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^^The reason (I think) that these rides were put in is a three step process:

 

1)Build hype over the ride.

2)Use that hype get a lot of people to want to ride.

3)While people are waiting for hours for the brand new ride all the rest of the rides have shortened lines for an extended period of time.

BONUS:The park employees could switch shifts from the capacity nightmare to the high capacity rides with shortened lines to take a break.

 

P.S. I don't mind having a gimmick at parks, it shortens the lines on the good rides for the rest of us!

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I was wondering if anyone had any insight for the Season Pass Holder preview coming up this Friday on the 27th. Does it start right away when the park opens? Or will it more than likely be later in the afternoon. Please advise!

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I was wondering if anyone had any insight for the Season Pass Holder preview coming up this Friday on the 27th. Does it start right away when the park opens? Or will it more than likely be later in the afternoon. Please advise!

 

Dare Devil Dive is expected to open with the park at 10:30 a.m. Season Passholders will be the only ones allowed to ride on Friday, May 27.

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Looks great ! I love looking at babes on a coaster Nice addition, it's been awhile for SFOG, got to hit it this year. Maybe I'll meet one of those babes!

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Looks great ! I love looking at babes on a coaster Nice addition, it's been awhile for SFOG, got to hit it this year. Maybe I'll meet one of those babes!

 

If you do - I'd recommend not calling them "babes" to their face .

 

D

 

Coaster looks even better in person. Wish it had been completed when I was there on Easter, but it looked great!

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Got a chance to ride during media day today. It's a fun ride, especially the first drop and the barrel roll. LOVE the lap bar only trains. Not sure this thing is going to be "big enough" capacity wise for the park though. I can see this getting huge lines just due to that. Overall though a good addition to the park

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Here is the front seat POV, along with some of our off-ride shots and rider cam:

 

 

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Just got back from a weekend at SFOG. The park was great -not too crowded, friendly employees everywhere, good efficiency on rides, etc.

 

Wanted to give everyone a heads up about Dare Devil Dive. In order to ride everyone must reserve a time. It is similar to the Ticket To Ride program Cedar Point did when Millennium Force opened... starting at park open they give everyone an one hour time frame to return between (they stamp your arm). When you return you are allowed in the queue - this was the only way to to ride during the day. It actually worked out quite well. We got our stamp around noon for 4-5pm and walked by shortly after 4pm to see a 60min wait, decided to grab some food and came back around 4:45 and only had to wait 30 mins... not too bad for a holiday weekend/second day of operation for a new ride!

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Just got back from a weekend at SFOG. The park was great -not too crowded, friendly employees everywhere, good efficiency on rides, etc.

 

Wanted to give everyone a heads up about Dare Devil Dive. In order to ride everyone must reserve a time. It is similar to the Ticket To Ride program Cedar Point did when Millennium Force opened... starting at park open they give everyone an one hour time frame to return between (they stamp your arm). When you return you are allowed in the queue - this was the only way to to ride during the day. It actually worked out quite well. We got our stamp around noon for 4-5pm and walked by shortly after 4pm to see a 60min wait, decided to grab some food and came back around 4:45 and only had to wait 30 mins... not too bad for a holiday weekend/second day of operation for a new ride!

 

So this means if you get there too late in the day and they run out of tickets, you can't ride? It's nice that the system reduces lines, but it would be a bummer if you didn't know this system was going on and there was no way to ride because of it.

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I live about ten minutes away from SFOG and have a season pass, so I go there like twice a week. Expect a lot of SFOG updates from me!

 

I rode this ride 3 times today and I have to say the combination of smoothness, comfortable restraints, and exciting inversions with great airtime make this one of the best rides in the park. It's capacity could spell doom for it though.

 

- Bizarro Hawg

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I rode Dare Devil Dive twice and I don't think the capacity is a problem, granted there are only four cars on the ride. The line moved pretty well even though the queue was only three switchbacks before the ramp to the station and the crew was good with dispatches.

 

Being my first Gerstlauer Euro-fighter, I was pretty impressed with it. Very smooth and ultra-quiet. Laughed all the way through the ride.

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I definitely enjoyed Dare Devil Dive when I visited last week. To sum it up, it's really just a fun smooth ride. But really the best part right now is that there's shorter lines for Goliath, Mind Bender, Batman, and Scorcher . ...Which are still the best 4 coasters in the park.

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/worlds-first-water-park-virtual-queue-system-debuts-at-six-flags-white-water-125003399.html

 

Six Flags Atlanta Properties and Lo-Q plc have once again teamed up to introduce the newest technology in virtual queuing designed to shorten wait times for guests at the Southeast's largest water park, Six Flags White Water.

 

The virtual queuing system, aptly dubbed The FLASH Pass after the popular system used at Six Flags theme parks, utilizes a revolutionary new RFID wristband that is lightweight and waterproof. Guests can use The FLASH Pass wristband to reserve a "virtual" place in line at the park's most popular slides. When the reservation time arrives, guests enter via a separate entrance, avoiding the need to stand in line.

 

"Six Flags Over Georgia debuted the world's first theme park virtual queuing system ten years ago," said Melinda Ashcraft, Six Flags Atlanta Properties Park President. "It is certainly fitting that Six Flags White Water would be the world's first water park to feature this exciting new technology."

 

Six Flags White Water is open daily through August 14 while weekends-only operations continue through September 5, 2011.

 

For more information about Six Flags White Water, visit www.sixflags.com/whitewater.

 

For more information about Lo-Q Incorporated, visit www.lo-q.com.

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Argh, I was at Six Flags Over Georgia the day before it debuted. I shall make a trip back there soon, if I can.

 

This does look like a very interesting system. Less time in line, more time in the wave pool and lazy river! (Or other slides.)

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I went to Six Flags Over Georgia yesterday. After a slow start (I couldn't find the glasses strings anywhere), the day turned around. I ended going on 20 rides and got two new credits!!.

Goliath 2

Dare Devil Dive 2 (new!)

Georgia Scorcher 1

Mindbender 2

Batman: The Ride 1

Dahlonega Mine Train 1

The Great American Scream Machine 1

Superman: Ultimate Flight 1

Georgia Cyclone 1

Ninja 6 (new!)

I can see what you mean by Ninja being the roughest steel coaster. (Only in the second row of a car.) The new train really did help, though.

The lines were awful in the morning but they died down near the late afternoon. Batman's line is terrible. Six Flags needs to learn how to cover their lines like Busch Gardens does.

All and all, it was a good day.

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Six Flags over Georgia has sent us a press release regarding their National Looney Tunes Day festivities.

 

Cartoon Network presents National Looney Tunes Day on July 9th at Six Flags Over Georgia. Look out for your favorite Looney Tunes characters as they celebrate the day in the park. There will also be giveaways, exclusive sneak peeks at Cartoon Networks’ The Looney Tunes Show and the Ultimate Grand Prize: the “Family of the Day” Prize Pack!

 

Promoting the release of The Looney Tunes Show, an all-new, modern half-hour comedy series starring Bugs Bunny and his best friend, Daffy Duck, your favorite Looney Tunes characters take over Six Flags Over Georgia this Saturday on National Looney Tunes Day. This family-friendly event offers a day’s worth of thrills and promises to be fun for guests of all ages. Not only are the loveable characters from the timeless cartoon series heavily interacting with guests, but National Looney Tunes Day also features giveaways of special Looney Tunes branded flair and exclusive sneak peeks at the new cartoon across the Six Flags TV network.

 

One lucky family will be awarded the honor of being the park’s “Family of the Day” winning the ultimate Six Flags prize package: four (4) The FLASH Passes, four (4) Six Flags Sports Bottles with free refills, a family meal deal, $100 in Bugs Bunny Bucks and a souvenir photo of the family with Looney Tunes characters.

 

Also, Cartoon Network brings an interactive game show experience to Six Flags Over Georgia with the Besties Game Show, sponsored by Xfinity. In this live re-enactment, families compete to see how well they know each other to win Six Flags prizes.

 

Access to National Looney Tunes Day is free with park admission. The Looney Tunes Show airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on Cartoon Network.

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