Closing weekend SFGAdv

Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:51 PM
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.
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:02 PM
FF draws a huge crowd to SFGADV.
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:03 PM
I have read two threads about SFGAdv this fall season that said they were ridiculously busy on a nice day, and closed on a rainy day.

I would stay away if I were you and go somewhere else if it were an option.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:10 PM
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.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:01 PM
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!
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:31 PM
Its going to be corowded no matter what during this time of the year. DO NOT GO ON HALLOWEEN! The park was so crowded last year fights started to break out in the park and they had to close early.
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:21 PM
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.
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:20 PM
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?
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:49 PM
90-10. with TTD down, KK is attracting a lot of people.
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:06 PM
Kingda Ka has been running perfect since the start of September. You should be able to get a ride, but remember, front seat ot bust!
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:10 PM

The Viper @ Darien Lake said:
90-10. with TTD down, KK is attracting a lot of people.

Because people are gonna drive 500 miles to New Jersey just to ride Kingda Ka, right? Oh yeah, that makes complete sense.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:12 PM
No, it's hasn't been running perfect since the start of September.

Monday, October 10, it was closed - all day - except for 2 test launches at 10am and 3pm, it didn't even move.

I was pissed, since it was my last chance to ride this year.

Tim, still disappointed he didn't get a credit so close in its first year

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Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:23 PM
one day hiccup, that's okay (not for you though, I feel your anger, I felt it too). Besides that, it's been fine.
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Friday, October 21, 2005 10:24 AM

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!

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Friday, October 21, 2005 12:13 PM
Wind is not a factor for KK.
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Friday, October 21, 2005 1:13 PM
yes it is andy ... KK was down last sunday (oct 16) for high winds. Per people who were at the park that day.
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Friday, October 21, 2005 1:39 PM
A lot of rides were closed for high winds on Sunday, not just @ GAdv...

I was at Dorney on Sunday, and Talon, Hydra, Waveswinger, and Ferris Wheel were closed due to high winds.

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Friday, October 21, 2005 10:46 PM
Gadv suffered extensive flooding last week from all of the rain. This affected ride operations last weekend as well.

Kingda Ka will shut down if the winds are too strong. Wind forces are a bit different at 456 feet.

I'd say go for it next Sunday, the day before Halloween or if you are lucky enough to have off work/school on Monday, go on Halloween.

Stay away from a Fright Fest Saturday. Its really really bad.

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Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:10 AM
I know....but sadly it's either next Saturday or 2006 season, and I'd like to just get some last minute rides in to hold me over for the off-season. It's gonna be a long one:-\
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Sunday, October 23, 2005 10:52 PM
^ 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.
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