Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:36 PM
This Saturday, March 13, a friend and I aare heading to Atlanta for a weekend trip. We're staying at the Sleep Inn closest to SFOG, and plan to spend Sunday in the park. This will be my first trip there, too.
Any suggestions on must-do's? Places to eat? Any thoughts on how crowds will be, what with the SEC Tournament at the Georgia Dome that weekend? I'm all for UK, but Mindbender is calling. :)
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:50 PM
Sunday wasn't bad when I went there last season. Hit Deja Vu first if its open, which it probably won't be, then SUF, Batman and Mindbender, the woodies and Georgia Scorcher. I like all the rides there and be sure to ride Acrophobia, it rocks. The western place by Deja is decent, so that'd be a good choice.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:01 PM
Go Cats! I lived in Lexington for 3 years and still keep my season tickets to bball.
Don't miss my favorite coaster in the world. The Georgia Cyclone! Back row, left seat. ;)
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:06 PM
I would say go on sunday and be there before the park offically opens. I also suggest wearing comfortable shoes since the park is basically a hill. It isnt too many flatrides in the park so your only real options are the coasters.
Sidebar-why is it that SF always opens their new attractions in the season and not on opening day........i think that sucks!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:18 PM
Last weekend was pretty much dead, crowdwise on both Saturday and Sunday. There was one train operation on all coasters, and there was still no wait for everything. We got re-rides on Acrophobia, Scorcher, Batman, Mindbender, and Cyclone all weekend. The only wait was for Superman, and it was about 15 minutes.
The fact that you're going on a Sunday is definately a good thing. Get there when the park opens, and head for the back of the park by Superman. You will be able to ride this as many times as you like before anyone gets there. By the time people make it back there, the corwds have completely thinned out up front.
Be sure to ride the back row on Cyclone, preferably in the red train. Also be sure to get a front seat on Mindbender, for ejector air in 2 spots. Batman is running VERY intense this year. Your legs go numb at the bottom of the first hill, and your vision is blurred by the end of the ride. Also be sure to ride the back row, left hand seat on Scorcher for maximum sideways standing airtime!
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:20 PM
Sunday the crowds will be really light, Everyone goes to church on sundays and since the park closes at 6, no one omes after church because there's no time to ride anything. If you are looking for food in the park, I recomend the Miners Cookhouse in the Lickskillet Section, the Plantation House in the Confederate Section, or Miss Dixies Diner in the COnfederate Section. Also, if the railroad is open be sure to come say hi to the engineers!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:24 PM
SFOG is one of the more respectable parks in the chain. Nice landscaping and quite a bit of the original theming are some of the +s.
Be on the lookout for the new, very friendly GM, Mrs. Ashcraft. She was out in the park the other day greeting guests and answering questions.
Not to be missed: Mindbender, Georgia Cyclone, Great American Scream Machine, Superman:UF, Acrophobia, Georgia Scorcher (If you like B&M Stand Ups)
SFOG signature rides: Great Gasp, Six Flags RR, Sky Buckets, Monster Plantation, Riverview Carousel, and Dahlonega Mine Train.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:15 PM
Thanks for the advice, guys. I'll make sure to hit Deja Vu or Superman first. I'm looking forward to an awesome trip. :)
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:43 PM
I would strongly suggest Deja Vu first cause one minute its running then its close for 3 months!!