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Batmans back up and running. All I can say is WOW!! I rode twice in a row, and I came off feeling like I downed a bottle of cheap tequlia, worm and all.

Gotta love six flags on Sunday!! I am always able to ride rides back to back on Sundays BC the low crowds! Lol

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Batmans back up and running. All I can say is WOW!! I rode twice in a row, and I came off feeling like I downed a bottle of cheap tequlia, worm and all.

Gotta love six flags on Sunday!! I am always able to ride rides back to back on Sundays BC the low crowds! Lol

 

I had a Platinum Pass, Batman was all the way out to the garden fountain, and only one train. I was surprised being the first Sunday in the season how crowded it was, It wasn't like Saturday in July crowded, but I feel like I got my moneys worth with my flash pass. Mindbender, Batman only had one train, Daredevil only had two out of 4 trains going.Operations were a little spotty, sometimes Goliath would dispatch before the second train even hit the brake run, other times it would be a couple of minutes, Scorcher was same old same old, Althought given how short it is, and how dumb the GP is, I'm a little more lenient on how long it takes because no matter how many times the ops tell people to stand up, you have one of two that don't listen.

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I think this will be my chance to finally get on a backwards Batman (to be immediately followed by Great Adventure if the train does go up to NJ as rumored). I still can't believe this actually works, so I'm excited to ride and see.

 

Looking at the park website I don't see anything definite- is Backwards Batman on any FlashPass, just Platinum, or none?

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I think this will be my chance to finally get on a backwards Batman (to be immediately followed by Great Adventure if the train does go up to NJ as rumored). I still can't believe this actually works, so I'm excited to ride and see.

 

Looking at the park website I don't see anything definite- is Backwards Batman on any FlashPass, just Platinum, or none?

it's on all levels of flash pass.. It's until May 10th, also I don't know if it was just because it's opening weekend or not, but the only had one train running, although from the looks of it, the train in the transfer was backwards as well, but it was hard to tell for sure, because I was in the back on the train. It's an intense ride, I've been able to marathon Batman before and not feel the slightest bit dizzy, but after two rides in a row on it backwards, I couldn't do anything with inversions the rest of the day.

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I usually go Sunday morning when the park isn't crowded at all..

 

Wonder if mind bender even has the second train repaired? Last year it was one train all season [emoji26]

 

I'll be there next weekend probably.. I normally go Saturday and then head back Sunday for an hour or two until it gets crowded after 2 or 3

 

Can't wait! Might have to get a flash pass for batman though

 

What was the cost of the flash pass this year? I have a feeling it went up BC I got a survey asking how much I was willing to spend on one.. Hopefully people didn't say like $75 for the regular hahaha!

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I usually go Sunday morning when the park isn't crowded at all..

 

Wonder if mind bender even has the second train repaired? Last year it was one train all season [emoji26]

 

I'll be there next weekend probably.. I normally go Saturday and then head back Sunday for an hour or two until it gets crowded after 2 or 3

 

Can't wait! Might have to get a flash pass for batman though

 

What was the cost of the flash pass this year? I have a feeling it went up BC I got a survey asking how much I was willing to spend on one.. Hopefully people didn't say like $75 for the regular hahaha!

 

The second train to Mindbender is still in pieces you can see it going down the first drop. I think the weather might have had something to do with it being so crowded today, it was cloudy and crappy all day yesterday, I went and got my pass processed and stayed an hour before I had to check into my hotel room and I got 5 rides in a row on Goliath, so I'm assuming a lot of people treated today as the real opening day since it was sunny and low 70's. The platinum was $80, you get $5 off with your pass, last summer I got a platinum at Great America for me and my sister and dropped $220, so I'm not sure if they go up during peak season, or if it differs from park to park, Also Ninja & Monster Mansion were both closed, but they remained active on the Flash Pass, while Batman said closed on the flash pass when it went down. I was there about 4 1/2 hours today and this was my ride count

GA Cyclone:2

Scorcher:1 [ I was going to do my reride, but when I was sitting in the brake run, I got a buzz that Batman had reopened after being down all morning, so I flew]

Goliath:8

Daredevil:5

Mindbender:2

Batman:2

Scream Machine:2

I was going to do Superman, but after Batman backwards disoriented me, I decided to leave, so maybe it was a good thing I didn't ride it till later in the day.

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For anyone who has been at the park these past couple of days, how's Georgia Cyclone running? Any new trackwork?

 

I might be a little biased, but it was delivering amazing rides in the front, I didn't notice any knew trackwork on Cyclone, a couple of hills on Scream Machine, looked like they may have had some new wood on them.

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I usually go Sunday morning when the park isn't crowded at all..

 

Wonder if mind bender even has the second train repaired? Last year it was one train all season [emoji26]

 

I'll be there next weekend probably.. I normally go Saturday and then head back Sunday for an hour or two until it gets crowded after 2 or 3

 

Can't wait! Might have to get a flash pass for batman though

 

What was the cost of the flash pass this year? I have a feeling it went up BC I got a survey asking how much I was willing to spend on one.. Hopefully people didn't say like $75 for the regular hahaha!

 

The second train to Mindbender is still in pieces you can see it going down the first drop. I think the weather might have had something to do with it being so crowded today, it was cloudy and crappy all day yesterday, I went and got my pass processed and stayed an hour before I had to check into my hotel room and I got 5 rides in a row on Goliath, so I'm assuming a lot of people treated today as the real opening day since it was sunny and low 70's. The platinum was $80, you get $5 off with your pass, last summer I got a platinum at Great America for me and my sister and dropped $220, so I'm not sure if they go up during peak season, or if it differs from park to park, Also Ninja & Monster Mansion were both closed, but they remained active on the Flash Pass, while Batman said closed on the flash pass when it went down. I was there about 4 1/2 hours today and this was my ride count

GA Cyclone:2

Scorcher:1 [ I was going to do my reride, but when I was sitting in the brake run, I got a buzz that Batman had reopened after being down all morning, so I flew]

Goliath:8

Daredevil:5

Mindbender:2

Batman:2

Scream Machine:2

I was going to do Superman, but after Batman backwards disoriented me, I decided to leave, so maybe it was a good thing I didn't ride it till later in the day.

That's a bummer BC mindbender can get a pretty long line with just one train.. I was hoping they would have had it fixed this season.. This makes me believe they really don't have any intentions to actually fix the second train lol

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Went to SFOG yesterday for opening weekend. Got there before the park opened and there was already a group riding namtab. When they let the general public in at 10:30am, we headed straight for namtab with the rest of the horde. Got there and it was broke. So whoever was riding it before the park opened got lucky and the rest of us was pissed. It basically was down till around 3pm. When they finally opened it, it seemed like the whole crowd of the park flocked to the ride making the wait over 2 hours long. I don't know if they ever intend on adding another train to the track but with only one train operation, the wait sucks. Being down in the sewers of Gotham with about a thousand sweaty stinky people is the worst. However, after riding the ride, it all seems worth it. Namtab is so much better than Batman. Ohhh the feels. I loved it. B&M just needs to make all their inverts backwards now. It's just better. Also, I must bitch a little about line nazis. When the park designates one of their employees to stand in the front of the line sending 2 - 4 people to each row, it slows down the line in my opinion. Yeah, it may work for parks like Disney or Universal, but that's because those people know what they're doing. But a teenager that's only been working at a theme park for a couple of days has no clue and chains like Six Flags and Cedar Fair don't need that crap. We're grown up people, we know how to stock a row for a coaster. Anyways, moving on.

 

As for the rest of the park, operations were probably the worst I've seen in a while. I was there back in December and park was great. I won't be to hard on the park though, I understand they only had like 2 months off to get the park back open again. But that being said, I may never go back in March again if this is what I have to look forward to in the future. Having only 2 cars going on Dare Devil Dive, you might as well write off the rest of your day if you get in line. I refused to ride it...The wait is just too ridiculous. Ninja was the only ride I noticed that was down all day..But I'm not shedding any tears over that. With the wait times, I basically rode 6 rides all day. Even the concessions were slow, confusing orders left and right. A lot of teenagers, nice teenagers, but sometimes clueless teenagers. I'm just gonna blame management on that one.

 

One last thing, if you plan on bringing a bottle of water into the park, don't open it before you go in. They have a new policy that you can't bring in an open bottle of water now. ???. Never a problem in the past. I guess to many people sneaking vodka in...Who knows? Whatever.

 

Sounds like a bad day, eh? Negative...Still had a blast! I love SFOG even with its faults. It's my home park...I'll love it to the day I die.

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For anyone who has been at the park these past couple of days, how's Georgia Cyclone running? Any new trackwork?

 

I might be a little biased, but it was delivering amazing rides in the front, I didn't notice any knew trackwork on Cyclone, a couple of hills on Scream Machine, looked like they may have had some new wood on them.

 

I wouldn’t quite say it was running “amazing” but in my two rides on opening day (once in the second row, once in the penultimate row) it was probably on par with last year, which was an certainly an improvement over previous years. In the second row, some of the later drops that didn’t get topper track over the last couple of years were rather painful, but that’s pretty much par for the course for Cyclone. The ride I had in the penultimate row was legitimately great though. Lots of airtime and minimal roughness.

 

A few other notes from my opening day trip:

-Namtab was fantastic! I’m a big fan of the ride forwards and I have to say it didn’t disappoint backwards either. Very intense in the last row, a bit less so elsewhere and very enjoyable over all. Really appreciated the pass holder ERT the park gave us in the morning. Only around until May 10th, so if you live in the south, now’s your chance to ride.

-From Namtab I spied at least once piece of Joker on site. Doesn’t look like they’ve done much construction yet other than putting up fences.

-The Namtab queue’s fountain was working and the landscaping had been spruced up. I appreciate the small touches.

-Scorcher was not happy at all, probably due to chilly temps in the morning and some residual moisture from the previous night’s rain. In the span of 45 minutes or so in the mid morning I saw maintenance come, reset the ride or adjust something, and go four separate times.

-Cyclone’s queue received some paint. Sadly the ride itself is still sorely in need of a fresh coat, as is Scorcher for that matter.

-On most rides it seems that the attendants now verbally say “check” after checking each restraint. I also noted this at SFOT this past week, so it may be a new chain policy. From an operations standpoint, I like that this policy forces the attendants to focus on the task at hand and hopefully complete it efficiently rather than, say, carrying on a conversation with another attendant.

-I thought operations were average for opening day. Lots of inconsistency, but it’s the beginning of the season and that’s to be expected.

-As has been noted already, Mindbender’s second train is still in pieces. No idea when it will return, but this seems to be a rather long rehab.

-Ninja was the only major ride not open for the day. Neither train was anywhere in sight, so I can only assume the park chose to rehab all the other rides first due to Ninja’s lack of popularity.

-Last but not least, the employees really seemed extra friendly and welcoming. I’ve never felt that SFOG struggles in this area, but I had some very pleasant conversations about the park and how my day was going with ride ops during breakdowns.

 

Great opening day overall in spite of the weather, looking forward to another season at SFOG.

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For anyone who has been at the park these past couple of days, how's Georgia Cyclone running? Any new trackwork?

 

I was there on Saturday and was a bit disappointed not to see much of any new trackwork or paint on Georgia Cyclone. I think they did some trackwork on the final turn into the brakes, but that may have been from last year. Regardless, I rode in the front of the train as well as the front of the last car. The ride is competely comfortable in the front row now other than some shuffling in the turns. The front of the back car was as wild as ever but definitely the most comfortable it has been in years.

 

Great American Scream Machine was running pretty well. It didn't seem to be delivering as much on airtime as previous years. They did retrack the first half of the return stretch after the turnaround which was overdue and really makes the roughest section of the ride now on par with the rest. They were only running one train on Saturday regardless of the long line.

 

I really wish they continued with the topper track for Cyclone but it is still running well with the new wood. GASM could really use some work to make for a smoother experience because when it is bumpy you don't feel the floater airtime.

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Went to SFOG yesterday for opening weekend. Got there before the park opened and there was already a group riding namtab. When they let the general public in at 10:30am, we headed straight for namtab with the rest of the horde. Got there and it was broke. So whoever was riding it before the park opened got lucky and the rest of us was pissed. It basically was down till around 3pm. When they finally opened it, it seemed like the whole crowd of the park flocked to the ride making the wait over 2 hours long. I don't know if they ever intend on adding another train to the track but with only one train operation, the wait sucks. Being down in the sewers of Gotham with about a thousand sweaty stinky people is the worst. However, after riding the ride, it all seems worth it. Namtab is so much better than Batman. Ohhh the feels. I loved it. B&M just needs to make all their inverts backwards now. It's just better. Also, I must bitch a little about line nazis. When the park designates one of their employees to stand in the front of the line sending 2 - 4 people to each row, it slows down the line in my opinion. Yeah, it may work for parks like Disney or Universal, but that's because those people know what they're doing. But a teenager that's only been working at a theme park for a couple of days has no clue and chains like Six Flags and Cedar Fair don't need that crap. We're grown up people, we know how to stock a row for a coaster. Anyways, moving on.

 

As for the rest of the park, operations were probably the worst I've seen in a while. I was there back in December and park was great. I won't be to hard on the park though, I understand they only had like 2 months off to get the park back open again. But that being said, I may never go back in March again if this is what I have to look forward to in the future. Having only 2 cars going on Dare Devil Dive, you might as well write off the rest of your day if you get in line. I refused to ride it...The wait is just too ridiculous. Ninja was the only ride I noticed that was down all day..But I'm not shedding any tears over that. With the wait times, I basically rode 6 rides all day. Even the concessions were slow, confusing orders left and right. A lot of teenagers, nice teenagers, but sometimes clueless teenagers. I'm just gonna blame management on that one.

 

One last thing, if you plan on bringing a bottle of water into the park, don't open it before you go in. They have a new policy that you can't bring in an open bottle of water now. ???. Never a problem in the past. I guess to many people sneaking vodka in...Who knows? Whatever.

 

Sounds like a bad day, eh? Negative...Still had a blast! I love SFOG even with its faults. It's my home park...I'll love it to the day I die.

I'm not sure if the water bottle is a new policy I have been hit by it the last two years. I always forget! Sometimes they stop me sometimes they don't..

 

Basically it was explained to me as a way to keep people from sneaking alcohol into the park.

 

They also make you dump your six flags cups if you go to your car and back.. I had to do that two times last season

 

I guess it just depends who is at the gate

 

They are fine with closed unopened factory sealed water bottles.. If you bring a refillable bottle like a nalgene or something they will make you dump it and refill it in the park

 

basically if there is any chance of you sneaking something in they make you dump it

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I usually go Sunday morning when the park isn't crowded at all..

 

Wonder if mind bender even has the second train repaired? Last year it was one train all season [emoji26]

 

I'll be there next weekend probably.. I normally go Saturday and then head back Sunday for an hour or two until it gets crowded after 2 or 3

 

Can't wait! Might have to get a flash pass for batman though

 

What was the cost of the flash pass this year? I have a feeling it went up BC I got a survey asking how much I was willing to spend on one.. Hopefully people didn't say like $75 for the regular hahaha!

 

The second train to Mindbender is still in pieces you can see it going down the first drop. I think the weather might have had something to do with it being so crowded today, it was cloudy and crappy all day yesterday, I went and got my pass processed and stayed an hour before I had to check into my hotel room and I got 5 rides in a row on Goliath, so I'm assuming a lot of people treated today as the real opening day since it was sunny and low 70's. The platinum was $80, you get $5 off with your pass, last summer I got a platinum at Great America for me and my sister and dropped $220, so I'm not sure if they go up during peak season, or if it differs from park to park, Also Ninja & Monster Mansion were both closed, but they remained active on the Flash Pass, while Batman said closed on the flash pass when it went down. I was there about 4 1/2 hours today and this was my ride count

GA Cyclone:2

Scorcher:1 [ I was going to do my reride, but when I was sitting in the brake run, I got a buzz that Batman had reopened after being down all morning, so I flew]

Goliath:8

Daredevil:5

Mindbender:2

Batman:2

Scream Machine:2

I was going to do Superman, but after Batman backwards disoriented me, I decided to leave, so maybe it was a good thing I didn't ride it till later in the day.

That's a bummer BC mindbender can get a pretty long line with just one train.. I was hoping they would have had it fixed this season.. This makes me believe they really don't have any intentions to actually fix the second train lol

 

Did they ever say what was wrong with the second train?? I've been on Mindbender sans flash pass before with one train operations, and I have to hand it to them, they haul ass, where as on most other rides one train operations are a death sentence.

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I usually go Sunday morning when the park isn't crowded at all..

 

Wonder if mind bender even has the second train repaired? Last year it was one train all season [emoji26]

 

I'll be there next weekend probably.. I normally go Saturday and then head back Sunday for an hour or two until it gets crowded after 2 or 3

 

Can't wait! Might have to get a flash pass for batman though

 

What was the cost of the flash pass this year? I have a feeling it went up BC I got a survey asking how much I was willing to spend on one.. Hopefully people didn't say like $75 for the regular hahaha!

 

The second train to Mindbender is still in pieces you can see it going down the first drop. I think the weather might have had something to do with it being so crowded today, it was cloudy and crappy all day yesterday, I went and got my pass processed and stayed an hour before I had to check into my hotel room and I got 5 rides in a row on Goliath, so I'm assuming a lot of people treated today as the real opening day since it was sunny and low 70's. The platinum was $80, you get $5 off with your pass, last summer I got a platinum at Great America for me and my sister and dropped $220, so I'm not sure if they go up during peak season, or if it differs from park to park, Also Ninja & Monster Mansion were both closed, but they remained active on the Flash Pass, while Batman said closed on the flash pass when it went down. I was there about 4 1/2 hours today and this was my ride count

GA Cyclone:2

Scorcher:1 [ I was going to do my reride, but when I was sitting in the brake run, I got a buzz that Batman had reopened after being down all morning, so I flew]

Goliath:8

Daredevil:5

Mindbender:2

Batman:2

Scream Machine:2

I was going to do Superman, but after Batman backwards disoriented me, I decided to leave, so maybe it was a good thing I didn't ride it till later in the day.

That's a bummer BC mindbender can get a pretty long line with just one train.. I was hoping they would have had it fixed this season.. This makes me believe they really don't have any intentions to actually fix the second train lol

 

Did they ever say what was wrong with the second train?? I've been on Mindbender sans flash pass before with one train operations, and I have to hand it to them, they haul A$$, where as on most other rides one train operations are a death sentence.

Last year the train was stripped down to the guts.. Maybe they are refurbishing it? Idk but it was probably as stripped down as they could get it

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I usually go Sunday morning when the park isn't crowded at all..

 

Wonder if mind bender even has the second train repaired? Last year it was one train all season [emoji26]

 

I'll be there next weekend probably.. I normally go Saturday and then head back Sunday for an hour or two until it gets crowded after 2 or 3

 

Can't wait! Might have to get a flash pass for batman though

 

What was the cost of the flash pass this year? I have a feeling it went up BC I got a survey asking how much I was willing to spend on one.. Hopefully people didn't say like $75 for the regular hahaha!

 

The second train to Mindbender is still in pieces you can see it going down the first drop. I think the weather might have had something to do with it being so crowded today, it was cloudy and crappy all day yesterday, I went and got my pass processed and stayed an hour before I had to check into my hotel room and I got 5 rides in a row on Goliath, so I'm assuming a lot of people treated today as the real opening day since it was sunny and low 70's. The platinum was $80, you get $5 off with your pass, last summer I got a platinum at Great America for me and my sister and dropped $220, so I'm not sure if they go up during peak season, or if it differs from park to park, Also Ninja & Monster Mansion were both closed, but they remained active on the Flash Pass, while Batman said closed on the flash pass when it went down. I was there about 4 1/2 hours today and this was my ride count

GA Cyclone:2

Scorcher:1 [ I was going to do my reride, but when I was sitting in the brake run, I got a buzz that Batman had reopened after being down all morning, so I flew]

Goliath:8

Daredevil:5

Mindbender:2

Batman:2

Scream Machine:2

I was going to do Superman, but after Batman backwards disoriented me, I decided to leave, so maybe it was a good thing I didn't ride it till later in the day.

That's a bummer BC mindbender can get a pretty long line with just one train.. I was hoping they would have had it fixed this season.. This makes me believe they really don't have any intentions to actually fix the second train lol

 

Did they ever say what was wrong with the second train?? I've been on Mindbender sans flash pass before with one train operations, and I have to hand it to them, they haul A$$, where as on most other rides one train operations are a death sentence.

Last year the train was stripped down to the guts.. Maybe they are refurbishing it? Idk but it was probably as stripped down as they could get it

 

Given that this has been such a long rehab, my thought was that they may be doing some extra preventative maintenance to make sure that the issues that Shockwave at SFOT had back in 2013 don’t repeat themselves on Mindbender.

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So, with namtaB and Mindbender both running one train, does anybody have input on what rides to hit in what order? I'll be visiting for the first time in two Saturdays from now, and while I had originally assumed that DDD or Goliath would be most popular it definitely sounds like namtaB has to come first. Any other input would be greatly appreciated!

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So, with namtaB and Mindbender both running one train, does anybody have input on what rides to hit in what order? I'll be visiting for the first time in two Saturdays from now, and while I had originally assumed that DDD or Goliath would be most popular it definitely sounds like namtaB has to come first. Any other input would be greatly appreciated!

 

DDD was also running only two (of four) trains on opening day, which makes an already low capacity ride nearly unbearable. Also, Ninja was not open the other day and no trains were in sight.

 

My advice would be to start with namtaB, and then work your way back toward the front of the park. So after starting with namtaB, you would go to Mindbender, then DDD (if it’s open by this time, it frequently doesn’t open with the park), then Scorcher. Scorcher and DDD can be interchanged if DDD isn’t open yet. Doing it that way should knock out the lowest capacity rides (outside of Superman) first with minimal amounts of walking (the park has several BIG hills). Assuming that goes according to plan, you really shouldn’t have too much trouble hitting Goliath, Cyclone, and GASM as they all move through people pretty well. That would only leave Superman, which moves kind of slowly due to finicky restraints, but otherwise isn’t too bad.

 

IMO, Cyclone is excellent and airtime filled in the second to last row. Also, for the smoothest ride on GASM, try to sit in the middle row of any car or the front row. If you like drop rides, Acrophobia is generally very well regarded. If you enjoy dark rides, Monster Mansion is very well done and worth a wait (it was beautifully redone a few years back). Very un-Six Flags in the best way. While the park gets very busy in the summer, you shouldn’t have any trouble knocking out all the major stuff and getting some rerides in this early in the season with a little strategy. Hope you enjoy your time in our park!

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I've been planning to go to the park for 3 or 4 days early next month, but hearing Mind Bender is only running one train, I might shorten my trip. What a bummer... I remember when the ride had 3 trains.

 

How's Georgia Cyclone faring these days? I know the first 2 drops had topper track put on, I'm looking forward to seeing what that is like. On my visits in 2011 and 2007, it was a horribly rough AND slow ride. I wish I could beem back to 1990, what a ride that was!

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Looks like a pretty weekend is coming up in Atlanta so I'll probably be driving down this weekend getting a room and enjoying the park Saturday and Sunday.. I really hope they have more trains running on batman! If not, flashpass it is.. I'm normally able to put off the flashpass until fright fest lol

 

But it it sounds as if they are running limited capacity on the rides.. Hopefully it was just due to the rainy weekend (even though Sunday was pretty).. I know they park is usually not very crowded on Sunday so hopefully they where just caught off guard.. I can't imagine why any park would run one train on opening weekend!!

 

This is the earliest I have visited though, normally I don't make it out until memorial day weekend

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I've been planning to go to the park for 3 or 4 days early next month, but hearing Mind Bender is only running one train, I might shorten my trip. What a bummer... I remember when the ride had 3 trains.

 

How's Georgia Cyclone faring these days? I know the first 2 drops had topper track put on, I'm looking forward to seeing what that is like. On my visits in 2011 and 2007, it was a horribly rough AND slow ride. I wish I could beem back to 1990, what a ride that was!

 

Mind Bender has been running just one train since I believe late July of last summer. The train is in pieces between the maintenance building and the first loop and seems to have not been moved since being placed there, which makes me wonder how much longer it will be that way. I mean 8 months is a long time for one train operations and you would think they could have pretty much any issue fixed by now. I really hope they are actually working on it...

 

Georgia Cyclone has the topper track from the first drop through the bottom of the second drop as you mentioned. I was a bit skeptical at first but hopestly topper track is AMAZING on the ride. Sadly they never continued that job but they did retrack the third drop with new wood, and retracked a few other small parts along the course. It is running MUCH better than it has in previous years. The front seat isn't even rough now and the front of the last car is only a bit rough and the airtime is great.

 

GASM was running great in my opinion in 2012/2013, but last year was pretty bad. It has become rough and that masks the floater airtime. Luckily the did retrack the first half of the return stretch but it needs more work honestly.

 

Ninja is also a much more enjoyable ride than it was a few years ago. The Arrow trains helped a lot and the ride has just become consistently smoother. I actually really enjoy it now. The slight headbanging doesn't bother me whereas a few years ago it was awful.

 

Also, a heads up for your visit, operation opening weekend were terrible compared to previous years. Extremely slow dispatches on most rides, Ninja is completely closed, Mind Bender is 1 train, Batman Backwards has been 1 train or non-operational, DDD has just 2 of 4 cars running, GASM had 1 train when I was there, Monster Mansion was closed, the water rides don't look like they have been prepped at all so who knows if they will be open. The park has been getting progressively better with operations in 2013 and 2014 so I was really disappointed to see how poor the operations are starting off this season.

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^Thanks for the heads up! It's such a shame the operations are poor, and more coaster trains aren't running. On all my visits since the early 90s, operations at the park have been poor. It's kind of par for Six Flags' reputation as the "wal-mart" of the theme park industry, but it still stinks. Things were running better when Shapiro was in charge.

 

Luckily, I'll be there on a Thurs/Fri, and then a weekend event (including 1 hour ERT on 3 coasters), so I'll probably get plenty of rides in.

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I've been planning to go to the park for 3 or 4 days early next month, but hearing Mind Bender is only running one train, I might shorten my trip. What a bummer... I remember when the ride had 3 trains.

 

How's Georgia Cyclone faring these days? I know the first 2 drops had topper track put on, I'm looking forward to seeing what that is like. On my visits in 2011 and 2007, it was a horribly rough AND slow ride. I wish I could beem back to 1990, what a ride that was!

 

Mind Bender has been running just one train since I believe late July of last summer. The train is in pieces between the maintenance building and the first loop and seems to have not been moved since being placed there, which makes me wonder how much longer it will be that way. I mean 8 months is a long time for one train operations and you would think they could have pretty much any issue fixed by now. I really hope they are actually working on it...

 

Georgia Cyclone has the topper track from the first drop through the bottom of the second drop as you mentioned. I was a bit skeptical at first but hopestly topper track is AMAZING on the ride. Sadly they never continued that job but they did retrack the third drop with new wood, and retracked a few other small parts along the course. It is running MUCH better than it has in previous years. The front seat isn't even rough now and the front of the last car is only a bit rough and the airtime is great.

 

GASM was running great in my opinion in 2012/2013, but last year was pretty bad. It has become rough and that masks the floater airtime. Luckily the did retrack the first half of the return stretch but it needs more work honestly.

 

Ninja is also a much more enjoyable ride than it was a few years ago. The Arrow trains helped a lot and the ride has just become consistently smoother. I actually really enjoy it now. The slight headbanging doesn't bother me whereas a few years ago it was awful.

 

Also, a heads up for your visit, operation opening weekend were terrible compared to previous years. Extremely slow dispatches on most rides, Ninja is completely closed, Mind Bender is 1 train, Batman Backwards has been 1 train or non-operational, DDD has just 2 of 4 cars running, GASM had 1 train when I was there, Monster Mansion was closed, the water rides don't look like they have been prepped at all so who knows if they will be open. The park has been getting progressively better with operations in 2013 and 2014 so I was really disappointed to see how poor the operations are starting off this season.

 

Scream Machine was up to two trains on Sunday, Scorcher was also up to two trains on Sunday, from one on Saturday.. All the parks that have ran Batman backwards have ran two trains right?? I saw the other train in the transfer shed, and it looked to be turned in their backwards but it was hard to tell because I was in the back/front of the train. Log Jamboree was open, they usually open Thunder River and Splashwater around spring break, if you get a chance go to where the pay cannons are and look out on an empty thunder River, I think it's neat looking all drained.

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I've been planning to go to the park for 3 or 4 days early next month, but hearing Mind Bender is only running one train, I might shorten my trip. What a bummer... I remember when the ride had 3 trains.

 

How's Georgia Cyclone faring these days? I know the first 2 drops had topper track put on, I'm looking forward to seeing what that is like. On my visits in 2011 and 2007, it was a horribly rough AND slow ride. I wish I could beem back to 1990, what a ride that was!

 

Mind Bender has been running just one train since I believe late July of last summer. The train is in pieces between the maintenance building and the first loop and seems to have not been moved since being placed there, which makes me wonder how much longer it will be that way. I mean 8 months is a long time for one train operations and you would think they could have pretty much any issue fixed by now. I really hope they are actually working on it...

 

Georgia Cyclone has the topper track from the first drop through the bottom of the second drop as you mentioned. I was a bit skeptical at first but hopestly topper track is AMAZING on the ride. Sadly they never continued that job but they did retrack the third drop with new wood, and retracked a few other small parts along the course. It is running MUCH better than it has in previous years. The front seat isn't even rough now and the front of the last car is only a bit rough and the airtime is great.

 

GASM was running great in my opinion in 2012/2013, but last year was pretty bad. It has become rough and that masks the floater airtime. Luckily the did retrack the first half of the return stretch but it needs more work honestly.

 

Ninja is also a much more enjoyable ride than it was a few years ago. The Arrow trains helped a lot and the ride has just become consistently smoother. I actually really enjoy it now. The slight headbanging doesn't bother me whereas a few years ago it was awful.

 

Also, a heads up for your visit, operation opening weekend were terrible compared to previous years. Extremely slow dispatches on most rides, Ninja is completely closed, Mind Bender is 1 train, Batman Backwards has been 1 train or non-operational, DDD has just 2 of 4 cars running, GASM had 1 train when I was there, Monster Mansion was closed, the water rides don't look like they have been prepped at all so who knows if they will be open. The park has been getting progressively better with operations in 2013 and 2014 so I was really disappointed to see how poor the operations are starting off this season.

 

Scream Machine was up to two trains on Sunday, Scorcher was also up to two trains on Sunday, from one on Saturday.. All the parks that have ran Batman backwards have ran two trains right?? I saw the other train in the transfer shed, and it looked to be turned in their backwards but it was hard to tell because I was in the back/front of the train. Log Jamboree was open, they usually open Thunder River and Splashwater around spring break, if you get a chance go to where the pay cannons are and look out on an empty thunder River, I think it's neat looking all drained.

 

I think its neat looking as well.. I love seeing it during fright fest when they normally have a haunted house back there.

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