I went to Six Flags with EK and her brother yesterday and it was soooo much fun. Not only did I get to ride a bunch of roller coasters, I actually learned quite a few things as well:
1. Google maps > GPS. Actually, if you want to be technical, Google anything > everything else.
2. EK’s GPS is in cahoots with the axe murderers who frequent backwater NJ roads. At least, that’s the only explanation I can come up with for why it wouldn’t take us to the highway which was right there.
3. Trains > buses. They’re faster and there’s 0% chance that the train won’t stop at the right place. Not bad considering it’s only $4 more expensive.
4. EK drives like a maniac and is afraid of heights. Who knew? Oh, and she’s a screamer 😉
5. Six Flags Great Adventure attracts such a….ghetto crowd. Especially later in the day.
6. Six Flags security likes to congregate in large groups when you exit a ride, but are nowhere to be found when a disrespectful, classless, black 23-year old from “the hood” decides to light up a cigarette right behind you. But when a mother who took her kid to the bathroom while the dad held their spot tries to get back in line, they’re all over her because she doesn’t have a “parent’s pass.” Good job guys…..
7. EK’s mom is so sweet and cute, even if she does try to stuff me with food each time I see her 🙂
8. Montego Bay shoes are awesome. I love their flip flops and I wore a brand new pair of their sandals to Six Flags, and the only irritation was my own fault because I tightened them more than usual so they wouldn’t fall off on the rides. For only $22, that’s amazing 🙂
And just for my future reference, here’s what we did:
Bizarro. This was everyone's favorite. The ride was awesome and it even had a soundtrack lol. The only thing it needed, to quote EK, was "more fire."
Superman. Not bad. But that huge loop where you go headfirst was quite disorienting.
Kingda Ka. The tallest, fastest coaster in the world. The launch was fun, but the rest was blah. I mean, you just go up and then go down and it's over in like 20 seconds.
El Toro. The only wooden coaster we went on. It was fun and scary, but I'm not a huge fan of wooden coasters.
Skull Mountain. An indoor roller coaster that was very, very blah
Nitro. Soooo much fun. There's only a lap bar which freaked EK out. When I pretended I was going to make her put her hands up, I thought she would have killed me if she wasn't too scared to let go 😉
Great American Scream Machine. Fun, but nothing spectacular.
Batman. It's a carbon copy of the one in STL and it made me a little homesick....while making EK a little sick in general haha
We ended the day with the Carousel. EK chose the rooster, of course 🙂