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What should I ride: Six Flags Great Adventure/New Jersey?

Six Flags Great Adventure: See the title.

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 22, 2007 at 11:53 AM
What should I ride?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Danny Melillo
Posted November 22, 2007 at 2:00 PM
Hmmm:
El Toro (one of the best woodies)
Kingda Ka (tallest and fastest in world)
Superman Ultimate Flight (a great flying coaster)
Medusa (a smooth, ride with many loops)
Batman the ride(the most intense suspended coaster I've been on)
Nitro (a great, fast, tall, non-looping coaster with decent scenery)
The Dark Knight (opening in 2008, their first, major indoor coaster)
Congo River Rapids
Runaway Mine Train (a small, 33 year old coaster)
Houdinis Great Escape: A indescribable ride

Things to avoid: Scream Machine (way to rough, an arrow with multiple loops)

Log Flume (a typical log flume but HUGE lines)

Twister (really hurts certain male parts)

Rolling Thunder (way to rough and short)

Everything else is basic and no special reason to ride or not to ride.

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 26, 2007 at 3:53 PM
as long as the line for Kingda Ka isn't as long as 2 1/2 hours long, i'm going on it. Definately Superman, El toro, Nitro, and medusa.

From Mike Maloney
Posted February 4, 2008 at 1:56 PM
El Toro is by far the cream of the park crop. The line usually isn't that bad, but why wait when you can get the fast pass.
Kingda Ka is WAY to rough to enjoy. I was looking forward to it, after riding Top Thrill so many times, but was disappointed both trips when I rode the Ka.
It's a big park, but if you get the fast pass, you can hit them all, and be on your way to Atlantic City by 3:00.

From Justin Spisto
Posted February 4, 2008 at 6:53 PM
Eli get a Flash Pass. Once you get that you must ride

El toro
Kingda ka
Nitro
Medusa
Superman

you should aviod GASM because its a arrow looper and you think there too "rough''.

From Eli Katzman
Posted February 5, 2008 at 1:19 PM
I already think they are too rough, justin. My only questions are that does the flash pass contain all the rides, how many times on the certain ones, and how much does it cost? The only other time I was intrested in something like a flash pass was when I was at BGE, and that was about $25-$30

From Justin Spisto
Posted February 5, 2008 at 3:46 PM
for 1 person the flash pass is 25 bucks. it works on all rides and you can use all you want till it runs out of battery

From Christy Shuman
Posted March 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM
I am also going to SFgrAdv this summer my questions are ;
I will proabably be taking the southwest flight. I wanted to fly in on a Sunday and spend a Monday and Tuesday in the park. When is the best time to go? What month? Which rides should I hit first? Will the flash pass be worth getting since I'm going on a Monday and Tuesday? What are the "not to miss rides" ? Does the park run the coasters at a good capacity? Do they have any kind of 2day pass? I know I'm asking alot but any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

From Danny Melillo
Posted March 30, 2008 at 10:17 AM
Get there before the park opens and go to the ropes closest to Kingda Ka/ El Toro. Weekdays during the first two weeks June are good times becuase local schools aren't off yet. Head straight for Kingda Ka or El Toro because they have the longest lines throughout the day. One after another. Then either do Ultimate Flight and Scream Machine or Medusa. Then head over to the other side of the park and you'll be hit with long lines with the Dark Knight, Nitro, Skull Mountain, and Batman the Ride so you just gotta tough it out if they don't add single rider lines.

From Christy Shuman
Posted March 30, 2008 at 11:39 AM
thanks Danny- How bout May-is there a good time in may to go?

From Justin Spisto
Posted March 30, 2008 at 3:02 PM
Christy, If you go on a weekday in May that will be perfect, I just don't know if all the rides will be running to to capcity though.

From Danny Melillo
Posted March 31, 2008 at 4:44 AM
Plus we don't know if the Dark Knight will be open by that time. Just gotta keep checking the park's website and here.

From Danny Melillo
Posted March 31, 2008 at 4:44 AM
Plus we don't know if the Dark Knight will be open by that time. Just gotta keep checking the park's website and here.

From Christy Shuman
Posted March 31, 2008 at 5:02 AM
Well if Dark Knight is open thats great, if not its no big deal to me. What exactlty is Dark Knight other than a coaster in the dark?

From Eli Katzman
Posted March 31, 2008 at 12:26 PM
If I get do ride the dark knight, I might not like it that much because I heard that it's just a scary ride with a little twists and turns. At least it's indoors, though. If you know any different, please tell me.

When I go, I will probably have to go with 3 or 4 other people, so what should I do with a group?

Also, I'm sadly going in late July, even though it's on a Sunday. Do you guys know what would happen on a July Sunday?

From Justin Spisto
Posted March 31, 2008 at 2:56 PM
^ Ely its going to be extremly overcrowded. So my advice is get there when the park opens and buy a Golden Flash pass.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 1, 2008 at 1:56 PM
That's EXACTLY what I thought. The only probalem is, I'm going with a program, so I sadly can't choose, like I already said.

From Justin Spisto
Posted April 1, 2008 at 2:26 PM
Oh that stinks dude. Then as soon as you get there run to Kingda Ka and El Toro. If you have time after that try and get to Nitro.

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:03 AM
Hello again my fellow Great Adventure fans! Medusa is the best ride at the park, it will always be my favorite, smooth and fun, followed by Nitro, then El Toro, then Batman the ride... I would avoid superman and rolling thunder and especially avoid the scream machine, unless you like pounding headaches and nosebleeds... As for superman, the wait is way too long for a short, boring ride and rolling thunder is way too old, rough and boring to waste your time on it, opening day is saturday, here's to another great season and SFGA! Enjoy your trip! :o)

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:06 AM
Oh and Ps Kingda Ka, SOOO not worth it, it's too fast and too short of a ride that it's over so soon you don't even know what hit you, there's no reason to wait in line 2 hours for a ride you can't even enjoy, avoid it if you ask me.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 3, 2008 at 2:28 PM
Well, leslie, for me, I would like all the speed I can get. Thanks for the tips, though, everybody. I know I REALLY wanna go on kingda ka, but I don't think it WOULD be worth it, too. This is my first time there, so that's why I posted this. Yes, my hopes are to get El toro, Nitro (I heard Apollo is better, and I wanna compare[I've ridden Apollo]), Medusa, and Batman the ride. I will check the line for K. ka, but I don't think the line will be that great the whole day.

From Justin Spisto
Posted April 3, 2008 at 3:59 PM
^ Nitro and Apollo are two great rides. They are redicoulsy(spelllings wrong) hard to compare I had a tough time comparing the two. I chose Apollo's. But in all seriousness Eli you have to get on El Toro its the best wodden coaster om earth!

From Jake Rivers
Posted April 3, 2008 at 4:02 PM
Behemoth will OWN both so who really cares but Nitro is always rated higher in the GOLDEN TICKET AWARDS so therefore Nitro owns Apollo's. And the Voyage is the best wooden coaster in America!

From Justin Spisto
Posted April 3, 2008 at 4:42 PM
^ No its not. El Toro owns every other wood coaster by a easy amount. beside I thought you were a Intamin "fan boy".

From Jake Rivers
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:13 PM
Voyage claims the golden ticket, look it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 4, 2008 at 5:10 AM
Have fun Eli! Try to get on Medusa for sure! And also I agree that Apollo beats Nitro, but Nitro still rocks, and also, you're right Justin, El Toro, best wooden rollercoaster ive ever been on, hands down, that drop, killer!!

From Kevin Sowinski
Posted April 4, 2008 at 10:09 AM
When I was at this park a couple of years ago my favorites of the coasters that I was able to ride in order were:
1. El Toro
2. Medusa
3. Nitro
4. Batman
5. Superman

The lineups for El Toro and Kingda Ka were both huge, so I had to choose. Since, I had already ridden Top Thrill Dragster, I rode El Toro.

I'm hoping to get back there this summer, again.

Also, to weigh in on the coaster comparisons. I have ridden Apollo's Chariot and Voyage. I rode Apollo's Chariot a couple of days before Nitro and as far as I'm concerned I enjoyed AC more than Nitro and I'll take Voyage over El Toro.

Voyage, AC, and El Toro are 3 of my current top 6. The only other wooden coaster I like more than El Toro is the Phoenix and the 2 steel coasters that I like more than AC are Superman (New England version) and Millenium Force.

You should have a great day.

From Christy Shuman
Posted April 4, 2008 at 11:16 AM
I am alson going to to 6fghradv for the first time in May and you guys are really getting me pumped!!!!

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 4, 2008 at 1:21 PM
Thanks for the "have a good day" sayings. Anyway, I haven't been on very many wooden coasters, so here are my top 3 all tied:

Rebel Yell (backwards), Lightning Racer, and PHEONIX!!!! I AGREE!!!

From Christy Shuman
Posted May 17, 2008 at 4:01 AM
Does anyone know anything about SF rain policy?

From Eli Katzman
Posted May 18, 2008 at 7:20 AM
Wait, the one here, or everywhere, Christy? At SFA(america), I went 2 weeks ago and it was raining (lightly but for a long time), and it was fine. They even had the water rides open. But I don't know about SFGAdv's policy.... Probobly check the website.

From Lawrence Smith
Posted May 20, 2008 at 5:41 AM
Actually Christy they don't offer refunds or rainchecks if it is raining. My only advice is to check the weather & hope for the best. What dates are you going up to SFGA?

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