Being up in Albany this past weekend, the original plan was to hit up The Great Escape. However, we decided to change our plans and hit up SFNE instead, as James (Canobie Fan) agreed that it wouldn't be too unbearably crowded this early in the season. Nicole had never been to the park before, so I wanted to get her on Superman as well as some of the other good coasters like Cyclone and...um, I guess that's it. But yeah, she needed the credits and they had a lot. Plus I assumed the weather would be hot and they have a pretty cool looking waterpark, and I need me some Nicole in bikini action.
(Sadly, it was only in the lower 70s, so that didn't happen
Getting to the park at opening (actually earlier but guests can't understand that you only pay the guy at the parking toll, not ask him all your questions for the day), we ran right to Superman, and our plan to hit all the coasters before any sort of crowd appeared would have worked wonderfully...if the employees at the park moved even remotely as fast as turtles. However, the majority of them in the whole park were so slow with checking restraints and dispatching trains that I think some were actually moving backwards.
With one train operations on the woodies, extreme stapling on everything, smokers in the queues, linejumpers, inability to use Qbot properly, and a general ho-hum attitude from the employees, it definitely felt like the old Six Flags New England I loathed so much. I'm glad to see Great Adventure improving last year and this, but New England pretty much stayed where I've always known it to be, even back in its Riverside days. We'll see how Great Adventure is doing soon enough, onto the pics from this wonderful day.