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  1. There are pictures on Facebook of the aftermath. Some blood and a woman in a neck brace but it didn’t look that life threatening. I’m sure the park will be paying up for this.

     

    The heavy chain was held by a few short rusty screws so it definitely doesn’t appear to have been installed well and the years of weathering seemed to really fatigue it. A good reminder to always overly secure items and have some kind of maintenance.

  2. Six Flags employees now use cell phones as work devices. That’s probably a dangerous thing considering it makes it easier for them to use their own. Regardless, this is more an issue of training and supervision. Cedar Fair parks are overkill with supervisors and basically stopping a ride operation because a random person in the exit area has a question, but at least there is someone in charge and accountable. They measure their hourly capacity. There is a lot more accountability for Cedar Fair operators and that’s why they have better operators, regardless of age.

     

    Age has nothing to do with it. You just need dedicated employees and someone holding them accountable.

  3. I was there Saturday with Honda at the private event. I guess the deal was that all rides would be open for the event because everything was open. The Honda folks didn't show up because of the rain so it was probably the best Six Flags trip I have ever had out of probably 50 or so. The park looks great! Pandemonium is a fantastic ride and Twisted Cyclone at night will really mess with you mind. We also got a pass to go back anytime before the 5th of January so I hope to go back before Holiday in the Park is done.

    How empty was the park? I can only imagine...

     

    Sounds like a dream event to go to, especially once the weather cleared up. What were the event hours anyway?

     

    The hours were 12-9 Eastern. Honda of Alabama is of course in Central time so 11-8 for us. We arrived at 3 Eastern and stayed till closing. When we topped the hill on I-20 it looked to still be raining on the other side of Atlanta so it had not stopped raining long. The longest wait we had was for Justice League which was about 10 minutes. On every coaster we rode, we stayed on and rode multiple times. Every ride was walk on or one train wait. We had drink tickets and a buffet meal which was really good. Our drink tickets came with a free funnel cake as well so the only money I spent was 10.00 for my son to play games. We also got free passes to cone back because of the weather which was really not as issue. It was a dream Six Flags day for sure!

    Sounds like a surprisingly great visit! Thanks for sharing. I’m always curious about how these private events turn out.

  4. I was there Saturday with Honda at the private event. I guess the deal was that all rides would be open for the event because everything was open. The Honda folks didn't show up because of the rain so it was probably the best Six Flags trip I have ever had out of probably 50 or so. The park looks great! Pandemonium is a fantastic ride and Twisted Cyclone at night will really mess with you mind. We also got a pass to go back anytime before the 5th of January so I hope to go back before Holiday in the Park is done.

    How empty was the park? I can only imagine...

     

    Sounds like a dream event to go to, especially once the weather cleared up. What were the event hours anyway?

  5. The predicted high temp for Austell this Sunday Nov 24 is 54 degrees. Is that warm enough for the coasters to run? NOTE: I visited SFoG in the past, and it was too cold for Dare Devil Dive to open, but I think most other coasters were running. I can't remember how cold it was, though. Does anyone know the minimum temps for the various coasters to operate (especially Twisted Cyclone). Thanks!

    Most coasters generally open once the temp reaches 40. It will depend on the crowds though. I’ve seen them close completely with 45 degree weather but I’ve also been on the coasters when it was 30 degrees out. I think it is 40 to open most of them and then as long as the park is busy they will keep them open. I’ve been on Dare Devil Dive at 1am when it was 29 before. It was a particularly cold fright fest Friday.

  6. How dead is this thread lol

    The forums have died and even Robb/TPR has alluded to it. The new Facebook Groups option is further suffocating out the threads.

     

    My only suggestion if they want to “fight” progress is to somehow make the site Google login capable and post social media content that directs to the forum.

     

    I remember when there would be dozens of new posts in the forum every hour and now it’s Sunday evening and there have been like 3 in the last hour. Oh well though. I’m still holding out.

  7. Does the park close lines early, e.g. will they shut down an hour long Cyclone line when the park is open for 30 more minutes?

    Their policy is that the line closes at the park closing time. That being said, I’ve seen them close things off early. Usually not more than 15 minutes early and I think that’s just ride ops making their own call against policy.

     

    That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if they closed off an extremely long line early. Also, if a coaster breaks down near or after closing they usually shut down for the night and send everyone home. This has happened to me many times at Goliath. Sometimes it seemed a bit suspicious like the ops just were not in the mood lol.

  8. What do you guys think this park could feasibly get in the future? I am talking in terms of coasters and not flat rides. I personally would love to see a nice custom coaster maybe from Intamin show up here but it is very unlikely that will happen. Just curious of others opinions.

    I agree that is currently unlikely but Six Flags has experienced so much change I wouldn’t rule anything out. 10 years ago the general consensus was no more big coasters. 20 years ago they were plopping down big coasters all over the place. 30 years ago they didn’t even have that many coasters and when they did start adding more, they would move them from park to park.

     

    So who knows, in 5 years we could see anything really.

     

    For the time being I would just anticipate medium sized coasters with short ride times, cloned models, or anything you’d call a big coaster on a budget.

     

    I’d really love to see our park get a launched coaster though! Maxx Force is short but I feel like that’d be a great fit!

  9. Before I call and ask tomorrow I'd thought I'd ask here first please. Does anyone know if we can activate our 2020 SFOG season passes over at White Water? If so does this count for the upgrade us to gold, benies, etc?

     

    Thanks!

     

    I’m almost positive you can activate at either park and get all your benefits just fine. I think it says that somewhere in the long season pass purchasing page on their site.

  10. The only thing Six Flags Over Georgia has done consistently over the past 20 years is built the smallest of everything. I don’t expect that to change. As long as the intensity is there I don’t care but just pointing that out. Our region has little competition so they can afford to downsize every addition. That being said, we have had pretty good additions!

     

    I would love to see a launch coaster in our future.

  11. I feel very lucky to have had a great experience visiting New Years of 2017 going into 2018. The place wasn’t dead but was not crowded, the Mexican restaurant over the log flume was really good, all the rides were running, and although rough in a weird jerky way, I thought Desperado was awesome!!! Much better than I anticipated. Really good sudden airtime and a cool layout.

     

    It’s too bad the fate of these rides is almost certainly permanent closure.

  12. The only changes I’d want to see done to The Beast are...

    1. Ease up on the trim brakes or remove where possible

    2. Add small airtime hills to some of the straight stretches

    3. Headrest free buzz bar trains

     

    Among any other small improvements. It’s a great unique ride but honestly during the day most of it isn’t that great. At night the darkness makes it better but I definitely don’t think the experience meets the hype. That being said it is a one of a kind experience and I appreciate that. Oh and please never RMC it or any unique classic woodie.

  13. Across town, SF White Water had their opening day, in spite of a terrible weather forecast. Good news is there were NO storms and the weather was quite pleasant! Crowds were at a minimum and every attraction I observed was a walk-on.

     

    A few observations:

     

    The Little Hooch (Lazy River) got a major overhaul with resurfacing of the trough as well as new paint for the entirety of the circuit. The walls and fencing adjacent to the lazy river were extensively cleaned as well making this attraction look really nice.

     

    There is an all new small retail location located near the park entrance next to the tube rental station.

     

    The 2019 Dive In Movies list banners were posted at the head of the wave pool as in years' past. Looks like there is some rehab work taking place near the movie screen building.

     

    in talking to an operations manager, he confirmed the Rapids ride would remain closed permanently; it has been removed from the park map. He also indicated this would eventually be the location for a new attraction.

     

    The Diamond / Elite seating area has been reconfigured somewhat and looks much better.

     

    A new membership lounge and charging station has been set up near member services.

     

    I cannot comment on improvement (or lack thereof) in the food and beverage service as the park was very much empty and lines were non existent. Hopefully this will be improved from last year; the next busy weekend will tell the tale.

     

    Welcome back, summer!

    Thank you for this update! I’m really sad to hear The Rapids is going away. Such a unique ride! Fun and long. I assume it needed upkeep work and the park also probably would rather not have to staff it since there has to be employees at every splash pool.

  14. I’m glad Scorcher is finally getting some attention! I wonder why some parts are gray and some white? I know it was said possibly primer but I would think the gray is primer. What if it is white with differ color supports! That would really look nice!

    I believe the gray sections are simply portions that have had the old paint sanded off so you are just seeing plain steel. Then the white is primer. That’s my guess anyway. I’m very curious to find out what the final color scheme will be!

  15. That’s hilarious!

     

    I remember on Over Georgia’s site they had a page all about Holiday In The Park.... except they clearly recycled the Fright Fest Page because with all the holiday cheer was a zombie apocalypse themed Mind Bender!

     

    Seriously as someone who does QA for a website with many more pages than Six Flags, I wonder how so much goes unnoticed. They should have a staging website, QA that, then go to live and QA that again just in case.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

     

    We are talking about Six Flags though... you just have to appreciate it and laugh.

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