Is Six Flags Over Georgia really worth a visit?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:30 PM
We live about 5 hours north of Atlanta and wanted to know if it would really be worth our while to visit Six Flags over Georgia. I'm a little leary since I've heard both good reviews and bad reviews about this park. If anyone has any tips, would be very much appreciated. We were thinking about stopping on the way back and touring a day at Dollywood as well. Neither one of us have ever been to either park.

This year we have visited Kings Island and Holiday World, but instead of going to Cedar Point (which we have done almost every year since 2001), we thought about going south for these other 2 parks instead. We understand that Cedar Point is a better park, but would we really feel disappointed if we went to Six Flags Over GA and/or Dollywood instead for just this year?

Thanks

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:40 PM
Cedar Point...better than Dollywood? Um, ok...lol.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:47 PM
Exactly. Cedar Point may have more coasters, but that alone doesn't make it a better park.

Dollywood is a wonderful park with great rides, and a lot of charm and atmosphere. Six Flags over Georgia is also a very nice park, and it's home to Goliath, one of the best B&M hypers out there.

If I were located where you are, it wouldn't be a difficult choice. I'd choose Dollywood/SFOG.
You won't be disappointed.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:52 PM
What's wrong with thinking CP is a better park? They never said that just because it has more rides it is a better park, they simply said it is a better park. No need to bash someone for having an opinion. *** Edited 7/31/2008 12:57:45 AM UTC by Parker17***
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:26 PM
The only way that could be construed as bashing is if you were a massive CP fanboy.

Oh wait...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:11 PM
^^ Who's bashing? If he has a right to state his belief that CP is better than DW then I have a right to state the opposite. And wanna know the really cool thing: we're both right!

mOOSH

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:44 PM
Yes, go south, it is time to do something different. Dollywood is beautifull and I had a great time at SFOG. They had a couple really nice coasters. You might even want to stop by one of my favorite amusment parks on your way back, Lake Winnie. I found the Cannonball to be a fine wood coaster. I'm going back there next month.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:45 PM
I say go. We visited SFOG last year and had a great time. I hadn't been there in a few years and I had forgotten about how beautiful it was. It's an "original" SF park from back in the day and a lot of the original atmosphere remains. Some rides are better than others, but that's the case everywhere. Lots of new credits there for you and standouts include Goliath and Mindbender.

We also included Dollywood in the same trip and IMO it's another must-see. Once again, another beautiful park (in a natural setting), great food, entertainment and top class rides. Plus it's all about Dolly and ain't nothin wrong with that. You have to put up with Pigeon Forge, but it's worth it.

Since they are both major regional parks and big draws you should avoid these places on the busiest of days, like Saturday. A weekday visit this time of year is your best bet for maximum enjoyment.

Another place we caught up with on that trip was Biltmore in Ashville N.C. (America's largest home) It's not far from Dollywood and very do-able as a third day kind of thing. It's an amazing place, and can take you (surprisingly) most of the day. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

By all means go, and we'll see you at Cedar Point again next year!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:50 PM
Of course it would be worth it. How often will you be down that way in the future? Try something new and exciting.

Just my opinion though.

EDIT - Mark Small used the word "charm". Quick! GET 'EM! lol

- *** Edited 7/31/2008 2:52:13 AM UTC by LostKause***

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:50 PM
You can always count on Parker17 to come to CP's rescue.

SFOG is definitely worth a visit. It has a diverse collection of coasters, a relaxing dark ride, and a restored carousel that operated at Riverview in Chicago.

I still need to get out to Dollywood.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:25 PM
Every park is worth a visit.

SFOG is one of my favorite "big" parks. It's not a question of which is better; rather, variety is the spice of life. And besides, SFOG has Mindbender! :)

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:45 AM
^"Every park is worth a visit." What a hippie... ;)

But oh so true. If I haven't yet visited your park, be patient, I'll get to ya. Because some of my favorite parks were ones that don't get the publicity of a CP or Disney or even DW...sadly, too many of them have closed their doors, and those parks only live on in our memories. So visit the small parks too.

If you end up going to DW/SFoG...visit Lake Winnie. You'll be glad you did. :)

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:27 AM
I got my pass for sfog this year.Yes the coasters are worth the visit (to me) But my wife and youngest do not ride coasters. They do not have a lot to do. If that is the case with you if you do choose SFOG you might want to vist Georgia aquarium and World of coke (downtown)

Kevin38

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:50 PM
I would say definitely go to Six Flags Over Georgia. I went a few years ago and it was great. It sucks that Deja Vu is gone (don't start... :) ) but the B&M hyper was a decent trade I'd say.

Granted the lines weren't long when I was there, and come to think of it Superman wasn't even open yet, it opened a week later. Scorcher and Batman are great, Mindbender is a classic and the woodies are actually very good.

And Acrophobia is the best drop tower I've been on in terms of "oh sh*t" factor. *** Edited 7/31/2008 4:51:20 PM UTC by Willh51***

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:53 PM
In my opinion it's a great park, but if you think that Cedar Point is the best, you will be disappointed from this park. They have a junk ride named Ninja (in my opinion), a smaller Raptor (Batman the Ride), and a way smaller Mantis (Georgia Scorcher). Than, you have a great Mindbender, and some really great wooden coasters, but they are a little rough.

I think the mine train is great, but others might not think so. For Superman, most enthusiasts say that they enjoy the Pretzel loop, and the rest of the ride is junk (not me though). Goliah is an awesome airtime machine though.

I tie this park with Cedar Point, but yet at Cedar Point I think of Chaos, and the Tilt-A-Whirl as great rides, and SFOG in my opinion doesn't have any flat great rides.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:57 PM
I'm not sure if cost is a factor but DW is steep, although completely worth it (and I haven't been since the year Tennessee Tornado opened).

SFOG I thought was a very nice park as well (minus employees and such). Last seat in Georgia Cyclone was the best ride of the day, Superman (last seat) was the biggest rush of the day (pretzel loop... can I just have a ride made up of 6 of those?), and Mindbender was the biggest surprise hit of the day.

It's a solid park with a good collection of rides and if you've never been it's well worth a visit.

Head south, CP is great, but don't over-kill it...

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:22 PM
An important question...Have you rode Maverick?

...and "better than" needs to be defined. From a thrill stand point, its not an argument, CP has that title (Anyone who argues otherwise is just a CP hater). Sure, Goliath, Superman & Thunderhead can muster up somewhat of an argument, until you mention TTD, Maverick, MF, Maggie, Raptor, etc.

As for the so called charm, you'll get more of that at DW, sure...but again, define "better than."

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:46 PM
Go, they have Mindbender & Goliath two good reasons for a park visit.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:50 PM
So I'm not allowed to like the thrill rides at SFoG better than the thrill rides at CP? I also notice from your coaster count that you haven't even been to SFoG.

Regardless of the comparison, I think SFoG has a very good collection of thrill rides. Good variety and you can't go wrong with 4 different B&M's.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 4:16 PM

ApolloAndy said:So I'm not allowed to like the thrill rides at SFoG better than the thrill rides at CP?

No.

;)

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