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Any reason why SF has not built anymore Eurofighters or Wing rider coasters?

1. Gerstlauer and SF seem to have a strained relationship since the NTAG incident. I'm sure they'll work together again eventually, though.

2. Wing coasters are typically fairly expensive, and while I like them, RMCs are more marketable, deliver better ride experiences, and are somewhat cheaper. Again, there's no reason SF couldn't purchase another one in the future.

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What's the issue? I have contacts but mine are for specific issues. I have the director of merchandizing, ticketing, and a few other emails

 

I think maybe the Director of Ticketing might work. Here's what happened - my family and I were excited to be visiting the park from St Louis on June the 15th. My fiance's cousin came along with us and paid for a ticket. It was a very hot day so the very first ride we decided to go on was the Log Jamboree. While in line, my 11 year old son suffered heat exhaustion within the first 15 minutes of being in the park and fainted twice (scariest thing I've ever experienced). He was rushed to the first aid building. He was coming off a vacation with his mom (my ex) and apparently was not hydrated sufficiently. We decided not to take any chances with him and decided it be best to get him back to where we were staying. A guest relations person that came to the first aid building promised he'd email comp tickets to my fiance's cousin and she has not received them. I was trying to follow up and see if they could provide those comp tickets they offered. I know usually refunds are not given, but this was an extenuating circumstance and Six Flags personnel offered the comp tickets.

 

I will say that the staff working the Log Jamboree were awesome as was the security personnel that responded. Guest Relations and Security even provided our group a ride to our vehicles through the back which provided a neat view of Dare Devil Dive.

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That sucks about your Son. Im sure that was super Scary.

So the 4th of july is right around the Corner and i should be making me trip to the Park. Any tips that i should know. I will be leaving Hilton Head around 6 or 630 or so. so i can try to get to the park around 10ish. I'm going to get tickets before i go. How will crowed be. I'm willing to get qbot or what ever the line skipping is now, i think im going to go with the middle one if it will even be needed.

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That sucks about your Son. Im sure that was super Scary.

So the 4th of july is right around the Corner and i should be making me trip to the Park. Any tips that i should know. I will be leaving Hilton Head around 6 or 630 or so. so i can try to get to the park around 10ish. I'm going to get tickets before i go. How will crowed be. I'm willing to get qbot or what ever the line skipping is now, i think im going to go with the middle one if it will even be needed.

 

 

Yeah, it was pretty damn scary. I thought he just slipped the first time so I pulled him up real quick before finding out he had fainted. The second time he fainted, the poor guy started making weird noises (he said he was telling me he didn't feel good, but it wasn't coming out right). I was right there with him so I was able to catch him and sit him down gently. Since the forecasted temperatures for Austell was 102 and higher with the heat indexes, we decided not to take any chances so we didn't go back. We'll be at Silver Dollar City at the end of July, so I'm going to make sure he drinks plenty of water and gatorade. I'm hoping to make a return trip to SFOG in September when the temps are a bit cooler.

 

Soooo....my tip for your trip in July would be to make sure you drink plenty of water and gatorade or powerade.

 

While they were tending to my son on the platform of Log Jamboree, there were quite a few calls coming in over the radio of others falling out due to the excessive heat.

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Seems like Screamscape is thinking we could be in line for another dark ride next year. Any thoughts on that? I was hoping we could have gotten RMC Cyclone or another coaster in general to compete with Fury 325 and Dollywood's RMC.

 

I read that as well. Personally, it seems a bit silly to me that we would get a dark ride when we're one of the few Six Flags parks that actually has a high quality dark ride already. That said, JLBFM has been well received and seems to be a top notch ride. Even though I don't prefer to mix my water and theme park experiences usually, I would much rather see them spend the kind of coin it would take to bring in JLBFM on expansions to Hurricane Harbor. Given how little it really is in its current state (a wave pool, three slides, and a kids playstructure), I think near term expansion is warranted. HH has looked packed pretty much every time I've been at the park the last two seasons.

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Seems like Screamscape is thinking we could be in line for another dark ride next year. Any thoughts on that? I was hoping we could have gotten RMC Cyclone or another coaster in general to compete with Fury 325 and Dollywood's RMC.

 

I read that as well. Personally, it seems a bit silly to me that we would get a dark ride when we're one of the few Six Flags parks that actually has a high quality dark ride already. That said, JLBFM has been well received and seems to be a top notch ride. Even though I don't prefer to mix my water and theme park experiences usually, I would much rather see them spend the kind of coin it would take to bring in JLBFM on expansions to Hurricane Harbor. Given how little it really is in its current state (a wave pool, three slides, and a kids playstructure), I think near term expansion is warranted. HH has looked packed pretty much every time I've been at the park the last two seasons.

 

I would consider the play structure an all ages attraction. The slides on it are more like those you would find on a full size body slide complex. Other than that I totally agree with you though. Our Hurricane Harbor debut is very small compared to the others (which is understandable with the way Six Flags adds new additions to parks now). I feel like the expansion needed to happen this season, because the place is very crowded.

 

I would love to see them add a lazy river, the ultimate people eating high capacity machine for a water park. They could also use speed body slides and maybe a traditional family raft slide. They also need to find a new way to access Tsunami Surge maybe on the existing path between the wave pool and GASM that is currently being used as road access (although they still need to have access probably). Everyone crowds between the wave pool and louge area and it is just chaos.

 

Overall our Hurricane Harbor is top notch. A surprisingly great looking water park expansion. Now just expand it more!!!

 

I wish we could get a new coaster and a HH expansion next year. I'll be happy with either though.

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Hey guys, new to the board but have been a long-time theme park and coaster fan, and had many wonderful memories at SFOG as a teenager. Anyway, thinking about taking the family to SFOG this week, and would love to hear from some of the park-veterans here. Do you think this Thursday (July 2nd) should be a pretty good day? It's the last weekday BEFORE the holiday weekend starts, and the forecast shows a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms, so I'm thinking the crowds shouldn't be TOO bad (at least for July)? And with a high temperature around 80 and cloudy and windy, it should be relatively comfortable.

 

Is my reasoning sound, or will everybody ELSE within a 200 mile radius be thinking the same thing I'm thinking? And how does the park operate in inclement weather conditions? Do they shut everything down when it's raining (or only certain rides)? Or only when lightning is nearby (and how close is "nearby"?) What rides normally shut down in storm conditions, and do they open up quickly after the storm passes? Where do they make customers go in case a severe thunderstorm is over the park?

 

Thanks everybody for any insights and opinions!

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Hey guys, new to the board but have been a long-time theme park and coaster fan, and had many wonderful memories at SFOG as a teenager. Anyway, thinking about taking the family to SFOG this week, and would love to hear from some of the park-veterans here. Do you think this Thursday (July 2nd) should be a pretty good day? It's the last weekday BEFORE the holiday weekend starts, and the forecast shows a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms, so I'm thinking the crowds shouldn't be TOO bad (at least for July)? And with a high temperature around 80 and cloudy and windy, it should be relatively comfortable.

 

Is my reasoning sound, or will everybody ELSE within a 200 mile radius be thinking the same thing I'm thinking? And how does the park operate in inclement weather conditions? Do they shut everything down when it's raining (or only certain rides)? Or only when lightning is nearby (and how close is "nearby"?) What rides normally shut down in storm conditions, and do they open up quickly after the storm passes? Where do they make customers go in case a severe thunderstorm is over the park?

 

Thanks everybody for any insights and opinions!

 

Your reasoning is sound . I'd check to make sure there isn't a Christian Music Festival or anything going on that may suprise you with crowds. I've ridden many of the rides there in the rain, but if there is lightning within something like 5 miles - the usual park shutdown occurs. I think at that time you can ride the Monster Plantation (they call it Mansion, but we know the difference ) and things like the bumper cars. They have historically been pretty good at getting everything back up and running after a storm. As far as Severe Thunderstorms - I've never seen them make anyone go anywhere. Most people end up in one of the stores or dine-in restaurants.

 

Hope this helps - have a great trip!!!

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Your reasoning is sound . I'd check to make sure there isn't a Christian Music Festival or anything going on that may suprise you with crowds. I've ridden many of the rides there in the rain, but if there is lightning within something like 5 miles - the usual park shutdown occurs. I think at that time you can ride the Monster Plantation (they call it Mansion, but we know the difference ) and things like the bumper cars. They have historically been pretty good at getting everything back up and running after a storm. As far as Severe Thunderstorms - I've never seen them make anyone go anywhere. Most people end up in one of the stores or dine-in restaurants.

 

Hope this helps - have a great trip!!!

 

Awesome info jynx242! Didn't think about a special event or festival. But I just checked their calendar, and fortunately Thursday looks clear. Whew! Would have been really disappointed to show up on what should have been a slow day, only to find the park inundated with special-event attendees. Anyway, thanks for the info about operations during a storm. Sounds like we should be okay, and I'll make sure we're near the Monster Plantation if a storm seems imminent.

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Heading to SFOG for only 5 hours on Saturday. What are must-rides?

Mind Bender and Goliath are your MUST rides. (Mmmmm... Mind Bender... )

Other notables if you can get on them are Batman, Superman, Georgia Scorcher, Scream Machine, and Dare Devil Dive.

Speaking of which, if you get to the park before opening, go to Dare Devil Dive first thing, since it's a low capacity coaster with a super slow line.

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Heading to SFOG for only 5 hours on Saturday. What are must-rides?

Mind Bender and Goliath are your MUST rides. (Mmmmm... Mind Bender... )

Other notables if you can get on them are Batman, Superman, Georgia Scorcher, Scream Machine, and Dare Devil Dive.

Speaking of which, if you get to the park before opening, go to Dare Devil Dive first thing, since it's a low capacity coaster with a super slow line.

 

Thanks! I can skip Batman since I'm a SFMM regular. I'll definitely get on those two. And whatever others will be icing on the cake!

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Heading to SFOG for only 5 hours on Saturday. What are must-rides?

Mind Bender and Goliath are your MUST rides. (Mmmmm... Mind Bender... )

Other notables if you can get on them are Batman, Superman, Georgia Scorcher, Scream Machine, and Dare Devil Dive.

Speaking of which, if you get to the park before opening, go to Dare Devil Dive first thing, since it's a low capacity coaster with a super slow line.

 

Thanks! I can skip Batman since I'm a SFMM regular. I'll definitely get on those two. And whatever others will be icing on the cake!

Oh I forgot! You've GOT to do Monster Mansion, too, one of the weirdest quirkiest dark rides ever created!

SFOG is probably the best looking Six Flags park in the chain. There's lots of shaded areas that are really pretty, especially the French section where Monster Mansion is, so take some time to just look around if you can (assuming you've never been here before).

Hope you have fun!

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Mindbender is such an overrated ride. I suggest hitting Dare Devil Dive first thing. Then running Dow to ride Superman, Great American Scream Machine, Ninja(it's honestly not to bad in the magic seat) and Skyscreamer. Then go do Goliath and hit up Gotham rides. After that make your way to Monter Mansion, pass that and do Acraphobia, Dahloga mine train, Cyclone and then jump on Scorcher on your way out. You should be able to conquer most of the major rides in that short time.

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SFOG is probably the best looking Six Flags park in the chain. There's lots of shaded areas that are really pretty, especially the French section where Monster Mansion is, so take some time to just look around if you can

 

Seriously, it was strange being so perfect. I guess there is such thing as too perfect.

 

On Schorcher, if you set the seat right, it is a really enjoyable coaster. The airtime feels so awesomely strange.

 

Oh and mindbender is a must. Can we not stress that enough? Too bad it doesnt get any GP love, especially not from teens (as seen by Music in the Parks - it was a walk on all day). I told my friends it was a gem and they absolutely adored it - walk on just being a bonus.

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