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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.

 

Just checking to make sure I read correctly. You say Mindbender is overrated, but Ninja is fun...right?

 

Although I don't hate Ninja as much as most people do - you are in the VAST minority in your opinion of Mindbender (but I think you know that.)

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I will say Dare Devil Dive is a really good ride. The yank over the top fells great and the rest of the ride is really smooth. But Mindbender is a must do.

 

I would recommend doing DDD first because of capacity, and because the Mindbender queue is always empty. Mindbender should be one of the last things (but it still is a must-ride).

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

If you arrive before opening, you can easily ride everything within 5 hours even if the park is slammed, as long as the operations are good and things aren't closed in the morning.

 

Georgia Scorcher and Georgia Cyclone often open a half hour early so you can possibly ride those before the park officially opens. I would then get in the crowd waiting for the rest of the park to open in the direction of Goliath. When they open, go STRAIGHT TO Dare Devil Dive. That line pushes 2 hours on not-so-busy days so on a Saturday that's the only way you will ride it. After that go to Goliath if the line is just within the station still. If it is longer you can come back to it later. I would then hit Batman followed by Mindbender. After that go to the back of the park which will likely still be pretty dead and ride Superman first, then Great American Scream Machine, then Ninja. Jump on Sky Screamer too if it interests you.

 

I would also recommend the mine train and even the kiddie coaster if you have time and the lines aren't bad. Other than that Acrophobia and Monster Mansion are the only must rides. Both get a pretty long line.

 

Thunder River is one of the best looking and most exciting rapids rides are well (I've never seen a more realistic rapids ride. You'd think it's a real river) but you might not have time to even consider that.

 

I have done all of these within 3-4 hours before on a few Saturdays, so it is much more realistic than it sounds.

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Does anyone know what the crowds are like today?

 

Usually it's dead on rainy days but the forecast really cleared up. I am just worried they are running single trains on everything which is common on rainy days due to "slippage" as the ride operations manager told me.

 

So anyone there, how busy is it and how many trains are on the coasters?

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I went to Six Flags on Saturday. It was raining when I got there and once it stopped everything was slowly starting to open. Crowed were light but by midafternoon it was starting to get hot and the crowds were coming in. I'm sure it had something to do with the fireworks. A few of the big rides just had one Train Running. Batman put a 2nd Train on when I was waiting for the ride. I will say everyone was really nice, But after going to Cedar point all the time I can tell you There dispatch time is Awful. DDD station is set up really odd and the line moves so slow. They still have a few great rides. I loved the Woodies both gave me fun rides, Goliath and Mind Bender are both awesome. DDD with such a slow line is still fun. I liked batman and superman too. Solid line up if you ask me. Happy to say i have been but at the same time don’t need a trip back any time soon

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

If you arrive before opening, you can easily ride everything within 5 hours even if the park is slammed, as long as the operations are good and things aren't closed in the morning.

 

Thunder River is one of the best looking and most exciting rapids rides are well (I've never seen a more realistic rapids ride. You'd think it's a real river) but you might not have time to even consider that.

 

I have done all of these within 3-4 hours before on a few Saturdays, so it is much more realistic than it sounds.

I agree about Thunder River. The only other rapids ride I've seen at a non-Disney/Universal park that looked as realistic was at Opryland.

 

I've seen SFOG so crowded on Saturdays near Halloween, that if you don't arrive at opening, you might only get a handful of coasters ridden all day.

 

Also, DDD is fun, but *way* too short.

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I'm just curious when did SFOG get yellow batman trains?? I thought only Great Amerieca, Adventure and Texas had them??

 

They may have our trains (SFGAdv) while we've got Namtab in the park.

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Maybe they refurbished the trains (OTSRs) while the backwards trains were on the ride earlier this year?

I though the only thing that went from park to park with Mantab was the chaisait (sp) I though each parked used the trains they already had.

 

I don't recall if the restraints were yellow before or not, I'll have to look at their condition when I'm at the park next week.

 

In other thoughts, between the RMC hiring details that Screamscape reported on about a month ago and the confirmation that Roar at SFDK is closing this year, it doesn't look like this is going to be our year for any kind of Ibox Cyclone transformation. Kind of a shame, but I'm guessing they'll expand the water park instead for 2016. I'm hoping for that over a JLBFM installation anyway.

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Hi everyone,

 

I am hoping to find out which coasters are most accommodating for plus-size riders. I know I need to lose weight, but I won't let my size stop me from taking my 13yo daughter to enjoy SFOG! I just want to know which ones I might be able to ride with her. My best friend (also plus size) and her daughter are joining us so they can ride together where we are not able to fit, but I'd rather know in advance before embarrassment! I am 5'9'' 50-52-54 sitting, 50-48-54 standing. Many rides say riders might have trouble if over 52" due to overhead restraints. So maybe I will be able to ride on those? Which rides have test seats at the front of the line?

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Hi everyone,

 

I am hoping to find out which coasters are most accommodating for plus-size riders. I know I need to lose weight, but I won't let my size stop me from taking my 13yo daughter to enjoy SFOG! I just want to know which ones I might be able to ride with her. My best friend (also plus size) and her daughter are joining us so they can ride together where we are not able to fit, but I'd rather know in advance before embarrassment! I am 5'9'' 50-52-54 sitting, 50-48-54 standing. Many rides say riders might have trouble if over 52" due to overhead restraints. So maybe I will be able to ride on those? Which rides have test seats at the front of the line?

Hi!

 

I may not be a huge help in this department because I am fairly skinny, but I visit the park frequently so hopefully I can provide some information.

 

The only rides that come to mind for me that may be an issue are Dahlonega Mine Train (these restraints are standard across every car and are pretty tight even for "big boned" body types), Canyon Blaster (This has a T bar restraint and it is very tight for any adult in my opinion), Ninja (This is only an issue if you have a tall upper body, I am 6'0 and when I ride I have to scrunch down my lower back a bit because the shoulder restraints hit my shoulders) and maybe Cyclone (The seats are very narrow and the lap bar makes it even more of a squeeze).

 

You will likely not have any issues on the B&Ms (Goliath, Scorcher, Batman or Superman) and I believe these have test seats anyways. As for the other coasters, none come to mind that are tight fits for people, but it really depends on how each person's weight is distributed.

 

If anyone can provide more information please jump in!

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Sfog posted this on Instagram... Wonder what it means

Does this mean we get a Hurricane Harbor expansion next year with an alien themed slide complex? Or are they hinting at using that area during Fight Fest for an alien themed haunt?

 

I just hope if we are getting a Hurricane Harbor expansion next year that it will be more than one thing. I would like to see a new slide complex as well as a lazy river at least, if not 2 different kinds of slides/complexes.

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^Don't they already have 2 bowl slides though? Out of just 3 different kinds of slides in the park? (not including the body slides from what was previously Skull Island)

 

I feel like they need to branch out and do something very different from what they already have and very different from what White Water offers. A newer style body slide complex seems realistic. I would love to see a water coaster but I don't think that's the plan.

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^ I have no clue. Never been to HH and didn't even go back there on my last (second) visit. It also didn't exist on my first visit...

 

My thinking was just: Alien = UFO = covered bowl body slide (the ones that drop you into the water below).

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^That would be cool and makes sense but they already have a bowl on their 4 person raft slide (it has a bowl followed by a wall) and they have a 2 person raft bowl slide. Sorry I am bad with water slide terminology but hopefully that makes sense.

 

Regardless, this either means we are getting a HH expansion next year or they are doing some kind of alien related haunt in that area during Fright Fest (which they just announced will be adding 12 scare zones/haunts).

 

It is a nice water park and you should check it out even if just briefly next time you visit, but I would still be sad to see no addition to the dry park.

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Hi everyone,

 

I am hoping to find out which coasters are most accommodating for plus-size riders. I know I need to lose weight, but I won't let my size stop me from taking my 13yo daughter to enjoy SFOG! I just want to know which ones I might be able to ride with her. My best friend (also plus size) and her daughter are joining us so they can ride together where we are not able to fit, but I'd rather know in advance before embarrassment! I am 5'9'' 50-52-54 sitting, 50-48-54 standing. Many rides say riders might have trouble if over 52" due to overhead restraints. So maybe I will be able to ride on those? Which rides have test seats at the front of the line?

 

Ok, so having just been to the park, I wanted to give an update in case others are looking for answers. Georgia Scorcher...lacked about an inch to buckle. My friend carries her weight in her lower body and was able to ride. Dare Devil...felt like the restraint was going to crush my ribs and/or pop up any minute when attendant got the thing locked, so I wimped out. Friend also unable to ride. Neither of us fit in the test seat for Superman, but I wish I had my phone with me to video ourselves as we tried for ten minutes to squeeze ourselves into it while the kids went ahead to enjoy. I had no intention of riding because the flying aspect freaks me out, but friend was bummed she could not fit.

 

I enjoyed Thunder River, Splash Water Falls, and the Monster Mansion, but no roller coasters unless you count the Mine Train We did not have the time or inclination to test anything else, so I cannot attest to the fit of other coasters, but I would guess I need to lose at least forty pounds before I go back if I plan on them.

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