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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:33 am

I for one am surprised we're rehashing this discussion once again (for the 73rd time).

No they don't wand you, no they don't pat you down, they just yell about the policy while entering the queue and tell you to put everything in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo. (Hey that rhymes!) If they see you with a phone out in the queue or station they'll tell you to go put it in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo and get back in line. It's the policy for Toro, Ka, and Joker, and no, it is not new - they've been doing it since the weekend after opening back in April of this year. Any other rides at the park you can keep your loose articles in a zippered pocket.

As far as people not going to the park over this policy, I find it hilarious. I mean... it's a dollar. One. Dollar. I agree it should be free but avoiding ANY theme park over one dollar? That's hysterical.

Not to mention - it is a safety issue. Insurance carriers are a bitch and are likely the reason behind this. The park has had multiple lawsuits filed over injuries just at El Toro. People have lost teeth. Yes that has nothing to do with whether or not it should cost a dollar or be free but at a Six Flags is anyone really surprised they've used this as an opportunity to make some cash? They do it with absolutely everything at their parks - give away the gate, overcharge for everything inside. That's like their thing. If people want to bitch about something bitch about sue-happy America, and the dozens of idiots that took their phones out on the ride and ruined it for the rest of us.

While you're complaining about a dollar I'll be riding the best wooden coaster on earth while not worrying that my phone is going to be broken.

*This isn't necessarily directed to the posters above me, just to anyone yapping about this policy 6 months after the park implemented it. I feel like its suddenly a hot topic all over the web, all over again for some reason the last few days.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:04 am

It's honestly not that big of a deal. It's $1, that is all. I easily spend 50x that on fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo at Kings Island each season, if not more. While it would be nice to have bins in the station for free, that doesn't gain profit for the park. I'd much rather pay $1 for a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo than $900 for a new phone. :roll:
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Keetz » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:52 am

Diamondbacker27 wrote:It's honestly not that big of a deal. It's $1, that is all. I easily spend 50x that on fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo at Kings Island each season, if not more. While it would be nice to have bins in the station for free, that doesn't gain profit for the park. I'd much rather pay $1 for a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo than $900 for a new phone. :roll:


See now what you said right here makes too much sense. Spending $1 to protect a $500+ product while you ride one of the best wooden coasters in the world is too logical and clearly Six Flags is the devil.

Granted, I usually travel light at Theme parks. At GADV I even leave my phone in the car to avoid the El Toro situation so I can get as many rides as possible. I know where my priorities stand.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:40 am

Yeah, I made a big fuss about it at first but now I'm used to it and it really isn't a big deal. Granted I've never had to deal with the no phone during a long line, but I'd most LIKELY either skip it or be with my friends anyways so it shouldn't be TOO terrible if I didn't have my phone.

Plus now we get the $8 dollar fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo because it's all day and you can move it around the whole park and it's so nice to not have to worry on ANY ride that your phone or wallet (funny story in a second) is going to fall out.


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So I was on Nitro last year with it in my backpocket, and during the final bunny hops I felt it come out of my back pocket and I immediately filled with dread because everything is in there, got back to the station and luck was on my side because it flew up my shirt instead of off the ride and was sitting on the seat when I got up.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:19 pm

Sorry I started this. I honestly had no idea.

I was not meaning to bitch if it came off that way.

I do not mind the policy. I just a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo and then go to multiple rides. SFNE had a set up where you could use them all day and move from place to place throughout the park for once price. I like that too.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:41 pm

I wish they had it set up so you could scan your season pass and open a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:33 am

MisterBrow wrote:I wish they had it set up so you could scan your season pass and open a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo.


That would be awesome. With the success of Disney's magic bands, I would not be surprised if they were not working on their version. Same with Cedar Fair.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby tarmeleon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:01 pm

Question for those regular GAdv attendees: how crowded would you estimate the park will be this Saturday? Thinking about heading down there.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby Chasehat » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:34 pm

tarmeleon wrote:Question for those regular GAdv attendees: how crowded would you estimate the park will be this Saturday? Thinking about heading down there.

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