Six Flags Over Georgia is a popular theme park located just west of Atlanta Georgia in Cobb County. The park opened to the public in 1967 and has grown into one of the most popular theme parks in the United States. Six Flags Over Georgia is the second of three theme parks built by Six Flags and is about 290 acres large.
The popular theme park features 11 roller coasters including the Mind Bender and Goliath. These two roller coasters have been recognized every year by Amusement Today. Six Flags Over Georgia also features 30 other rides, shows, and attractions.
The founder of the Six Flags parks, Angus Wynne, began looking for a second location to build another Six Flags theme park after the success of the first one. The original Six Flags amusement park was built in Arlington, Texas. Design work for the new Six Flags in Georgia began in 1964. By 1967, the park was done and became the first multi-gate theme park operator in the United States.
In 2010, Six Flags began removing licensed theming from their attractions. Thomas Town (themed after Thomas the Train) was renamed Whistlestop Park before the 2011 season began.
In late 2013, Six Flags announced that it would add Hurricane Harbor. Hurricane Harbor is a water park situated next door and was completed and opened in time for the 2014 season. Later that year it was decided that the park would stay open until January to celebrate the holidays instead of closing in October.
In 2015, the park got a few new rides in it’s Gotham City section. “The Joker: Chaos Coaster” was added as well as “Harley Quinn Spinsanity”.
In 2016, two children’s areas were added to the park. “Bugs Bunny Boomtown” and “DC Super Friends” were sure to entertain the park’s tiny visitors.
Batman: The Ride opened in 1997
Blue Hawk opened in 1992
Dahlonega Mine Train opened in 1967
Dare Devil Dive opened in 2011
Georgia Scorcher opened in 1999
Goliath opened in 2006
Great american Scream Machine opened in 1973
Mind Bender opened in 1978
Superman: Ultimate Flight opened in 2002
The Joker Funhouse Coaster opened in 2004
Twisted Cyclone opened in 2018
Previous roller coasters include:
Deja Vu 2001-2007
Georgia Cyclone 1990-2017
Mini Mine Train 1969-1988
There are loads of other rides and attractions in Six Flags over Georgia. There is something suitable for everyone. Whether it be Monster Mansion, Gotham City Crime Wave, or Rockin’ Tug in Carousel Hill, your family is sure to have an amazing time!
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