Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build hotel on-property

Posted Thursday, August 4, 2005 12:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Representatives of Six Flags Great Adventure have presented plans for a new 500-room hotel to the Jackson planning board. The proposed hotel will be built a half-mile inside the park.

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Thursday, August 4, 2005 12:35 AM
A half-mile inside the park? Now this should be interesting. I wonder if it will be built literally in the middle of the park, or outside the park boundaries.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 1:54 AM
There's a pretty long path into SFGAdv from the road. I'm guessing it means that it will be a half-mile away from Route 537.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 2:32 AM
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 ***

Thursday, August 4, 2005 3:37 AM
I believe it is going to be in the old season pass parking lot next to kingda ka.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 7:22 AM
Hope they're installing soundproofing....
Thursday, August 4, 2005 9:18 AM
eightdotthree's avatar I love how they announce how tall the building is going to be, but don't know how many stories it is.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 9:28 AM
Yeah its a good 1/2 mile or not more to get to the park from 537. Rumor has it they are gonna redo the parking enterance and move the booths. I heard this on some six flags forum.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 10:44 AM
eightdotthree's avatar If they could just get the operations of the park in order it would be as great a destination park as CP is IMO, especially if the hotel is more than a Holiday Inn clone.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 10:55 AM
Well with all the capital it's gonna take to build a major hotel on site there goes any new attractions for the rest of the chain for the forseeable future.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 11:32 AM
Three words...Single-maid operation.

Thursday, August 4, 2005 11:43 AM
^That's hilarious. From what I read last year in a forum, people were saying there aren't a whole lot of quality hotels anywhere near the park, so this could be a very good thing.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 11:55 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.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 12:13 PM
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 1:08 PM
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 2:48 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Well, Cedar Point's resort is around $200/night and the hotels are nothing more than what you would find off an exit ramp, and in the case of the old Breakers an old Motel 6.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 3:06 PM
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 5:57 PM
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 8:56 PM
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 10:21 PM
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.

Just my thoughts.


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