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Went for the first time today, poor operations (slow)

 

Goliath was running 1 train and dispatching that train every 10 minutes

Mind Bender was running 1 train

Dare Devil Dive was an hour wait and we were at the station

Georgia Scorcher was good

Batman ran 2 trains, had 30 minute wait

Battle Of Metropolis was hour and a half wait

Superman was down every time we went by

 

Could use some better crew on rides, and using more than 1 train on a BUSY Friday.

 

Just my 2 cents...

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Went for the first time today, poor operations (slow)

 

Goliath was running 1 train and dispatching that train every 10 minutes

Mind Bender was running 1 train

Dare Devil Dive was an hour wait and we were at the station

Georgia Scorcher was good

Batman ran 2 trains, had 30 minute wait

Battle Of Metropolis was hour and a half wait

Superman was down every time we went by

 

Could use some better crew on rides, and using more than 1 train on a BUSY Friday.

 

Just my 2 cents...

 

Something must have been wrong with one of Goliaths train, because it's always two trains.

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Honestly, I feel like DDD would be better suited at another park in the chain that would not be as poorly affect with such low capacity. That was a really inappropriate addition for SFOG.

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I remember Cyclone when it was new and it was absolutely psychotic with the airtime and layout.

 

May 1990. Holy cow. So grateful I experienced that (over a 2 day ACE Spring Con). Throw in Texas Giant and Timberwolf in that group. No tight-seated, rag-dolling RMC could ever come close.

 

My rides on Ga Cyclone in March 1994 were great too, but the ride had already been resculpted in a few places.

Wow...Great times....I had been interested in coasters since the late sixties and that late weekend in March of 1990 just so happened to be visiting my sister in college. Didn't even know the Georgia Cyclone even existed let alone opening that weekend. I had the chance to ride a great wooden coaster and also that was my first introduction to ACE....
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I think I'm the only one who went deaf during the vid of coaster addict when they PR said shills are back in session on July 31st. Umm why? It's still summer. Most go back mid August or after Labor Day. When did they get out for summer? April? Sheesh. I'd be pissed if I was a kid going back to school in July. Is the whole county all year round schooling or something?

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I think I'm the only one who went deaf during the vid of coaster addict when they PR said shills are back in session on July 31st. Umm why? It's still summer. Most go back mid August or after Labor Day. When did they get out for summer? April? Sheesh. I'd be pissed if I was a kid going back to school in July. Is the whole county all year round schooling or something?

I have a niece and nephew who live in Effingham County (NW of Savannah) and they go back August 3rd. Another nephew lives in Bryan County (1 county south of Savannah) and they go back August 7th. They all get out May 23rd. Cobb (the one he mentions) starts the July 31st (last day May 23) and Fulton starts Aug 7th (last day May 24). That does seem quite early. The schools where I live (Gainesville, FL) start back August 14th.

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I think I'm the only one who went deaf during the vid of coaster addict when they PR said shills are back in session on July 31st. Umm why? It's still summer. Most go back mid August or after Labor Day. When did they get out for summer? April? Sheesh. I'd be pissed if I was a kid going back to school in July. Is the whole county all year round schooling or something?

I went to school in Cherokee County, a county north of Cobb. Traditionally, both Cobb and Cherokee start the first week of August and get out around Memorial Day weekend. It's because there are breaks scheduled in September and February that most other counties don't have. It's so there's a week off roughly every 6 weeks, but they still can have a full year of school. It's honestly a great schedule since kids don't get too burned out, and they have a week to recharge and get through the next 6 weeks.

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Took a brief visit to the park today and got my final ride in on Georgia Cyclone. The park is pretty crowded today and most waits are averaging around 30+ minutes. Justice League broke down while we were in line waiting, and Monster Mansion went down as well. Other than that, our main focus today was riding Cyclone for the last time before it closes after next weekend.

 

Also, not sure if this has been posted yet, but the park now has the "Something big is coming.." banner up on the side of Cyclone's storage shed.

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Took a brief visit to the park today and got my final ride in on Georgia Cyclone. The park is pretty crowded today and most waits are averaging around 30+ minutes. Justice League broke down while we were in line waiting, and Monster Mansion went down as well. Other than that, our main focus today was riding Cyclone for the last time before it closes after next weekend.

 

Also, not sure if this has been posted yet, but the park now has the "Something big is coming.." banner up on the side of Cyclone's storage shed.

 

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Honestly, I feel like DDD would be better suited at another park in the chain that would not be as poorly affect with such low capacity. That was a really inappropriate addition for SFOG.

 

I mean a lot of the other parks are busier or just as busy as Georgia during it's peak, the only park that a Eurofighter wouldn't be a nightmare capacity wise is probably Six Flags America.

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^ And the Great Escape

 

 

Yea forgot about that one.. Honestly, now that the VR is off of it this season DDD isn't that bad considering it's a Eurofighter, I mean have the fastest crew you can find, and the capacity of a eurofighter is going to be subpar regardless, I think behind Mindbender, DDD actually has the most efficient crew in the park.

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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 fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo 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!

 

So did you make it to SFOG? If so what day...what were your thoughts?

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So, I was thinking with the construction of RMC Cyclone, is there a good chance Georgia Scorcher could get repainted finally since it's pretty much right across the entrance of Cyclone?

That's been the pattern as of late with Six Flags, I hope it's a totally different color.

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If Scorcher gets repainted, it better be done right this time (aka pressure washed AND painted with good paint). It's last repaint was 10 years ago and it only took like 3 years to go to crap LOL.

 

Btw I'll be braving the crowds tomorrow and Sunday to be among the last riders to ride Cyclone. Hopefully I can get on the last train ever, but it won't be a huge deal if I don't. Will probably do a report on it. Stay tuned.

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So, I was thinking with the construction of RMC Cyclone, is there a good chance Georgia Scorcher could get repainted finally since it's pretty much right across the entrance of Cyclone?

 

Before the all-but-official RMC conversion of GC, I was thinking 2018 could have been repainting GS and a floorless conversion, a la Mantis/Rougarou at Cedar Point... an opportunity for marketing a "new" ride, and high exposure up front, too. Granted, I'd guess it's not a cheap conversion, but surely they are aware load/unload on our GS is the worst one of all the stand ups. (That's for real.)

 

The ride is so good! It just needs some attention, just like Ninja/Blue Hawk did. Under-rated, IMO.

 

Fresh paint, two floorless trains, loading station re-do... boom.

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If Scorcher gets repainted, it better be done right this time (aka pressure washed AND painted with good paint). It's last repaint was 10 years ago and it only took like 3 years to go to crap LOL.

 

Btw I'll be braving the crowds tomorrow and Sunday to be among the last riders to ride Cyclone. Hopefully I can get on the last train ever, but it won't be a huge deal if I don't. Will probably do a report on it. Stay tuned.

 

The last re-paint was LOUSY, without a doubt.

 

I'm actually up here now just walking around. Overcast, but a really nice evening. No lines.

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I was thinking 2018 could have been repainting GS and a floorless conversion, a la Mantis/Rougarou at Cedar Point... an opportunity for marketing a "new" ride, and high exposure up front, too. Granted, I'd guess it's not a cheap conversion, but surely they are aware load/unload on our GS is the worst one of all the stand ups. (That's for real.)

 

The ride is so good! It just needs some attention, just like Ninja/Blue Hawk did. Under-rated, IMO.

 

Fresh paint, two floorless trains, loading station re-do... boom.

I may be in the minority here, but I personally hope Six Flags never converts Riddler or Scorcher. They are fantastic rides as they are, and IMO Rougarou isn't much better than Mantis was and now is just a mediocre sitdown. Stand ups are a dying breed, Riddler and Scorcher were the best of the bunch IMO

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Much as prozach626 encountered difficulties in his trip to BGW, it looks like my trip to SFoG for tomorrow is not looking so good. My train, the 19 Crescent, is running very late.

 

I will be lucky to make it to the park by 1 PM. Worst case scenario and my return train is on time (leaving at 7 to make it), I'm assuming I will need the Platinum Flash Pass to have any hope of getting all the credits?

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Considering the weather forecast for today, I'd say yes. Though maybe everyone would head to the waterpark? In any case, check out the scene when you get there and if most of the major coasters have waits that would combined take longer to wait for than the time you have allowed for yourself @ the park, then head back down to the front of the park and pony up on a FP. I did have platinum when I was there and the majority of coasters you get right on, no merge points. Goliath, Minderbender, GASM, Batman, Cyclone, Superman all dump you right into the station. If you do manage to get there by 1pm and have to leave by 7, I'd just grab the pass (after you check out crowds of course) as you might even be able to get multiple rides on things you really dig, even in that short time frame.

 

Good luck and let us know how it turns out. It's a great park!

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Ok I just had the most sketchy ride of my life on Georgia Cyclone...

 

First public train of the day. Sitting in row 6-1, my lap bar couldn't click all the way down on me so I had a solid 4 inches of space. If it wasn't for the seat belt I would've been gone. Also one of the wheels on our car was misaligned and scraping through the whole ride.

 

RMC can't come soon enough LOL.

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Things continue to look grim for me and this trip. The return train is making all of its stops on time, and at the rate this train is going, there's no way I will be in the park before 2. If the train weren't delayed, I would have been in the park right now.

 

Amtrak's delay has cost me almost half of my day here.

 

Safe to say, I'm beelining to the Flash Pass stand when I finally get there.

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