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Is the light fixture in the Crystal Pistol?

 

I can't remember seeing a fixture like that elsewhere -except maybe for the "old time" photo booth.

 

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That creepy hand is located in Prominade Pizza. It is definitely one of the most bizarre fixtures I have seen.

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Am I dumb/crazy? (Well I am but still...) does this park not have June and July hours? On the site it jumps from May to August.

The park is still filling out the schedule. There will be June/July hours added as well as other deletions or corrections. Interestingly it appears Fright Fest will go through November 3rd this year with the park being OPEN the full week of Halloween. Hope this holds true. Meanwhile over at White Water the schedule remains blank.

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Am I dumb/crazy? (Well I am but still...) does this park not have June and July hours? On the site it jumps from May to August.

The park is still filling out the schedule. There will be June/July hours added as well as other deletions or corrections. Interestingly it appears Fright Fest will go through November 3rd this year with the park being OPEN the full week of Halloween. Hope this holds true. Meanwhile over at White Water the schedule remains blank.

That's what I figured but it was just odd to see esp since those are major park months. Well any idea on what crowds tend to be like on a Sunday in early june?

 

That is when I would most likely have to go, OR I noticed there's one random day in Oct (Monday the 7th) that has fairly full hours. Is this another example of the schedule not being done or is this a random day? If so, any idea why?

Its actually a pretty straightforward drive from Tallahassee to Atlanta, if I could go on a weekday in Oct I imagine crowds would be small and I dont have to fly. But only if its full operations of course

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Speaking of old Six Flags pictures, where is this in the layout of Dahlonega Mine Train? I've always seen that turning drop in old photos of the ride, but no matter how many times I ride it, it doesn't exist.

This is the helix after the second lift. It was re-profiled in the renovation by Hopkins. In fact directly after the second left there used to be a tunnel. (you can tell where it was top was removed and just retention walls left). after the tunnel you would slowly complete the turn to the left an then turn right, then make this steep sweeping drop and go over the the third lift which is actually the lift you see in this picture. Then on through the track house and down in the the final tunnel. Also the tree it old shot with the power box at the bottom is still there. See attached photo with slow helix. The view in the original promo video was from the top of the hill on the right of this photo, looking toward the third lift and track house. This was my favorite ride back in the 60's and 70's until Scream Machine and Mindbender. I still get a chill when I see photos of the old Horror House. LOL

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Well any idea on what crowds tend to be like on a Sunday in early june?

 

That is when I would most likely have to go, OR I noticed there's one random day in Oct (Monday the 7th) that has fairly full hours. Is this another example of the schedule not being done or is this a random day? If so, any idea why?

Its actually a pretty straightforward drive from Tallahassee to Atlanta, if I could go on a weekday in Oct I imagine crowds would be small and I dont have to fly. But only if its full operations of course

Once the school year ends, weekends in summer are fairly crowded - Sundays less so than Saturdays, but still busy. The October Monday date you mention is Columbus Day and since area schools are off, the park adds that day to the calendar. Be aware though that on this day the park may operate the rides only and not the usual Fright Fest activities. Still, with low attendance it is a great day to get your coaster credits!

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I'm hoping March 16-17 has decent weather. Looking to drive down from East TN. Looks like this would be a good time to visit between opening weekend and the school music competitions starting the following week.

 

First trip to an amusement park in 20+ years. Really excited to visit SFOG again and ride some new coasters.

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Thank you for posting the video here! I was sad I couldn’t go. I went last year and it was a great experience. I’m curious what the “breaking news” is but I guess I’ll have to wait and see!

While it is not surprising Panda Express is going away, they are making an interesting replacement: Strutters (will feature bone-in chicken wings - I am all for that!) while most other Panda replacements in the SF chain are "Chop Six". One must wonder if JD's Sports will change their menu a bit since seemingly two out of three food locations serve chicken. Also - excited to hear DeeJay's will be getting self-service soft drinks (Freestyle machines I assume). At any rate, we can all hope the food/bev experience is upgraded park wide. Kudos to the park for their planned upgrades to three of their establishments!

 

It sounds like a lot of good things are in the works, far beyond a new Giant Discovery. On March 9th we will discover...

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I was present at Winter Warm Up too, you know... got to meet the legend himself Dan Koch, saw Copperhead Strike up close, etc. etc. Also snagged free tickets with Flash Passes to Six Flags Fiesta Texas! Yay!

 

Also, about the “Breaking News”, don’t get yourselves too hyped up. I was sworn to secrecy, and all I can say is it’ll be a welcome announcement for Six Flags Over Georgia fanboys.

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most other Panda replacements in the SF chain are "Chop Six".

Is it "Chop Six" (which makes sense seeing it written) or "Chop Sticks"? The guy for Fiesta Texas seemed to say "Six" the first time but "Sticks" the second time.

 

excited to hear DeeJay's will be getting self-service soft drinks (Freestyle machines I assume).

Freestyle machines are dining establishment nightmares. They take a lot of maintenance and up-keep. Guests love them, though, so many places suffer through them.

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Is it "Chop Six" (which makes sense seeing it written) or "Chop Sticks"? The guy for Fiesta Texas seemed to say "Six" the first time but "Sticks" the second time.

 

Seems to be a play on words, and I can see them mistakenly saying sticks. That's the whole point of the play on words.

 

Expect it will mistakenly be called stick until they close/rename them.

 

Freestyle machines are dining establishment nightmares. They take a lot of maintenance and up-keep. Guests love them, though, so many places suffer through them.

 

I personally dislike them. I'd rather a traditional fountain with a decent selection.

 

It is a neat idea, but doesn't work.

 

Too many choices causes people to spend wat to much time. And a large number of the options are bad. Like the flavor ad-ins (cheery, grape, orange, etc) never seem to be the right mix. Normally to weak.

 

Maybe a limited version with the top 10-12 choices, all visible on the main screen.

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most other Panda replacements in the SF chain are "Chop Six".

Is it "Chop Six" (which makes sense seeing it written) or "Chop Sticks"? The guy for Fiesta Texas seemed to say "Six" the first time but "Sticks" the second time.

 

See image below - it is a (marginally) clever play on words. I was able to try Chop Six for myself last summer at SFA; it was not bad nor was it great, but it was another option.

 

excited to hear DeeJay's will be getting self-service soft drinks (Freestyle machines I assume).

Freestyle machines are dining establishment nightmares. They take a lot of maintenance and up-keep. Guests love them, though, so many places suffer through them.

 

Agreed - Freestyle machines have been an on again off again nightmare -but- the technology is improving - and getting less expensive. I am seeing these machines in more and more places and for the most part they operate problem free. However, a fast food establishment environment is much different than a theme park with the sheer volume of guests using them. That is where durability and ease of use are a must. Hopefully the employees will be fully trained on reloading and maintaining them.

 

Coca Cola likes having these machines in a busy location like SF because of the data they collect. The Freestyles do more than just dispense your beverage. They gather data on what drinks / combinations guests are selecting and make marketing decisions based on that info. In fact, Coke is expected to debut a Coke Orange flavor during the Final Four next month, a direct result of the choices made at all Freestyle machines, including the ones inside Six Flags.

 

At any rate, the more of these machines that are installed in the park, the more spread out users will be and the less overburdened any one machine will be.

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Chop Six logo in use at other SF parks.

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Agreed - Freestyle machines have been an on again off again nightmare -but- the technology is improving - and getting less expensive. I am seeing these machines in more and more places and for the most part they operate problem free. However, a fast food establishment environment is much different than a theme park with the sheer volume of guests using them. That is where durability and ease of use are a must. Hopefully the employees will be fully trained on reloading and maintaining them.

 

Coca Cola likes having these machines in a busy location like SF because of the data they collect. The Freestyles do more than just dispense your beverage. They gather data on what drinks / combinations guests are selecting and make marketing decisions based on that info. In fact, Coke is expected to debut a Coke Orange flavor during the Final Four next month, a direct result of the choices made at all Freestyle machines, including the ones inside Six Flags.

 

At any rate, the more of these machines that are installed in the park, the more spread out users will be and the less overburdened any one machine will be.

 

I'm a fan of the Freestyle machines, even if I'm only getting a flavored water.

 

However, Barqs Cream Soda with Orange flavor (and a bit of Vanilla, too) is my go to, but I doubt it will ever be a stand alone selection, since I can rarely ever find Barqs Cream Soda. Even without the Orange flavor I need the Freestyle machines to find Cream Soda in the park. The flavored waters

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It's finally happening:

 

 

Not sure if I missed it but do we know what colors they're going for? Can't tell if that is white or gray, but maybe that's just primer...

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Not sure if I missed it but do we know what colors they're going for? Can't tell if that is white or gray, but maybe that's just primer...

I will be heading to the park this weekend so hopefully I will get a few pics. Also it will be interesting to see the progress on the new "ScreamPunk District" themed area and all the other enhancements they have planned. Stay tuned....

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I’m glad Scorcher is finally getting some attention! I wonder why some parts are gray and some white? I know it was said possibly primer but I would think the gray is primer. What if it is white with differ color supports! That would really look nice!

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Does anyone know if there are any discounted park tickets for opening weekend for people with season passes?

 

Yes. Weekends from March 9-24. It's one time usage however.

I would assume it's also only available if SFOG is your home park with this offer.

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