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    Great Adventure will be opening shortly. April 2nd they're having coasters after dark. I think I might go to that. I'm having GA withdrawal and it's been getting worse. I'm so excited.

    What are your favoirite rides?

    I love Medusa still. Nitro is awesome also - especially the back. Superman is great - when it works. Hopefully they won't have the problems this year they had last. Half the times I went it was either only one train running or it was down completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil
    Great Adventure will be opening shortly. April 2nd they're having coasters after dark. I think I might go to that. I'm having GA withdrawal and it's been getting worse. I'm so excited.

    What are your favoirite rides?

    I love Medusa still. Nitro is awesome also - especially the back. Superman is great - when it works. Hopefully they won't have the problems this year they had last. Half the times I went it was either only one train running or it was down completely.
    Although I've never been in Great Adventure, I wanted to tell you that from what I saw in 'Roller Coaster Tycoon' and from the sites you gave me - they look too scary to me. :embarrassed:

    I'm excited for you, JD! Have fun when it opens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radagast
    Although I've never been in Great Adventure, I wanted to tell you that from what I saw in 'Roller Coaster Tycoon' and from the sites you gave me - they look too scary to me. :embarrassed:

    I'm excited for you, JD! Have fun when it opens.
    lol! errr... I mean.... oh, that's too bad. But then, that means shorter lines for me.

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    I almost forgot to answer this question...
    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil
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    What are your favoirite rides? ....
    My favorite rides? Anything that makes a normal person crap their pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil
    Great Adventure will be opening shortly. April 2nd they're having coasters after dark. I think I might go to that. I'm having GA withdrawal and it's been getting worse. I'm so excited.
    Wow, it's open at night? Our theme parks aren't usually (except for Luna Park, I think, and some others). Going on a rollercoaster at night sounds scary. How long's it been closed for?

    Trying to find that picture of that ride, the one that seems terrifying, from one of those links you gave me, JD. Dang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin
    Wow, it's open at night? Our theme parks aren't usually (except for Luna Park, I think, and some others). Going on a rollercoaster at night sounds scary.
    That's odd. Most theme parks in New Jersey are open into the night. The night is the best time to go. It is tons of fun.
    How long's it been closed for?
    October 31st I think is when it closed this year. It open through Halloween - because they have Frightfest. Then it reopens in April. Can't really go on rollercoasters in the snow. Also- even in october it gets a bit cold. My favorite time to go to Great Adventure is actually in the fall though. it's so beautiful to see the leaves changing colors and the crisp air.

    Trying to find that picture of that ride, the one that seems terrifying, from one of those links you gave me, JD. Dang.
    Which ride is that? What was it like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil
    That's odd. Most theme parks in New Jersey are open into the night. The night is the best time to go. It is tons of fun.
    I don't know, we don't have many theme parks down in my state of Victoria. Queensland, where your Aussie Cousin comes from, has really good ones that close at 5pm if I recall correctly.
    Now I'm really excited about your theme parks. NJ at night!
    What are these boardwalk theme parks you've mentioned?

    October 31st I think is when it closed this year.
    It closes every year? I can't remember if ours do or not.

    Which ride is that? What was it like?
    I don't remember. I'm only joking. It's the one with the bland picture- a simulator or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin
    I don't know, we don't have many theme parks down in my state of Victoria. Queensland, where your Aussie Cousin comes from, has really good ones that close at 5pm if I recall correctly.
    Now I'm really excited about your theme parks. NJ at night!
    Well if you come out here - you will really have to try going to Great Adventure.
    What are these boardwalk theme parks you've mentioned?
    You can get a list of the amusement parks on my theme park page. Here is Casino Pier and Morey's Pier.

    It closes every year? I can't remember if ours do or not.
    yeah - can't really ride the rides in 32 degree weather.

    I don't remember. I'm only joking. It's the one with the bland picture- a simulator or something.
    Well I know I never gave you a bland picture - let alone one of a simulator.

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    Right. I forgot about your snow.

    No, the ride picture was on the same page as another ride pic. (Maybe Nitro?).

    Do your theme parks have any "unique" rides, that others won't have? Or something that makes them really special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin
    Do your theme parks have any "unique" rides, that others won't have? Or something that makes them really special?
    Well yeah - for two Superman and Nitro. Medusa was the first floorless coaster. Here is a pic of the Superman ride...
    It's from Great Adventure Source. For more pics go to their Superman page. There you can also see pics of before Great Adventure had reopened - with snow on the ground.

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    Thanks, that's really cool.

    I mean, do you have any rides that are STILL unique today? (In America at least). I'd like to check them out whilst over there. When I get over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin
    Thanks, that's really cool.

    I mean, do you have any rides that are STILL unique today? (In America at least). I'd like to check them out whilst over there. When I get over there.
    Not really probably. Most roller coasters are so expensive to make that they are usually built for several parks at the same time. Batman and Robin: Chiller is pretty unique though, not sure if there any other's the same as it. It works with a maglev system and catapults the trains out at 0-6omph in I think 3 seconds.

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    When I first read this, I thought you meant they share rides. (You don't mean that, do you?).

    Impressive. Terrifying, but impressive. Profuse thanks for all the answers to the questions, JD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lin
    When I first read this, I thought you meant they share rides. (You don't mean that, do you?).
    No - I don't mean that. It's just cheaper to spread the cost of design and so forth over several parks. Then the parks get their own coaster - but the design cost is spread out.
    Impressive. Terrifying, but impressive. Profuse thanks for all the answers to the questions, JD.
    Anytime.

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    Wow! You can get pics on here!

    Look - if you like, I can go to Dreamworld/Seaworld/Movieworld (all in Qld) so I can put pics up here. All for research purposes, of course...... :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Cousin
    Look - if you like, I can go to Dreamworld/Seaworld/Movieworld (all in Qld) so I can put pics up here. All for research purposes, of course...... :wink:
    Sorry - if I allow you to post pics of Australian stuff - then I will have to allow everyone to post things from all over. I may be adding a general area - where people can discuss anything.

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    Well, I'll go do the research anyway... you never know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil
    Well yeah - for two Superman and Nitro. Medusa was the first floorless coaster. Here is a pic of the Superman ride...
    It's from Great Adventure Source. For more pics go to their Superman page. There you can also see pics of before Great Adventure had reopened - with snow on the ground.
    :shock: ...I ... want ... to ride ... THAT!!!

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    I AM SO GOING TO DO THAT COASTER!
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    It is a cool coaster. What is especially cool is when it goes through the loop and you are facing straight down and then when it comes out of the loop - you're on your back. What sucks is that it kept breaking down last year. I hope they have it fixed this year. It was brand new - so it had to have all the kinks worked out.

    April 2nd is when GA opens up. I'm thinking of going by myself. I have no one else to go with and I don't think my cousin can go. So I suppose I will go by myself.

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