Six Flags Over Georgia
Location: Austell, GA
Being the second of anything is not always an easy thing. A sequel to a blockbuster hit wanting to not be better, but a least be comparable to and sometimes outshining its counterpart. Six Flags Over Georgia must have known that she had to be different then her brother Six Flags Over Texas. She didn't have to be better, but to stand on her own merit.
If it's not broken, don't fix it. Just make it better. Angus J Wynne, the man behind Six Flags Over Texas, was again at the helm of this project. The park opened to the public on June 16, 1967. As with its older brother, the original six flags that flew over the park were the six flags that have occupied the state throughout its history. As soon as the gates opened, Six Flags became the first multi-amusement park company in the world. What makes any great park are its collection of rides, and Six Flags Over Georgia is no exception. With one being a classic upon itself, the Riverview Carousel actually came from the former Riverview Park in Chicago, IL in 1972. Acrophobia and Sky Screamer take care of your love for being high in the air. Six Flags Over Georgia also has an abundance of family rides including the Log Jammer, and a dark like no other called the Monster Mansion. Monster Mansion originally opened as Tales of Okefenokee. Shortly after that they changed its name to in 1981 to Monster Plantation, and once again in 2009 to the current name. You definitely need to go for a ride on it to enjoy the full experience. Coasters are definitely the main draw, and Six Flags Over Georgia has some top notch roller coasters. From their first coaster, Dahlonega Mine Train, that opened with the park, to the classic Mindbender, the speed and adrenaline are sure to get you going. There is also the dynamic duo of Batman: The Ride and Superman: Ultimate Flight. These two rides are definitely a one-two punch. You can also find at their "twins" at two other Six Flags parks, Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Great Adventure. For the wooden coaster fans out there, the Georgia Cyclone and the Great American Scream Machine will help you get your fix. The top dog of the park would have to be the B&M hyper coaster, Goliath. Goliath is a ride that leaves you breathless as it goes out and back with a series of camelback hills and exciting twists and turns. Everybody loves water, and the guests got as much water as they wanted when they opened an expansive Hurricane Harbor water park in 2014. This was just the first of many expansions the park hopes to have over the course of the next few years.
Much like Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia is not owned by Six Flags, but they mange the park. The actual owners are a large group of people, some even heirs of the Wynne family. With southern hospitality that would make you feel like you're at grandma's house, you'll want to return again and again. Not only to ride the coasters, but maybe try something new. You'll always be sure to leave with a smile. Anytime you take a trip to Georgia, always try to plan a stop at Six Flags.
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