This page will contain news and rumors
from the 2002 season
[10/29] S&S Power Buys Arrow
Utah-based S&S Power bought all assets of also Utah-based Arrow Dynamics
today. As part of the purchase, the suit between the stuggling steel coaster company and Six Flags Inc. is over. S&S Power,
North America's largest thrill ride manufacturer, recently hired Denise Dinn to head their new wooden coaster division. Hopefully,
S&S can get Arrow back on its feet and get them making great coasters again. All Arrow rides will still go under Arrow
Dynamics name, unless S&S Power decides to change it.
[10/29] SFoG Closes For Regular Season
Sunday, October 27 was the last regular operating day of the year for Six
Flags over Georgia, but thanks to some bonus days given out by the park, the park is open for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday,
which is Season Pass Holders Appreciation Day.
[10/24] Six Flags Great Adventure Announces
New 2003 Coaster: SUPERMAN: ULTIMATE FLIGHT
Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey yesterday
announced that its new 2003 coaster is indeed the B&M flyer, Superman: Ultimate Flight, which is an almost exact clone
of SFoG's own Superman: Ultimate Flight. SFGAdv's new S:UF has been the big talk in the coaster industry for the
past few days, and the speculation has it that SFoG's S:UF will be the statistically better one and the most unique.
The ride itself is almost a carbon copy, with the stats being the same. There are, though, some differences between the two:
- Superman: Ultimate Flight (SFoG) has a double station, while Superman:
Ultimate Flight (SFGAdv) will not. But, the clone still will have 3-train operation, with the regular 32 riders, instead of
- The immediate turn after the pretzel loop on each coaster is slightly
different, with the clone having a declining turn going down, while our S:UF goes our flat then drops.
- Buzz has it that S:UF clone will be a "parking lot coaster" which means
it will be on flat land. Our S:UF uses the surrounding terrain as a heavy bonus, with rolling hills, and jagged land surrounding
and going in between coaster track.
Now, Im not saying the S:UF clone will not be a good ride, because I know
it will. But it does appear as we have the better deal mostly all around, and we will always know we will have the orginal.
[10/1] SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA OFFICIALLY
ANNOUNCES REMOVAL OF SHOCKWAVE; INVERTED B&M TRACK PIECES ARRIVE IN PARKING LOT
It appears as Six Flags over Georgia will no longer hold the title "The park
with the only B&M flyer in America." Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois officially announced this week that they
will remove the 14-year old Shockwave, an Arrow mega-looper that stands 180 feet in the air, a record when it first opened.
In August, SFGAm had announced the park would be removing the ancient Schwarzkopf wooden coaster, Whizzer, which has been
at the park since it opened nearly three decades ago. Due to heavy public outcry, SFGAm decided against removing Whizzer,
and now opted with their backup, Shockwave. According to park spokeswoman, Susie Storey, Shockwave hopefully will be ridden
by more guests next year, just at another park. With Shockwave now on its way out, patrons wanted to know what was taking
its place. Storey, though, didn't go into excessive detail about what the park might be bringing in next year. "We will be
bringing in an attraction with broad appeal," she said. "It's going to be very unique to the Midwest, though similar attractions
have been built in other parks." The "similar attractions" lead me to believe that she is referring to X-Flight at SFWoA in
nearby Ohio, and other Vekoma flying coasters in the central U.S.
Rumors have been flying around the park, lots of them pointing that they will
be getting a Superman-themed Bolliger and Mabillard flying coaster, and a possible clone of our Superman: Ultimate Flight.
Well, the rumors are looking more and more of a possiblity as red, yellow, and blue B&M inverted track arrived at the
park's parking lot. The track looks identical (in picture) to S:UF's, which could mean Six Flags is planning on doing to S:UF
that it did to B&M's first prototype ride, the inverted Batman: The Ride, which means cloning it several times at numerous
parks. Again, nothing is official of yet, but we do know it is a Superman-themed B&M flying/inverted/new prototype ride
of some sorts.
[9/08] "FEARANOIA" NEWEST THING AT FRIGHT
Six Flags over Georgia's Fright Fest had been running on empty the past couple
of years, with park doing almost nothing to accomodate the Halloween feeling the park is supposed to feel during the month
long fest. Well, in 2002, SFoG is looking in the right direction, featuring a new wicked game that participating guests can
play while their visit in the park during Fright Fest. The game is called Fearanoia, which is a wicked game of ultimate terror
tag. The game, as far as I know, will be played only by guests who want to play it. There will be 10 costumed employees
roaming the whole park, maybe in line with you in Ninja or maybe waiting for you to get out of the restroom. The active guests
will be wearing a badge of somesort that will allow the masked chasers to know who is playing. If you end up getting the badge
taken off by a chaser, you lose and the fun is over for you. But in the end of your day, and you still have yours on, you
take to a place in the park and enter the win prizes. It should spice up the lame of late Fright Fest, in which is supposedly
going to become one of the best Fright Fest's in the past few years. This is the official information on Fearanoia from
Halloween arrives early
at Six Flags over Georgia, where some of the scariest ghosts and ghouls come to spook guests at the park's annual Fright Fest.
This Halloween extravaganza, the largest and most diverse of its kind in the Southeast, will creep into town during weekends
New this year, daring guests are invited to play Fearanoia,
one wicked mind game of survival. Six Flags over Georgia will create the ultimate Halloween experience by turning Fright Fest
into a living nightmare where park-goers can actively participate in this ultimate game of terror tag.
[8/28] GEORGIA CYCLONE, MINDBENDER ONCE AGAIN
WIN GOLDEN TICKET
Amusment park magazine, Amusement Today, this week released their 2002
Golden Ticket award winners. Our Georgia Cyclone was rated the 14th best wooden roller coaster in the world, right behind
its "idol," the Coney Island Cyclone. Mindbender, the classic steel looping coaster, was rated the 22nd best steel coaster
in the world. These two coasters have been regulars on these lists for quite awhile. The Raven at Michigan's Adventure was
rated the best wooden coaster in the world while, Millenium Force of Cedar Point was rated the best steel coaster in the world.
Our new B&M flying coaster, Superman: Ultimate Flight was rumored to be on the "outer list" supposedly being ranked the
33rd best steel coaster in the world, although Amusment Today publicly only gives out Top 25 lists.
[8/11] DENISE DINN HIRED BY S&S POWER TO RUN NEW
WOODEN COASTER DIVISION; COMPANY ALSO EXPECTED TO BUY ARROW DYNAMICS
Denise Dinn, former president of the now unoperational CCI wooden coaster company,
has been hired by Utah-based S&S Power to operate their new wooden coaster division. This doesn't come to a surprise,
as Dinn said she would like to get back in the business with the possiblity of joining another company. So, expect the new
S&S Power woodies to be much like CCI's, which is a very good thing. S&S Power are also expected to buy the stuggling
coaster company Arrow Dyanmics, also of Utah. If this were to happen, S&S Power would become the largest coaster company
in America and could easily rival European giants Intamin AG, Bolliger & Mabillard, and Vekoma.
[8/10] SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA CHATTER
This new "feature" will be done every month, and it will discuss small SFoG new/rumors
over the last month. First, Mindbender will be down to one-train operating for the rest of the year, according to park employees.
No official word has come out to why the coaster has gone to one-train operation. The newest "SFoG 2003" rumor has come out.
The rumor states SFoG will receive a 215-foot high Bolliger & Mabillard speed coaster that would go from Batman: The Ride
to Deja Vu. Of course this is just a rumor, but this would definitely be a quality addition to a park that badly needs a long,
steel coaster. Finally, SFoG is nearing the end of daily operation, due to the summers nearing end and local schools starting
[8/02] BILLIONAIRE GATES HOLDS NEALRY 9% OF SIX FLAGS
Multibillionaire Bill Gates now holds 8.6% of Six Flags Inc, according to a filing
from the Securites and Exchange Commission. Gate holds just over 8 million shares through Cascade Investment LLC. The
investment filing did not state when or where the shares were bought. Six Flags shares dropped 16 cents to close at $14.86
on the New York Stock Exchange. Courtesy: Reuters
[7/29] ALBANY PROPOSED TO GET NEW MEMORIAL THEME PARK
A new memorial theme park for the victims of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park
bombing in Atlanta is proposed for Albany, according to Six Flags News. The park is proposed to be 76 acres large,
and an hour north of Georgia's other major theme park, Wild Adventures in Valdosta. No word yet on what type of rides it would
contain, if any.
[7/24] SFoG FLOODS AFTER HARD RAINS HIT METRO ATLANTA
Strong thunderstorms moved into Metro Atlanta yesterday evening and hit SFoG
hard, causing some areas inside the park to have 1-3 feet of water, according to a concerned park patron that visited with
there family yesterday evening. The patron (no name/gender) said that park employees, guards, and management appeared to have
no concern to the flooding problem, but instead were more interested in making sure everyone went through the right exit to
be counted. Police and fire trucks were called by numerous other park patrons, that also were very concerned about there safetey
at the park. Also, the patron said they were not happy at all with the way park employees/management handled the situation.
[7/18] WOODEN COASTER MANUFACTURERS, CUSTOM COASTERS
INTERNATIONAL, CLOSES OPERATION
Custom Coasters International (CCI), one of the most popular wooden roller coaster
manufacturers among enthusiasts, have stopped opeation and closed its doors. The owner, who's company made nearly
40 wooden roller coasters the past seven years, said the closing was for personal reasons. The company has many world-class wooden coaster
favorites including Knott Berry's Farm GhostRider, Wild Adventures' Cheetah, and Michigan Adventures's The Raven.
[7/14] SFoG TO GET INTAMIN IMPULSE COASTER FOR 2003?*
According to a rumor on SIX FLAGS NEWS, SFoG executives has asked a few employees
to go to Six Flags Great America and undergo training on their Intamin Impulse coaster, V2: Vertical Velocity. This could
mean that the park is preparing to build a coaster similar to it or possibly a clone of it. For over a year now, SFoG getting
an impulse coaster from Intamin has been rumored. It has been said to go in numerous spots in the park, including the spot
that Free Fall is on now. It could certainly fit there, with V2 being only 630 feet long. We, of course, will have to wait
and see, but I definitely see this a strong possiblity for SFoG's 2003 season.
V2: Vertical Velocity's Stats:
TYPE: Intamin Impulse Roller Coaster
HEIGHT: 185 feet
TOP SPEED: 65 mph
LENGTH: 630 feet
OPENED: 5/18/2001 at Six Flags Great America in Illinois
[6/20] THEME PARK NEWSLETTER RELEASES FIRST
The Theme Park Newsletter will be released for its first issue this
Saturday to subscribers. It is operated by Brad Malone, and will include hot theme park and roller coaster news/topics of
the month. Malone has many other enthusiasts helping him right the topics, and I might even throw in some SFoG stories myself.
I highly recommend you subscribe to the bi-monthy Internet newsletter. To subscribe, contact Mr. Malone at ThemeParkNews@aol.com.
[6/19] RIDERS DANGLE ON ACROPHOBIA FOR OVER AN HOUR;
OTHER PARK NEWS
Due to constant power outages at SFoG, 30 Acrophobia riders yesterday were left
dangling 200 feet in the air for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Fortuantley, safety mechanisms on the ride operated properly and the
riders were held in a stable postition until the ride could be manually lowered. According to many patrons that left the park,
they were more mad, than they were scared of the constant power failures at the park, which caused delays on most big rides,
though, Acrophobia's was indeed the longest. The park is investigating to why the outages occured. In other park news, Deja
Vu is getting a new floor above the station, so if the train valleys it will be easier to get the riders off and the ride
working. The floor is also being built on the two other Deja Vu's. The Georgia Cyclone is having construction being done to
its queue, with the park installing a new Lo-Q queue line near the regular entrance.
[6/14] SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN CLOSES TROUBLED 4D
RIDE, X FOR TIME BEING
Six Flags Magic Mountain, about 30 miles from Los Angeles, California, temporairily
closed its new prototype ride from Arrow Dynamics, X for the time being. The park had no comment on how long the ride would
be "Standing, But Not Operating."
X was supposed to be the prototype ride that would put Six Flags Inc. and SFMM
over the edge as the best park in the world with the best ride in the world. It was also supposed to bring back struggling
Arrow Dynamics back to the top of the roller coaster industry. Well, the plan backfired on both companies and put Arrow in
a worst spot than it was already in. The ride was supposed to open in Summer 2001, but didn't officialy take riders until
Christmas Eve 2001. Since then it has been tearing itself apart slowly until the ride was non-operable. The coaster received
heavy downtime this spring due to the fact in-house engineers attempted make repairs and enhancements themselves because Arrow
was is in no place financially to help out due thanks to the withheld payment on the ride and a $5.8 million lawsuit
because of delays in the coaster's opening.
It seems to only people that can indeed fix the ride is Arrow Dynamics, and with
that being the result SFMM declared X "SBNO" for the time being and all advertising regarding the $15 million "garden ornament"
has been stored away until the ride can be fixed. SFMM officials have told guests visiting the park not to expect to ride
SFMM has not made any official announcement as of yet, but be expecting one before
the month's end. The future of X is yet to be decided, but lets hope Six Flags and Arrow Dynamics can come to an agreement
to get this revolutionary ride working again and Arrow back on its feet. Until any announcement, don't expect to ride X anytime
soon. Courtesy: CoasterForce, Eric Sakowski
[6/12] SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA INTERESTED IN B&M
"SUPERMAN" FLYING COASTER*
Six Flags Great America, near Chicago, Illinois, is rumored to be interested
in installing a B&M "Superman-themed" flying coaster for the 2003 season. There is also speculation that the coaster could
be a clone of SFoG's new flying coaster, Superman: Ultimate Flight. This could be true, seeing how Six Flags Inc. is known
to clone many of its new prototype rides such as Batman: The Ride and Deja Vu. Some land clearing is already taking place
inside of the park, although if it is land clearing for a new ride is yet to be determined. Also, if SFGAm does indeed build
a B&M flying coaster, the park will have four B&M roller coasters, the most of any other park in the world. Below
is a map of the land area where the land is being cleared at SFGAm.
BLUE-Area where coaster could be built
RED-Recently removed land
YELLOW-Land that could be removed
[6/6] BANKRUPTCY WOES: ARROW DYNAMICS & VISIONLAND
IN MIDDLE OF TOUGH BANKRUPTCY CASES
Roller coaster manufacturer, Arrow Dynamics, has been in the midst of a
tough Chapter 11 bankruptcy case since December '01. It hasn't gotten any better since then. The majority shareholder in Arrow
has offered to buy the remaining interest for $384,000. Hong Kong businessman James T. King claims nearly 60 percent ownership
interest worth $1.8 million in the Clearfield-based roller coaster manufacturer. He has joined with Florida
developer Conrad Wagner in a bid for Arrow Dynamics. However Salt Lake attorney Steven McCardell representing unsecured creditors
owed $3.8 million, said, "Right now it looks like the bid is inadequate." The company filed for Chapter 11 in December
2001, after it lost millions after they midjudged the cost of building their new 4D coaster, X, for Six Flags Magic Mountain
in southern California. In a separate bid, Oklahoma-based Six Flags Inc. has offered to buy all Arrow Dynamics assets
related to X for $10,000 and the promise to discharge all of its claims against the Salt Lake company, in access of $5.8
million. "They're claiming they have a co-ownership interest (in X coaster assets), but that's ridiculous," Arrow Dynamics
president Fred Bolingbroke said. Arrow, over the past weeks have received many bids, but the King-Wagner bid is the highest
in money. Meanwhile, Alabama theme park Visionland, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy Tuesday. The park is in extensive debt,
with the park owing $100,000 million. The park, which has two coasters including the wooden coaster Rampage, can stay open
through the summer and will avoid paying unsecured creditors and bondholders. Chapter 9, which provides relief for publicy
funded events, protects all of the park's assets, suspends lawsuits Visionland faces and lets it operate with little court
oversight. Courtesy: Coasterbuzz, Stanford Examiner
[6/5] SFoG TO HAVE 14 COASTERS BY END OF 2005 ?*
According to a rumor that was submitted to Coasternet yesterday, SFoG is planning to becoming
the east coast's largest theme park, dethroning Parmount's Kings Dominion. Here is the full rumor: 'Six Flags over Georgia
is working to become the East Coast's largest park, taking the honor from PKD. Next year will bring a hypercoaster and a kiddie
coaster, bringing the coaster count up to 11. The following year will see a family coaster and a wild mouse, giving them 13
coasters and then finally, a 4D will arrive in 2005.' I don't think this is a true rumor, but I don't believe it
to be complety false either. There has been many rumors saying SFoG will get a hyper-coaster next year, and the possiblity
of an Arrow 4D coming to the park in the next few years. We will have to wait and see...!
[5/27] SFoG WORKER KILLED AT BATMAN; BATMAN: THE RIDE CLOSED
SFoG endured its first tragedy of the 2002 season. A 58-year-old seasonal employee, who was
in his first season as an SFoG employee, was struck by a teenage girl's leg on Batman: The Ride. The accident happened near
5:00pm yesterday afternoon. The man was in a restricted area beneath the inverted coaster. He was then struck by the leg of
a 14-year-old girl seated in the front car of the coaster. The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The girl suffered a minor leg injury and was taken to Wellstar Cobb Hospital. A shoe lost by
the girl hit a 21-year-old woman sitting behind her, causing minor injuries that did not require any hospitalization. Lisa
Bigazzi-Tilt, the park spokeswoman, said officials did not know why the worker was in a restricted area. "All no-access
areas are clearly marked and employees are cautioned not to enter them at any time," she said. John Odum said the man was
recently promoted to forman and was responsible for keeping the grounds clean. "He would not have had any reason to be in
that area," Odum said. Odum, who is VP and GM of SFoG, said Batman: The Ride will remain closed until state and OSHA workers
can investigate the scene. This causes speculation that congressmen, who have been wanting to reduce "dangerous forces" on
coasters, could use this accident to their advantage, saying the dangerous forces that B: TR could bring killed the man.
[5/14] SFoG SEASON PASS DAY: NOVEMBER 3RD.
SFoG's first Season Pass Day will be held November 3rd, one week after the park closes for
the 2002 season. If you have a Six Flags season pass, this would be a good day to attend, seeing that only season pass holders
can attend and some season pass holders (general public) probably don't want to go in the cold November. I will no doubt be
there, and if you have a season pass I recommend you going as well. NOTE: You will be notified by a postcard if you have a
Six Flags season pass, but note, if you still have the green paper and not the actual card, you will not receive one until
[4/28] SFoG RUMORED TO GET HYPER-COASTER IN 2003*
Some inside sources claim that SFoG management has been
in works with a major coaster company to design a hyper-coaster for the park in 2003. The companies appear to be Intamin,
B&M, or Vekoma. B&M and Vekoma seem unlikely since B&M just completed Superman: Ultimate Flight for SFoG, and
SFoG management would probably not go with Vekoma because of the numerous problems with Deja Vu. Intamin, who is yet to built
a roller coaster at SFoG, would probably be a strong candidate. There has also been rumor that Intamin would make one of its
impulse coasters, where Free Fall is. It is only the beginning of the 2002 season, but the 2003 and beyond rumor season has
[4/7] S:UF DESIGNERS SURPRISED BY FORCE ON PRETZEL LOOP
Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, designers of SFoG's
newest coaster, Superman: Ultimate Flight said they were surprised by the extreme G-Force felt on they're newest element,
the pretzel loop. The G-Force near the front and middle of the train is 3.5 Gs, but in the back seats, the G-Force rises to
4. "We wanted to create that flying experience," Mabillard said. "But the curve itself added something we didn't
anticipate" -- a strong forceful feeling. The renowed Swiss firm had lately been making coasters that were very smooth, yet
not intense and quite boring to some enthusiasts and riders. With Superman: Ultimate Flight and some of they're new speed
coasters opening soon, that opinion could change. Either way, they make great coasters, and most riders are raving about this
new flying coaster and its pretzel loop.
[4/6] MY FIRST TRIP REPORT FROM SFoG--2002
Well, I got my fame and glory to day, finally traveling to SFoG for my
first of many trips to SFoG this season. I was one of the first one hundred General Public riders on the excellent S:UF, and
although numerous delays and a 2 hour and 20 minute-wait, I finally rode the exciting Deja Vu. Go to the new Trip Reports
page to read my long and exciting trip to SFoG!
[4/5] S:UF UPDATE
This is old news probably to most of you, but
here goes. Yesterday, of course, was Superman: Ultimate Flight's Media Day. In attendence, was 600+ coaster ride Paul Ruben,
Claude Mabillard, and John Odum. Mabillard is co-designer of Superman: Ultimate Flight, and Odum is the General Manager and
Vice President of SFoG. Ruben, who has ridden over 600 roller coasters, said S: UF was magnificent and a one-of-a-kind
experience. Obviously, he liked it. As did, the hundred of other people that got the chance to ride the ride numerous times.
According to many enthusiasts, the pretzel loop is the best element ever, and pulls many Gs, especially near the back seat!
Also, SFoG supposedly scrapped the tunnel that was going on S:UF, but it turned out they did in fact put one in, but only
the size of half of one train. This already famous ride is set to open to the public April 6, 2002! I plan to be in attendence
and will give you my review when I return!
[4/2] TIME WARNER STILL LOSERS IN SFoG CASE
Court of Appeals has again upheld a massive punitive damages verdict against the former management of Six Flags Over Georgia.
Ten judges on the 12-member court unanimously upheld the $257 million award issued against Time Warner Entertainment Co. Two
of the court's members had recused themselves from the case, which was appealed by AOL Time Warner Inc. Read more on this article at ajc.com. Article by Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
[3/25] S:UF/SITE UPDATE
Thanks to Robert Ulrich and An Unofficial Guide
To SFoG, we have new pics of the almost ready S:UF, and some of the surrounding area. Go to the New For 2002,
page for more info and the pics. Also, due to your continuing support, the SFoG Info Center keeps growing. Yesterday, I added
the Archives page, which has news and rumors from the latter half of the 2001 season. We would really appreciate
more feedback, so email us or go to the Contact page and fill out the forms on the site. Thanks so much!
[3/23] SFoG OPENS FOR 2002 SEASON!
SFoG finally opened its gates yesterday, opening for the
first time in 5 months! Yesterday marked the 35th time the park has at a 'season opening!' Though there were minimal people
at the park, lines were long due to many delays and malfunctions of the popular rides such as The Georgia Cyclone, Scream
Machine, Dahlonega Mine Train, and Deja Vu. The worse malfunction, though, was Deja Vu, who valleyed late this afternoon.
This is not a good sign to this popular, but dismal coaster. Stay tuned for more updates on the 'Super Park of the South!'
[3/22] B&M TO MAKE FIRST WOODEN COASTER?*
My source has unconfirmed information that
renowned coaster designers, Bolliger & Mabillard has plans to design a wooden roller coaster at an unidentified park.
If B&M did design a wooden roller coaster, we do not know who would supply the track and supports. Giovanola has supplied
B&M over the years with their steel track. Check weekly for more information on this story.
[3/20] SFoG TO OPEN S:UF APRIL 6th
According to The Unofficial Guide To Six Flags
Over Georgia, SFoG has confirmed it will open its new B&M flying coaster, Superman: Ultimate Flight, to the public.
This coaster will open very quickly compared to SFoG's disasterous nightmare with their new coaster last year, Deja Vu. Deja
Vu has been rumored to still have problems. Superman: Ultimate Flight's opening day could be pushed back, though, due to sensor
problems on B&M's other flying coaster, AIR. It is doubtful, though, the opening date will be pushed back. April 6th will
be a joyous and memorable day!
[3/13] S:UF/AIR UPDATE
Six Flags over Georgia has started to send invitations
to certain individuals inviting them to Superman: Ultimate Flight's Media Day. The speculated Media Day is FRIDAY, APRIL
5, 2002. Also, I updated the NEW FOR 2002 page with a pic of AIR dual station, and I broke the two flying coasters
statiscally. Be patient, more SFoG reviews are coming, but I think Im going to wait till the park opens so I get a good, refreshed
memory of what the rides feel like. It has been 5 months since we rode these rides! Also, for March 14, check out the NEW
FOR 2002 page for an up-close view of AIR's trains, which should identical to one's on S:UF, except for a different color
[3/4] NO TUNNEL FOR S:UF?*
There had been speculation for awhile that
Superman: Ultimate Flight would have a short, but entertaining tunnel before the barrel roll. Well, my source has unconfirmed
data that the tunnel has been scraped. Also, my source has said this B&M flying coaster will not have a heavy theme like
many had hoped and planned. If all this is true, S:UF could suffer slightly in guests ratings. In other news, SFoG had been
working weekly with Vekoma to try and "fix" Deja Vu. The coaster had had brake problems during its short opening stint late
[3/3] S:UF/SFoG UPDATE
Superman: Ultimate Flight has received its trains,
and will begin testing this Monday. SFoG still plans to open the ride April 6, but people still hope it will be Opening Day.
Maybe SFoG will have a "soft" opening on S:UF, like they did with Deja Vu. Also, SixFlags.com has posted SFoG's shows listing
for 2002. Go check them out!
[2/26] S: UF RESTRAINTS
According to Coaster Force, the newest picture on the NEW
FOR 2002 page is supposedly similar to the B&M prone restraint that will be used on AIR and S: UF. The restraints,
according to Coaster Force, will be very similar to Arrow's 4D coaster, X, though the way you sit and load will be different.
Restraints Should Be Similar To S:UF's|
4D Coaster 'X' at SFMM|
[2/14] S:UF AND OFFSEASON UPDATE
finished SFoG's new flying coaster, Superman: Ultimate Flight, yesterday, installing the final piece of track. Of course,
the ride isn't completely done, with still theming, test runs, and final preparations still neede to be done. Trains should
arrive in the next week. Also, according to many sources, the new coaster should be ready by the beginning of Spring Break.
In other SFoG news, the park is planning on putting "virtual lockers" throughout the park at popular and big rides.
There will be a total of 1, 500 lcokers, much like the ones at Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Guest will be able to rent
them for $7 each via a wristband. With the wristband, you will have access to one locker per ride. Also, many rides will be
able to use the Lo-Q system for the first time, this time with improved specs. Finally, SFoG Info Center has learned that
SFoG will open all sections of the park at one time. In the past, Gotham City and Cotton States would open at 11:00 AM besides
10:00 AM, which is when the park opens.
[1/22] OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
Six Flags over
Georgia finally announced their new Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster. John Odum, Six Flags over Georgia's VP and GM
announced the ride's name as being SUPERMAN- ULTIMATE FLIGHT. Other important facts were realeased, and you can find them
at the NEW FOR 2002 page.