Six Flags Trip Report (Also Atlanta and Stone Mountain)
Six Flags Over Georgia:
More on M C's recent adventures in the U.S. southeast....
From M C
Posted August 8, 2001 at 11:03 PM
Wife and I just got back from 6FOG.
Acrophobia was truly terrifying. The restraint system was a little unnerving, and uncomfortable (Evidently this only applies if you have external genitalia). 2 of our party chickened out, and my wife would not ride it a second time.
Their version of "Fastpass" was working but would have cost us $30 bucks for four of us. We should have just done like the hooligans who just walked into the Fastpass line and jumped on the ride.
I hadn't been on Batman or Scorcher before and were impressed at how smooth the rides were. Batman's line had groovy themeing but I imagine if you saw it once, you never needed to see it again.
I really love the restraints on mindbender (It's basically a lapbar that bearly fit over my tubby legs.) Hooray for Physics!!
Viper (for all you RCT fans) Is a looping shuttle, and was surprisingly fun. Excitement 5.3, Intensity 6.7, Nausea 2.3
As mentioned before, I am a large assed individual, and this is a particular problem on Georgia's two woodies. Cylcone was fun but painfull, I wouldn't even fit into Scream Machine. (That's a whole other story.)
Speaking of pain, Ninja, is an extremely tight twisting coaster. It's not much fun, but boy it looks like your going to be decapitated about 6 times on the ride.
MOnster Plantation had not been cleaned or rehabbed since I was in high school I think.
Thunder River's line was way too long, but the woman who rode across from me is probably still wet.
The park wasn't particularly clean, and the staff weren't friendly. The restauraunt we went to had exactly 5 items on the menu, so why did it take 30 minutes to get through the three people in front of me?
One final note, the Magic show is a must see, simply because it's so bad it's good. The show I saw had one trick fail, and a second plagarized word for word from Copperfield. (Although it was air-conditioned and the two assistants were cute)
As far as the rest of Atlanta goes...
World of Coke. Unless you like paying people to advertise to you skip it. Drink RC!
Stone Mountain- The highlight of the whole park is the Laser show. It's free. If you are in Atlanta, try to catch it. The rest of the park is fine if you have a day to kill. I reccomend the Museum, Plantation House, and Sky Lift.
Thanks for your attention. Please respond if you've been to World of Coke.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
Posted June 21, 2002 at 1:42 PM
the world of coke has its pluses and minuses. every1 seems to like the area where you put your cup down and the soda leaps 2-3 times to get to your cup. too bad viper has closed.
Posted April 23, 2003 at 11:36 AM
Our family loved World of Coke! It was truly a highlight of our trip. But no trip to Atlanta is complete without a Braves game.
World of Coke is way too commercial for me. I notice you didn't visit Underground Atlanta. Check it out next trip. I HATE Ninja; I always feel like I've been beat up when I get off that ride. Mindbender is awesome in the rain!
I grew up in Atlanta, used to drive the Riverboat and Sky Lift at Stone Mountain. Take a cruise on the Riverboat. It's nice when the weather is good.
Six Flags, Keep driving north to Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Kings Dominion. Or if your coming from the north, keep going South to Orlando! That park needs to be shut down, and redone...
From steve lee
Posted April 23, 2003 at 8:08 PM
Has Underground Atlanta had a resurgence? Back in the mid-90s, I went by there everytime I was in town. Last time I went there, though, I couldn't find a single thing worth getting worked up about (except the Haagen Daas - Belgian Chocolate Chocolate RULES!).
Posted May 26, 2003 at 10:32 AM
I didn't like SFOG. It was too big and half the rides were closed. I am NOT that fat, only 205 lbs, and I COULD NOT FIT in GASM or GA cyclone! Superman was a neat ride, loved the theming. Very cool. They even sold us $4.00 lemonades when we had to wait two hours for them to start it after closing it for testing! How nice! I still have the superman theme in my head! The ride was GREAT! (no sarcasm here!) I loved it. The weird part was when you pulled the harness down, these shackles went around your ankles automatically. Then the floor dropped. Then you heard this whoosh of air, and you were tilted forward. then you went out of the station, WAY too close to the ground, and met many happy faces in the queue sipping on $4.00 lemonades! I liked the ride, but unless you are fond of big parks and think Dollywood in TN is a hillbilly park, DONT GO. (I like dollywood. I'm a hick, what can I say?)
I live in Chattanooga during the winter, and I usually go to SFOG at least once a year.I enjoy all of the rides, with the exeption of Ninja. That is just horrible. The restaints hit you upside of the head every time the train changes direction. By the end, you feel like you've been beat up by a Ninja! As for the rest of Atlanta, it's OK. I like Underground Atlanta and Lenox Square shopping mall! World of Coke sucks. Don't forget a Moon Pie to go with that RC!!!
Posted June 1, 2003 at 1:07 PM
The individual attractions are decent, but I can't stand Atlanta. It's such a sprawly, air-choked, crime-infested hole of a city.
It's too bad Six Flags chose to locate there instead of a nice, clean, family-oriented fun place like Gulf Shores.
Posted June 5, 2003 at 7:17 AM
In response to comments on Underground Atlanta, I was a tour guide in Underground back in the late 60's when it had it's first resurgence. It was awesome in those days. It is full of History and it's sad these days that the tourist are not able to learn about it's origin and what took place there so long ago.
Come to Savannah instead when you visit Georgia again. It's worth it.
Posted November 2, 2003 at 8:02 PM
monster plantation rules! i haven't been on it 'til today. i can't believe i've lived in atlanta for almost 5 years and never experienced this before!
I prefered the ride that Monster's Plantation replaced which was the Okeefinokee Swamp ride featuring Brer Bear, Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit. I have to figure Tony Baxter had visited this one before coming up with Splash Mountain.
From brad mahan
Posted December 29, 2003 at 7:12 PM
OK I Know that sfog has been going down the drain for years. When will they go back to the way they ran the park 15 years ago. The park needs painting, cleaning needs to be done daily. How about some smiles from employees. I think the best thing for six flags to do is let edg run everything there shows rock.
I went to SFOG last year (7/2004) & LOVED it. It was way better than any of the other SF parks I've been to so far (only TX, Oklahoma & St. Louis) that I've been to. It was very shady in most places, there were benches under the canopys to sit on & rest, they had fans blowing in most lines, bathrooms a pleanty & water fountains & the restrooms were VERY easy to find as well. The park was very "pretty" in it's atmosphere. The park attendants, well the only major complaint is the restaurant ppl. They were SO slow, it was REDICULOUS plus there were flies EVERYWHERE. The only complaint of the park itself was that I got lost trying to find the exit (from the carousel side of the park). I could NOT find my way out! I had to ride the cable cars back across to exit the park. Thank goodness they had the cable cars. Overall, it was my best experience of any SF parks so far. I have pleanty more to visit but I'm sure that this one will remain my favorite.
Oh, & the park was really clean too.
I had a good time at this park except what is up with that LAME Haunted House for which they charge you an additional $6.00/per person? Unkowingly our small group each bought a ticket to walk through this < 5 minute, not scary, somewhat dark, cheaply thrown together excuse for a Haunted House. There may have been two or three employees (gouls) in there who were not even "into it." For anyone considering this ride, don't say you haven't been warned.
I really enjoyed Déja Vu, the Mindbender and Acrophobia although for the last attration, they might do well to rent jocks to their male clientele...ouch!
This is in reguards to my family's recent trip to 6fog. I wish I would have read the trip reports before going..lol Where do I begin? A word to anyone who wishes to ride the Ninja..It is a very uncomfortable ride. I felt as though I was beat up like a rag doll. My head and kids head kept hiting the side of the restrants. Talk about a headache. The other rides were good. Not as good as Bush Gardens Tampa. The employees at 6fog could use an ajustment when it comes to service. Not all though. We did a caracter scetch with the family the gentlement was very nice. As were the employees at the wax hand station. It gets better, the park closed its rides at approx 4:00pm due to weather which makes sence but at 6:45pm we were told a descision would be made if we were able to get a rain pass at 7:15 or 7:30. I don't know about all you family's out there that have kids 7,12,15 and traveled 9 hours the day before to go to a theme park to have the park close rides and not know for a few hours if they will open. Don't they have any idea what it is like to tell them no they can't do this until a certain time? Anyway, our trip was very nice in downtown atlanta the underground, centineal park, hooters, the world of coke. Atlanta is very pretty at night.
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