Six Flags Great Adventure, 4/19/09

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:10 PM

I had nothing to do today so I decided to go to the park yet again today for the 3rd time in less than a week.

Thanks to some horrible traffic on the turnpike, I lost close to 30 minutes and didn't get into the park until 3:30. The lot wasn't that crowded and I saw Superman was a walk on.

The closed rides board listed Nitro, KK and ET as being closed. Not good, but I saw Nitro was running from outside the park so I went there first.

2 trains running, line was at the 30 minute sign and was around 15 minutes. It's amazing how much faster the line moves with 3 trains compared to 2 but it wasn't that bad, especially since I thought I bet all those people waiting 5 hours for Diamondback yesterday would have gladly waited only 15 minutes.

Dark Knight just had a wait to get into the pre-show. I saw a mother arguing with a security guard about not taking jackets in line if they weren't being worn. People in line were watching and were making comments about the locker policy. The one that really stood out was a kid 8 or 9 saying, "Dorney Park has places to leave your stuff, they are nice there."

Skull Mountain was a walk on, Blackbeard's was running also a walk on. The skyway was closed all day but not on the closed rides board. Teacups were 1/2 empty.

The Log Flume was running with no wait, Runaway Mine train had a 1 - 2 train wait. I heard people pointing to Bizarro saying that is a new ride this year so I guess the marketing calling it a new coaster is working.

Toro was running when I walked by, the line was only just down the stairs into the station.

Rolling Thunder had slightly faster dispatches today, 3 minutes or so. 1 train wait.

GASM was a walk on, the operator at the controls was trying to get everyone to scream and say all clear. Everyone was kind of quiet and she then said "Guys, you are on a rollercoaster, not at a funeral" I got a re-ride and saw a few minutes later they were taking 1 train off the track.

I walked into a completely empty station at Superman and got 2 rides. I went back to Skull Mountain and Nitro. Nitro's line was down to a station wait and got 3 more rides in.

Other than KK being closed, it was a great day at the park with very low crowds. I thought since it was still Spring Break it would be more crowded but I guess either the cooler weather or it being a school night kept people away and I got a lot of rides in only 3 1/2 hours.

Ride Count:
Nitro, 5x
Skull Mountain, 3x
Dark Knight, 1x
Teacups, 1x
Blackbeards, 1x
Log Flume, 1x
Rolling Thunder, 1x
Runaway Mine Train, 1x
GASM, 2x
Superman, 2x

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:26 PM

Yoshi where are you heading from to take the NJTP?

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:53 PM

Suburban Philadelphia (Montgomery County), it only takes around 50 minutes to get to the park with no traffic.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Sunday, April 19, 2009 10:53 PM
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Monday, April 20, 2009 5:56 AM

Ahh so PATP out to NJTP, got ya.

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