Great Adventure QuestionsSix Flags Great Adventure: I need to know some specifics.
From Ian KampertI am currently planning a trip to Great Adventure this June and I need to know some specifics. First: how long are the lines in early/mid-June and do I need a flash pass? Secondly: Which order should I hit all the coasters in (keep in mind I want to ride El Toro as much as possible). And third: where should I eat without going broke or throwing up? Any and all help is appreciated!
Posted April 11, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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From Nick MarkhamNote: I have not actually been to Great Adventure but have read many, many reviews and know exactly what it is like.
Posted April 11, 2009 at 4:57 PM
Six Flags Great Adventure always has lengthy lines and probably at the time you visit, will be the same. My sugestion is to wait to get a Flash Pass or any tickets until getting there to determine which you should get.
Kingda Ka: Extremly Long Lines
I am sorry I can not give more help but try checking Gadv Online for more help!
From Rob VialaI always go to SFGA every summer and Bizzaro (formerly Medusa) really did not have long lines even thouh that might change. Try to hit up Kingda Ka and El Toro first. Bothe normally have 3 hour waits and kingda ka always has to be shut down for a period of time which increases the wait a lot. Nitro has moderate waits with the occasional 2 hour wait as well.
Posted April 11, 2009 at 5:57 PM
From D-Man O'ConnellBizzarro will have extrmely long lines. All rides but GASM and rolling thunder will have long lines. Hint: do not go to the dark knight ride. its a waste of time. YES, definetly buy a flash pass, even though they are expensive. i personally don't buy them, becasue i pick better days to go when its less crowded. The best times are April, May, September, October: anytime in between those months are going to be extremely crowded and u might be able to ride 2 rides in one day.
Posted April 14, 2009 at 2:49 PM
From Rob VialaI agree with D-Man. But it depends on the days in october because of fright fest. I knot that the lines are definatly less than they are in June and July but at night Fright Fest drawn some. And I totally agree the Dark Knight is a complete waste of time. It is only a good thing when it is raining out and even then skull montain is a better alternative!!
Posted April 14, 2009 at 3:23 PM
From Ian KampertThis may not apply but... Hershey Park is my home park and I have seen a significant difference with lines(or lack thereof) in June and early July versus the extreme crowds of late July and August. Now, HP has no Flash Pass system, so the lines may not be quite as tied up. Great Bear and Storm Runner are both walk-ons througout the day if you can hit any weekday in June(that is, once all the schools have left). I don't know if the same is true for Six Flags; but, if it is, I see no need to spend money on a Flash Pass. If there is a need for one, I'm going gold!
Posted April 15, 2009 at 2:50 PM
From Rob VialaHershey is a little bit of a different animal. Six Flags has day trippers from Jersey, NYC, Long Island(where I am), and Philly. And while hershey is a great park it isnt as geared to teens and thrill seekers as six flags. Yes early june people are not there during the week but come mid june the lines are rediculous.
Posted April 15, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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