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^Well, until that happens, time to enjoy the true beauty of the coasters!

Don't get me wrong, I don't particularly think blue and pink stride gum decals on a green and black train look good.. but to me, the real beauty of the trains is in its shape, which the decals don't really alter

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^If only it happened after Memorial Day. Stupid EOCT's

 

Seeing the other Six Flags threads has made me realized something: SFOG treats their coasters well. I was looking at the SFMM thread, and I realized that they really have ruined a couple of their coasters.

 

We don't have OTSR's on Mind Bender, a smooth Arrow train on Ninja, and we put Topper track on Georgia Cyclone. We also have a coaster collection that any person can enjoy, as well as being the only Six Flags park with an Eurofighter. We haven't rethemed any rides except Mind Bender, but that happened a long time ago. All the coasters that the park had that left were moved to other parks and are operating now. (I understand Flashback is gone, and Greezed Lightnin is reopening in 2013, hopefully.)

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Six Flags Over Georgia has sent us a press release regarding their upcoming season at Six Flags White Water.

 

Six Flags White Water will kick off the summer season as it opens its gates for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 19. In the hours leading up to opening, the park will host the U.S. Army Reserve for a water-rescue training mission in the Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool.

 

“We are excited to open our gates here at Six Flags White Water”, said Melinda Ashcraft, park president. “The summer season has arrived, and what better way to beat the heat than to bring the entire family to splash around at the park.”

 

The 982nd Combat Camera Company of the United States Army Reserve will utilize the park’s huge wave pool, aptly named the Atlanta Ocean, as its location to conduct Combat Water Survival Training to help the combat parachutists survivability during water landings. Soldiers will be submerged in full gear to simulate combat-like situations as close as possible. The training will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the park on May 19.

 

Six Flags White Water will introduce Dive-In Movies in 2012, a summertime event for families to relax at the Atlanta Ocean wave pool and catch the latest flicks on a giant screen. Dive-In Movies will take place each Thursday evening from June 7 through July 26.

 

The park’s operating hours during opening weekend will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The park is open daily from May 26 through August 12.

 

Six Flags White Water has season passes on sale at 2 for $99. A season pass provides unlimited admission for the entire 2012 season, free tickets for friends and a coupon book with discounts on food, souvenirs and merchandise.

 

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

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Sixty-five people were injured when six school buses crashed on the way to Six Flags over Georgia today.

 

(CNN) -- Six school buses bound for a metro Atlanta amusement park were involved in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday, sending 65 people to the hospital, including a seriously injured driver, Georgia authorities said.

The incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. on westbound Interstate 20 in Newton County, about 45 miles east of Atlanta.

Burke County buses bound for Six Flags Over Georgia began slowing for a lane closure about one half mile ahead.

"As the buses slowed, one bus struck the rear of another setting off a chain-reaction crash. (A) passenger car was the last vehicle in the line and struck the rear of the sixth bus," said Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol.

One of the Burke County bus drivers was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Most of the 65 taken to area hospitals were examined, released and returned to Burke County, south of Augusta, said Wright. Six Flags is west of Atlanta.

The crash was under investigation.

 

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^That's the day I'm going to SFOG. Guess I won't be able to ride GASM.

 

Oh well, at least it's a good cause.

 

It's possible the ride will still be open to the public. They could alternate a coasterthon train with a general public train - but the wait would be twice as long. Hopefully I'll be there riding in the coasterthon, as long as I'm one of the top 24 fundraisers.

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^That's the day I'm going to SFOG. Guess I won't be able to ride GASM.

 

Oh well, at least it's a good cause.

 

It's possible the ride will still be open to the public. They could alternate a coasterthon train with a general public train - but the wait would be twice as long. Hopefully I'll be there riding in the coasterthon, as long as I'm one of the top 24 fundraisers.

 

You are correct- we will have 1 train for park guests and 1 train for the coasterthon participants.

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So, is there a good chance I'll need to buy a Flash Pass this Friday? I believe Georgia schools got out this past week, and so far the weather is saying sunny and 86 degrees in Austell. The park is only open until 7, which I would assume would be enough time to get everything in even if all the lines were 45 minutes, but I guess put a Flash Pass on reserve just in case, or if nothing else for re-rides? I'd just be getting a regular Flash Pass, as I need to save as much money up as I can for my big July trip.

 

I plan to hit Dare Devil Dive and Superman right after opening, as I'm pretty sure those are the two coasters that will have the longest lines later on.

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For the record, we got out two weeks ago. I would say that you might want to put the Flash Pass on reserve. DDD actually has a fast line, so Superman might be the go to ride first. Operations at the park aren't nearly as bad as say, Magic Mountain.

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Up until last year it had been 10 years since i have been to Six Flags over Georgia. I must say I'm impressed with how the park has progressed over the years. Also how clean it is and how committed to improvement they have become. I say this with knowledge since i used to work there. That is the reason I have purchased season passes for my family this year. I was very impressed with skull island. Yesterday was my first time in skull island and we as a family had a blast. That was a great element for them to add. It was pretty cool getting on a water slide with the Scream Machine in the background.

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I've just been reading through old trip reports, and a lot of them keep saying to beware of GASM. That it's really painful. None of them say why... Does it jackhammer, is it extreme airtime that busts your legs against the bars, is it just the sudden brakes at the end?

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I've heard it's really smoother than Georgia Cyclone this year, and take that as a hint. It's not a bad ride, but I'll see next Tuesday if it really is rough or not.

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On GASM make sure you sit on a non wheel seat (middle row in each car) and you will do fine. I find the the exact center of train does give you a pleasent ride. As for Cyclone and Ninja make sure you ride in the front seat of the very last car. Anywhere else is death. I actually do like Cyclone, but just expect for some violent, jarring airtime on it.

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The last time I rode GASM, I rode in the first car, third row. It backslapped and buttslapped me the entire ride. Hated it. I guess I can trust the center of each car for a better ride. I'll remember that the next time I ride it.

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Yea, that seems to be the "rule of thumb" with these six seater cars. I rode Judge Roy Scream today in the middle row of the last train and was fine. Yet, the people in front and back of me were moaning about their backs after the ride.

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