crazypkikid2005 Posted March 10, 2009 Share Posted March 10, 2009 This Past week I had the wonderful pleasure of getting to attend the opening day of Six Flags Over Georgia for the 2009 season. This was an adventure not only because I had never been to SFOG but also because this was my first six flags park in general. Anyway enough gab and on to my trip report. We set out early in the morning as we drove our short 45 minute drive to get to the park. As we came around a bend in the highway I spotted my first sight of Goliath. Goliath absolutely dominating and is located in the front of the park so it catches your eye immediately. The massive helix was located a mere 40 yards or so from our parking spot. The skyline of the front of the park mostly consist of Goliath and The Georgia Scorcher but as you can tell Goliath tends to make the Scorcher look tiny. The park entrance had a small line building to be let in but it wasn't nearly as long as I expected, especially for opening day. The scorcher ran through some test runs and seemed to be heating up! (sorry had to do it) Then it was time for the big guy to show off his stuff and show off he did as he tore through the test runs. Pictures can't really do this baby justice but the sheer speed was very evident as it ran through the test runs. We were then let in to the park to wait in its entrance area called the Promenade. It was a very nice simple entrance street area but much smaller than KI's or any other park I've been too. Bugs, Daffy, and Tweety were on hand to greet guest as they came in. People lined up eagerly to run to Goliath. My Friend and I opted for a ride on the Scorcher as we didn't want to take on the main card just yet. Like every stand-up I've been on before it I was generally just not impressed with the Scorcher and I really don't think its the coasters fault as much as it that stand up coaster seem to lack a lot of the intensity that most seated coasters have. That said I felt the Scorcher was a pretty darn good stand-up coaster. After the scorcher we made our way over to the big daddy! Goliath is located in the USA section of the park which is basically a retro 50's section. I'm still trying to figure how that all fits together but either way i introduce to you Goliath! Goliath's lift and first drop are built right over the walkways and provide some great views of the coaster. The first drop on Goliath is a monster especially from the back as you literally float in your seat till you reach the bottom. It was evident very early on that this was going to be one of the better rides i had been on. The second hill is airtime machine as are the hills that follow. The ride never lets up as it tears through the helix, a hammerhead and and the final few bunny hills. At the end of this relentless journey it was clear that this was hands down the best steel coaster I had been on. Millennium Force or Magnum have absolutely nothing on the ferocity that Goliath unleashes. The airtime and constant thrill squashes the the turns, height, and speed found especially on Millennium. We then headed to the Gotham City section of the park. This was my favorite section of the park as they really did a nice job of themeing the area with an industrial rundown look. The biggest flaw was the lack of rides in this area as all they had were three, Batman:The Ride, Mind Bender, and Crime Wave. Batman was the same inverted design that has been copied and built at many six flags parks. It isn't t a bad coaster but nothing special either, especially compared to other inverted coasters. Then we rode the wonderful classic Mind Bender! This was the surprise ride of the day for me and easily took second best ride in the park. Mind Bender is one of the most fun rides I've ever been on and one specific element on it called a horizontal loop that was one of the more intense elements I've ever been through. Mind Bender is definitely a winner even after 30+ years. The green water through out the ride area was a nice touch as well. .............the report will continue soon............ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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