I returned to the park before opening the next day on Sunday. I was hopeful when it came to riding Georgia Scorcher. A crew showed up and Maintenance cycled the trains.
Crowds were starting to build but didn't worry me.
Similar to Six Flags Great America, we were held at the underpass of the train.
I had two more coasters to hit up. These being DareDevil Dive and Batman. I knew Batman wouldn't be an issue as it's a B&M with relatively good capacity. So I went straight to DareDevil Dive.
My ride was enjoyable. Since I got the front row, I opted to not use the Virtual Reality Goggles to experience "The New Revolution." The ride itself was great.
However, when we came back into the station the crew announced that they were experiencing some technical difficulties. From what I could tell the car would not dispatch properly. We waited for about fifteen minutes for Maintenance to arrive and get everything up and running.
Batman had no line as I predicted so I gladly took front row.
The theming within Gotham City is under-appreciated and done rather well, especially for Six Flags.
Personally, it was interesting to find these warning signs scattered throughout the park.
After riding all of the coasters that Six Flags Over Georgia had to offer, DareDevil Dive was ultimately my favorite. Right next to DareDevil Dive is what seems to be a 3D Theater that is only open during Fright Fest. This reminded me a lot of Cedar Fair parks, as they set up separate building for their haunts instead of using storage spaces.
Being with my mother, she can't handle rollercoasters as easily as myself or my father. We had to do Monster Mansion at least one more time. This time around there was less of a line but just as bit odd and confusing.
Now being about one o clock, my folks and I headed back towards SkyScreamer to break for lunch. Our lunch was at Miner's Cookhouse.
The theming in LickSkillet was the best in the park if you ask me. Yes, even better than Gotham City.
I couldn't resist getting the Bacon Cheeseburger with fries. On my way out The ShenaniGuns Wild West Comedy Show was going on so I watched a couple minutes of that before moving on.
Speaking of SkyScreamer, I passed it up at this park because I've already been on three other ones at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Some might say this next coaster looks like Velociraptor from Vacation. (2015) You would be absolutely correct for the time it was released. However it is being repainted and was being advertised as "New Ninja" during my visit. We now know that Six Flags Over Georgia is accepting votes to name the coaster when it reopens.
The park has adopted an adaptation of Trump's Campaign slogan urging their consumers to make "Ninja" great again. The three options are American Eagle, Blue Hawk, and Air Commander. My personal pick is Blue Hawk because it fits the new scheme and doesn't take away the unique name of the racing wooden coaster at Great America. Finally knowing how the public can be, I feel that Air Commander would get confused with DareDevil Dive as they would both deal with aviation.
My mother is a fan of bumper cars as we can all enjoy them as a family so we passed up Superman to do them.
The last thing I did with my folks before parting was ride the carousel. It may not be significant to others, but this particular carousel has a surprising history. It was originally at Riverview Park in my hometown of Chicago, that was until the park closed in 1967. Interesting how Six Flags opened and received it right after in my opinion.
At this point, we split and I met up with some friends who are fellow American Coaster Enthusiasts. They were oddly intrigued by Splash Water Falls. However, we moved right along and rode Goliath together before splitting up once again.
These Coke Bottles reminded me of the one that used to be at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida, where the cap would lift periodically and spectators would get drizzled.
Goliath is easily the most photogenic ride in the entire park.
DareDevil Dive would have to be the second.
Goliath is full of Positive and Negative-Gs but paces them throughout the layout.
Speaking of Airtime...
Unfortunately Georgia Scorcher never opened for me. Well That just gives me another reason to visit again.
Goliath has a wonderful Airtime Buffet that speeds past the entrance, into the park and through trees.
Georgia Cyclone was not as bad as people make it out to be but it isn't anything special either.
After riding Acrophobia, I decided to take the Sky Buckets back to Lick Skillet to catch the 3:00 ShenaniGuns Wild West Comedy Show.
Even though I had watched a little bit of the show already, I had no idea what I was in for.
The show had a lot of dialogue and quick jokes that flew right over the kiddies heads.
Moving on. I couldn't help but take some more pictures of "The New Ninja."
Why the park is painting certain parts of the track before others is up in the air.
#SFOGTHRILLS continue this summer!
Being better than Cyclone and having a shorter line, I had to give The Great American Scream Machine another try, this time with my dad.
Now being back we my folks, we grabbed dinner at Macho Nacho.
I had to get one more ride in on Goliath so I wrapped around the corner and entered the queue.
Finally I ended the night with a ride on the Park's Log Flume, Log Jamboree.
My colleague Devin can't get to the park as often as he would like to, but I visited Six Flags Over Georgia for the first time during my Spring Break. For those who don't know me. My name is Cale Roschen and I drove all the way from Chicago to bring you guys this update. That's about eleven hours. Unfortunately this means I missed the Opening Weekend at my home park of Six Flags Great America, but will hopefully get there soon and update that part of the site. This trip report starts on a Saturday afternoon around Four.
As I would soon learn, a good portion of the park was still under construction and being revamped as DC Super Friends.
Batman looked familiar yet different because it's the same layout with a different paint scheme.
It was odd being able to see all of Batman's layout. Didn't know it at the time but Mindbenderin the background will be the surprise coaster of the park.
I thought Mindbender's loops would be the most intense part of the ride, but it was actually the helices in between them.
Walking to the park surrounded by B&M's was a great feeling.
I was surprised to find Trams running from the lot. It wasn't that much of a walk, especially compared to how far Great America's lot could be.
While waiting for my folks to exit the restroom I quickly realized that Goliath had sent three trains and Georgia Scorcher was silent.
The entrance was rather crowded and congested.
Yet the park did not have all of their gates or even their Discover Card Line open. Holders of The Official Card of Six Flags could not enter the park in a more timely manor.
Georgia Scorcher was not open, yet the trains were in the station.
While trying to figure out where to eat, we stopped in at guest relations for a list of locations that accept Dining Pass. However we came to no prevail. Also, no rainchecks can be given for closed attractions.
Well knowing Georgia Scorcher would be closed, we headed back towards Goliath.
On our way there I noticed a building resembling a Johnny Rockets or a "Coasters" that would be in a Cedar Fair Park. It didn't have too much of a line, so we ate our Dinner at Dee Jay's Diner.
I got a bacon cheeseburger with a Brownie cup and my folks decided to get a soft pretzel as their snack. I usually tend to stay away from them since they are often oversalted and not as soft in actuality. However, this was was great. It was fresh and delicious.
Goliath looked like it had a decent line, but dispatches were great. All in all, it ended up being a little over a half hour. That was for front row too, which the grouper reluctantly gave to us.
I know Single Rider Lines aren't meant to save time, but that is a huge incentive of them. So this one located only in the station didn't interest me.
Monster Mansion also surprised me. The ride and story-line was odd to say the least, but it was well done.
With the retheming of this area into DC Super Hero Friends comes the refurbishment of Canyon Blaster to Joker Funhouse Coaster. Not to mention Ninja being repainted and receiving new trains.
If this is an ad for Fright Fest 2016 or leftover from last year's festival, I'm not sure. But I found it interesting.
Overall I was impressed with Boomtown. But as I'm a teenager, I moved on to the real stuff. This of course means the coasters.
With that being said "That's All Folks" for Boomtown in this report.
After riding Cyclone and Mine Train, I found myself heading back towards the park's other wooden coaster The Great American Scream Machine. On my way there I got a better vantage point on the park's only family coaster.
Also when queuing up for The Great American Scream Machine, I was able to take some pics of Ninja being repainted.
Last minute I decided to go over to Superman before closing. Even though it's been cloned, I've been told this was the best of them.
Superman was a great ride. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the reports were correct. This was far superior to it's clones at Great America and Great Adventure.
After the park closed I went to the ERT on Mindbender thanks to ACE. Yes that would be American Coaster Enthusiasts. This is bittersweet because I don't have any pictures, but I got to ride it over half a dozen times without leaving the station. Make sure to check back for Part Two.
While this is WAY OVERDUE (in both actually going to the park and writing the update) and i'm going to have to say sorry for the half a year wait for another SFOG update, lots and lots of real life things have been getting in the way of both visiting the park and posting updates. The classes i'm taking in school are actually a year ahead of my grade AND accelerated (which means i'm in 8th grade and by the end of the year i'll be taking 10th grade classes) so i've been totally swamped with work and studying. With that out of the way, on with the actual update!
Hey, look, they got it going in the right direction again!
Well, it isn't so shocking to see Mind Bender running forwards, but what is good is that they finally fixed up the second train! No longer in pieces by the lift track but running smoothly so the wait to ride one of the most forceful rides ever moves quickly and smoothly!
Finally back to ride the tallest coaster south of the Carolinas!
Of course, Scorcher, while it may be smaller, still packs a punch!
And of course, the thing to look forward to next year, Bugs Bunny Boomtown and the WORLD'S FIRST DC Super Friends area!
To think this ride is almost 10 years old! Still looking huge, modern, and crazy (with a touch of rattle nowadays)!
Of course, there's new chaos in Gotham City! Probably the most well themed Larson Loop in the chain!
While it may not be an amazing addition, Joker's Chaos is definitely a fantastic flat! Hangtime is really an underrated force, and it definitely shines on this ride. The feeling of being lifted out of your seat hanging by your shoulders is crazy. I rate it 7/10, as the ride cycle is a touch short.
The other new crime scene in Gotham, Harley Quinn's Spinsanity was probably the best tilt-a-whirl i've ever been on! This thing whips you around for a really spinsane experience (ok i admit that pun was terrible)! I rate it, as far as Tilt-a-whirls go, an 8/10!
It seems the maintenance team finally figured out how to put it forwards again!
Something the maintenance team also figured out how to do is USE BOTH STATIONS ON SUPERMAN?! Well, that's something that hasn't happened in 12 years. Well, Planet SIX exclusive right here, both stations on Superman were in use when i went.
See ya, Six Flags!
Look forward to the next update in at least a year! Bye!
Six Flags Over Georgia has begun teasing their 2016 addition on instagram, and from the photos, it seems pretty obvious what we're gonna get. BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS: ALIEN EDITION!
It seems clear that we're going to get some sort of alien themed slide. Maybe a tornado named "U.F.O", considering we already have 2 bowl slides. Whatever it is, it looks like it's gonna be exciting!
As we quickly approach the Six Flags announcements on September 3rd, the rumor mills are beginning to start up again! Of course, every year I speculate and guess at what new addition is going to come the next year! These are my three possible additions for Six Flags Over Georgia!
#1. This is probably the most possible out of all the three selections, a water park expansion for Hurricane Harbor. The park president Dale Kaetzel has stated on multiple occasions that a waterpark expansion is on the radar for Six Flags Over Georgia, and it seems that the small waterpark is pretty due for an expansion considering its size, with only 5 major slides.
#2. There used to be dolphins at SFOG. No joke, Dolphins. If there were still dolphins today, oh god, I can just imagine the protesters. But now, of course, there are no longer dolphins, but, across from Bugs Bunny World, the stadium still lies there silently standing. What better place to add a Bugs Bunny World expansion! The park is getting low on flat rides, and an expansion to an area that’s mostly flat rides would be a huge help.
So there you have it, those are my 2 possible new rides for Six Flags Over Georgia. Be sure to give feedback in the comments. I hope you enjoyed!
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Hello Six Flags! Scorcher and Goliath are looking really pretty today!
Wait a second Batman, you're not going your usual direction....
At least Mind Bender is going the right way!
That's right, if you want to ride Batman the wrong way, you only have a couple weeks left!
Look at what's coming soon! (That's right, coming May 22nd, My Right Index Finger!)
And look what I saw peeking behind the drink stand! OUR CHARIOT HAS ARRIVED!!!!
They finally fixed up those old, broken effects when Batman backwards rolled into town!
Alright! *walks in*
Last time I saw this lit up was before I was tall enough to ride this thing!
This confuses me internally.
Holy Backwards, Batman! The bat-suit is back!
Batman Backwards is weird, very, very weird. The first half was really good, as to combat that, the second half was really bad. Why was the second half bad? The turns completely smash your head into the restraints. I honestly like it better forwards. but that doesn't mean that it was terrible backwards. It was good, but it didn't beat out good old normal Batman. I'll be happy to ride it forwards when May 10th comes around, and it'll be interesting to see if Batman Backwards at Great Adventure is any better.
Holy flat concrete circle, Batman! They only have 26 days to finish this thing!
Of course, I can never pass up a classic when I see one.
Something new here are these signs at the front of rides that tell you all the history of the ride! I'm not sure why these are out, but I like them all the same.
There's a pretty interesting story behind this picture. When I saw the train coming down the hill from where I was, I immediately pulled out the camera to take a picture, when I realized it was all the way shut down, which means I had to get through a half minute of loading screens. At the PERFECT time it loaded, and I was JUST able to get the picture. As soon as I got it I screamed "YES!" and everyone looked at me weird. Overall a good experience.
And that's all I have for today! See you next update!