Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #51
By: Kevin Gregg
September 28, 2014

Our visit to Six Flags Great Adventure today was a bit of a different one. There isn't going to be much to blog about, it's going to be more of a picture and video type of deal because we had joined Great Adventure Online & Coaster Crew for ONLINE DAY at Six Flags Great Adventure. What that meant is that we got Exclusive Ride Time on Nitro ONE HOUR before the park opened to the public, behind the scene tours of the roller coasters, early entry for some of the shows and events, a Zumajaro take over later on, an EXCLUSIVE Safari Truck for our group and more!

Six Flags New England: Visit #4
By: Kevin Gregg
September 27, 2014

It's Saturday and I was planning to make a weekend of Six Flags New England but Danny Binetti convinced me to try this in a day trip. We left at 6:30 in the morning and by 10am, we were in the vicinity of Six Flags New England. Since the park wasn't going to open until noon, we had some time to burn so we headed over to a Wendy's and had an early lunch before heading to the park.

This past weekend, we spent the day at Six Flags New England on Saturday and Sunday we headed to Six Flags Great Adventure for Great Adventure Online & Coaster Crew Online Day with tours of Batman the Ride, Nitro, the old Batman & Robin Chiller building along with a surprise tour underneath the Houdini ride! Blogs and videos from both days will be coming in the next couple of days, stay tuned and thank you for visiting Theme Park Maniacs.

On Saturday, September 27th we met a few followers of Theme Park Maniacs and I just wanted to make a mention here on the front page about it and once again wish Missy Gordon a very Happy Birthday! We had a photo taken with her and she had posted it to our Facebook page...

"It was so awesome meeting you guys yesterday! Definitely made my birthday complete. Hope you guys had a great time." - Missy Gordon

From us to you, it was an honor meeting you and we are glad that we could make your birthday complete! Anytime we are recognized in the parks and if you guys want a picture with us, just ask. It's no problem at all. We're just out there having as much fun as we possibly can and we love seeing other people share the same passion.

Again, blogs and videos are coming over the next couple of days along with a bunch of photos from our tours at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #50
By: Kevin Gregg
September 21, 2014

As we approached the park, I had said that I think the park opens up at 11am today. A woman was walking near us and said that the park opened up at 10:30, she checked the website. I popped out my phone and checked the website and the site says that the park opens up at 11am now. We are in Fright Fest hours now. After next weekend, the park will be opened up on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Friday nights, the park will open up at 5:30pm and remain open until midnight. On Saturdays, the park will open up from 11am to midnight and Sundays, 11am to 11pm! Those hours look extended to me as I don't recall the park being open until midnight last year, but I could be wrong. I think the park may have been opened until 11pm last year during Fright Fest.

Hershey Park: Visit #2
By: Kevin Gregg
September 20, 2014

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Fahrenheit; We've been told and have seen this from experience; do this ride first. It isn't the best ride in the park but it is one of the rides that everyone flocks to. While it is a very popular Intamin roller coaster, it's just an OK ride in my opinion. This ride tries to be Maverick from Cedar Point but doesn't quite make it there. Our experience on this ride today was that it was a fun ride but a little bit bumpy. Perhaps it's time to increase the maintenance on this one! Because this was the first ride we went on, we walked right in and got right on with no problem.

WHERE WILL WE BE??

Saturday, September 27th: Six Flags New England

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #49
ABSOLUTE CHAOS; POWER GOES OUT
By: Kevin Gregg
September 14, 2014

Well today turned out to be a very interesting and crazy day here at Six Flags Great Adventure! First, our day was made with the Early Ride Time for the Tea Cups, the Carousel and Houdini! Knowing us, the Theme Park Maniacs, we headed right towards the Tea Cups!

If you've been following our blogs, you already know that we have had a few run ins with security here at Six Flags Great Adventure. No, we aren't being trouble makers but there are certain items that the park will not allow us to have. First, it was my fake Erik Rowan (WWE Superstar) beard. That one caught me totally off guard, especially when I had worn it all day in the park the day before.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom: Visit #6
By: Kevin Gregg
September 13, 2014

Going into today, I knew that it was going to be a shitty day but rain doesn't stop the Theme Park Maniacs as we headed out to Allentown, Pennsylvania to Dorney Park for our 6th visit of the season!

We arrived to the park around 10:05 in the morning and I had asked the woman at the parking booth where everyone was. She told me that the park doesn't open until 11. Oh. I guess I should have checked the schedule to see what time they opened because I would have left an hour later!

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #48
ACE MEETS THEME PARK MANIACS
Riding of the Bull
By: Kevin Gregg
September 6, 2014

Here we are, the Theme Park Maniacs here for their first Riding of the Bull event, presented by ACE, the American Coaster Enthusiasts. This was set to be a very LONG and tiring day and boy did it prove to be but it was well worth it and a lot of fun.

We arrived to the parking booths by 8 in the morning and we sat there until they opened the gates at 8:30. Once we got in, we got our information from the ROTB registration and scheduled a tour for 5pm directly after the lunch buffet. That seemed like a good time for a coaster tour because we would be stuffed and it would give us time to let our food settle.

Cedar Point: Visit #6
By: Kevin Gregg
August 31, 2014

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Today will be our final visit to Cedar Point this season. It's sad to say that and I only wish that we had more vacation time so that we can return. Last year, we made our last visits on Columbus Day weekend. This year, we will spend Columbus Day Weekend in Virginia at Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion. Can't wait to see what those parks have to offer during Halloween.

Cedar Point: Visit #5
By: Kevin Gregg
August 30, 2014

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Our first stop? Let's use this meal plan @ Coaster's Drive-In. The selection here isn't as wide as the other Coaster's Drive-In's at the other Cedar Fair Parks. We got Chicken Fingers and a Burger, both came with French fries. Coaster's at Canada's Wonderland allows you to substitute the fries for Onion rings. Not here.

Cedar Point: Visit #4
By: Kevin Gregg
August 29, 2014

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Our first stop? Let's use this meal plan @ Coaster's Drive-In. The selection here isn't as wide as the other Coaster's Drive-In's at the other Cedar Fair Parks. We got Chicken Fingers and a Burger, both came with French fries. Coaster's at Canada's Wonderland allows you to substitute the fries for Onion rings. Not here.

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #47
By: Kevin Gregg
August 28, 2014

Six Flags Labor Day Flash Sale!

Starting today, Six Flags Great Adventure has a great sale going on. If you purchase 2 or more Season Passes, they will cost you only $61.99 and that gives you a FREE Upgrade to GOLD. What that means is you will be granted FREE PARKING and ENTRY into ALL SIX FLAGS PARKS! That is an amazing deal and very hard to pass up.

In addition to the season pass, we added the dining to our passes for 2015 which will bring us right to the end of the 2015 season. If you purchase your dining pass during this Labor Day Flash Sale, you will be given a FREE 2015 SPORTS BOTTLE and what that will give you is FREE REFILLS on your sodas for the rest of the 2014 season! Can't beat that!

Canada's Wonderland: Visit #3
By: Kevin Gregg
August 26, 2014

This was our final visit to Canada's Wonderland this year. Love this place and certainly didn't want to leave when the end of the night came. The park was a lot less crowded today than it was yesterday. Yesterday was Bring a Friend for 20 dollars and perhaps that and the fact that it is the last week for the summer that the park is open, contributed to the amount of people the park had. At the end of the night, it was confirmed that it was the busiest day of the season by security.

Canada's Wonderland: Visit #2
By: Kevin Gregg
August 25, 2014

Today marked visit #2 at Canada's Wonderland! We had planned to arrive at the park for the 10 o clock opening but apparently, we didn't give ourselves enough time to get in. We left our hotel at 9:30 and it is only a 9 minute drive from our hotel to the park but it took until 10:20 to actually get inside the park. That just tells you how many people were actually there today because the traffic and parking lot was ridiculous this morning.

Canada's Wonderland: Visit #1
By: Kevin Gregg
August 24, 2014

This was our very first visit to Canada's Wonderland and it was a long time coming. This is something that we wanted to do last year but didn't get the chance to so we made sure we got to it this year. August 24th was our first visit to the park. We got there around 5:30pm and thought it was absolutely gorgeous when we stepped foot into the park.

Six Flags New England: Visit #3
By: Kevin Gregg
August 23, 2014

Our final visit to Six Flags New England is complete! We will be trying to go again in October during Fright Fest but that is not confirmed at this point. Today? We have very nice weather to deal with. The forecast says that it will be 75 degrees and partly sunny. Great, maybe we'll get to see some blue skies.

Six Flags New England: Visit #2
By: Kevin Gregg
August 22, 2014

And this was day 2 at Six Flags New England! We took the lazy bus from the parking lot to get closer to the park. It doesn't take you very far, but I was feeling fat today so we took the bus. Damn stairwells, and such a long walk from the parking lot to the actual park! As we left, I said they should put some rides on this side of the area to make it more worthwhile!

Six Flags New England: Visit #1
By: Kevin Gregg
August 21, 2014

Today was our very first visit to Six Flags New England! SFNE is only the THIRD Six Flags park we have been to and so far, it was pretty damn good. We arrived to the park around 4:30pm. We noticed the parking lot is VERY far from the park itself. They did have shuttle buses to bring guests closer to the park which was good, but the walk wasn't far enough for us to have to use them.

Six Flags America: Visit #1
By: Kevin Gregg
August 20, 2014

Six Flags America, what can I say about this park? I have heard many bad things about this park and I have been told not to go there because I would be pissed because it's a horrible park and a horrible waste of time. I certainly wouldn't call this a waste of time. It did take a long time to get to and from the park and there wasn't much to do in the park but it was worth the experience.

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #46
By: Kevin Gregg
August 19, 2014

Today was to be a day of rest, but we decided to take our rest to Six Flags Great Adventure. Our main goal in going to the park was to get food because we have the All Season Dining. We figured, why not? With all the food we have to pay for in the other parks, it doesn't hurt to get a freebie today.

Kings Dominion: Visit #6
By: Kevin Gregg
August 17, 2014

Today's early ride time is for the Intimidator 305 and the Backlot Stunt Coaster. Hmm, where should we go? Intimidator 305 of course! As we walked to the Intimidator 305, we noticed that there was puddles everywhere in the park. We didn't think it had rained, but I guess anything is possible overnight. We had asked a worker what all of the puddles were and they told us that they wash the park down everyday. That is awesome.

Kings Dominion: Visit #5
By: Kevin Gregg
August 16, 2014

Here we are, Saturday morning ready for Early Ride Time to celebrate National Roller Coaster Day! We arrived to the gates at 9:30 and the early ride time today is 10am for Volcano and Intimidator 305! We entered the park and started to head to the Early Entry area and noticed people were turning around. I actually thought they were being sent to another area for early entry so instead of asking, we had turned around to go near the Eiffel Tower hoping to get in there.

Kings Dominion: Visit #4
By: Kevin Gregg
August 15, 2014

Friday night, August 15th, we arrived to Kings Dominion around 5pm. As we pulled up to the park, we had noticed that the park closed at 8pm tonight. Well that sucks. Why close at 8pm on a Friday night? Normally Fridays and Saturdays would be the nights to close at 10pm or later and Sundays would be the early closing. Oh well, either way we're going to make the best of it and have a good time for the 3 hours we are here!

Theme Park Maniacs ON TOUR...
By: Kevin Gregg

The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy for us, but we CANNOT WAIT... Friday, August 15th we will drive down to Virginia to spend the weekend at Kings Dominion. We will be in the park on the 15th for a couple of hours, the 16th all day and the 17th all day. We drive back home to New Jersey on the morning of August 18th where we will go and see our very first LINKIN PARK CONCERT at the PNC ARTS CENTER!

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #45
By: Kevin Gregg
August 10, 2014

Well, it's Sunday and it's time for visit #45 at Six Flags Great Adventure! We figured that the park would be crowded today and that's no problem because we don't mind the crowds. It is what it is, but today sure pissed me off.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom: Visit #5
By: Kevin Gregg
August 9, 2014

Last year, we went to Dorney Park a total of 8 times and never in our 8 visits did I see the park as crowded as it got today. As we came closer to the park, my GPS took me in all screwed up directions and I couldn't figure out why until I got near the entrance of the park. Traffic entering the park was horrendous. It took almost 20 minutes to get into the parking lot itself because that's how crowded it is!

Six Flags Great Adventure: Visit #44
By: Kevin Gregg
August 8, 2014

Six Flags visit #44 of the season is in the books! The parking lot looks pretty crowded, uh oh. What is this? Oh, it's Bring a Friend Free Friday! As we were walking up to the park, we found a stroller and decided to put Megan in it and walk through the front gate with it. We also got our gate photos with Megan in the stroller.

Theme Park Maniacs Reaches 1,000 Subscribers!
By: Kevin Gregg
August 7, 2014

Just wanted to take this time to thank all of the visitors and viewers of Theme Park Maniacs. Last night, our YouTube Channel reached 1,000 subscribers. If you guys have any suggestions, advice or recommendations for our YouTube Channel and/or our website, please send them to weirdkevin@themeparkmaniacs. Thanks for sticking with the stupidity as we continue to grow! Sometimes people don't know when they can or cannot take us seriously due to the crazy nature of what we do but rest assured, we will never mislead you as far as a ride accident goes. Yes, we do joke around but when something serious happens, we take it seriously but try to add some humor into our product, because that is what we do.

This weekend, we will be returning to the parks as we hit up Six Flags Great Adventure on Friday evening, back to Dorney Park all day Saturday and we make our return to Six Flags Great Adventure this Sunday as well! Rain or shine, we will be there. This Sunday, we will MATCH our visits at Six Flags Great Adventure from last season. Our total visits to Great Adventure last season ended at #45. This year, we are going to defeat that as we will be at #45 THIS SUNDAY! I would like to get a MUCH HIGHER number than we already are, but we are going to be venturing out to many different theme parks throughout the month!

Already lined up and confirmed is Kings Dominion on August 15th, 16th & 17th! That will be visits 4-6 for Kings Dominion. As you can tell, we absolutely love Kings Dominion. Also coming in August with unconfirmed dates are Six Flags in Maryland, Six Flags New England in Massachusetts & Canada's Wonderland! We would also LOVE to hit Cedar Point again sometime during our two week vacation but haven't figured out the details on when we can go. I know people are going to suggest for us to hit Six Flags Maryland on the way back from Kings Dominion and while that would make the most sense, we are going to our very first Linkin Park concert on August 18th at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel! Can't wait. Just wanted to reach out to everyone and talk about what's going on and THANK YOU for your support even though we are 'MANIACS...

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