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Hey guys, will be at the park for the first time next Friday while visiting family. Naturally making sure I get a trip into another park while I can. Pumped to get some laps on Goliath, as Nitro is the only other B&M Hyper I've been on and the love that ride. I'm also excited to try out the Justice League ride. I should have access to a flash pass no problem, as I have a connection for that, but my main question is does anyone know if they've announced that Justice League will be on Platinum flash pass only?

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

According to the website, Justice League is: "THE FLASH Pass Platinum only with a reservation."

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Hey guys, will be at the park for the first time next Friday while visiting family. Naturally making sure I get a trip into another park while I can. Pumped to get some laps on Goliath, as Nitro is the only other B&M Hyper I've been on and the love that ride. I'm also excited to try out the Justice League ride. I should have access to a flash pass no problem, as I have a connection for that, but my main question is does anyone know if they've announced that Justice League will be on Platinum flash pass only?

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

According to the website, Justice League is: "THE FLASH Pass Platinum only with a reservation."

 

I had a platinum FP yesterday, and didn't have to reserve my time for Justice League, it was only one ride, but I got to choose it whenever I was ready.

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I was able to go to the park last Wednesday and had The....Best....Day! I pulled in and thought they were closed (even though the website said differently.) They didn't even open the main parking lot. I was able to walk on to every ride, sit where I wanted and ride as many times as I liked. It was freaking awesome!

 

The staff were all very nice and did very well. Even the food service was good and didn't piss me off.

 

Still enjoyed Ninja Hawk and rode it twice. Justice League was not open, but the area around it looks pretty darned good.

 

All in all, a great day.

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^Sounds like you picked the perfect day to go (other than JL not open). With our schedules it's hard to go there during a slow time (partner works for the schools here). My last trip was on a Saturday in May '08 which was horrible in terms of wait times. I may have to just leave him behind one day and go up by myself...lol

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I remember having a fantastic visit on a mid-June weekday in 2011. My cousin and I got many walk-on rides except for Dare Devil Dive which was new that year, but even then the wait was around 20 minutes. Point is if you're coming to SFOG, weekdays in May and June are great times to come.

I was gonna come to the park in a couple of weeks, but I had to commit to work. I hope to come back in July or August to try Justice League as it looks really good.

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^^I think part of it may be that their schools were still in session (it was the day before their last day). It's always a treat to be able to go to any park during the short window that it's open on weekdays while the local children are still in school (esp outside of FL). The last time we took advantage of this was on a trip to Carowinds a couple years ago. Our schools ended a week before theirs so we had 3 pretty awesome days with little to no lines at all. A year before that we went to Dollywood during our spring break here while they were still in session and had a great time...even with it being cold.

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Justice League Battle for Metropolis Media Day!

 

I was invited to the media day for SFOG's new dark ride opening this year. The event was very well put together with lunch provided and food kiosks around the ride being included. The ride really does brighten the area and brings new life to the back of the park. The ride was very well put together. The only negative was that I only got to ride it once because when I got in line for the second time it broke down, which is understandable being a new ride on media day. I was impressed by the screens and the interactive guns, and the queue was very detailed. It is a great addition to the park all in all. Superman, as well as some new midway games which were free, were open during the event which was a HUGE plus, and Superman looks so good with the new paint. I'm sorry I couldn't get any pictures of the loading area because the ride broke down before we got to that part of the line and our first time we went through the exit. I did get some exterior shots and some shots of the first room. Enjoy!

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The building was very impressive

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Park Sign

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The new stands were amazing!!

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Impressive Queue

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Superman looked and rode amazing!

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I love what they did with the area!

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Thanks for reading!

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While I have not been so far this year, during one of the off season tours the park president did say that in addition to the new paint job that they were working to have all three trains ready to run this year to handle the increased crowds there due to JL opening. Hopefully they got it done.

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How many trains has Superman been running, and are they using both stations? Are Superman's trains fixed? When I went last summer some of the seats they wouldn't let you on and they were manually locking/unlocking seats.

 

Was there on Friday and when I went on superman they were using one station but running two trains. And had to manually unlock/lock a couple cars in my row at least.

 

Was my first trip to the park. Home park is SFNE and have been to GRAdv a bunch of times. SFOG is definitely the most beautiful of the three and with the nicest employees I've experienced at a six flags park. Goliath is a fantastic hyper. I think I prefer Nitro a tad more but it was great. Mindbender is a gem. Those loops with just a lap at is such a cool experience. Scorcher is definitely much smoother than Green Lantern at GRAdv and maybe that has to do with it being shorter but I definitely liked it better. Daredevil dive is a lot smoother than I thought it would be. That heartline roll at the end is pretty neat. Haven't experienced that before. Thumbs up on Justice League. Great addition. Those two wooden coasters tho.... idkkkkk. Very rough experience for myself. All in all great park and will definitely be stopping by when I'm in the area again.

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High court: Six Flags must pay $32 million to man beaten near park

 

A young man who was left with permanent brain damage after several men fell upon him at Six Flags may collect the $32.2 million judgment awarded him by a civil jury against the amusement park, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday.

 

In Martin v. Six Flags over Georgia, the high court reversed the state Court of Appeals, which had thrown out the jury award and ordered a new trial.

 

Joshua Martin, 19, his brother and a friend had gone to Six Flags on July 3, 2007, to celebrate the friend’s admission to college.

 

As they waited on a guard rail for a Cobb Community Transit bus after 9 p.m. that night, they noted the approach of a “ganglike” group of nearly 40 young men who were dressed similarly and talking about a fight, according to the court’s summary of the case.

 

The group included several seasonal employees of Six Flags, according to the court.

 

Six Flags argued that it was not liable for damages because the beating did not take place on its property. The court disagreed.

 

In a statement Monday, Six Flags said, “We do not comment on litigation. We wish Mr. Martin and his family well.”

 

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I fail to see how Six Flags is at fault here since it's not their fault and didn't even happen on their property. Maybe someone can shed some light on this? From the outside looking in this seems absolutely ridiculous.

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High court: Six Flags must pay $32 million to man beaten near park

 

A young man who was left with permanent brain damage after several men fell upon him at Six Flags may collect the $32.2 million judgment awarded him by a civil jury against the amusement park, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday.

 

In Martin v. Six Flags over Georgia, the high court reversed the state Court of Appeals, which had thrown out the jury award and ordered a new trial.

 

Joshua Martin, 19, his brother and a friend had gone to Six Flags on July 3, 2007, to celebrate the friend’s admission to college.

 

As they waited on a guard rail for a Cobb Community Transit bus after 9 p.m. that night, they noted the approach of a “ganglike” group of nearly 40 young men who were dressed similarly and talking about a fight, according to the court’s summary of the case.

 

The group included several seasonal employees of Six Flags, according to the court.

 

Six Flags argued that it was not liable for damages because the beating did not take place on its property. The court disagreed.

 

In a statement Monday, Six Flags said, “We do not comment on litigation. We wish Mr. Martin and his family well.”

 

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I fail to see how Six Flags is at fault here since it's not their fault and didn't even happen on their property. Maybe someone can shed some light on this? From the outside looking in this seems absolutely ridiculous.

 

That is a lot of money the park has to pay, despite the park having NOTHING to do with the event. It was a group of thugs who are to blame. Sure, some of the thugs worked there, but it is them who should pay.

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I feel like there is something we are missing.. To me, this doesn't sound like a "Random" fight.. did these friends do something in the park to "provoke" this? If so, I can see how six flags might be liable.. with that being said, I stay in the hotels down from, what I assume is the bus stop this happened at.. 90% of people waiting on the bus there are Six Flags Employees, especially at night.. I assume they are holding Six Flags liable due to their employees being involved.. possibly employees that just got off work?

 

What's strange is there is usually a lot of police patrolling that area and even six flags security.. maybe six flags security was in the area and didn't stop it?

 

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I feel like there is something we are missing.. To me, this doesn't sound like a "Random" fight.. did these friends do something in the park to "provoke" this? If so, I can see how six flags might be liable.. with that being said, I stay in the hotels down from, what I assume is the bus stop this happened at.. 90% of people waiting on the bus there are Six Flags Employees, especially at night.. I assume they are holding Six Flags liable due to their employees being involved.. possibly employees that just got off work?

 

What's strange is there is usually a lot of police patrolling that area and even six flags security.. maybe six flags security was in the area and didn't stop it?

 

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Even if they were employees I don't see how it's Six Flags fault, if someone robs the gas station down the road when they get off work, are they going to sue the park in that case as well?? If it happened on park property then I would understand, I mean I feel awful for the guy, and he should be compensated, just not by the park.

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Exactly, that's what I am saying.. I feel like something more has turned up since the case was originally dismissed. Something we are missing that's not in the article.. I don't think legally, they can hold six flags responsible, it being off-site.. like you said, I could mug someone on the walking trail beside my work in my uniform but I wouldn't imagine my work could be responsible.. that's why I wondering if something happened inside the park between the employees that were involved and the victim?

 

One question though, are there even guardrails by that bus stop? I know there is a third party parking lot beside it that offers less expensive parking to Six Flags but I personally don't remember the guardrails.. maybe the article has the wrong location and it did happen on six flags property and not at the bus stop?

 

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I guess we should read the entire article.. (see below) with this being said, why did the three victims "try to distance" themselves when they saw he gang approaching? Why didn't they stay on six flags property where there is almost always a cop sitting in front and with six flags security? I have been going to this park for years and remember cops being there even in middle school (I graduated high school in 2004)

 

So did they provoke the group in the park?

 

"“Because the attack that caused Martin’s injuries began while both he and his assailants were on Six Flags property, Six Flags’ liability is not extinguished simply because Martin stepped outside the property’s boundaries while attempting to distance himself from his attackers,” Grant wrote. The evidence at trial showed that the attack did occur outside the boundaries of Six Flags’ property.

 

“But the evidence also reflects that Martin’s injuries were the culmination of a continuous string of events that were planned on Six Flags property, were executed at least in part on Six Flags property, and were the result of a failure by Six Flags to ‘exercise ordinary care to protect [its] invitee from unreasonable risks’ that Six Flags understood, and even tried to obscure from its patrons.”

 

 

 

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Got to check out one of these Justice League rides for the first time yesterday. I was really impressed! Really fun and engaging. Sure it may feel like a "budget Spider-Man", but I have no problem with Six Flags adding so many of these around the chain, and I'm glad SFOG has one now!

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Cyborg selfie.

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^ That's great to hear! It sucks that I have yet to visit the park this year and I only live about an hour away. Hoping to try out the ride later this year.

 

To stir up some speculation, I came across a few pictures on Instagram showing what appears to be green markers on some of Cyclone's footers, as well as a few more markings on the ground. I can't comment on how long they have been there, but I don't recall seeing them on any of my visits during last season.

 

As much as I loved Georgia Cyclone over the years, it just got brutally rough to the point where I can't ride it anymore (with the exception of the very front row). The small amount of Topper track really helped the first bit of the ride in terms of smoothness.

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To further speculate on the Cyclone, there were plans originally to re-track the entire ride, not just the first drop. The work was inexplicably halted and has never resumed - which leads to speculation of future plans for this coaster. Could it be that the powers-to-be have plans to RMC this ride after all - and the original topper track work was halted to save further labor/material costs once these plans were known? This would not be the first 'Cyclone' model in the SF chain to get the RMC treatment. SF New England had a Cyclone and it was transformed into "Wicked Cyclone" for the 2015 season.

 

Whatever announcement the park has planned will probably be referred to as a '50th Anniversary Gift', so it will likely be something major, considering the park has not added a coaster since 2011.

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Oh and speaking of speculation (and this is PURE speculation on my part!) With the new Justice League BFM (and new Metropolis-themed area) getting the spotlight now, and the DC Super Friends which was last year's new area, the only attraction separating these two areas is Splashwater Falls. While this ride seems safe and not likely to go away any time soon, they could follow in the footsteps of SFoT and re-theme this ride to Aquaman. In addition to a fresh new DC theme providing continuity and connecting the aforementioned Metropolis and DC Super Friends areas, they could remove and replace the exit bridge with a new one which would be durable and stand up to the repeated splashes. Back in 2003, this ride lost something - the splash action on the exit bridge. While the park did add new water cannons to this ride (another sign it's here to stay), it would be nice to make this ride a soaker again.

 

This would be a great additional 'new' attraction, much like refreshing Ninja into Blue Hawk last year. Besides, the name 'Splashwater Falls' is so annoyingly generic. With an Aquaman feature movie in development, this seems like a no-brainer.

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This would not be the first 'Cyclone' model in the SF chain to get the RMC treatment. SF New England had a Cyclone and it was transformed into "Wicked Cyclone" for the 2015 season.

 

So because another ride that happens to have the same name was RMC'd that somehow means this ride has a better chance of being RMC'd? What?

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Whatever announcement the park has planned will probably be referred to as a '50th Anniversary Gift'

I cannot believe this escaped comment from Coasterbill.

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