Six Flags over Georgia- New Coaster for 2011Six Flags Over Georgia: Anybody have details of what and where the new coaster at SFOG will be? Although a big fan of coasters, I am not sure this is what the park needs at this time. I am thinking the area where Freefall was is open for a new attraction.
From Mike BianucciSix Flags over Georgia- New Coaster for 2011? ANybody have some details or seen any construction on site? I was there in early August and so no hint of anything.
Posted September 7, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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From steve leeI tried starting a thread about this last week when the press release came out, but I kept timing out. Anyways:
Posted September 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM
It does seem like the coaster will be located in the area where the Drive-in Theatre and Fearfall used to be. Also, the picture should be taken with a grain of salt - I don't think they were really ready for this announcement (when the press release first came out, it bragged that this would be the first coaster with a beyond vertical drop. I guess there was no time to fact check).
From David L.I really hope they keep some effort to keep a theme in the area. Also, I heard Shake, Rattle , and Roll is closing down. I don't know if this is temporary to move the exit or if they will knock it out for more room for this coaster. HOpefully they will just move the entrance so it comes out into that arcade or something like that. You can see great views of the constructions site from the train and the mindbender line and ride. Also, did any of you guys see the new lickskillet section? After the flood they completely redid the facades.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 3:58 AM
From steve leeI've heard Shake Rattle and Roll is safe. The park has way too few flats to justify getting rid of any.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 4:44 AM
From Russell MeyerThe coaster looks like a cheap, unthemed version of Mystery Mine.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 7:50 PM
From James RaoWith all the cut backs and changes going on at Six Flags these days, can we expect anything more than an unthemed copycat?
Posted September 8, 2010 at 8:21 PM
Should we pull out the old cliche and say, "At least, it is better than nothing?"
From David L.it's better than a tony hawk coaster. Also, it's going to be longer, faster, and have more inversions than mystery mine. However, unless it gets some decent theming, Mystery Mine will conquer it by a mile. So this coaster will be a great addition to SFOG's lineup of coasters and not just a copy of dollywoods's.
Posted September 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM
From Bradley KeithI just looked on SFOG's website. It says the ride will be called Dare Devil Dive, and its going to be made by Gerstlauer. More stats are on the website.
Posted September 10, 2010 at 3:18 PM
From Laura DaspitThe rumor I heard is that it is supposed to be a dive coaster. That's nothing new where I live...Griffon has been open and running at Busch Gardens Europe (near where I live) for 3 years now and is an awesome ride. If that is what it's going to be, you'll love it.
Posted September 24, 2010 at 7:25 PM
From steve leeHuh. I was trying to figure out why it seemed like no one was looking at the link I posted, then I realized that SFOG changed the dang link. Same as what I posted, but without the "e" at the end now...
Posted September 24, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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