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Was it just Power Surge @ SFFT or do all splash chute water pools smell really bad too? I remember how grody that whole area was when that ride was still operating. The area is 50x nicer with WWGLC there.

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In all actuality, pretty much every water ride at every amusement park has absolutely disgusting water lol! I enjoy them, but man it is filthy lol!

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The world needs less of these unthemed splash boat rides so I'm on board.

 

They're basically just impostor log flumes that get you wet like a rapids ride. Basically the worst kind of dry park water ride imaginable unless they have noteworthy theming or a double down or something

 

I would have been OK with an Aquaman re-theming much like SFoT did years ago. They re-themed their "Splash Down Simulator" to "Aquaman" and the result was quite striking. The ride water is very clean, crystal clear too. The caveat though is the ride is across from their Justice League: BFM, which does not allow any wet riders on.

 

But...barring such a transformation at SFoG, I would not mind seeing this ride go away to make way for (hopefully) a Giant Discovery. Another observation I failed to mention in my earlier report: I noticed piping being installed from the hill where the Splashwater Falls pump area is located down the hill to near the body of water at the wheelhouse. Could this mean they are draining and capping off the water supply to this ride?

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I know this is random but do any rides at SFOG have station music? I know this isn't an important concept to talk about but it is just around curiosity. (Goliath has station music, sprite soda commercial ads)

 

Batman The Ride has music from the Dark Knight movies playing in the station and queue but I liked the old Danny Elfman music better (they played the old music back in the day when I worked at the park). The Twisted Cyclone area plays old classics that fit the theme of the area but that's about it. The Metropolis Park area (home of Superman and Justice League BFM) also plays Superman themed music including the original score.

 

The Goliath queue used to play old science fiction TV theme music when it first opened in 2006. This was keeping in line with the retro USA theming in the area. Typically, new rides have a special theme to their queue music but after a few seasons, they play standard park music, if any at all. Hurricane Harbor played beachy summer music their first couple of seasons. Now it is simply hot AC/rhythmic tunes. I suspect the same thing will happen around Twisted Cyclone in a season or two.

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Shout-outs to the guys whom I rode Twisted Cyclone with this AM (6/27/18) in the last car, I'm the guy in the glasses with spiky blond hair & I think I heard you mention Theme Park Review!

 

Twisted Cyclone was amazing, this was my 6th time riding it and today I finally got a seat in the first car. I still prefer the back due to the first drop factor, but the front had some amazing ejector air on the wave turn and the turnaround drops which seemed somewhat stronger than the back. I don't think there's a bad seat on this ride.

 

As far as the new construction zone near Goliath, I don't have any photos but they were bulldozing & chopping out old infrastructure today, including a ton of old cement & old piping/drainage. My guess/speculation based on the amount of space would be getting a Zamperla Disk-O since that's been a recent thing with Six Flags St. Louis.

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The fans in the Twisted Cyclone queue and station are now in action and they definitely make a difference.

 

Goliath's new exit path (around the construction) is now complete and being used.

 

Batman and Joker has been closed for about a week now and Mind Bender was closed earlier when I went down there. Gotham City is basically a dead zone with the exception of the Crime Wave and the tilt a whirl.

 

It just started raining so the park closed most of the rides down but I'm going to stick it out because I know everything will be walk-on's when they open back up.

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^ I heard someone say that it was for a new haunted house/maze for Fright Fest, I think it was Screamscape, but I'm not sure..

 

I chatted with the Goliath post-ride photo attendants, and they seem to believe the construction will be for a Fright Fest attraction.

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The TEXAS Locomotive was in service today. From the looks of things, this was the engine that caught fire awhile back. There were charred areas on the smoke stack plus a small tarp covering something on it, but the engine was in service.

I believe it was the “General” locomotive that caught fire. The “Texas” was running today as well and while riding it, I noticed that the other engine was covered in tarp over in the railroad maintenance area. Judging by one of the videos posted of the fire, I remember seeing “General” printed on the side of the locomotive.

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Shout-outs to the guys whom I rode Twisted Cyclone with this AM (6/27/18) in the last car, I'm the guy in the glasses with spiky blond hair & I think I heard you mention Theme Park Review!

 

 

 

who? these freaks?

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The construction around Goliath has not forced the ride to be closed at all? Just confirming as I may be visiting the park later in the year.

 

Nope. For the past few weeks I've been out at the park quite frequently and they are usually out there working while the park (including Goliath) is open.

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Shout-outs to the guys whom I rode Twisted Cyclone with this AM (6/27/18) in the last car, I'm the guy in the glasses with spiky blond hair & I think I heard you mention Theme Park Review!

 

 

 

who? these freaks?

 

Yes, those freaks! That's a great photo! Thanks for sharing

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Yesterday (7/1/2018) was a good/bad Six Flags day... Batman was running again after over a week of being closed for an unknown reason. And although the back parking lot was packed, the lines werent too bad. I was able to get a ride on Sky Screamer (for the first time) because it was a cycle wait..

 

Rain caused the rides to shut down for a while, and Goliath had a technical difficulty two cycles ahead of me boarding. When I came back to try to ride it again (after getting stuck in the brake run on Twisted Cyclone due to yet another technical difficulty) they had closed it for the night, even though it was only 9:50pm and the park didn't 'close' until 10.

 

GASM was the only coaster running 1 train but I was still able to get a lap in just because it's a must ride every time I visit the park.

 

Even with all the issues, I'm just happy that I was able to ride Batman considering how long it's been closed...

 

-Ride Count-

Batman - 5x

Mind Bender - 3x

Sky Screamer - 1x

Scream Machine - 1x

Acrophobia - 2x

Twisted Cyclone - 1x

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I was there yesterday as well, but in the morning! Had a great time. Sunday mornings are pretty much the only times I go to the park these days. In and out quick before the crowds hit. I got 4 rides in on TC and like it even more than the first time I rode it. It's just a blast. Impossible to not love it, and the praise I heard from others around me was very high. Got a handful of rides in on Goliath, Mindbender, and a round lucky 7 on Batman (I didn't realize it was closed earlier this week, but man I forgot how much I love Batman clones), and I found the atmosphere and operations very pleasant on the whole. TC takes a little time to load, but it's not horrible. Out by 12:15, and had a great time.

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I went to the park today. I walked around the splash water falls area. I noticed it was closed again. It has been closed since June. The water guns have been detached and only one car was on the attraction. I wonder what is going on

There is no doubt that there is a lot of mystery going around on that ride on its "potential" removal. Seeing as how SFOG has plenty of water rides to cool off in the summer, Log Jamboree, Thunder River, and DD Bucket Blasters which is enough for the park. I wouldn't be surprised if Splashwater Falls is gonna bite the dust soon. Or heck! maybe it will be themed to Aquaman like SFOT considering that ride is literally "next'" to DC Super Friends. Oh well, we will find out soon enough what the 2019 attraction will be for SFOG at the end of August. (please be a flat ride)

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I recorded this in 2011... I think it had to be late August...

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Thank you for posting this video. It really shows what a RMC conversion can do to re-vitalize an old coaster. No can dispute that the RMC conversion is a significant upgrade!

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Finally got a chance to ride Twisted Cyclone on Thursday. Cool ride, but I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had not ridden Steel Vengeance last month. Operations were pretty good overall.

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Splash water falls is still closed. But other than that the park is very alive today. Construction by the Goliath is still going on. Wonder what is going on there. Maybe a fright

Fest attraction

 

I think the removal of the machines for the water blasters at Splash pretty much confirms that its on the way out. As far as the Goliath construction is concerned, I was told that many (if not all) Six Flags parks are getting a flat ride themed for Fright Fest. I'm not sure how true this rumor is but I assume we'll be finding out within the next couple of months. I noticed queue railings down there during my last visit so something tells me that its definitely going to be a ride of some sort.

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Woman gives birth at Six Flags Over Georgia, scores free lifetime passes

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/07/25/woman-gives-birth-at-six-flags-over-georgia-earns-free-lifetime-passes.html

A mother's summer fun at Six Flags Over Georgia took a wild turn when she unexpectedly went into labor at the amusement park on Monday.

 

"The woman, only identified as Crusita, was with her daughter at the Hurricane Harbor waterpark when she went into labor, Fox 5 reported.

 

Park emergency responders were dispatched, and they helped deliver her son, named Mathew.

 

As a literal birthday gift, Crusita and Mathew were gifted the Diamond Elite Memberships, which allows them free entry to any Six Flags park, for the rest of their lives.

 

"All of us at Six Flags Over Georgia wish Crusita, Mathew and their entire family a lifetime of happiness, health and many thrilling roller coaster rides together," a Six Flags spokesperson told Fox 5.

 

Mathew, according to the news outlet, was only the second baby to be born at the Austell theme park since it opened in 1967."

 

Interesting story, and good medical support by the team at Six Flags!!

 

PS - Don't bother clicking on the actual article. It's Fox News and the comments are racist garbage.

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Wow! That is a surprise. The fact that they were given free lifetime passes reminds me of the baby born at a Chick-Fil-A and was given a job offer and free food for life. Best wishes to the mom and baby.

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