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Appreciate it very informative (Y)

 

I guess we'll resort to heading back to our room for some lunch!

 

So to get this right for the summer is when they are open for the week as well? Are they renovating or is this typical of Six flags (just curious)

 

How about the hours of operation for a Sunday? can you give me an idea?

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Okay, I know this has probably been asked numerous times in this thread, and I hate to ask it again, but I figured I'd ask around to see what the current opinion is amongst those who frequent this glorious park more than I. Though, I shouldn't be so absent in the park considering its proximity - we Alabamians consider SFOG our home park since Alabama Adventures decided to shoot itself in the foot, but prior to my last visit last August, I hadn't been since 2004. Sad panda is sad. However, now that I'm 22 and employed and have money (well, a little) I can change that easily!

 

Alas, I digress. A friend of mine from work has proposed (and already asked off work) that we go to the park on opening day, March 16th, maybe with my brother and a few friends. However, my search for information regarding the operating hours and days has proved futile thus far, so I'll ask here.

 

1: What kind of crowds can we expect on opening day? I've heard in this very thread that it's usually not that bad, but given SFOG's legendary status amongst Southerners down this way, I find that hard to fathom! I can take chilly weather (and of course, down South, it could be either 87* or 35* in mid-March) and slow operations, if crowds aren't bad. I'm a sucker for short lines. But who isn't?

 

2: Is the park going to be open the next day (Sunday March 17th) after opening day? We REALLY want to make it a 2-day trip, catching a night at a motel and returning the next day, but I have no idea if the park is open the day after opening Saturday. If it's open two days in a row I'll go ahead and buy a season pass when we get there, as we plan to go back in the fall again anyway. Also I was told that the 17th was St Patty's Day, so if that's the case, how will that affect crowds? Assuming, of course, it's open on the 17th.

 

3: What are the hours they usually offer for opening day? I assume the park opens at 10 and closes somewhere between 4, 6, and 8, but I honestly have no idea.

 

4: Are there rides that are usually still not operating until the season gets underway? Would hate to get there and find my favorite rides still being prepped for the 2013 season.

 

Sorry for the incredibly noob-ish line of questions; as I've only recently been working enough to afford trips to amusement parks, I've got a lot of work to do when planning these things in advance, ahaha.

 

FURTHERMORE. I note a lot of Georgia regulars here on TPR forums - assuming that this trip works out (my brother and I will still go even if the friend backs out, unless opening day is going to be a dreadful time to go) I expect I'll see a lot of jolly ole folks from this fine discussion place in the park that day?

 

1. Crowds are EXTREMELY light from mid-March to late April, you'll have almost no problem dealing with crowds especially on opening day. You should still take advantage of being able to get there early, as the crowds on rides like BatClone and SuperClone can get some long lines later on in the day, no matter how long the rest of the rides lines are.

 

2.Yes, the park will be open the next day, Sunday, March 17, it is open on weekends from March to Late May/June

 

3. The park hasn't released park hours yet for some strange reason, but I would expect it to open around 11AM and close at 8PM on both days.

 

4. All rides will be open that day with the slight possibility the new ride for the season-SkyScreamer-will be open.

 

Furthermore, I will not be going, on opening day, but I would expect some fellow TPR-ers to be there.

Further-Furthermore, you should definintly go, SFOG has changed ALOT since 2004, and you might find some old and new suprises, especially with two days to visit the park, be sure to ride all the smaller coasters, (Canyon Blaster, Dalhonega Mine Train) and in the back seat, looks can decive you, these coasters can give a pretty fun ride, especially on Canyon Blaster, which provides forces in both the front and back seats on the first little dip that you REALLY don't expect.

 

EDIT: ^^ Easter's on March 31st this year!? What?! I do agree with you on the Easter crowds though, we go EVERY Easter for that reason.

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Appreciate it very informative (Y)

 

I guess we'll resort to heading back to our room for some lunch!

 

So to get this right for the summer is when they are open for the week as well? Are they renovating or is this typical of Six flags (just curious)

 

How about the hours of operation for a Sunday? can you give me an idea?

 

Pretty normal. Weekends only from March thru may (except for spring break week when they open for the week) and then open during the week all summer and back to weekends around fright fest time in october.

 

Pretty much if school is in session they are only open on weekends. When school is out, they are open during the week.

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I would somewhat disagree that opening day is not busy. The past two years opening day has been so insane that unless you want to stand in 1-2 hour lines then I would not suggest opening day. Maybe the 2nd weekend would be the better time to go. For the first time ever I am actually not planning on going opening day this year(and I only live 8 miles from the park) because of the last 2 years of insanity. Sunday afternoons until summer starts are actually a great time to go.

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Only big change I see is that the park will be open for two weeks in April for spring break.

 

I saw the same thing when I was looking at the stone Mountain website not too long ago. Not sure why that is, but I find it interesting both places are doing the same thing. I don't have any kids, but I wonder if one or more school systems around the area changed which week they did spring break so they want to cover both weeks now.

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Only big change I see is that the park will be open for two weeks in April for spring break.

 

I saw the same thing when I was looking at the stone Mountain website not too long ago. Not sure why that is, but I find it interesting both places are doing the same thing. I don't have any kids, but I wonder if one or more school systems around the area changed which week they did spring break so they want to cover both weeks now.

 

Cobb and Fulton County schools are out for spring break on different weeks. Hopefully this will become the norm for years to come.

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I wonder if Sky Screamer has had a few more pieces installed yet . Any pics would be awesome.

We've been getting quite a bit of rain down here lately-that has probably been slowing things down a lot.

 

Last year the one at Fiesta Texas had the base built in late Jan./early February but then didn't have the rest of the tower built until the last two weeks of March.

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