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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 am

I thought there is Fright Fest today? The park used to be open until 8 on Columbus Day and they changed it to 10 a few years ago. When I would go the park that day, I would wait until around 5 to get there when crowds weren't bad getting in and with people going to the mazes. Ride lines were usually not bad later in the day. 10+ years ago the park also used to make Columbus Day bring a friend free day combined with some groups visiting the park and there were 2 hour lines.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:13 am

YoshiFan wrote:I thought there is Fright Fest today? The park used to be open until 8 on Columbus Day and they changed it to 10 a few years ago.


You know what, I actually may be wrong on that. I saw a few people saying that but I don't see it on their website. Forgive me, I don't pay a ton of attention to the goings-on at Fright Fest aside from what pops up in my news feed since I generally avoid the event entirely. :lol:

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:20 am

Yeah that's understandable avoiding Fright Fest, I used to only go to the park that time of year on Friday nights when crowds were reasonable. Now when some of the coasters are getting hour waits even on a Friday night in September, I won't visit again until next month.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:57 am

I don't think I can comprehend how insane FrightFest at Great Adventure gets after I've been to Kings Dominions Halloween Haunt and Scarowinds on Saturdays before. Holy crap there are way too many humans in these places for Halloween.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby HeyItsKrabs » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:14 pm

coasterbill wrote:It was a nice day for sure but Saturday was 70 degrees and perfectly nice also and pretty much every other park in the region had larger crowds on Saturday than Sunday (according to Queue Times at most parks and personal experience at Knoebels, though they did have an event going on).

PS: No Fright Fest today, weather is about the same as Saturday, most people have to work and...

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:22 pm

Not my photos, taken from the GA Conn group. Apparently its a little busy.

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Nice to see The Mountain holding its own. And no surprise no one feels like walking to Guam for the worlds tallest drop ride.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:31 pm

boldikus wrote:Nice to see The Mountain holding its own. And no surprise no one feels like walking to Guam for the worlds tallest drop ride.


Based on those wait times, if I was forced to be at the park today for three hours, I think I might spend all 3 hours riding and re-riding Zumanjaro.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:39 pm

Pictures like that are why I will never visit the park on a Saturday (or Sunday) this time of year. Even with Flash Pass, that looks like it would be miserable just walking around, plus the wait to get through security and traffic exiting the park.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am

That security/entry line looks insane. That gives me La Ronde flashbacks.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:42 am

And I thought my fright fest Saturday visit was bad :lol: :lol: :lol:
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