On the morning of October 8th, 2012, we woke up at about 4 am to arrive at Six Flags Great Adventure at 6 am. We were attending the Nitro Media Shoot for the Travel Channels filming of Extreme Coaster Wars: World Domination. A day that should have been exciting, turned out to be what we didn't expect. Previous Travel Channel shootings let us ride the Coaster about 20 times, for hours, and interviewed us so we can be on television. This time, it was totally different. They had us waiting around in the Nitro station just waiting there. We planed to start riding at 7 am, but they lied to us, as they didn't start us riding until 9:30 am, just before the park opened. They made us stand there in the freezing cold for hours. It was similar to torture. Then, they only made us ride Nitro a few times, and that was it. When they made us ride, they also told us we had to ride in short sleeves because, "it is always summer in tv land!" We literally froze from the below freezing temperature and the high speed winds of Nitro. We even got sick after. Also, instead of interviewing actual Roller Coaster Enthusiasts (like us), they interviewed paid actors, and they were labeled "Roller Coaster Enthusiasts." The media shoot for Nitro was expected to be fun and exciting, but turned out to be the opposite and a waste of time. We do regret attending the event. However, there is a chance you could see us on television when the show airs.
After wasting 5 hours just standing in the station of Nitro, they let us into the park, without paying the admission cost (which didn't matter, because we all had season passes). We felt sick and exhausted from the morning, so we only rode a few rides in the morning (mostly El Toro) and then left the park. We felt it was a waste of a day, money, and gas. It had to be one of the worst days at an Amusement Park for us. Next time, hopefully the Travel Channel improves their filming work, and focuses on better Roller Coaster program
On Sunday June 3rd, 2012 the Coaster Of The Day crew team went to Six Flags Great Adventure. It was a very special day, as it was one of our administrators birthday!
The park opened that day at 10:30. We arrived at the park at 9:30, hoping to be the first ones to ride El Toro for the day. Due to the massive crowds, Six Flags had sections of the park roped off, so that security guards could safely escort guests to their favorite rides. We waited there, behind the line until 10:30. There was a massive crowd there, but we made it first to El Toro. We were lucky to be on the first train of El Toro of the day! The El Toro station was empty, so we stayed there for about a hour, and kept re-riding the Wooden Coaster.
After, it was approximately noon, and we headed over to the first B&M (Bolliger& Mallibard) Floor-less Coaster, Bizarro. Bizarro had no line, so we rode it a few times before heading over to ride the Runaway Mine Train. After riding the classic family Coaster, we headed over to ride El Toro once again! The line was picking up, and then it had about a 20 minute wait. We rode it two more times, and then we headed over to ride Nitro. Nitro had a 30 minute wait, and we rode it in the back row. It was then about 2 pm, and the park started to get very crowded. We had a long car ride home, so we decided to leave the park.
The quick day at SFGA was great! We were the first ones on El Toro for the day, and ride it over 8 times (which is really hard to do on a regular day at the park, and not on an ACE event.) Also we were able to ride great B&M Coasters - Bizarro and Nitro! It was an excellent day at Six Flags Great Adventure!
On Saturday June 2nd, 2012 Coaster if the Day went to Six Flags Great Adventure for a few hours. Earlier in the day we attended Seaside Screams 6, and decided to visit SFGA for the evening.
We arrived at the park at approximately 6 pm. The first thing we did, was ride SFGAs new ride, SkyScreamer. The line was about 2 hours long, about average for a new ride. SkyScreamer was definitely an enjoyable experience, and it was a great feeling to be flying 242 feet above SFGA looking down at all our favorite Coasters. If you visit the park soon, be sure to ride SkyScreamer.
We only had one hour in the park left, before it closed. We then quickly rode the great B&M (Bolliger & Mallibard) Mega Coaster, Nitro, in the front row. After ridding Nitro, we wanted to ride one of the best wooden Coasters, El Toro, before the park closed. The time was 8:50 and we had a few minutes to run across the park to El Toro. We waited until 9:45 to get on, and rode the last train of the night.
Overall, it was a fun 3 hours at the park. We finally got to ride SkyScreamer, and we got to ride two of of some of the world's greatest Coasters, Nitro and El Toro.
On Saturday April 29th, 2012 the Coaster Of The Day team went to Six Flags Great Adventure. Surprisingly, this was our first time to the park in 2012. That day the park was very crowded. Here was our quick day:
We got to the park at about noon and the park was already packed. First thing we did was to go and process our season pass. By the time we got there the line was about 1.5 hours long. Sadly, we waited on the line. On line we took about 30 minuets of videos of Green Lantern and Superman Ultimate Flight. (Videos to be released soon!) Finally our passes were processed at 2:00. We headed over to El Toro and rode it once in the back row. The last time I rode it was in October and counted down every day since then to ride it again. El Toro is truly one of the best Coasters on the Planet. While we were over there, we got breathtaking videos of the Epic Wooden Coaster. It was already 3:30 and we headed over to see the latest Construction of Skyscreamer. (We took a Construction Update video of it!). By then it was 4:00 and we had to leave. Before we left however, we went through the magnificent Wild Safari. While we were in there, we took over 30 minuets of videos of the animals inside. (Videos to be released soon!) It was already 6:00 and we had to head home (which takes over 3 hours)
Overall it was an interesting day at the park. We only rode one ride - El Toro, (but it was well worth driving over 3 hours, just to ride El Toro!) We also took a lot of great videos and finally got our Season Passes Processed.
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