In response to Rob, thanks!
In response to Russell, I too wonder whether maintaining the safari off ride adventure will prove to be economically feasible. I would expect it to be only marginally profitable if at all, by attracting more guests to the park and possibly motivating them to spend money at the stop-off point of the safari. However, I could be wrong and hope that I am. Realistically, the safari isn't going to be a big attraction for season pass holders or other repeat visitors. I admit to being one of those coaster junkies to whom Russell refers. There is a coaster-based website which allows me to keep a record of every coaster I've ridden and how many times I've ridden it - so I know that to date, on my combined visits to Six Flags Great Adventure I have ridden El Toro 80 times. Am I going to do the safari 80 times?
To 18.104.22.168, I'm glad you liked the article. That's as close as I've ever gotten to an elephant that wasn't in a cage. As to the T-shirt, I get a lot of looks but not many comments on it although I did get one on the same day that I went on the safari. I was in the loading station of Nitro and some guy said "You know what you're doing, do you? Then maybe you can tell me the best place to sit." I said "The back, trust me; the airtime is better" and he did sit in the back. I love this T-shirt and would be eternally grateful if the great Robert Niles would send me another one so I'd have one to wear while this one is in the laundry basket.