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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby sirspanky53 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:05 pm

I was wondering what kind of changes can we expect from another park president if any? Thoughts? Anyone?

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby simaticable » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:16 pm

^ From what was said in the SFDK thread, he was always out and about chatting with guests, so I'm assuming that we'll see something like that here.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Her0ofLime » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:12 am

sirspanky53 wrote:I was wondering what kind of changes can we expect from another park president if any? Thoughts? Anyone?

I've heard only good things about SFDK, and from what Simaticable said, he sounds like a really good park manager.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby EquusStorm » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:24 pm

Okay, I know this has probably been asked numerous times in this thread, and I hate to ask it again, but I figured I'd ask around to see what the current opinion is amongst those who frequent this glorious park more than I. Though, I shouldn't be so absent in the park considering its proximity - we Alabamians consider SFOG our home park since Alabama Adventures decided to shoot itself in the foot, but prior to my last visit last August, I hadn't been since 2004. Sad panda is sad. However, now that I'm 22 and employed and have money (well, a little) I can change that easily!

Alas, I digress. A friend of mine from work has proposed (and already asked off work) that we go to the park on opening day, March 16th, maybe with my brother and a few friends. However, my search for information regarding the operating hours and days has proved futile thus far, so I'll ask here.

1: What kind of crowds can we expect on opening day? I've heard in this very thread that it's usually not that bad, but given SFOG's legendary status amongst Southerners down this way, I find that hard to fathom! I can take chilly weather (and of course, down South, it could be either 87* or 35* in mid-March) and slow operations, if crowds aren't bad. I'm a sucker for short lines. But who isn't?

2: Is the park going to be open the next day (Sunday March 17th) after opening day? We REALLY want to make it a 2-day trip, catching a night at a motel and returning the next day, but I have no idea if the park is open the day after opening Saturday. If it's open two days in a row I'll go ahead and buy a season pass when we get there, as we plan to go back in the fall again anyway. Also I was told that the 17th was St Patty's Day, so if that's the case, how will that affect crowds? Assuming, of course, it's open on the 17th.

3: What are the hours they usually offer for opening day? I assume the park opens at 10 and closes somewhere between 4, 6, and 8, but I honestly have no idea.

4: Are there rides that are usually still not operating until the season gets underway? Would hate to get there and find my favorite rides still being prepped for the 2013 season.

Sorry for the incredibly noob-ish line of questions; as I've only recently been working enough to afford trips to amusement parks, I've got a lot of work to do when planning these things in advance, ahaha. :p

FURTHERMORE. I note a lot of Georgia regulars here on TPR forums - assuming that this trip works out (my brother and I will still go even if the friend backs out, unless opening day is going to be a dreadful time to go) I expect I'll see a lot of jolly ole folks from this fine discussion place in the park that day? :b
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Krandor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:08 am

EquusStorm wrote:1: What kind of crowds can we expect on opening day? I've heard in this very thread that it's usually not that bad, but given SFOG's legendary status amongst Southerners down this way, I find that hard to fathom! I can take chilly weather (and of course, down South, it could be either 87* or 35* in mid-March) and slow operations, if crowds aren't bad. I'm a sucker for short lines. But who isn't?


Normally opening day crowds are not too bad, but a lot really depends on the weather. The better the weather the more people who will come out. Now if you are doing something like getting a season pass, it is going to take a while because a lot of people will be doing that during the first weekend (I did my season pass during Fright Fest last year so I'm covered).

2: Is the park going to be open the next day (Sunday March 17th) after opening day? We REALLY want to make it a 2-day trip, catching a night at a motel and returning the next day, but I have no idea if the park is open the day after opening Saturday. If it's open two days in a row I'll go ahead and buy a season pass when we get there, as we plan to go back in the fall again anyway. Also I was told that the 17th was St Patty's Day, so if that's the case, how will that affect crowds? Assuming, of course, it's open on the 17th.


Unfortunatly, SFoG has not released their 2013 schedule yet (have no idea what is taking them so long). Normally the first weekend they are open Saturday and Sunday then will shut down until next weekend (they will though likely be open the whole week of spring break in early April)

3: What are the hours they usually offer for opening day? I assume the park opens at 10 and closes somewhere between 4, 6, and 8, but I honestly have no idea.


If it matches last year, they will open 10-8 on Saturday and 10:30-7 on Sunday. Obviously subject to change

4: Are there rides that are usually still not operating until the season gets underway? Would hate to get there and find my favorite rides still being prepped for the 2013 season.


The water rides will probably not be open at that time and the new skyscreamer may not be ready on opening day (the last email they sent mentioned early summer). Outside of that, the rest should be running. Obviously if Skyscreamer is ready to open on opening day that will affect crowds.


FURTHERMORE. I note a lot of Georgia regulars here on TPR forums - assuming that this trip works out (my brother and I will still go even if the friend backs out, unless opening day is going to be a dreadful time to go) I expect I'll see a lot of jolly ole folks from this fine discussion place in the park that day? :b



Unless something comes up, I plan to head out for opening day.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby EquusStorm » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:45 am

Thank you very much! Will be there =)
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Krandor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:06 pm

EquusStorm wrote:Thank you very much! Will be there =)


No problem. Anytime.

The one thing I would add is that if you are going to come for two days, you should look at a season pass. Normal admission is $50, but you can get a season pass for around $65 or a gold season pass at around $90 and both would save you money if you are coming for 2 days and then if you want to come back again during the season you're already covered. Just plan to get there early if you want to do that because the lines will probably be long for the season ticket place on opening day. Something to think about.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Aceattack52 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:13 pm

2: Is the park going to be open the next day (Sunday March 17th) after opening day? We REALLY want to make it a 2-day trip, catching a night at a motel and returning the next day, but I have no idea if the park is open the day after opening Saturday. If it's open two days in a row I'll go ahead and buy a season pass when we get there, as we plan to go back in the fall again anyway. Also I was told that the 17th was St Patty's Day, so if that's the case, how will that affect crowds? Assuming, of course, it's open on the 17th.


Unfortunatly, SFoG has not released their 2013 schedule yet (have no idea what is taking them so long). Normally the first weekend they are open Saturday and Sunday then will shut down until next weekend (they will though likely be open the whole week of spring break in early April)

They released the date for opening day; Saturday, March 16, so yes they will be open on the 17th.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby visualmusic » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:36 pm

Thinking about heading out to SFOG with my girlfriend from Orlando, FL about a month or so after opening day! I am planning on staying at the Wyndham since they have some pretty good specials as well as I can get a discount if it comes down to it + I heard its close to the park (within walking distance) which I can save those $20 on parking for something else!, Any tips? Suggestions?

Would it be worth visiting the park on a Monday? for example If we get to Georgia on a Sunday, check-in, and visit the park Monday in hopes of being able to enjoy it without the long lines especially since the drive is 6 hrs! lol maybe the days of 21-23rd, we'll both be off from work/school and can make this happen we'll have to return the 23rd so I doubt we'll be getting the season pass to visit the park twice, does this sound pretty reasonable to those who have experience SFOG frequently?

Opening day is March 16th and I haven't been able to check out pricing for tickets though it states General admission is $56, are there any online specials? or is that the online pricing as well? sucks that I might have to wait until then but I can definitely book ahead and purchase tix once they go on sale, am I gonna experience a headache doing this or should it be fine?

Restaurants nearby? I am not a fan of theme park food, (breakfast is covered) but how about for lunch can I exit the park and return w/o any issues if I please to do so?

Park Operations on a Monday?

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby shivtim » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:43 pm

^Unfortunately SFoG will not be open on a Monday that early in the season. It's open weekends-only until about the end of May.
But, if you visit on a Sunday in April, I wouldn't expect the lines to be bad at all. Make sure to ride Superman early in the day; it gets the longest lines in the park. Easter is actually a very good un-crowded day to visit (March 31st this year).

The Wingate by Wyndham is the closest hotel to the park, and it is highly recommended.

It's easy enough to exit the park for lunch (just get a handstamp), but you will have to drive - there aren't really any restaurants close by and most of the stuff in the area is fast food.

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