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If I shouldn't go to a website because of the comments then I suppose I probably should quit using the internet.

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A few notes from my trip to the park yesterday...

 

Acrophobia has been closed for over a week now. Something tells me that lightning may have hit it during one of the many storms we had last week. I hope they get it working soon because I miss riding it.

 

The construction near Goliath is moving right along. The framing for the building is just about finished but the mystery still remains about whats going inside.

 

I witnessed a 5 (yes five) boat jam at Thunder River right at the tunnel leading into the last lake near the waterfall. It was strange because I actually anticipated the jam before it happened - as two boats emerged from the first tunnel within seconds of each other. The attendant sitting at the Lake 2/3 position (beside the Coke Freestyle lookout point) watched with confusion as the first two boats sat there. I personally had to tell her to call up to the operator to report the jam. I'm just glad she didn't press e-stop and cut the pumps because that would have been a bad situation.

 

Maintenance arrived less than 10 minutes after she made the call. It took them a little bit of head scratching but they eventually got the jam cleared and everybody made it back to the station safely.

 

Additionally, I stopped into Macho Nacho right as they were pouring in the FRESH queso! OMG OMG OMG! My mouth was in love! Those nacho's were the best I've had yet!

 

 

--Ride Count--

Mind Bender - 2x

Batman - 5x

Goliath - 2x

Scream Machine - 2x

Twisted Cyclone - 2x

 

**Twisted Cyclone Count to Date - 54x (yes i'm keeping count )**

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What a sight to see! Lol

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The construction near Goliath is moving right along. The framing for the building is just about finished but the mystery still remains about whats going on inside

 

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Grain of salt. But was told by park rep on tues morning that it’s an improved (covered) queue for Goliath.

 

And it certainly does look like that’s what it is being built

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The construction near Goliath is moving right along. The framing for the building is just about finished but the mystery still remains about whats going on inside

 

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Grain of salt. But was told by park rep on tues morning that it’s an improved (covered) queue for Goliath.

 

And it certainly does look like that’s what it is being built

 

I was just there this week and they are putting walls on the structure. A new queue that needs a solld wall of plywood, a thin layer of insulation, then outer corrugated metal sheeting?

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The construction near Goliath is moving right along. The framing for the building is just about finished but the mystery still remains about whats going on inside

 

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Grain of salt. But was told by park rep on tues morning that it’s an improved (covered) queue for Goliath.

 

And it certainly does look like that’s what it is being built

 

They need to put a shade covering on the queue closest to the station. The secondary switchback area is fully covered. However the 1st area of switchbacks only has coverings in the corners, that shades almost nobody.

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The construction near Goliath is moving right along. The framing for the building is just about finished but the mystery still remains about whats going on inside

 

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Grain of salt. But was told by park rep on tues morning that it’s an improved (covered) queue for Goliath.

 

And it certainly does look like that’s what it is being built

 

I doubt it. Especially since the rest of the queue is separated from the construction. I hate to break it to you but I think somebody lied to you.

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Hey peoples!

 

Unless Dollywood's expansion is slated for 2020 for some reason, I'll be making my now annual out-of-state theme park trip to Six Flags Over Georgia. It will be my first time!

 

I'm looking to go for one day during a weekend in September, but BEFORE Fright Fest. The dates I'm looking at are September 1st (Sat), 2nd (Sun), 8th (Sat), 9th (Sun), or 16th (Sun). Of those dates, which do you think would get me the most bang for my buck?

 

I really don't want to have to purchase a Flash Pass, but I want to be able to ride all the coasters at least once.

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^I would go on a Sunday. Get there at park opening and head to Twisted Cyclone. You should be able to get a few rides with little to no wait.

Hit Dare Devil Dive next, if you care to ride.

 

The rest of the park should have reasonable lines. I used this strategy when I visited the park last month. The longest line we waited in was DDD and that was only about 10 minutes.

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What about that Sunday of Labor Day weekend? That particular day is advantageous only because I wouldn't have to take a vacation day afterward to drive home (because I sure as heck am not driving six hours after a full day at the park).

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What about that Sunday of Labor Day weekend? That particular day is advantageous only because I wouldn't have to take a vacation day afterward to drive home (because I sure as heck am not driving six hours after a full day at the park).

 

The Sunday of Labor Day Weekend shouldn't be too crowded considering that the park is open the next day. Since alot of people are going to be off work, I expect the park to be unbelievable crowded on Monday. As stated above, head straight to Twisted Cyclone to get a couple of laps in, then head to either Superman or Dare Devil Dive. Since you'll reach DDD first, you might as well get that one out of the way and then head directly to Superman as these two rides get the longest lines. Good luck!

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Any thoughts on what the Twisted Cyclone line is like towards closing on a weekday? I haven't ridden yet and am contemplating getting to the park around 5:30 PM (7PM closing) either today or tomorrow. Thanks ya'll!

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What about that Sunday of Labor Day weekend? That particular day is advantageous only because I wouldn't have to take a vacation day afterward to drive home (because I sure as heck am not driving six hours after a full day at the park).

 

Sundays in September are Bring A Friend Free days. Keep that in mind.

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Interesting, but that's only for passholders and members, right? Do you think that it would make the Saturday a better day to go?

 

Must. Not. Purchase. Flash. Pass.

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I'm considering SFOG as our Halloween destination this year. I couldn't find any trip reports for Fright Fest over the last couple years. Is it a decent event? Also, I know SFGam has a reputation for having kind of a rough crowd on the weekends, now. How are the clientele during FF? I've been to haunts where the park is pretty much exclusively crowds of roaming obnoxious teenagers after 9ish. It may seem like a silly question, but I'd rather have a relaxing time to an extent, since I deal with obnoxious behavior enough as it is.

 

Either that, or we may take a page out of Joe's book and just go on a Saturday in September.

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I'm considering SFOG as our Halloween destination this year. I couldn't find any trip reports for Fright Fest over the last couple years. Is it a decent event? Also, I know SFGam has a reputation for having kind of a rough crowd on the weekends, now. How are the clientele during FF? I've been to haunts where the park is pretty much exclusively crowds of roaming obnoxious teenagers after 9ish. It may seem like a silly question, but I'd rather have a relaxing time to an extent, since I deal with obnoxious behavior enough as it is.

 

Either that, or we may take a page out of Joe's book and just go on a Saturday in September.

SFoG can get insanely crowded during Fright Fest. Saturdays are (of course) the worst. Friday and Sunday not quite as bad. Nice thing about Friday and Saturday is they stay open 'til midnight. A couple things to keep in mind - the later you get into October, the more ramped up the crowds get, as you get closer to Halloween. Having said that, I did notice the park added October 29-30-31 to the calendar, so going on Monday the 29th or Tuesday the 30th might have less of a crowd due to being weeknights, plus the fact not everyone will be aware the park is open!

 

As for the clientele, I have not been privy to any issues or rowdiness, etc. Yes, the place can get crazy busy but I have not seen unruly crowd behavior. Not saying it has not or cannot happen, but being my 'home' park I am not aware of anything like that.

 

The haunts range from OK to pretty good, perhaps getting gradually better year by year. IMHO none of them are really scary but the park does give good attention to detail on some of the haunts. Lines can get very long so if you can splurge on a VIP haunt wristband, go for it as you can bypass the sometimes horrendous waits. Also you don't want to miss the Dr. Frights Dead Mans' Party show. It is extremely popular - and has been rockin' since 1994!

 

I did post a TR without photos for FF last October - more of a review of Fright Fest itself. Since many haunted attractions are recycled and/or somewhat modified each year, that report will at least be partially relevant to this year.

 

Best of luck- hope this helps!

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Interesting, but that's only for passholders and members, right? Do you think that it would make the Saturday a better day to go?

 

Must. Not. Purchase. Flash. Pass.

I think 99% of the people at sfog have season passes or memberships.. the busiest day I have ever been there was on season pass holders night during frightfest.. never doing that again!

 

It was only open to season pass holders and their friends. (Friends got a discounted ticket)

 

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I'm considering SFOG as our Halloween destination this year. I couldn't find any trip reports for Fright Fest over the last couple years. Is it a decent event? Also, I know SFGam has a reputation for having kind of a rough crowd on the weekends, now. How are the clientele during FF? I've been to haunts where the park is pretty much exclusively crowds of roaming obnoxious teenagers after 9ish. It may seem like a silly question, but I'd rather have a relaxing time to an extent, since I deal with obnoxious behavior enough as it is.

 

Either that, or we may take a page out of Joe's book and just go on a Saturday in September.

SFoG can get insanely crowded during Fright Fest. Saturdays are (of course) the worst. Friday and Sunday not quite as bad. Nice thing about Friday and Saturday is they stay open 'til midnight. A couple things to keep in mind - the later you get into October, the more ramped up the crowds get, as you get closer to Halloween. Having said that, I did notice the park added October 29-30-31 to the calendar, so going on Monday the 29th or Tuesday the 30th might have less of a crowd due to being weeknights, plus the fact not everyone will be aware the park is open!

 

As for the clientele, I have not been privy to any issues or rowdiness, etc. Yes, the place can get crazy busy but I have not seen unruly crowd behavior. Not saying it has not or cannot happen, but being my 'home' park I am not aware of anything like that.

 

The haunts range from OK to pretty good, perhaps getting gradually better year by year. IMHO none of them are really scary but the park does give good attention to detail on some of the haunts. Lines can get very long so if you can splurge on a VIP haunt wristband, go for it as you can bypass the sometimes horrendous waits. Also you don't want to miss the Dr. Frights Dead Mans' Party show. It is extremely popular - and has been rockin' since 1994!

 

I did post a TR without photos for FF last October - more of a review of Fright Fest itself. Since many haunted attractions are recycled and/or somewhat modified each year, that report will at least be partially relevant to this year.

 

Best of luck- hope this helps!

In the past SFOG has had an outside company do their haunt's and the company that does them is one of the best in the south! I have gone every year for the past 6 or so years.. last season was a wash out and we really didn't do anything or stay.. Crowd's are very large and the haunt's have a very long line normally. My wife and I get a flash pass because we like the night rides on coasters but you can't do both (night rides and haunt's) without a flash pass.. we book a ride and then wait on a haunt.. (flash passes aren't good for haunt's).. after the haunt we ride our ride and then book another and wait in line for a haunt..

 

Keep in mind, they have a few indoor haunt's and I suggest doing those during the day. One is small but on is fairly large.. no lines for those during the day.. the "free' haunt's are small and basict tiny themed area's.. the larger haunt's cost money but are worth it if you like that type of stuff.. just check their schedules!! Some of the haunt's take a break about halfway through the night.

 

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Jesus... so you book a ride and wait for a haunt meaning that it takes you the entire time of waiting in line for the haunt for your ride to be ready???

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I guess I'm thinking Sunday the 9th or Saturday the 15th to go then. Hopefully there won't be too many people that use the bring a friend free perk. Saturday the 8th is Greek day so I'm staying away from that.

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Jesus... so you book a ride and wait for a haunt meaning that it takes you the entire time of waiting in line for the haunt for your ride to be ready???
Rides move faster then haunt's but it does take a good 30 mins sometimes for the ride to be ready, at least on sat nights.. that's the basic flash pass though

 

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^Ah. Can anyone comment on how the highest level flash pass waits are on Fright Fest? Also, I'm assuming SF did their usual MO and you can only purchase a couple flash pass rides on Georgia Cyclone which have to be scheduled in advance?

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