Drive-through "Winter Lights" to shine at Great Adventure

Posted Friday, August 23, 2002 6:28 AM | Contributed by NitroExplodes

Six Flags Great Adventure will operate "Winter Lights," a drive-through of more than 1 million decorative lights. The displays will be open starting November 15 and run through January 1.

Read more from the Asbury Park Press.

Friday, August 23, 2002 6:54 AM
sounds cool :) ill have to drive on through when im down there this winter.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:01 AM
This is a Great idea. The popularity of similar type displays in the immediate and surrounding areas points to a success. I've never been to a display like this but I'll make sure I go now, even if just to show support for my home park.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 7:48 AM
First with Summer Of Festivals, and now this, Six Flags great Adventure is really trying to appeal to families! Great job, ill be sure to stop by some day.
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Friday, August 23, 2002 8:14 AM

They're really going after the masses this year, aren't they? Gotta see if I can get out there during x-mas time...

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Friday, August 23, 2002 12:35 PM
They do this every year at the Columbus Zoo. It brings in a lot of people. But instead of driving through, you just walk through. It's pretty cool...someimtes.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 12:52 PM
BullGuy's avatar I only wish SFGAm would offer this kind of event. It'd help the offseason go by hella quicker.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 1:33 PM
They also do this at Portland International Speedway. We go every year and it pretty fun.

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I'd rather being riding coasters... or playing Halo:)

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Friday, August 23, 2002 2:11 PM

Do you think this will be free for season pass holders? I doubt it.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 2:48 PM
john peck's avatar PKI actually thought about bringing back Winterfest... but nothing ever happend.
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Friday, August 23, 2002 5:59 PM
The trick is to go down as the last day it's open. That will be the only time you can get really close to the construction for next year. It will also be when it's farthest along. Don't go November 15th, because you won't be able to see anything.

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Friday, August 23, 2002 9:44 PM
The article explains the costs for season pass holders.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:28 AM
I go to the City of Albany's light show every year and it is really cool. I think that it is a great idea por theme parks to do it. That way they have a source of income in the offseason. Maybe this will start a trend.

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 10:37 AM

Maybe in the future if it's a success they can find a way to weave it through the Safari route instead. I can't see going through the parking lots being that festive, although that is what they do over at PNC Arts Center. I would think it would be more fun if the could involve the Safari roads in some way though............

Typical of Six Flags though, they haven't doesn't this before and already they are charging more than their competitors. Big surprise there huh?!?!? (PNC Arts Center) They also have a radio station in sync with your drive at PNC that plays holiday music as you go through.

I personally think they have quite an uphill battle on their hands though as the park is relatively in the middle of nowhere and so much of their customer base has to drive a long way to get there (ie; NYC, Phila) I just don't see it being justified to hop in my car from anymore than a 1/2 hour away to see this. At least PNC is right on the Parkway and very easily accesible from all of North Jersey and NYC. If I were more than 1/2 hour away, I would just as well go around the local neighborhoods and look at those lights for free. Sometimes the neighborhood ideas are much more imaginative too!

I know this sounds like a SF bash, but it's not. It's just something I don't see being worth the drive and $$$. I wish them luck though. If they opened a few coasters, then maybe I would go.............lolol

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Saturday, August 24, 2002 3:10 PM
I agree BullGuy, but I bet if this is a success we will see it happen at more Six Flags parks including SFGAm.

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