This page will contain all the news and rumors the site had from
the 2001 season
[12/17] 'NEW FOR 2002' PAGE UP (Website news)
Today, I installed a 'New for 2002' page on
the site. The new page will have all info on the new Superman-themed B&M flyer coming to the park. So go check it out!
Also, in the past few days we had our 1000 hit! Thank you so much!
[12/11] RCDb RELEASES SUPERMAN'S STATS
the past week, RCDb has released SFoG's newest coaster stats, while calling it "Unknown." I talked to the webmaster of RCDb,
Duane Marden, and he said his source for his stats would remain anonymous, but his source is very accurate, and 90% of his
stats come from this source.
These are the stats for Superman:
-2760 feet long
-106 feet high
-2:00 minutes long
-2 inversions, with one being a "World's First"
-3 trains-4 across
The stats prove it is a a "typical" SFoG coaster, yet people do not see the pros of this ride. The pros of the ride
-SFoG will have the first American B&M flying coaster
-A brand new inversion
-A new theme and section
to the park
-The coaster can use terrain and tunnels to its advantage
No matter what, this coaster will be good.
Hopefully, B&M and SFoG have planned a better machine than Vekoma did with Deja Vu. Unfortuantly, we have to wait and
[12/11] MINDBENDER, GEORGIA CYCLONE WIN 2001 GOLDEN TICKET
Amusement Today has released their annual
Golden Ticket awards, and once again, SFoG's Mindbender and Georgia Cyclone are winners. The Mindbender placed 17 on the 'Top
25 Steel Coasters,' while Georgia Cyclone placed 16 in the 'Top 25 Wooden Coasters.' Also, the 'Best Park' award went to Cedar
Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio. Also, The RiverView Carousel placed third in the 'Best Carousels' category.
THIRD'S A CHARM: SFoG PLANS FOR 3RD B&M COASTER
At the IAAPA festival in Orlando last week, B&M said the new
Superman-themd coaster for SFoG will be made by them. They did not say if it will be a flying coaster or speed coaster, which
are the two most likely options for SFoG to get. Many rumors have said the flying coaster will be much like AIR at Alton Towers,
which is B&M's only other flying coaster which is still in construction. Who knows? Im just glad it's a B&M. Im glad
for whatever SFoG gets, but I hope its a B&M speed coaster, but the flyer would be different and SFoG would have "bragging
[10/28] SFoG CLOSES FOR SEASON
We got more bad news! SFoGfinally shut down the park after an
above-average season. This year was SFoGsest in a long time, in my opinion. We'll see you next spring on our hopeful new B&M
[10/16] DEJA VU ACCIDENT!
Deja Vu, our newest coaster, again has problems. It seems it had
an accident yesterday invloving the station brakes. No one was injured, but it was closed for the remainder of the year. It
will probably stay closed for the rest of the year. SFoGetter take a serious look at this ride's future.
FEST IN FULL FORCE
Six Flags parks around the nation started Fright Fest last week. SFOG has 2 haunted houses which
I can't place the names. Since Fright Fest has begun, SFOG will now be open on Friday's along with Saturday's and Sunday's.
[10/6] VIPER ALMOST COMPLETELY GONE
SFOG is just about 100% complete on the Viper's destruction. All of
the coaster is gone, along with some theming and station. Viper's new home is reported to be the small Six Flags park, Six
Flags America, in Maryland. We do not have word yet where it will be located at the park, nor if it will have new name, theme,
[9/10] VIPER TO CLOSE SUNDAY
SFOG has finally confirmed that it will close its Schwartzkopf shuttle
loop coaster, Viper, Sunday Septmember 16. It will run until 6:00PM to the public, but will stay on so ACE members can take
the last few rides on the popular coaster. It will take its last run at 8:30PM, Sunday. There has been speculation that we
could see a Superman-themed hyper-coaster there, but that has not been confirmed. We shall wait and see.
DEJA VU TO HAVE "OFFCIAL" OPENING TOMORROW
Deja Vu, Six Flags Over Georgia's newest coaster, will finally open to
the public on Saturday, September 1st. Last week, on August 25th, SFOG opened Deja Vu for the very first time to the public
at around 6:00PM. After many delays, the highly anticipated Deja Vu shall open tomorrow.
[8/31] ATLANTA TO
GET A NEW THEME PARK?
A group of ex-Walt Disney Co. executives and local investors is floating a proposal for a massive
transportation-oriented theme park that would be one of metro Atlanta's biggest attractions.
Atlanta Theme Attractions
Group, which would develop and operate the park, has been working with a number of Atlanta buisnesspeople to identify the
site for the park, Mark Boyd, the group spokesman, said Thursday. Boyd refused to identify his local partners.
Atlanta air-show producer who origated the idea for the park, Boyd said he has an option on land off I-75 near Locust Grove
in south Henery County and hopes to open the attraction in the summer of 2004. He intends to connect the park to Undergrouund
Atlnata by steam lococmotive.
With an amusement park, water park, concert vinues and a collection of planes, trains
and automobiles covering 1,000-acres, the park would nearly be 3 times the size of Six Flags Over Georgia. It also would create
about 3,000 jobs and have discounted on-site apartments for its employees, Boyd said.
Six Flags Over Georgia, be concerned,
for the first time ever, you might have a little competion.
By: Tony Wilbert and Melissa Turner, AJC
How size of proposed theme park compares:
Proposed Park: 1,000 acres
*Universal Studios (Orlando):
Six Flags Over Georgia: 375 acres
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 355 acres
Disneyland (California): 230 acres
**Disney's Magic Kingdom (Orlando): 107 acres
*Does not include Islands of Adventure
**Walt Disney World near
Orlando comprises more than 30,000 acres
*[8/22]HAUNTED HOUSES, FREE FALL, VIPER NEWS
Seems maps at SFOG are
now pointing the way to the haunted house that is being built at the old Astro Skylift location. Mostley, the haunted houses
have been behind The Great American Scream Machine, but appears to have moved this year. Also, there might be a haunted walk
behind the Viper this year, but hasn't been confirmed.
After a short period of time, the Free fall is back up and
running smoothely. The falling ride was down because of brake problems.
Also, there have been no more recnet reports
about the Viper, but there are still survey flags behind it (the same ones we saw last year where Deja Vu stands now). Also,
Superman souvenirs are being sold at Swampwater Jack's store (Viper souvenir store) and at the Batman store. Will a new themed-ride
be a Superman?
[8/13] SFOG ENDS DAILY OPERATION
Yesterday, August 12th was the last day of SFOG's daily operation, but will be open on
Saturday's and Sunday's. Hours vary