Is Six Flags Over Georgia really worth a visit?

Thursday, July 31, 2008 4:56 PM
I'll go ahead and clear up some nonsense here:

If it's the choice of going to Cedar Point for at least the 7th time, or going to SFOG for the First time, pick SFOG. Seriously. It's that simple.

There, nonsense cleared.

Dollywood is worth a day, but don't go there only for the coasters. They have an abundance of good water rides, and their food is top-notch in the industry.

If you follow the advice of some here and go to Lake Winnie, be sure to try every flat ride you can get on. The boat chute and Fly-O-Planes are very unique, the Drop tower is fun, and the Conestoga is airtime heaven. Also not to miss would be the Putt Putt they have, it's like 5 bucks which is cheap anywhere, especially an amusement park.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:01 PM
lol, better yet. Define charm!

jephsteph, look at the rides and maybe search google for some Coasterbuzz trip reports of SFOG. Make up your own mind. We can't tell you if you will be disappointed or not because we aren't you.

I have heard mostly good things about the park and want to go myself.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:09 PM
Dollywood would be my pick over CP and thats with an extra 6.5 hours added on to travel time. Thunderhead is a great woodie and Tennessee Tornado is arguably one of the best Arrow coasters. If it's not a packed day you can just switch to open seats and ride to your hearts content on either coaster. Even on a slow day I've never seen that happen at CP.

The park has that wonderful old time park feel to it with a lot more than just rides to keep you occupied for the day. I'll agree with RCAMC about the food and entertainment and add that the employees are great as well.

The fact that it isn't a sun sucking parking lot makes the choice a lot easier too.

Still need to make it to SFoG...now only if The World of Sid and Marty Krofft had survived...hmmmm.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:08 PM
Hey Pink, they don't have the Fly-O-planes anymore. That spot was taken by the Drop Zone. Lake Winnie is a pleasant surprise since they have the oldest boat chute in the south. Where can you see and feed huge carp at any amusement park in this nation? The food is cheap and so is the admission price.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:36 PM
^Indiana Beach (referring to the carp feeding)
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:47 PM

ApolloAndy said:
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.

No. You can like SFoG's thrill rides better. However, jephsteph is trying to make an informed decision. To aid his/her decision making process he/she should take into account that your opinion is in the minority.

Also, the fact that I have not experienced SFoG is mute. I have not answered his/her question on where to visit. I only asked jephsteph to be more specific by defining his/her taste.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:48 PM
If you want roller coasters SFoG is perfect. If you want more variety, shade, music and a better water park then Dollywood is your destination. Last time I was at SFoG it was 100 degrees with 90 percent humidity. On a day like that I would not recommend roller coasters to anyone. It’s not just the rides but the long lines in the sun as well.

Still, SFoG is the best of the Six Flags parks in my opinion. Scream Machine is a beautiful ride. Cyclone is an almost improvement of the Coney Island Classic, amazing. The long awaited hyper-coaster Goliath is as good as one could hope for. Superman is my favorite east coast flyer. And if there ever was a classic steel coaster, Mindbender fits the bill. There are plenty of reasons for Six Flags Inc. to be proud of their park in the south. My favorite reason is that I forget that there issues with Six Flags.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:01 PM

d_port_12E said:Also, the fact that I have not experienced SFoG is mute.

Not after I read it out loud!

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:05 PM
Since you've been to CP several times, I nominate the Georgia/Tennessee trip as well (mmmmm, Mindbender). And what everyone else said, be sure to stop by Lake Winnie.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:22 PM

matt. said:

d_port_12E said:Also, the fact that I have not experienced SFoG is mute.

Not after I read it out loud!


haha, so true

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:35 PM

Majorcut said:
Hey Pink, they don't have the Fly-O-planes anymore. That spot was taken by the Drop Zone. Lake Winnie is a pleasant surprise since they have the oldest boat chute in the south. Where can you see and feed huge carp at any amusement park in this nation? The food is cheap and so is the admission price.

The Fly-O-Planes were moved behind the Orbiter when O-Zone was put in. A Photo trip report that Screamscape links to:

http://www.screamscape.com/html/smaller_parks.htm

That TR still has them as of April.

They're in a tough spot to see, but as far as I can tell they're still there (haven't been this year to confirm). *** Edited 7/31/2008 11:38:59 PM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:50 PM
As the last of their kind I was thrilled to have a chance to ride the Fly-O-Planes...until I actually got on the ride and was stuck upside-down for the entire ride cycle because I couldn't seem to get my plane to "fly."

OUCH! lol :)

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:48 PM
Yea, Mamoosh, Fly-O-Planes tend to do that. And if you get one that's loose enough to "fly" it's a rolling spin-fest that doesn't stop. I don't know which is worse.

I had enough experience with it at old Geauga that, even though I was tickled to see that *charming* old piece at Lake Winnie, I passed!

I hope it's still alive, though.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:54 PM
From what I recall, it was removed (temporarily) for the '06 season when the drop tower debuted, BUT it was intended to return later.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:15 PM
No one has the good sense to see if Gonch has the photo? What the hell do I take all of these pics for?

The Fly-O-Plane was behind the Orbiter/next to Cannon Ball as of last season. If it was removed for '06 because of the drop tower, then it was definitely back for '07.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:37 PM
Wow, guys, I just logged back in tonight and just wanted to say thanks for the responses! Many of you were so helpful with this. And also thanks for the Lake Winnie suggestion.......never would have thought of that!

I think we'll both try the southern parks this time. But not to worry, we'll definitely be back at The Point again!

Thanks again!

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Friday, August 1, 2008 8:05 AM
Dude, go to SFOG. It's my favorite out of all of the Six Flags parks I have been to. Actually, it's one of my favorite parks, period. I have been there about 5-6 times and have ALWAYS had a good time!

Keep going to Dollywood and Cedar Point, though. Both of those parks rock OUT, but broaden your horizons a bit. SFOG is kickass!

Lake Winnie isn't too shabby either. ;)

-Tina

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Friday, August 1, 2008 9:28 AM
Pink, no disrespect but they took that ride off the site and it's not there. I was there earlier this year and there is no ride behind the orbiter. Besides, I took my one and only ride on that ride a few years ago. Being 6'5" and around 270lbs as Mass said, one trip was enough when you are hanging upside down for the whole ride.
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Friday, August 1, 2008 9:48 AM
^Read Gonch's last post. The Fly-O-Plane was gone for one season, then returned (given the picture Gonch posted, I'd say they did some fairly intensive rehab over the '06 season). Very happy they brought it back, even though I got the "Moosh ride" on my singular painful lap. I did see a couple people get the crazy flipping spiralling ride - and was quite jealous.
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Friday, August 1, 2008 11:09 AM
http://www.lakewinnie.com/LWwebA/thrllsp.htm

Fly-o-Plane is still on the park's website.

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