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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbear30 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:03 am

If you are looking to just ride mostly coasters then I would get to the park before they open and be at the front gates when they open. Start with Dare Devil Dive. After that, head to the back of the park riding Superman, then Scream Machine and Ninja(if you don't care about credits then skip Ninja.) Then I would head back to the front riding Canyon Blaster, Mine Train, Cyclone, Scorcher,Goliath, Mindbender and Batman. If you follow this path then the only ride that might have a really long line is Batman.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterMommy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:30 pm

I have been to SFOG 7 times in the last 3 months. The last time being this past Saturday.

I would wait and feel out how busy they are before purchasing the Fast Pass. We have purchased it a couple of times this season and regretted it because the lines were not very long at all. This past Saturday they weren't that busy at all, but the Saturday before that they were packed. If they are busy, and you have the money, I would suggest buying the Platinum Flash Pass. The Saturday before last we still had 2 hour wait times on the bigger coaster with the regular Flash Pass.

I would recommend going straight to the Superman if you aren't buying a Flash Pass. The past few times I have been the longest line was at the Superman by far. However, the next longest line has been the Dare Devil Dive followed by Goliath. Both of the last two rides are located near other. If you do plan on doing this, I'd check out the park map online before going because the Superman is on the other side of the park, so you will want to be sure to know where you are going when you make you run for it.

The shortest lines every time have been at the Ninja, Scream Machine and Acrophobia. Acrophobia moves really fast no matter how long the line is, because each ride holds 30 people, and it's like a 45 second ride.

If you plan on stopping by the Monster Mansion expect a long line until about 7:30. It's a favorite for non thrill seekers and stays long the entire day!

Expect to get wet on Thunder River and Splash Waterfalls. It's pretty inevitable.

My recommended seats for the rides, include:

Superman: FRONT ROW ALL THE WAY! I will never ride anywhere but the front row again. If you are anywhere else you are staring the botto of somebody else's feet, and you get more of the flying feeling in the front row.
Goliath: BACK ROW! You get more airtime. I'd also suggest putting your feet up and well as your hands when you are going down.
Cyclone: ANYWHERE BUT THE BACK! This past Saturday when I was there we tried the back seat, and I will never again! The ride needs a little more retracking, and it pretty shaky right now.
Scream Machine: I'd suggest the front seat or any seat that does not have a wheel underneath it. It can pretty shaky in the very back and the back of any of the seperate cars.
Ninja: The second to last row or the very last row seem to be the least jarring.
Batman: FRONT ROW!
Mindbender: Front or Back row. I personally prefer the back row.

The Scorcher has really long load and unload time. I'm not sure why, but it has always taken longer than any other ride at the park. It's a great ride and worth the wait, but just expect to wait a little longer.

Just general information. The Sky Buckets load near the Acrophobia on one side and near Thunder River and Splash Waterfalls on the other side. The side with Thunder River is fairly close the Ninja, Scream Machine and Superman as well, if you go to the left when you are exiting the loading/unloading station.

Most of the food and drink places open around 11 and close around 8. This includes places that give free refills, so if you plan on grabbing one last refill for the road you might want to hit up a place about 7:50.

I don't have any food suggestions. I usually just grab chicken fingers from one of the many places that sell chicken fingers. We did each BBQ one time from Daddy'Os, but it wasn't really much to talk about. There is a Chinese and Mexican restaurant inside the park, but to be honest most of the time we bring our own lunch and go out the car and eat it. Also, there is a Wendy's right by the park that you could leave to eat at, and then return back into the park.

Acrophobia and Goliath are my two favorite rides in the park, by far. It's a fun park with a good bit today, but it can and will get hot pretty fast.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterMommy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:18 pm

I am going to take a stab at where they will put the Sky Screamer. My best bet would be somewhere in the DDD/Goliath area, but that is pretty close the Crime Wave. If they put it closer to the Scream Machine area that would be their best bet at having the height over 200 feet I would think, if the height limit because of the airport is true. They could expand into the back parking lot, but again that's really close the Crime Wave. I wouldn't think they would put it too close to the Crime Wave because it will make that ride seem less appealing.

They could take the go-karts out and put it there. That sounds like a great idea!
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:41 pm

I don't know if this has been said anywhere, but at DSB this year, the GM was telling us about the 200' height ceiling on the park, so I suspect the park is only getting a smaller version of the Sky Screamer.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby simaticable » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:22 pm

Does anyone think that White Water could use some new slides?
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Her0ofLime » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:16 pm

simaticable wrote:Does anyone think that White Water could use some new slides?

Just went there Sunday and Yes, White Water could definintly use some new slides.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:57 pm

Her0ofLime wrote:
simaticable wrote:Does anyone think that White Water could use some new slides?

Just went there Sunday and Yes, White Water could definintly use some new slides.


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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby shivtim » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:04 am

It's official! Sky Screamer confirmed for 2013:
http://www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia/guess/day.html

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby shivtim » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:47 am

Speaking of wanting new slides for White Water...

http://content.sixflags.com/newfor2013/overgeorgia/typhoon-twister/

In 2013, prepare to brave the storm on the all-new Typhoon Twister at Six Flags White Water.
Typhoon Twister will make landfall at Six Flags White Water in summer 2013. The massive new water park attraction — the very first of its kind in the state — will take you by storm, sending you and 3 other bold adventurists (on a four-person tube) barreling down an enclosed five-story drop before shooting you out into a gigantic 67-foot wide bowl where you’ll be hurled around and around in pure mayhem, before finally dropping out through a corkscrew chute into a splash pool below.
“We are beyond excited to debut Typhoon Twister next year”, said Melinda Ashcraft, park president, Six Flags Atlanta Properties. “The 2013 season will be another exciting year at the park as we continue to provide innovative water rides and slides for our guests.”

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:53 am

Great addition, I love star flyers and this one should fit in nicely at SFOG. Any mention of what section of the park it is going into?

For what it's worth I feel like the star flyer is a ride that every park in America should have, a modern day tilt-a-whirl or ferris wheel if you will.

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