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SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
& White Water Atlanta
Six Flags Theme Parks
Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

 

icon_STOPPark News - (3/3/2024) For whatever reason, SFOG has kicked off their 2024 with another rough start yesterday, on the park’s opening day of the 2024 season. You may recall that back in 2023 there were numerous reports about a series of fights breaking out all across the park on opening day, and as one fight was broken up, more would break out elsewhere in the park, sometimes involving some of the same people. While it is worth noting that similar events too place at several parks as they opened across the nation last year, apparently Six Flags over Georgia failed to make better preparations for it this season, and things took a turn for the worse.
    According to the local news reports, things turned violent by the evening with a heavy police presence arriving on site, including a helicopter flying overhead. Once again fights within the park was the overall source of the problem, with a reported 500-600 people on site reported to be “running and fighting”. As the police presence in the park pushed the crowds out into the streets outside of the park, gunfire erupted. Atlanta’s FOX 5 reports that “an unknown number of suspects fired shots at the officers” on South Service Road, a public street outside of the park. A police officer returned fire, hitting one of the suspects who was taken in for medical treatment.
    A statement from Six Flags over Georgia shows that they are obviously dismayed by the events that took place. “It is incredibly disappointing that our community is disrupted at public events throughout the region by groups of underaged youth. Just like other venues in the area, we are committed to keeping this type of trouble outside our park and off our property. There was police activity involving gunshots; we want to confirm there was no shooting at our property or parking lot. This took place on South Service Road that is not owned or operated by Six Flags. However, we join our community and the Atlanta region in our commitment to safety and security. We won’t put up with that type of activity here.”
 
    (12/19/2023) From what I’ve been hearing that both versions of the Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster (at Six Flags over Georgia and Six Flags Fiesta Texas) are currently closed down, with the trains reported as having been removed from the tracks. While I haven’t ridden once myself just yet, I’m hearing that the ride experience was rougher than it should have been for a new family coaster. The thought is that Skyline may have pulled the trains to perform some work on the wheel assemblies to improve the overall ride experience. No word on how long they may remain closed before bringing the trains back for new test runs.
 
    (10/16/2023) A little bad news for anyone planning to visit Six Flags over Georgia in the near future. As you can see in the video below, the Riddler Mindbender valleyed on Sunday afternoon. How fast they can get it reopen depends on how long it will take them to get the train out of that position. It is thought that the valley may have been a mix of colder weather, a burst of wind and the over-the-top extra trim braking they’ve added to Mindbender since it reopened with the new trains.

 
    (10/5/2023) My condolences go to the team at Six Flags over Georgia this week as the news confirms the loss of an employee on Sunday evening. While the park was gearing up to begin the Fright Fest haunt event, unfortunately an employee riding in the back of a cargo van on one of the park’s private back roads fell from the vehicle and stuck her head on the pavement. The employee, a 43-year old woman and mother of three, was quickly taken to a local hospital where she later passed from her injuries.
   So sad… so stay safe out there people!

 

2024_GeorgiaSurfer_articon_STOP2024 - Georgia Surfer / Intamin Ultra Surf - (2/2/2024) Six Flags over Georgia has finally announced the name for their new 2024 ride, the Intamin Ultra Surf. As many suspected, the park went with the name, Georgia Surfer for the new first-of-its-kind ride from Intamin.
 
    (10/11/2023) Six Flags over Georgia has narrowed their choices down to three possible names for their new 2024 Ultra Surf Coaster attraction. As submitted by guests, the top three final names to choose from are: “Aquaphobia”, “Georgia Surfer” and “Iron Splash: The Surf Coaster”.
    Follow this link to cast your vote.
 
    (8/20/2023) The guesses to the clues on that shipping crate were right on the money as Six Flags over Georgia announced to the fans at Coaster Fest that they were indeed adding an Intamin Ultra Surf coaster to the park on the location of the former Splash Water Falls. They haven’t released a theme or a name yet, but they did share all the technical details and seems to hint that they might be accepting suggestions to help them name it in the near future. While anything is possible of course, this is Six Flags, so I’m still thinking they might give it an Aquaman theme.
    The experience is a mix between the old Intamin Half-Pipe style ride, featuring two sets of seats that spin on the giant board shaped shuttle vehicle, mixed with a layout very similar (just smaller is scale) to Mack’s Power Splash.

 
    (8/9/2023) A new theory is going around online about the Six Flags over Georgia announcement. This one may sound like a bit of a stretch at first, but the concept does sound possible, especially given the rumored location where the former Splash Water Falls used to be.
    While many have focused on the return address on the teaser crate being from Amusement Drive (which ironically is a road in the parking lot of Canada’s Wonderland) another person focused instead of the address… “44180”, which does not exist in Canada by the way.
    So what might 44180 stand for?  Maybe it is just a strange coincidence, but Intamin’s new Ultra Surf Coaster concept is actually 180 meters long, and 44 meters high. So what is the Ultra Surf and why should we care? Intamin’s Ultra Surf is actually their answer to Mack’s PowerSplash, which Six Flags just opened at Six Flags over Texas as Aquaman: Power Wave.
    Screamscape had privately heard whispers that Six Flags had taken some issues regarding some downtime issues with Aquaman in Texas, and add in that the bigger PowerSplash is too large for the footprint of the former Splash Water Falls ride, but Intamin’s Ultra Surf may fit perfectly.
    While this just may be an example of “rumoring gone wild”, the various stickers on the crate all represent the counties where Intamin currently has offices: USA, Germany, China, Japan and Switzerland. Give the official promo video below from Intamin that shows off the Surf Riders 2.0 and then ends with a look at the Ultra Surf to see it in action. Given the location between the DC Comics themed kiddie area that bridges over to the bigger Metropolis area with Justice League and Superman, another Aquaman theme could be very appropriate for the Ultra Surf if put here.

    (8/6/2023) Just for clarification, the Six Flags over Georgia team has confirmed that the “big announcement” taking place during the park’s new Coaster Fest event will be to reveal “Something Big” that is coming to the park for next season. Those in attendance will be among the first to discovery what is in store for the 2024 season.
    Other fun parts of the new Coaster Fest event will include Behind the Scenes Tours, Lift Hill Walks (additional fee), Exclusive Ride Times on Goliath, Batman, and Superman, as well as the chance to buy a Roller Coaster 5K booklet and ride 16,404ft of coaster track during the event for an exclusive prize. Visit the official website for all the details.
 
    (8/5/2023) Six Flags over Georgia previously teased that the park would make some kind of announcement on August 19 and now we have a new hint. A large “Priority Mail” package has arrived near the entrance of the park’s Crystol Pistol theater, along with the message “Do Not Open Until August 19”, which will also be the day the park hosts the CoasterFest event.
    The markings on the box are a little odd however, and there appear to be more on the sides that we can not see in the photo. What we can see is a strange emblem claiming a May 5, 2019 arrival from the USA, and another one claiming it departed from Tokyo, Japan on December 1st, 2022.
    I don’t emblems are legit hints, or just chosen at random, as I can’t make any sense of them.

 
    (7/1/2023) Six Flags over Georgia fans will notice some new construction taking place in the park. While the Splashwater Falls (aka: big splash boat ride) was removed from Six Flags over Georgia in 2018, the concrete splash-down pool and flume has remained in place for the past five years. While this was likely due to the costs involved the removal of the concrete, the arrival of the pandemic and the fact that some of the supports for the Dahlonega Mine Train are also embedded into this same concrete structure only served to complicate matters.
    Posts to social media last week however show that demolition work to break up and remove this large blue concrete eyesore has now begun. Rumor has it that the park will have an announcement to make in the near future about a possible new-for-2024 project, and this could very well be the future location. The site is also interesting as it connects to the parks current Metropolis themed superhero area (home to the Superman coaster and Justice League dark ride) on the one side, and then connects to the kiddie-themed DC hero area on the other side of the footprint next to the Joker Funhouse Coaster.
    Based on much older rumors that suggested that SFOG may have been planning to add a single-rail RMC roller coaster to the park, it is worth remember that the chain’s original version, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas was designed to replace exactly this same style ride and fit into that sized footprint. Plus the Woman Woman theme has been working well at Six Flags’s Fiesta Texas and Magic Mountain theme parks for this style ride to date. With that in mind, it is quite possible we could be looking at another such project in the works.


 
 

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Track Record

Six Flags over Georgia
Atlanta, GA
Six Flags Theme Parks


Abbreviation: SFOG

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Newest Developments:
2023 - Kid Flash Cosmic Coastger + Carribean Cove @ Six Flags WhiteWater

2021 - The Riddler Mindbender

2020 - Catwoman Whip & Poison Ivy Toxic Twister

2019 - Pandemonium & ScreamPunk District

2018 - Twisted Cyclone

2017 - Justice League

2016 - DC Superfriends, Bugs Bunny Boomtown, Ninja turned into Blue Hawk

2015 - Joker Chaos Coaster, Harley Quinn SpinSanity

2014 - Hurricane Harbor

2013 - Sky Screamer

2011 - Dare Devil Dive Coaster

2009 - Monster Mansion


 

 
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