06/02/07 Trip Report
Six Flags Great Adventure:
Trip report for recent visit to Six Flags Great Adventure.
Just got back from SFGA and I must say this was one of my best experiences ever at an amusement park. My buddy and I arrived around 10:30am. Parking line was fully staffed and moved quickly. Once inside the park, we started out going to pick up our golden flash pass. Line was crowded but all of the cashier registers were fully staffed and moved very quickly. Got my pass within 10 minutes. Then it was time to ride for my buddy and I. We first went to Kingda Ka. Scanned the pass, 5 minute wait (which meant we were able to immediately ride). Had 4 trains running & the staff were getting the trains out very quickly. Also had a staff member on the microphone telling jokes & entertaining the guests during the wait. Next stop was El Toro. Had only 1 train running at the time but only was a five minute wait the flash pass. A mechanic was working on the other train at this time. This was our first time riding El Toro & what an experience. Plenty of airtime & speed. Enjoyed it completely. Then went to Superman, which was also a walk on with the pass. Regular line was approximately an hour and a half wait. After Superman, went to Great American Scream Machine, which was also a walkon with the pass. Then decided to check out Batman & Robin: the Chiller. Wasn't taking flashpass on this ride & the line was unbearable. Only had Robin side running with approximately a 60 minute wait. Decided to skip it for the time being. Next ride was Nitro, which was a walk on with pass & had three trains running. Batman the ride was a walkon also with the pass & had two trains running. Next, we went back to Golden Kingdom to conquer Kingada Ka. Walk on with the pass. Rode several times since it was supposed to rain later that day (all walkons with the Golden Pass). Next went back to El Toro which now had 2 trains running. Main line was crowded at this time, but a walkon with the pass. Next, went to Medusa which was also a walkon. Smooth ride & professional, fast loading staff. We decided to get some food from Old Saloon (barbecue place next to log flume). The pulled pork barbecue was delicious, as well as, the baked beans and cole-slaw. Pleasant dining experience. Next, hopped on the skyride, which was our longest wait of the day. Waited approximately 15 minutes. Made it to the other side, & went to Skull Mountain. Walkon with the flash pass but a horrible ride. In my opinion, too short & geared for beginner coaster riders. Jumped on Nitro & Batman again. Then decided to go to Batman & Robin: The Chiller. Wasn't able to use flashpass there but the line was a walkon because the park was getting ready to close. Very good ride but bangs you up a bit. I had a headache after getting off of this one. We decided to call it a night & as we were exiting the park, I was pleased to see management staff at the gate high-fiving guests as they left & thanking them for their support of six flags. My homepark is Six Flags America & we never see management staff during normal park hours, much less, having them come out & thank us for our business. I was quite impressed by the professionalism of the staff at SFGA. Overall, a very enjoyable experience at SFGA. The $106 I shelled out for the GOLDEN pass was ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT! All of the staff ran the rides professionally & efficiently. I will most definately be visiting again.
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I'm glad you had a great time, it makes me want to visit now even more. Thanx!
From Ben James
Posted June 6, 2007 at 6:49 AM
My local Six Flags (St. Louis) started the high fiving stuff last year. It was at closing time and lasted til the park was empty. I am not sure what they think they are accomplishing by doing this.
From Ryan B
Posted June 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM
Agreed. SFGA is definitely more operational this year. Finally!
I'm glad you had a good experience at the park. Could this possibly be a new, better direction for Six Flags?
6flags GA is looking a lot cleaner this year. I was also surprised at how the employees always greeted everyone. Happy that you had a great time!
Glad you had a great time. You may have enjoyed Runaway Train. One needs the front seat in a car if you are a larger person. One of the simple rides that rank up there for fun.
I tried to get on Runaway Train, but we me being 6'4", I was too tall for it!
When you are saying a 5 minute wait, does that main that you waited 5 min and then you were on the ride, or a 5 min wait to enter the ride and then you still need to wait for a seat for the ride.
We were on the ride within five minutes.
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