Six Flags Ghetto

Saturday, March 30, 2002 8:21 PM

I keep hearing people call Six Flags over Georiga the "Six Flags Ghetto." Can anyone tell me why? I had a great time at this park, and I particularly enjoyed riding their two awesome woodies. Their collection of steel coasters is also quite good. The staff were not the best, but at the park was clean and food was not too expensive in comparison to some other parks. SFOG is one of the better Six Flags parks, and with the addition of the new B&M flying coaster for 2002 it can only get better.

IF their was a bad apple in the chain or a "Six Flags Ghetto", what park would you think it is?

Honestly, with no offense to SFAW fans, Astroworld is definentaly the Six Flags Ghetto. The park is poorly maintained and several of the coasters have flaking paint work and rust on the track. Flowerbeds have overgrown or died completely, and several ponds have dried up or become over ridden with green gunge. To add to this, the park has only seen one brand new coaster added in the last 10 years, and most of the other ones are rejects from other parks. Most of the time you find one train operation on all of their coasters (excluding Ultra Twister), and very slow and often incompetent staff operating them. The park was quite busy and to make matters worse there was a Fastlane system in operation that made the waits twice as long.

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 8:57 PM
I agree with you.

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Wood: The Boss
Steel: Batman: The Ride

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 10:52 PM

In regards to clientele, and not the park itself, the most ghetto park of them all has got to be SFMM. It looks like San Quentin and Folsom struck a deal with Six Flags to have field trips to the park every day.

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 10:53 PM

SFoG as a park is just fine

But the guests and employees are where the ghetto description fits in. Have you ever been stuck in the Batman line warehouse with a bunch of gang members, with the overhead lights flickering? Yeah. Good times.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:43 AM

Heh. Six Flags Over Georgia has a great atmosphere!

Its only after night fall that the rowdy kids get there. We were in the line for MindBender at 9:45 one night, and a bunch of kids/teens/young adults had gathered in a big circle and were doing...um...inappropriate things, chanting and jumping up and down. I actually was kind of scary. We asked a security guard about it later, he said that the park officials usually just don't worry about it.

Ah well. SFoG is a great park, in the top five SF parks in my opinion. It just needs a good hyper.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:06 AM
OK, tell me this, define GHETTO! Every time something is run down, dirty, or not up to par, you automatically slap the word ghetto on it. So what is your definition of the word! Also, I suggest u pick a different word or phrase until u find out the real meaning of it!

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:26 AM

The word ghetto means this

A large group of one type of people in a certain area. EG The Jews and the Ghettos in Poland, EG, Most inner urban areas have some ghettos.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:30 AM

Unfortunately I have to agree with BassHedz on SFMM. While the park is nice and relatively clean, the clientele had me worried several times during my visit there.

First of all this post is not to bash any particular person who has SFMM as a home park. I'm referring to the clientele in general.

The park has rules regarding line jumping and I couldn't believe the amount of line jumping I saw, especially in Goliath's queue. People would pass you by along the perimeter of the queue line and hop in with their friends almost at the far end by the ride station.

Waiting in line for Riddler's Revenge for a night ride, the lights kept flickering on and off and some of the actions and language from other guests were less than desirable during our wait. It got so bad that I wanted to leave the line immediately but my friend and I were already in the loading station with a large group of people behind us.

I have never felt that way in a theme park before. But I wouldn't actually say SFMM is ghetto, that is not a term I would use.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:31 AM
so there's a lot of jews in Goergia huh?

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:31 AM

DarkHelmet said:

SFoG as a park is just fine

But the guests and employees are where the ghetto description fits in. Have you ever been stuck in the Batman line warehouse with a bunch of gang members, with the overhead lights flickering? Yeah. Good times.



Well, the way I see it.......As long as those "gang members" are just there enjoying the park like everyone else, they are staying out of trouble. I would much rather see gangs riding coasters for fun rather than out on the streets breaking car windows or mugging old ladies. Wouldn't you?

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:33 AM

MikeMir87 said:
so there's a lot of jews in Goergia huh?

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone



LOL

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:36 AM
How do you know they where gang bangers, they could have just been a group of kids, Now if you ask me the worst group of people in a park are the Upper, Middle Class kids, who's parents use parks as babysitting. Becuase they do the most annoying stupid, and disruptive stuff.
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 8:00 AM

I agree with IntaminAG!

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So...you can't handle a rollercoaster huh? Well...you ARE the Weakest Link! Goodbye!
Number 1 Batwing Fan!

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 9:01 AM
This is interesting stuff. If a park wants to overlook the issues, so that they can make money "now," they will lose out in the long run. These are the types of situations that lead to the death of much of the golden era's amusementparks. Once the family atmosphere is gone, the park usually follows.
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 9:28 AM

IntaminAG said:
"The word ghetto means this

A large group of one type of people in a certain area.


I have to disagree. There is a large group of causcasian ppl in my nieghborhood and its not called a ghetto. Usually the term is used to describe a large group of minority ppl living in an area that is run down!!
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 9:31 AM
When I go to parks with friends and they start doing stupid things, I usually yell at them. I know that if I went to the park with my family I wouldn't want a bunch of teenagers to ruin my day.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:22 AM

Antuan said:
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IntaminAG said:
"The word ghetto means this

A large group of one type of people in a certain area.


I have to disagree. There is a large group of causcasian ppl in my nieghborhood and its not called a ghetto. Usually the term is used to describe a large group of minority ppl living in an area that is run down!!
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Sim Simma....who got the keys to ma Beema!!"



No its not used cuase people now a days dont know the real meaning of the word ghetto, and yes you live in a ghetto. Yes just like most Little Italys in America are Ghettos, so as China Town, and Little Tokyo. They are all ghettos you are going by a more urban definition not websters standard.
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:33 AM

Technically, a Ghetto is an area where a minority becomes a majority. It doesn't have to be run down, but because many neighborhoods with high minority populations are run down, "Ghetto" has become slang for run down neighborhoods/areas. It's really a degrading and improper use of the word.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:37 AM

"The world is a ghetto"

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Rob

I HATE SNOW!!! I am boycotting snow, I refuse to have fun in it.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:46 AM
I think that all Six Flags parks have a ghetto section. Tell me if you can think of a Six Flags park with out a ghetto area? This includes the queing lines.

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Best Coasters in My Area:
Wood: The Boss
Steel: Batman: The Ride

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