SFOG GASM flooded

Monday, July 11, 2005 7:26 PM

Accompanied by picture of GASM in flood waters, courtesy of Dennis.

Monday, July 11, 2005 7:28 PM
Wow! That's pretty bad.

Freakin' hurricanes!

Monday, July 11, 2005 7:30 PM
I would assume Mindbender's lower portions are/were in a similar state.
Monday, July 11, 2005 7:31 PM
It'd be nice if they had a decent sized picture instead of that thumbnail-esque one. lol.
Monday, July 11, 2005 7:34 PM
Man, that totally sucks. Hurricanes blow.

Katie, who is glad I don't live in FL anymore.

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:48 PM
I was there. It was nasty at night. If you know me, IM me and I'll show you pictures. :)
Monday, July 11, 2005 9:37 PM
The GASM has flooded like that many times since it was built. I had a suspicion that if the Atlanta area got the rains they were calling for that the river by GASM would flood.

I left Atlanta yesterday (Sunday 7-10) just as the rains started. Thank God! Driving in Atlanta during normal weather is bad enough, let alone driving in rain! :)

Thanks for the link!

Monday, July 11, 2005 10:03 PM
Video link showing flooding at SFOG-

http://www.11alive.com/video/player.aspx?aid=41755&sid=66054&bw= *** Edited 7/12/2005 2:03:54 AM UTC by OBXcoasterman***

Monday, July 11, 2005 11:34 PM
Dude, that's so weird to think that I've walked through that parking lot and ridden the rides that are now flooded.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:45 AM
Even weirder to think that you've ridden rides there that were also previously flooded.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:00 AM
I was going to say, didn't this flood last year too due to a hurricane? ;)
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:41 AM
Damn, another reason to pull "it was the weather" card when confronted by the "why did SFI do soo poorly this year" big wigs...
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:50 AM
Yikes! My poor Mindbender. :-(

That video is truly amazing. I am speechless.


*** Edited 7/12/2005 8:54:02 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:03 AM
Not THAT unusual for parts of SFoG to flood...low-lying areas and all.

Did get to see SFoT flooded last year, when the park opened the next day, Titan and Giant were...wet. They opened later on in the day. It was a LATER flood that actually took poor ShockWave down - thankfully SFoT recognized the importance of the ride and saved the ride. Did look close for a while there though...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:23 AM
You're right Bill, but I don't recall water ever being high enough to notice Ninja's track from the station to the lift being submerged.

There was an awful lot of water, to be sure.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:57 PM
I'd go on it in that state, anyone else with me? ;) *** Edited 7/12/2005 4:57:37 PM UTC by grind your soul***
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 1:05 PM
Hey ya don't have to worry about lines. I'm in!!
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 1:53 PM
I thought that I read somewhere that gasm was built with flooding in mind. Thats the reason the track does not get too close to the water.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:26 PM
I've often wondered why so many parks (past & present) build next to flood prone rivers. Think back to Coney Island Ohio and the floods that park saw back when they had coasters. Maybe it's the appeal of having a park near a river. I think it helped with access to the park back then as well. Coney Ohio eventually moved it's operation to higher ground in Kings Mill.

I wonder if SFoG ever considered a move to higher ground?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:51 PM
You know swampfoxer, I wonder the same thing, When I used to live in Great Lakes, IL, SFGAm was my home park, and about once every year it would flood. It wasn't big flooding like SFoG, but enough to shut down some of the park. Don't take my word on it though, I havn't been to SFGAm in a long time. I belive the river was the Des Plaines River, not sure. lol All I remember is the news chopper shooting the drains taking in water on the midways.


*** Edited 7/12/2005 10:53:31 PM UTC by Colin Fisher***


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