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Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:22:53 PM »
Six Flags Great Adventure (but not Wild Safari  :'() opens for the 2013 season next weekend! The park will be open at 10:30 on Saturday March 23rd and will be open every day until April 1st for Spring Break!

Are you looking forward to the season? What changes are you hoping for next year? And will you be there opening day?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 01:31:17 PM by jglonek »

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 09:05:33 PM »
Open every day until April 1st. They cut out some of the days due to schools cutting back.


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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 09:16:55 PM »
I know everyone's just dying to see Vinny Guadagnino from Jersey Shore on opening day!

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 10:26:05 AM »
We'll be there on Sunday to avoid the concert crowds.  Anyone else?

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 12:47:44 AM »
I can't believe that the new season is already upon us. This was a quiet, but quick offseason.
Peep the concept, you've got progress, you've got congress
We protest in hopes they confess, just proceed on your conquest
I ain't got no gavel, I ain't finna fight nobody battle
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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 08:36:22 PM »
We are suppose to go Saturday but as with all things we are going to see what the weather brings ... Sunday is opening day in Bklyn of the cyclone so my hubby and son want to ride that Sunday . We are also heading out to the Bronx Zoo on Sunday ! Busy weekend and finally some COASTER TIME !!

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 12:03:11 AM »
I might be there next Wednesday or Thursday. Hitting SFA tomorrow.

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 06:48:06 AM »
I'm in for a short visit on Sunday.  Bundle up!
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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 07:55:05 AM »
Too cold for coasting. 

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 10:44:47 AM »
Not too cold to see friends...

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2013, 11:49:11 AM »
True.  But I'm laying low until I get this head cold under control. 

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013, 04:04:42 PM »
Feel better.  Hopefully its not that never ending cold that seems to be going around.

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 04:09:59 PM »
I had one for two months then I was good for three weeks. Now it's back with avengence. 

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 09:00:25 AM »
Curious to hear how they do this weekend getting things open. Hopefully it's nothing like the reports are from SFA lol.

Feel better Matt!

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 11:59:02 AM »
Thanks.

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 04:48:51 PM »
At the park from opening til 1PM Sunday.
Rides don't like the cold...so it really isn't a fair opening weekend.

-Bizzaro is one step back to Medusa.  Goodbye sound system hello 4 back row seats!
-Sky Screamer got a lighting package.
-El Toro no operatato
-Checked Ka = slow 1 train operation.  Surprised they even tried.
-Nitro often had no trims at all!  Station needs some paint.
-Congo Rapids looks to be getting lots of wood replaced at the station.
-Rolling thunder is supposedly very good this year.  Didn't find out..testing but didn't open while I was there.
-Houdini got some TLC.  Preshow makes a little more sense now.
-Special entrance for Premium Pass Holders this year.
-They really couldn't get the new Safari ready for opening day?  Sigh.

Cold and cranky...had enough.
As a wise man said.."Too cold for coasting."  or I'm getting old.

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 07:32:31 PM »
Thanks for the update Ken. That just makes me laugh about Bizzaro. Good waste of money Six Flags, just like most of the other things they do....

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2013, 11:40:44 AM »
ET finally opened around 1:30 yesterday.  Strange thing is they started letting people into the queue around 12:45, but just kept sending train after train of water dummies.  They then announced that they wouldn't open until the first part of the queue was full.  Never heard that ridiculous rule before!  People kept leaving the queue because they weren't opening it so it was frustrating to say the least.  When it did open, it was 1 train operation.

Rolling Thunder was finally open after we got off RT so we took a ride on that.  Also 1 train operation.

Batman the Ride was also 1 train and the second train was not even on the transfer track yet.  First time we've ever seen Batman's 2nd train MIA.

Can't comment on anything else since all we rode besides the above 3 coasters was Nitro.  Never seen so many 1 train operations whether it be due to the cold or the additional trains not even being on the tracks yet.

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2013, 03:06:35 PM »
ET finally opened around 1:30 yesterday.  Strange thing is they started letting people into the queue around 12:45, but just kept sending train after train of water dummies.  They then announced that they wouldn't open until the first part of the queue was full.  Never heard that ridiculous rule before!  People kept leaving the queue because they weren't opening it so it was frustrating to say the least.  When it did open, it was 1 train operation.

Rolling Thunder was finally open after we got off RT so we took a ride on that.  Also 1 train operation.

Batman the Ride was also 1 train and the second train was not even on the transfer track yet.  First time we've ever seen Batman's 2nd train MIA.

Can't comment on anything else since all we rode besides the above 3 coasters was Nitro.  Never seen so many 1 train operations whether it be due to the cold or the additional trains not even being on the tracks yet.
Thanks for the updates.  Although it doesn't excuse the fact that the 2nd and in some cases 3rd trains weren't anywhere around, the reason for the 1 train operations was the weather.  El Toro in particular needs full trains to go out when it's cold.  It still worries me though if they don't get things ready this week because the weather looks much better later in the week!

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Re: Great Adventure Opens Next Weekend!
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2013, 07:08:56 PM »
I did see Nitro's third train in pieces behind the shed while siting on the break run Saturday . Many issues Saturday between employees not knowing things ( season pass dining )  and one train operations ( on almost all rides )  it did not start out too well but it was not the worst thing ever . I say the park is not ready due to the weather and early spring break for so many schools !

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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2013, 11:17:58 PM »
I did see Nitro's third train in pieces behind the shed while siting on the break run Saturday . Many issues Saturday between employees not knowing things ( season pass dining )  and one train operations ( on almost all rides )  it did not start out too well but it was not the worst thing ever . I say the park is not ready due to the weather and early spring break for so many schools !

Nitros third train is almost always not ready until a few weeks into the season.