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^Glad you had a good time at SFoG - I've always really liked the park and am glad to call it my home park.

 

You are right about Scream Machine - it is BRUTAL this year, but underneath the spinal readjustment you can see the amazing classic woodie that is still there.

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I didn't see the photo or video or whatever of what you are all talking about, but standard operating procedure on Manta at SWO is after the trains go into flying position, all ops on platform are sup

If I can't drive my own car through a big, bright, orange plastic loop at 80 MPH then no sale. 🤣  

Coaster Studios is a little whiny douchebag.

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Made it to the park for the first time this year. Great day, beautiful weather and light crowds. In fact there was nobody there this morning, walk-ons everywhere I went, and only started picking up a bit in the afternoon. Ops were fine, a few things were closed, food service was as slow as ever -- I can't tell they changed anything there. Oh well.

 

The highlight of the day, without a doubt....Pandemonium is fantastic! It was my first time on a Giant Discovery and I loved it! Can't wait to ride again! I dig the theming too, I just hope they keep going and build that area out. It needs more, but they got a great start. This is such a great addition to the park this year!

 

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^Glad you had a good time at SFoG - I've always really liked the park and am glad to call it my home park.

 

You are right about Scream Machine - it is BRUTAL this year, but underneath the spinal readjustment you can see the amazing classic woodie that is still there.

Yeah it looks beautiful. No kidding though, I like a rough ride but damn, I didn't even feel any airtime because I just being shook so much. It was the kind of rattling where my ass was being thrown up and down constantly...I can take rattling, being thrown around, some violent moves but yeah that felt I did bodily damage to myself.

 

 

Oh Pandemonium was great. I love those rides personally and cool theming indeed.

I should say, I also did my first Larson Super Loop while there I mean it WAS fun enough but lol @ calling it a coaster.

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Really don't want a free-spin, as they are low capacity and from my experience, more disorienting than thrilling. Hoping for something like Maxx-force if it goes well up at Great America.

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I had a couple hours to kill sunday after arriving into Atlanta for work, so I decided to make a quick trip to SFOG.

Holy hell the park was packed, with every ride having basically a 1 hr+ line. I will say walking in under Goliath and next to Georgia Scorcher is pretty cool. I got in line for TC knowing that would be the only ride I had time for. It ended up breaking down part way through line. Though nearly everyone got out of line, and I was able to be the 2nd train when it re-opened 20 minutes later. TC is a pretty fast paced ride, very fun though of the 3 i've ridden (WC and SV) I would rank it 3rd. WC seems to pull you out of your seat way more, and a slower more hangtimey moments.

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I took a trip through the south and SFOG was a big part of it, and I'm happy to say the park was even better than I remembered from childhood. No surprise, with the multiple world-class coasters that weren't there 25 years ago, like Goliath and Superman UF, and I loved Twisted Cyclone too. Even the repeats and clones were satisfying, especially Mindbender.

 

But I have one big question: why does Georgia Scorcher exist, and is it possible to ride it without feeling like you just squatted 400 pounds while straddling a fence pole? My quadriceps were fucked up for days.

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Just got off scream machine. As a warning to everyone, after the second turnaround is a nasty pothole at the bottom of the first drop, heads up! Also the last couple of times I've been here the sky buckets haven't been running, hopefully that's not a sign of things to come.

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But I have one big question: why does Georgia Scorcher exist, and is it possible to ride it without feeling like you just squatted 400 pounds while straddling a fence pole? My quadriceps were fucked up for days.

 

I don't know if I'm built for stand up coasters or just the luckiest man alive, cause I've never had a problem with any standup coasters. The technique I use is to crouch a little so you don't bash your sack and make sure you don't crunched in their by the ride-ops.

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I find there is a very particular technique to actually enjoy B&M Stand-Ups. I've ridden all of them except Scorcher (which I will actually be riding this weekend), so here is what I found:

 

1) Sit in one of the two middle seats. I have found the outer seats to be more "off-heartline" and rougher.

2) Sit in the front row if possible, but inner seats is more important IMO.

3) Bend your knees and squat slightly before the seats lock. Depending on how tall you are, you may have to bend a little or a lot. The end goal is to have your shoulders right at the top of the OTSR once the seats lock. This puts your head in the safest position.

4) Enjoy classic B&M goodness that doesn't quite exist the same way anymore.

 

I know, I know. You shouldn't have to ride a certain coaster super defensively to enjoy it. I'm not even saying they're "great" rides. But to avoid nut-smashing and severe headbanging, this helps...

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Can confirm those tips work great on Scorcher. I've ridden it many many times and actually enjoy it quite a lot, assuming I get a proper "squat" before the mechanism locks and I'm situated near the centerline.

 

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I find there is a very particular technique to actually enjoy B&M Stand-Ups. I've ridden all of them except Scorcher (which I will actually be riding this weekend), so here is what I found:

 

1) Sit in one of the two middle seats. I have found the outer seats to be more "off-heartline" and rougher.

2) Sit in the front row if possible, but inner seats is more important IMO.

3) Bend your knees and squat slightly before the seats lock. Depending on how tall you are, you may have to bend a little or a lot. The end goal is to have your shoulders right at the top of the OTSR once the seats lock. This puts your head in the safest position.

4) Enjoy classic B&M goodness that doesn't quite exist the same way anymore.

 

I know, I know. You shouldn't have to ride a certain coaster super defensively to enjoy it. I'm not even saying they're "great" rides. But to avoid nut-smashing and severe headbanging, this helps...

 

Step 3 is the key step for me. If you do this and get your head above the restraints, you get a forceful and headbanging free ride.

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Yeah I was stoked to ride Scorcher after all the positive hype and man they all just suck. Nice paint job but its still a turd.

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But I have one big question: why does Georgia Scorcher exist, and is it possible to ride it without feeling like you just squatted 400 pounds while straddling a fence pole?

 

Depends on the rider.

My son and I (~5'10") have no issues with it. My daughter (~5'4") can't get comfortable.

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Just got off scream machine. As a warning to everyone, after the second turnaround is a nasty pothole at the bottom of the first drop, heads up! Also the last couple of times I've been here the sky buckets haven't been running, hopefully that's not a sign of things to come.

 

Sky buckets were running on Friday afternoon. My 3 year old great nephew and I went for a while. He's big enough for the Log Flume and Sky Buckets which he loves (made me think of coasterbill.)

 

First time on Monster Mansion for him. He squished up next to me in the dark part and told me he was scared, then insisted that we ride it three more times

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It has definitely been a minute, but I hope to be visiting the park again (3rd trip this season) in a couple of weeks. Given the recent commentary online about SFMM's Green Lantern getting some sort of refurbishment but not reopening at SFMM, I wonder if we might be the location for a transplant where Splashwater Falls was. Any thoughts from people who have ridden it? I've yet to get out to the west coast.

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It appears that Acrophobia is having more extended down time. Its been closed all day for my last 3 visits. With the storms we had a couple weeks ago, I think it may have been struck by lightning.

 

They have also added covering/shade to Pandemonium’s ‘uncovered’ section of the queue. I really wish people would listen to the ride op and NOT attempt to pull down on their shoulder harnesses. Not only does it slow down the loading process but I think it causes the ride computer to hickup as well. The last time I rode it someone pulled theirs down and moments later everyone had to unload and maintenance had to be called. They literally repeat ‘DO NOT PULL DOWN’ multiple times before each cycle and someone always does it. Smh

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What’s up with Twisted Cyclone? I’m here at the park today for the first time and it’s stuck on the lift hill. I’ll be back all day tomorrow. Anyone know what’s up? How long has it been closed?

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I did some perusing on Twitter and somebody said it closed yesterday (Saturday) while they were in line and has been closed since. I’m crossing my fingers, I was really looking forward to riding it.

 

On another note, Dare Devil Dive exceeded my expectations! That is probably the smoothest roller coaster I have ever ridden.

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Is DDD the only thing running down there now days? Acrophobia closed. TC closed. Superman closed.

 

I feel for the folks in that heat today. This weekend was pretty brutal in the SE. I really hope they get things sorted out. I'll be dropping by here and there next week while I'm in town.

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