Wednesday, April 10, 2002 11:15 PM
Much to my dismay, every weather report I could find was forecasting thunderstorms and heavy rain for Atlanta all day Tuesday. I had already taken the day off work and gotten my plans set up to go that day, so I shrugged it off and headed from Birmingham, AL to SFoG with my significant other and another friend. We arrived at the park around 10:30 am and saw maybe 15 cars in the parking lot. I was still hoping the rain would stay away, so I wasn’t able to recognize how great it was that there was such a low turnout. We got our season passes processed in about 15 minutes and were in the park. Déjà vu and S:UF hadn’t opened yet, so we hit Scorcher and Cyclone first. . With a trip on the sky buckets we were in lickskillet, and Déjà vu wasn’t running. My friend William somehow convinced me to ride Ninja. Ouch. S:UF was still not running, so we grabbed a ride on GASM. This coaster is just a classic. Great air, good speed, lots of fun. Not much else to say about it. JBy then, Superman was up, so we headed for it. There was a little bit of a line because it had just opened, and there was only one station available. After we made it to the platform, they opened the other side. They have gotten pretty good already with the loading procedure. After about a 20 minute wait we got our first ride on Superman in the middle of the train. WOW. There is no way on Earth to explain how great this ride is. The pretzel loop is everything you’ve heard it is, and then some. Great flying feeling and wonderful layout. After that ride, I had a new favorite coaster.We stopped to eat lunch at the car for a minute since we were all kind of hungry and had ridden 4 coasters in 1 ½ hours. About this time we realized how empty the park was going to be that day and started reveling in that. We hit Déjà Vu then and met an enthusiast and ACE member in line. Some kids behind us were saying that SFoG had the most coasters anywhere and he very nicely corrected them, but did mention that SFoG had a great collection of rides. I chatted with him while we waited the 1 train cycle for Déjà vu. Déjà vu is the most insane ride I’ve ever been on. 36 hours later and I still can’t get over that thing. We rode it twice, front and middle. This ride is just crazy and intense! We ran around the park for another 4 hours and got multiple rerides on everything. It was a great day to be at the park. We hit 21 rides in all, 2 on Scorcher, Cyclone, GASM, Superman, and Déjà vu. I cannot wait to get back and do it all again!
Thursday, April 11, 2002 9:19 PM
Glad that they got all the rides working sooner than later, Nice report!
So what is better? SFMM or CP? I don't care! They both have 29 coasters between them that they build so we can have a good time!
Saturday, April 13, 2002 4:29 AM
I was able to attend Monday. Man, in the 17 years I've been going to Six Flags Over Georgia I have never seen it that dead. Spring Break is THE time to go. Most coasters had almost no wait at all. None for Batman.
This was my first time to ride Deja Vu and Superman. Deja Vu is simply a very menacing looking ride! I've never really been afraid of coasters before, even though I'm kind of height shy. I went ahead and just forced myself to get on and I must say that it's not as scary as it looks. It's a GREAT thrill however. The two tower drops are wonderful (I was kind of lost in the loops!).
I think I might be the only person on the planet who wasn't blown away by Superman. Maybe because I sat on the 3rd row and only rode it once. The hour line was the only time we had to wait much. No doubt, that pretzel loop is cool, but I found the ride to be a bit slower than I thought it might be. That said, it was a bit freaky looking straight down at the ground.
I still find the front seat on the Batman ride to be my fave ride at Six Flags. It's not the most original theme park ride, but I like it a lot. Ninja still stinks...that's a horrible coaster and wouldn't mind seeing it replaced one day.
Six Flags has gotten so much better over the past few years. Kudos!