SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
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Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/6/19) TheCoasterKings have posted a new report from Six Flags over Georgia this week, posting more great pictures of the repaint in progress on the Georgia Scorcher. As we previously reported, the ride’s track is now being painted a very cool cherry red color, with plain light grey supports.
They also posted a good picture showing off the current closed state of the park’s Splashwater Falls big-splash Shoot the Chutes attraction. It’s a dry as a bone in there, and the signs for the attraction have also been taken down, much like what has happened to the sister ride at Six Flags over Texas this season. The one difference is that the boats for Splashwater Falls are still sitting in the attraction area, including one at the station. I’m guessing this is temporary however, as I think the fate of this ride has already been decided and we’ll see it removed by the end of the year, possible to make way for something new in 2020.
Finally they also stroll into the new Screampunk District, which is taking over about half of the old Lickskillet area, with the Go-Karts, Thunder River and this side of the Sky Buckets all taking up residence in the new Screampunk District. The new massive Pandemonium attraction has yet to arrive, but it will take over the former Whistlestop Park (aka: Thomas) site. So far it doesn’t look like they’ve started any vertical construction yet on the new ride, so I’m guessing it wont be ready until Summer at this point.
Follow the link to see the rest of their report and a look at all of the park’s major attractions, including Blue Hawk, Twisted Cyclone, Acrophobia and more.
Meanwhile one of our own readers also sent in a few pictures of the nearly complete repaint of Georgia Scorcher for everyone to enjoy.
(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.
(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.
2019 - Pandemonium & ScreamPunk District - (4/28/19) Based on a photo sent in by a reader, Six Flags over Georgia appears to have installed the ride hardware for their new Pandemonium attraction.
(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.