Green Lantern NJ Opening Date(s)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:41 PM
kpjb's avatar

Mike Gallagher said:


LostKause said:
Is anyone else here more excited about the opening of the movie opening than the opening of the coaster?

How many "openings" does one need?

A minimum of two.


Hi

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:18 PM
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Hehe.


-Daniel

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:31 PM

I was there on opening day and my SFNE parking pass was no good there and i had to pay the 17. I asked if i could buy a gradv parking pass and was told i would have to buy the park seasonpass with the parking! WTF
I usually go to gradv 5-10 times during the season but with the crap they are pulling im only going there 1 more time this year for the eltoro event. I dont understand why SF cant come up with a pass like CF has. Thats why SF will never be a top park chain with the idiots that run it.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:07 PM
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CF is a top chain? Because of its parking policy? Really???


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:02 PM
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Last year and the year before (only SF passes I have had) parking was an extra charge, but was good at all parks. This year they made the change, but then offered the parking free when you purchase 4 passes. We got our passes from from SFGAdv at the Running of the Bulls event last year, so I am good for this park.

I had asked about this at Q&A session, but the new manager seemed much more interested in dollars then in guest relations. There are only a handful of people that will go to multiple SF parks so the change IMO will have a minor consequence to the bottom line. Giving away free parking as a promotion on the other hand will greatly reduce income.

Of course comparing a CF platinum pass with a SF pass is still quite a stretch. Our CF passes cost $155 ea or $620 for the family compared to $49.95 for our SFGAdv passes or $200. Now I have already paid $15 for SFMM and will have probably another $20-$30 that I am going to shell out for a few other SF parks so I will have less then $250 for our family for the year. That is a MAJOR difference ($370).

With that being said, I know that we will not be making the number of trips this year to SF parks partially due to this change. At least the Texas parks are including parking for the ACE convention.

One other point about the CF parking, is that if you want a Cedar Point pass, you still have to pay for parking or upgrade to a platinum pass. I know this pisses off a lot of the CP regulars.

Last edited by DaveStroem, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:05 PM

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Friday, April 15, 2011 4:49 AM

Mike, when I got my SFGADV pass this past Sunday, there was a guy in line asking if you were getting parking. If you showed him your receipt, you got a free parking pass at anther SF park.Good for 1 time.


Thanks,
DMC

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Monday, May 23, 2011 10:12 PM

I went with my physics class to SFGA on Friday (Park was closed for schools) and got to ride it without a season pass. My lab partners and I (Total of six) talked to the two security guards for around 40 minutes, and they finally let us on.

Since it was closed to schools, and you need a season pass to get on, there were like 10 kids on it. As we were walking off, they asked us if we wanted to ride it again.

As for the ride, it was awesome. First stand-up coaster I've been on. Kind of disappointed with the scenery. There's like nothing set up except for the big lantern in the front, and the huge sign. No signs for the characters on the queue lines yet, and the tunnels aren't set up yet. There's a booth for the on ride photo, but there weren't any screens set up there. I didn't see a camera on the ride. Hope this answers everyone's questions.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:31 AM

I thought I remember seeing the camera at the bottom of the first hill. I got to ride it 3 times in a row on the 19th without moving my seat because we were the only people on it. Thought it was just ok like all the stand ups I've ridden. The que for it just might be longer than Superman which I never thought could happen. Thank god they didn't make us walk around each time.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:45 PM

There could have been. I could have easily missed it. I would think it would be set up because they had the photo booth for it, and the coaster opens to everyone tomorrow. It's most likely at the bottom of the first hill too, so sounds right.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:38 PM
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Does it use the old GASM queue?


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:39 PM

I was there Saturday and rode it twice, first in the very back, later in the third seat. Wasn't real impressed. I'd put it about middle of the pack of stand-ups I've been on, maybe top half. I enjoyed it as Chang..it was the only stand-up I ever really liked (not a fan of the genre.) But Chang Lantern boxed my ears and eyeglass frames much worse than its Kentucky "predecessor." The ride itself was pretty smooth, landcaping is geautiful if you're into gravel. A previous poster mentioned the lantern and signage. There's Bizarro/SUF comic-book storyline signage throughout, but Ididn't stop to read it. There is a replica of Hal Jordan's fighter plane on the grounds, too.

On the plus side, I did get five wonderful Nitro circuits, and three on Toro. Both were running spectacularly.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:41 PM

ApolloAndy said:
Does it use the old GASM queue?

To a large extent. There's now a stairway at the BACK of the station, which is preceded by a set of switchbacks I don't remember ORGASM having. (That's Old Red Great American Scream Machine for the uninitiated.)


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:03 AM
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I saw this post on a Green Lantern fan site. Non-coaster site. It's regarding the media day. Though there aren't many details, it is an invitation to contact the park rep if your interested in participating.

http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18405


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