SFGAdv - 4/10/00

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 4:48 PM
What can I say, this turned out to be a great day, after a bad start. We pulled in, and i saw only medusa and batman:tr running. I was so pissed off, because Nitro was on the "Not running" list. Then, it was very overcast, and it was passover day, and 80% of the guests were orthodox jews(not that its not hilarious to see a 300 lb. Hasidic on the front row of Medusa). Be prepared for everything to open up at a gradual pace, so hit your faviorate ride first and you will surely get re-runs!

Medusa - I Hit this first because Nirto was closed till' 12noon. Great floorless coaster. Got 2 rides front row, each with one train wait, and two re-rides in 4th row. the front row has gotten a little rougher this season, but its still one hellofa thrill! This area/coaster really fills up quick, so get a head start and hit this first.

Nitro - BEST COASTER IN THE PARK!!! this is by far a work of art, nevermind a roller coaster. The lines go incredibly fast, and you can sit and stare at B: TR while you are in line. Hit the front row if you want a view, Back row if you want SICK airtime. The best is when you are sucked down the first drop, because there is no signature B&M dip. Line for front row is very long up top, so do the front first.

Batman the ride: Good Inverted coaster. lines get kind of long, possibly because of its location and its small size, so the GP can tolerate it. Someone said that it got a new paint job, it didnt. It still has that rust on the rails.

Batman the chiller - Robin is closed for the following week. Batman, as compared to earlier expieriences, was very efficient in terms of time between launches. The line was good, because i got there just as they opened the ride. When i came out, the line was very long. Unless you like acceleration, headbanging, and a funny on-ride photo, go spend your time on NITRO!

Rolling thunder - Only one side running(right). The right is kind of better because it has more airtime, but the left is better because it has great speed.

Viper - Closed for maintenence.

Scull Mountain - Closed for ???

I bet if you go on thurs or fri, the lines wont be as long because those are holy days for 2 religions, and nobody will be there. Nitro and Medusa, definetly the best in the park.
Wednesday, April 11, 2001 11:31 AM
oops! i forgot some...

Great American Scream Machine - rough arrow multilooper. For some odd reason, they were only running one train until about 4 oclock, then they added the red train. For some reason, i wanted to go on this after i was all "Nitroed out" because it gives you that rocky feeling that you need once and a while on a roller coaster(smooth is always better but i liked gettin' rocked around).

Mine train - Family type mine train. Pretty mild, but a good for kids or starters.

Blackbeards lost train - Family steel mini coaster on the lake. Its kind of fun because the train consists of 20 cars, and it whips you around on the first drop with some good speed.
Wednesday, April 11, 2001 5:23 PM

GreatAdventureAddict said:
"Scull Mountain - Closed for ???"

Brainwashing ... ;)

If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
Thursday, April 12, 2001 6:41 AM
They don't paint the running rails on Batman the Ride. The supports were painted the original color.
Thursday, April 12, 2001 7:13 AM
Also, the "rust" you saw on the running rails isn't really rust. It was purposly painted like that.
Thursday, April 12, 2001 3:47 PM
Well, instead of knocking my fellow "Addict's" report, I will supply my own:

Let's begin by saying that the Weather Channel blows. It said mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain on and off during the day. Well, by the time we hit exit 8 on the NJ Turnpike (SFGA is exit 7A), it was drizzling. The park experienced some light drizzling most of the day. The rest of the time, it was pouring. As a result, I was only there for four and a half hours, but I experienced several coasters.

First, let me say that ROLLING THUNDER and MEDUSA were open, but I did not get to ride them...the rain just got too heavy.

VIPER was closed for some reason, and there didn't seem to be anyone there doing any maintenance. Too bad. But at least it was closed... :-)

So the first objective was to process the season pass at DINO ISLAND (which we later rode...rather uneventful). Then came time for the first ride of the season! Being as I needed to be jarred back into reality, I opted for a quick ride on the SCREAM MACHINE. A little smoother in the rain, but not entirely painless...still rough, nonetheless.

So then I decided to make a beeline for NITRO! Except for one problem...MEDIA DAY! CLOSED TILL 3:00! @#$&%#*$&!!

To kill a little time (being as it was only 10:30), I took a ride on BATMAN & ROBIN: THE CHILLER. The Batman side was the only one open, which was good because it was the side I had never ridden. The launch is very thrilling in a light rain, and the ride also seemed smoother than usual. The way took a bit of a beating, but the top-hat inversion is pretty sweet.

Then I chose to hit BATMAN: THE RIDE. I waited for about 10 minutes before the ride broke down, three trains before my ride. It took 10 minutes to get it running again, and then I took my ride. Loved the quick flips and tight turns, and the trademark B&M smoothness...a nice treat.

Next I decided to indulge my inner child and ride SKULL MOUNTAIN. A five-minute wait put me in the car. There was a good side and a bad side...the good news was that they added to the theming by adding some lame glow-in-the-dark skulls throughout the track and a killer death metal soundtrack. The bad news...many holes in the black cloth allowing lots more light into the mountain...not good.

Then came lunch time. We walked all the way around the park, from SKULL MOUNTAIN to MEDUSA and back to the Boardwalk area before going to the Character Cafe. NOTHING was open! But at least at the Character Cafe, I heard some good news...NITRO would open early! WOO HOO!!

It was now 1:30 and it was time to take on the Big Beemer. I'll spare you all the gory details, except to say that the ride is fantastic, filled with airtime, even in the front seat, and lots of lateral Gs on the hammerhead and the helix. The first drop is insanely amazing, but the best part is truly the final stretch after the brakes, because the camelbacks are just long enough so that as the airtime starts to end, you enter another drop right away. Fantastic! Best coaster in the park!

Then the storm clouds came a-rollin' in, so we decided to jet out. Since I had a season pass, I'll be back to check out NITRO again, and to ride VIPER, MEDUSA, and ROLLING THUNDER. Another time, boys...another time...

NITRO kicks it into high gear...only at Six Flags Great Adventure!

Got to be Goofy -- June 29, 2001???

My other car is a rollercoaster...
Thursday, April 12, 2001 3:49 PM
GreatAdventureAddict, where's the on-ride photo on the Chiller?

NITRO kicks it into high gear...only at Six Flags Great Adventure!

Got to be Goofy -- June 29, 2001???

My other car is a rollercoaster...
Friday, April 13, 2001 6:33 AM
the on-ride photo for chiller is taken right after the top hat/cobra roll, on your climb up to the heartline. What day did you go on, luv monkey? There was no rain when i went, and Nitro opened up at 12:00.

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