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Mind Bender was closed today. Anyone know what's up?

 

Went to the park last Wednesday and Mind Bender was closed when the park opened but it did open about an hour or so later. There might be some gremlins in the machinery that are being weeded out. Also the SkyScreamer was excellent. The line at 1pm was less than an hour and the staff did a great job getting people on and off quickly. Also very stable considering how high up it is and how flimsy the chains look. Really enjoyed it and the breeze on a hot day is just what the doctor ordered. The cool thing that I haven't seen anyone mention is that you can sit your stuff (hats, bags, drinks, etc.) at your feet by the swing since when it stops it will end exactly where it began. That is a nice touch! My family is at the park today as well. I am at home since I hurt my back on my job I can't ride any roller coasters anyway until cleared to return to work so I might as well avoid temptation. The Ninja was fully operational and it's usual ornery self and wrecking backs and necks all across the park. Finally saw the iLuminate show and it was a well put together show and a great addition to the park. Also noticed that the Looney Tunes characters seemed to really be out in force greeting the guests. Much more than previous years. My wife just texted me and said that Pepe LePew just sat next to her at Dare Devil Dive and spent a few minutes mimicking her every movement. Things like that are examples of the little things that make a visit to a theme park fun. It's not always coasters and thrills.

 

If I had a complaint about Six Flags it would be that getting a refill on the yearly souvenir glass is almost impossible until around 11:30am. (The park opens at 10:30 for regular guests and 10am for Gold pass members.) They need to remember that it is already pretty warm in the hot sun in Georgia that early and hydration is an important key to the enjoyment of the park all day in the heat. Most of the concessions didn't even open until 11:30am at least in Gotham City where we were at the time. Not to leave on a bad note...the new for 2013 policy allowing people to purchase a new wristband for their previously purchased 2013 Souvenir cup for $3.99 for all day instead of .99 cents each refill is very nice and a great change. No more messing around trying to get your money out for every refill. Thank you Six Flags Mgmt. for that!

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Attending the park again on the 17th and 18th (There is an event on the 17th) but hopefully it won't be too crowded since I am guessing that a lot of the guests will be enjoying the concerts...

 

Lets just hope the weather turns out fine for that weekend, last time we couldn't fully enjoy the park on our last day because it rained

 

When does school start in ATL? Aug 7th?

 

Will it be pretty comfy on those days?

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^ Yes, school starts in the Atlanta area on August 7th, also, expect large crowds, just because there's a concert doesn't mean people won't be enjoying the park.

 

Anyways I went to White Water a few days ago, and I have a mini trip report for you!

It was very crowded, which makes sense considering how this has been the only sunny week in all of summer here. Lines for the major rides were 1 hour-2 hours while the smaller, medium sized ones were 45 minutes at the most. The trip was cut short by thunderstorms, as if the thunder gods don't want us to ever have fun. I still got to ride the new hotness, Typhoon Twister, which is my first proslide bowl slide.

 

Rides Ridden: Typhoon Twister

Cliffhanger

Tidal Wave

Three Slide Body Flume

 

My review of Typhoon Twister: I may be overrating this slide a little, just because it was my first bowl slide, and I also went down the drop backwards. So onwards, Typhoon Twister is an awesome ride and a great addition to the family of waterslides at White Water. The drop is equally scary and fun (especially going down backwards) and the bowl makes you really feel like you're in a typhoon. I also like the color scheme a lot, really fits into the landscape. But one thing I hate about it is that you have to lug that huge tube up a hill to get to the ride, and also that there isn't a single rider line.

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Not sure what they plan on doing for 2014 and have not heard anything concrete. Someone I was talking to a couple of years ago who correctly predicted a new flat in 2013 (SkyScreamer) seemed convinced of a coaster for 2014. Would be great if it turned out to be one.

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There's a kiddie area and go karts now, but since Deja was there and it had a height of 170-something feet, they could make use of the possibility for height in that vicinity to put part of a coaster there...will be interesting to see if they do something like that.

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My guess is a Batman themed wing rider that will duel with Superman so they can promote the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie.

 

My guess is expanding/creating a larger waterpark.

Why? SFWW is good enough.

 

 

They do have Skull Island right there. If it is popular enough, expanding on it wouldn't be the worst idea.

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It is interesting that Southern Star is leaving. Given the timing of that and a survey a few months back that talked about a water park expansion, I would say that seems a likely bet. Also, I did notice some drilling happening in between the back of Southern Star and the back of Superman's station about two weeks ago. Personally I think a water park expansion is redundant given the quality and nearness of White Water, but Skull Island always seems busy when I'm there, so perhaps there is demand for it after all.

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Not sure how much of the land the park owns to the south-west of the arena, but just looking at the land immediately surrounding the arena, it looks like the arena's removal will open up a pretty large area for expansion.

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^ I'm really hoping for a new coaster, too. But it looks like its going to be some kind of water park expansion. Maybe we'll get a new coaster where Ninja is; that's been my hope for a while now. They have a lot of extra space over the water for a coaster if they want it, especially if they take out Ninja.

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Several people have said that it is a waterpark expansion, even a few that work at the park. I am hoping it isn't, but we will see. The reason why this would be a really stupid idea is because the river is right there and anytime it floods it would flood the water park. They would have to build it up on a hill for the river not to reach it. That part of the park is also not accessible if this was to become a separate entrance fee, which some of the SF waterparks are. SF does not need another water park.

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