Everyone I know in NJ says Great Adventure. That's kind of why people over here also think all Six Flags are all called Great Adventure. In California, do people say "We're going to Magic Mountain, want to come?", or Marine World. I think "Magic Mountain" kind of sounds funny. Maybe cause I rarely say it or when ever it comes up in a conversation, it's used to separate Six Flags Great Adventure from Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Well, I live well over 100 miles from the closest Six Flags. Since I figure not everyone I talk to around here will know what "Great America" is, I usually refer to it as "Six Flags". Unless I know they know what's up, then I use Great America.
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If were going to Great Escape everyone just calls it GE. But if we goto Six Flags New England we'll just say Six Flags, since its the second closest theme park to us. Darien Lake is aways out there, and SFGAdv is alittle over 3 hours south.
It does not sound weird to me. I think it sounds better than adding the Six Flags or the Paramount....etc, at the beginning because calling a park "Magic Mountain" or "King's Island" gives it more distinction and a unique sound as oppose to "Six Flags Magic Mountain" or "Paramount's King's Island."
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My close coaster friends in the area and I just call it MIA.
However...this topic lets me tell of one of my biggest pet peeves. Soooo many people say it wrong, its so minute, yet it makes me pretty upset sometimes...especially when employees do it. Its not Michigan Adventureland, Michigan Adventure, Michigan Adventures, or Michigan's Adventures..its Michigan's Adventure ;). ------------- Kara (car-uh) 423 Laps "Are you sure you don't work here?"
A lot of people here still call Six Flags Great America Marriotts. As in "We are gonna go to Marriotts tomorrow." Not many people call it Six Flags, I think the rest of the people who dont call it Marriots call it Great America
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