Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:22 PM
It's been ages since I've posted. I am planning to take my boyfriend to Georgia for a week in the beginning of June. I want to surprise him possibly with a day trip to SFoG. From past experiences, weekdays seem to be the best for crowds. But I'm a Marylander and have never been to SFoG...
Please give me advice, comments, thoughts, experiences, dos and donts. The park looks great, but has anyone been there yet this year? How has Deja Vu and other coasters been, if not this season then the end of last season, or last season at all for that matter? Are things becoming more reliable, better quality, or are things going downhill?
You know, going all the way down to GA and then from upper corner of GA to ATlanta for a day is good but not if half of the good stuff is shut down.
Thank you very much - I very much appreciate what you can share with me.
Monday, April 12, 2004 3:16 PM
Kidnap Joe and make him give you the grand tour. :)
Monday, April 12, 2004 4:37 PM
Well seeing as how I work at the park and have a firm grasp on what has been happening this year, i'll try to help you out. All of the rides have been open this year with the exception of Deja Vu. The only time it ran this year was the week before the park opened and it has been collecting dust ever since. However, it is slated to open this weekend, but for all those coming to the park this weekend, don't get your hopes up. Anywho, all other roller coasters have been working, although some have more breakdowns than others. Superman tends to go down often but only for very brief minutes. Overall, the rides all reliable and fun. Splashwater Falls should be open by June. It is closed now in order to build the kiddie coaster, but by June all the new rides and the current standing rides should be operating. This year the park is being run the best i've seen it run in the past couple of years that i've been there. It is always clean, and possesses a friendly atmosphere. Be sure to visit on a weekday in the summer for minimal crowds, and Fastlane is always a benefit if you want to spend the extra money. Hope this helps.
Monday, April 12, 2004 7:18 PM
Did they get the parking lot trams working?
Chris the Coaster Freak
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 3:57 PM
Yes, the parking lot trams run every day.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 10:22 AM
Has anyone tried/used mass trans. to get from the airport to the park? I'm going to try to fly into ATL in the morning, get to the park, ride as much as I can, and fly out the same night. Anyone have any thoughts?
Friday, May 28, 2004 12:46 PM
I would be interested in the input on how the bus is out to the park, too. I may end up visiting Atlanta for business late June, but stuck w/o wheels when others are in meetings.
While I am asking - any discounts beyond the print-your-own ticket at the website? I turned in my SFWOA pass, so I have no Six Flags saeson pass at the moment...
Friday, May 28, 2004 2:32 PM
go to www.itsmarta.com
and look can look up the Bus info. They run a shuttle from the H.E. Holmes rail station to the park.
As for discounts, Print your own ticket is the best thing going.
Friday, May 28, 2004 2:50 PM
I've only been once, but I can say that its a very nice park. Definitely one of the better SF properties! Many of the coasters are worthy of riding- GA Cyclone, GASM, GA Scorcher, Batman, Superman & Mindbender. Not too many losers in the bunch.
May I suggest a day trip to Lake Winnie? Its north of Atlanta by about 90 minutes and is a true gem of an amusement park. If you or your boyfriend likes old traditional parks, you must check it out! Also consider Visionland, which is about 2 1/2 hours west of Atlanta. The park lacks a wide selection of rides but Rampage is worth the trip!