were fun with a helix before the drops. The drop box slides also had a traditional body slide at the platform which I thought was a great idea considering how often at Dorney (and probably other parks) people would chicken out when stepping into the drop box. Caribbean Corkscrew had 2 slides that twist around each other and it almost felt like you were moving sideways at times. My favorite slides were Aruba Tuba and Calypso Coaster, the 2 inner tube slides. One was all open and sometimes spun you around backwards and the other one was partially enclosed. It was fun to be back at a water park again and I hope to go back next month. After Adventure Island, I went to Busch Gardens. The park was completely empty. Even Cheetah Hunt had a station with only a few people waiting. I asked to wait for the front and almost had a solo ride but 2 others re-rode. Until March next year, this is going to be my favorite ride in the park. Cobra's Curse had a problem with the lap bars not unlocking so I went to Montu. Montu is forceful and it really got to me, probably from being tired after climbing stairs for 13 slides and the hot weather. I went back to Cobra's Curse and was going to ride Sheikra but it was announced all rides were closed because of an upcoming storm. The park was closing in 30 minutes anyway so I walked over to Iron Gwazi and then left the park. 2021 signs are covered up, no 2022 signs yet.
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  6. Holiday in the Park runs from November 13 to January 2nd. The Drive Thru version returns this year sone nights when the park isn’t open for HITP! Both are included with memberships and season passes.
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  7. Here are all the frightful facts about Fright Fest - back in 2021!
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  8. Good news everyone! Jersey Devil's open again.
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  9. As season pass holder for the past 10+ years, it is frustrating to me how each year they give less and less benefits to season pass holders and basically don't care about anyone other than members. I understand from a marketing and economical standpoint, memberships are the way for them to make the most money, but idk, I just like paying once and having the pass all year. I simply don't want to have to pay monthly. I have no issue with paying more money for a season pass that has extra benefits like access to all parks, bring a friend free, etc. Kinda wish they would offer season passes in tiers like they do with memberships.
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  10. Who remembers having to fill out a card like this (usually with a miniature golf size pencil) to get a new season pass?
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  11. With Disney World finally selling annual passes again, I was looking forward to being able to visit the 4 parks as much as I wanted, plus Blizzard Beach (and hopefully Typhoon Lagoon soon) The wait at the Ticket and Transportation Center wasn't too bad for a Saturday. The whole process took about 40 minutes from getting in line to getting the actual passes. It was strange to go to Disney World and not leave from a hotel room. Even after leaving Tampa at 8:15, we didn't actually walk into the Magic Kingdom until just after 11:00. For a Saturday and the first weekend for new annual passholders I couldn't believe how empty it was. 2 hours after opening and Splash Mountain was a 5 minute wait and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was only 10 minutes. I used to prefer other mine trains with just 1 lift hill but with this being the only mine train around, I appreciate it more. Haunted Mansion is back to the old operations with the stretching room. Jungle Cruise had some new theming and others removed or updated. I did like the new scene with a partially sunken boat with monkeys taking over. Space Mountain is probably my favorite coaster in the park. It feels a lot faster than the 28mph it goes. Sitting in the last row there was some good air time. Buzz Lightyear's Spaceranger Spin is also another favorite ride for me. It's not as technologically impressive as Justice League but I like how the ride has no screens except the speed tunnel. We saw Happily Ever After and Main Street was crowded for the low overall crowds but not too bad. After the fireworks we went back to Fantasyland to ride Peter Pan's Flight and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. We also rode It's A Small World, People Mover, Under The Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid and saw Mickey's PhilharMagic. I'll post the EPCOT report later. 50th Anniversary Banners
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  12. Take a moment to play our latest game in Goodtime Alley! See how many of the twenty rides you can identify.
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  13. Click here to see the whole Spotlight! Samples below. Comments and discussions are welcome!
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  14. It would be such an easy installation too. Just take the triple body slide tower and replace the slides with drop capsule slides. No need to build a new tower and it would essentially improve an already existing attraction.
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  15. Just an update— we’re upgrading our site security and have had a couple of hiccups! Hang in there, good stuff is coming…
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  16. Even though our site did not have any issues, our service provider is migrating the site to a secure server. It should finish updating soon.
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  17. I just saw the announcement that Adventure Island is officially going to year round operations now with heated water for the colder months! https://attractionsmagazine.com/adventure-island-water-park-now-operating-year-round-new-hang-ten-tiki-bar-now-open/ Those $10 certificates are awesome, especially when combined with the 50% Platinum Pass discount. I got a bunch of the BGT Railway 50th shirts for a really great price between the discount and the certificate last month. My favorite thing with the Florida SeaWorld parks is the festivals-- the lanyards get yo a lot of food and drinks for really great prices (around $4 @ with the passholder discount). The Beer Fest, Food & Wine Fest, etc. are always filled with great food (better than EPCOT and larger portions).
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  18. ^ That was a real cobweb. It was on the staircase for Runaway Mine Train, the spider just wasn't home. Actually, I've seen intricate cobwebs from spiders at the park multiple times by now. As long as it's not that old inflatable "Spider Of Doom", it's fine by me.
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  19. These are great! I did eventually figure them all out, but there were a few that took me quite a while. I would imagine that it was probably meant to be one of the easier ones on here, but for whatever reason, #7 was my second-to-last identification. Sometimes it's the simple things that stump you!
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  20. Click here to see the whole Spotlight! Samples below. Comments and discussions are welcome!
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  21. Lil’ Devil has its train on the track!
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  22. WDW annual pass pricing is out and what a surprise, prices have skyrocketed with reduced features (like PhotoPass). As a DVC member, an annual pass was $719. Now the cost is $998, a 39% increase. They can keep it. The Platinum level pass which includes water parks and sports has gone from $999 to $1497. That is a 50% increase. I home this all backfires on them.
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  23. Each time I go pass this stand I think of when I worked at the park in 1985. Cherry Coke was first introduced that summer and this stand was the first one to offer it in the park as an option from their fountains. Several of us from the parachute crew stopped off here after our shift on our way back to the lockers to try it out. We all liked it especially compared to the New Coke (which replaced regular Coca-Cola) that was also introduced that year.
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  24. I have to agree with a lot of the consensus here - for whatever reason, I really prefer a one-time annual fee as opposed to monthly payments. I've indicated on numerous surveys that I'd get a membership with no hesitation if that option was available. Incidentally, I scrolled down on the page and found that annual memberships were indeed being offered... At more than double the cost of what you'd pay for the monthly!! What a shame. I find all the membership price points to be more than fair and would happily pay for them if there was an appropriately reflective bulk payment option. I also felt that a more premium season pass would be a nice compromise, but sadly, it seems the passes as a whole are going the way of the dodo. I wasn't prompted for any of the usual add-ons during checkout when buying my passes this time around (dining plans, shopping, etc).
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  25. I've been a season pass holder for several years now. Definitely considering the membership even though I dislike the idea of paying monthly....wish there was a yearly option. Season pass at $50 is a great deal but I like the perk of going to other theme parks and discounts. Just curious, anyone know what the discount is on the flash pass for members? and is there a difference in discount between the tiers? https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/store/memberships doesn't say explicitly.
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  26. I agree that the membership is still a great deal, but my problem is really that I don't want to be paying for it monthly, there are a few reasons behind that. I just like getting the pass and knowing that it's good and paid for for the next year. And with a membership you still pay on months the park is closed (I know it is only a few months but still). And honestly I think them pushing the memberships on us by stripping season pass holders of any priority just makes me want to get a membership less. Like I said, I would love it if they could have season pass tiers where you pay more to get more benefits similar to the memberships but just that it is good for one season and you pay at once.
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  27. Just when I think SF can't go any lower they find a way to do so. This is an attempt to force SP stragglers to switch to memberships. Between this and Disney, the era of season passes is ending. The disturbing part is that it meshes with big economic push away from private ownership towards renting everything instead which is part of the Great Reset.
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  28. SeaWorld San Antonio: Tidal Surge, the world's tallest and fastest S&S Screamin Swing https://seaworld.com/san-antonio/rides/tidal-surge/ SeaWorld Orlando: Ice Breaker (opens February 2022) https://seaworld.com/orlando/roller-coasters/ice-breaker/ Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Iron Gwazi (opens March 2022) https://buschgardens.com/tampa/roller-coasters/iron-gwazi/
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  29. Yeah, they had to make sure people weren't getting too good at the games and winning stuff to sell.
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  30. Yes, pass numbers were much shorter back then!
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  31. 2 things I found interesting looking at the application. That there is only space for 6 digits for the pass number and that it is in the terms about a limit of 3 bonus prizes from skill games.
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  32. Which waterpark? I don't see any in the area worth purchasing or leasing.
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  33. Click here to see the whole Spotlight! Samples below. Comments and discussions are welcome!
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  34. Disney Genie. Disney, stop stripping down the theme park experience and replacing it with up charges that suck the blood out of your guests and their wallets. New resort parking fees, elimination of Magical Express, paid fast pass, events with skyrocketing pricing and shorter hours, massive merchandise and food price increases, less entertainment, rides which take 5+ years to open if not cancelled in their entirety, and on and on and on…. They have ruined their product. Enough!
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  35. I hope an indoor show at the Showcase Theater returns this year for both Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.
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  36. I haven't pulled the trigger on renewal of our SPs yet either. Not sure im going to for all the reasons stated above. I dislike the monthly payment aspect, but i like being able to goto any SF park, etc etc. also my kids are older now (17& 14) so we dont go like when they were little& i dont care to go alone very often. I've met up with people from various organizations in the park before- alot of them are friggen weirdos to be honest. Most likely will not be renewing. Kind of an end of an era. I feel like GA is pushing memberships hard and im tired of being pushed into things i dont want these days. Sad!
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  37. This year I stopped renewing after 10+ years. Sadly, it's becoming less fun and more of a hastle to go.
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