SFOG in a nutshell

Sunday, September 14, 2003 10:05 PM
I usually stray away from "what's this park like and what should I do" questions and threads, so let me try to put a spin on mine. ;) Oh, and please forgive my "v" key if I miss any "Vs." That key doesn't work so good anymore.

The situation: I'll be flying to Atlanta overnight, getting to the park not too long before opening, and leaving overnight to come back... my mom owed mea trip. :) So basically I have a day at the park. (Sep. 27th)

The questions: Although there are a few trip reports that I could find through the handy dandy search feature (including the 30 hours on GASM, wow!) I still have some remaining questions. Is Deja Vu running semi-kinda-decently regular? Is there any hope of riding it? What should I expect to miss? I looked at a park map and it appears that I can do everything in a day (flats, coasters, water rides, ect) but how have crowds been?

The twist: Hating these types of topics, I had to give mine a twist. How about this... oh crap I can't think of one. Uhm, I'll be tired, so what are good places to rest? Should I worry about being robbed? That's a pretty bad twist, but forgive me, I'm between my Algebra and Bio homework and so I didn't have time to think of a better twist.

Describe SFOG in a nutshell for me. :)

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-Parker
www.SFMWZone.com

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Monday, September 15, 2003 7:49 AM
Others can describe the park better than I can, so I am going to skip that part (sorry dude). I do have a coupl eof comments though:

Check the parks' website for operating hours and days. There is a corporate buyout taking place on a Saturday soon, so make sure you don't show up at the park only to find that you can't get in.

Also, don't miss Acrophobia, Cyclone (in the back seat), GASM, and Mindbender. These are 'must rides' IMO.

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Monday, September 15, 2003 8:00 AM
Wait. . . Six Flags over Georgia has *flat rides*? Where?

I spent about 7 hours in the park with a Q-bot in July of 2000. I managed to ride all of the coasters multiple times without batting an eyelash. The park has a quirky layout. It's not really convenient to get around because the many dead ends and stuff -- so if you're tired, that may be something to keep in mind.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 9:26 AM
1. If you want to rest, sit on the comfortable rocking chairs that surround the carousel. Also, a ride on Monster Plantation is a good way to relax in the AC and sit for a few minutes. You won't get robbed.

2. DeJa Vu is running very well. It has operated from open (well, 11) until close the past three times i've gone to the park with no breakdowns. I just rode it 4 times yesterday.

3. Lines on Saturdays are usually pretty bad, but September saturdays are better than normal. I went yesterday (Sunday 9/14), and nothing had a line except for DeJa Vu. It all depends, but expect around 45-60 for superman, an hour or so for deja vu, and around 20 minutes for most other coasters. If its crowded just get a Q-Bot, it is really worth it - especially when deja is open. The wait was at least 45 minutes for it yesterday, but my q-bot never had me wait more than 5 minutes.

If you get to the park right at 10 head for Superman first - the line shouldn't be long if you can get there quickly. After that, hit GASM if there is a short line and get over to DeJa Vu when it opens - usually around 11. Wait to ride the Cyclone and Scorcher (back on both) until the afternoon, and go to Gotham City (Mindbender and Batman - front on both) around 4 or so for the shortest lines. Hope this helps...

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Monday, September 15, 2003 9:40 AM
You won't get robbed on Monster Plantation, he's right. But I highly recommend not going into the swamp. Being robbed is not so bad compared to being eaten by the "bad" monsters.

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-Brian, who enjoys long walks on the beach, wooden coasters, avoiding being called a "jobber" while keeping it real in the 9Quad.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 10:01 AM
Saturdays are a crap shoot. Sometimes, its not that bad in the fall, others, its just like a summer Saturday. Maybe since your going the week before Fright Fest it won't be so bad. You should be able to get everything if you have a Q-Bot. My reccomdation-get a Q-Bot first and you the Superman reservation point they installed thats right outside the q-bot office. There may be a Deja Vu reservation point there too, so use it. Theres 3 if I remember what someone told me correctly. Do Superman, and work backwards through the park is the best way.

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SFoG Train Engineer since '03.
SFoG: Land of rides under 2 min.
*** This post was edited by Chris the Coaster Freak 9/15/2003 2:02:24 PM ***

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Monday, September 15, 2003 1:17 PM
It's actually pretty nice as far as a Six Flags park goes, but that's not saying to much.

It still has very nice landscaping, and was at one time thought to be one of the most beautiful parks in the country.

The only "Musts" at this park are Mindbender, GASM, and Georgia Cyclone. Superman, while fun, can be missed. Deja-Vu should also be rode if open. Stay away from Ninja, and only ride Georgia Scorcher, Batman, and Dahlonega Mine Train if you have enough time to do so. The park has almost no flat rides, so most of your day will either be on Coasters or Water Rides.

Also, if you get a chance, be sure to ride the Sky Buckets, the Six Flags Railroad, Hanson Cars, and the Riverview Carousel.
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Monday, September 15, 2003 2:31 PM

Chris the Coaster Freak said:
Theres 3 if I remember what someone told me correctly. Do Superman, and work backwards through the park is the best way.

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SFoG Train Engineer since '03.
SFoG: Land of rides under 2 min.
*** This post was edited by Chris the Coaster Freak 9/15/2003 2:02:24 PM ***

Yeah, there are three - S:UF (or Superman The Ride as the sign said), Batman, and Thunder River. They supposidly change them around though, so they may differ on your trip. Superman's was especially convienent.


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Monday, September 15, 2003 2:42 PM
Wow, you all have been so helpfull. Thanks. :)

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-Parker
www.SFMWZone.com

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Monday, September 15, 2003 3:30 PM
September 27, while being a Saturday, should be rather "dead" as it's the "bridge" weekend before Fright Fest. No shows will be running, although many of the Fright Fest decorations will be up. But the crowds won't be there because Country Star Jamboree will be over and FF won't have started.

Everything else I know about the park is at www.playride.com/tug2sfog

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:50 AM
I'll take this oppourtunity to post another question in this thread , Rather than starting my own.

Will Freefall be open during Fright Fest? It wasn't last year , because of Fearman's Manor.I've wanted to ride a First Gen Intamin , since doing Drop Zone And Hellevator.

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I stood up and Bowed.

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