Six Flags Over Georgia trip report
Six Flags Over Georgia:
My trip to SFOG
From David L.
Posted May 28, 2010 at 2:55 PM
I went to Sixflags Over Georgia recently and here's my report.
Got there at 9:50. the Park opened at 10:30 but they usually let us in at 10 but stop us from leaving the Promenade and the British Section. The Cyclone was open at 10 so I rode that while people were lining up to race to rides. After that, I road so many rides I forgot what order I did them in.
Goliath: I road this.... about 10 times. I never waited more than 15 minutes, even for the front row. If you ride it in the front you will experience it being very smooth. Anywhere else and it will be slightly rough.
Mind Mender: road this a couple of times. Slightly rough but fun fast and intense.
Batman: not my favorite but intense and fun. Ride towards the front for a smoother ride.
Crime Wave: well themed and relaxing. They have made it much shorter than it used to be.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll: fun but some of the lights and disco balls aren't working.
Log Flume: fast and fun. A bit of a long line though.
Scorcher: cool new blue flames they added this season. But a lot of it on the trains are coming off due to people putting their feet on it.
Superman: 30 minute wait but still fast and fun.
Dare Devil Dive (173 foot Sky Coaster): soooooo much fun. If you have three people it can be pretty cheap. It's not as scary as it looks and is very smooth. $30 per flight whether you have 1 or 3 people.
Weelie: typical enterprise but it was really fun
Thunder River: Best Rapids ride ever!(note: I have not rode Grizzly River Rapids or Popeye rapids. However, even without a drop, Thunder River is Much better than Kali River Rapids because the Rapids on Kali river rapids are lame and the Thunder river gets you wet by chance and by whether water gun shooters have good aim. Thunder's rapids are also fast and fun.)
Food. I had spent $10 on the Dare Devil Dive so I only had $5 for food. But, I had plenty here's how: I first brought two energy bars into the park. I ate one before lunch and one after. For lunch I got a regular Fry at the Miner's Cook house. As a season Pass holder I got unlimited drinks. They have a lettuce and tomato bar for your food so I made a small salad. All that was enough for lunch.
Construction Updates: The Drive-In theater's theater is still torn down. The room of that and the old freefall space is plenty of room for a medium sized coaster or any other ride. A new Papa Johns is under Construction in the French Section. The temporary stage for the western comedy is down and the show is now playing in the refurbished Lickskillet stage.
Workers were nice in general. The park was Excellently clean. There were few weeds and the park was beautifully cultivated with flowers and other plants. The theme was good everywhere except some run down areas.
I had a great trip and look forward to the next one.
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From David L.
Posted May 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM
here's the link to sfog and the construction site of the Drive-In theater. maps.google.com and type in 33.770247,-84.548893. The green arrow shows shake rattle and roll. to the right is the torn down DRive-In theater, upper right is the old Freefall site, The big white building to the left is the Haunted house, below that in white is the Wii experience and character clubhouse, Attached to shake,r and r is an arcade. They could make a pretty good themed ride or coaster out of that space. Sfog already has the best themed parts of any sixflags and more theme would be great.
I have heard that the neighborhood surrounding Six Flags over Georgia is not good. Did you have any fear for your safety?
From David L.
Posted July 21, 2010 at 6:50 PM
The area is perfectly fine. I go a couple times a year with a season pass and you can't see any residential areas for a while unless they're across the Chattahoochee river (which would be stupid to swim across, someone would see). The area is very busy so unless you park in one of the hotel or other non-sfog parking lots your car should be fine(if your worried about that). IT's a great park and it's very safe.
From steve lee
Posted July 21, 2010 at 8:57 PM
Trudy, the hotels on the Six Flags exits are perfectly fine. HOWEVER, under no circumstances should you book a hotel on Fulton Industrial (the exit on the other side of the Chattahoochee river). We made that mistake once. There are numerous strip clubs and lots of folks standing on street corners, if you get my drift. The hotel was clean and cheap, but I'd gladly have paid double to get the hell off that road.
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