Thursday, October 25, 2012

Update from Sunday, October 21, 2012...

Hey everyone! Here is my last update from the 2012 Operating Season.  From here on out I will be bringing you "hopefully" many 2012-2013 off-season construction updates when time & weather permits.

As always, I hope you enjoy the View from Above !


Only one picture from the Safari this time, but more on the way once noticable construction begins to transpire

It looked like a nice size crowd for a gorgeous Fright Fest weekend...

...with lots and lots of cars in the lot

Looks like quite a line for Nitro

The bloody fountain came out great in these (2) photos

Lake reflections - OUCH

The Green Lantern was very popular today


And that's all folks.  I'll check-in once again during
the 2012-2013 off-season when there's more
in the way of construction to photograph ! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Drive-Thru Safari at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday, August 26, 2012...

This latest BLOG entry highlights Six Flags Great Adventure's Wild Safari in its entirety, with public access slated to be eliminated on September 30, 2012.  What becomes of this area is anyone's guess for now, but Six Flags will make their announcement on Thursday, August 30, 2012, so stay tuned to their website for further details.
The photos are arranged beginning with some overall views showing the close proximity to the Theme Park.  Next the entrance plaza and Kingda Ka is shown, along with the Baboon area, which is near the exit of the Safari as well as the entrance plaza.  Continuing along takes us to many areas of animals such as Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Bears and Kangaroos, among others.  Finally, we end the tour with more all encompassing views of this 350 acre Safari, showing just how vast this land of wild animals in Jackson, New Jersey really is.
As always, I hope you enjoy the View from Above...
#1 - Looking southeast
#2 - Looking southeast
#3 - Kingda Ka's spike, Safari entrance plaza (bottom) and the Baboon area near the exit
#4 - Great Adventure Theme Park (looking north) and Safari entrance (lower right)
#5 - Kingda Ka's spike and Safari entrance plaza (right)
#6 - Safari entrance plaza
#7 - Baboon area and Safari entrance, looking north
#8 - Kinda Ka's spike, Baboon area and the Hurricane Harbor parking lot in the distance
#10 - Baboon area
#11 - Elephant area
#12 - Elephant area
#16 - In the lower part of the photo is where the road loops back around in the Tiger area
#17 - Animal care shed
#19 - A blue tour bus is seen in this photo
#21 - Looking north
#22 - Looking north; just look at the area of the Safari compared to the theme park
#23 - Looking northeast
#24 - Looking southeast, with a drained Prospertown Lake in the mid to lower right

See you after the Next Flight...

See you after the next Flight...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Update from Sunday, June 10, 2012...

From high over the park at about 2,000 feet, the views were astounding, especially of the newest family thrill ride, Sky Screamer.  And I just happened to catch it when it's swings were spinning and rising towards the top.

Hurricane Harbor is also included in this update, with an ultra-crowded wave pool.

As always, I hope you enjoy the "View from Above"

These first two photos are of the Drive-Thru Safari (looking southwest) with the park to the right


Overview of Great Adventure Theme Park and the Baboon section of the Wild Safari


Hurricane Harbor water park adjacent to Great Adventure Theme Park


Not as packed as I would've thought, though this is graduation season

One of Nitro's train climbing the lift hill

Sawmill Log Flume (top) & El Toro coaster (center)

Superman: Ultimate Flight & Green Lantern coasters

Green Lantern coaster

Batman: The Ride coaster

The last (10) pictures feature the Sky Screamer in all it's glory !!!

I'll check-in with you after the next "Fly-Over"....