I really don't know what to think. It says the Batman and Robin are temporarily closed. Wouldn't you think that the park would just get rid of that on their website? Rather than lie and say it's closed?
coasterguy618 wrote:But do you remember when SF said they want to make Gadv the "crown jewel" of the chain.
Six Flags always ends up saying that about a park in the chain every few years when they invest a ton of money in it. Let me name some parks that have been considered "crown jewels."
2000: Six Flags Magic Mountain- addition of 4 new rides for 2001 and "The X-treme Park!" marketing.
2001-03: Six Flags Worlds of Adventure- addition of several new rides/Sea World/announcements of a "giant volcano walk through" and Cartoon Network area to be built later. (We all what happened to that park)
2006: Six Flags Marine World- transformation into Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to be the standard of "Shapiro's Six Flags."
2006: Six Flags Fiesta Texas- Shapiro said to be "extremely pleased with this park."
2006: Great Escape- see SFFT.
2005-07: Six Flags Great Adventure- 2 new coasters back to back, new children's areas.
So technically, Six Flags has 5 "crown jewel" parks (excluding SFWoA/GL). Most of this crown jewel stuff comes after a major announcement/addition and does not necessarily mean that a park in the chain is a "jewel/flagship" park. Sometimes, it seems like the head of SF is like a politician and whenever he claims a park is a "crown jewel," fanboys go and gloat about it, even though there have been other parks in the past that have been said to be flagship parks.
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.
weatherkid17 wrote:Not to be rude, but I wouldnt be expecting anything amazing to go in that park, at least for the next few years. A family roller coaster would be nice, but you just got Kingda Ka in 2005 and El Toro in 2006, so it doesnt seem logical to add a giant new coaster 2 years after that. There are other parks that are more deserving.
But do you remember when SF said they want to make Gadv the "crown jewel" of the chain.
Anyways, I was thinking, an X car coaster would fit perfectly in Chiller's place. One with the giant inverted lift.
If it is their crown jewel, it's a really really crappy one. I mean, it's crowded as heck, half the rides break down, have either terrible capacity or ops, or they're just over-hyped rides that are truly nothing special. SF really needs to realize what a dump that park is. It was dirtier than SFMM the time I went, and it has maybe two truly thrilling rides (El Toro and Kingda Ka).
Wow, you are TOTALLY exaggerating. Seriously, its NOT a DUMP!! I'm not saying this just cause its my home park, its just not. First of all, all there rides (except for chiller of course) have been running great this year. ET and KK crews were doing really good ESPECIALLY ET. The park cannot help that it's crowded. It's good for them, mostly because of the location. Seriously, stop whining about the park being crowded when that's what most parks are in the summer. Seriously, GADV is one of the nicest if not the nicest six flags park in the chain. It's theming is great. And I really do not know what your talking about it being dirty. It's really not dirty at all. And pretty much all major coasters there are thrilling, as are every other major coaster at SFMM of another SF park. You cant go on A B:TR and say its not thrilling. Cause it really is. Its just not fun to you anymore.
^Oh no! He said something bad about your home park...the world is coming to an end!
Maybe he went to the park and it was dirty, maybe the last time he visited was last year when they had a list of, "Rides closed for the rest of the season," as well as a, "rides closed for the day."
Just because someone says something bad about a park doesn't mean you have to get all offended and rant (It was quite funny to read, i must say). Its a forum where people discuss their opinions etc, but you got into a little hissy fit about it, calm down and act your age... ...oh wait...you were...sorry!
^yo man, it really depends on when he visited the park, also, rides break down all of the time, something the park can't control, sure they have the control to fix it, but you can't name 1 park that doesn't have this problem too.
GAdv is also my homepark, it definitely used to be dirty 2 years ago, I agree with that. But they have really stepped up and transformed this park into a very enjoyable place recently, adding beautiful scenery and theming and family areas to attract families more. With Wiggles World, Bugs Bunnyland, and Balen's Jungleland they have a fantastic aray of rides and activities for kids and families, along with one of the best coaster lineups anywhere for the teens and thrill freaks.
I know this is a forum for opinions, but people are allowed to defend too if his facts aren't correct, which they really aren't because SFGAdv is totally a different park from 2 years ago and beyond when it wasn't that nice. The operations are superb, KK hasn't had even close to as many problems this season as in the past, ET never stops pumping out trains and not a lot of rides are closed, which means they are getting better and doing there job. Plus, he wasn't being "hissy" about it, he's representing himself and his homepark, and honestly, there wasn't anything immature about his comment, it was orderly and with regular tone, if anything yours was worse. That's it from me.
I agree with the people that say SFGADV is a totally different park. I was there the last year of Viper and had just a miserable day. Terrible ops, stuff not open, etc. I went back this year hoping for one ride on El Toro. I ended up with 4, Robin, Superman, Nitro, all in less then 2 hours in the park. It was so much improved that it didn't even seem like the same place.
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