Six Flags Over Georgia has just announced that it will be getting it’s 11th coaster for the 2011 operating season, Dare Devil Dive. The new roller coaster will be a custom-designed Gerstlauer Eurofighter, with a vertical lift and a beyond vertical drop. While the park claims it will be the “First coaster in the US to drop beyond vertical,” however both Maverick at Cedar Point and Mystery Mine at Dollywood opened in 2007 with beyond vertical drops of 95-degrees.
The ride will start off with a vertical ascent up 100 ft in the air, before the train slows and pauses at the summit. After this, the train will plunge downward, beyond vertical, angling inward before reaching the bottom of the drop, and a top speed of 52 mph. While a clear image and description of the remaining layout is unclear at this moment, the park describes the remaining layout for us: “The ride then careens through a thrilling combination of diving loops while executing three inversions before riders catch air on a zero gravity hill and swoop across the dreaded Immelmann vertical U turn stretched high above the ground. The crescendo builds as the car dives toward the ground and up into a Heartline roll before being slowed by the magnetic brakes.”
Melinda Ashcraft, Park President of Six Flags Atlanta Properties, said of the addition, “We’re excited to welcome Dare Devil Dive as our 11th roller coaster…It will be the perfect complement to an already stellar coaster lineup.”
Dare Devil Dive is expected to open on Memorial Day Weekend in 2011, joining some of the parks other top thrillers like Goliath, Batman: The Ride, and Superman: Ultimate Flight.