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The Great American Scream Machine reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Great American Scream Machine, a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)

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Posted: November 28, 2009

This circa 1973 wooden coaster features 3450' of track, a 90' first drop, a top speed of 57 mph, and a ride duration of two minutes. It was built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

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31 votes, so far

A lot of people find this rough..but i dont understand. Its a good coaster with good drops, airtime, speed, and is no more rough than other classic out and back woodies like Screamin' Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis. - Joey Till

I love this ride!!!!! It was the best to me at the park, I love how at one point the cart lifted off the tracks a little! :) This is my favorite ride and i can't wait to ride it again! - Aly-Tori Kent

good ride has good air time and it is a good ride to ride with the family or as i like to say it family value!! better this then the georgia cyclon uhhh!!! - Manny Rodriguez

Great Airtime, rough for sure but great airtime. The long wait took away some of the ride for me but the airtime was so cool. Sit in the first car because it is smoother. Don't put your back to the backrest too. - Edward Morgan

Great air just and tons of fun... as long as you don't keep your back to the backrest. - David L.

Besides all the mosquitos you are getting flogged by while standing in line, this is a beautiful coaster to look at but to ride...very rough IMO. I'd definitly ride it again, perhaps in a different car, further back maybe might help but it really is a rough one to ride. - Adrienne McDonald

great woodie - Tyler Bell

I love roller coasters. This one is by far the worst I've ever been on. I didn't see one up, possibly because we went through the fast pass lane, but they need to have warnings for people with even the smallest back problems. My neck popped on the first descent and I was in tears for the rest of the ride. It was honestly like torture. It is violently shakey. I will never ride this again and will advise anyone who doesn't wish to be in pain for days after, not to ride either. All other rides were great though! - Noel Auld

Okay coaster. They haven't really taken the best care of it through the years, like when some of it was underwater after a ton of rain. Ride in the middle or the front, and do not keep your head back. - Bradley Keith

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