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Who is going to be at opening day this weekend? I'll be there!

Let us know how the crowds are; I hear its usually horrendous on opening weekend. Especially with the nice weather we've been having lately. It's going to be 70 again this weekend.

Will do. SFOG tends to attract a LOT of school/church groups that come in by the bus load early in the season. Everybody and their mom will probably be there Saturday. Hopefully Sunday won't be AS bad.

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Who is going to be at opening day this weekend? I'll be there!

Let us know how the crowds are; I hear its usually horrendous on opening weekend. Especially with the nice weather we've been having lately. It's going to be 70 again this weekend.

Will do. SFOG tends to attract a LOT of school/church groups that come in by the bus load early in the season. Everybody and their mom will probably be there Saturday. Hopefully Sunday won't be AS bad.

 

I think I saw there is some cheerleading thing going on for the 16th as well so there is a huge group right there.

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Who is going to be at opening day this weekend? I'll be there!

Let us know how the crowds are; I hear its usually horrendous on opening weekend. Especially with the nice weather we've been having lately. It's going to be 70 again this weekend.

Will do. SFOG tends to attract a LOT of school/church groups that come in by the bus load early in the season. Everybody and their mom will probably be there Saturday. Hopefully Sunday won't be AS bad.

I thought the same thing last season, but it almost seems as if Saturdays are less crowded. There are a lot more church groups there on Sunday. They probably have their service in the morning and then everyone gets on the bus and heads over there. The other thing is that the kids that play sports will most likely have a game on a Saturday rather than a Sunday. So hopefully the families that would be willing to go would want to go on a Sunday rather than go on a Saturday and miss their son or daughter's sporting event. No doubt it's probably going to be crowded on opening day; my advice would be to hit Goliath and then go back to Superman first. Those are the most crowded at any point during the day. Mindbender is a great ride and what's really nice is that there won't be many people wanting to ride it later in the day, from about 4 o'clock on, so I would wait for Mindbender.

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^^ Fron what I've heard so far, you get in 10 minutes before everyone that doesn't have the pass and I think there was something about parking in there also. I remember what I was first hearing about it that it was seeming a lot like what Cedar Fair has been doing for years at most of their parks.

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Well, tomorrow's the day. Should get there at or before opening Saturday and Sunday, myself and the other four folks heading out on our little Opening Weekend adventure. Weather is supposed to be unseasonably warm and mostly sunny both days, so I imagine there will be hordes of people, but getting a season pass should offset this by being able to head back several times during quieter parts of the year, ahaha. Given that few trees have begun to leaf out yet, it'll probably be rather warm in the direct sun, though it's supposed to be pretty breezy... sweatiness ahoy!

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^ The high tomorrow is predicted to be 74 degrees. If this is sweat-inducing, how do you manage to cope with the summer next door in Alabama?

 

I sleep above the covers and sweat at night even during winter, yet find it hard to stay out when it's much below like 50 or 55. I've got like a ten degree comfortable temperature tolerance range. MISERY, I SAY!

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SkyScreamer pictures would be great! I can't imagine they're not at least done with the tower yet, that seems like the easier part. They probably haven't done much in terms of installing the car and electrical and all that good stuff but the tower should definitely be up or almost done. I can't wait to see it. I think the soonest I'll be able to head out there would be on Easter.

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Looking forward to the update on Sky Screamer. For those of you that made it out to opening day, is there any sign that those markings sighted on or near GA Cyclone a month ago led to any changes? My fingers are still crossed for more Topper Track...

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^ I'm not sure of which markings you're referring to, but they probably are for more topper track. Last year during Deep South Bash, Melinda addressed a question someone had about the topper track and she said yes, we are looking to finish the entire ride with the new track. "Right now we only have 30% done in the areas with the most wear, but we are looking to get a lot more done in the off season and coming years." Hopefully information on this will appear along with the SkyScreamer photos in someone's trip report from today.

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^ Sorry for the ambiguity. I was referring to this comment from a month and a half ago.

I'll be a little more optimistic. On my last visit this past October, I spotted several construction markings on GA Cyclone's track. I would think they are doing something. Why else would the boom lifts be there? Paint? For the record, that would be pretty nice, but it would be turd polishing without more topper track.
I was unaware that there are plans to add Topper Track to the entire ride in the long term though, so I'm glad to hear that comments have been made affirming this. Hopefully there has been progress in the off season.
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Alright, here's a few quick notes from today.

-No new topper track for GA Cyclone . However, the park retracked a few spots including the bottom of the 3rd drop. It honestly rode pretty smoothly by GA Cyclone standards. I just wish they would get rid of those speed-robbing trims.

-SkyScreamer is nearly complete. Even the swings have all been attached. The only thing left is the six flags globe piece, which is sitting on the platform waiting to be lifted into place.

-A few rides were closed (all the water rides, the carousel, and Ninja which won't open til May 17).

Overall, the park didn't seem fully ready for the season. Several rides were breaking down sporadically, and I spotted a neglected sign or two.

More to come later.

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