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This Saturday I'm visiting for the first time and trying to get as many (hopefully all) the credits I can. Any recommendations for how to plan my day? I know DDD and Goliath will probably have the longest lines (especially with VR for DDD) but beyond that, any recommendations?

 

Also, since it's the second weekend of Fright Fest, are crowds usually higher than usual? I'm on the fence about getting a Flash Pass since I'm not sure when I'll realistically be able to get back to SFOG but if crowds are going to be light or average, I might not waste my money if one isn't needed.

You will probably need a flash pass. Even if the lines aren't that bad, if this is your one visit in the foreseeable future, it is worth it. Especially considering how bad ops have been at SFOG this season.

 

I've outlined the perfect way to get through the park without Flash Pass in this thread before a few times. If you want to search for it, it will help. I will tell you normally the gates open 30 minutes early and usually both Cyclone and Scorcher are open at that time. Once the rope drops by Scorcher at opening, go straight to Dare Devil Dive if it is running. If you don't do this the line will be at least two hours but likely more. I've seen it go over 5 hours at which point they ditched the VR. Apparently the ops have improved but it is still a painfully slow line that will eat away at your day.

 

If Superman is one train you want to hit that early too.

 

Don't miss out on Acrophobia or Monster Mansion. Both very unique. There are 3 Coke Freestyle locations for easy drink filling if you have/get the souvenir cup. Thunder River is great but closed since they use it for a haunt. Sit in the first or second row of any of the cars on Great American Scream Machine. Cyclone is awesome in the front of the last car if you can handle a bit of a rough ride. The ejector airtime back there is insane.

 

Goliath doesn't usually have too bad of a line but still hit it early and again later. You will probably want to ride more than once. Back row is my fave but trying front and back is what I would suggest. It's my favorite B&M hyper and I've been on all of them in the U.S. so hopefully you like it too! Solid airtime. Mind Bender is also one to try both front and back. Great coaster!!!

 

Oh thanks for the tips! I'll definitely go back through the thread to see more of what you wrote. I'm determined to do DDD once for the VR but probably not again because I've been on nearly identical coasters at other parks already so I'll probably bang that out and move on. Same for Superman and Batman, I've been on their twins at other Six Flags parks so I'm not nearly as worried about hopping on them first; but I do quite like your plan of action that you outlined.

 

I think you sold me on getting a Flash Pass so that'll make the trip easier. Now to just choose regular or gold...

 

And I'll definitely let you know what I think of both Goliath and the park!

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This Saturday I'm visiting for the first time and trying to get as many (hopefully all) the credits I can. Any recommendations for how to plan my day? I know DDD and Goliath will probably have the longest lines (especially with VR for DDD) but beyond that, any recommendations?

 

Also, since it's the second weekend of Fright Fest, are crowds usually higher than usual? I'm on the fence about getting a Flash Pass since I'm not sure when I'll realistically be able to get back to SFOG but if crowds are going to be light or average, I might not waste my money if one isn't needed.

 

I am certain crowds will be heavier with it being Fright Fest but here is a report from my trip on a crowded Saturday back in April utilizing a platinum FP.

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This Saturday I'm visiting for the first time and trying to get as many (hopefully all) the credits I can. Any recommendations for how to plan my day? I know DDD and Goliath will probably have the longest lines (especially with VR for DDD) but beyond that, any recommendations?

 

Also, since it's the second weekend of Fright Fest, are crowds usually higher than usual? I'm on the fence about getting a Flash Pass since I'm not sure when I'll realistically be able to get back to SFOG but if crowds are going to be light or average, I might not waste my money if one isn't needed.

You will probably need a flash pass. Even if the lines aren't that bad, if this is your one visit in the foreseeable future, it is worth it. Especially considering how bad ops have been at SFOG this season.

 

I've outlined the perfect way to get through the park without Flash Pass in this thread before a few times. If you want to search for it, it will help. I will tell you normally the gates open 30 minutes early and usually both Cyclone and Scorcher are open at that time. Once the rope drops by Scorcher at opening, go straight to Dare Devil Dive if it is running. If you don't do this the line will be at least two hours but likely more. I've seen it go over 5 hours at which point they ditched the VR. Apparently the ops have improved but it is still a painfully slow line that will eat away at your day.

 

If Superman is one train you want to hit that early too.

 

Don't miss out on Acrophobia or Monster Mansion. Both very unique. There are 3 Coke Freestyle locations for easy drink filling if you have/get the souvenir cup. Thunder River is great but closed since they use it for a haunt. Sit in the first or second row of any of the cars on Great American Scream Machine. Cyclone is awesome in the front of the last car if you can handle a bit of a rough ride. The ejector airtime back there is insane.

 

Goliath doesn't usually have too bad of a line but still hit it early and again later. You will probably want to ride more than once. Back row is my fave but trying front and back is what I would suggest. It's my favorite B&M hyper and I've been on all of them in the U.S. so hopefully you like it too! Solid airtime. Mind Bender is also one to try both front and back. Great coaster!!!

 

Oh thanks for the tips! I'll definitely go back through the thread to see more of what you wrote. I'm determined to do DDD once for the VR but probably not again because I've been on nearly identical coasters at other parks already so I'll probably bang that out and move on. Same for Superman and Batman, I've been on their twins at other Six Flags parks so I'm not nearly as worried about hopping on them first; but I do quite like your plan of action that you outlined.

 

I think you sold me on getting a Flash Pass so that'll make the trip easier. Now to just choose regular or gold...

 

And I'll definitely let you know what I think of both Goliath and the park!

 

I always go for platinum when visiting an out of state SF park (unless it isn't busy of course) but Gold would likely be enough even on a very busy day!

 

I would actually suggest doing DDD without VR if you only do it once (so you can experience the ride itself without distractions) unless you are really interested in trying VR. It's a decent ride with surprising forces in a few spots but it is very short and nothing overly exciting so one and done is fine. Superman is worth riding once just because it was custom designed for SFOG and uses the terrain very well making it superior to the clones that came after it.

 

Anyways, I'm excited to hear about your visit! I hope you enjoy it!

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Time to get a down and dirty trip report/update out of the way!

 

For a first visit, I quite liked SFOG. I wasn't blown away by the park, but it had a very nice charm to it that is very hard to find at other Six Flags parks. I have Mindbender and Goliath tied for my favorite ride of the day. Monster Mansion was delightfully campy and confusing, and Blue Hawk was surprisingly not as bad as expected. Operations were pretty awful all day, though, which was disappointing. Scorcher was letting trains go once every 5-7 minutes so, despite two train operations, the standby wait was well over an hour most of the day. Superman's operations were about the same with two trains being stacked for 4-5 minutes at a time, artificially inflating the wait to obnoxious proportions.

 

 

 

As far as Fright Fest goes, I was both disappointed and surprisingly happy.

 

The scarezones were, collectively, awful. Big Top Terror was the only one with more than three or four scareactors roaming around; the one between Cyclone and Acrophobia had one poor woman all night, while the random Biker themed one by Snakewater Falls had exactly 0 scaractors the two times we ventured through. Subterrestrial had a great location but lacked the amount of fog needed to make it 'spooky', and the Cemetery by Dahlonega Mine Train themed well, had a decent amount of characters, but was too short to actually provide any scares.

 

The "premium" attractions, on the other hand, were mostly good.

 

Mummy's Tomb was awful. It took our group all of 25 seconds to walk at a normal pace from entrance to exit, and it was not at all "pitch black" like they advertise. Definitely skip this if you need to.

 

Likewise, Last Ride seemed completely awful. I say seemed because we didn't actually do it. From what we could see, you just lay in a coffin, they close the lid, and it shakes around for a minute or two. We walked by 8 or so times throughout the day and no one was ever even near this "attraction". Definitely seems like a missed opportunity, Six Flags.

 

Terror Train was campy, fun, and surprisingly well done. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a bit low on the scare meter, but our guides on the train were very funny and there were some fun, and campy, b-movie vibes throughout the whole thing.

 

Dr. Frights Frightorium 3D was...fine. The 3D was obviously an afterthought and, for the most part, was not used to any great effect. The whole house was pretty long but very haphazard, randomly jumping between thematically disconnected rooms without any through-line for the story. Overall fun, but forgettable. Do try to be near the front of the group, though, because there is a fantastic scene with some twins that is a must see, but is easily missed if you aren't at the head of the line.

 

Bayou Bloodlust was pretty great. There were two preshow scenes with two incredibly talented and dedicated actresses that gave us a surprising amount of backstory and context for the whole maze. The setting in the woods around the river rapids was used to great effect and there are some fantastic animatronics throughout (just...not the werewolves).

 

ZX-1 was by far the standout of the night for me. They made sure to keep groups completely separate (resulting in long waits, boo) which added to the experience. Set in the old theater in Gotham, this whole maze was cut off from the rest of the park in such a way as to lend an air of authenticity to the whole "post-infection refuge/medical station" theme. A theatrical scene at the beginning gets the adrenaline pumping and the multiple misdirections, dead ends, and route changes during this scene were surprising and fun. A strong maze from beginning to end, this one is crawling with "infected" around every corner. Indeed, there were so many in the final scene that they managed to completely separate our group from each other and chase us all to the exit in different ways.

 

 

Overall, Fright Fest was fun. Definitely not the best or most polished Halloween attraction I've been to, but worthwhile for the most part. They *really* need to work on line control, though. The Frightorium employees didn't even know where the VIP line was supposed to be, and there was no one policing the merge point between standby and VIP lines resulting in a bottleneck and a bit of squabbling between guests. Other attractions just flat out ignored the standby line in favor of VIP, and most queues were incredibly haphazard and erratic.

 

I enjoyed my whole day at SFOG and, despite a few complaints about park operations, I think it's a great park. I'm glad I got to drop by and will certainly head back if I'm ever in the area again.

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That's interesting you didn't see many scareactors.. I was told and under the impression they had the most this year, they have ever had.. and last year they had a lot!!! They have been advertising, via their emails, about how many monsters they will have this year!

 

I assume the mummy's tomb is in the old Dracula haunt house.. that's depressing because it is very small.. I was hoping they where updating DR frights haunted house to the mummy's..

 

Is dr frights maze back to creepy dr Fright stuff or is it the cheesy kids again? Trying to decide if I'll be buying a wrist band next weekend when I am there lol

 

The VIP line is new so I figured it wouldn't work very well this year.

 

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Getting ready to head to SFOG Saturday for the first time. Last year we got rained out. Hoping for a better trip this year. I went ahead and got Platnium Flash Pass. I'll only have about 6 hours in the park, hopefully I'll be able to get on all the major coasters at least once.

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That's interesting you didn't see many scareactors.. I was told and under the impression they had the most this year, they have ever had.. and last year they had a lot!!! They have been advertising, via their emails, about how many monsters they will have this year!

 

The mazes were decently staffed, the scarezones just were not. Like I said, one had no one it in, another had literally one woman all night. A few had a scattering of 4-6 but that's sadly it.

 

I assume the mummy's tomb is in the old Dracula haunt house.. that's depressing because it is very small.. I was hoping they where updating DR frights haunted house to the mummy's..

 

It was! The Emergency Exit map on the outside of the building still said Dracula on it lol

 

Is dr frights maze back to creepy dr Fright stuff or is it the cheesy kids again? Trying to decide if I'll be buying a wrist band next weekend when I am there lol

 

I don't have any basis for what it used to be but for me it definitely wasn't "cheesy kids" to me. It's 3D so there are a lot of blacklights and colors and stuff, but it is sufficiently creepy and seems pretty dark in tone. There are a few parts that may be "funhouse-y" to people (moving floor tiles, distorted and colorful hallways), but overall it seemed pretty mature.

 

As for the wristband, I'd honestly pay the extra $10 and get a VIP wristband. The line management was so bad you might actually have a hard time getting all the premium attractions done in a night depending on when you go.

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I noticed on the park website today that the park appears to be operating on weekends only continuously between now and the end of the year. As I recall, last year they shut down for a couple of weeks in November after FF and before HITP started. Interesting to see them make that change and selfishly I like that they’re moving toward a more consistent, nearly year-round schedule. Hopefully I can visit on one of those November weekends for, what I presume will be, very light crowds.

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That's interesting you didn't see many scareactors.. I was told and under the impression they had the most this year, they have ever had.. and last year they had a lot!!! They have been advertising, via their emails, about how many monsters they will have this year!

 

The mazes were decently staffed, the scarezones just were not. Like I said, one had no one it in, another had literally one woman all night. A few had a scattering of 4-6 but that's sadly it.

 

I assume the mummy's tomb is in the old Dracula haunt house.. that's depressing because it is very small.. I was hoping they where updating DR frights haunted house to the mummy's..

 

It was! The Emergency Exit map on the outside of the building still said Dracula on it lol

 

Is dr frights maze back to creepy dr Fright stuff or is it the cheesy kids again? Trying to decide if I'll be buying a wrist band next weekend when I am there lol

 

I don't have any basis for what it used to be but for me it definitely wasn't "cheesy kids" to me. It's 3D so there are a lot of blacklights and colors and stuff, but it is sufficiently creepy and seems pretty dark in tone. There are a few parts that may be "funhouse-y" to people (moving floor tiles, distorted and colorful hallways), but overall it seemed pretty mature.

 

As for the wristband, I'd honestly pay the extra $10 and get a VIP wristband. The line management was so bad you might actually have a hard time getting all the premium attractions done in a night depending on when you go.

Thanks for the update, I go every year so I plan to be there nxt weekend

 

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Can anyone tell me what the weird deal is with DDD and Platnium Flash Pass?? It says online that you basically only get to ride it once. It requires and advance reservation, and an additional fee?? I've never heard of anything like this with Flash Pass. . . Anyone dealt with this at the park before? Also, does SFOG allow double riding with Platnium Flash Pass?? I've been to a few Six Flags parks this year that say "we no longer allow double riding with Platnium Flash Pass."

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Can anyone tell me what the weird deal is with DDD and Platnium Flash Pass?? It says online that you basically only get to ride it once. It requires and advance reservation, and an additional fee?? I've never heard of anything like this with Flash Pass. . . Anyone dealt with this at the park before? Also, does SFOG allow double riding with Platnium Flash Pass?? I've been to a few Six Flags parks this year that say "we no longer allow double riding with Platnium Flash Pass."

 

Magic Mountain used to do this. When we bought the Flash Pass we had to reserve X2 and Lex Luthor at the reservation center and pay extra for the ability to do so. This was in addition to the Platinum Flash Pass.

 

Dollywood does the same thing with shows, they need to do it for you. But it's not an additional fee there.

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Can anyone tell me what the weird deal is with DDD and Platnium Flash Pass?? It says online that you basically only get to ride it once. It requires and advance reservation, and an additional fee?? I've never heard of anything like this with Flash Pass. . . Anyone dealt with this at the park before? Also, does SFOG allow double riding with Platnium Flash Pass?? I've been to a few Six Flags parks this year that say "we no longer allow double riding with Platnium Flash Pass."

 

Magic Mountain used to do this. When we bought the Flash Pass we had to reserve X2 and Lex Luthor at the reservation center and pay extra for the ability to do so. This was in addition to the Platinum Flash Pass.

 

Dollywood does the same thing with shows, they need to do it for you. But it's not an additional fee there.

 

Alright if its still the same way they had it set up in April when I was there - first off - yes FP platinum does allow double rides so you can piss off all sorts of people all day and its awesome. #hatersgonnahate

 

RE: DDD and FP platinum - dont think you could do double rides on Dare Devil Dive due to the VR and already low capacity. Yes you pay an extra $10 for Dare Devil Dive (since SF are geniuses and figured out if they put VR on their lowest capacity coaster people who really want to ride it would be forced to pay the extra money) and they set the reservation for you when you buy/pick up the Qbot. They gave me 2-3 different times I could pick from and they set it for me before giving me my Qbot.

 

Note: I missed my reservation time as I reserved 11am, but I first went to wait in the short standby line as it had just opened, figuring that like a normal Six Flags Qbot, my time would not run out and I could get two rides - one in the standby, and then run around and use my FP reservation, but after about 10-15 minutes of not using it after 11am (since the standby line was craaaaawwling), it disappeared from my Qbot. I had to go back to FP HQs and luckily they didnt give me a hard time and re-reserved for me later in the day. That time I went right up the exit and used it right away when it was my reserved time as to not run into the same problem.

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^ That's probably a good plan. We sprinted right to DDD at 10:30am rope drop (almost losing my phone in the process) and still didn't get on the ride via the standby line until 11:15ish (and we had maybe 15-20 people in front of us - no I'm not exaggerating). Expect the standby line to piss you off if its busy, because it will. Granted it was early in the season but there was like 20 employees working the ride and none of them were actually doing anything.

 

Operations elsewhere were pretty great and no issues with anything else thanks to FP platinum. Superman's FP queue is great because it dumps you right into the front row and you can give all the suckers the middle finger as you enjoy your double front row ride. Its a beautiful park with some solid rides (Mindbender, Goliath, Batman, Monster Mansion, GASM) so have a great time!

 

edit: here's my report if you want some more tips. Get hyped, its a great park!

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NOTE TO SELF...and anyone else who will take heed...do not go to any season pass holder night...ever! If you went on Friday you know what I speak of! OMG! Wall to wall people! The large parking lot was completely full by 9:30 and they were putting cars in the other parking lot beside the entrance. Besides the crowd...I do think that the Fright Fest themeing was better last year. There weren't as many scharacters out and about as last year and what was out had disappeared by 10:45pm. Lines were loooong, but operations were fast! Was able to ride Mindbender x1 and Goliath x4. Tripled it because they forgot to close the queue at 12am. Got 3 back to back rides and last train as they were trying to clear the queue.

 

Im anticipating what the rest of the first weekends are going to look like in October and December. With the most recent Flash sale they were giving out bring-a-friend tickets for Oct 1-16 and Dec 1-16. Should make for fun times.

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Hey how's it going everyone!?

 

I wanted to ask a few things about the park. I drove to Carowinds from Dallas this past weekend (17 hours if you're wondering). I decided to stop off at SFOG since it's next to the highway and it did look like fun. I didn't have much time so I headed straight for the coasters in the park to knock them out on Sunday. It was dead which was great; but I have to ask...do they always never check restraints? I was surprised to see that there's a park in the chain that exists that hasn't been required to put seat belts on the rides. What's up with them having to manually lock the restraints on Superman? That was almost unnerving as someone in my party had a restraint that wouldn't stay down, without a seat belt for a fail safe...he was legit scared to ride for the first time on a ride.

 

On Goliath, Blue Hawk, and Mind Bender they didn't even check the restraints. On both Goliath and Blue Hawk after we all got in, they had to release all the restraints and told us all to pull them back down...then they sent us on our way without checking them! I watched them do this on trains before us and was just dumbfounded. The only ride that everything went "normal" so to speak was Georgia Scorcher, which we really enjoyed actually. I just wanna know what the deal is with this park on the lack of safety, I couldn't believe it and I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed this with regularity? It was bad enough that we filled out a report and got the ride supervisors down there and told them; to their credit...they took it very seriously, so I do hope it's resolved.

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NOTE TO SELF...and anyone else who will take heed...do not go to any season pass holder night...ever! If you went on Friday you know what I speak of! OMG! Wall to wall people! The large parking lot was completely full by 9:30 and they were putting cars in the other parking lot beside the entrance. Besides the crowd...I do think that the Fright Fest themeing was better last year. There weren't as many scharacters out and about as last year and what was out had disappeared by 10:45pm. Lines were loooong, but operations were fast! Was able to ride Mindbender x1 and Goliath x4. Tripled it because they forgot to close the queue at 12am. Got 3 back to back rides and last train as they were trying to clear the queue.

 

Im anticipating what the rest of the first weekends are going to look like in October and December. With the most recent Flash sale they were giving out bring-a-friend tickets for Oct 1-16 and Dec 1-16. Should make for fun times.

I went a few years ago.. they also allow season pass holders to bring friends for free or heavy discounts on season pass night so this is also what causes the large crowds

 

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Hey how's it going everyone!?

 

I wanted to ask a few things about the park. I drove to Carowinds from Dallas this past weekend (17 hours if you're wondering). I decided to stop off at SFOG since it's next to the highway and it did look like fun. I didn't have much time so I headed straight for the coasters in the park to knock them out on Sunday. It was dead which was great; but I have to ask...do they always never check restraints? I was surprised to see that there's a park in the chain that exists that hasn't been required to put seat belts on the rides. What's up with them having to manually lock the restraints on Superman? That was almost unnerving as someone in my party had a restraint that wouldn't stay down, without a seat belt for a fail safe...he was legit scared to ride for the first time on a ride.

 

On Goliath, Blue Hawk, and Mind Bender they didn't even check the restraints. On both Goliath and Blue Hawk after we all got in, they had to release all the restraints and told us all to pull them back down...then they sent us on our way without checking them! I watched them do this on trains before us and was just dumbfounded. The only ride that everything went "normal" so to speak was Georgia Scorcher, which we really enjoyed actually. I just wanna know what the deal is with this park on the lack of safety, I couldn't believe it and I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed this with regularity? It was bad enough that we filled out a report and got the ride supervisors down there and told them; to their credit...they took it very seriously, so I do hope it's resolved.

 

I've seen this before as well, especially the manual locking on superman. Yes, it happens regularly, and I really wish that six flags would stop hiring so many employees that have no idea what they are doing. On any given ride you can see at least 2 employees standing around doing nothing. The ops at sfog have gone to complete shit and that's one of the reasons I hardly ever go anymore.

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Getting ready to head to the park for the first time!! I'm torn between being excited, and expecting a typical "Six Flags Day!" Which we all know, a "Six Flags Day" isn't the best. I'm going in with pretty low expectations, and if the park exceeds them (doubtful) then it will be a surprise!! Forecast calls for a warm, clear day, which is a plus given the Hurricane that's not to far away.

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