SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
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Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (7/24/15) Six Flags over Georgia has announced some details about what is new at this year's Fright Fest. One new feature will be the addition of a whopping 12 (yes, twelve) Scare Zones throughout the park. Details about three of them were mentioned:
sit and when the buzzer sounds, they are to spin themselves silly, as fast as they can. The faster they spin, the faster the lights on the central pole will rise to the top, and the first person to light up the entire pole wins.
ZMB - An interactive behind-the-scenes view of the horror process, which will give some guests the chance to become a Scare Actor themselves to terrorize their friends.
The Mourning - "where ceremonial chants of buried souls can be heard throughout the night as guests enter the park;"
Big Top Terror - Ruled by the Wicked Ringmaster.
Fright Fest 2015 will offer 5 Haunted Mazes and 4 Live Shows.
(6/23/15) Six Flags over Georgia will be hosting the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at the park on July 3-5, 2015. Each night the park will put on a firework show at aproximately 9:30pm. Guests who bring a Coke can to the park will be admitted to the park one hour early for special ride sessions on: The Joker: Chaos Coaster, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, Dare Devil Dive, Goliath, Batman: The Ride and Mind Bender.
(6/18/15) Six Flags over Georgia sent out a promotional email this week that mentioned an interesting new attraction at the park called Spin-U-Win. They say that new “game” is the only one of it’s kind. A pair of guests can climb aboard one of two “rotating boards”,
If Spin-U-Win sounds familiar, it should as one of the new gaming attractions from Skyline Attractions, marketed as GamesURide, alongside their other attraction, Strike-U-Up.
2015 - JOKER Chaos Coaster / Harley Quinn SpinSanity / Dive Bomber @ WhiteWater -
(6/2/15) Six Flags White Water opened their new Dive Bomber waterslide which starts off by loading you into a drop pod with a trapdoor before you take the plunge.
(5/27/15) Screamscape was invited to Six Flags over Georgia to try out the park's new Joker's Chaos Coaster (Larson SuperLoop) and we sent Steven back again to take the park's latest creation for a spin and send back his thoughts.
"Overall, the ride is smooth, not too short and not too long. It is EXACTLY the same as the standard Ring Of Fire carnival ride in terms of operation. In terms of seating, the ride differs and allows riders seated outside the front and back to "face off" against each other. Be warned, these seats are quite snug and some of the riders had their knees touching the knees of the person across from them. The OTS restraints come down on the shoulders quite hard and the excessive hangtime can prove a bit uncomfortable. Overall, this is a ride I would skip on future visits, but kids who love coasters and rides will probably want to ride and ride again. I'm glad to see the park make use of the space where the coaster sits (where the old Batman show was, across from Crime Wave (Yo-Yo ride) but there is a complete lack of theming."
(3/23/15) For those wondering, the Joker: Chaos Coaster has really yet to begin serious construction yet at Six Flags over Georgia, but the piece are on site, as seen by photos sent in by a reader.
(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 - DC SUPER FRIENDS - Confirmed - (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.
(8/25/15) Interesting...much like in the Chicago area, it seems the local media in Atlanta also recieved shipments of super hero capes... or at least Batman and Wonder Woman capes seen in one group shot. Pictures were showing up on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #SFOGSuperHero16.
With a pair of DC Comic themed flat rides added in 2015, could a Justice League dark ride be added in 2016 after all?
2016 - Wahoo Racer @ Six Flags White Water - Confirmed - (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.