SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
& White Water Atlanta
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.
(6/5/15) The story about Six Flags over Georgia banning your belly button has now hit the local news. Check out their own report in the video below, but it's too bad they didn't catch on that the park updated the dress code policy to include mentions of half-shirts the day AFTER the incident.
(6/3/15) Six Flags over Georgia apparently has a new enemy... and it's one that every park guest has on them, ready to whip it out at a moments notice and bring an end to the very world! Yes... I'm talking about Belly Buttons.
I received a report that a couple entered Six Flags over Georgia but were grabbed by security upon entry because the woman was wearing a short tank top / halter top that exposed her belly button for the world to see. Apparently, this is now a sin in the state of Georgia... or at least at Six Flags over Georgia and "Ssssshh... don't you tell anyone at the Hurricane Harbor waterpark!!"
Anyway, they made her buy a new top at one of the park' gift shops that ended up being far more revealing that she wanted, as it had split open sides that completely exposed her bra. She tries to tie it back to tighten it and close the gap, but Oops!! That Belly Button poked out again and once again security grabbed them, which ended up with a trip to Guest Services who eventually kicked them out of the park with no refund for the tickets or the needless shirt purchase, just for arguing the matter.
ThemeParkUniversity actually posted an excellent write up of the events, complete with PICTURES taken in the park of the woman's outfit, both before and after. Even better, they grabbed screen captures of the official DRESS CODE published on the Six Flags website for the park on June 1st, and again on June 2nd after changes were made after the fact, regarding the issue of half shirts and belly button exposure. Why in the heck Six Flags over Georgia has suddenly gone postal over Belly Buttons is beyond me!
Even more amazing is the fact that Six Flags over Georgia just sent me a PRESS KIT for the opening of their new Dive Bomber waterslide at the White Water waterpark that features... you guessed it... images of guests showing off fully exposed belly buttons. I also wonder if the park is planning on hosting any local Cheerleading competitions this summer? Many theme park's do... and all those girls come with Belly Buttons, often with outfits designed to expose them on purpose. And I wonder if Six Flags still ever uses the Lola Bunny costume they used to have... the one that features Lola with a half shirt and exposed belly. Just saying... this Belly Button ban really is kind of over the top silly, especially for a company as big as Six Flags. Let's hope they make this right somehow after they ruined this couple’s day at the park, and tarnished their opinion about the Six Flags brand.
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 - Justice League: Battle For Metropolis - Rumor - (6/9/15) After talking to a few people, I'm hearing that two more version of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis are being planned for the 2016 season. From the sound of things, the one solid lock for the first one seems to be for Six Flags Great America. I don't know the location of where it might go, though it was pointed out that the park could put the old IMAX / Pictorium building to use for it.
The location of the second one is more up for debate it seems, with rumors pointing to both Six Flags Mexico as well as Six Flags over Georgia. If I had to guess myself, I'd lean towards Georgia myself, for many of the reason I posted yesterday in my thoughts on the issue as well.
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.