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I’m curious how busy it is today as I’m considering heading over there later in the afternoon if the weather holds up.

 

It’s not all that busy. It is opening weekend though so most rides are only running one train.

Good to know. Is that causing long station waits? I’m on the fence but wouldn’t mind going for some night rides before the time change!!

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I’m curious how busy it is today as I’m considering heading over there later in the afternoon if the weather holds up.

 

It’s not all that busy. It is opening weekend though so most rides are only running one train.

Good to know. Is that causing long station waits? I’m on the fence but wouldn’t mind going for some night rides before the time change!!

 

Go ahead and go for a little while. The parking lot doesnt seem to be filling up any more and theres no line at the front gate.

 

I saw some people talking about the Scorcher being painted. I’m not sure if it’s news or not but it’s still closed today.

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That sign is effing hilarious. "We heard you complaining so we did something we should have done without you complaining about it"

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The sign is awesome. We thought it was hysterical. Thank you for posting it...let’s hope this new paint job is done PROPERLY so the horrendous peeling doesn’t occur again! On that note, I wonder how long it will be before they get around to repainting poor sun-bleached Goliath

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That sign is effing hilarious. "We heard you complaining so we did something we should have done without you complaining about it"

 

When I was walking past the sign today some young lady voiced her opinion on the ride being closed to be painted and how it was a “stupid reason”. It’s complaint-ception

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First trip report of the Season!

This was my first opening day so I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the crowds weren't too terrible for a Saturday.

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A brand new sign above the fountain was a great surprise.

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And now... Scorcher Paint shots!

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Looks so much better

For the debate on whether Scorchers paint job is all primer or the finished product, the white looks to be primer while the grey could be the finshed product as it's glossy compared to the flat/matte color of the white.

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In other news, Goliath Games is gone!

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Was kind of disappointed that the only progress on Pandemonium has been land clearing and a sign, guess that's Six Flags for you.

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Nothing to see here...

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While all the track from the train has been cleared away, they're definitely reusing the old station.

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Work has started on the Screampunk theming.

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Sadly there was no backwards Scream Machine, but they did re-track some of the rougher parts, probably the best ride I've had on it in years!

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Splashwater Falls sits and awaits its demise.

Overall a great start to the season, can't wait to go back again.

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Just enjoyed a full day and I have to say I am impressed on the many different things the park is working on now. I will submit my own TR but I will focus on the stuff not yet covered here. Since the Scorcher re-paint and the progress on Pandemonium have already been well covered, I will not post additional photos.

 

Weather was the first pleasant surprise - sun was out for several hours, otherwise overcast and no rain!

 

New this year:

 

Membership Lounge (former Miss Dixie Depot / recruitment center building) - not open yet;

 

Numerous soft drink refill stations added - not Freestyle but fountain;

 

Panda Express replaced with Strutters Chicken Wings & Brews - we had our dinner there - it was actually good and our dining pass works there too! This may have been the first time I have ever sat down for a meal in that building...

 

Diamond Elite special park entrance - in the location of season pass processing (sign says Diamond Elite so I presume any lower membership tier has to use the member entrance or the main gate) - complete with metal detector and scanner. Yeah I know...weird...

 

Splashwater Falls sign has been removed, so it appears there is zero chance of this ride ever opening again;

 

Giant LICKSKILLET sign now removed ahead of forthcoming ScreamPunk theming - was deteriorated and needed to go anyway!

 

Rhythm & Grooves show sign up "coming soon" - so we know what the summer Crystal Pistol show will be

 

Railroad still closed since Holiday in the Park; locomotive nowhere in sight (anyone know more?)

 

Mobile food (APP) ordering not yet operational; coming soon

 

Goliath Games area removed - employee said they were rebuilding a new games pavilion to replace the old one.

 

Many of these improvements are minor but they do add up. I will likely be back tomorrow and look around some more. Enjoy the photo TR....

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Souvenir cup 2019 colors! We already knew season cups are yellow; daily cups are transparent aqua

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New refill station in Promenade Pizza!

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Celebrating a new season at the front gate!

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New membership lounge (and event space)

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Out with Panda; here comes Strutters Famous Wings & Brews!

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Here's what is playing this summer at the Crystal Pistol

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Another refill station!! Location: Dahlonega Mine Train exit

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Removed sign confirms what we already know...Splashwater Falls RIP...

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Not for much longer... I have no idea how they will re-theme this mill into ScreamPunk...

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First eatery in the old part of Lickskillet to receive the new ScreamPunk theme

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Old pic from January...this large LICKSKILLET sign is now GONE

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Great report!

 

Not gonna lie, I think white track and gray supports looks great on an B&M

 

Not gonna lie, I have some pretty "wrong" thoughts about how it looks. I wonder how many gallons of semen it's going to take to completely repaint it?

 

On a slightly more serious note, it is good to hear about Scream Machine! I rode it in 2012 and enjoyed it, but I rode it in 2018 with the Georgia Cyclone trains, and I was wailing in agony. That thing could have totally replaced our methods for capital punishment! (Not that I support that.)

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Overall a great start to the season, can't wait to go back again.

 

Great report, and glad you had fun.

 

just a couple of comments:

 

re: Goliath Games - when we were there last July? the overhead ACs were leaking and there were huge puddles of rancid water thruout the area. Good riddance to that. . . based on the poles, looks to me like they are gonna rebuild something there (more games)?. . . or maybe put in a small snack stand.

 

 

re: Pandemonium - those rides go up very quickly. like, really, really quickly.

Fiesta Texas is getting one too, and the land has been cleared for it for a couple of months already, and nothing in yet. but I expect it will be up and ready for testing in less than a week once they start installing. . so not too worried about it.

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Will be heading to the park for the first time either this weekend or the next. Would Flash Pass be necessary to hit up all the main coasters- Goliath, TwiCy, Dare Devil, Superman, Batman, and Mindbender are musts for me. I know the park is only open weekends this early in the season, does that make crowds heavier or is it manageable without FP? Thanks in advance!

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Will be heading to the park for the first time either this weekend or the next. Would Flash Pass be necessary to hit up all the main coasters- Goliath, TwiCy, Dare Devil, Superman, Batman, and Mindbender are musts for me. I know the park is only open weekends this early in the season, does that make crowds heavier or is it manageable without FP? Thanks in advance!

 

Hit Dare Devil Dive first thing at opening, then make your way over to Twisted Cyclone. Dare Devil Dive has an awful capacity, so seemingly short lines can take 30+ minutes. Twisted Cyclone on the other hand has a good capacity, but will work up lines due to its New Hotness status. Goliath doesn’t build up a line until midday, when the GP have finished their faffing with the l*ckers at the ride entry— but when they finish, the line will be LONG. By midday, Twisted Cyclone, Goliath and Dare Devil Dive all had waits of at least 90 minutes. Mind Bender doesn’t have very long lines generally, longest I’ve ever waited for it was probably 20 minutes on a weekend in September. Superman will have long lines due to the agonizing loading process, but those can most likely be avoided by hitting it in the morning.

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Don't they still open Twisted Cyclone 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the park? If so then that should be your first stop.

 

Georgia Scorcher generally opens early also but obviously it's still not ready for the season and likely won't be for at least a few weeks.

 

Be ready to buy Flash Pass but you don't need to buy it in advance. Sometimes you get lucky.

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Will be heading to the park for the first time either this weekend or the next. Would Flash Pass be necessary to hit up all the main coasters- Goliath, TwiCy, Dare Devil, Superman, Batman, and Mindbender are musts for me. I know the park is only open weekends this early in the season, does that make crowds heavier or is it manageable without FP? Thanks in advance!

 

Hit Dare Devil Dive first thing at opening, then make your way over to Twisted Cyclone. Dare Devil Dive has an awful capacity, so seemingly short lines can take 30+ minutes. Twisted Cyclone on the other hand has a good capacity, but will work up lines due to its New Hotness status. Goliath doesn’t build up a line until midday, when the GP have finished their faffing with the l*ckers at the ride entry— but when they finish, the line will be LONG. By midday, Twisted Cyclone, Goliath and Dare Devil Dive all had waits of at least 90 minutes. Mind Bender doesn’t have very long lines generally, longest I’ve ever waited for it was probably 20 minutes on a weekend in September. Superman will have long lines due to the agonizing loading process, but those can most likely be avoided by hitting it in the morning.

I already assumed we should hit Dare Devil first but I'll add Superman to the mix as well. Thanks for the advice!

 

Don't they still open Twisted Cyclone 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the park? If so then that should be your first stop.

 

Georgia Scorcher generally opens early also but obviously it's still not ready for the season and likely won't be for at least a few weeks.

 

Be ready to buy Flash Pass but you don't need to buy it in advance. Sometimes you get lucky.

Fingers crossed for early entry but I'm not counting on it. I'm still on the fence about Flash Pass though. I'll be going with my parents and three sisters, six people in total, but only four of us are able to do the 54" requirement rides. I'm planning to get the Platinum membership pass, so that does give me a one-time line skip. Would the Season Flash Pass be worth it in the long run? I'll be visiting the park pretty frequently in the near future, but the price tag is pretty steep, even with the park opening sale going on.

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