SFGAdv . . . needs work 6/18

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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 8:21 PM
I arrived at SFGAdv around 10:30 and the lines to get into the park were horrible, as I waited a half hour to get my way overpriced ticket I saw the list of attractions that was closed, and also had time to count the list. The magic number was 32. how can any park stay operating when they can't open 32 rides. On that list was four coasters, Chiller (one side running), Rolling thunder, Viper, and GASM. GASM Opened later in the day.

As me and my crew headed through the gates, where about 10 people jumped in fornt of us to get in, we headed to Nitro, after about a 30 minute late, I managed to hop onto the front seat. Excellent ride, very enjoyable, I love B&M and I love their Hyper Lap bars, the air time is excellent.

We then left Nitro and walked past all of the closed flat rides (the only open flat rides in the area were Chaos and the Enterprise ride) to Stunt Mans free fall, we passed up Chiller (to painfull, unless in the front seat) and B:tr, line to long) after waiting about 15 minutes we road. We then took off to skull mountain because the line was very short. After riding Skull Mountain we managed to take a ride on Evolution. The BEST flat ride I have ever riden. We then Headed to eat, which took about an hour, we then took off to Medusa, We waited about 45 minutes to ride this excellent ride. We then passed Rolling thunder AND Viper because they were both still closed, we passed up the run away mine train thing and headed to GASM which finally opened, after walking off the ride feeling like having a concusion we took a break from the coasters and took a ride on the simulator ride, A pretty cool 3d ride that still has me swatting at the bugs and dinasours after seeing it like 5 times. We then took a ride on the flume near the run away train ride (I can never remeber the name of that ride). Nice ride. Anyways we headed to the house of illusions thing and there they informed us that half the park had lost power, so we wondered around until the house opened again. Again a great ride. Unfortunatly we ran out of time and had to leave. This park could be so much better if they would open all there rides, this would cause the line to be much shorter. I don't care what excuses they have to keep rides close, you pay a lot of money to get into the park and if they can't figure out how to open at least 3/4 of there rides they should give a reduced rate.

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Life is a coaster . . . ride it
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 8:39 PM
What a bummer,sorry you were dissapointed :( I almost took my son today to.I wish you could have had the great days i had there memorial weekend and last wednesday.

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~*Rickyswmn*~
"A Crazy female Coaster Fanatic"
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Friday, July 6, 2001 10:49 AM
YEAH! reduce the price if nothing is going to work! good call!
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Friday, July 6, 2001 1:16 PM
Nobody ever remembers the name of that flume! Does it even have a name?

Great Adventure has had ride opening problems for a while. There are rides that I've never seen open!

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everything's better with a banjo
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Friday, July 6, 2001 1:25 PM
WHY IS ROBIN STILL NOT RUNNING THEY KEEP PUTTING IT OFF DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN ITS OPENING
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Friday, July 6, 2001 1:29 PM
millrace said:
"Nobody ever remembers the name of that flume! Does it even have a name?

They call it the Sawmill Log flume :)


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~*Rickyswmn*~
"A Crazy female Coaster Fanatic"
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 8:32 PM

Medusafanatic said:
"WHY IS ROBIN STILL NOT RUNNING THEY KEEP PUTTING IT OFF DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN ITS OPENING"


Confucious say: ''Patience is a virtue, my son!''
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 8:36 PM
Why isn't Robin open? Is there a problem with the train or something?

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Saturday, July 7, 2001 8:41 PM

BM Hype said:
"I arrived at SFGAdv around 10:30 and the lines to get into the park were horrible, as I waited a half hour to get my way overpriced ticket I saw the list of attractions that was closed, and also had time to count the list. The magic number was 32. how can any park stay operating when they can't open 32 rides. On that list was four coasters, Chiller (one side running), Rolling thunder, Viper, and GASM. GASM Opened later in the day."

If you were so unhappy about the ride closures, why did you even waste your money anyway? You were obviously in a bad mood before you even entered the park!

Personally, I give props to the park for letting you know the rides were closed in advance!

FYI- most of the rides closed are undergoing
''enhancements" and will open soon.


BM Hype said:
"This park could be so much better if they would open all there rides, this would cause the line to be much shorter.."

Wow...a half hour wait for the park's newest main coaster on the Fourth of July is a long line to you?
Geeze! You obviously haven't been to the park on
the Fourth of July when it falls on a weekend...



BM Hype said:
"I don't care what excuses they have to keep rides close, you pay a lot of money to get into the park and if they can't figure out how to open at least 3/4 of there rides they should give a reduced rate."


You are notified *in advance* that the rides are closed. If you don't like it, turn around and leave.
Than, you don't have to pay full price, half price,
or anything!
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Saturday, July 7, 2001 11:41 PM

StealthmF5m3 said:
"Why isn't Robin open? Is there a problem with the train or something?"

Hehe...you could say that...:)
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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 10:25 AM
I agree that 32 rides closed is way too many. I like the idea of sliding scale pricing also. Someone told me recently that the park was named the most expensive park in America. The crowds can be ridiculous at this park. In fact so ridiculous that last year I rode mostly flat rides because all the major coasters had waits of at least an hour. Getting into the park is also a major project. Ticket lines are very long, and then you have to wait to go through the metal detectors. The next time I go, I will not be going with someone who needs a ticket, that's for sure.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 10:47 AM
Intamin Fan said:
Someone told me recently that the park was named the most expensive park in America.Ticket lines are very long, and then you have to wait to go through the metal detectors. The next time I go, I will not be going with someone who needs a ticket, that's for sure.

I agree,it is probably the most expensive park in America but then again,so is everything else in NJ.The cost of living here is outrageous and i have lived here my entire life.We have considered moving to western PA numerous times but,the jobs here are very high paying and the same goes for NY.NYC is an employees market and alot of people commute there from NJ.As long as people continue to pay,i don't ever see the costs going down :(
The crowds and lines at the park are in fact ridiculous but,you can pretty much blame the high tourism rate in NJ for that.Alot of people rent summer homes down here along the beaches and,the majority are from NYC.I know this because i worked in the retail business and serviced a supermarket in Seaside Heights.
The rides being broke down are a major line factor i agree and,i can only hope that they work this out for next year by fixing viper and the chiller.This really has been a bad couple of years for them because, i have been going since i was 6 years old and i can in fact remember many many years where i had good times there.I am also fortunate to live so close because,i can go any time i want and catch a day where everything is operating.Once again,sorry you didn't have a great time :(
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~*Rickyswmn*~
"Enthusiasts Do it in the rain"
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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 3:01 PM
yeah I agree 100% with the author- although it he never said that 45 minutes is a long wait- in which it really isn't. It's frustrating knowing that a ton of rides are closed when they could be open. It's hard to wait in a 45 minute line when you know it could take 30. Six Flags New England has this problem last year but after a year to catch up most of the operations problems are fine now which is nice.

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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 1:21 PM
When going to SFGAdv. how do you get dropped off?
Do you have to pay parking if you're just getting dropped off by someone?
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:24 PM

milleniumforcer said:
"When going to SFGAdv. how do you get dropped off? Do you have to pay for parking if you're just getting dropped off by someone?"


Nope. Just head to the parking booths, and have the driver say, "I'm dropping him off." If you encounter a problem, (I never have) ask for a manager.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:22 AM
Saw Mill Log Flume or Movie town water effect?
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:57 AM

Robcoasting said:

"You are notified *in advance* that the rides are closed. If you don't like it, turn around and leave.
Than, you don't have to pay full price, half price,
or anything!"

What about the $10 to park?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:27 AM

SFgadvMAN said:
Saw Mill Log Flume or Movie town water effect?


The Saw Mill Log Flume is the Arrow Dynamics flume located in Frontier Adventures, across from The Runaway Mine Train. Movie Town Water Effect is the Intamin Chute-the-Chutes next to Batman and Robin: The Chiller...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:30 AM

Dorney Rules said:

Robcoasting said:

"You are notified *in advance* that the rides are closed. If you don't like it, turn around and leave.
Than, you don't have to pay full price, half price,
or anything!"

What about the $10 to park?

When I spoke about not "having to pay full price, half price, or anything" I was speaking only of park admission, not the parking fee. I suppose the parking fee would be a total loss unless you went to Guest Relations told them what the deal was and see if they'd give you a refund or $10.00 off park admission, free parking the next time you visit, or a $10.00 voucher for anything in the park. I've seen all of the above offered before...


*** This post was edited by RobCoasting on 3/27/2002. ***

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:59 AM

RRobCoastingobCoastingStealthmF5m3 said:
"Why isn't Robin open? Is there a problem with the train or something?"
Hehe...you could say that...

Hmmm... did you know something about robins' lap bars earlier, Robcoasting??

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