Six Flags Great Adventure or Cedar Point?Which park is the better choice for a trip?
From Jen LubankoI was Just wondering, WHich is Better Six Flags Great Adventure, Or Cedar Point.
Posted July 26, 2005 at 6:42 PM
I have never been to Cedat Point Personally, but have heard it is a very cool park.
I've been to SFGAV andd it's real fun. But what is Better.
Since the two parks are alot alike for example-Kingda Ka=Top Thrill Dragster.
If someone could tell me which is better it would be great, cause i am planning on going to a amusment park, but i'm not sure which one to go to.
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From Derek PotterNo contest here. Both are thrill parks with big coasters, but Cedar Point has more, and they all operate. Lines move quicker, food is better, the park is cleaner, employees are friendlier, and there is a lot more to do. For anyone who is going to ride Kingda Ka, don't be seduced by it, its twenty feet higher and 4 mph faster, and it's almost the exact same ride as Top Thrill Dragster...it's not worth putting up with the rest of the park for. The other coasters are top notch for the most part, better overall than GAdv's collection. Having been to more than my share of Six Flags parks, I'll say that CP wins big across the board in every category.
Posted July 26, 2005 at 6:50 PM
One piece of advice, don't go on the weekend if you can help it. The experience is compromised by the sometimes suffocating amount of people that show up.
From Mike MSIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE IS WAY BETTER. I have been to both many times, but Cedar point does not have the theming or food that Great Adventure does. Also, yet, Cedar point usually has most of their rides open, yet every single time I have been to Great Adventure, all of the rides have been open(about 126 times now). This is with the exception of the water rides, of course, since they do not open up when the colder seasons are happening.
Posted July 27, 2005 at 6:02 PM
From Arthur CashinI have not been to Cedar Point, but live in NJ and go to Great Adventure a lot.
Posted July 29, 2005 at 2:32 PM
I would hold off on GA until Kingda Ka is reopened.
It also appears that there are more things to do near Cedar Point than in Jackson NJ (unless you want to visit another outlet strip mall).
The Jersey Shore is 30 minutes away from GA (just take 195 east to the end). If you combine the the two, it may be worth the trip.
From Amanda LaFranceIf you have never been to Cedar Point, then go there. It has a different feel from Great Adventure. You can stay at a hotel on site and literally walk in to the park.
Posted July 30, 2005 at 5:04 AM
While I love having Kingda Ka basically in my backyard, I personally like TTD's themeing
From ryan saundersLOL, Six Flags is not a good park at all. Go 2 Cedar Point if you want to enjoy the best park in the world!!!
Posted July 30, 2005 at 10:32 AM
From Jen LubankoWell now that Kingda Ka is back open, I'll probably be going to SFGADV.
Posted August 5, 2005 at 1:24 PM
But, Over all which park has the best rides?
From Jen Lubankothis is a good question and i need to know!!! PLease :) respond!
Posted August 8, 2005 at 9:15 AM
From Cameron RustNever go to a Six Flags. Never.
Posted August 8, 2005 at 5:12 PM
From Chase HarrisonI haent been to Six Flags Great Advenutre but I have been to Cedar Point ignore the fact that Kingda Ka is taller and faster than TTD(barely) and go to Cedar Point but I cant say so dont bother reading what I just said but Cedar Point has Millennium Force.
Posted August 8, 2005 at 5:22 PM
From Adriel TjokrosaputroIt's a good thing that you all have gone to that two amusing theme parks.I've never gone there!But it seems that Cedar Point is much better and more themier.And please don't bother the Kingda Ka open.So many accidents!Your life could be in danger when you ride it.Cedar Point has much safer rides.
Posted August 8, 2005 at 11:46 PM
From Adriel TjokrosaputroUhm...no one answers.
Posted August 9, 2005 at 2:15 AM
From Jen LubankoBut like whoich has better rides. If you compare let's say like..
Posted August 10, 2005 at 10:31 AM
Kingda Ka to Top Thrill Dragster which is better?
And if you compare like Nitro to Millennium Force Which park has more better rides?
From Audrey HamlinI know I posted this under another topic, but you might want to check out the websites of each park and compare statistics. It would be unfair for me to rule out SFGA since I've never been there, but I do know that we recently had a BLAST at Cedar Point. We talked to a couple of guys in line for the TTD who had been to both parks, and they said CP was best, hands down.
Posted August 10, 2005 at 11:15 AM
From ryan saundersLOL, u want 2 compare Nitro to Millennium Force? thats no comparison. Nitro is a kids coaster compared 2 the Force. SFGADV is not a good park in my opinion. all it has is Kingda and TTD is just as good if not better than that. the fact that u can stay at a hotel inside CP is wonderful. I would pretty much stay away from any six flags park.
Posted August 11, 2005 at 10:28 PM
From Chase HarrisonNitro actually looks pretty good for a hyper coaster maybe next year Six Flags Great Adventure will look nicer or something not ALL six flags parks are so bad that there not worth visiting I think but then again I have not been to a sixflags but when I get older I want to see Great Adventure and Magic Mountain.
Posted August 12, 2005 at 11:01 AM
From Mike Pnever been to Cedar Point but almost every other year SFGAD breaks a record
Posted August 13, 2005 at 11:18 AM
1999- Medusa/ first floorless inverted coaster on top of track
2001- NITRO/ tallest fastest ride in six flags at the time
2003- Superman: Ultimate Flight/ one of the first flying coasters
2005- Kingda Ka/ tallest fastest on earth
From ryan saundersSix Flags parks just feel trashy and nasty to me...
Posted August 13, 2005 at 11:21 AM
From Jen LubankoI'm gonna do Cedar Point next season since I've been on Kingda Ka-I want to see if TTD is better or worse.
Posted September 3, 2005 at 8:44 AM
From ryan saundersTTD is alot better than Kingda Ka and MF is way better than some crappy Nitro! Trust me, you will see the differences!
Posted September 3, 2005 at 11:35 AM
From stevey bronksI just went to cedar point but have never been to six flags but cedar point has incredible rides like ttd which is 420 feet high and gos 120mph while kingda ka is 456 feet high and gos 128mph cedar point also has millineum force my favorite roller coaster ever which is 310 feet high and gos a top speed of 93 mph cedar point also has these other great rides like raptor going 55mph and has 6 inversions magnum xl 200 which gos 72mph and is 205 feet high wicked twister is great to which gos 72 mph and has tons of twists with a 210 foot high tallest hill the maverick which has 2 inversions and gos 57 mph for the first half then 70 mph for the second mantis a stand up coaster is great with tons of loops gos 60mph cork screw gos 48 mph and does a incredible cork screw with much more loops and the mean streak which is 161 feet high and gos 65 mph and is wooden also i reccomend going to kings island too they have great roller coasters and have the worlds fastest wooden roller coaster son of the beast going 78.5 mph
Posted January 28, 2009 at 12:41 PM
From steve leeThank goodness. Jen's been waiting four years for the answer to this question. Luckily someone was wise enough to go to rcdb to get the definitive answer.
Posted January 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM
From Joshua CounsilBurn.
Posted January 28, 2009 at 3:04 PM
From Nick MarkhamIt depends on the kind of quality of a trip. If you are staying at a hotel, Cedar Point is the best, as it has on-site hotels. Six Flags Great Adventure has not so great hotels and less coasters, but there is a wider variety of coasters at SFGAdv than at CP (but CP has more coasters).
Posted January 28, 2009 at 4:37 PM
From James RaoSteve Lee -> ROFLMAO!!!!
Posted January 28, 2009 at 8:18 PM
Maybe Robert should not allow postings to threads that are older than the hills....
From Derek PotterThis thread is older than dirt. Since I answered the question 4 years ago, I call it dead and buried.
Posted January 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM
From steve leeNo one cared about your opinion, Derek. We were all interested in what Ryan's thoughts on the matter were.
Posted January 29, 2009 at 8:24 PM
From Derek PotterAs long as they are going to RCDB to find the answers, they should go to englishpage.com to learn how to write.
Posted January 30, 2009 at 7:34 PM
I'll give you a hint, it looks like this
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