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Park News - (7/24/14) This may be a good year to visit Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia if you haven’t been in awhile. The park reports that they are doubling their staffing levels for the 2014 haunt event to make this the largest Fright Fest in the park’s history. They are also holding a casting call this weekend and next weekend to find all the ‘scare actors’ that they need. (For details apply online here)
The park will also introduce a brand new maze this year called Apocalypse, “where campers are seeking refuge from the zombie apocalypse, but find themselves trapped by the undead.” There will also be two new scare zones this year: Cemetery of the Undead and Hidden Horrors. All together, Fright Fest at SFOG will offer 7 mazes and 5 scare zones, 5 live shows, and hundreds of monsters and it all kicks off each evening at 6pm with “The Awakening” show on the Dare Devil Dive stage.
(4/30/14) The 2014 season at Six Flags over Georgia will be extended this year with the addition of a new Holiday In The Park winter event. This new annual holiday festival will take place from Nov. 22nd through to January 4th and feature over one million LED lights to decorate the park as well as many Christmas trees and other holiday decorations, special shows, tasty holiday treats to eat as well as Santa Claus himself. Many of the park’s rides will still be open, including Goliath and Georgia Scorcher. A special holiday light walk-through display will be created around the park’s historic 1910 Riverview Carousel.
2014 - Hurricane Harbor - (5/30/14) Six Flags over Georgia will open their new Hurricane Harbor waterpark TODAY, May 30th. Video footage of the park in action can be found below showing off the park’s highlight attractions like Tsunami Surge, Calypso Bay, Bonzai Pipeline and Paradise Island.
(5/7/14) Six Flags over Georgia has released some new details about Calypso Bay, the huge new wave pool inside the new Hurricane Harbor waterpark, which is set t open on May 23rd. Six Flags tells us that Calypso Bay is 38,000 square-feet in size, up to 6 feet deep, and has two massive wave machine systems (from Wavetek Technology) that will generate waves up to 4 feet in height in eight different wave patterns.
It took the work crews two full days to pour the 1846 tons of concrete needed to create Calypso Bay, which drained 76 concrete trucks. It’s also fun to know that Calypso Bay sits in almost the exact same location of the old Southern Star Amphitheater.
(8/29/13) The idea sounds a bit crazy to me, but Six Flags over Georgia made it official, the former Southern Star amphitheater location will be repurposed as an all new Hurricane Harbor waterpark in 2014 as the largest expansion in the park's history.
Themed as a Caribbean getaway full of lush vegitatation and thrilling water fun. Enjoy the Hurricane Bay 38,000 sqft wave pool, Tsunami Surge (dual slide that drops riders 5-storys down into an enclosed bowl), Bonzai Pipelines (several slides), Paradise Island kiddie water play area and more.
Admission to the new Hurricane Harbor is free with general park admission, or a Season Pass, giving you two parks for one price.
2015 - JOKER Chaos Coaster / Harley Quinn SpinSanity / Dive Bomber @ WhiteWater - (9/8/14) In case you missed it, this past weekend was the last chance for anyone to ride the Cliffhanger slide at Six Flags White Water. It will now be transformed into Dive Bomber when it reopens in 2015.
(8/28/14) Confirmed, coming to Gotham City will be JOKER Chaos Coaster, a 7-story tall Super Loop flat ride. Also new will be another spinning flat ride called Harley Quinn Spinsanity. "Hop on this classic ride with your entire family with a new twist, as you challenge other riders to see who succeeds to spin around the most then stand up without feeling dizzy." Spinsanity appears to be a Tilt-A-Whirl.
Also new, Six Flags WhiteWater will add Dive Bomber in 2015, the tallest slide in the park which will drop you down from the standing position from within a drop pod.
(8/26/14) Coaster-Net did some incredible digging into the official Six Flags website and using their knowledge of Drupal, the content management system Six Flags uses for it, apparently they were able to pull the names for many of the new 2015 attractions to be announced on Thursday.
According to their report Six Flags over Georgia is getting Joker’s Chaos, which based on my prior riddle solving below, should turn out to be one of several Larson 22m Super Loop style flat rides. Don’t let Six Flags fool you if they try however, these are not roller coasters in any sense of the definition. Based on the name, I’m guessing this will go into Gotham City somewhere.
The nearby WhiteWater waterpark will also get something new called Dive Bomber.
(8/23/14) While I was thinking that SFOG would be looking to expand their new but modest-sized Hurricane Harbor waterpark in 2015, I’m hearing that they have other plans and may not do the waterpark thing until 2016. I’ve heard two rumors so far for two different plans. So either the park is adding two different projects, or had to pick one of the two… so here they are:
1) According to mostly rumored sources, I’m told that the park may have been planning a complete renovation to their Bugs Bunny World kiddie area. We saw a similar sounding renovation done to Bugs Bunny World at Six Flags Magic Mountain for 2014, which also added a small Speedy Gonzales coaster from Zamperla at the same time. Maybe history will repeat itself.
2) My second concept comes from the hints the park has been releasing. In the first video we saw a couple of guys looking at blueprints, and one draws a big circle on the page with his finger. I didn’t think much of it until the pattern started to form up with hints from Great Adventure I’d seen this week. , which have also been about circles and loops. Yesterday SFOG posted a new video on Facebook that you will be 70 feet up and looking straight down, showing off two people 70 feet up in a cherry picker in the middle of the park.
Add to this my hunch about what SFGAdv is also getting, and I think I have the solution: The 22m Super Loop ride… a giant sized version of what you are used to seeing at traveling carnivals. 70 feet tall and will take you up to the stop and pause to give you a nice long look at the ground below. Am I crazy? Maybe… but I think I’m seeing a trend and Elitch Gardens just added one of these this season called Brain Drain, but not without some downtime issues early on in the season.
2016 - Hurricane Harbor Expansion - Rumor - (8/23/14) Early word is that we can look for an expansion to the Hurricane Harbor waterpark to go in this year.