Six Flags over Georgia Question...

Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:53 AM
I will be visiting Six Flags over Georgia on Saturday, March 30.

I have never been to this park before and would appreciate any suggestions or comments that could be made.

Thanks
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Planned Parks for this summer: SFoGa, CP, SFWoA, SFGAm, SFKK, PKI, MA, SFStL, HW, KW. Is 10 enough?
Cornerstone Festival 2002... I will be there

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:27 AM
Are you sure that S:UF is gonna be open then? I'm not going this year until it's definitely announced when it'll be open.

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:39 AM

I'm heading up there for opening weekend. Sure I want S:UF to be open, but I'm sure it won't be yet. I'm just going to get my pass since I won't be able to make it back for a while and wanted to get the early bird price of $50. I figure if I have the pass, it will make the drive from Orlando worthwhile, if S:UF wasn't reason enough!

As far as help, I've only been to SFOG once before myself, and it was a while back. It started raingin 1/2 way thru the day, but I got on all the coasters except for Viper (it was closed), Batman, and the mine train. This was before the Scorcher, so I have a lot to look forward to. Definately don't miss the GASM in the backseat and the Mindbender! Those were my favorites. You could pass on Ninja, but if you are looking to add to your count, give it a spin.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:50 AM
The GA Cyclone shouldn't be missed, it may have a good day while you're there early in the season. When you come in the front, you'll see that people rush to the Scorcher. From the Scorcher to Batman and on to the rest of the coasters. Mindbender always used to have a line, but that seems to have become a thing of the past:(. It'll be interesting to see where people end up once Superman is flying. Plus Viper is out & Deja Vu is running now, so you should get some good rides on good coasters with short waits. Scorcher, Batman, Superman, Deja Vu, & GASM, those'll be the lines probally.

....and DON'T miss the mine train.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:56 AM
Dank, when is the last day for the early bird prices on season passes?

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:57 AM
Dank, when is the last day for the early bird prices on season passes?

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:02 AM
In the past, you could always at least upgrade with the extra cost on top of your days admission until at least Mother's Day. That's the last time we went, but I think it came to almost $60 instead of $50, but like anything, prices are always different. But I think Mother's Day was the last for the special last year.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:18 AM
I think all coasters at SFOG are relatively good and shouldnt be missed except for Ninja, unless you absolutely need a headache in a hurry this coaster is definately not worth it. Dont miss Deja Vu, Cyclone, Batman, and GASM. And for a little relaxing ride dont forget Monster Plantation especially on a hot day since it has A/C. Superman looks realy cool and if it is open I wouldnt miss it.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:31 AM

...hearing you, Homey G....that's a long haul for me if S:UF won't be open. Although, I have been led to believe by "the shirts" at SFoG that Ga Cyclone was due for some much-needed trackwork...if that's been done, I'd love to give it a "spin"...(Cyclone...follow along folks, they come pretty fast 'round here...;)

Monster Plantation, along with Ninja, for me at least, fall into mom's category of "if you don't have anything nice to say..." MindBender WAS the best steel coaster there IMO, and Ga Scorcher is Ravenesque, short but powerful...

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It must be March, the Madness is setting in (taking vacation time to watch NCAAs instead of coasting)!
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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:33 AM
Monster Plantation, the memories:).
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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:37 AM

I think the pass price jumps up sometime in mid-April. The exact date is on the SFOG website under the season passes section. Since I'm a student, I won't make it up there again until at least May, so I wanted to get up there now while I can.

The GA Cyclone was very rough and not that great when I rode it. I've heard amazing things though, so I haven't given up on it yet. I preferred the GASM over the GC becuase of the buzzbars and bunny hops!

-Matt

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:22 PM

Cyclone didn't get much trackword done over the break... it and GASM had some pretty standard wood replacement done (which happens every year), but Cyclone's ride will probably be very close to the experience you had last time. Personally, I always sit in the back and I still don't consider Cyclone above normal wood roughness. However, if it is too much for you, ride GASM instead.

A note about GASM: coming down the first hill only in the last car can be a back-jarring experience, I don't know why. I recommend sitting toward the front or middle of the train; you get insane airtime no matter where you sit.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:29 PM
Thanks for the info.

I am bummed superman will not be open yet... but this is the only time I will get to go. I will be in Atlanta on personal business and plan to visit the park on a free day. If I was traveling to Atlanra just for the park, of course I would wait until S: UF is open.

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Planned Parks for this summer: SFoGa, CP, SFWoA, SFGAm, SFKK, PKI, MA, SFStL, HW, KW. Is 10 enough?
Cornerstone Festival 2002... I will be there

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:31 PM

MisterX, since I know you're "in the know", I gotta say I'm a Little bummed that GC didn't get what it really needed....still good, but NOT what it was a few years' back. GASM, however, is better than advertised, that's for sure. I will always cherish the multiple front-row trips I got, dark, damp, over an hour past closing, tracers blazing, while Viper broke down temporarily during the goodbye "celebration"...for some strange reason, everyone stayed in Viper's station while I made the quick jaunt over...still got back for the final pics and the last ride on the beloved Schwarzkopf...

Still, gotta wonder why SF, Inc. doesn't send their employees from other parks to SFoG for a day to see first-hand what the phrase "guest relations" is SUPPOSED to mean...great park there, MisterX, and we'll see you at GASM on the first weekend S:UF is open...;)

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 3/12/2002. ***

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 1:10 PM
Georgia Cyclone is one of the best rides at SFoG. In order to pass the roughness of the ride, you must ride in the very front or back. It is the best ride in the back. I mean it is like fly out your seat into the clouds air-time. Its the best in the back.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:42 AM

Just to clarify on season tickets. Is that pass good at all the Six Flags parks or is there a special season pass for that.

I know I should know better, but I haven't been in the season pass market for many years.

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 7:37 AM
Make sure you ride Viper......


...oh wait! It's gone!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 7:54 AM

After being processed, a season pass purchased at one park may be used at any participating Six Flags Theme Park. (Season passes are not valid at Six Flags Water Parks and/or Six Flags Wild Animal Safari Park.) A Six Flags Season Pass must be processed at the park from which it was purchased.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 1:35 PM

rollergator,

Every year the woodies get touch ups around the track... that's just normal stuff. Sometimes this will smooth out the rides, but if it's a major problem, like a a long section of track needs reprofiling, it takes a while to get that done. Mostly in the off season old or damaged wood is replaced instead of entirely new track being put in. So who knows, maybe Cyclone will be smoother this season, but don't hold your breath! That ride was jerky from day one!

I was actually on the last Viper ride too. At that point I was seriously getting naseous and I was glad it was over! Ha ha, just kidding. I'm sure I saw you there at some point although I could never remember what you looked like now. I'll be running GASM (foreman) so we hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 2:13 PM

I'm pretty sure that the Season Pass Phase 1 ($50) ends on April 14th.

I personally think that S:UF will be open March 30th, but not opening weekind (March 23rd)

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