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I'm excited to try Georgia Cyclone again with all of the trackwork that has been done. Like was mentioned above, the 2nd to last seat is the only way to go on that ride. Great airtime!

I agree! It is a great seat.

 

I was disappointed they only did the first 2 drops with RMC topper track and never continued that project the next season. The airtime is even more noticable when you aren't being jackhammered in the train. The 3rd and 4th drop are good since they have almost all new wood, but after that it gets a bit rough. I don't like that the ride has 3 distinct sections of super smooth to average wooden coaster to OUCH. I wish they could topper track the whole course because that first quarter of the ride is excellent.

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Nice report. That’s cool that they’re alerting guests of changing elevations. If only there were some kind of ride that could magically take guests up or down that steep hill near Lickskillet on

I didn't see the photo or video or whatever of what you are all talking about, but standard operating procedure on Manta at SWO is after the trains go into flying position, all ops on platform are sup

Look dude, you're being an ass. I don’t care how you feel about masks, and I don't care what you do at a Six Flags park. I do care that you have been actively encouraging people on Six Flags threads t

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^^ This is the type of info I'm looking for. I plan to go as early in the season as I can. Was hoping for a weekday but maybe a Sunday in March or April. Also, I didn't even realize they had that drop tower, so thats awesome!

It will be much busier during the week for Spring Break than on a Sunday in March (or after Spring Break).

 

Acrophobia is the only 3rd Gen Intamin freefall that scares me. The stand up tilting seats are terrifying and the brakes hit very late during the fall. For a split second on every ride I think they won't kick in haha.

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I have never seen a busy Sunday afternoon. I never even stay more than a few hours on Sunday. That's with riding every ride and some multiple times

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Basically everything has been covered here. I would just add emphasis to the fact that early season (Before school is out in mid-May) Sundays are typically fantastic times to visit the park, especially if you can be there at opening. Also, hit DDD as early as you can if it is open in the morning because the line will most likely be one of the worst in the park later in the day.

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I could probably go on and on with this but I'll leave it at this for now. Hope this helps.

 

Absolutely, huge help. Thanks so much everyone. These responses are exactly why I love this board. I know its not for a while but you all have me stoked for what will likely be the start of 2015. From what I can tell and have heard the park is really nice, after reading about it and looking up stuff today I'm excited to check it out.

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Went to the park on Sunday. I won't post a full TR, but I will comment on the woodies:

 

Cyclone was running *awesome* in the magic seat. No real roughness at all. Absolutely fantastic all around.

 

GASM, on the other hand, was miserable. Felt like it was running on square wheels and going through potholes. I've never understood the people that really enjoy this ride as I've never noticed any substantial airtime in the front or back. Feels like it traverses the course just a bit too slow for any real airtime. And then the brakes at the end are unnecessarily forceful.

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Yup the list is on their site but hasn't been updated in a while.. Also unconfirmed if anything in Gotham is opened.. Not mentioned on their site but myself and another forum member saw Christmas lights in that section during fright fest that we both assumed where for holiday in the park. If there aren't any rides open in that area I would imagine they would block it off at the train bridge so no need for lights.. but that's just me haha

 

The sfog website has their Christmas themed areas listed and rides in those areas but that page has been online for a few months so they might have changed it..

 

Again, seeing Christmas style lights in Gotham doesn't mean anything but worth mentioning that some where spotted so they might be opening that area as well hopefully with rides!!

 

 

Also, unless I missed it on their site, I didn't think I saw skyscrramer mentioned but one would think it would be open for Christmas for all the views at night of the lights!! Lol

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Might be heading out there for a first time this year for HIP. Wish they had a real list. My hometown park is SFOT and was really hoping to be able to compare Shock Wave to Mindebender and ride my first flyer, but it looks like I might have to wait till next summer. Bummer.

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Unfortunately haven't been yet. From reading about it though, at least the lights portion, will be very comparable to Dollywood. Six flags probably won't have as many shows though..

 

Still heading to six flags for holiday in the park but it'll be one of its last days, probably sometime at the end of December.. Just haven't had time to make the trip..

 

Will be heading to Dollywood again though tomorrow!

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Has anyone been to Hoiday in the Park yet? We want to either try that out or go to Dollywood's event. We'd be coming from KY so Dollywood would be much closer but we'd like to try something new if it is anything in comparison. Thanks!

I visited on opening day of the event. Overall, I thought it was pretty nice for its first year, but Dollywood does a better job of it IMO. What SFOG has decorated looks very good, but it could use a little more consistency. I did not get a chance to check out Monster Mansion, though.

 

Keep in mind that the park is only running 5 of its coasters, which was to be expected looking at their website. Goliath, Scorcher, and Cyclone were only running one train each during my visit, though... Not sure if this has changed since then.

 

The event is certainly worth checking out.

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I'd love to see Holiday in the Park spread to more parks in the chain. SFSTL would look awesome covered in lights, and if SDC can stay open during the winter, we should be able to as well.

 

SFMM did a good job of it from what I could see, and I'm glad to here SFOG's is good as well.

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Went last night and the event exceeded my expectations. The lights look great, especially around the carousel. The coasters were only running one train but walk-ons. For those wondering Monster Mansion is decorated inside... It looks great! Even the show in the Crystal Pistol was enjoyable.

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I went to Holiday in the Park last night (Sunday 12/7) as well and was pleasantly surprised. One train ops on Goliath, Georgia Cyclone, and S:UF was annoying but I couldn't really complain since all three rides were no more than a 2 or 3 train wait throughout the night. By 8pm when we left, all rides appeared to be a walk-on or close to it. However, I have heard that Saturday nights are far more crowded and drew 1+ hour waits on Goliath and Cyclone, so YMMV.

 

As previous posters have indicated, the lights and atmosphere were well done. I did not get a chance to ride the Polar Express train but it seemed pretty popular. I hope they continue the event and open up more of the park in future seasons.

 

As an aside, to those who haven't ridden Georgia Cyclone this season because of bad rides from previous seasons, I highly encourage you to give it another try. The first two drops and turnaround have been completely replaced by RMC Topper Track, making the beginning of the ride glass smooth. The rest of the ride has also seen a great deal of retracking (but not with Topper Track) and it's a completely different ride from seasons past. There are still a few shaky spots but nowhere nearly the gut punching roughness the ride had been known for. Putting topper track on the entire ride would make this a truly superb ride, but it's not longer a defensive ride, IMO. Just my two cents.

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