SFA or SFGAdv trip?

Tuesday, January 28, 2003 1:50 PM

My youth groups planning our yearly trip to a park, and we've narrowed it down to these two SF parks. We'd be spending a day there from opening till closed, and I was curious what each one has to offer, since I've never been to either (and I live just about 2 1/2 hours away!) and know little about them besides the coasters located there.

Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:21 PM

SFA Pros: Superman, Batwing, Joker's Jinx, two awesome wooden coasters, shorter waits, clean

SFA cons: theming, or lack thereof, slow staff, no trees

SFGadv pros: Nitro, Batman, Medusa, Superman, Chiller, nice atmosphere, nice flat ride collection, fairly well run, fast ops, (especially on Nitro and Medusa)

SFGadv cons: crowded, many flat ride closures

I'd take choice B.....go on a Tuesday

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:31 PM

i visited sfadv once this summer and sfa multiple times with my fiancee....i would with out a doubt pick sfadv. sfa has one of the best steel coasters i've been on, superman:ride of steel, but everything at sfadv was a surprise to me....it was a wonderful and HUGE park....hope that helps

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:48 PM
I would go to SFGadv. They have more coasters.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:04 PM
Pick the wrong day at SFGA, and you're screwed crowd-wise. But, even though SFA is my homepark, I would go with Great Adventure if you're trying to occupy a group all day long (not that you can't spend all day at SFA with multiple rides on S:ROS:). And for the person who said SFA has no trees, that situation was being worked on last year with multiple plantings. Unfortunately, we had a drought last year:( We've had a lot of moisture though this fall and winter, so I'll be interested to see if the trees have grown at all.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:06 PM

Great Adventure's flat ride collection is outstanding for something other than a traveling installation. Their roller coasters are okay ;)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:08 PM
Intamin Fan said: "And for the person who said SFA has no trees, that situation was being worked on last year with multiple plantings. Unfortunately, we had a drought last year"

And the fact still remains that at this point, its barren.

*** This post was edited by Antuan on 1/29/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:03 PM

the SFA Superman is garbage, as is the employee quality. They close rides early because they are lazy. the park is a ****hole.

SFGAdv is miles ahead of SFA so go there... besides, they have more rides! Their employees aren't bussed in from the ghetto either?

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:05 AM

Boomerang Beeyatch said:

the SFA Superman is garbage, as is the employee quality. They close rides early because they are lazy.



that's stupid, just stupid.......

I've never seen a ride close early because someone was lazy....... SFA isn't and probably won't be a SFGAdv, but to call a coaster that was voted top ten in the world "garbage" truly shows the caliber of person you are.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:08 AM

Antuan said:
And the fact still remains that at this point, its barren.

when you buy / build an amusement park on farmland you can expect large areas to be lacking trees, however from this point on, ALL the expansion land has numerous areas of mature trees, and foliage!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:10 AM

Boomerang Beeyatch said:
Their employees aren't bussed in from the ghetto either? -----------------


Racist ass

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 5:06 AM

I'll have you know that most of the SFA employees are driven to work, thankyouverymuch! It's the patrons who take the bus (and why not? since it stops right at the maingate :))

*Personally*, I'd say screw both and go to HersheyPark, but seeing as though you are from PA, I guess you're trying to get away from that :)

Anyway, by all means, choose Great Adventure. GA is one of the better parks in the chain whereas SFA is one of the worst. I dont think SFA is "bad" mind you, but compared to GA, they arent even in the same league. To keep a bunch of teenagers "amped" for a whole day, GA has a "ton" of things to do. SFA can realistically be done in half to 3/4 of the day, and that *includes* re-rides. They only "problems" with GA are as 'Tuan said: Crowded and ride closures. Though, if it's crowded, you probaly wouldnt have *time* for the flats and if it's *not* crowded, you want to re-ride the coasters anyway. I've been there 3 times in the last two years and look forward to going back in the near future.

lata, jeremy

--who still believes HERSHEYPARK 0wnz!!!!!11 over both

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 7:45 AM
I say Sfgadv's its bigger, more rides, handle crowds better, new coaster (Superman), and if its crowded you can always by a Q-bot it works good. Most flat rides are open, 4 B&M's, new shows, easy to get away from people because of the big size. If you go on a hot day at SFA you can go to Hurrican Harbor too because its free, unlike gadv's, but thats the only let down though. Oh yea if yall like animals they have a free safari where you get to see Monkeys hump your car and everything else funny.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 7:51 AM

Boy Jeremy, some real anger towards your home park. If you think that SFA is one of the worst SF parks, you've missed a bunch of them. Certainly has it's issues, but far from the worst.

I agree though for an all day teen trip that SFGAdv is better. Be very careful to avoid busy summer weekends or special event days at SFGAdv. On some of those days the crowds and traffic can be unbearable.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003 9:34 AM
Not hatred, just honesty. If I had to order the parks I've been to it would be SFGAm, SFGAdv, SFoT, SFWoA, SFStL, SFFT, SFoG, SFMM, SFAW, SFDL, SFA, SFKK. I *think* I've seen enough to be able to differentiate between the "elite" and the "wanksters". The only one that doesnt get a fair shake from me is SFMM and that's becuase my only visit was back in 1987 before I even really liked coasters. But from where I sit, only Great America is more well-rounded than GAdv and only SFKK was in a greater state of haphazard disrepair than SFA. I mean, Astroworld may be an SF dumping grounds, but at least the people were nice.
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