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Park News - (6/17/16) Six Flags over Georgia confirmed that they were removing the Dodge City Bumper Cars located next to the Superman Ultimate Flight rollercoaster. The bumper cars have been in the park since 1973 and closed at the end of Thursday evening to make way for a new and bigger attraction in that area coming in 2017. No clues were given as to what the new attraction would be, but i’m still hoping it will be a Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride.
(6/16/16) While we're supposed to find out on sometime on Thursday which attraction at SFOG is leaving the latest hint (It's a 70's dance craze!) has led many to believe the ride to be removed will be the park's bumper cars which opened in 1983. The attraction is also located at a bit of a dead end next to the Superman coaster, which would actually be a great location for a Justice League ride I think. We'll know more soon.
(6/14/16) Six Flags over Georgia will close and removing an old park attraction on Thursday to make way for something new in 2017. The park announced this on Twitter and the only clue we have so far is that the attraction being removed has been there for over 30 years. On the coaster side of things, the only coasters at the park old enough to fit the bill would be the Dahlonega Mine Train, Great American Scream Machine and Mind Bender. I really doubt they would remove Mind Bender, and GASM has fairly simple out and back style layout that wouldn't make the best candidate for an RMC transformation, so I'm guessing it may be a non-coaster ride up for removal unless the Main Train has just gotten too old to keep. It could be one of the park's water rides like the Log Jamboree (1968), Splashwater Falls (1986) or Thunder River (1982) I suppose. Many of the Six Flags parks have removed their Shoot the Chutes style water rides like Splashwater Falls, so I'm leaning towards that one right now. Anyone know more?
(6/3/16) Blue Hawk (formerly Ninja) will reopen to the public after a special ceremony to honor the Military on June 9th, with the ceremony taking place at noon. In addition to the new look and refurbishment made to the track the park has confirmed the addition of two new trains with new soft-vest style restraints that will greatly improve rider comfort. A video of the Blue Hawk coaster making a test run has been posted to YouTube.
(6/1/16) A reader at Six Flags over Georgia caught a look at the new Blue Hawk (formerly Ninja) train on the tracks, and I've got to say that it really does look like an entirely new train and not just a retrofitted old train. Perhaps some of the steel under the fiberglass is old, but if so they really have rebuilt these trains from the ground up then.
(5/19/16) According to Six Flags over Georgia, Ninja will be renamed Blue Hawk when it reopens on June 2nd, featuring a new US Military aircraft theme.
(4/22/16) Six Flags over Georgia has now launched a contest asking guests to help rename Ninja. You can enter your vote online at the Six Flags website and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on June 9th at 11am. Your three choices are: American Eagle, Blue Hawk or Air Commander. Voting will take place from now through to May 8th.
(4/7/16) According to what Screamscape has been told Bugs Bunny Boomtown is now open, while the DC Super Friends area isn't planned to be ready until Memorial Day Weekend. I'm assuming the new NINJA may be ready to roll at about the same time. Speaking of which, according to the rumor mill, the new blue Ninja will be keeping the same Arrow trains as before, but is rumored to have had Vekoma come in and add their new soft-vest style restraints to them, as well as perform some work on the track. When the ride reopens however, I'm hearing that it wont be called NINJA anymore however, but will instead have a brand new name.
(4/5/16) Just a word of warning for anyone wanting to try to The New Revolution VR Coaster experience at Six Flags over Georgia. According to a reader who visited the other day, the addition to the VR gear has dramatically increased the length of time it takes to load and dispatch the trains. Our reader reports that they got in line where the 60 minute wait marker was, but the true wait time was nearly three times as long… as it took them 2 hours and 55 minutes to get to the front with three trains in operation.
(3/24/16) Ninja at Six Flags over Georgia is now officially turning BLUE. You can see a great pic tweeted out by the park earlier today.
(3/15/16) According to a post by ParkJourney, they have confirmed that Vekoma's new vest-style harness system will be put to use on Ninja when it opens. However, we still don't know if this will be an entirely new train, or if they have simply added the new restraint system to the old trains.
(3/12/16) Six Flags over Georgia has send us a great split screen video showing how The New Revolution VR Coaster experience syncs up so well with the track layout of their Dare Devil Dive Coaster. We've also posted a second video on Facebook showing off a bit of the new Bugs Bunny Boomtown experience that the park sent us as well, just follow the link and like our FB page to see even more.
Experience The New Revolution VR Coaster experience as seen while riding Dare Devil Dive Coaster at Six Flags over Georgia.Posted by Screamscape on Saturday, March 12, 2016
(3/12/16) I contacted the park about what was going on with Ninja and while they are not ready to reveal exactly what is going on, they did confirm that Ninja would not be ready to open with the rest of the park this weekend. They did confirm that a new version of Ninja would open later this Spring and as we did see on the map, they confirmed it would be getting some new colors. They promise that the details about the new Ninja will be coming next week, but promise that it will, “make the ride a much better experience for our guests.”
So while new paint is always pleasing to the eye, the best way to make a coaster with a reputation for being a little on the rough side a “better experience” is usually the introduction of new trains, with a new kind of restraint system. This could be a perfect time to add the newer style Vekoma trains with the soft vest style restraint system, as it did wonders to improve the ride experience on Carowinds’ Carolina Cobra (Vekoma Boomerang). Just a thought...
(3/10/16) Is something odd going on with Ninja at Six Flags over Georgia? According to the downloadable PDF version of the park map on the official website Ninja is listed as "The All New Ninja - Coming Late Spring 2016"in the description for #39, but the ride's graphic logo has been removed from the map, and the coaster has been recolored on the map to show blue track with white supports, when the coaster normally has had black supports and red track.
And before you wonder if perhaps Ninja was considered for the VR Coaster treatment before Dare Devil Dive... nope... because this version of the map is also new enough to list that coaster (#9) as "NEW! The New Revolution at Dare Devil Dive". So.... anyone know what's in store for Ninja this season and want to share?
(3/7/16) The local news reports that two men broke into the Six Flags White Water waterpark while it was closed, getting through three different security fences along the way, so that they could climb into the park's giant Tornado waterslide with their skateboards and use it like a halfpipe. They have since been arrested and charged with over $20,000 in damages done to the waterslide's fiberglass surface that needed to be repaired.
(3/3/16) Breaking News - Six Flags has announced some crazy news that will impact all of their parks in 2016, the addition of a new VR Coaster experience being added to a coaster at several of their theme parks. To put this new program in action as quickly as possible each of the parks will roll out one of two possible themed VR worlds on the selected coasters.
A Superman VR experience will be added to Superman: Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America and Superman: The Ride at Six Flags New England. Unlike previous VR coasters experiences we’ve seen tested over the last couple years on smaller family sized coasters, you can imagine the added impact of visually taking the plunge off the top of a skyscraper with Superman while you are actually taking a 200 foot plunge down the coaster’s first drop yourself in the real world.
The second VR world experience is called “The New Revolution” and has been given a high-tech fighter jet theme as you fly over a city as an alien mothership descends and attacks. If this sounds a bit like the movie Independence Day, or the new sequel hitting the theaters this summer, I’m sure that was deliberate. You’ll be able to battle the alice invasion on The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain (launching March 26), on Shockwave at Six Flags over Texas and Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags over Georgia (launching March 12) as well as Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis, Goliath at La Ronde and Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape soon afterwards.
To roll this new experience out to guests as quickly as possible Six Flags enlisted the aid of VR Coasters and will be using Samsung Gear VR headgear at the parks, which was co-designed with the aid of Oculus and actually uses a Samsung smartphone locked away inside the headset for the computing power and visuals. According to Six Flags the new VR experience will be offered to all riders FOR FREE, but you don’t have to wear it if you don’t want to, and there will be plenty of headsets to go around for the riders, including time to have them wiped down and cleaned between riders.
2016 - DC SUPER FRIENDS / BUGS BUNNY BOOMTOWN - (5/29/16) Six Flags over Georgia opened their new DC Super Friends kids area this week. Some video footage of the new themed land and attractions has been embedded below.
(1/27/16) Six Flags over Georgia posted a quick video look at the big empty spot in the park where Bugs Bunny World used to be, removed to make way for Bugs Bunny Boom town to open on March 12.
(9/9/15) I've got a quick breakdown about what's really brand new and what is existing but will be rethemed for Six Flags over Georgia's 2016 additions.
The new rides in the DC Super Friends area will be: Superman Tower of Power, The Batcopters, Wonder Woman Flight School and Harley Quinn Mirror Maze. The Joker Funhouse Coaster will actually be the rethemed version of the park's current Wile E Coyote Canyon Blaster coaster.
Meanwhile the new rides in Bugs Bunny Boomtown will be: Daffy Duck's Bucket Blasters, Speedy Gonzales Speed Boats, Yosemite Sam's Wacky Wagons. The Looney Tunes Adventure Camp interactive playground will actually be the existing attraction at Whistlestop Park, but will be moved, completely rethemed, and reinstalled inside Bugs Bunny Boomtown. The following three rides from Bugs Bunny World will be rethemed and renamed:
Santa Maria Boats will become the new Bugs Bunny High Sea Adventure
Convoy Grande will become the Acme Trucking Company
Tweety's Tree House will be renamed Tweety's Tweehouse
(9/3/15) 12 new rides and attractions are coming to the park as Six Flags will build the world’s first kids area themed to the DC SUPER FRIENDS characters as well as transforming the current Bugs Bunny World area into Bugs Bunny Boomtown as well.
“These two new sections of the park will offer families hours and hours of fun with attractions mom, dad and the kids can experience together,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “This latest expansion continues our multi-year plan to provide thrills for guests of all ages and includes the addition of Hurricane Harbor in 2014, two new devious rides in Gotham City in 2015 and other additions planned for the future.”
The original Dolphin Show area, which has remained at the park since the 1990’s, will be transformed into the epicenter for the all-new DC Super Friends kids’ area and will feature 5 new attractions, including:
Superman Tower of Power, which releases the dare devil in the bravest of souls throughout this 65-foot tall bouncing thrill ride;
The Batcopters, an opportunity to help save the City of Gotham by flying high in the sky;
Wonder Woman Flight School, where pilots can take flight and control their own invisible jet;
Harley Quinn Mirror Maze, filled with disproportioned mirrors and devious stares; and
The Joker Funhouse Coaster, the ultimate family thrill ride to show no fear and conquer the Super-Villain through 900 feet of track at 30 miles per hour.
The park’s current children’s area, Bugs Bunny World, will be re-themed to Bugs Bunny Boomtown and feature seven attractions, including:
Daffy Ducks Bucket Blasters, a wild and crazy family water battle;
Speedy Gonzales Speed Boats, where guests will be screaming “Andale Andale” on six speed boats;
Bugs Bunny High Sea Adventure, a chance to fly through the air on a junior sea-worthy quest;
Yosemite Sam’s Wacky Wagons, an old western spin on a junior ferris wheel perfect for junior cowpokes;
Looney Tunes Adventure Camp, an interactive playground with Bugs Bunny and all the Looney Tunes characters;
Acme Trucking Company, a monster truck driving voyage to help Wile E. Coyote try to capture the Road Runner;
Tweety’s Tweehouse, a 20-foot up and down journey into the little chirping bird’s nest.
Bugs Bunny Boomtown is scheduled to open for the 2016 season in early spring and the DC Super Friends themed area is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.
2016 - Wahoo Racer @ Six Flags White Water - Confirmed - (4/28/16) Six Flags has confirmed that the new Wahoo Racer at WhiteWater will open to the public on May 21st.
(2/5/16) CoasterChitChat has posted a video on Facebook driving past Six Flags White Water to check on the installation of the new Wahoo Racer slides, but unfortunately it looks like the only thing done so far was remove the park’s old mat racer slide.
(9/3/15) Six Flags White Water is off to the races in 2016 with the addition of the all-new Wahoo Racer. The thrilling multi-lane water slide complex will be the largest in the world and add to the park’s impressive line-up of more than 50 slides and attractions at the South’s Most Thrilling Water Park.
“This new massive water slide complex will provide our guests the chance to challenge friends and family members for the ultimate crown of Wahoo Racer champion,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties Park President Dale Kaetzel. “Our new slide complex continues our commitment of providing Six Flags White Water guests with the best water park in the Southeast.”
The two-tiered mat slider will send racers through an intense, snake-like stretch of multi-colored tubes and then into track-like style sprinting lanes and will feature a 60 foot tower visible from the freeway, speeds up to 40 feet per second.
2017 - Justice League: Battle For Metropolis / New Attraction - Rumor - (7/20/16)
Looks like the local planning board just spilled the beans on Six Flags over Georgia's new 2017 addition in the same way that just happened in New Jersey... meeting notes list that the park is planning a "Six Flags Justice League Ride".
(7/12/16) CoasterChitChat has posted a good look at the construction clearing taking place at Six Flags over Georgia for the mystery 2017 project. From the look of things they have cleared out a lot of space behind the old bumper car structure. Something for the new attraction has already arrived and is being kept under tarps.
While my early suspicion is that the park may get one of the Justice League dark rides, the reports own research on the project make them think it could be a new coaster, and they could be right, as it has been several years since the park last got one.
(6/17/16) Six Flags over Georgia confirmed that they were removing the Dodge City Bumper Cars located next to the Superman Ultimate Flight rollercoaster. The bumper cars have been in the park since 1973 and closed at the end of Thursday evening to make way for a new and bigger attraction in that area coming in 2017. No clues were given as to what the new attraction would be, but i’m still hoping it will be a Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride.