I was just wondering since its the last time off the year to go to the park, are the crowds normally big? This includes any park for that matter, I was just interested in knowing what its normally like at SFGAdv because I might be going next weekend.
They are predicting rain this weekend which could impact the crowds at park both this and next weekend. If it does rain this weekend I would expect next weekend to be really busy if the weather is good.
If I was going I would plan for large crowds and bring extra cash and get a gold q-bot to ease the lines for you on the coasters and the hayride. Check this link for pricing at Great Adventure. Have a nice day at the park.
According to www.whentoride.com, SFGAdv's lines are longer in October than in August, which says something about the crowds. I was there last Sunday, from park open to park close and I was able to ride most of the big coasters twice with the help of a Gold Q-bot. (Some big coasters were closed: Kinda Ka, Rolling Thunder, and Batman: The Chiller.) All parks will be busy for Halloween events, especially after dark. Good luck!
The day that the SFGAdv was closed wasn't just rainy. There was severe flooding. I'm not sure exactly how much rain fell there, but near Baltimore we got about 5 inches. That's over 10% of our annual rain fall in one day.
Dragster said: Well the main reason Im going is to get a ride on Kingda Ka. How has it been running lately anyways? Is it a 50/50 chance?
If you're very lucky. It will not run if there's a hint of rain or any wind stronger than a light breeze. If you decide to risk it and don't want a Q-bot, plan to spend most of your day praying in the queue. Good luck and may the force be with you!
^ I hear ya. I hate this week, the parks are closing, winter is coming up. I hate winter, no amuesment parks, no baseball, no golf. I'd almost rather be dead. The only thing that gets me through are holiday cookies and parties. Then after New Years, I slide into depression. The year opens back up in early April with the Masters tournament, and that's when I know salvation is coming.