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  1. Once again I am truly impressed with how Six Flags (and Great Adventure in particular) has lead the theme park industry on how to be creative and how to operate a park safely during this crazy pandemic. When most other parks have thrown in the towel, Great Adventure has forged ahead and thought outside of the box on how they can keep us entertained this year. Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience is another example of this!
    7 points
  2. Hi everyone [: It's been a while since I've been on, but I wanted to share some great news. I got my first job since graduating college
    7 points
  3. Source: Six Flags Great Adventure
    6 points
  4. I think most people want Great Adventure specific merchandise rather than generic Six Flags branded merchandise.
    6 points
  5. Johnny Rockets, Congo Rapids, and Six Flags Universe have opened for the 2020 season!!!
    5 points
  6. This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to join some friends on a trip to Connecticut and Massachusetts for 3 new parks! Our plan was to stop by Lake Compounce for a few hours one day, spend the following day at SFNE and visit Quassy on the way back home to NJ. Lake Compounce was first on Friday, and it was a very clean looking park! It reminded me of BGW in some ways with the really nice landscaping and flowers. Our main priority was to ride Boulder Dash, but we started with Wildcat. This one was super rough and wound up being my least favorite new coaster on the trip. Talk about setting the bar low! I can appreciate the history, but I feel lucky that I somehow came off w/o any back pain. One ride on that, plus one each on Phobia and Ghost Hunt. We got a backrow and frontrow ride on Boulder Dash, and both were incredible! Great speed for a wooden coaster and the mountain-backdrop made it even better! 2 rides total on Boulder Dash before heading out, no Zoomerang and I was unable to ride the kiddie coaster. Saturday was the highlight day for me. Six Flags New England was one of the first I discovered outside of GAdv when I was little and would watch POVs on YT. Luckily, our group bought gold flashpasses which were upgraded to platinum for free as a perk w/ our memberships. The flashpass was a must for a Saturday visit and really helped us get to every open coaster (only Goliath was closed). One thing I really appreciated about this park over GAdv was that virtually every DC-themed ride was in the same area. And what an awesome ride collection it was with an excellent mix of flats and coasters! We ate at JB's BBQ for lunch and the pulled pork fries were awesome! One minor nitpick on the park was that we noticed a lot of employees allowing their coworkers to use the flashpass line, which obviously ate into some of our time and probably cost us a few extra rides on Superman and WiCy (an amazing 1-2 punch at the park and 2 new favorites for me). After spending a good chunk of change for the flashpass, it would've been nice to know only the people who paid for those passes were utilizing the lines. In my past experiences working at GAdv, I know employees could get into serious trouble for doing something like that. Final ride count: 1x ea. on Stampede Bumper Cars, Great Chase, Catwoman Whip, Gotham City Gauntlet, Supergirl Sky Flyer, Riddler Revenge, Batman the Dark Knight, Cyborg Hyper Drive, Joker, Thunderbolt, Pandemonium, Flashback & New England Sky Screamer. 4x ea. on Superman and Wicked Cyclone. Our last stop on our drive home was Quassy. I didn't do much research into this park, but again like so much else on the trip, I was pleasantly surprised! It was cool to see a similar ticket system like the ones at the nearby boardwalk parks, but we were only there to ride Wooden Warrior and Little Dipper. Little Dipper packed more of a punch than expected, but the real highlight was Wooden Warrior. This thing hauls and makes me more excited to get out to Sesame Place and try out Oscar's Wacky Taxi. 1 ride each on Quassy's 2 coasters. Here's a fun fact: our gas for the entire trip ($30) cost less than our 4 large drinks at Quassy (~$32)! Overall, I was lucky to gain 16 new credits on this trip to bring me up to 87. Not a ton in comparison to some of my other friends, but I'm slowly inching closer to 100! I highly recommend a similar trip to anyone looking to try out the coasters of the New England area, this was a fun one!
    4 points
  7. I had not been to the park since November 2019. On that visit, I would have never thought that not only my next visit would be over a year and a half later but it would also be my final visit to the park (at least for a long time). I found out in March that I was moving to Florida and have been there for a few weeks now. I was able to get to Hersheypark twice and Great Adventure once this spring before leaving. Normally a Friday in May would mean low crowds with just some school trips and walk ons mostly all day. It was more crowded than expected but still not too bad. It was a little strange entering the park that I wouldn't be returning and I wanted to try to get all my favorite rides in. I started at El Toro first. This is probably going to be my most missed ride. Nitro is my favorite ride in the park but there is Mako at Sea World and nothing like El Toro in Florida. I had heard it was running rougher than previous years but I found it mostly smooth. As usual, the air time was great. I missed Zumajaro on most of my visits in 2019 and was looking forward to riding the drop tower again. There is no drop tower that I have tried that is even close to as good as Zumanjaro. I got assigned the 3rd row at Kingda Ka and it wasn't too rough. Saw Mill Log Flume was fun with the multiple drops. Bizarro is still my favorite floorless coaster. It's so smooth and the added effects are fun. I took the Skyway over to the other side of the park and went to Skull Mountain. Unfortunately the skull figure had the lights turned off and all of the other theming was not lit. Nitro was excellent as usual. Smooth and great floater air time. After The Dark Knight I went to Justice League. This is another ride I am really going to miss especially because Busch Gardens and Sea World have no interactive dark rides and Sea World only has Journey To Atlantis (unless Antarctica reopens). I rode twice since there was no wait. SkyScreamer was next and the ride cycle is so much better compared to Six Flags Over Georgia's version. Harley Quinn Crazy Train had no wait and I finished the regular operating hours with the Parachutes. Power Hours is an amazing deal. $4.99 for hours of coasters with little to no lines is great. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to stay for the event at all but bought the ticket just in case. I rode El Toro 2 more times with no wait and Runaway Mine Train that had been closed for the rest of the time I had been in the park. I would have stayed for a few more hours but wasn't able to but was still glad to get the extra 3 rides in. Walking out of the park was a little sad especially since losing Great Adventure plus Hersheypark, Dorney Park and Knoebels is tough. Busch Gardens Tampa is a nice park but it's still a major downgrade for a home park compared to Great Adventure or Hersheypark. Besides there not being as many coasters, there are almost no flat rides. I just am glad from 2008 - 2015 I was able to visit Great Adventure so often, visiting the park 28 times in 2015 and also being able to still visit a few times a year from 2016 - 2019 and am also thankful for all the happy memories the park gave me. Ride Count: El Toro, 3 Zumanjaro, 1 Kingda Ka, 1 Log Flume, 1 Bizarro, 1 Skyway, 1 Skull Mountain, 1 Nitro, 1 The Dark Knight, 1 Justice League, 2 SkyScreamer, 1 Harley Quinn Crazy Train, 1 Parachutes, 1 Runaway Mine Train, 1 Final Ride Count: Nitro - 594 Batman - 122 Superman - 116 Medusa/Bizarro – 201 Kingda Ka - 139 Skull Mountain - 427 Rolling Thunder Right - 40 Rolling Thunder Left – 38 Runaway Mine Train – 287 The Dark Knight - 199 Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train/Harley Quinn Crazy Train - 142 Great American Scream Machine – 65 Green Lantern - 126 El Toro - 74 The Joker - 3
    4 points
  8. Hi everyone. I visited the park this past Friday, but I never posted my trip report because I've been busy every day since then (also, because I apparently wasn't the only one from this website who was at the park that day) Despite the CHILLY weather and reduced capacity, there was a sizeable number of guests at the park. After entering the park at 10:45-ish, my mother and I first went to Superman. It had a 45 minute wait since there was only one train operating, and also because it broke down for a bit. After some lunch at the Yum Yum Cafe, we went on the Big Wheel (which still has separate lines for parties of 2-4 and parties of 4+) and The Dark Knight (which still has no pre-show for obvious reason). I immediately noticed a number of independent food trucks all over the park and various minor changes, such as the new Guest Services location next to the old Chiller observatory. Jersey Devil's construction is coming along nicely. The station is about halfway finished and the queue will probably next on their to-do list. Also, the walkway between El Toro and Kingda Ka (which were both closed by the way) is open and is now home to a sea lion, two cheetahs, and a surprisingly non-nocturnal owl. We tried to get on Zumanjaro, which was testing at various points throughout the day, but the ride operators basically admitted "this is gonna take a long time to fix", so we just rode Bizarro instead (5-10 minute wait). The ugly weather was getting to be too much, so we just finished up with quick rides on Nitro and Cyborg (which is open after spending all of 2020 SBNO). We left around 4PM, which I think is the earliest we went home from the park in the 15 years we've been regularly going. The day wasn't too horrible, but I don't anticipate visiting again until after Jersey Devil opens. Also, I DID get my 2nd vaccine shot three days after this visit, so I definitely feel more confident about going to theme parks and other big events now, but I'll just until the new coaster is ready. Final ridecount: Nitro 1x Bizarro 1x Superman 1x Dark Knight 1x Big Wheel 1x Cyborg 1x Here are my photos: https://imgur.com/gallery/ZU0Dd2j Here are some of my favorites: Thanks for reading!
    4 points
  9. With the park’s opening weekend, we got to see many exciting views of the ride, and it looks absolutely fantastic! Here are a few of the photos I took this weekend of the ride
    4 points
  10. The long awaited 2021 Theme Park Map is here. Click below to see the new park lineup!
    4 points
  11. Based on information from the Ocean County Clerk's Office, back in December 2020, Six Flags sold land to Cardinale Jackson Crossing Associates for $7,775,823. This is the same company responsible for the Adventure Crossing development across from Wawa on Route 537. I thought that all the land had already been sold to them. However, you can see in the attached image, the area in blue is the additional land that was sold back in December. The land area is 91.41 acres in total. SF_DeedSale.pdf
    4 points
  12. Some bad news and some good news to share... The bad news, Six Flags Over Georgia has officially removed their skyride, meaning Great Adventure has the last remaining skyride of all the Six Flags parks. The good news is any salvageable parts are coming to GA to help keep our Skyride running. The BEST news, I just got confirmation from one of the techs who worked on it that Great Adventure's Skyride just got finished being re-cabled yesterday! That means it should be fairly safe from removal for another few years!!! Here's the picture he posted on Facebook:
    4 points
  13. Hey everyone! This last semester I took an Electronic Media Production class at my University, and our final assignment was to make a video project about any topic we chose. Of course it seemed like Great Adventure would be a perfect topic for me and something that would be really easy and fun to talk about. We were limited to about 2 minutes, but after this assignment I feel like I could make a whole series! Covid has impacted so much, and it was certainly interesting to do so many of my college classes online. I decided a nice tie-in to make the assignment topical was to discuss how GAdv was handling safety protocols. I decided to call the short "Do the Six at Great Adventure". The goal of the production was to tell a story and use different shot-placement and interview techniques. I hope you all enjoy it, and I'll update everyone when I have a grade back for it! 1870614436_DoTheSixatGreatAdventure(COMM324FinalProd.).mp4
    4 points
  14. I would LOVE to see a Timber-town retheme where Safari kids currently is, I think it would fit in nicely in the area! (The Jersey Devil is also located within the pine barrens so I think they’d work well near each other!)
    4 points
  15. This would definitely elevate that section of the park. It’s the only lakefront area in the park and I’d love to see it be more special and appreciated.
    4 points
  16. I attended the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru last night, and I really enjoyed my visit! Here are some of the photos I took throughout the drive!
    4 points
  17. Imagine dressing the area up with something like the landscaping below. The original name of that section of the park, Woodland Gardens, could even make a return!
    4 points
  18. Hello everyone! Yesterday was a fun day at the park with fantastic weather (around mid-60s) and relatively short wait times. My mother and I entered the park around 1:30 and first went on Justice League, which had literally just opened up (we were 2nd train of the day). Next was Wonder Woman (20 minute wait including a fast recovery from technical difficulties) then the Dark Knight -with no pre-show and partially in the light due to the necessary ventilation, which was interesting. I was able to get a good look at the Jersey Devil from the footbridge connecting Safari Kids and LT Seaport. There appears to be a bunch of new track pieces placed on the ground pretty much ready to be added any day now. After 2 simultaneous rides on Joker, we waltzed over to the Boardwalk and rode the Parachutes, which had just opened up a 2nd side for the day as we got on line. After dinner at Johnny Rockets, the sun was down and all of the lights were on full blast. My mother was too tired to ride anything else so she bought a souvenir ornament and called it a day. I decided to go on Swashbuckler then SkyScreamer (each with a 20-25 minute wait) then two rides on Nitro, which had 2 trains running. The 1st time, it had just re-opened from technical troubles, so the wait was only 15 minutes; the 2nd time I just used a skip-the-line pass so it was a walk-on (thank goodness for that membership upgrade due to covid). Unlike my previous visit during Hallowfest, I noticed that all of the ride operators and employees made much more of an emphasis on enforcing social distancing on the lines, which was a good step forward. However, I saw LESS emphasis on mask enforcement. I saw at least a dozen people on ride lines throughout the day with masks under their chins (even one person with no mask at all- until I reminded him). I guess you can't have it all. Regardless, the park experience in general was very nice and they've continued to adapt pretty well to the ongoing pandemic restrictions. 5 out of 6 Flags. Final Ridecount: Nitro 2x Joker 2x Dark Knight 1x SkyScreamer 1x Swashbuckler 1x Wonder Woman 1x Justice League 1x Parachutes 1x Here are my pictures: http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/Forums/index.php?/gallery/album/1598-november-21-2020/ Here of some of my highlights from yesterday:
    4 points
  19. Here is the 2020 Holiday in the Park Map & Guide! View the pamphlet layout page HERE.
    4 points
  20. Got some footage of the area on Sunday -
    4 points
  21. I made it to the park and I did get pictures of Excalibur. I went back after reading your message to try for better shots but it was closed. I didn't go to the Arch but I can see it from my hotel. It is right a crossed the river from where I ma staying. I did get gipped on the view. My room daces the opposite direction from the arch. my room faces the blank wall of the casino I am working at. Had I been a crossed the hall i would have been able to look out my window and see it. I fly home today and right back out on a flight to Peoria on Monday. No Six Flags there. I will try to sort through the pictures I took and do some kind of a trip report soon.
    3 points
  22. There will not be one common announcement day for Six Flags this year. Some parks may not have announcements.
    3 points
  23. There's been so many good reviews and write-ups about Jersey Devil here so I just wanted to add one more to the mix. Here's an article I put together from media day. Looking forward to your feedback! Link to article: The Devil is in the Details | Jersey Devil Coaster That is!
    3 points
  24. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
    3 points
  25. The Jersey Devil Statue has arrived on site of the Jersey Devil Coaster! (Not my photo)
    3 points
  26. I don't think so. I am sure they will be sharing some details very soon.
    3 points
  27. Still not as bad as Disney announcing Tron for the Magic Kingdom back in 2017 and Universal opening both Hagrid‘s AND Velocicoaster first.
    3 points
  28. Happy Thursday! Here is a photo of JDC I captured from the Skyway!
    3 points
  29. Toro was HAULING tonight for Power Hours, I got 4 rides on it and got to do a bunch of the other coasters in a short amount of time. The 5 bucks was definitely worth it tbh, staying at the park till late was a plus too
    3 points
  30. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
    3 points
  31. As some of you may have seen, the park provided a photo of the ride operator panel interface for JDC today. Below you can see what I believe will be close to the correct format for the main operator panel, complete with switch keys, stop and start buttons, a screen, and more! I think it is also interesting to note the design as the background of the panel that seems to resemble an eerie, misty forest. A FEW THINGS TO NOTE: THIS PANEL LAYOUT IS NOT CONFIRMED. The panel in the photo was wrapped in plastic, so it was a bit difficult to decipher the different parts of the panel. Some of these parts I am confident are correct while others I am not so sure about; I am confident they are on the panel but the placement in this schematic may not be accurate. PRIVATE INFORMATION WAS NOT SOURCED. This schematic was created based on common knowledge and several reference photos that I have linked below. Not all reference photos are linked, but the main ones I used are. These reference photos are public and can be found on public search engines. Some of the sources down there are with a deeper read too! **NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHEMATIC. RECREATION BY XENITH.WAV C. 2021** Some of my references: https://themeparkreview.com/forum/uploads/monthly_2012_03/31201_1356264219178_1008630114_30858483_496674_n.jpg.248d084bd39b455557bf99104e19c9c1.jpg https://i.redd.it/fzzgmmctahz01.jpg https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FIrvineOndreyEngineering%2Fphotos%2Fa.475305665826794.115576.474347982589229%2F1749836401707041%2F%3Ftype%3D3%26theater&psig=AOvVaw1USnXQ32TCaEjys7U2_25N&ust=1616901202082000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCMj978HAz-8CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD [Jersey Devil Coaster] Construction Update 3/26/21. New this week! Adding more subgrade, installation of the electrical panel, and the operator panel has made it to the station area. Can you guess what the last picture is? (Six Flags Great Adventure Twitter) : rollercoasters (reddit.com) (This is also great to read a bit more in depth about the ride's possible computer system)
    3 points
  32. According to the schedule, they will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
    3 points
  33. Here I am live with pictures!
    3 points
  34. Got some great gifts this year! Merry Christmas!
    3 points
  35. A big part of the problem is that some of the walkways are going on 47 years old. Just like sidewalks in a town, sometimes they need to be replaced especially given the foot traffic that some of the pathways endure. I just hope that when it does happen, they use concrete and not asphalt. Concrete is so much nicer and stamped concrete to match a theme is even better.
    3 points
  36. People roast marshmallows and make s'mores all the time in the summer. At Disney all the hotels have gas fire pits and sell s'mores kits to use in them all year long (at least in pre-covid times).
    3 points
  37. Looney Tunes Seaport/Wiggles World/Safari Kids REALLY needs an update! The few attractions left are a mish mash of leftover theme elements and really need updating, along with re-installing the kids coaster.
    3 points
  38. The new Security screenings really improve the efficiency of getting in the park. Let's hope they stick around!
    3 points
  39. Bring back the cannons and add a smoke effect while we are at it!
    3 points
  40. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
    3 points
  41. I contacted Six Flags and they actually were able to transfer my 2020 pass order to the 2021 season. So if anyone has a season pass that they haven't been able to use this year and don't plan on using, I recommend contacting them.
    3 points
  42. I think it’s probable that they will push off restarting construction until after the first of the year when a new fiscal calendar year begins. Hopefully we won’t have to wait until Memorial Day weekend for the coaster to open in 2021. Even more so, hopefully the park will be open before Memorial Day 2021. Anything is possible these days.
    3 points
  43. I wasn't sure if I was going to get any new coaster credits this year and really wanted to try Candymonium. Before daily operations ended, I decided to go to Hersheypark and if I didn't like what I saw, leave after a few rides. The new entrance looks great and should help with the crowds the park gets at opening. I got there at 3:00 and there was no wait to get in but in past years, it could take 15 minutes to enter the park even with low crowds. There are now metal detectors where you can leave your phone and keys in your pocket. I went to Candymonium first. The app had a 45 minute wait posted and the sign at the entrance was 30 minutes. Both were wrong and it was only a 2 train wait. 2 out of 3 trains were running with all rows in use but they did not put separate groups in the same row. Rows were being assigned but requests were taken for the front and last rows. I have been looking forward to this coaster ever since it was announced. B&M Hypers are one of my favorite coaster designs and I had high expectations for this ride. There is a screen in the back of the station that shows the ride operators which seats are locked similar to Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion. Unlike Nitro, this coaster has seatbelts but they didn't seem to impact the air time too much. The layout was good with a hammerhead like Nitro and some highly banked turns. Unfortunately, there were 2 trims, one after the hammerhead and one before the helix that goes around the Hershey Kisses fountain. It didn't ruin the ride but you could definitely feel the slow down, more in the front of the train. It is my new favorite coaster in the park and is a top 10 steel coaster for me but before riding it, I expected it to be in my top 5 like Nitro (#2) and Diamondback (#3) but I prefer both of those coasters to Candymonium. I got 4 rides and like Nitro, I thought the last row was the best. Comet was next. The middle row of each car was closed off. I prefer Knoebel's method of keeping every row open and then allowing groups to ride in the rows without any spacing but then keep an empty row between groups. This is still my favorite wooden coaster at the park. The Triple Towers were closed so I went to Trailblazer. It was the same as Comet with the middle row of each car closed. Frontier Flyers had a 1 cycle wait, which was surprising even with the low crowds. Fahrenheit was the only ride where there was poor distancing in line and every row was being loaded. I thought the rows were too close together for every row to be in use. The ride operator in the station was not allowing requests for a specific row but I asked for the front because of the seating arrangements and he did allow me to wait for the front. Unlike past years, the rattling in the cobra roll wasn't too bad. Wild Mouse was a literal walk on. I was able to ride the whip this year without a problem. The last time I was at the park and the ride was open, I was told no single riders were allowed. I e-mailed the park and the e-mail stated the ride operators were wrong and they would be notified that single riders can ride the whip. Lightning Racer had both sides running with 2 trains on each side. Every other row was closed off. I was glad to see both sides running since it loses some of the fun when the trains aren't racing. After another ride on Wild Mouse, I went to Great Bear. It was good to ride a B&M invert again and was smooth as usual. I went back to Comet for another ride and was going to finish the trip at Candymonium but everyone else heading towards the exit had the same idea and it was a posted 45 minute wait with a lot of the switchbacks in the queue in use. I did not like the new exit setup. Instead of going through an exit gate, you have to exit through a large store. This caused everyone to have to go through a few sets of doors where you couldn't distance. The store was very crowded and the line to check out at the registers went right past the exit doors. I feel given the current situation, they should allow you to bypass the store and exit through the other gates. Mask usage was better than Knoebels but still more people were not wearing their masks properly or at all than I would have liked to have seen. People kept their masks on the rides more than at Knoebels but some still lowered or removed them on the rides. Overall, it was a fun visit to the park and I am glad I got to ride Candymonium. Ride Count: Candymonium, 4x Comet, 2x Great Bear, 1x Trailblazer, 1x Frontier Flyers, 1x Fahrenheit, 1x Wild Mouse, 2x Whip, 1x Lightning Racer Lightning, 1x Lightning Racer Thunder, 1x New entrance gate The carousel's new location right at the park entrance.
    3 points
  44. Normally around this time of year, we would all be speculating about what Six Flags will be adding for the 2021 season. However, that is obviously not the case this year, but instead I wanted to speculate about something else related to the technical 2021 new attraction at the park, JERSEY DEVIL COASTER. @EasternThrills and I have been speculating for a while that construction on the new coaster would start up again around Labor Day, which would be the following weekend after this upcoming one. However, there remains minimal construction equipment on site aside from some boom-lifts and miscellaneous vehicles. One of those Bay Crane's was on site a few weeks ago, but I believe that has since been removed from the site. The giant TREX crane being used to hoist all of the steel track and support pieces into the air is not on site either. From what I have seen going in person to the construction site, shipments are still actively coming into the park. Just recently, steel structure for the station and storage shed has arrived and is staged on site at the foot of the crows nest. Likewise, a new set of steel trusses have arrived for the storage shed. The steel for both the station and storage shed is a metallic grey color, which should compliment the coaster's color scheme very nicely. Next to Nitro's drop is also more track pieces, which were the base of the lift, lift hill, and lift hill crest from what I could make out. I also noticed the slider tracks for the transfer in that area, as well as some more catwalks (most likely for the lift). I also noticed some rusty brown looking catwalks, which could be for the storage shed. I can even remember seeing a lift motor, if I am not mistaken, as well as the lift chain. In this case, it appears the park is in possession of more than 75% of the tangible aspects of the project, as they have virtually all track pieces and support columns, as well as most of the transfer-track pieces, catwalks, and other structural components (station and storage shed pieces) for the project. Below I've attached some pictures of the new steel shipments: Look at all of that grass starting to come in! Some of these bolts on the storage shed foundation are interesting; same with the three pier caps inside the shed with no columns on them. Probably for some sort of structure. That rust on some of the columns doesn't look too good either. Notice how low this station is; this will easily be one of the lower coaster stations in the park (excluding the indoor coasters), only higher than Harley Quinn and Joker. This station doesn't look to be more than 10 feet off the ground, comparable to the height of Kingda Ka's station I'd say. Some steel ties on the first set of storage columns, possibly for some steel-wire netting under the track. This site is so eerie, as it looks like everyone booked it out and left everything behind back when Murphy ordered the construction halt in April. Still rolls of duct tape and boxes of nails scattered everywhere as if the workers were expecting to come back within the next few weeks, but they never did. While walking through Adventure Seaport, I had also noticed some interesting things in the Safari Kids section adjacent to Nitro's front entrance. The fountain in this area has been repainted, and its new color scheme looks much better. I also noticed what appeared to be a ride supervisor, construction manager, and another Great Adventure staff member standing at the fence of the former Safari Tours. Of course, I immediately came to the conclusion that they were talking about plans for the vacant plot, but they could just be enjoying a casual conversation. Just something to keep an eye on, especially since a new/renovated kids area is being rumored as the park's next addition. Taking all of this into consideration, the project is still very much active but the site of work itself is not. It is hard to pinpoint an exact date for construction to start up again, but I'd anticipate crews to start construction anywhere from Labor Day to the beginning of Hallowfest. I am still uncertain as to the status of the workers, however, whether some where furloughed or just refused to work at all due to the worsening pandemic. Nonetheless, I really hope that construction can start again soon so that JDC will hopefully be ready to go around opening day of the park or spring break.
    3 points
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