Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday at Six Flags

I hadn't been to an amusement park in at least three summers-- a record by far for someone who used to visit Cedar Point every year (and even had a season pass for one memorable year).

But I was getting antsy to ride a roller coaster again, so Paul and I finally visited Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson, NJ, for its annual fall Fright Fest. Not only is it a mere 90 miles away, but it has several varieties of coasters that I'd never before ridden.

We arrive shortly before the gates opened at 10:30 a.m., and our first stop was the ride I was most looking forward to: Superman. Riders are on their stomachs for the entire ride, which results in some strange feelings as you're upside down, looking at nothing but the sky.

We were on the second train for Superman, but the lines got longer as the day progressed. In any case, we managed to make it on all of the adult rides once, and ended the night with our only repeat-- Superman once again.

The park has 11 or 12 coasters, but only about 6 are good, and maybe 3 of those 6 are very good. In a comparison that all of my Ohio friends and family will understand, this Six Flags was infinitely better than King's Island but still wasn't in Cedar Point's league. But since Sandusky is about 500 miles away, it's nice to know I can get a thrill-ride fix much closer to home.

The fountain was orange for Fright Fest.

I've always considered the cable cars any amusement park's second scariest ride,
after the Ferris wheel.

Almost like we're at Disney World.

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