Great Adventure's Golden Kingdom awaits final approval

Posted Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:27 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Jackson Township authorities are taking their time approving parts of the new Golden Kingdom area of Six Flags Great Adventure.

Read more from The Tri-Town News.

Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:33 AM
Bummer! But testing almost over!! WOOHOOOO
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:56 AM
ok now my prayers are gonna start again..... May 15 I am planning another GAdv trip but only IF Ka is open
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:05 PM
“My concern when the application was presented was that the tot lot was a little too close to the tiger exhibit,” he said.

YIKES!

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 1:05 PM
Oh come on... where's the problem? They're just tigers. They're not dingos.
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 1:06 PM
The article really doesn't provide enough detailed information to make a judgement on the issues. And this is appears to be one where the details are what it's all about.
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 1:07 PM
When does Kingda Ka open?
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 2:20 PM
that is still a mystery, young
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:32 PM
I have never heard of any escaping tiger attacking kiddie rides!
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 3:45 PM
Jeff's avatar It's a power play by a bunch of small town morons, that's all. If they had any legitimate concerns, those should've been expressed when they applied for building permits, not after it's done. They're going to get sued.
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 4:18 PM
You know, the more I think of it, the more I have to ask...

So its okay if an escaping tiger eats park patrons, just as long as they are not the kids in the kiddie section?

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 7:00 PM
What about kids that are visiting the tiger exhibit?

Are the tigers too close to the... tigers?

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 7:28 PM
Chewed up grown folks die too, ya know.
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Thursday, May 5, 2005 9:29 PM
I spent most of my career working in the hotel industry for a company where we'd open 100+ properties per year. Often times the most frustrating part was the C.O. process...every municipality was different, and some lived to make your life Hell. (Tampa, FL for instance...)

Usually issues are caught during the permit process, but I've seen times when that wasn't the case. In one hotel in Atlanta for instance, they insisted that sprinklers had to be added to the roof of the portico in the driveway at the front of the hotel. Unfortunately, even though they had approved the plans for the building permits, they wouldn't issue the CO without the sprinklers. (Which required completely replacing the roof...adding over $100K to the project, and delaying the opening for several weeks.) You can ***** & yell, and have your legal department write letters, but when you get right down to it there's not much you can really do...you gotta have that CO.

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Thursday, May 5, 2005 10:01 PM
"Alfred Rubano, director of construction at Great Adventure, told the board that the five children’s rides would be relocated along with the toddler play area, or tot lot, as Reina described it to Tri-Town News."

Wow what a pain for SFGAdv.

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Friday, May 6, 2005 5:56 AM
I've seen the area and I feel perfectly safe letting my children in the area. There is plenty of barriers between those tigers and people. This is just another prime example of the corrupt politicians in the state of NJ. Next we'll probably find out the the current FBI probe into the local goverment of Ocean/Monmouth Counties has moved into Jackson.
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Friday, May 6, 2005 8:51 AM
I have a feeling this is a result of the proposed parking tax that Gadv is resisting. Here is a article about the proposed parking fee - http://tritown.gmnews.com/news/2005/0427/Front_Page/013.html

It would seem to me that township morons are playing hardball so that they can get their way.

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Friday, May 6, 2005 10:15 AM
It sounds like they are dealing not only with politicians, but also with bureaucrats. Some permit officials can drive you absolutely crazy. It took me a year and a half and cost me $70,000 in engineering to get a permit for a water meter a few years ago. No corruption, no politics, just one bureaucrat in a key postion who took great delight in exercising his power.
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Friday, May 6, 2005 10:18 AM
The irony of this is that there was a lady living about 8 miles away who was raising tiger and other exotic creatures. And somehow, Jackson Township was unaware of that liitle old lady buying a ton of raw meat weekly.

And when they escaped, and they did, they did not eat anyone, or attack any cars or eat kiddie rides. Quite franky, if one got out and approached me on the midway, I would offer them bus fare, and a ride to Trenton.

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Monday, May 9, 2005 8:05 PM
It is supposed to open Memorial Day weekend.
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