Six Flags Great Adventure's Zumanjaro scheduled to open July 4

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 9:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

"At over 400 feet, no one can hear you scream," proclaim radio advertisements for the ride — which was supposed to open at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Memorial Day weekend. But on May 15, just two weeks before the planned debut, the park dashed hopes of thrill-seekers planning to conquer the drop. Six Flags announced it would be postponing the opening of Zumanjaro. More than a month after the planned opening, the ride will finally open to the public on July 4, Six Flags announced yesterday.

Read more from The Star-Ledger.

Monday, June 30, 2014 9:41 AM

Wow. It should be a big, big holiday weekend for Great Adventure.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 11:37 AM

It will be interesting to see how they handle the crowds. The weekend would be jammed already without the concerts and Zumanjaro opening. If the crowds reach Fright Fest levels they could possibly run out of parking since they use the Hurricane Harbor lot as the 2nd overflow lot in October which probably can't be done now.

If anyone is planning to go to Great Adventure this weekend, I suggest bringing with an empty can of Coke and getting there for the 9:30 am ERT to get ahead of the crowds.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 PM

And better hope EVERYone doesn't see that tip...

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Monday, June 30, 2014 1:39 PM

There are so many parts of this article that I want to quote and reply to, but will not to save certain readers some grief.

At least they gave the media an explanation. I never got an explanation, even though I initiated a conversation with them twice in two different ways.

:) I suppose the media is the most effective way for them to let people know why the rides were not open half the season. :)

The article ended with people who visited the park and were disappointed. One person even said that they were not going to return any time soon. I know how they feel. At least he got to go ride Superman.

Oh, I need another smiley face post to balance this out... :) The park will be extremely busy this weekend, so that will be great for the park. They will be profitable and make lots of money. Good for them. :)

Great article! I found it fair to both sides of our normal argument about this topic.

Last edited by LostKause, Monday, June 30, 2014 1:39 PM
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Monday, June 30, 2014 3:06 PM

I'm surprised (in a good way) at the depth of the article about an amusement ride. That's pretty unusual these days.

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