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Wednesday, June 2, 2004 12:16 AM
I went to SFoG this past Sunday. It was a good visit for the most part, but there were a few exceptions.

First off, I got there at 9:30 and rode Georgia Cyclone. The wait was over 45 minutes because they had to switch to 2 trains.
The park opened and we went to Acrophobia (my favorite non-coaster ride) It was closed. The sign said that they were working to get it open later, but at no time in the day were people working on it.

Then we go to see if Deja Vu was open, suprise, it wasn't.

Head over to Ninja and had my best ride ever on that coaster. (Always ride in the front)

Then over to GASM. I LOVE this coaster!! Enough said.

Then over to Superman. This was also a good ride. I got in the front for the first time on this coaster.

Then over to Mindbender (This name is better by the way) This was my first time to ride this. It was a lot of fun. I figured it would be a little rough, but it was smooth. I also like riding a looping coaster with just a lap bar.

Batman was good as usual.
Same thing with the Georgia Scorcher.

Then the fun began. Here's a suggestion for Cyclone, NO MORE TRIM BRAKES!!!!! They absolutely ruined the second ride!

Acrophobia was still closed, nobody working.

For lunch I ate outside of Superman at the food court thing. We got our food, and headed over to the seating area, there were 3 open tables, but NO chairs, so we started to walk, and we couldn't find a table or even a bench until we got to the Lickskillet area. Grr!

After this we headed to Superman, the line was just about full, but we decided to wait anyway. After about an hour and 45 minutes, it breaks down, we waited for 30 or so minutes and they kept saying it should open shortly, but we had enough and went to re-ride the rest of the rides.
Overall the park was good, but a few minor accidents kind of lowered my overall happiness. But I'd take a visit to a theme park over a visit to the Botanical Gardens any day!!! 7.5-8/10

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Wednesday, June 2, 2004 1:17 AM
Trim brakes are a necessary evil the majority of the time on my baby... sadly.

The fact is, parks are not interested in maxing out the thrills of their respective wooden coasters right now.. seems like nowadays, they just wanna keep them in the trains. Smart philosophy.

Brian, who's never had the elusive zero-trim ride on her, but has still had a near ejection ride.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2004 8:57 AM

Homey G. said:
Brian, who's never had the elusive zero-trim ride on her, but has still had a near ejection ride.


Nanny nanny boo boo...:) I've had one of those ever elusive trim-less rides on her. It was at night on top of that. I'm here to tell ya, that coaster doesn't play. The infamous 4th drop on that thing was terrifying. It was at that point I decided to stop holding my hands in the air and just hold on for dear life. If you ever get one of these trim-less rides, you'll remember it for the rest of your life.

Josh, "I saw Jesus THREE times going down the 4th drop!", Herrington

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Wednesday, June 2, 2004 8:39 PM
Josh, stop teasing Brian now.....;-)

A trimless brake ride on that "baby" would be too awesome. WOW!

Is Deja Vu ever going to open this year? :-/

-Tina

*** Edited 6/3/2004 12:42:28 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Wednesday, June 2, 2004 8:43 PM
Are all of SFOG's "new for 2004" rides open now including the kiddie coaster? Sounds like good times at the park. It's one of my favorites anywhere and I hope to make another trip down there in July.

+Danny

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Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:27 PM

+Danny said:
Are all of SFOG's "new for 2004" rides open now including the kiddie coaster? Sounds like good times at the park. It's one of my favorites anywhere and I hope to make another trip down there in July.

+Danny


All of the new rides are open except for the new coaster. However, all of the track is in place (except for the wheels on the lifthill.)

Most construction that has to be done is in the surrounding area (the playfort.)

The new *kiddie* rides are actually pretty fun. I rode them all last Friday, and Rock N Tug has some nice little forces ;)

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Friday, June 4, 2004 5:04 PM
Screamscape has a couple of pics posted that show Canyon Blaster from a few different angles. From what I've been told (haven't seen it in person yet), it is a very custom Chance kiddie coaster. The station is about 20 or so feet above the ground with the track sprawling all over the hill around the Play Fort.
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Friday, June 4, 2004 7:44 PM
Yes, in fact a (might be THE) drop goes right off the top of the old Play Fort rooftop towards the creek. Nice looking.
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Friday, June 4, 2004 7:52 PM
We visited this park in late April. I thought it had great roller coasters. The only things we didn't like were the queue lines were in buildings, which made it very hot waiting in them. And the layout of the park was poorly designed. Also, the qbot things were a major ripoff. a 2 hour wait for superman, when the main line was only a half hour.

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Friday, June 4, 2004 9:19 PM
No one says you can't register for a ride, then wait in the regular line. In fact, EVERYONE does it, and if you time it just right, you can ride, exit the station and get RIGHT back on. Sorry that never occured to you. :(
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Friday, June 4, 2004 10:08 PM
Oh yeah, of course we did that, but we could've rode more rides if they made us wait the correct amount of time.
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Friday, June 4, 2004 11:04 PM
Ah, yeah.. sometimes it's worth it though. Like, well any Saturday ever. :)
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Saturday, June 5, 2004 12:53 AM
Where can I order one of those "trimless" rides on Ga Cyclone....;)

I've had some really great rides on it, ones that for me were *considerably* wilder than anything other than The Original. It was my favorite of the Cy-clones, until (Dis)AstroWorld...someone there *loves* that ride, and pays great attention to it....running like THAT, with *those* trains.....just WOW!

Back to SFoG, I'll be back soon-ish....some married (*non-coaster*) friends found SoCal not to their liking and moved back to Hot-Lanta recently, we MUST pay them a visit...;)

"Ya'll" keep me posted when that new coaster opens, it sounds like FUN. I hope it's as good as SFoT's mini-mine...:)

I like all of the new flat-rides choices, love the "lighting package" on those Zierer Wave Swingers...hi mOOSH...:)

(subliminal) Mindbender...(/subliminal)....:)

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 6:09 PM
Acrophobia's 3 transformers were hit by lightning frying all the circuitwires and blowing some things up in the computer room. They have to replace mostly all of the wires, get 3 new transformers, new compuiters, and other parts. Thats why you didn't see anyone working on Acrophobia. Its rumored that Acrophpbia may be done for the season. But I think they'll have it ready by August.

X Marks The Spizot *** Edited 6/10/2004 10:13:42 PM UTC by X Marks The Spiizot***

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Thursday, June 10, 2004 6:51 PM
It seems like Acrophobia has gotten struck twice in 3 years. Don't they put rods on the taller structures like this to ground the electricity and help reduce damages? All rides (and even tall buildings) in Orlando have these, and I don't remember them ever having problems.
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