Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure
Overall a great park, with a great selection of coasters. What really stood out this trip though was how well the staff was. I really can't stress enough how awesome all the park employee's were, the absolute best out of any Six Flags park I've been to before. Very fast operations, INFORMATIVE, talkative, and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Something you don't see very often. I don't wanna jump the gun, but if this is how other Six Flags parks are operating, then they've really stepped it up. I personally don't like being lied to my face, even though it's procedure. But when a ride was down, they gave all the information they had. Talked to guests, and didn't give the standard "We don't know anything"; routine. I understand the purpose, but I must say. When the employees tell you while they don't know for sure when the rides going to open, but it should be a few minutes from the problems they're experiencing. Helps a lot making the decision to leave the line, and lose potentially hours of waisted time.
The new Q-Bot's are amazing! Let's go back to the staff for a second while on the subject. We we're informed when getting are Q-bot that lines weren't expected to be long, and that we can be refunded, or exchanged for another day. Now talk about customer service. They were willing to let go a good 120 dollars for customer satisfaction, and you know what? It wouldn't have mattered even IF they didn't offer the refund. That's treating the customer right. That's something I wouldn't expect just about anywhere else. But back on the topic of Q-bot's. They are a little pricey, but worth every penny! We still went ahead with it even after the warning, considering we only had a day at the park. Glad we did, while the gesture was nice, lines quickly reached 1-3 hours on all major attractions. But the q-bot system was so awesome it was like that park was empty the entire day. Selecting rides straight from the device is genius, the older q-bots were pretty cool as well. But after finally using the new system. I'm impressed to say the least.
Overall we had an awesome day, rode EVERYTHING about 5 times over. The staff were wonderful, the coasters were amazing, and the park was clean.
A few not so good notes. Food prices, terrible. What I don't understand is why don't they charge you the same awful prices, but hey, portion it out better maybe? They pay next to nothing for the actual food. Why not save the trouble of angry guests, and give large portion sizes. I understand the tickets are cheap, but parking makes up for that with the whomping 20 dollar parking fee's. It's just a thought, considering I heard many guests complaing about food prices.
I hate to go on about this, since it seems to be the moaning topic of the park. But some decent flat rides could really take away from lines, and fill in the park very nicely. For the price of one coaster, you can get many flat rides. So maybe some smaller investments like flat rides wouldn't hurt.
Oh and people, the general public in particular. Treat employees with respect. They're just doing there job, and when a ride like Kingda Ka shuts down, and you're mad that it's the fifth time it's happened to you. Maybe take a note that particular ride has issues and life goes on perhaps. Don't be irate to park employees that are obviously genuinely nice people.