Saturday, April 24, 2004 11:21 PM
Hey y'all. I'm planning on doing SFoG on Sat., 5/15 (have never been) and was planning on flying out of ATL that same night (prob. leave the park around 7:30p). I've heard traffic can be vicious, so is there a good way to avoid it? i.e. What's the best route and how long will it take?
Saturday, April 24, 2004 11:26 PM
Traffic in Atlanta really only exists during the week, from 7-10AM and from 4-7PM. On a Saturday evening at 7:30, you should have no problems.
However, going to this park on a Saturday can be very tricky. Plan on spending the extra cash on a Q-bot so you can ride everything. You will especially need one if Deja Vu is open. The Q-bot wait will be about an hour, but the standyby line will be about 3 hours.
Have fun! *** Edited 4/25/2004 3:26:57 AM UTC by Matt D***
Sunday, April 25, 2004 3:38 PM
Make sure you give yourself enough time to get to the airport, they have been paving sections of I-20 recently (the interstate six flags is on). However, I'm not sure if that is still going on, and it probably shouldn't affect you that much if it is. Also, DeJa did open this weekend, and I would get a Q-Bot like Matt said.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 5:08 PM
If you didn't know this - you can ride the subway train (Marta) all the way to the airport from many points in the city - if that is an option for you. However, Marta doesn't go to the park.
Definitely get a Q-bot!
And you're right about the traffic, it can be a mess. Welcome to the dirty south...have a good time.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 5:32 PM
On a side note, I am going some day during Memorial Day weekend.... Is that not recomended? Will crowds be bad?
Sunday, April 25, 2004 7:01 PM
MARTA does go to the park - the stop is right by the premium parking lot and it takes you to the East/West line. However, I really would not recommend that option...
Memorial Day Weekend is crowded - I went the sunday of memorial day in '02 and it was packed. Almost everything had full queues.
Monday, April 26, 2004 12:46 AM
I'm going to have a car, so I'll be driving, though I did look into Marta. Anyone have a ball park estimate of drive time between the park and airport?
Monday, April 26, 2004 9:08 AM
I'd put the drive at about 30 minutes. Best way? 285 shouldn't be too bad on a weekend so I'd go I-20 East to 285 South from the park. Just leave yourself room to park and get into the airport without being rushed.
As for going on Saturday, consider that you will get about 3 times as much riding time if you go on Sunday, unless you have a Q-Bot.
Monday, April 26, 2004 7:53 PM
Your so lucky! I want to go to SFoG really bad and get on Superman and the Georgia Scorcher. The park nearest to me is Valleyfair! which is actually pretty good, but I want to go on a flyer really badly! *** Edited 4/26/2004 11:54:32 PM UTC by Steel Venom07***
Monday, April 26, 2004 9:22 PM
Sat. is really the only day that I'd be able to go. :( I'm mostly in it for the credits, honestly. I only expect to want multiple re-rides on Mindbender.
Monday, April 26, 2004 9:33 PM
What exactly is the system for counting coasters for credits.
Monday, April 26, 2004 9:43 PM
I don't get that whole philosophy for "just getting the credits." It makes it seem like you're a robot going from ride to ride not enjoying the coaster but just checking it off on your list and moving on.
But I guess going in with low expectations is a good thing. Maybe?
JC, credits are overrated :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2004 12:48 AM
What I mean when I say "in it for the credits" is that I want to try all the coasters I can and have all different types of coaster experiences that I can, but I don't expect anything to blow me away. Having ridden both other DV's, both other S:UF's, other standups, and some amazing woodies, I'm really not expecting too much. Of course, I still want to try everything and I will still have a great time, but I'd be much more excited about going to a park with new and unique rides.