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^ Did you go by Hurricane Harbor?

 

Looked at it from the Superman queue area. The slides look like they'd be fun, and honestly Sunday would have been the perfect day to go try them (good temp, low crowds), but I just cannot get over the sheer inconvenience of a waterpark in the clear back of a theme park.

 

I don't want to walk around wet all day. I don't want to haul a towel/swimwear/etc. around all day. And I don't want to have to rent a locker at one end of the park and then have to go all the way back over to it at the end of the day to get my stuff before I go home.

 

The only way I do water parks & theme parks together is when the entrance to the water park is either just inside the theme park (Dorney and Darien Lake come to mind) or has its own entrance and parking lot (King's Island, Cedar Point, etc.). You can use your car as a locker. (What I'll do is go ride coasters, then come out to the car to grab my towel, leave my shorts and shoes in the car, and then go hit the water park. Then when I'm done, I'll either come back out to my car, grab dry clothes, and then go back to the park to change, or if I'm staying nearby I might just go back to my hotel sitting on a towel.)

 

I did make an exception for Mt. Olympus, but it was pouring that day, so I just wore swim trunks and rode the coasters in the rain.

 

 

At some point, I may try Hurricane Harbor, but it'd probably be on a trip dedicated just for that purpose.

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So I went today, it was a perfect day, while it was overcast for some of it, and it did drizzle a couple times, everything was a walk on.

I stopped by Hurricane Harbor for a bit, and it's actually a really great water park for what it is! I wouldn't spend an entire day there, but it's good for a couple hours. The slides were really fun, especially Tsunami Surge, and the wave pool makes some suprisingly high waves, and the most suprising thing about the water park was its themeing, which was really good! Not Universal or Disney standards, but really good for Six Flags. We got there by 2, and spend a couple hours in Hurricane Harbor, I was with my family, so I didn't go on many big things as I had to stick with them for most of it, but I was able to stray away for a ride on Goliath and Batman.

Scorecard:

Tsunami Surge - 2x

Bonzai Pipelines - 2x each

GASM - 1x

Cyclone - 2x

B:TR - 1x

Goliath - 1x

 

As a side note, my Brother and Sister were riding SkyScreamer (I had opted out to take a look at Hurricane Harbor) and as soon as they were getting on, I came back, and was able to see them at the top slowing down to a halt. The ride ops had no idea what was going on, and I thought it was going to be a repeat of Windseeker at Knott's. But 5 minutes later technical staff arrived and were able to bring them back down.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I was at the park yesterday for a quick half day with a friend. The park was pretty empty most of the day and we never waited more than 20-25 minutes for anything, so we hit all the big rides in a few hours pretty easily. A couple quick notes on the day:

 

-A few weeks back I was uncertain if the single rider signage I noticed was new. It definitely is. During my trip yesterday I noticed where several stations' queues have been modified for the single rider line. Somewhat cynically, I would typically assume that such queues wouldn't actually get used because this is Six Flags... But much to my surprise both Dare Devil Dive and Goliath were utilizing their single rider lines at various points during the day. Perhaps this is the start of a push for better operations? *fingers crossed*

 

-Hurricane Harbor seems to be going quite strong. I don't much care for mixing my theme park and water park experiences, but plenty of other people do. Every time I've been to the park this summer, Hurricane Harbor seems to be very busy regardless of the rest of the park.

 

-I'm pleased to say that Georgia Cyclone is still running leaps and bounds better than it has in recent years, as it has been all this season. So that speaks volumes for the RMC topper track they've added over time. In my mind, it has finally made enough of a difference.

 

-Everything was two train ops except for Mind Bender.

 

-Credit where credit is due: All food service employees (5 different stops. I was thirsty!) were courteous and kind with smiles and "Have a Six Flags day!" First time that has happened in a while and it was pleasant.

 

-Also, DDD's crew was kicking butt and regularly stacking two trains just before the lift. Love to see that.

 

Great day at the park, just thought I'd give a little mid-season update. Always glad to see my home park doing pretty well.

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^LOL - agreed.

 

I, for one, hope they are getting something great next year.

 

For the record - SFoG is one of my all time favorite places. I worked there when I was a teenager, and have always loved the park.

 

I know that the waterpark addition will be great for the park, but for me it was a bit of a letdown. SkyScreamer as well. They took out one of my favorite rides at the park (Wheelie) to add a really really tall swing. I used to go to SFoG every year for Easter Sunday, but the last two years additions have not urged me ot make the long drive up there from Florida.

 

We used to get Seasons Passes for both of us and for our Neice and use them quite a bit for the long Easter weekend. Just haven't had the urge to for a couple of years. Would love to get back next year though!

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^ I think the new addition is pretty much just a wild card, there have been no clues as to what is happening, Ninja most likely isn't getting blown up, as it probably would have been announced earlier this summer along with Cyclone at SFNE and Collosus at SFMM. I don't really see a new coaster, as there isn't much room for one as of now. I kind of expect it to be like 2012 where they only added new shows. They could even stick with Holiday In The Park being the new thing.

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^LOL - agreed.

 

I, for one, hope they are getting something great next year.

 

For the record - SFoG is one of my all time favorite places. I worked there when I was a teenager, and have always loved the park.

 

I know that the waterpark addition will be great for the park, but for me it was a bit of a letdown. SkyScreamer as well. They took out one of my favorite rides at the park (Wheelie) to add a really really tall swing. I used to go to SFoG every year for Easter Sunday, but the last two years additions have not urged me ot make the long drive up there from Florida.

 

We used to get Seasons Passes for both of us and for our Neice and use them quite a bit for the long Easter weekend. Just haven't had the urge to for a couple of years. Would love to get back next year though!

 

 

My best guesses would either go to a Waterpark expansion (Speed Slides, Lazy River?) or a Kids Area Expansion/Revamp. Bugs Bunny Land has not gotten an expansion since 2004 and looks VERY dated.

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My review for Six Flags Over Georgia

 

I went to Six flags over Georgia Fourth of July weekend for three days. I thought it was a really good park but it needs to be maintained a little better. For example the railing that you have to zig zag through on Batman is terrible. There is no cut through if the line is going outside towards he parking lot and when you walk through the whole thing it just gets you tired and annoyed. Since I was there for three days I was able to ride everything and eat a lot of the food.

 

The first time I ever went to the park in 2011 it rained all day and I only rode Goliath, Ninja, Great American Scream Machine, Superman, Acraphobia, Mine Train.

 

On my last ride on Sunday night I rode superman in the very last row and I was wearing nike shorts so my pockets were lose. When we went through the pretzel loop my Galaxy S5 shot out of my pocket and landed on the grass along with my season pass. It took about two hoes to get all the information for everything and it basically ruined my last day at the park. We couldn't wait till closing because I live in Florida and we had to drive home. I'm still waiting for my phone even though they apparently sent it already!

 

x6 Superman- I think B&M flyers are B&Ms best coasters. The pretzel loops on this and Manta are just amazing and super intense! There obviously not the most intense but they are very unique and I do like them a lot. On Friday night they did the Fireworks by Superman so everyone say on the ground where he Superman sign is and the line for it was reaching out apast the actual entrance for the ride. I didn't ride it on Friday but I got three rides in on Saturday and three rides on Sunday. 8/10

 

X5 Goliath- I rode Goliath multiple times and it is by far better in the back then in the front. On Sunday morning with the early access I went and got to sit in the vey lat row and they didn't make me get up and walk around. The worker was cool to do that. The two things I don't like about this coaster are that after the helix the trims like ruin the ride on the way back. The train drags over the hill after the trim brakes but it then picks up speed on the camelbacks. I also found that it is getting that B&M rattle. I really felt it going down the first drop in the last row and it does feel quiet uncomfortable. Also the turn into he actual brake run bothers me. It's looks awkward and it shifts your body. It just doesn't fit in with the rest of the rides spread out layout... But this is definitely the best coaster in the park. 10/10

 

x3 Ninja- so the last time I rode Ninja in 2011 I wasn't impressed. It felt a lot like the Arrow loopers such as the one at Cedar Point and Kings Dominion. But I gave it another chance and I'm happy that I did. The first time I rode in the Takis train and the ride felt smooth. It wasn't B&M smooth but it wasn't as bad as an Arrow or SLC. I only had head banging on the corckscrews but other then that it wasn't that bad. The second time I rode in the regular Ninja train and it hurt so bad! My head slammed against the harness and I felt as if I was being shock like a rag doll. I wasn't going to ride it after that but I wanted to see if my theory was true and check if the Takis train was better then hat one and I was right. When I rode in the Takis train the ride was a lot better. 6/10

 

x1 Great American Scream Machine- ride it in the last row and the airtime was really good. I got the credit in 2011 so I went on it and didn't ride again. I also found it kinda rough, but not as bad as the Cyclone. 5/10

 

x1 Georgia Cyclone- I rode the Coney Island Cyclone and I expected this to be a lot better but boy was I wrong. My body slammed against the harness on the airtime hills and it vibrates until you can't feel your legs anymore. If you keep your back off of the seat it won't be as bad. Never again will I ride this. 2/10

 

x2 Georgia Scorcher- It was my first time on this and it wasn't that bad. It is definitely a lot better then Mantis but may not be as good as Green Lantern. I rode in he front and it allowed a lot smoother ride. Defiantly give this ride a try the next time you go to the park. 7/10

 

x2 Dare Devil Dive- this was my first Euro Fighter and I thought it was great! It's not the most intense ride in the park but it's cool that it does all these inversions with only a lap bar and it is really smooth! The G forces on the loops are great and it rides really well through the tight turns. I only got to ride it in the front both times so I don't know how it is in the last row. 8/10

 

x3 MindBender- I had very high hopes for this ride and I sat in the front so that the G's would be strong but I wasn't that amused. It rides just like the Scorpion at Bush Gardens and it has a little bit of a rattle to it. I rode it in the last row later and I thought it was better then towards the front. I just don't understand why it is always ranked so high up in the Golden ticket awards. 7/10

 

x3 Batman- rode just like all the other Batman clones and offers an intense ride. I still like Talon, Montu and Raptor better. But it is way better then the terrible invert at Hershey park. 8/10

 

x2 Sky Screamer- it goes a lot faster then the Windseeker clones but I do like those better. This is a cool ride to get views of the park but it is just way to short of a ride. And not worth a 45minute wait. 6/10

 

x1 Dahlonega Mine Train- it was a little rough around the edges but not that bad. I do think at the very end on the last drop it gets really rough in the tunnel. It shakes you and it feels like they ran out of ideas and just put in that track segment. 4/10

 

x2 Acraphobia- I like this drop tower a lot but they need to learn how to load it quicker.the first time I ever rode this in 2011 I came off shivering but this time it felt not as strong. But being up there is kinda scary. I still like the Arm drop towers and the one at Kings Dominion better. But it is better then any of the S&S drop towers. 8/10

 

x1 Thunder Run- got soaked going under a waterfall, cool water ride.

 

I also managed to todo the whole water park. The Tsanumi Surge is awesome and it actually gives you some air.

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x1 Georgia Cyclone- I rode the Coney Island Cyclone and I expected this to be a lot better but boy was I wrong. My body slammed against the harness on the airtime hills and it vibrates until you can't feel your legs anymore. If you keep your back off of the seat it won't be as bad. Never again will I ride this. 2/10

 

This is actually really surprising to hear. By all accounts, it's been running really well of late. It's been a month or two since I've ridden it myself, but I've never enjoyed the GA Cyclone until riding it this year. Every time before that I'd get off with basically the same thoughts you had, but this year it's been brilliant and dare I say it, fun.

 

Where did you sit?

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^Same here. I was there last Tuesday and had two of the best rides I have EVER had on Cyclone. There was a little bit of shuffling on the second turnaround, but overall it was smoother than it has been in years and the airtime was REALLY strong in several spots.

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x1 Georgia Cyclone- I rode the Coney Island Cyclone and I expected this to be a lot better but boy was I wrong. My body slammed against the harness on the airtime hills and it vibrates until you can't feel your legs anymore. If you keep your back off of the seat it won't be as bad. Never again will I ride this. 2/10

 

This is actually really surprising to hear. By all accounts, it's been running really well of late. It's been a month or two since I've ridden it myself, but I've never enjoyed the GA Cyclone until riding it this year. Every time before that I'd get off with basically the same thoughts you had, but this year it's been brilliant and dare I say it, fun.

 

Where did you sit?

I sat in the front of the third car. It reminded me of the real a Coney Island Cyclone because of its roughness. It was bad but not the worst coaster I have ridden.

 

And I didn't find Mindbender that amazing. I rode it multiple times but I just never got attached to it. It is definitly the best Anton I have been on. I think that the a gforces going into the loop on a Scorpion are stronger, correct me if I'm wrong. I know MindBender has stronger G's then SooperDooper Looper at Hershey because I don't remember that one being very intense. I rember rideing Scorpion and it yanked my body back because of the strong G-Forces. Anyone have clue on which one has the strongest G-Force?

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x3 MindBender- I just don't understand why it is always ranked so high up in the Golden ticket awards. 7/10

 

Well first off, its the Golden Ticket Awards, which is ridiculously terrible. Second off, its a classic ride that helped push the limits of roller coasters in its time.

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I am visiting Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, and I was wondering how I should plan out my day. Does anyone have past experiences for visiting on a weekend in late summer? Does anyone have any idea how bad the crowds will be?

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I am visiting Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, and I was wondering how I should plan out my day. Does anyone have past experiences for visiting on a weekend in late summer? Does anyone have any idea how bad the crowds will be?

 

If it's nice weather crowds will be plentiful.Avoid Scorcher & Cyclone in the morning, since they're at the front, they get pretty good sized waits first thing.. Dare Devil Dive is low capacity, but it seems to me to have the best crew, but I would still do it first, Superman will have a wait all day, just because the line usually crawls. It's a really nice park, although Gotham City is a bitch to walk up and down, Also besides Ninja, they have a really solid line up, with Goliath being the stand out.

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I have been there plenty of times during late summer on Saturday. Very very crowded on Saturdays. If u stay late though, the lines will die down.

 

I always go to superman first, if you get there at opening you will wait 15 mins max for superman. If you wait a hour or so to ride it you will end up waiting in line that long for it. Haha

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