> > > > > smaller. But, they are claiming the theme park will be the largest
> > > > > theme park after the merge, so I guess that's a good promotional
> > > > > angle, too.
> > > > It doesn't matter what they claim. The problem with SFNJ isn't the gate entrance, it's the rides not being open when the park does. I took my family years ago and haven't been back since. Already told everyone why a bunch of times. KK wasn't operating, El Toro didn't open until noon, and all the other rides were not operating when the park opened. It's like the start time for the employees is the same as the park opening, and that's when they test the rides. Only one train on Superman. Like they're doing everyone a favor by even being there. The attendance figures prove what I'm saying, SFNJ fell off the list, below 2.7 million.
> > > > But let's look at the bigger picture. What city would you fly into in 2 years?
> > > > Los Angeles (SFMM), Austin Texas (SFoT, SFFT), or Newark (SFNJ)?
> > > > Notice I don't say next year. Why? Because you can't expect the ride to be open unless it's CP and a B&M coaster. Once again, SF doesn't care if the ride is delayed, and the A-listers and web masters don't call the parks on it.
> > > > Honestly for me, it's probably going to be Texas, 2 parks plus a visit to Schlitterbahn.
> > > You're big mistake there is flying in Newark! Fly into Philly, or even Baltimore, and hit Hershey/Knoebels/Dorney/SFGAd and shore parks, Morey's will have a new woodie by then as well. That is a hell of a good combo of parks. You can hit SFA too. Or, you could fly into NYC, or Hartford Ct., and do SFGAD, Coney, Rye, Quassy, Lake Compounce, and SFNE. Another good bunch of parks... If you goto Texas you get less. LA is a good choice if there's anyting new there for you.
> > > Ted
> > Right, we flew in Philly the last time. Newark is more expensive, but closer to SFNJ. If I do another trip that way, I'll fly into Harrisburg (MDT) and make the Hershey area the base. They have buses that go from their hotels to the park. It makes the stay feel like a resort, which it is. Philly is also good since it's a major airport in the middle, could do that as well.
> > I'm flying to Hartford Sunday to visit LC and SFNE.
> > I think SF is getting better about opening rides because I *** about it so much. From what I hear, the suits read this stuff. They say I'm only one, but others must think the same, because SFNJ dropped off the attendance report, going below 2.7 million visitors. And I keep talking about the early rides at CP. SF tries to make their parks look like resorts, but they've got no onsite hotels, and don't have any early rides except at SFoG.
> > SFMM - Run to X, what happens, wait 15 minutes while slow dads catch up and cut the line joining their kids. I'd say something but then it would ruin my day. It's not fair to those who are first in line. Have X open when the people jog up to the ride.
> > SFNJ - ? Haven't been back in a few years, don't know if the rides are running when the park opens. May go next year, but Hershey will be the base, not the SFNJ area.
> If Newark is closer, it's not by much. They are probably both around an hour away.