Great Adventure, July (can't remember the date)

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Monday, August 6, 2007 6:39 PM
Although I've never had an exceptional time at SFGAdv, and I really don't like to visit any more than I have to, I can't help but chuckle at the comment about people with tattoos and piercings.

Is it the parks fault that people get tattoos and piercings? Not at all. Are people who have tattoos and piercings mean, or lawbreakers, or Satan worshipers? Probably not. I worked at CP for 3 seasons and both parks seem to me to have the same type of customers.

That statement just made me laugh. About half of my friends and some of my family have tattoos and piercings, myself included.

Moms and Dads have tattoos and piercings. You know, families.

About you TR, I think you were trying to sound like you were casually speaking to a group of friends, instead of writing a newspaper article like most people on CB do. I don't think that your writing style is necessarily a bad thing, but it was just so different from the norm that maybe it didn't go over so well here.

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Monday, August 6, 2007 7:53 PM

CedarPoint837 said:
Ok, since I'm new here I'm posting a couple of trip reports for everyone, here is my Great Adventure one.

Visited the park and let me just say that this park is a train wreck. I might never go to a Six Flags park ever again, because of our bad experience.

The Rides- Well let me start off by saying that 3 of the major coasters were broken, Great American Scream Machine, Kingda Ka, and the Chiller. And let me say the rides I rode were not even that great. Why do they have like all upside down rides? ..blah blah blah


This is the most asinine complaint I have ever heard in a trip report. Granted Great Adventure is FAR from perfect, but if you considered seeing tattooed clientele or people who are different from you a part of your bad experience, then you need to get from under that rock more often.


Fate is the path of least resistance.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:06 AM
After numerous trip reports of late (including mine that noone at this point responded to) You can't say (overall) that Great Adventure isn't better than last year.

I'm not saying there still aren't legitimate gripes, (Parking & Food Prices) but the shortened lines at guest relations have proven that over all - most of the general peeps are happier with their Great Adventure experiences.

If less people come, it means that it will take a while for the brand to rebuild thier tarnished reputation.

If you go though, expecting a rough time, you can't be accurate.

I have seen tatooed people in almost every park I visit from Splish Splash, to Rye, to Orlando. It's part of our culture. I don't know if it is proper edicate to ask about an unusual piece of 'body art" so I don't say anything, but I would rather have a tattoed person in my que any day instead of a smoker or a line cutter).

I also have a problem with children who have to hear swear words or who utter them at a park or any public place. IT shows a lack of class.

I look like white bread (Ok, more like a bagel). No tatoos, no body art...just a geek with a glasses strap. Usually nobody bothers me, though I can appreciate the "artistic expressions of others."

You may be new here, and after posting here for a few years, I still feel like a beginner. I am far from a sheriff, but I can offer you a couple of basic ideas here:

1) Dates are important. You may not be able to post for a few days later, but the trip date is important. (It allows others at your park the same day to compare and contrast).

2) If you don't like something, try to mention how those there felt about it. (I don't go to any of the kid areas when I'm not with my family, but if I pass by and see happy people I try to reflect that)

3) If a new poster (any new poster) is drawing some unfriendly fire from the regulars, don't look for an argument. You have options: Agree, politely disagree, change your position, hold your ground, but don't take it personally and do go looking to provoke the regulars. You have done well in this area.

Other than that, welcome aboard!


Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:23 PM
Come on guys, give him a break. Not all of us write our trip reports like we were doing it for a news paper. Some people are not as good as others at putting down words in the best format, so everyone is happy. Aren't newpapers written at a 6th grade level anyway?

Other than the comment about people with piercings and tatoos, I totally 'get' CedarPoint837's trip report. I usually find myself complaining more about rich suburban snobs from the 'north shore' of Chicago that get fast pass - when I'm at Great America of course. Well, that an their season pass teens, with the spitting humping gay jokes acting out etc. So, basically, I'm complaining about a lot of people!

Stop giving away free admissions and cheap season passes, and stop fast pass. That would help anyway.

As far as SFGAdventure goes, the place is, in my opinion, a horrible excuse for an amusement park.

About GASM's heyday being 'along time ago', well how rediculous is that? So close all the 'old rides'? I've been to that park when like half the rides were closed.

The setup of the park, the layout, has only gotten worse over the years. Putting 2 huge coasters on psuedo, dead-end midways, that was smart.

I also think if the Six Flags parks (and maybe CF parks too) had more fair priced food and drinks, you wouldn't see all that trash in the lots. Look at Holidayworld (I think I'm a fanboy, right? thats what you call it round here?)

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Sunday, August 12, 2007 10:08 PM

CedarPoint837 said:
Gee, never thought I would get such negative feedback. I guess it's time to pick apart both of your guys posts.



I guess you don't know that a lot of parks have off days and good days. I've noticed that. So maybe I went on an off day. I realize you are a fan of GA, but come on!

Let's correct two things. First of all, I've been to something like twenty-parks. I've seen good days and bad days at parks. I've had some of my worst experiences at Great Adventure--but most of those have been people-created, not park-created, and I am definitely not a fan of the park, but I was on my last visit.



There is no need for you to go off on Cedar Point, because I went off on GA.

You put Cedar Point in your screenname, expect to take a little heat.



I was being honest. It's pretty rediculous also that you think you know what I saw at the park when you weren't even there to witness what I saw. Yes, the people I'm talking about. But whatever, the people that defend them I guess are the people themselves.

You're right, I wasn't there to see what you saw, but the park is largely fed by two major cities. Most major cities, such as Philadelphia and NYC, tend to be more progressive. I have no tatoos or piercings, but I know plenty of people in my life who do or have had them.




About the upside down rides, I just think that they are OKAY kind of rides, I prefer non upside down, and yes Cedar Point has 4 rides that go upside down, BUT they have 13 other coasters that don't.

You should've specified that you prefer non-inverting coasters. To complain about something that you knew before you even entered into the park (you did research beforehand right?) seems dumb.



The magority of GA rides go upside down and the rides that don't are kind of kiddie, excluding Ka and Toro.

Please explain to me what the word "magority" means, because in my town, we spell it majority. So let's count the rides that don't invert and aren't considered kiddie coasters. Besides the two you already mentioned there's;

Rolling Thunder with two different tracks, Nitro, Runaway Mine Train (I think its length moves it above kiddie coaster class) and I'll even through Skull Mountain in there since a lot of adults ride it as well.



Next time, I think you should not compare YOUR trip to other peoples trips, because parks do have different kind of days as I said, good days and bad day. So there ya go.

People do it all the time on here. Someone has a bad or unenjoyable day at a park, and they say "Well I was just there a few months agao, or last year etc...and we thought it was great.



and would look fanominal...

Hey, a new word for the next time a fan boy writes a trip report. I can just see it now. I had a fanominal time at Holiday World. I haven't picked on anyone about major spelling errors in quite some time, but this one was funny. It's spelled phenomenal.



So guys, I'm not some Cedar Point fan trying to bash Six Flags. Honestly, I find that lame when people do that. I just don't like the way Six Flags runs their program. I'm just very honest with my feedback. Thank you.

Trust me, I don't sugarcoat things either. If you go back and read my multiple trip reports, you'll find plenty of negative comments. I've even made comments about "sensitive" parks like Holiday World and Hersheypark.

I find your final statement to be conflicting. Have you ever been to any other Six Flags, like a SFGAM, SFFT, SFOT (just three of the parks considered to be the really good ones)? I just don't want to see you cut yourself off from the whole chain because of one bad experience.

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Friday, August 24, 2007 4:25 PM
First off, let me apologize for bumping this thread. Secondly, let me also point out that your comment geared towards the "Pierced and tattooed" bunch, was one of the single most offensive things I have ever read in my entire life, and actually lead me to create the account.

I know that you folks out in Ohio may not get out into the real world much, but WOW. I happen to have two visible tattoos, two lip rings, and ear piercings. Great Adventure also happens to be my home park, and I actually hope a little bit that I was there that day. Not to be too much of a jerk, but if you are so high up there on your pedestal that people that simply choose a different lifestyle and look different from you have the ability to effect your day; I hope I had some part in it. *** Edited 8/24/2007 8:26:47 PM UTC by Sxydan***

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 1:25 AM

Let's correct two things. First of all, I've been to something like twenty-parks. I've seen good days and bad days at parks. I've had some of my worst experiences at Great Adventure--but most of those have been people-created, not park-created, and I am definitely not a fan of the park, but I was on my last visit.

So, then if you're not a fan, why do you have to get so offensive? Just be honest with me, I know you're a fan and it is pretty obvious.


You put Cedar Point in your screenname, expect to take a little heat.

Again, no need to go off on Cedar Point, because I went off on Great Adventure.


You should've specified that you prefer non-inverting coasters. To complain about something that you knew before you even entered into the park (you did research beforehand right?) seems dumb.

Let me remind you, that this was a spir of the moment trip and I did not plan this, so why should I do research?


Please explain to me what the word "magority" means, because in my town, we spell it majority. So let's count the rides that don't invert and aren't considered kiddie coasters. Besides the two you already mentioned there's;

Rolling Thunder with two different tracks, Nitro, Runaway Mine Train (I think its length moves it above kiddie coaster class) and I'll even through Skull Mountain in there since a lot of adults ride it as well.


Never hear of a typo? Ok, I do consider Rolling Thunder as a smaller coaster, Nitro I forgot to talk about, Runaway Mine Train I consider kiddie, and Skull Mountain seemed kiddie to me.


Hey, a new word for the next time a fan boy writes a trip report. I can just see it now. I had a fanominal time at Holiday World. I haven't picked on anyone about major spelling errors in quite some time, but this one was funny. It's spelled phenomenal.

Who cares how I spell things, honestly, what are you a teacher or something?


I find your final statement to be conflicting. Have you ever been to any other Six Flags, like a SFGAM, SFFT, SFOT (just three of the parks considered to be the really good ones)? I just don't want to see you cut yourself off from the whole chain because of one bad experience.

Been to none, but after my experience and all the bad experiences I hear from other people is enough for me.

Syxdan:

It's my opinion, I hate tattoos, I hate it when there are piercings on guys, and I just think it's not very classy. All the people I live around have none of any of those things and are very classy.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 2:28 AM
Why no mention of the GREAT El Toro in your report? Over sight? It certainly isn't an "upside down" ride.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:36 AM
I mentioned it. I guess you weren't reading carefully.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:18 PM
So since you think tattoos and piercings aren't classy, do you consider yourself a far superior person to the people that have them? Do you walk by them thinking you are better?

Even if you personally don't like it, I am still trying to figure out how seeing them would be a part of ruining your day at the park. I am sorry but you come off like a snob in your post. And if you are, I feel sorry for you.

I personally don't like the yuppie look. But I don't remember a time walking by a bunch of them and it ruined my day from wherever I was at.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 9:29 PM

So since you think tattoos and piercings aren't classy, do you consider yourself a far superior person to the people that have them? Do you walk by them thinking you are better?

If that's how you want to put it, then sure.

This is so funny! You guys are very insecure about yourselves I guess. Oh well, not my problem you guys choose the classless route. If you are applying for a job at a place and you are someone with tattoos and another person is applying and they have no tattoos, who do you think will get the job? And why do you people think that when you have a job at a store they tell you to cover your tattoos? Think about it people!!

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 9:50 PM
Because of people like you who loathe at seeing someone with a tattoo. Like it's going to ruin your experience shopping at a store.

Stay stuck in your old-fashioned minded ways while alot of this country is getting away from that and moving forward with more important things to worry about.

No insecurity here buddy, so try again. *** Edited 8/26/2007 1:55:10 AM UTC by Chitown***


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 9:58 PM
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My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 10:19 PM

CedarPoint837 said:

So since you think tattoos and piercings aren't classy, do you consider yourself a far superior person to the people that have them? Do you walk by them thinking you are better?

If that's how you want to put it, then sure.

This is so funny! You guys are very insecure about yourselves I guess. Oh well, not my problem you guys choose the classless route. If you are applying for a job at a place and you are someone with tattoos and another person is applying and they have no tattoos, who do you think will get the job? And why do you people think that when you have a job at a store they tell you to cover your tattoos? Think about it people!!


Wow, you must be the epitome of pathetic. Pull your head out of your ass, we don't live in the 1900's.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 10:54 PM
Whatever, the people who defend them are them. So whatever. Honestly get over yourselves, it's pathetic how worked up you guys get over me saying I hate tattoos. Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:15 PM

CedarPoint837 said:
I mentioned it. I guess you weren't reading carefully.

No I was reading cafefully, you DID NOT review El Toro.

And stop being such a jerk. I think your just angry that you were called out as a CP fanboy who wanted to hate SFGAd from the beginning.
I wouldn't be surprised if you never visited the park at all.

Still having trouble remembering the date that to went? How convenient. That way no one else can contradict your "story".

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:16 PM
LOL! You really crack me up. I wrote about El Toro in my third post. AGAIN, read more carefully, and I am new here just so you know, I went to GA in July and I came here in August and decided to write some trip reports, if I was a member in July I would of written the review right away and would of remembered the date. *** Edited 8/26/2007 3:17:45 AM UTC by CedarPoint837***
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:24 PM
Yeah I can tell that your new. Once again (this time slowly), you DID NOT review El Toro in your trip report. Third post? Who cares. You slammed the park for having too many upside down rides, yet you didn't even review the rides that don't go upside down, that's what I'm saying.

Your already making enemies around here which isn't good for a "new" person. If you don't like negative feedback to what you post, then don't post.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:29 PM
Yeah and I'm making enemies for no reason. Wow, I hate tattoos. Big whoop. Get over it.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:32 PM
I could care less what you think about tattoos. It's your attitude and maturity level. Your way to defend yourself is to insult those that could get your ass banned and in a hurry.

*You* really need to get over *yourself*.

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