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I think if we were to be getting any new roller coaster or some new attraction we would have heard numerous rumors and speculations about it. Much like the rest of the sixflags parks that have been teasing there new 2014 attractions. I'd hate to say it but. I'm not gonna look forward to the 29th anymore. It will probably just be some new show or that stupid water park expansion. It's becoming to the point now where I'm not even gonna BELEIVE that sfog will ever do anything else big... Besides I think if we were going to get some new major thrill we would have heard add least something about it and they would have teased it on Facebook like all the other sf parks have been doing...

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I think if we were to be getting any new roller coaster or some new attraction we would have heard numerous rumors and speculations about it. Much like the rest of the sixflags parks that have been teasing there new 2014 attractions. I'd hate to say it but. I'm not gonna look forward to the 29th anymore. It will probably just be some new show or that stupid water park expansion. It's becoming to the point now where I'm not even gonna BELEIVE that sfog will ever do anything else big... Besides I think if we were going to get some new major thrill we would have heard add least something about it and they would have teased it on Facebook like all the other sf parks have been doing...

Honestly, after Sky Screamer this year, an Aqua Twist next year wouldn't be so bad especially with the lack of flats that the park has. I imagine that the demolition of the stadium is also going to take quite a bit of money as well. If anything, I'd wait for the 2015 season for a new coaster to possibly show up.

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In my mind, the big thing that SFOG is missing is a launched coaster. Since DDD is so family friendly (aka forceless), I'd be interested in something more akin to Maverick than Cheetah Hunt.

 

I mean, I'd love to see something better in the wooden coaster department (either a GCI or an Iron Horse hybrid), but I don't think GASM & Cyclone are going anywhere anytime soon, & SFOG isn't the type of park that would build a 3rd woodie (or hybrid), though it would certainly be interesting to see a park build a hybrid from scratch instead of remodeling an existing coaster.

 

The only way I think I would like to see a wing coaster at SFOG is if it were a B&M 4D coaster--something to really take the park to the next level.

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Nothing has been set in stone yet no need for debates. Just some food for thought. I worked there in 1998. I worked in parking lot then food service that year so maybe our info wasnt as good but Scorcher was a pretty big secret throughout most employees until the announcement. We all thought Raging Rivers removal was due to really low ridership and that nothing there was better than throwing away money.

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It very well may be a secret. However with the ride surveys that went out about the waterpark and than with the southern star amphitheater being removed which is right by skull island, it's kinda all coming together. But I also remember on the surey something about an African themed attraction and a roller coaster that spins and flips upside down. And also on there Facebook page yesterday stating "wondering why were posting all these southern star pictures, we have a big SUPRISE in store, stay tuned" so idk what to think.

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I'm thinking that Six Flags as a company wouldn't do something as asinine as place two significantly sized water parks within ten miles of one another under the same company banner, but SF has done stupid things before. Unless there are plans to get rid of the property off I-75 and just build one park to make SFoG a 2-in-1 park I can't see this being a significantly sized water park. At least that's my hope.

 

That said...I can't see this being a significantly sized coaster/attraction either, at least not for 2014; with demolition of Southern Star, site prep, regrading of land, etc etc it seems way too much to do in one off season.

 

I'm just hoping for something significant. Something that moves SFoG beyond regional park status, tired of midsized coasters not even long enough for a midcourse brake run, tired of my home park being an also ran. For heaven's sake, do something of note..

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AMEN TO THAT! I totally agree! And like you said it wouldn't make since to put a waterpark so close to another one owned by the same people! But like you said sf is dumb. Lol but I just hope we get some new type of coaster! It is getting quite annoying not have a roller coaster longer than 2 minutes. And please believe me! We do have room for some type of record breaker!

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I'm thinking that Six Flags as a company wouldn't do something as asinine as place two significantly sized water parks within ten miles of one another under the same company banner but SF has done stupid things before. Unless there are plans to get rid of the property off I-75 and just build one park to make SFoG a 2-in-1 park I can't see this being a significantly sized water park. At least that's my hope.

 

 

I agree as well. I'm not sure how a bigger waterpark at SFOG helps them because I don't see it selling more season tickets then they currently sell and you normally want an expansion to sell more tickets. If anything, it could reduce season ticket sales (or combo passes) to whitewater because people will think they don't need to add whitewater when SFOG has a decent park itself.

 

You have SF and WW with separate gate fees so merging them into one place with a single gate fee just doesn't make sense or doing anything that could hurt the gate fees at the second location.

 

That being said, I would love to see a water coaster like Master Blaster, but I think Six Flags as a whole only has one of those. However, I think WW would be the better location for the water coaster then SFOG.

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About the survey:

 

The survey also mentioned a hyper and 400 ft. drop tower, so those are possibilities as well. (Sarcasm) If the survey actually was something like Lake Monster at Darien Lake where it gave more information, I would be speculating for a water park as well.

 

We are all remembering White Water, right? You know, the water park that just got new slides this season and could easily expand into American Adventures if they owned the land.

 

I'm not seeing anything major coming that would really be water based.

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When I was there this weekend, they hadn't started clearing land or anything in that area. But it being a flat area they maynot have to start clearing anything to have a coaster ready by next year. I really don't believe it will be a coaster though.

 

I am leaning towards a water park expansion being so close to skull island and then a more modern "Show" or "Concert" area that takes up less space. I say this because like I mentioned earlier, they where looking for sponsors for the 2014 six flags celebration and I don't believe they have any other place to do shows that big in the park anywhere. Why look for sponsors if they can't have a concert? (Unless it was a generic announcment)

 

I really enjoy skull island on a hot day and it is so crowded they could use a little bigger area. Not a full size water park by any means, just more slides or a lazy river or something.

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Kind of nostalgic and sad for me with the removal of Southern Star. When I worked there in the 80's they got some awesome shows. I remember seeing Erasure open for Duran Duran there (I still think this is the concert that turned me gay .) I also remember Hudu Gurus, Billy Idol and others.

 

It makes sense that it is a Skull Island expansion (which bums me out,) with the location and the fact that there isn't much of a "water park" presence within the park itself. White Water is great, but it is on the other side of town.

 

We shall see what happens, and I will always love SFoG.

 

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This sounds interesting

http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/23413379/article-Economic-impact-of-Six-Flags--%24175M?instance=home_top_bullets

here's my favorite quote.

Dale Kaetzel, park president, said he would be making an announcement next week about a major capital investment in the park that will transform Six Flags Over Georgia, “taking it to places it’s never been.”
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