Great Adventure or Morey's Pier?

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:47 PM
Sorry to pester you guys with another one of these topics, but I am having a real hard time choosing. The SFNE/Lake trip was canceled because my mom wanted to go to the beach. I wanted something with coasters involved, so we compromised on Wildwood. A month after we booked the hotel, my mom, out of nowhere, says "Would you like to go to Great Adventure instead? If not, we can still go to Wildwood."

Again, I am having a really hard time deciding. I have been DYING to ride a CCI for the longest time, and the go karts are a plus. I want to go to GAdv to ride Nitro and Medusa again, plus get the 6 credits I missed two years ago (now 7 with Superman). Both parks have things I really want to do, and I need some help deciding. Which park would you go to if you had to choose? Thanks a lot!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 1:42 PM
Great Adventure, one of the biggest 6 flags parks vs. Wildwood. I think Wildwood isn't even in the same league. Go to Great Adventure.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 1:51 PM
In my oh so humble opinion, Great White isn't exactly the greatest example of a CCI. It's a solid ride, but not really a great CCI.

If you're going to Wildwood just for the CCI, you may be let down.

However, I usually (9 times out of 10) choose the new park over one I've been to. But in this case you missed a bunch of SFGAdv coasters, so it might as well be new to you.

-Gonch
actually just suggested someone go to SFGAdv

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 1:53 PM
That's a hard choice. For me, it would clearly be Wildwood, simply because it's so much more fun (to me) than Gadv. Gadv has lots of credits, and Nitro and Chiller are VERY good, but there's nothing like a summer day (and night) on the beach. Wildwood's rides aren't in Gadv.'s league, but their wood is much better and you can't get frozen custard or Fascination at Gadv.

Basically: if you're a credit whore, love big steel coasters, and don't mind being treated like cattle, go to Gadv. If you like smaller parks, good times, and good wood, go to Wildwood.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 2:56 PM
If your into partying, then Wildwood is definitely the place to go. If you just want good coasters, Great Adventure would be your best bet.

Gonch - I agree with you that Great White isn't exactly the best example of a good CCI... But hopefully that'll change soon with the new manager :)

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:13 PM
If you want to be a good person, go to Wildwood. That way your mom can enjoy the beach that she originally wanted to go to.

Personally I'd go to Great Adventure, but I'm not much of a beach person. *** Edited 7/28/2004 7:15:33 PM UTC by Downhill Screamer***

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:15 PM
rOLLo- I really can't party, considering I am only 14 :)...
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:19 PM
But Gonch... by suggesting he go to Six Flags, you are denying him the chance to experience RC-48!
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:48 PM
Ha! You're right.

That should be mandatory enthusiast bootcamp. Kind of a hazing of sorts to join our excusive little group.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:55 PM

bassististist said:
Wildwood's rides aren't in Gadv.'s league, but their wood is much better...

Quick, for 500 dollars... which actually has worse wood?

*Crickets chirping* Anyone?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:02 PM
Gadv has the worst wood. Send the $500 to:

S&D Greetings
PO Box 67262
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Thanks!

mOOSH

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:09 PM

Rob Ascough said:
But Gonch... by suggesting he go to Six Flags, you are denying him the chance to experience RC-48!

Hmm, now that you throw RC-48 in the mix, it makes Morey's MUCH more appealing ;).

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 4:25 PM
Damn, mOOSH beat me to the $500. Great White was running awesome last summer and sits just outside my top 10 woodies. Decent air, great location, and very re-rideable.

Rolling Thunder sucks donkey dong.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:05 PM

TalonJosh1491 said:
rOLLo- I really can't party, considering I am only 14 ...

That didn't stop me :) I partied more when I was underage than I do now that I'm legal! LOL!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 6:33 PM
Unless all you really care about is riding coasters, I'd say Wildwood. For me, its a much better (and fun) expirience. The atmosphere at night on the boardwalk is awsome and can't be described in just words. I think there are also better flat rides, and an all day waterpark and pier pass only is around $45 or so. The lines usually arent that bad and they are efficiant. GA is a nice park, but Wildwood as a whole is just unique and wonderful.

_Eric

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 10:25 PM

bassististist said:
Rolling Thunder sucks donkey dong.

Is that better or worse than sucking camel dong?

GAdv. has Viper, which is really about as "hazing" as a coaster can get.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:19 PM
I just got back from Wildwood, and had a great time. I haven't been there since 2000, and it hadn't changed much. Come to think of it, it hasn't changed much since I first went there since I was a kid. I am glad that Morey's took over all the ride piers, and kept it going. Too bad Dracula's Castle isn't still there.

Great White is a decent woodie. Starts off strong with the drop out of the station, and stays pretty consistent throughout. I really enjoyed it best in the back seat. Being right on the Atlantic Ocean is just a plus.

I like Morey's collection of flats, nice log flume and those cheesy dark rides with Dantes Inferno being my favorite. The new haunted boat ride was pretty fun too.

Gr8 Adv is good for a day trip, and Wildwood is good for a few days. The boardwalk is still a lot of fun. Gotta play some Fascination and Skilo. I enjoy getting up in the morning and riding bikes on the boardwalk, relaxing by the pool midday with some adult beverages, and enjoying the boardwalk and ride piers at nights. Makes for a nice vacation.

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Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:15 AM
I'm planning a Wildwood trip for August (and maybe a side trip to Clementon if Tsunami ever opens). I haven't been there since 1993. So, there's been quite a few additions since I last visited. I'm almost wondering, however, if I should wait until next year when the Golden Nugget is relocated. I have really fond memories of that from when I was a kid. I always loved the part with the revolving tunnel. *** Edited 7/29/2004 2:48:17 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***
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Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:25 AM
"The Junkyards of New Jersey"

Best. Ride. Ever. ;)

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Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:14 AM
I almost forgot about Golden Nugget Mine. Maybe I should just go to Great Adventure this year and wait 'til 2005 to hit Wildwood...
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