This is good news for Great Adventure. It is definately the best park in the chain that I have visied beside SFNE. I haven't made it to TX or MM for X, but still any park with 4 B&M's has to be something special. I say that and I am an Intamin fan, so you know that has to mean something! :)
*** This post was edited by Coasterfantom2 8/4/2005 2:33:15 AM ***
The park is in the middle of nowhere and I'm surprised it has taken Six Flags so long to try and capitalize on that. I'm sure the hotel will be more than just a Holiday Inn- I'd look for rooms to be in the neighborhood of at least $200/night.
It's a great idea no doubt, and from what has been reported (and rumored)so far it sounds like it will be a very classy design. With the completion of another new coaster next year and the hotel for Spring '07, I don't think you can find any park that has improved so much in 8 years.
At 89 feet i'd say it would be 6 or 7 stories tall....normal building stories vary from 12' to 15' from base of floor on one level to base of floor on next. Corridors normally are 10' high with 2 to 5 feet between levels for structure and sound proofing.
I would not be so sure of that Batwing... Great Escape is building their hotel, with indoor water parks and 200 suites and that did that keep the chain from adding attractions this year. This hotel is bigger, but if they don't built the indoor water park, it could compensate a bit for the extra 300 rooms.
That is BatwingFan's usual pessimism (sp?). He predicated SFA wouldn't get anything for 2005 once it was announced Great Adventure was getting a new 500' Coaster and Great America announced a new Hurricane Harbor. Wow! Low and behold, SFA gets a complete makeover of their waterpark including two new slides. Same ole BatwingFan just on a new computer.
That would suck if that hotel is running for anything close to 200 dollars a night. When I went to Florida 2 years in a row, I stayed at 2 different Disney hotels and they were seriously top notch for around $150. I can't imagine Six Flags charging anything above that.
Did anyone here ever think that with the relocation of the main road into the theme park 'parking' area, and relocation of the parking booths, they now would have more than ample room to:
A. build adjacent to Hurrican Harbor
B. now have a major addition, so maybe Hurrican Harbor guests can visit both parks, and hotel guests can visit both parks. Simialr to what is brewing at Geauga Lake, or did I let that slip. Sorry Mr. Spehen. I 'll buy the first round at Cheetahs in Atlanta.
C. Now that SFGreat Adv has a Christmas gig, with a hotel and waterpark, they really can take in 365 revenue in a bug way.