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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Sportsdude360 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:58 am

^ SF only has one MPS in their possession, that one is headed to SFOT. It is not known if they plan to purchase any more of these since they cost close to 10 million dollars a piece. The one headed to SFOT was originally intended for Dubai, but that didn't work out, so now it's headed to OT. SFOG is rumored to be receiving an S&S 4D in place of Splash Water Falls.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Seddy » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:11 pm

^I really hope that isn’t gonna be what we get next year. I feel like SFOG (being one of the first Six Flags parks) should get something out of the ordinary to replace such a classic ride in the park. We have all the other ‘cloned’ attractions at this point - even one other parks dont have (Superman). With the removal of Splash, we are missing another major water ride. BUT a good, compact launched coaster would round out our coaster lineup. I guess we’ll find out in a couple of months.
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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:46 am

Yeah, how dare they add a cloned water ride to replace such a "classic"... uh... cloned water ride.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:20 pm

coasterbill wrote:Yeah, how dare they add a cloned water ride to replace such a "classic"... uh... cloned water ride.
Pretty sure Seddy directed that at the S&S 4D not the MPS.

But anything is better than a defunct, non-operational ride.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:13 pm

Either way, the ride that you’re replacing is a cloned ride... and it’s a cloned ride that sucks.

(Not that it ever matters if something is a clone anyway because 99% of park guests don’t care)

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Lotologist492 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:06 pm

While this park is one of the only SF parks without a launched coaster - and such a ride would be a great fit, I do not believe the space currently occupied by SWF would be the most ideal for a launch coaster. An S&S 4D would fit there while a launcher would be better suited for the back of the parking lot adjacent to Pandemonium. Whatever does get built in the former SWF location will be part of ScreamPunk District. It looks like this underdeveloped theme area will be getting the most attention in the coming years.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:33 pm

I agree that a S&S Free Spin seems like the most likely addition there. However, every Six Flags installation of these coasters so far has come with a DC theme, and while the entrance to SWF does/did come back to where the edge of Screampunk District now is, the coaster itself would be nestled right in between DC Super Friends theming, and Metropolis Park theming, and I suspect that it will be DC themed as well. Especially since they place big logos right on the coaster for whatever the DC character is, it would fit in very well there with a DC theme. They can either leave the entrance where it was for SWF, since it's not far from either the DC Superfriends entrance, or the trail on the backside of Carousel Hill, or they could potentially create a new entrance closer to the actual ride. I don't think that's really necessary though, and they'll probably leave it as is. There are already three different themed areas in that junction area there, including the DC Heroes Store right around the corner, so I don't think it'd be a stretch to have it there, and not have it be a part of Screampunk District. I do agree a launched coaster (perhaps a Maxx Force clone, or something like it) will likely come soon, in a couple years or so, and be a part of Screampunk District.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:36 pm

SFGAdv has DC themed rides in the "DC Section" but also:
-2 in a carnival/military base area.
-1 in a western themed area.
-1 in the main midway/lakefront area.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby TEDodd » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:40 am

coasterbill wrote:Either way, the ride that you’re replacing is a cloned ride... and it’s a cloned ride that sucks.


Isn't that the SF way? I certainly don't think of SF for original, one of a kind rides. Or even custom versions. I've surprised at the variation with the Cyclone conversions.

But a water ride to replace a water ride would be better than a dry ride.

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Re: Six Flags Over Georgia (SFOG) Discussion Thread

Postby Seddy » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:01 pm

coasterbill wrote:Either way, the ride that you’re replacing is a cloned ride... and it’s a cloned ride that sucks.

(Not that it ever matters if something is a clone anyway because 99% of park guests don’t care)


What didn’t suck was the ability to get wet on a hot Georgia summer day, without having to wait in line. I have memories from my years as a youth - standing on that bridge with a big smile on my face as the boats approached the drop. Im sure there are several long-term Georgia residents who have the same memories. No other ride in the park offered that experience. It may have been a ‘cloned’ ride but it was a ‘cloned’ ride that satisfied - Which is why it was there for as long as it was. Im sad to see it go.
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