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The new Vekoma trains definitely make a huge difference. Sure, the ride isn't anywhere near as smooth as Goliath,.

 

Maybe I caught Goliath in the wrong seat, on an off day, but. . . Dear God that ride was awful. I was recording a video (with permission from the park) on the ride, and my (front right seat) was "rattling" so bad you couldn't even make out my words.

 

It takes a lot for me to say this, but I'd take Blue Hawk over Goliath any day.

 

Surely I'm not the only person with this experience.

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I didn't see the photo or video or whatever of what you are all talking about, but standard operating procedure on Manta at SWO is after the trains go into flying position, all ops on platform are sup

If I can't drive my own car through a big, bright, orange plastic loop at 80 MPH then no sale. 🤣  

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On my visit in April of this year I rode Goliath 12 times throughout the day, all over the train, and never once felt it was rough or had any rattle. Thing was awesome and smooth as butter. Blue Hawk was getting the transformation so I didn't get to ride it (though I have the credit from when it was Kamikaze back in the day).

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I have a question about Holiday in the Park. I will be in Atlanta next weekend. The only time we would be able to go is on Friday night, however, we won't be able to get there when it opens. How crowded does the event get? Is it worth it to go?

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^Since next Friday isn't a holiday weekend, I don't anticipate it being busy. Friday nights are usually not busy and Holiday In The Park historically doesn't get nearly as busy as other times of the year like Fright Fest. I've gone to HITP about 10 times since they started the event and have never hit very long lines, even on a Saturday.

 

That being said, anything can happen and if the weather is really nice it may draw more people. It's best to get there at opening but since you can't, hopefully it will not be busy and you can ride everything that's open. Dare Devil Dive will likely have an hour long line even on a slow day though. If the line is down to the bottom of the ramp that leads to the station, that's 30 minutes at best without VR. Usually the line is longer than that.

 

You can refer to coasterqueue.com throughout this weekend to get a feel for the lines. I'd say Sunday's lines will likely be similar to next Friday if the weather is similar. The line tracking on this site is usually pretty accurate and I use it frequently.

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Sorry for the double post...but I have a few more questions...

 

It looks like it will be pretty cold on Friday night. Do all of the rides stay open?

 

Also, does Dare Devil Dive have the Santa VR for Dare Devil Dive?

 

Thanks for everyone's help!

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Sorry for the double post...but I have a few more questions...

 

It looks like it will be pretty cold on Friday night. Do all of the rides stay open?

 

Also, does Dare Devil Dive have the Santa VR for Dare Devil Dive?

 

Thanks for everyone's help!

Looking at the early weather for the area, it looks like it won't get down below 40 until after 10pm Friday.. If that remains the same, id say it's safe to say rides will be running.. The low 40s does get iffy so ride your top rides Earle just to be on the safe side but I believe they will be open..

 

Keep in mind, weather this far out, especially hourly, is only about 10% accurate

 

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Happy to report that DDD is not running VR during HITP. I think the only SF that is doing the Santa VR is MM. Ride op's are drastically faster but still the slowest loading in the park so run to it first when the rope drops.

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A tornado was spotted at the park.

 

Source? The National Weather Service in Atlanta said :

 

145 PM: Likely debris indicated on radar near six Flags. Tornado warning remains in effect for Fulton/north Dekalb counties!

 

...which is much different than saying "A tornado was spotted at the park". I'm not saying that you're wrong, but what's your source? I can't find any other sources.

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A tornado warning (SAME code: TOR) is an alert issued by national weather forecasting agencies to warn the public that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are imminent or occurring. It can be issued after a tornado or funnel cloud has been spotted by the public, storm chasers, emergency management or law enforcement, or more commonly if there are radar indications of tornado formation.

 

 

So usually if there has been a warning a tornado has been spotted but might not of touched down

 

Not saying there was or wasn't a tornado there but if there was a warning then it is very possible one was in the area

 

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A tornado warning (SAME code: TOR) is an alert issued by national weather forecasting agencies to warn the public that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are imminent or occurring. It can be issued after a tornado or funnel cloud has been spotted by the public, storm chasers, emergency management or law enforcement, or more commonly if there are radar indications of tornado formation.

 

Absolutely. But Tornado Warnings are usually issued on a county-by-county basis, in this case it means that a Tornado has been spotted or is likely somewhere in Fulton/north Dekalb (and apparently Cobb) counties which is a lot different than saying "A tornado was spotted at the park". That's why I asked for a source. I'm just curious, the Dollywood thread is making me even more critical of absolutely everything I read on the internet than usual.

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A tornado did occur near the park, and there is damage that extends to north of downtown near Buckhead. I can't find any reports to suggest that the park was hit, or that a tornado was spotted at the park. The warning for the area (which included the park) was issued at 138 PM EST.

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The warning was issued because radar indicated a strong circulation in the vicinity of the park. The closest damage being reported as of now is at the intersection of Mableton Parkway / Discovery Blvd, about two miles NE of the park. It's very unlikely the park was affected.

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Sorry for the double post...but I have a few more questions...

 

It looks like it will be pretty cold on Friday night. Do all of the rides stay open?

 

Also, does Dare Devil Dive have the Santa VR for Dare Devil Dive?

 

Thanks for everyone's help!

Last year I was at the park when it was open until midnight during Fright Fest and they had season passholder ERT on DDD from midnight to 1am. By 1am it was 29 degrees and still running.

 

Similarly, I have been to HITP when it is below 40 and everything was still running. You should be fine, but if the park is not busy they will quickly use that as an excuse and close the entire park early. This happened to be before when the temp was still in the 40s. They do not have a consistent policy at all.

 

No VR on DDD as others have mentioned, but the line can still easily be two hours long. I was at the park the first Sunday of November and Goliath was 2/3rds empty, yet DDD still had at least a 30 minute line.

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Shame it didnt touch down on Georgia Cyclone and rip that turd to shreds.

As a Georgia Cyclone fanboy I take offense to this.

 

 

 

For those who are concerned about the park, SFOG is in one of Georgia's "tornado alleys" and almost every time we have storms, news stations use SFOG as a nearby landmark when a tornado threat is west of the city. I wouldn't take it very seriously unless actual reports of damage come out.

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I mean... you aren't wrong. Based on the coasters I love that everyone else hates, clearly I have a problem.

 

*returns to watching POVs of Vortex at KI while wishing I could marathon it all day*

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Got a survey today about new characters and a few new restaurant concepts (mainly a fresh bakery).. In the past, the survey's I get usually end up being true and happening. Wonder if there is one planned for GA? I'd love a fresh bakery there like Dollywood and Disney have! I know they have the candy shop but still a full bakery would be nice

 

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Here's the path of the tornado yesterday. Winds of 100 MPH and a path length of ¾ mile. The start of the tornado's path was under a mile from SFOG. Quite the week of weather / theme park close calls, with the wildfire near Dollywood and another tornado two miles from Carowinds.

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Shame it didnt touch down on Georgia Cyclone and rip that turd to shreds.

 

Georgia Cyclone isn't that bad. Aside from it feeling like it has square wheels during all the turns, the straight parts were pretty good!! . . . Hmmm, straight parts. . .

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