Hey thinking of going to Sf:GAdv opening weekend and discovered teh the average temp on March 27 in Jackson is 44 degrees! I was wodering if the weather effects the rides. does it effect the crowds.Has anyone been there in opening day how was it? Cold?
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If the weather is decent, like 60' or higher, they get slammed. I go there every year on 'Spring Break'. usually the week after the Easter hoilday, and it is a mob scene. But, always good times. Nothing like teasing the New Yorkers on a great past football season.
We've had temps in the 70's and then temps that were near freezing for opening weekend. They do a decent job getting the major rides going even if the temps are low but I wouldn't count on Chiller (no pun intended lol). It has saddled a few times during testing when it gets too cold. Oh, and somehow, RT is even worse...
Regardless, if the weather sucks then I would go. It's typically deserted when its too cold and you can re-ride all day long. Just watch out for early closings.
I was there last year the day after Easter. It was cold and raining lightly on and off most of the day. The longest I waited for was 10 minutes for Superman as everything else was a walk-on or one train wait.
I definately plan on spending the weekend there. Getting down on Thursday night and staying till Sunday. Staying at a nearby hotel so the weather will not affect me too much. I am no longer taking chances with the weather since my drive each way is 6 hours. It also allows me the luxury of anticipating the long wait for their new coaster.
I was there two years ago, the wednesday after the park opened...practically a walk on (or 5-10 minute waits) for every coaster except Superman, that one had about a half-hour wait...it was chilly that day, and the crowds were fairly low...so things were all good on my Spring Break at home :)
It has always amazed me that GAdv. has season passholders' day on Easter. I guess it means they lose the least amount of business, but it also probably means they attract the least amount of passholders.
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ApolloAndy said: It has always amazed me that GAdv. has season passholders' day on Easter. I guess it means they lose the least amount of business, but it also probably means they attract the least amount of passholders.
They do that because Easter Sunday of 1988 they had a riot in the park. They have been closed to the GP on Easter Sunday ever since, and have the park open only to SP holders and (usually) a really large Jewish group.