Info for SFOG

Sunday, July 27, 2003 10:49 AM
Hi all,

I'm glad I found this board. I'm going to be visiting my first SF theme park on august 14th, in georgia. Having read some reviews on the internet, I'm very worried about crazy crowds and 2 hour lines. I have a couple questions.

How bad are the crowds in August usually? I chose the 14th because thats a thursday; will going on a weekday make a difference?

What about the Q-Bot system; how effective is it? do you suggest that I get it?

Thanks for any info you can provide. I appreciate it.

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 10:56 AM
Welcome to CBuzz! I hope you enjoy it here, but fair warning- make use of the search feature. See here. Many of your questions can be answered using that and also by browsing the trip reports thread. Have a nice day!

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Whenever you can ride a roller coaster and experience 15 spots of intense airtime, you know you're on a good coaster. (see: Phoenix)

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 2:57 PM
Actually, when you visit on the 14th, I am willing to bet that the park will be completely dead. Most schools in the Atlanta metro area go back on the 11th of August, so the majority of visitors will be from out of town or the older people in the area.

I think there's probably a guarantee that the park wont be crowded at all. Have fun!

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 3:43 PM
A couple of helpful websites:

The Georgia DOT's public site is www.georgia-navigator.com. It will give you the latest information on construction and accidents along the interstates and major highways throughout the states (particularly helpful if you're driving to SFOG from out-of-state.

Go to SFOGnet at www.mind-bender.org/sfog/ They have a lot of general park information, and the forums (as far as I can tell, I'm not a member) have some pretty knowledgeable members.

If schools are out by then, the park should be pretty empty, like others say. I would get a Q-Bot after checking out the park a little bit. The decision to get one really boils down to how long you're willing to wait. I don't mind waits of 0-45 minutes, and that's probably what you'll encounter (except possibly for SUF and Deja Vu). If you get there and the park is packed out for some reason, you'll probably want to get one.

I've neverused the system and find it sort of a rip-off... but it's good for crowded days like weekends (but I don't go then amyway).

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 4:38 PM
Thanks for the great responses. I had no idea that school would get back so early in Atlanta. That's great news!! Looks like it's not going to be so bad after-all. I'll follow the advice and get a feel of the crowds before I decide to get a Q-Bot. Hopefully I wont need it. Thanks again for the replies, I appreciate it.
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Sunday, July 27, 2003 5:18 PM
Going on a weekday will Definately make a difference. The park will be nearly empty and the longest lines will be Superman and DejaVu. Expect re-rides on everything.

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Ramming your face into the bottom of a swimming pool is not very fun.

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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:00 AM
Don't forgett PLAYRIDE, The Unofficial Guide to SFOG. It has Alott of Info. on Rides, Crowds, and Hotels.

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"The Mountain Slidewinder. Voted The #1 Non-Rollercoaster Ride in America Amusement Business Magazine, 1991"

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Monday, July 28, 2003 10:38 AM
If you are gonna spend some quality time with the Vu, be aware that it is the last ride maintenance works on. Typically, it will begin testing around 11:00 - 12:00

Beg or bribe the ride ops to let you sit in 8B

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