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Park News - (3/19/19) My guess on the primer coaster for Georgia Scorcher was right on the money it seems, as a new picture has surfaced this week showing off some sexy cherry red track sections now visible on Georgia Scorcher. Now that’s what I’m talking about… very nice looking Six Flags!
(3/3/19) It was confirmed that large sections of the yellow Georgia Scorcher track are currently being repainted. From what I can see from the distant photos it looks like some sections of the track and some lower supports have been painted a light grey primer color, while a whole section of track low to the ground has been painted entirely white with off-white supports. Unless this too is some kind of primer coat, the color choice is a baffling one, as white coaster wont stay a nice clean white color for very long, especially with all those trees around that area of the park. Plus the white color just doesn’t seem to represent the “Georgia Scorcher” name very well either, so perhaps more colors are on the way with a future coat of paint… or perhaps they are planning to rename the coaster. No sign of the trains yet, or what they currently look like on site.
The ride originally opened with yellow track and purple supports, and mostly red trains with hints of yellow and purple, though the trains later turned mostly blue with a flame pattern as part of a sponsorship deal with Georgia Natural Gas in 2010. With a new paint job in progress, anything goes at this point, so hopefully we’ll know more in the near future.
(3/2/19) If anyone has been by Six Flags over Georgia lately you might see something a little off about the Georgia Scorcher. I’m told that the park has started the process of repainting the ride to give it a new look, though we aren’t sure what the new color scheme will be. Anyone know more?
(1/24/19) According to a local source, while Splash Water Falls sat closed at Six Flags over Georgia all last season, I’m told that it has now been removed from the park’s website as well, which likely means that the ride could be gone for good. Six Flags has already retired many of the older Hopkins style versions of this ride at their other parks, so it simply may be time for Splash Water Falls to leave.
Adding a bit of speculation, our source did note that the site for Splash Water Falls would be ideal sized to bring in a new compact S&S Free Spin style coaster in 2020 or 2021.
(12/18/18) Six Flags over Georgia held a “Holiday Dinner in a Cup” eating challenge at the park on Saturday, where contestants had six minutes to eat as many of the holiday cups that they could stomach. I can hear you now, “What was in these cups?” A combination of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pie. A quick recap of the park’s holiday offerings along with footage of the eating contest can be seen below… where you can get up close and personal with those holiday food cops. They winner was Jared Dalmas, who they say is a roller coaster enthusiast, who won a grand prize check of $1000.00 for eating five of the cups. His winnings were donated to local charity, Must Ministries, and the other contestants got $300 checks to donate to a food charity of their choice.
Of course what they really need to do is follow this contest up right away with a second one… a coaster riding challenge, to see who can keep the food down the longest while riding Batman, Superman, or Twisted Cyclone over and over for the next 20 to 30 minutes. That’s just me though… I can be evil like that.
(12/16/18) One of our readers sent in a nice batch of photos showing off the Holidays in the Park decorations at Six Flags over Georgia this weekend.
2018 - Twisted Cyclone - (5/24/18) Six Flags over Georgia was kind enough to invite Screamscape out to take a test run on their new Twisted Cyclone coaster, the RMC transformation of the park's old Georgia Cyclone wooden coaster into a new sleek hybrid creation. Always ready to take on the park's latest thrills, we sent out local man Steven out to take on the new creation and report back:
Twisted Cyclone is exactly what Six Flags Over Georgia needed to add to their coaster collection: a mid-sized, family-friendly, but still plenty intense RMC hybrid! This coaster packs a punch in an extremely small layout with a 100ft tall drop at 75 degrees, 3 inversions, a killer perpendicular banked turn, and 10 moments of pure airtime awesomeness. If you've ridden this ride in its prior form, you will certainly appreciate what the park has done in this RMC conversion!
The pacing of the ride is perfect, as are the transitions between elements. And in true RMC fashion, the ride is smooth as glass. If you want to watch my honest reaction, please check out the reverse POV because I am not exaggerating in my response to the airtime moments - they are ejector level at times. The key element of this ride, for me, is the 90 degree banked perpendicular turn in which you can even get some airtime!
As a local to the park, I am beyond thrilled to have a great coaster added to the lineup, and equally excited with the touch-ups that have been made to the buildings adjacent to Twisted Cyclone.
Twisted Cyclone opens to the public on Saturday, May 26th at Six Flags over Georgia.
(8/31/17) Six Flags over Georgia has confirmed that they will be adding a new hybrid roller coaster called Twisted Cyclone for the 2018 season, built by Rocky Mountain Construction from the park's former Georgia Cyclone coaster. The new creation will feature a 75º first drop from nearly 100 feet into a jaw-dropping reverse cobra roll sending riders perpendicular to the ground. Along the 2,400 feet of track will be three inversions, 10 air-time moments at a top speed of 50mph. Riders will be seated in custom made new trains built to resemble a classic 1960's era sports convertible. Check out the animation below to get a good idea about what to expect when Twisted Cyclone opens sometime in Spring 2018.
2019 - Pandemonium & ScreamPunk District - (8/30/18) Six Flags over Georgia will add Pandemonium for 2019, the south-east's largest swinging pendulum ride, standing 15-stories tall and swinging riders up to 70mph. Pandemonium will be part of a new "ScreamPunk" district within the park.
2020/2021 - New Coasters - Rumor - (11/8/18) While things are always subject to change, Screamscape did hear some interesting possible future plans may be in the works for future additions to Six Flags over Georgia. It was mentioned that the park responded well to the addition of Twisted Cyclone this summer, and we know people really enjoyed Justice League the year before so the long-term rumor is that SFOG may possibly be in line to add new coasters for both 2020 and 2021.
One is expected to be an off the shelf style model, likely another S&S Free Spin style coaster that could be added to the park’s Metropolis themed area near Superman and Justice League, while the other would bring a new launched coaster experience back to the park, with Six Flags eyeballing products from S&S (Maxx Force) and Premier Rides (Full Throttle) apparently.