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If you are looking to just ride mostly coasters then I would get to the park before they open and be at the front gates when they open. Start with Dare Devil Dive. After that, head to the back of the park riding Superman, then Scream Machine and Ninja(if you don't care about credits then skip Ninja.) Then I would head back to the front riding Canyon Blaster, Mine Train, Cyclone, Scorcher,Goliath, Mindbender and Batman. If you follow this path then the only ride that might have a really long line is Batman.

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I have been to SFOG 7 times in the last 3 months. The last time being this past Saturday.

 

I would wait and feel out how busy they are before purchasing the Fast Pass. We have purchased it a couple of times this season and regretted it because the lines were not very long at all. This past Saturday they weren't that busy at all, but the Saturday before that they were packed. If they are busy, and you have the money, I would suggest buying the Platinum Flash Pass. The Saturday before last we still had 2 hour wait times on the bigger coaster with the regular Flash Pass.

 

I would recommend going straight to the Superman if you aren't buying a Flash Pass. The past few times I have been the longest line was at the Superman by far. However, the next longest line has been the Dare Devil Dive followed by Goliath. Both of the last two rides are located near other. If you do plan on doing this, I'd check out the park map online before going because the Superman is on the other side of the park, so you will want to be sure to know where you are going when you make you run for it.

 

The shortest lines every time have been at the Ninja, Scream Machine and Acrophobia. Acrophobia moves really fast no matter how long the line is, because each ride holds 30 people, and it's like a 45 second ride.

 

If you plan on stopping by the Monster Mansion expect a long line until about 7:30. It's a favorite for non thrill seekers and stays long the entire day!

 

Expect to get wet on Thunder River and Splash Waterfalls. It's pretty inevitable.

 

My recommended seats for the rides, include:

 

Superman: FRONT ROW ALL THE WAY! I will never ride anywhere but the front row again. If you are anywhere else you are staring the botto of somebody else's feet, and you get more of the flying feeling in the front row.

Goliath: BACK ROW! You get more airtime. I'd also suggest putting your feet up and well as your hands when you are going down.

Cyclone: ANYWHERE BUT THE BACK! This past Saturday when I was there we tried the back seat, and I will never again! The ride needs a little more retracking, and it pretty shaky right now.

Scream Machine: I'd suggest the front seat or any seat that does not have a wheel underneath it. It can pretty shaky in the very back and the back of any of the seperate cars.

Ninja: The second to last row or the very last row seem to be the least jarring.

Batman: FRONT ROW!

Mindbender: Front or Back row. I personally prefer the back row.

 

The Scorcher has really long load and unload time. I'm not sure why, but it has always taken longer than any other ride at the park. It's a great ride and worth the wait, but just expect to wait a little longer.

 

Just general information. The Sky Buckets load near the Acrophobia on one side and near Thunder River and Splash Waterfalls on the other side. The side with Thunder River is fairly close the Ninja, Scream Machine and Superman as well, if you go to the left when you are exiting the loading/unloading station.

 

Most of the food and drink places open around 11 and close around 8. This includes places that give free refills, so if you plan on grabbing one last refill for the road you might want to hit up a place about 7:50.

 

I don't have any food suggestions. I usually just grab chicken fingers from one of the many places that sell chicken fingers. We did each BBQ one time from Daddy'Os, but it wasn't really much to talk about. There is a Chinese and Mexican restaurant inside the park, but to be honest most of the time we bring our own lunch and go out the car and eat it. Also, there is a Wendy's right by the park that you could leave to eat at, and then return back into the park.

 

Acrophobia and Goliath are my two favorite rides in the park, by far. It's a fun park with a good bit today, but it can and will get hot pretty fast.

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I am going to take a stab at where they will put the Sky Screamer. My best bet would be somewhere in the DDD/Goliath area, but that is pretty close the Crime Wave. If they put it closer to the Scream Machine area that would be their best bet at having the height over 200 feet I would think, if the height limit because of the airport is true. They could expand into the back parking lot, but again that's really close the Crime Wave. I wouldn't think they would put it too close to the Crime Wave because it will make that ride seem less appealing.

 

They could take the go-karts out and put it there. That sounds like a great idea!

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Speaking of wanting new slides for White Water...

 

http://content.sixflags.com/newfor2013/overgeorgia/typhoon-twister/

 

In 2013, prepare to brave the storm on the all-new Typhoon Twister at Six Flags White Water.

Typhoon Twister will make landfall at Six Flags White Water in summer 2013. The massive new water park attraction — the very first of its kind in the state — will take you by storm, sending you and 3 other bold adventurists (on a four-person tube) barreling down an enclosed five-story drop before shooting you out into a gigantic 67-foot wide bowl where you’ll be hurled around and around in pure mayhem, before finally dropping out through a corkscrew chute into a splash pool below.

“We are beyond excited to debut Typhoon Twister next year”, said Melinda Ashcraft, park president, Six Flags Atlanta Properties. “The 2013 season will be another exciting year at the park as we continue to provide innovative water rides and slides for our guests.”

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Great addition, I love star flyers and this one should fit in nicely at SFOG. Any mention of what section of the park it is going into?

 

For what it's worth I feel like the star flyer is a ride that every park in America should have, a modern day tilt-a-whirl or ferris wheel if you will.

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Great addition, I love star flyers and this one should fit in nicely at SFOG. Any mention of what section of the park it is going into?

 

For what it's worth I feel like the star flyer is a ride that every park in America should have, a modern day tilt-a-whirl or ferris wheel if you will.

 

From all of the press releases and fact sheets I see nothing about where it is going in the park. Hopefully Brad can let us know!

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SkyScreamer!

Soar to Extreme New Heights on SkyScreamer!

 

In 2013, prepare to soar to extreme new heights on the all-new SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Georgia.

 

SkyScreamer only looks sweet and innocent, but towering 24-stories above the ground, this extreme swing ride is anything but that. First, SkyScreamer will be the tallest attraction in the park’s 45-year history, and exactly four-stories taller than the park’s gut-wrenching mega coaster Goliath!

 

Once you are strapped into your open-air seat, prepare for takeoff. SkyScreamer will start to slowly swing you around and around and around as it takes you all the way up to the very top of the tower. Before you know it you’ll be going faster and faster, soaring in a 98-foot-wide circle with the wind blowing in your face at 40 miles per hour with your feet dangling in sheer terror 24-stories above Six Flags Over Georgia.

 

Word of advice: Don’t look down. It will make you weak in the knees when you realize those aren’t ants wandering about on the ground below. If you’re brave enough to open your eyes, by day you’ll have a breathtaking aerial view of the park down below and an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding areas. By night it will be a totally different experience when SkyScreamer lights up the night as its lighted arms whirl high above the park.

 

“We are beyond excited to debut this thrilling attraction at our park next year,” said Melinda Ashcraft, park president, Six Flags Atlanta Properties. “SkyScreamer will take thrills to new heights at Six Flags Over Georgia. The 2013 season will be another exciting year for the park as we continue to provide innovative rides, shows and attractions for our guests.”

 

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Brave the storm on the new Typhoon Twister at Six Flags White Water.

 

In 2013, prepare to brave the storm on the all-new Typhoon Twister at Six Flags White Water.

 

Typhoon Twister will make landfall at Six Flags White Water in summer 2013. The massive new water park attraction — the very first of its kind in the state — will take you by storm, sending you and 3 other bold adventurists (on a four-person tube) barreling down an enclosed five-story drop before shooting you out into a gigantic 67-foot wide bowl where you’ll be hurled around and around in pure mayhem, before finally dropping out through a corkscrew chute into a splash pool below.

 

“We are beyond excited to debut Typhoon Twister next year”, said Melinda Ashcraft, park president, Six Flags Atlanta Properties. “The 2013 season will be another exciting year at the park as we continue to provide innovative water rides and slides for our guests.”

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Great addition, I love star flyers and this one should fit in nicely at SFOG. Any mention of what section of the park it is going into?

 

For what it's worth I feel like the star flyer is a ride that every park in America should have, a modern day tilt-a-whirl or ferris wheel if you will.

 

From all of the press releases and fact sheets I see nothing about where it is going in the park. Hopefully Brad can let us know!

 

We haven't announced where in the park it will be (more to come later this season)... but I bet a few people on here can figure out the general area. I can say that the top of the ride will be within 2-feet of Goliath's lift height when you take into consideration the elevation change in the park.

 

Typhoon Twister will be located near the Activity Pool at SFWW (adjacent to First Aid / Season Pass Processing).

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I'm also excited for this ride! I think it will be a great family-friendly addition. I rode the Star Flyer at Holiday Park and it was really fun. The 40mph breeze will be a nice way to cool off during the hot Georgia summers.

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I actually wanted a Sky Screamer, so I'm happy now. I've seen videos of these rides, and I've always wanted to experience one, so now I finally can! I mean, what's the closest one to here?

 

Also, anyone think its funny how they gave the latest Sky Screamers to the first two Six Fags parks?

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Quick question about the height restriction with the airport near by...is it 200ft from the highest point? Im confused because the ride stats says its basically 240 ft tall.

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I'm sure Brad can expand on it, but when Goliath opened I remember reading an article where Melinda said they *could* have gone higher than 200 feet, but there is a lot of red tape involved with it so they chose to go with the "sure approval" with a 200ft lift. Goliath is towards the highest point in the park, and it sounds like Sky Screamer will be at one of the lower points so their height difference is only about 2 feet instead of the actual 40 foot difference if they would have been built side by side on level ground.

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^Not much else to add - while I don't know all of the official FAA regulations, we do have to seek approval when we install anything that is, essentially, over the tree line.

 

We even have to get approval or notify the FAA when we have fireworks shows (and even when we did a balloon release at the Dare Devil Dive media event).

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I think this will be a good addition for SFOG, and now I have all year to get the nerve up to get on it next year. The Star Flyers terrify me even more than the Windseekers.

 

I'm still hoping that an X-Flight and the full retracking of Cyclone with Topper Track figure somewhere into that 5 year plan!

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