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I don't know guys. I still think it may be an RMC treatment for cyclone. If they were tearing it down would there truly be a reason to mark each support and spray paint on the ground as they have? Also could they not fit a 4D free spin in DeJa Vu's old spot? I think that would be be a great spot actually.

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Funny with all this talk of Ga Cyclone... I was just going through my pictures over the years, and always gasp when I see my shots of a brand-new 1990 Ga Cyclone. The tracks weren't even all painted. It was (after many many coasters since) one of the top 3 coasters I ever rode.

 

When I went back in 1994, it had already had numerous "re-profiles" to remove airtime, etc., brakes were on hard, etc.

When I rode it in 2007, it was a hunk of junk. So slow and bumpy, the train rode the inside rail on the curves.

On visits since, it's much better with the topper/hybrid track on the first 2 drops... but man, I consider myself lucky to have rode that thing new.

 

I'm sure the new RMC Cyclone will be fun. I will almost surely be spending the majority of my time on Mind Bender.

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Just returned from an early afternoon visit to the park. Crowds were slightly heavy but not too bad overall. Most people seemed pretty spread out throughout the park. Temperatures were borderline hot but not too bad.

 

Unfortunately we didn't stay as long as we originally planned, but still had a good time.

 

My highlight of the trip was obviously the Justice League ride. I thought it was pretty awesome. It was my first time on the attraction and I think it was a great addition to the park. Only had to wait about 30 minutes. I love the fact that now there's two indoor attractions in the park, perfect for those Georgia Summer days.

 

Dare Devil was down the whole time we were there, but maintenance was actively working on it. Most coasters were running multiple trains which really helped with the waits.

 

Lastly, let me quickly mention GA Cyclone. I ended up trying row 11 (described as a magic seat from a previous poster). I gotta admit, it was a lot more enjoyable compared to last season. Both trains were running which I was glad to see. Still pretty rough, but the airtime is great. Yes

 

Overall a great day at the park. Some pictures to follow:

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Happy 50 years, SFoG!

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Nothing to see here.

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Still nothing to see here.

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Just a random green dot.

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Green dots everywhere

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More markers

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The Justice League building looks great!

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Loving the fresh new paint job on Superman

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Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

 

I can't wait to get back to this park, I really hope these markers mean RMC. I've been saying they should convert Cyclone since my visit last spring.

 

They definitely shouldn't touch GASM, I thought it was great as is, but Cyclone could be RMC'd - the spots not retracked were borderline brutal and an RMC would look great hanging over the front of the park. Fingers crossed.

 

RMC is working with CF and there are claims the deal excludes SF builds. It was rumored when SF went on a run of RMC's they put in terms to exclude CF projects in that period so they coud reap the benefits of the innovative new RMC conversions exclusively over their big chain competitor

 

Can we stop pretending like this a real thing? It's always been "there was a rumor that..." with no source and no confirmation this was actually true. Didn't Fred Grubb himself mentioned at one point there were no exclusivity contracts with either SF or any other group of parks?

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  • 2 weeks later...

It looks like it's been a bit since anyone posted in this thread, so I'm hoping people see this before the end of the day. Which rides actually have single rider lines? Because the map says all the coasters have them but I didn't see one at DDD and now Mind Bender says they don't either.

 

Also, if anyone happens to be here today, send me a PM.

 

Tips for rows to ride and whatnot? I saw someone just said Cyclone in 11. I'll also keep my eyes out for markings.

Also, if anyone cares I just single handedly fought and won my first raid battle.

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^The single rider lines are a joke. They basically took the space between row railing in the station, and turned them into a single rider line. It isn't even accessible until you are in the station and no one uses them. They are completely forgotten. I don't think any ride in the park has a legitimate single rider line.

 

Where to sit on rides...

 

Cyclone: Front row of last car

Scorcher: Worth front for the view and back for the airtime. Back left is my favorite because you get surprise airtime on the sideways hill before the corkscrew.

Goliath: back is best but the front is worth a try as well.

DDD: Front

Mindbender: Front of back car.

Batman: Front for view, back for forces.

Mine Train: Front of back car. Good airtime on final drop

Superman: Front for view. Back for forces

GASM: front of back car. Avoid back row of any car on the train. The wheel seats are incredibly rough.

Blue Hawk: Anywhere but many people prefer front row of back car.

 

Rides you should try that many people might skip...

 

Monster Mansion: Great classic dark ride.

Thunder River: Best rapids ride I have been on. Classic 80s Intamin with insane rapids after the final tunnel. The entire ride looks like a real river too. Plus the blasters people pay to soak you with are very powerful.

Riverview Carousel: worth looking at even if you don't ride it.

Joker Funhouse Coaster: family coaster but very good. First drop has great airtime in the back row.

Acrophobia: The stand up tilting seats make the ride very scary. Plus, the brake stretch at the base of the tower is very short and low to the ground. It scares me more than any other Intamin 3rd gen tower by far.

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PS: When (and why) did they adjust the height limitations on the Superman Drop Tower? I rode it when it first opened, but yesterday I was turned away as being too tall. Sure enough, the signage now says 54" max height. This is now a very limited ride, only allowing riders between 42-54". Both my 11yr and 13yr old are too tall for it now, even though they rode last year. My 7-yr old had worked up the nerve to try that one this year and none of us were allowed to ride with her yesterday. She rode it anyway, and enjoyed it some, but was very nervous. I think she would've enjoyed it more had she not been alone on it.

I had to look up photos of the ride to remind myself what it looked like, but I see your point now.

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Looks like an extremely narrow gap for height restrictions to me, and especially odd having kids go without their parent or older rider on a 30 foot drop tower.

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Thanks for the quick response! Glad I wasn't just trippin about not seeing the single rider lines but sucks that they're not really helpful.

 

Thank you for all the row preference suggestions! How rough are Blue Hawk and Scorcher and where is the best place to sit to minimize roughness?

 

I think I will take you up on the river rapids suggestion soon. It's f$&king hot and I was starting to feel dizzy. I rode back row of Goliath and while the airtime was fun and the layout cool, it was vibrating like hell! The guy next to me said it's not usually that rough, but with the affects of heat I was feeling, I decided to postpone the potentially rougher coasters until I can recover.

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Just to stir up a little speculation, I know that it was mentioned that RMC markers are usually orange. With the green markers on cyclone is it possible to assume that since flags may be bringing in a company like GCI to work on cyclone? Maybe just a full standard retrack?

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Thank you for all the row preference suggestions! How rough are Blue Hawk and Scorcher and where is the best place to sit to minimize roughness?

Blue Hawk really isn't rough anywhere for me... Scorcher not so much.

^The single rider lines are a joke. They basically took the space between row railing in the station, and turned them into a single rider line. It isn't even accessible until you are in the station and no one uses them. They are completely forgotten. I don't think any ride in the park has a legitimate single rider line.

 

Where to sit on rides...

 

Cyclone: Front row of last car

Scorcher: Worth front for the view and back for the airtime. Back left is my favorite because you get surprise airtime on the sideways hill before the corkscrew.

Goliath: back is best but the front is worth a try as well.

DDD: Front

Mindbender: Front of back car.

Batman: Front for view, back for forces.

Mine Train: Front of back car. Good airtime on final drop

Superman: Front for view. Back for forces

GASM: front of back car. Avoid back row of any car on the train. The wheel seats are incredibly rough.

Blue Hawk: Anywhere but many people prefer front row of back car.

 

Rides you should try that many people might skip...

 

Monster Mansion: Great classic dark ride.

Thunder River: Best rapids ride I have been on. Classic 80s Intamin with insane rapids after the final tunnel. The entire ride looks like a real river too. Plus the blasters people pay to soak you with are very powerful.

Riverview Carousel: worth looking at even if you don't ride it.

Joker Funhouse Coaster: family coaster but very good. First drop has great airtime in the back row.

Acrophobia: The stand up tilting seats make the ride very scary. Plus, the brake stretch at the base of the tower is very short and low to the ground. It scares me more than any other Intamin 3rd gen tower by far.

 

I agree with all those except for Batman. I got more forces sitting in the front rather than the back. Both are still great.

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^The single rider lines are a joke.

 

I agree with this with one possible exception -- the single rider setup on the new JL dark ride looks decent. It cuts out about half of the queue inside the building at least.

 

I had to look up photos of the ride to remind myself what it looked like, but I see your point now.

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Looks like an extremely narrow gap for height restrictions to me, and especially odd having kids go without their parent or older rider on a 30 foot drop tower.

 

Thanks, I thought so too, especially since it didn't open that way. I rode it last year. I guess nobody's got any inside scoop on what changed or why, but I feel like there's a story here.

 

Just to stir up a little speculation, I know that it was mentioned that RMC markers are usually orange. With the green markers on cyclone is it possible to assume that since flags may be bringing in a company like GCI to work on cyclone? Maybe just a full standard retrack?

 

Nobody asked, and most of you may have already seen them with your own eyes, but here's a couple of pics of the markers I took last week.

 

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Please let it be RMC. I've been saying that ever since I visited last year. I like Cyclone but its perfect for the iBox treatment, and would look awesome hanging over the front of the park.

 

Maybe they just ran out of orange spray paint!

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I just love it when people with 2 posts pop in to stir up a little speculation!!!

 

So glad to make your acquaintance!!

 

 

 

 

Hopefully the rest of your interaction on here will be more pleasant. A GCI overhaul of Georgia Cyclone is actually something I hadn't thought of. It could be possible. But I do think RMC is more likely.

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So if GA Cyclone is getting RMC'd, it should be closing soon, yeah? All 5 of these parks announced the closure about a month before closing.

 

Cyclone at SFNE: Closed on July 20.

Colossus: Closed on August 16.

Roar at SFDK: Closed on August 16.

Medusa: Closed on August 18.

Rattler: Closed on August 5.

 

My prediction: We will be seeing "Say goodbye to Georgia Cyclone. It will storm out on Aug __" by the end of this month.

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Hi everyone, I am planning my first visit to Six Flags (July 26th) and had some questions I am hoping the experts can answer. I'm a Florida girl and have a feeling this won't but the same experience as our parks- but not in a bad way.

 

1. It will be a Wednesday, end of summer, is this typically a very crowded time? Will we be able to do everything (or almost) once?

2. Which rides/attractions do we absolutely need to hit up? (2 adults who love coasters)

3. How long are wait times typically?

4. Is there a good time to stop by the water park portion? Like opening time, or closer to 6?

5. Are the lockers there big enough for our shoes, clothes and 2 towels? Is it all day/hourly? What is the rate?

6. Do the meal tickets online really save you anything? or should we wait for better food options in park?

7. Is there a way to get around the $25 parking? Nearby hotels with free shuttle, etc.?

8. Do they have digital kiosks for wait times, an app, etc?

9. Any other info that would be useful, help us have extra fun?

10. We will be going to Talluhah Gorge the next day? any recommendations there?

11. Good place to eat a casual dinner somewhere in-between?

 

Sorry to get a little off topic towards the end but I figured some locals might be able to help. Thanks in advance!

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Just guessing, but I immediately thought of a Cyclone closing announcement when I saw this. SFNE pretty much did the same thing and did an early morning announcement. Especially with all the markers on the ride I would bet on them announcing it's closure tomorrow.

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Just guessing, but I immediately thought of a Cyclone closing announcement when I saw this. SFNE pretty much did the same thing and did an early morning announcement. Especially with all the markers on the ride I would bet on them announcing it's closure tomorrow.

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That's really exciting! Is Atlanta on the Eastern time zone?

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Just guessing, but I immediately thought of a Cyclone closing announcement when I saw this. SFNE pretty much did the same thing and did an early morning announcement. Especially with all the markers on the ride I would bet on them announcing it's closure tomorrow.

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That's really exciting! Is Atlanta on the Eastern time zone?

Yes.

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On another subject, on my Sunday visit I noticed (on a ride that is not often discussed much these days) Splashwater Falls once again has passing boats splashing the observation bridge! I do not know how long this has been going on but this was always a feature I really enjoyed on SWF prior to 2004 when the boats were then modified to splash away from the bridge. Add to this the available water blasters and this is once again the wettest ride in the park (not counting Hurricane Harbor of course!)

 

Which has me thinking a bit about the future of SWF. I do not think it is going away anytime soon as the land it occupies is not large enough for a major attraction. Having said that, I have often wondered why our park does not refurbish and re-theme this ride to Aquaman - like they did at the Over Texas park. The ride and observation bridge are looking like they need a little love. I was told back in 2004 the reason the boats were modified was to prevent further deterioration to the wooden bridge with all that water splashing against it again and again. Maybe a replacement with more durable materials is in order, like they have at the Texas SF.

 

A couple more points to this idea: theming this ride to a DC superhero would link the Justice League/Metropolis area with the DC Super Friends children's area with a continuous DC theme. Additionally, (for creative reasons), Aquaman was not included in the Justice League: BFM ride, so why not give this character his own ride?

 

Of course this would not (or should not) be the star new attraction of a given operating season but with Six Flags opting to refurbish older rides lately, like Blue Hawk, maybe this is something to consider.

 

Can't wait to see what that 'big announcement' on GMA will be!

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Just guessing, but I immediately thought of a Cyclone closing announcement when I saw this. SFNE pretty much did the same thing and did an early morning announcement. Especially with all the markers on the ride I would bet on them announcing it's closure tomorrow.

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RMC Georgia Cyclone is happening!!!!!!!!!! Very well may be the best ride in the park and will bring more crowds to SFOG!!!!!

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Goddamn this is exciting!

 

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Love this park, love that they are doing this. This is going to take an already stacked lineup to another level.

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