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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:16 am

^^-- that or go in November like I do.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby vekoma_fan » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:20 am

I am all for flash pass, during summer season, going first time my self a july weekend..
But the question I have is;
Gold or platinum?

Just going 1 day, a july weekend.. is the platinum worth it? Or will gold be more then enough?

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Postby RaceBoarder » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:42 am

vekoma_fan wrote:I am all for flash pass, during summer season, going first time my self a july weekend..
But the question I have is;
Gold or platinum?

Just going 1 day, a july weekend.. is the platinum worth it? Or will gold be more then enough?

With how Six Flags runs their system, Platinum may NOT be worth it in SOME cases, but your milage may vary...

Considerations:

- SF's setup usually allows you 10-30 minutes between the time where you reach the FP merge point and they clear your current ride, and when you walkup to your next ride. With Platinum, your wait is usually under 5 minutes, so it's constantly buzzing saying your next ride is ready while you're on the current ride. IMO, it's kind of annoying. Since you have a built in "wait" until you get to your next ride, why pay to eliminate that? Many times, Gold's wait time lines up with this. With a $25-40 difference between Gold and Platinum, I've considered it a waste at times in the past.

- Platinum will grant you access to new and/or massively slow rides. This is based on what's offered (not sure for SFGAdv off hand). Again, base the extra $$$ on your perceptions of these attractions.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:01 am

The only time I've found Platinum needed was if the brand new ride was only on that level. The wait time between rides is usually 5-15 minutes on gold, so if you reserve your next ride after the merge point, it'll be ready by the time you get off the ride.
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Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:04 am

boldikus wrote:
Rayj wrote:I’m going to great adventure in late July during a weekend. Any tips?

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby VegasBaby » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:58 am

vekoma_fan wrote:I am all for flash pass, during summer season, going first time my self a july weekend..
But the question I have is;
Gold or platinum?

Just going 1 day, a july weekend.. is the platinum worth it? Or will gold be more then enough?



You should be fine just getting the gold. We went to SFGAdv last summer on a Friday in July and got the gold flash pass. We would reserve our next ride as soon as we got checked into out current ride. By the time our current ride was over, the window for our next ride was open (or it was open by the time we walked to the next ride). I don't remember much waiting around for our reservation windows to open.

On our visit, the Flash Pass office wasn't open during the early entry. So we rode Joker 2-3 times without a wait since it was right next to the Flash Pass office and then picked up our flash pass.
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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:33 pm

Spontaneously decided to embrace the heat & drive down to the park today at 1:30pm. Got there at 2:45pm and was in the park by 2:55. The park was dead. El Toro was the longest wait of the day, almost an hour even though the line was barely full (just the last set of switchbacks) because no one wants to fill the back of the station & heavier people ignore the test seats (each train had 2-3 minute dispatches due to heavier people in 1 or 2 cars, about 7-8 walk of shames in that time period)

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Postby prozach626 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:26 am

Great pictures.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby jynx242 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:13 am

The Superman flyers might not be all that exciting, but you have to admit they sure are pretty.

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Re: Six Flags Great Adventure (SFGAdv) Discussion Thread

Postby epicjoe98 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:24 am

Especially pretty after that new paint job; kudos to Great Adventure for realizing it needed it because it looks so much better when you walk into the park.
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