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Six Flags Great Adventure: I am visiting NYC from the UK this week (from25th June) and I am hoping to visit Great Adventure, so I have a couple of questions

From Marshall Stannage
Posted June 24, 2007 at 9:45 AM
HI
I am visiting NYC from the UK this week (from25th June) and I am hoping to visit Great Adventure, so I have a couple of questions

Is it worth visiting?
What are the best rides and what should be avoided?
What is the best way to get from NYC to the park?

Any help would be appreciated


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From Erik Mahal
Posted June 25, 2007 at 10:20 AM
The park is worth visiting. It has great rides and this year it is very clean and the employees are actually pretty nice. Since its the summer the park is gona be packed any day you go to it. I recommend a gold flash pass which if your willing to lay down the cash cuts 75% of the wait time for rides.

The rides you probaly want to aviod are Superman because it has a very long wait and isnt that great, Great American Scream Machine because it jerks your head, and skull mountain, its very small and not to exciting. Make sure you check out Kingda Ka, El Toro, and Nitro these are probaly the best rides in the park.

And directions from NYC

1. Head northwest on Chambers St toward Church St 0.1 mi
1 min
2. Turn right at Hudson St 0.6 mi
4 mins
3. Slight right at Holland Tunnel/Hudson St (signs for Holland Tunnel)
Continue to follow Holland Tunnel
Entering New Jersey 1.9 mi
5 mins
4. Slight left at 14th St/Boyle Plaza
Continue to follow 14th St 0.3 mi
5. Slight left at I-78 W/New Jersey Turnpike Ext W (signs for Turnpike)
Toll road 8.0 mi
11 mins
6. Take the Turnpike S/I-95 S exit
Toll road 0.6 mi
1 min
7. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cars/Trucks-Buses and merge onto I-95 S/New Jersey Turnpike S
Continue to follow New Jersey Turnpike S
Toll road 43.8 mi
42 mins
8. Take exit 7A to merge onto I-195 E toward Shore Points
Partial toll road 10.8 mi
11 mins
9. Take exit 16A for CR-537 W toward 6 Flags/Mt Holly 0.2 mi
10. Merge onto CR-537/Monmouth Rd 1.6 mi
2 mins
11. Turn left at 6 Flags Blvd

Hope you deciede to go to Sfgadv and have a great time regardless

From Christopher Palma
Posted June 26, 2007 at 9:07 AM
The directions above are quite easy to follow. However, if you were not interested in driving from NYC you can try going to the NJ Transit website. I think they run some deal where you buy your ticket plus the bus transportation. Being as how you are visiting from the UK this could also be an option since for you to ease the pain of driving from NY halfway donw NJ and back again. You can follow this link Http://www.njtransit.com/summer to check it out.

Also I would definately agree on the Gold Flash Pass. The park is rather crowded this time of year and you will be able to do much more with that option. Enjoy your stay here and I hope you get to visit the park.

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