Sky Lift
Website: Stone Mountain Park Homepage
Ride Type: Ski Lift
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.0000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 5
Last Review: 7/7/2007 12:55:00 PM
In User Top 10: 2 times.
User Tracker Count: 19 times.

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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up razor12 on 7/7/2007 12:55:00 PM
The Sky Lift is amazing! You get some pretty great views in. Its a slow and relaxing ride to the top of the mountain. Great Ride!

3 Rating
-4 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bunkleg on 4/9/2005 11:34:00 PM
Wow, a Sky Lift... I wouldnt really consider a ride. Its just to get you to the top of the mountain.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 8/7/2004 10:22:00 PM
Update time... I visited Stone Mountain once again today, my first such trip in quite a while. Though I was disappointed that the train was not running, I was still glad to be albe to ride the sky lift. Redone right before the 96 Olympics (the Olympic torch was among the first passengers on the redesign), the new station is improved to me. The sky car is the same, I believe, a classic Von Roll gondola transport. A little bigger than the old gondolas (still on display in the lower part), they are nice, roomy, and a great way to quickly ascend the largest boulder in the east. After gladly forking over the $7 to climb up 500 feet, we boarded. On the way up, you get fantastic views. The carving is still amazing, better than the artists works in South Dakota to me, depicting three illustrious Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis, and Generals Thomas Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. The scupture itself, alone a big chunk of the ride experience, is doing fairly well, though a bit of wear is evident. The views are awesome -- you can see probably 50-60 miles in either direction, from the skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta, to the foothills of the Appalacians in North Georgia, to the battlefields of Kennesaw Mountain (another favorite historic site of mine, easily 30-40 miles away). Overall, the ride is enjoyable, and at 5PM (when we rode), it provided an awesome view as the sun had approached the horizon, with its orange blazing color shining upon all of the trees and such, and the view up top is, again, spectacular, and the mountain itself, with its sheer drops and massive volume, really is awesome. I recommend that anyone who visits Atlanta shoudl visit Stone Mt. Park, and either take the Skycar to the top, or the train around the park (or preferably, do both!). Worth a 9 as my favorie sky car experience, edging out Busch Gardens Tampas sky ride across the Serengeti lands.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Swimace on 4/27/2004 10:18:00 PM
I love the Gondala ride. We used to hike to the top of the mountain and take this down. Going down was really fun. You drop at a pretty quick rate and the view is great.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up woofboy111 on 1/26/2004 2:30:00 PM
I wasnt relly expecting much from this because it is just a sky lift ride. You buy a ticket and load into a car that looks a lot like New Yorks Roosevelt Island Tram, and you start out on the ride up the mountain. The car moved suprisingly fast and before you knew it the trees were getting farther and farther away and the car was up on the top of the mountian. The scary part was going down though. You start out going down with the mountian not that far below you and before you knew it the mountian dropped away because of the shape of the mountian, and you seemed to be dropping too fast, and then you were at the bottom of the mountain.

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