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Typically, no they open in very early March usually. All you really need to do to get info like that is go back to any past February in this thread and see if people are posting about opening day and when that is (read: was) happening.

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9 hours ago, tndank said:

Dead.  You probably wont see any lines over 10 or 20 min, if that.

 

 

Today everthing was pretty much a walk-on.  It got a little busier after it got dark (5-10 minute waits on a few rides), but yeah it's dead this week.

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Aparently, Six Flags over Georgia has an odd new camera policy. However, that's not the main reason as to why I'm sharing this video.  Later in the video it appears as though the ride ops are not exactly the best at what they do. They apparently endangered guests at least twice throughout the day the YouTuber was visiting SFOG. Is this a consistent problem or an isolated incident?

Mod Edit: Sorry, we don’t allow videos from this channel on our site. Thanks.

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Sounds to me like the problem is the douchebag doing the filming, but maybe that's just me.  Homeboy sounded like he had a point to make after being "treated so unfairly, woe is me" over the camera issue.  By the way, it has been Six Flags Corporate Policy since I started working for them in 1998 that professional-grade cameras were not allowed to be used anywhere on park property without permission.  If someone violates that, and then gives the security staff a hard time about it (which, by his attitude in the video, I'm 99.9% sure happened), that's when they call the police.  This "videographer" should be happy that they let them continue their day at the park instead of having them arrested for trespassing, which is what its called when a property owner no longer wants you there. The fact that the idiot, low level, barely-over-minimum wage, seasonal security guard at the main gate let them in with it does not negate their policy.

Finally, bringing "loose articles" in your pockets on a ride wherein the seats basically encompasses all around your hips is not "endangering guests."  Jesus you're so melodramatic about it, I almost think that you might be the videographer, in which case you're in violation of TPR's rules about promotion of competing YouTube channels.

Edit:  Oh, the ride ops missed unsecured legs?  Yeah, that might be something.

Edit 2:  Watched through the whole video this time.  Its hard to tell with the masks, but the dude with his leg out sure looks a whole lot like the friend of the videographer, who would certainly have an ax to grind after the camera issue "treatment."  I'm calling that the kid intentionally slipped his leg out after it was secured to make the park look bad.   I've never been to SFOG, but at the installation at SFGAdv, the ride ops need to manually secure each seats ankle restraints, and there's no way doing that they would've missed a leg being in it.  Sure, bad on the ride ops for not catching it, but shame on the kid too.

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Them sending out the train with one of those guy's legs not secured is certainly not a good look by any means. I'm not sure how dangerous that could possibly be but it's also very ironic/what are the odds that happened and they got that on video after having issues with everything else during the same day. Like hitting a mini lotto lol

Also how does someone who is a roller coaster youtuber not wear something with a zipper pocket anywhere to hold some of their stuff? lol

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15 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

Them sending out the train with one of those guy's legs not secured is certainly not a good look by any means. I'm not sure how dangerous that could possibly be but it's also very ironic/what are the odds that happened and they got that on video after having issues with everything else during the same day. Like hitting a mini lotto lol

I'd say the odds are pretty good if they manufactured the situation.

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Yeah, the unsecured leg is definitely an issue from the park's standpoint, but this also seems like the video poster is exploiting the situation for benefit of his channel.  For whatever reason, negatively connotated videos tend to do really well on YouTube.  Currently that video has 47k views after just one day, while the majority of the other videos he's posted in the past few months don't even have half that total.

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SFoG has some of the worst employees and ride ops in the country.  This doesn't surprise me.  The park in general seems to phone it in now days.  The president of the park doesn't care about improving or doing anything new.

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9 hours ago, Mike240SX said:

Sounds to me like the problem is the douchebag doing the filming, but maybe that's just me.  Homeboy sounded like he had a point to make after being "treated so unfairly, woe is me" over the camera issue.  By the way, it has been Six Flags Corporate Policy since I started working for them in 1998 that professional-grade cameras were not allowed to be used anywhere on park property without permission.  If someone violates that, and then gives the security staff a hard time about it (which, by his attitude in the video, I'm 99.9% sure happened), that's when they call the police.  This "videographer" should be happy that they let them continue their day at the park instead of having them arrested for trespassing, which is what its called when a property owner no longer wants you there. The fact that the idiot, low level, barely-over-minimum wage, seasonal security guard at the main gate let them in with it does not negate their policy.

Finally, bringing "loose articles" in your pockets on a ride wherein the seats basically encompasses all around your hips is not "endangering guests."  Jesus you're so melodramatic about it, I almost think that you might be the videographer, in which case you're in violation of TPR's rules about promotion of competing YouTube channels.

Edit:  Oh, the ride ops missed unsecured legs?  Yeah, that might be something.

Edit 2:  Watched through the whole video this time.  Its hard to tell with the masks, but the dude with his leg out sure looks a whole lot like the friend of the videographer, who would certainly have an ax to grind after the camera issue "treatment."  I'm calling that the kid intentionally slipped his leg out after it was secured to make the park look bad.   I've never been to SFOG, but at the installation at SFGAdv, the ride ops need to manually secure each seats ankle restraints, and there's no way doing that they would've missed a leg being in it.  Sure, bad on the ride ops for not catching it, but shame on the kid too.

The thing is this isn't the first time the leg thing happened, there is a photo out there were a dude didn't have his legs secured in the restraint and the ride ops still dispatched the train onto the lift.

Great Adventure employees are trained to kick the leg flaps, I also know Great Adventure was strict with cameras and he complained at that time, he also complained majorly (At that time) of the El Toro Locker Policy. I remember when his friend group went to Japan it was constant complaining about how the parks assigned seating and how Japanese parks did there own thing unlike the US. The one that made me stop watching him is on Phoenix he was really upset when the park was doing assigned seating and got a middle row and decided to fight to get back row (This was during the pandemic).  He also got cancelled for other stuff, I hate how people like this guy is an influence in the coaster community, there are only a couple coaster youtubers that I have respect for. (Theme Park Crazy,El Toro Ryan)

(Sorry for any spelling errors)

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^ It's pretty gross that he's left the video up as is after they responded how they did. But he's getting clicks, so... 🙄

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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 supposed to neel down a bit and check the entire train for legs being out of the restraints. In my tenure I had personally seen it happen maybe three times, and only once did they make it around the track. It's actually easier to miss a foot out than you think when checking restraints all day or quickly. Lucky for SeaWorld nobody ever checks restraints quickly. wink_b.gif.6b5f7a3935af02e9b3032c21d427b98e.gif

As a rider, I've had my restraint close on me with my foot out but of course they caught it while checking restraints, without need to mention it to them.

All that being said, if I remember correctly (I'm getting old) there are also light curtains in the station, that, if anything hangs down a certain length below the train (such as a leg), it will trip the curtain and stop the train. Occasionally when someone had REALLY long hair, or a weird long flowing dress that hangs out of the restraints, it would cause the ride to stop in the station. We would actually tell the guest to pull up their dress so we can get it moving again.

I don't know where I was going with this other than it being an interesting tidbit about B&M flyers.

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I doubt iy

5 hours ago, CoasterGuy06 said:

Yeah I would bet if that new Fire & Ice festival at SFOT does well they will do something similar here in the next year or two. 

I doubt it. SFoG doesn't care to do anything new or different. The president just doesn't care. 

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I went to SFOG two Sundays before Christmas and every coaster was running (besides Mindbender of course) with walk ons to five minute waits all day. The only rides that were closed were Acrophopia, Pandemonium, the sky ride, and the water rides. I got on 27 rides (w/o Flash Pass) including Twisted Cyclone four times and Dare Devil Dive and Goliath three times each with day and night rides on most of the coasters. I got 10 new credits and had a great day there, probably one of the best Six Flags Days I've ever had. It was much better than Carowinds the day before where for Taste of the Season they had three coasters open and I waited 30 min for Afterburn (line got longer later on) and 90+ min for Copperhead Strike, and skipped out on Ricochet because it was posting a 90 min wait!

 

 

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6 hours ago, tndank said:

I doubt iy

I doubt it. SFoG doesn't care to do anything new or different. The president just doesn't care. 

Do you really think decisions like that are made at the park level with a company like Six Flags?

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6 hours ago, CoasterGuy06 said:

Do you really think decisions like that are made at the park level with a company like Six Flags?

I would imagine he has pull but I'm not 100% sure what all he does.  Seems when SFoT got a new President this year he started improving things.  They have different events.  Same for SFFT.  Other Six Flags parks seem to try much harder.

SFoG continually has the worst employee attitudes across the board and the park isn't run very well.  I think new blood would help it.  The place is deserted in December because people in Atlanta don't even know it's open.  And if they did, why go?  It's nothing new. Same lights every year and the same crappy chicken tenders and fries they always have.

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 2:58 PM, 805Andrew said:

I went to SFOG two Sundays before Christmas and every coaster was running (besides Mindbender of course) with walk ons to five minute waits all day. The only rides that were closed were Acrophopia, Pandemonium, the sky ride, and the water rides. I got on 27 rides (w/o Flash Pass) including Twisted Cyclone four times and Dare Devil Dive and Goliath three times each with day and night rides on most of the coasters. I got 10 new credits and had a great day there, probably one of the best Six Flags Days I've ever had. It was much better than Carowinds the day before where for Taste of the Season they had three coasters open and I waited 30 min for Afterburn (line got longer later on) and 90+ min for Copperhead Strike, and skipped out on Ricochet because it was posting a 90 min wait!

 

 

Did they open Blue Hawk and that atrocious wood coaster for Christmas? That's new for this year, isn't it?

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