Looks like Great Adventure is finally getting that hotel

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:30 AM

I guess they really do need it. At least, they will once the sports complex opens.

http://shorenewsnetwork.com/news/headline-news/hilton-hotel-constru...s-complex/

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:29 AM

Will it be solar powered?

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:24 AM

Looks a lot nicer than the Red Carpet Inn & Suites I'm gonna be staying in ...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:09 AM

I wonder if they'll also try to run busses from NYC, Philly, and Baltimore to get people there too. A lot of people who live in the city don't have cars, so it would be a great way to expand the potential customer base. As they could experience the park and get around by foot or shuttle.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:59 PM

Maybe this will restore bus service to Great Adventure on NJ Transit or maybe another company will operate the buses. NJT used to run bus service from Philly to the park but discontinued it a couple of years ago. This was a kick in the ass b/c it's true that a lot of people who live in the city don't have cars. Although I've had a car for a little over a year I would rather go by bus so that I could stay late (bad night vision for driving) and have a beer. NJT continues to provide bus service from NYC to GADV; the Philly crowd got totally screwed. NJT claimed that the route wasn't profitable, which is difficult to believe considering the large number of people on the bus.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:48 PM

From the article:

Hilton and Adventure Sports & Entertainment, announced today a new development deal for its upscale yet affordable global brand, Hilton Garden Inn.

Playing a little fast and loose with the term "upscale". Certainly a step above LaQuinta or Motel 6, but far from upscale.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:24 AM

I thought that there was going to be a hotel built near the park's parking lot as well. No mention of it. Did I miss something?

I never understood why this has taken so long. Two separate parks and no hotel makes no sense. All these years money has been left on the table.

I'm happy to hear this is happening, or is it?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:58 PM

Bobbie1951 said:

Maybe this will restore bus service to Great Adventure on NJ Transit or maybe another company will operate the buses. NJT used to run bus service from Philly to the park but discontinued it a couple of years ago. This was a kick in the ass b/c it's true that a lot of people who live in the city don't have cars. Although I've had a car for a little over a year I would rather go by bus so that I could stay late (bad night vision for driving) and have a beer. NJT continues to provide bus service from NYC to GADV; the Philly crowd got totally screwed. NJT claimed that the route wasn't profitable, which is difficult to believe considering the large number of people on the bus.

I feel like if I was running a park, I would have chartered busses ran by the park that ran from major cities to my park. You could charge a fee and hope to break even or not lose too much. It would do a good job of bringing in a younger professional crowd and get some people with disposable money into the park. You can't rely on the cities to spend their own money to help out your business. Entering into the hotel game will sweeten the pot too, so even people who have cars will have a reason to take the bus in and leave the car at home -- if you had adequate hop on/hop off transportation around the grounds of the facilities to get you from the hotel to the park, safari (if its still here) waterpark, etc. Maybe even add a shopping/nightlife area too. Seems to be a big draw for Disney.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:35 PM

Is it too late for Six Flags Great Adventure to become a trolley park?

Are we thinking they’re not busy enough as it is?

And personally, no matter where I live, I’m choosing New York nightlife over Jackson, NJ. If a resort atmosphere is being dreamed about here, I suppose a couple of restaurants and a bar or two will fit the bill. And more hotels, while they’re at it. The Garden Inn ain’t all that big.

Remember too, Disney isn’t seasonal.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:14 PM

ThatTallGuy said:

Looks a lot nicer than the Red Carpet Inn & Suites I'm gonna be staying in ...

That said, I had a rather pleasant stay at the Red Carpet Inn & Suites and would recommend it to anyone looking for a clean room, bed, and shower. Plus, it's only a short way from the Koffee Kup where for $10.25 you can get the Pemberton Special with enough food to keep you satisfied at Great Adventure until you hit up the gyro stand at 4:45.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:55 PM

I feel that a lot of the problems that have been occurring at SF parks, the huge brawls, the muggings, people FB live-ing themselves smoking blunts on Eagle, are because they *do* have bus service from the city.

Take the good with the bad, I suppose.

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