Best way to do SFOG.

Friday, August 16, 2002 2:02 AM
Well against my better judgment and probably the advice of everyone here, my wife and I and our friend are going to Six Flags Over Georgia this Saturday (Aug. 17). Trust me, unfortunately it is the only day we can do it. Now I know it's going to be packed but what I need to know from everyone is advice on how to do the park with and without the Q-Bot. The plan is to hit all of the coasters at least once plus Acrophobia. Is it possible to do this on a Saturday without the Q-Bot? Also, does anyone know of any ticket discounts or coupons out there for the park? Thanks.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 4:18 AM

Can it be done? Maybe, but highly risky. There's too many good coasters at SFoG to hit to take that chance in my opinion.

I would run a search for my trip report to find out a little about each coaster if you're interested.

WITHOUT Q-BOT :

If you were going to try to do it without, head immediately for Deja Vu regardless of what kind of wait they tell you it'll be. It will NOT get any smaller through the course of the day and the ride may break down. Get it early, period.

Then it's gets different than I'd normally do it. Your best bet now would be to head back up the hill towards the entrance and back down into Gotham City and pick up Mindbender first, then Batman. Normally I'd tell you to head to the back of the park, but the one train operation on 'Bender makes this an early coaster.

NOW head to the back of the park and pick up S:UF next, then go ahead and catch GASM and Ninja if you like. Take my recommendation and ride Ninja as close to the back as possible.

Then head back and do the mine train if you want. Next up is Acrophobia... (by this time, most of the crowd has made their way to Superman) and then pick up my baby, Georgia Cyclone. After that, you'll have to wait for Georgia Scorcher, but it's worth it.... But all highly doubtful on a Saturday.

WITH a Q-BOT is easier but it can still get tricky... Here's basically how it works. You scan a coaster, and it registers you for it.. usually an hour or so for the big ones. You CAN go ahead and scan other coasters, but it will NOT schedule you for that one until your time for the first one has arrived. There's in fact a GREAT deal of strategy involved in all this. Kinda fun because you have to plan what you want to do. If you do it right and catch a reasonably short line somewhere and don't have any coasters Que-ed up, you can scan it, wait in line, and then get off and then use your Q-BOT to go to the front of the line. Be careful however though, because if you want to dump a reservation, you have to walk BACK to the coaster you want to dump and scan it in there. Kinda sucks.. a delete key would make this thing almost perfect.

Anyway.. WITH Q-BOT :

Still.... first thing is Deva-Vu if you ask me. This is one of those perfect ones for wait in line (if you get there early enough) and have it scanned so you catch two rides. NOW, go to the back of the park and do the same thing to S:UF.. Try not to load your Q-BOT up with reservations. We never had more than 2 in there at once. Pick up GASM and Ninja still if you like. You won't need the Q-Bot for these. Go scan Batman and 'Bender, then go eat. You should be finishing up eating when it's time to ride. Go scan Scorcher and wait in line for Cyclone if it's not over 30 minutes (mid shed/building que wait). Get off and scan Cyclone and go ride Scorcher. Then go scan Acrophobia and ride Cyclone. Go wait for something like Monster Plantation and then go ride Acro. That's all the big stuff..

Hope that helps. Feel free to email me if you need any further help. Have fun!

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Why do we fear Mack trucks, but not Mack Wild Mouse coasters?

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Friday, August 16, 2002 4:56 AM

Thanks Homey G! This is exactly what I was looking for. What time do you recommend showing up to the park? I've heard that they open the park up early if the crowd outside gets too large. Does anyone else know any ways to get a discounted ticket right now? Thanks.

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Friday, August 16, 2002 5:59 AM

They generally WILL open the gates about 30 minutes early, so get there an hour early is my usual plan. If you don't want to pay the 10-12 bucks for parking, take a right on that side road (when you see Georgia Cyclone) instead of a left into the actual parking lot and drive up about a quarter of a mile (if that). There's an abandoned K-mart or something and you can park there for free. It's about a quarter of a mile walk, but it's worth it to me. :o)

Discounted tickets is something I dont' know about, bud. I have a season pass plus I don't live near Atlanta. It's my home park, but it's 2.5 hours away for me. Practically the whole city of Atlanta is sponsored by Coke, so you might try to take a coke can?? I dunno. If you can't get any kinda discount, you may as well get a season pass. That comes with a coupon book full of some good stuff.

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Why do we fear Mack trucks, but not Mack Wild Mouse coasters?

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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:04 AM
Can't say for sure, but you might want to try McDonald's or Wendy's for discount coupons. The McDonald's in the Pittsburgh area carry coupons for SFWoA.
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Friday, August 16, 2002 6:26 AM

well i've been to SFOG 4 times already this summer and referrinf to what Homey G. said, "DeJa Vu" go there first because the ride normally isn't working properly and is prone to break down. On your journey to Deja Vu stop by Georgia Cyclone, Acrophobia and the Mine Train Coaster which is to the right after entering the front gates. Afterwards head towards Superman Ultimate Flight and back track and pick up Scream Machine and then Ninja usually lines are quick, but popular. After picking up some filler rides in between head over to Batman and the Georgia Scorcher as the day winds down, generally quick moving lines.

PS: GET THERE EARLY! Because what will seem like your longest wait, is going through the metal detectors to get in and there is no organization to the process at all. Check Publix grocery stores for discount coupons... Forget what the discount is, but anything beats paying $39.99

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Friday, August 16, 2002 7:16 AM
Wow guys, this is all great info! I really appreciate it! I'll try and post a TR when I get back Sunday night and let you all know how it went. Thanks.
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