Six Flags Over Georgia Goliath Opening Day

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 2:55 AM
Great day at the park. I live 3 hours away from SFOG, so me and my mom went and stayed at a hotel walking distance from the park last night. When we drove up, I saw Goliath and was amazed. It looks so much bigger in person.

We got up at 7 and ate breakfast, then packed up and checked out of our hotel and we figured out we could just keep our car at our hotel, so that meant no parking fee which was awesome.

We walked down to the park at 8 and they had the gates up, so we had to wait before we could get to get up to the main gate. It was sprinkling then, and they tested Goliath once. About 15 minutes later, they openied up the black gates and I ran to the season pass office to get mine processed. After that I went to the live to get in and they opened the gates at 8:40. I SPRINTED to Goliath and then the guy came over the speakers and said that it was closed until the weather got better. Most of the people in front of me left because the guy said to leave the line, but I knew there was no way I was leaving that line. If any of yall have seen the line, it is just all switchbacks and then a staircase up to the station. See it [IMG][/IMG]. I was where the staircase levels out before going into the station, and it wasnt covered and it rained for about an hour. Then something really started bugging me, they only had one train on the track. Luckily, when in stopped raining, they put the other one on. I was on the fourth train of the day in the front left. I could've gotten on he first, but I wanted to make it count. The ride is AWESOME, much more than I expected. Perfect floater air the first time I rode.

When I got off, I got interviewed by some news lady. Then I went back to the entrance to find my mom and we got back in line. The line was full, but they had the ride down pat, and we were on in an hour. Now the first time I rode, I rode on train one. The second time, I rode train 2, which is faster. It is also a little shaky at the bottom of the first and second hills. I was in row 5, and it was a cross between ejector air and floater air.

After that, we headed down to Gotham City and took a ride on the Mindbender after a 10 minute wait. From there we went to Batman The Ride which was a 40 minute wait because we waited for the front seat. After Batman, we went over to The Georgia Scorcher. Almost walk on, we got 2nd row. Halfway up the lift it broke down, and we were stuck there for about 10 minutes. I got off the Scorcher and I felt the daring part of me telling me to ride The Georgia Cyclone, IN THE BACK. Not even a five minute wait and one word to describe it, OUCH! When I got of the Cyclone, it was Acrophobia time. 15 minutes later I was off the ride.

I wanted to take a breather, so we went on the Mine Train, whoopdeedoo...Then we went over to Superman to see the line was full and they were only running two trains, so I was like screw that, so I went on the skycoaster instead, that was awesome. I also rode the Wheelie somewhere in there.

The Ninja and Deja Vu were closed. The Ninja for painting, Deja VU for train maintenance. That kinda sucked, but what we did next didnt. What we did, you ask. We rode Goliath again of course. This time it was train 2 row 8. Another halfway between ejector and floater.

We then went back to Gotham city and I rode Mindbender twice more because it was walk on. Then I went to Batman again, but it took about 45 minutes because it broke down. I rode in the back, those corks KILL back there. By the time I left Batman the sun was setting. I really wanted to ride Goliath in the dark, so we got in line and it wasn't even half full. So I waited for the front again so it would be totally dark when I rode. I'm sure you all have heard that rides run faster at night, and some of you may not believe it, but I got INSANE ejector air on that ride. Even better news, the trim doesn't even do crap, so it was hill after hill of ejector air.

After that I got a Goliath: Bad to the Chrome shirt and left. For all I did on the pening day of Goliath, I was VERY VERY pleased. Yall have to check this ride out, it is awesome!

SFOG new coaster. YAY
Sunday, April 2, 2006 3:41 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Bad to the chrome....LOL :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Sunday, April 2, 2006 4:34 AM
I'm glad you got to ride the fast and slow train.
Monday, April 3, 2006 12:26 AM
I was outside the gate snapping pics of Goliath when Scorcher broke down, so of course I took a picture of it sitting on the lift. You're probably in that picture lol. I was in B:TR's queue too when it broke down...the line was bad enough as it was. Killed a good hour there. Yeah it was a great day after the rain let up!
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Monday, April 3, 2006 12:38 AM
At least Six Flags opened something on time for a change, and not in May.
Monday, April 3, 2006 12:47 AM
Or September like Canyon Blaster lol.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!

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