Six Flags, Great Adventure Complaint - Great Disappointment-Going Downhill Fast
JACKSON, NEW JERSEY -- Yesterday, I took my 2 teenage sons and nephew to Six Flags Great Adventure, opening day for 2008. We DID NOT have a Great Adventure there.
Soon, you will start seeing TV ads for the new roller coaster Dark Knight, an indoor, wild-mouse type roller coaster. What the ads will not tell you is that 7 rides have been removed/closed from the park. The following are gone: Chiller and Movietown Water Effect (big boat) to make room for the new ride. Also gone according to the park map are the Bumper Cars and Musik Express (this area is blocked off due to the new ride construction). In addition, in other areas of the park, the Wave Swing and the Space Shuttle are gone. Also, the Houdini Escape ride is shut down for the season. This doesn't even count Free Fall which was gone last year. So, 8 rides gone, 1 new ride! The ads used to say more rides than any other park. It seems, the majority of rides at Six Flags are for the 10 and under age group.
This year, they changed the motion ride Sponge Bob to a space mission. Luckily we only waited 5 mintues for this ride as this was also a let down. It seemed a lot shorter then the old Sponge Bob ride. Again, the 10 and under crowd probably loved it.
The soda machines went up in price, $3.50 for a 20 ounce. Food also went up.
The parking prices are the same as last year.
We have season passes (luckily we bought these during their 1 day say last December for $60 each) so we will be going back but I don't think we will go as much as last year. Anyone going, make sure you get discount tickets. It is not worth full price at all unless you have small children in your group. Also, I recommend you bring your own lunch but you have to eat it outside the park. The kids did enjoy the roller coasters yesterday, the crowd was light and the weather was good. I also have to say that the employees we talked to were friendly.
It is disappointing that they removed so many rides but you in the past few years, they have added lots of new kiddie rides. We didn't go to any of the shows, but in recent years, the shows have also gone downhill.