Monday, June 11, 2001 7:42 AM
Going to SFGAdv next monday (18th). How should the lines be? I grew up with CP, so I'm used to 1hr+ lines. Will they be shorter than that? About that? Longer? Also, what's the best way to tackle this park? Are the lines for Nitro bigger at certain parts of the day? Also...what's the cheapest place to stay around that area?
Monday, June 11, 2001 12:28 PM
GAdv has been my hometown park for my entire life. I must say, as far as lines go, your can't beat them on a weekday (provided everything is running). Usually, when schools start letting out it can get bad but usually no wait is over 1 hour on a weekday. Personally, I like to start in the corner with Nitro first (Front seat, left chair!). This is the only ride I have seen this year with a legitimate line. Get there early so you don't have to wait. Then you can move from there to Batman, Chiller, Evolution, Pendulum, etc. until you reach the middle. Then start back in the other corner by Medusa and GASM (only do GASM in the very front if you don't want a bad headache the entire day). Nitro seems to be the worst about 1-2 hours after the park opens and ditto for lunch and dinner time. As for places to stay, I'm not really sure. I don't think you are going to find anything much cheaper than 100 bucks a night near the park. I would check out http://www.sixflagslodging.com
for rates and locations. PS - You may want to accompany any young children in your party (if there are any of course) to the facilities inside the park. Although I really don't care other than getting pissed off, some of the items that are graphically shown on the stall walls are for an older set of eyes. I'm sure that this is the same all over the country but just in case.... Have fun and hopefully some day I'll get to CP.
Monday, June 11, 2001 5:10 PM
I Live about 15-20 Min from SFGAdv. and I looked at that lodging list. Personally I would recomend the Freehold Gardens. Its a decent hotel,a resonablly coast, and the closest hotel to GA, I mean its right on the same road (537) GA is on. Their is things to do once you are done with the park. The hotel is right near a mall and downtown Freehold. Also this hotel is close enough to the Shore were you could hit the beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, and the Sea Side Boardwalk. Also, slightly cheaper is the ECONO Lodge in Farmingdale. This hotel is close to GA, only about a 15-20 min drive.
*** This post was edited by DMB17 on 6/11/2001. ***
Tuesday, June 12, 2001 7:36 AM
Thanks. I'll check out the Freehold Gardens. I can get a rate of $62 for the night at that EconoLodge, with my military discount. I'm going by myself, so I don't need to worry about children, but thanks for the info anyway. I hope the weather cooperates. If it's supposed to rain, I'll postpone till Tuesday, but I can't go after that. Hoping for sun in NJ!