I love roller coasters. I have a pretty strong stomach, I like speed (when I'm strapped in), and I'm not afraid of heights, so theme parks are right up my alley. What I don't like though are crowds and long waits. Luckily, I can tolerate crowds when I'm not standing around impatiently. When my boyfriend and I went to Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey this past weekend, we made sure to get a Flashpass. Last time I went to Six Flags about two years ago, we also got a Flashpass, but this time around we bought the Platinum one. It was kind of expensive, but definitely worth it. Not only did we hardly have to wait in any line for longer than 15-20 minutes, we were also able to ride twice in a row. We were able to ride on all the best roller coasters in no time. We got to the park right when it opened at 10:30am and were done by 3pm. Plus, our feet weren't aching from standing around for hours.
My favorite ride by far at Six Flags is Kingda Ka. Kingda Ka is the tallest coaster in the world and the fastest in North America. It shoots you 45 stories high at 128 mph. It's definitely a rush. My second favorite ride was Nitro. We rode that one four times actually. Kevin
really liked the Superman ride because he likes how it feels like you're flying (oh brother), but the way you're strapped in the ride was really uncomfortable for
me, so I had a hard time enjoying it. I did like how you ride on your back for a few quick seconds. It was a cool feeling. Finally, although Bizarro isn't the best ride, I think it should get an honorable mention for the overall storytelling experience. This was the only roller coaster with music and sound effects right in your ear, shooting fire, mist, etc. The only ride I really disliked was the Green Lantern. It shakes you around and if you lean forward, your ears are beat up and if you lean back, your temples hit the ride harness and it feels like your brain is jig
back a bit–Kevin and I planned our weekend around Six Flags. We had a low-key night on Friday and woke up semi-early to pick up a rental car. We stayed at the Westin in Princeton, NJ Saturday night. It only took us about 90 minutes to get there. The Westin was a decent hotel. There were four wedding parties there that weekend, so it was definitely a full house, but it wasn't too loud or anything.
What I mainly liked about the hotel location is that it's located in a little plaza. So basically, once we got to the hotel we didn't have to take the car out again. We had lunch at a cute sandwich shop across from the hotel and we were even able to get in for a massage at the salon spa. It was really nice to get out of the city for the weekend yet still be able to do what we wanted to do. On Sunday morning we had a quick breakfast in the hotel before heading to Six Flags. I'm glad we stayed overnight at the hotel because it was really easy highway driving to get to the Park.