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Anonymous
03-18-2004, 12:11 AM
What, in your opinion, is the best theme park in NJ? (I understand that they're known as six flags there)

We just had a theme park close here in OZ :cry: But sokay, it's in NSW and I live in Qld which has several theme parks, all in close proximity to each other (but not so much to me)....

JerseyDevil
03-18-2004, 01:30 AM
Hey - thanks for joining cuz. :) Also- sorry I had to move your thread, but it really belonged in the Amusement Park forum.


What, in your opinion, is the best theme park in NJ? (I understand that they're known as six flags there)

Six Flags is actually just a amusement park company. They own a bunch of parks throughout the US and Europe. We only have one Six Flags amusement park and that's Great Adventure- but we have a lot of other amusement parks, such as Storybook Land, Fantasy Island, Pirates Cove not to mention the boardwalk amusement parks - like Jenkinson's, Funtown, Casino Pier and Morey's.

The best amusement park in NJ though has to be Great Adventure (http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure/). It's the largest - has 13 roller coasters including the tallest on the east coast - Nitro.
Nitro sometimes makes people - :puke:

Here is a really cool fansite about Great Adventure - Great Adventure Source (http://www.gadv.com/)


We just had a theme park close here in OZ :cry: But sokay, it's in NSW and I live in Qld which has several theme parks, all in close proximity to each other (but not so much to me)....
I love living 30 minutes from Great Adventure. I wouldn't know what to do if it closed. Don't think it will though - this year is it's 30th anniversary and they keep expanding.

Aussie Cousin
03-18-2004, 11:06 PM
That's okay. I hadn't scrolled down and seen the extra stuff there.

Stephanie Plum
03-21-2004, 02:40 PM
Got all excited and posted in the wrong place. :D That's cool, it happens to the best of us. ;)

Radagast
03-24-2004, 03:09 PM
I went to Six Flags once, in Netherlands. I was scared to go on the roller coaster ( :roll: ) - it looked so intimidating back then...

JerseyDevil
03-24-2004, 03:59 PM
I went to Six Flags once, in Netherlands. I was scared to go on the roller coaster ( :roll: ) - it looked so intimidating back then...
How was it? Dd you like it? Was it a big roller coaster? :) I'm glad you went on one and enjoyed it.

Radagast
03-26-2004, 02:52 PM
How was it? Dd you like it? Was it a big roller coaster? :) I'm glad you went on one and enjoyed it.I actually meant I didn't go on it because it was too frightening.
I did go to another one in Netherlands - in a big amusement park, called 'Efteling' - it was great! :) (I had my moments of regret during the time we went up the roller coaster - like 'Why the hell did I agree to be here?') :roll: but it was great, really. (Only 2 loops.)

Aussie Cousin
03-30-2004, 09:07 PM
Sadly, they've just pulled down my fav coaster. I have many fond memories of it. :(

mte1961
11-09-2005, 11:03 PM
In 1970 I visited relatives in Texas and went to my first "Six Flags"
Six Flags over Texas. Outside Dallas. The one in Jersey didn't show up till after Jungle Habitat closed like in 76...

But there only one trip through the jungle safari was needed. All those monkeys on the car. Get them off Arrgghhh.....

M

JerseyDevil
11-09-2005, 11:54 PM
But there only one trip through the jungle safari was needed. All those monkeys on the car. Get them off Arrgghhh.....
Are you referring to Great Adventure's Wild Safari here? The bamboos running on the cars were the best part. It used to be that everything was free to roam, including the lions and tigers. Now most things are sadly behind fences. I really can't blame them for putting the baboons behind fences a couple of years ago. The baboons had gotten very very mean. I never had any problems going through there, but then in one year, I had my antenae ripped off and they ate my "firebird" emblem thing on the front of my car. It's still not the same without them running around in the road and jumping from car to car. That was always cool to see. :)


Know what would be really I think for GA? I think they should pave over the roads i the Wild Safari and only have guided tours in vans. Then you're riding on dirt roads and it would be a bit more like being on th Africa plains and truly in the wildness areas. Iy woudl take a bit away without being in the privacy of your own car, but I think it would add a little extra to the experience too. Anyway - it's not like you can hear which on the AM station and the tour person woudl really be able to explain the animals AS YOU SEE THEM. Anyway - just my thoughts on the Wild Safari. :)

mte1961
11-10-2005, 10:13 AM
Are you referring to Great Adventure's Wild Safari here? The bamboos running on the cars were the best part.
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I really can't blame them for putting the baboons behind fences a couple of years ago. The baboons had gotten very very mean. I never had any problems going through there, but then in one year, I had my antenae ripped off and they ate my "firebird" emblem thing on the front of my car. It's still not the same without them running around in the road and jumping from car to car. That was always cool to see. :)
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Anyway - just my thoughts on the Wild Safari. :)

Yes.

My family was there in 1975 the second year it was open. I was dying to go on the amusements but it took what seemed like hours crawling in a solid line of cars to get through it. All the cars overheating and the monkeys picking at the trim on the car. They had the posted warnings about vinyl roofs but my dad took us in anyway :)

That was the last time I was in a drive through safari..

Mark