Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 7.7k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Today was a pretty light day at the park.

Kind of annoying that Goliath, Superman, and Blue Hawk were running one train today, but hey, they only have a two month turnaround to maintain the rides.

TC, Mindbender, Batman, DDD were all running 2+ trains, so the wait was little if not nonexistent.

Scorcher is looking good though the red paint and grey supports are looking really good and WAY better than the old paint job.

Also, the general was running again today. The Texas was in the R.R. parking building.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I went back for a few hours this morning. Rode both trains on TC before 10:30. Walked onto Batman, Superman, Battle for Metropolis, and Blue Hawk. 10 min wait for Monster Mansion. Got in a 20-30 min line for Goliath around 12:45 and then headed back home.

 

I would agree with previous comments that operations were not great this weekend. I didn't let it ruin my time. Staff was nice and trying. My frustration was just easily getting some water somewhere for my bottle. Need a couple more open drink stall things like the one at the mine train. It's also strange that only 1 car is running on most things. Lines were long on Saturday afternoon. Still had a blast.

 

Wish I could have stayed longer today. Can't wait to return sometime soon.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Ummm. . .

[attachment=0]Fort Mill-20150619-02959.jpg[/attachment]

 

Either someone didn't do their homework or this color combo is the standard for stand-up coasters in the south lol.

 

That was my thought too... but given Cedar Fair's trend, I bet Vortex will either be converted or removed in a few years anyway. Not that them having the same color scheme really matters to begin with.

 

I really like red track/gray supports. Firehawk was one of my favorite color schemes. Looks great on Scorcher and it was SO needed. Hopefully the trains get a nice matching color scheme as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I really like red track/gray supports. Firehawk was one of my favorite color schemes. Looks great on Scorcher and it was SO needed. Hopefully the trains get a nice matching color scheme as well.

 

All they're gonna do to the trains has göt2b just slapping some ads on them.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Weekend report: We went both Saturday and Sunday. So, Saturday TC was down at open and Goliath quit later in the day all the way through 2pm Sunday. Every other ride at least once was down Sunday. TC was running Sunday morning and Son and I were able to get in 3 rides before line built up. Sunday was just a bad day for any ride in that park. Still had fun though. My youngest son rode mine train and Joker (first time for each) he's 12. I could not load site from phone yesterday so could not get photos.

Link to post
Share on other sites

First visit to the park was Saturday! No new credits, sadly, but I did do some flats and both dark ride. SkyScreamer was definitely my favorite ride of the day, what a cool experience! Awesome views of the park, and the weird program that sent you up twice was just a laugh fest. Justice League was incredible, such a good dark ride. Monster Mansion is... well, Monster Mansion. I can't describe it. The flyers were pretty good, the train was actually really cool, and that's about it. A solid day overall, only spent about three hours there but I can't wait to return. Pretty good first experience at a Six Flags park, I'll be back at some point next month to get that sweet sweet RMC cred.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I have to call out SFOG yesterday on a few levels.

 

I'll preface this by saying i've been coming to this park for over 40 years.

 

First, it seems all of the permanent pass/ticket machines were broken. They had to use portable ones which made the line to get in ridiculous.

 

Second, it seems the red train is broken on TS. It didn't work last week at all and again this week the same issue. They had all week to work on it and it was still down.

 

3rd, why would you only be running 1 train on Goliath? This make no sense at all.

 

Finally, as we walked through the park at least half the rides were closed or had a sign stating only 1 train running today.

 

If I wasn't a member I would have been extremely pissed by the decision making yesterday. I hope they resolve these problems before spring break.

 

See, I could understand that, but you're asking a large park like Six Flags over Georgia that isn't a flagship of the chain, lets be honest. SFOG doesn't get the funding or support that a Great America or Magic Mountain will.... You're expecting them to be able to turn around and perform mandatory maintenance on older rides and trains, in a climate that is known for being fairly abusive to outdoor rides, plus have inspections and the like, in about 2 months of time. That's nearly impossible and it's simply amazing they do what they can with the time they have.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Heading to the park for a couple hours tomorrow after work for the first time this year. Hoping to get a couple rides on TC and Mindbender and check out the Scorcher paint.

 

I was there today and the park was just mildly busy (The main parking lot looked to be only about 1/3 full at it's peak). The weather I think kept many away (rain this morning with a forecast high if 61). It was GREAT for me. It's spring break and that's usually the worst time to go outside of weekends in the early part of the season before daily operations begin. Most everything was a station wait, with a couple walk ons. Twisted Cyclone's line was at the bottom of the stairs each time I rode it, and only a 2 train wait for Mind Bender. Tomorrow (Wed) will likely be back to it's normal extra busy with dry weather and mid-70s temps again. I certainly got lucky picking today to go.

 

They are taking their sweet time painting Georgia Scorcher. It's only a bit more than halfway done from what I could see. I expected them to be through by now. They are painting it by hand with rollers instead of sprayers. Someone told me that when I was on the way to the park this morning and thought it was a late April Fool's Joke. Nope...they weren't kidding. They were also told by employees at the park it would likely be reopening next month about when Pandemonium opens...which showed no signs of life on that plot of land while I was there today. Of course with any rumor like info, take with a grain of salt. However with what I saw, I'm about 99.9% sure that info was correct.

 

Also, nothing to do with replying to this post, but no need to make another post so here goes:

 

What in the world is going on with Superman Ultimate Flight????? The ride has 3 trains, or at least used to (I hadn't kept up with this ride much since I last rode it about 11 years ago). They opened the ride at noon (which I suppose was planned as that's when Blue Hawk opened as well). They only had one train in use. I waited about 30 minutes and I got in line within 10 minutes of them opening it. By the time I got off, the line had to be well over an hour. While I did mention the park wasn't crazy busy, that ride in particular takes forever to load and unload in comparison to the others in the park. To make things worse, the train in use had a MINIMUM of 3 seats locked with a pipe (don't know the technical name of that device is), so that train couldn't perform at full capacity. On several seats (including mine), they had to to some sort of manual lock which caused even more of a delay since they also had to unlock them manually to depart. On top of all that, it looked HORRIBLE in general. You think the trains in use would get a halfway decent touch up before putting them in operation. I understand with extending the seasons it leaves less time to refurb and such in the shorter off-season. The other trains may be out getting their annual refurb. However, it wasn't a good look. I guess I finally get what "Have a Six Flags Day" really means now...lol

 

Also, I finally rode Great American Scream Machine after a 20-year hiatus (last went in November and was closed for the season, and before that May 2008 when the park was slammed so skipped it for new to me credits at that time). I wouldn't care if they tore that contraption down if they are just going to continue to run it as is. It needs a major rehab. Whether that be complete retracking or complete rebuild if necessary. They worked on a couple sections in the off season, but it did nothing for the enjoyment of the ride (unless it was considerably worse before, which I dread the thought and am glad I didn't get to ride it last time I was there). I know them putting the Georgia Cyclone trains on it has contributed to it's roughness. I had seen many people claiming it had gotten quite bad and blew them off to being overly sensitive. At least now IMO, I agree with them. I'm sure some will say they like it as is. Well more power to you and keep on riding while I head back to Twisted Cyclone....lol

Link to post
Share on other sites
Heading to the park for a couple hours tomorrow after work for the first time this year. Hoping to get a couple rides on TC and Mindbender and check out the Scorcher paint.

 

I was there today and the park was just mildly busy (The main parking lot looked to be only about 1/3 full at it's peak). The weather I think kept many away (rain this morning with a forecast high if 61). It was GREAT for me. It's spring break and that's usually the worst time to go outside of weekends in the early part of the season before daily operations begin. Most everything was a station wait, with a couple walk ons. Twisted Cyclone's line was at the bottom of the stairs each time I rode it, and only a 2 train wait for Mind Bender. Tomorrow (Wed) will likely be back to it's normal extra busy with dry weather and mid-70s temps again. I certainly got lucky picking today to go.

 

They are taking their sweet time painting Georgia Scorcher. It's only a bit more than halfway done from what I could see. I expected them to be through by now. They are painting it by hand with rollers instead of sprayers. Someone told me that when I was on the way to the park this morning and thought it was a late April Fool's Joke. Nope...they weren't kidding. They were also told by employees at the park it would likely be reopening next month about when Pandemonium opens...which showed no signs of life on that plot of land while I was there today. Of course with any rumor like info, take with a grain of salt. However with what I saw, I'm about 99.9% sure that info was correct.

 

Also, nothing to do with replying to this post, but no need to make another post so here goes:

 

What in the world is going on with Superman Ultimate Flight????? The ride has 3 trains, or at least used to (I hadn't kept up with this ride much since I last rode it about 11 years ago). They opened the ride at noon (which I suppose was planned as that's when Blue Hawk opened as well). They only had one train in use. I waited about 30 minutes and I got in line within 10 minutes of them opening it. By the time I got off, the line had to be well over an hour. While I did mention the park wasn't crazy busy, that ride in particular takes forever to load and unload in comparison to the others in the park. To make things worse, the train in use had a MINIMUM of 3 seats locked with a pipe (don't know the technical name of that device is), so that train couldn't perform at full capacity. On several seats (including mine), they had to to some sort of manual lock which caused even more of a delay since they also had to unlock them manually to depart. On top of all that, it looked HORRIBLE in general. You think the trains in use would get a halfway decent touch up before putting them in operation. I understand with extending the seasons it leaves less time to refurb and such in the shorter off-season. The other trains may be out getting their annual refurb. However, it wasn't a good look. I guess I finally get what "Have a Six Flags Day" really means now...lol

 

Also, I finally rode Great American Scream Machine after a 20-year hiatus (last went in November and was closed for the season, and before that May 2008 when the park was slammed so skipped it for new to me credits at that time). I wouldn't care if they tore that contraption down if they are just going to continue to run it as is. It needs a major rehab. Whether that be complete retracking or complete rebuild if necessary. They worked on a couple sections in the off season, but it did nothing for the enjoyment of the ride (unless it was considerably worse before, which I dread the thought and am glad I didn't get to ride it last time I was there). I know them putting the Georgia Cyclone trains on it has contributed to it's roughness. I had seen many people claiming it had gotten quite bad and blew them off to being overly sensitive. At least now IMO, I agree with them. I'm sure some will say they like it as is. Well more power to you and keep on riding while I head back to Twisted Cyclone....lol

 

How were the crowds at the end of the day? I'll probably just be there from like 5:30-8. Thanks for the thorough update! Not surprised at all to hear that construction/painting is going so slow.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Mindbender seemed a bit different today. It barely made it up the lift hill and came to an almost complete stop. The second half seemed way more rowdy and I was being thrown against my buddy on some of the turns. It was pretty wild.

 

First trip on GASM this year. Not an every trip ride for me but good on occasion.

 

First ride on Acrophobia. That's a pretty cool ride and better than the Dollywood and Carowinds drop towers.

 

Crowded at the park. Hour+ wait on everything after 2-ish it seemed. Glad we got there early.

 

Finally waited for a front row seat on Goliath. Enjoyed that. Usually just take whatever is open.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I personally do not get all of the Scream Machine hate here lately. The ride is running better than it has in years. With the addition of the Cyclone trains you now have six chances to get a smoother ride rather than just 4 with the old trains. The track work they have done on the off season has also helped a lot. I find myself riding multiple times every visit this season and having a blast! Lots of ejector air in the back car (I mostly ride in row 11).

Link to post
Share on other sites

I Just want to add to the GASM discussion after a conversation I had this past Friday. I was told the re-tracking is a 5 year plan and they will replace all of the track before it's over.

 

This came from a very reliable source, we'll see what happens....

Link to post
Share on other sites
I Just want to add to the GASM discussion after a conversation I had this past Friday. I was told the re-tracking is a 5 year plan and they will replace all of the track before it's over.

 

This came from a very reliable source, we'll see what happens....

Dippin dots guy's manager?

Link to post
Share on other sites
I Just want to add to the GASM discussion after a conversation I had this past Friday. I was told the re-tracking is a 5 year plan and they will replace all of the track before it's over.

 

This came from a very reliable source, we'll see what happens....

Dippin dots guy's manager?

Sorry to continue the conversation but here is some tips that i would recommend you guys use when riding GASM.

1. The further the row, the rougher it is. I recommend sitting in the very front for the smoothest experience. 2. Dont completely put your head against the headrest as due to the nature of the ride being a little Bouncy and the Vibrations of the ride, it could cause some headaches and Finally 3. Dont put your back completely against the seatback, your back will thank you. But in all seriousness, dont. Last time i did, my back was hurting for the rest of the day. And these are tips on riding GASM!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sorry to continue the conversation but here is some tips that i would recommend you guys use when riding GASM.

1. The further the row, the rougher it is. I recommend sitting in the very front for the smoothest experience. 2. Dont completely put your head against the headrest as due to the nature of the ride being a little Bouncy and the Vibrations of the ride, it could cause some headaches and Finally 3. Dont put your back completely against the seatback, your back will thank you. But in all seriousness, dont. Last time i did, my back was hurting for the rest of the day. And these are tips on riding GASM!

You forgot to add #4 - just don't ride it and your body will thank you later.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What's the rain policy like? I'm headed down for my first ever visit this weekend and it looks like it will more than likely be raining on and off. Hopefully that means low crowds... but also hopefully they don't just close the park either day...

Link to post
Share on other sites
What's the rain policy like? I'm headed down for my first ever visit this weekend and it looks like it will more than likely be raining on and off. Hopefully that means low crowds... but also hopefully they don't just close the park either day...

 

 

As long as it doesn't start storming heavy before the park opens you should be able to enter no problem. However flooding warnings that occur before they open could delay or prevent the park opening for that day. I like going on rainy days simple because of the low crowds. Hope you're able to go and enjoy your visit to the park. I have to be in my studio all weekend recording or I'd be there myself.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Mindbender seemed a bit different today. It barely made it up the lift hill and came to an almost complete stop. The second half seemed way more rowdy and I was being thrown against my buddy on some of the turns. It was pretty wild.

 

You've perfectly described every ride I've had on Mindbender over the past 11 years I've never had a ride on it that didn't include the loooooong pause at the top of the lift. I love it! Gives you time to take in the tree-top views before curling around to the drop. I believe that's the normal Mindbender.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Take a front seat ride on 9 awesome roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia!

 

AAAAaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! The Viper!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember riding over and over and over and over again because there was NO line. I never understood it, but I didn't complain. In the year 2000 my mom bought me a season pass and she took me, my cousin (who is 2 days older than me... LITERALLY TWO days. --Him - 9/4/85 -- Me 9/6/85--) and a few of my friends to the park for my 15th birthday. I'll never forget it because I slipped up and said the word "h0es" while my mom was video taping me outside of the front gate.

 

Anyway... That day we rode The Viper 10 (YES I SAID TEN!) times without getting off!! My head was a spinning mess by the time we left the back side of the park but I didn't care. I think it was something about going backwards at a high rate of speed. That would make sense since Deja Vu became my new #1 in the park the very next year when it opened. Another GEM gone too soon.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the Viper footage! I really loved that ride and like Seddy said above me, I used to be able to marathon it. I also remember it being heavily themed for a Six Flags ride!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/