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No giga, the park will never have one. To close to the airport

 

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After all these years people still use that excuse after over and over the park itself stating there'should no height limit....back to my rock

 

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If we get a coaster next year it's going to be something unique. Every coaster that sfog gets is unique except for batman that was a clone

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^To me that just means that our park can easily afford a clone. They don't have any except for Batman now, and it isn't like the general public would know the difference. SFOG has no competition.

 

Also, keep in mind Déjà Vu and Viper were clones. Superman wasn't at the time but it has been cloned and that doesn't stop it from being a stand out at the park, much like Batman is still a stand out at the park for the average guest.

 

I hope we get something unique but there is really no reason decision makers will insist on custom over a clone, unless they are going for something of a very large scale that will become a long term stand out for the park, much like Goliath has been and still is.

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No giga, the park will never have one. To close to the airport

 

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After all these years people still use that excuse after over and over the park itself stating there'should no height limit....back to my rock

 

One last thing

If we get a coaster next year it's going to be something unique. Every coaster that sfog gets is unique except for batman that was a clone

I believe the FAA rule in Atlanta is 250ft. Back in 2014 they tried to lower it to 150ft.. Wouldn't that have been bad!

 

Also the original purpose of Six Flags Parks where that cities could have their own local park.. The majority of people that frequent Six Flags Parks are locals so to them I don't believe clones are an issue.. A lot of them probably don't even know they are clones.. I would say 75% if not more of Six Flags visitors never visit another six flags park.

 

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^The height restriction is 200 feet. Both Acrophobia and Goliath were built to stand right at 200 feet and you'll notice that they both have the FAA Beacons. The only reason Sky Screamer is 242 feet is because the land its built on is at a lower elevation than the other area's of the park. I believe it has a beacon as well.

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I have a question. I liked "Oak Island Creative" on Facebook because they're amazing and the masterminds behind the "Holiday in the Park" events and noticed a post about the Six Flags over Georgia Fright Fest. Are they this heavily involved in Fright Fest at the other parks or just in Georgia? This seems to be the only one they ever mentioned so I'm curious as to whether or not they might expand their use of Oak Island's services throughout the chain. If Holiday in the Park is any indication then this could be a really exciting development.

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it's looking like I won't make it to the park (again) this year during Dragon*con

 

it's only open Sat/Sun/Monday, and I was really planning to blow off a day of con, but then they offered free admission to the Puppetry Museum (including the touring "Labyrinth" exhibition) with the Dragon*con badge during the weekend.

 

I could still do SixFlags, but now I'd be alone, and, to be honest, I'm really INTERESTED in the puppetry museum and the Jim Henson exhibit.

 

sigh. . . maybe next year. . .

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I have never been to SFoG during Fright Fest so I have question about it. My membership gets me in but do I have to pay $20 for a wristband just to go through the mazes or is that included with admission?

Yes you need the wristband to do some of the better haunted houses.. a lot are free but they will have 4 or 5 that need the band.. I enjoy the band and the pay haunted houses but if you can't afford them you will still have a blast without the band

 

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Couple shots from today. (attached)

Just a cleared lot, nothing too exciting, though I do think it's interesting that there are two different heights for the flattened dirt. Anyways.

There's two different heights of dirt, because there will be stairs leading up to the Hall of Justice.

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^If they don't fix Superman now I will be extremely disappointed. SFOG is a great park but operations ruin it and Superman is at the point that it NEEDS to be fixed NOW. If this was a Cedar Fair park Superman would be operating with the dual station and three trains. I don't even like Cedar Fair but they are so good in that particular area and Six Flags needs to step it up a bit. I know people here in Atlanta are giving up on SFOG because it is so overcrowded and under-operated currently. Cheap as dirt season passes, bring a friend free days, etc. are not helping.

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People on here complain about the operations at SFOG all the time but every time I am at the park 6 - 8 times a year, everything has been smooth as butter! Yeah it can be crowded here and there but what park isn't? We don't have 2 hour waits like Disney on most of their coasters, tickets are actually affordable (if they weren't half the people that go to SFOG couldn't get in honestly), and I always enjoy every visit.. Superman is having issues this year, I'll admit that, but the rest of the park is fine (except for DDD)... I love how SFOG makes their money elsewhere and can keep tickets cheap.. with my $35 meal plan this year I am coming out spending hardly anything every visit lol

 

Last Season, everytime i rode Superman it was fine.. my first visit this year, right after opening had two trains and it was fine.. for all we know, it's an issue that can't be fixed easily until the off season.. I'm sure they aren't purposely neglecting it.

 

And as far as I have heard from some pretty high up at six flags over GA (I usually try to read up on their conference call at the end of the season to confirm this) they are having a record breaking season in GA so to many aren't giving up on them.

 

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I think many are forgetting just how old SMUF is. 14 years is a long time in Roller Coaster years. Lets not forget that some rides dont even last 7 years (Deja Vu only survived 6 seasons before it was closed), but Superman is still dropping platforms and folding seats into the flying position after FOURTEEN years.

 

Superman is like the most complex coaster in the park. No other coaster meets the same specifics in terms of mechanics, moving parts, and technology. With that said, They've obviously kept their eyes on the ride and made the necessary fixes to keep it running this long.

 

Didnt Batman get a facelift when that carnival loop-de-loop thingy was installed? If my memory serves me correct, it did. So it would be very 'un six flags ish' to ignore SMUF with the upcoming addition of Justice League.

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Yeah, I would say this is one of the best years in a long time for SFoG, as far as overall experience, and I've been there a LOT this season... both to SFWW and SFoG.

 

Overall, it's been solid. It is interesting, though, that there are some specific issues that are worse than they've ever been.

 

Superman's situation is certainly near the top. It's remarkably bad. I have no doubt they will address the condition of the ride's mechanics (both platforms, three trains) and the ride's optics (paint and queue).

 

I noticed this past weekend that Scorcher got a new train "wrap," so I'm certainly hoping a paint job will happen in the off-season. It's atrocious. That ride is just under-rated.

One of these two must happen with Scorcher. (1) Train your team to load/unload, cuz they clearly have no idea how to do that. (They're having to re-set the majority of the seats cuz they don't give enough time to let people settle in. Ten extra seconds and a countdown would save an extra minute of consistently stacking trains.) OR (2) "Pull a Mantis/Rougarou" and infuse some life into this really great ride. I'd hate to see the standup trains go, but it may be a good thing for people-moving and marketing.

 

Other than the piece-meal and yearly track work going on at Cyclone, they've let that ride go to total crap. I'm really interested in what the plan is for that one. It used to be such a great ride... intense and insane. The only time it's worth the pain is if they're running it trim-less. MAN, those trims KILL the last 60% of the ride... Barely moving on top of those last few peaks and crawling through the left-bank into the brake-run. It's just a shame. May we please get a RMC-treatment on this?

 

I still say Splashwater Falls needs some attention, though I'm the only one who's mentioned this, to my knowledge. Other than the innocuous fact that it's ugly, there aren't enough boats!! It's hot enough long enough in Atlanta for our water rides to be full-capacity all the time. They should either fix it, or tear it down and save our pennies and get a Mack-daddy of a watercoaster.

 

Other than the very specific (but frankly, out-of-control) issues, the park is really great. We have so many quality rides. What SFoG has been able to do with Monster Plantation (Mansion) and Ninja/Blue-Hawk proves they can preserve and re-treat "good bones." (VR-treatment of an already-low-capacity ride was an attempt... good in theory, BAD in execution.) We have old rides that are every bit as good as they ever were, like Thunder River, Mindbender, GASM, Batman. The park has tons of kids stuff now, and it's arguably more family-focused than it's been since the mid-90's. The water park addition has been awesome!

 

Before we talk about fancy new rides and demands for new coasters (*cough KD), I'd love for the park to spend a couple seasons looking at the details. (1) Where did our live entertainment and shows go? Batman Stunt Show was awesome back in the day! Crystal Pistol had quality there year after year. Where the "Chevy Show" was had some great talent there, too. I'd love to see some more things like Shenani-Guns in Lickskillet. (2) Revive some good old themes. Some of the best theming SF ever did is rotting and unused in the Batman queue. (3) Take the most engaging park employees and set em loose on the park guests, to connect and make people smile. Put your best people on the games and contests.

 

Since passes are so dirt-cheap, they're counting on people making multiple trips, spending money on concessions and games. Make people WANT to come back by making the experience round and complete. It costs a FRACTION of a $20m coaster installation to just do what we have well.

 

Love our park. Gettin better all the time.

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People on here complain about the operations at SFOG all the time but every time I am at the park 6 - 8 times a year, everything has been smooth as butter! Yeah it can be crowded here and there but what park isn't? We don't have 2 hour waits like Disney on most of their coasters, tickets are actually affordable (if they weren't half the people that go to SFOG couldn't get in honestly), and I always enjoy every visit.. Superman is having issues this year, I'll admit that, but the rest of the park is fine (except for DDD)... I love how SFOG makes their money elsewhere and can keep tickets cheap.. with my $35 meal plan this year I am coming out spending hardly anything every visit lol

 

Last Season, everytime i rode Superman it was fine.. my first visit this year, right after opening had two trains and it was fine.. for all we know, it's an issue that can't be fixed easily until the off season.. I'm sure they aren't purposely neglecting it.

 

And as far as I have heard from some pretty high up at six flags over GA (I usually try to read up on their conference call at the end of the season to confirm this) they are having a record breaking season in GA so to many aren't giving up on them.

 

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I usually agree with you but I frequent the park and the ops have left a lot to be desired for years now. Sometimes at some rides they are good, but usually they are between decent and terrible. It is a mix between the actual employees operating the rides and the reliability of the rides. I can't think of the last time I was satisfied with the operations and the park is overcrowded most weekends, with hour long lines for food that don't have enough staffing and two hour lines for rides that are not running to full capacity. I mean it isn't unbelievable as many Six Flags parks fail in that area, but it is getting to the point that they really should focus on improving in that department and it would have a tremendous impact on customer satisfaction.

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I think many are forgetting just how old SMUF is. 14 years is a long time in Roller Coaster years. Lets not forget that some rides dont even last 7 years (Deja Vu only survived 6 seasons before it was closed), but Superman is still dropping platforms and folding seats into the flying position after FOURTEEN years.

 

Superman is like the most complex coaster in the park. No other coaster meets the same specifics in terms of mechanics, moving parts, and technology. With that said, They've obviously kept their eyes on the ride and made the necessary fixes to keep it running this long.

 

Didnt Batman get a facelift when that carnival loop-de-loop thingy was installed? If my memory serves me correct, it did. So it would be very 'un six flags ish' to ignore SMUF with the upcoming addition of Justice League.

 

Yeah. Superman has a lot going on. Been doin its thang for a long time. And SFoG went the expensive route (from what I could tell) and got the shorter trains but dual-loading station. There's more to that, too, than any other ride there. Just needs to be prioritized with that much attention in that part of the park next year.

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People on here complain about the operations at SFOG all the time but every time I am at the park 6 - 8 times a year, everything has been smooth as butter! Yeah it can be crowded here and there but what park isn't? We don't have 2 hour waits like Disney on most of their coasters, tickets are actually affordable (if they weren't half the people that go to SFOG couldn't get in honestly), and I always enjoy every visit.. Superman is having issues this year, I'll admit that, but the rest of the park is fine (except for DDD)... I love how SFOG makes their money elsewhere and can keep tickets cheap.. with my $35 meal plan this year I am coming out spending hardly anything every visit lol

 

Last Season, everytime i rode Superman it was fine.. my first visit this year, right after opening had two trains and it was fine.. for all we know, it's an issue that can't be fixed easily until the off season.. I'm sure they aren't purposely neglecting it.

 

And as far as I have heard from some pretty high up at six flags over GA (I usually try to read up on their conference call at the end of the season to confirm this) they are having a record breaking season in GA so to many aren't giving up on them.

 

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I usually agree with you but I frequent the park and the ops have left a lot to be desired for years now. Sometimes at some rides they are good, but usually they are between decent and terrible. It is a mix between the actual employees operating the rides and the reliability of the rides. I can't think of the last time I was satisfied with the operations and the park is overcrowded most weekends, with hour long lines for food that don't have enough staffing and two hour lines for rides that are not running to full capacity. I mean it isn't unbelievable as many Six Flags parks fail in that area, but it is getting to the point that they really should focus on improving in that department and it would have a tremendous impact on customer satisfaction.

 

The only team that really burned my biscuits this season was the Scorcher crew. I was trying to stay positive on that one in my earlier post, about their just not knowing what to do... but it really is worse than that. I wrote the park about that one. That team made the guests in the loading platform just uncomfortable with all their personal issues they were hashing out VERY loudly. Totally would not be happening if I were in "park op" at SFoG.

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Funny story about Superman since you brought it up. There was one time I was in line for the ride a few years ago. They closed the ride for a few minutes to put a second train on, so the train rolls out of storage, stops at the block before the station, and one of the cars DISLODGES FROM ITS FLYING POSITION. I'm pretty sure I was the only one in line who noticed. That is until they tried to roll it into the station and the dislodged car tried to line up with its guide rail, making a loud BANG in the process. It wasn't until then that the crew saw what was going on, and they put the train back in storage and continued one train ops. A complete waste of time for guests in line and a horrible reminder of how bad Six Flags maintenance can be.

 

I figured I'd bring up this story I typed in another thread here just to add to the Superman discussion. It does need help really badly. In all my years of going to the park (and I've been a lot), I don't think I've ever seen both sides of the station going, ever. Maybe during media day in 2002 (wasn't there, but saw pictures), but that's it. Either Six Flags just doesn't want to staff enough people to run both sides, or they don't have enough people wanting to get hired for the job. Maybe both. I really wish Six Flags would up their game with maintenance and operations in general. Of course, not working in the industry myself, I have no idea how that would happen, but their has to be a reason they fall behind Cedar Fair so blatantly in those departments.

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^the stations are identical considering when they used both the trains would alternate stations so you would depart from one and return to the other. Makes sense for three train ops and that's why the cubbies for your belongings are open to both stations. They never reprofiled either side of the station to handle an extra car so I don't think there is any reason an additional car would make one side unusable. I'm not 100% positive but I just don't see how that would be the case.

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According to rcdb the trains used to have 7 cars considering that I think they added a car and now the dual station is unusable due to the 8 th car.

You misread the fact. It said LATER Superman coasters have 8 car trains. SFOG's still has 7. Always has.

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