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Six Flags Over Georgia

Austell, Georgia, USA

Six Flags Over Georgia opened in 1967 as the second Six Flags park following the success of Six Flags Over Texas, and now features a large collection of rollercoasters headed up by the ACE Coaster Classic Mind Bender and the 200ft tall B&M hyper coaster Goliath.

Opened16 June 1967
SeasonMarch to December
OwnerSix Flags
Websitewww.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/
Nearby Alabama Splash Adventure (153 miles)
Lake Winnie (107 miles)
Dollywood (249 miles)
Carowinds (259 miles)
Six Flags Over Georgia's pink entrance

Six Flags Over Georgia's pink entrance

Following on from the success of the original Six Flags park in Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia opened as the second theme park in the chain in 1967, with rides including the Six Flags Railroad and Dahlonega Mine Train which still exist today.

Over the years, they have been joined by many other attractions. Mind Bender, a steel looping coaster designed by Anton Schwarzkopf, has been recognised as a Rollercoaster Landmark by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

Sadly, the park today doesn't feel like one of the more loved parks in the Six Flags chain. It seems a bit worn out, and generally under invested in. Some of the rollercoasters are rough enough to be unrideable. The atmosphere on the park feels a little more gritty than you might want at a theme park too. However, things might be looking up as the park's Georgia Cyclone wooden rollercoaster is getting an upgrade courtesy of RMC for the 2018 season.

Attractions

Goliath

Goliath

A B&M hypercoaster - one of the highlights of the park

Mind Bender

Mind Bender

A Schwarzkopf coaster classic

Great American Scream Machine

Great American Scream Machine

A nice looking - but extremely rough riding - wooden coaster

Georgia Scorcher

Georgia Scorcher

Stand Up rollercoaster from B&M

Dahlonega Mine Train

Dahlonega Mine Train

Arrow mine train

Dare Devil Dive

Dare Devil Dive

Gerstlauer Eurofighter, recently retrofitted with VR just to help minimise capacity on the already low capacity ride

Georgia Cyclone

Georgia Cyclone

Wooden rollercoaster, which is being given the RMC treatment for 2018

Blue Hawk

Blue Hawk

A recently refurbished but still very uncomfortable Vekoma looping coaster

Acrophobia

Acrophobia

Stand up gyro drop tower

Monster Mansion

Monster Mansion

Nicely themed dark boat ride through a mansion inhabited by monsters

Six Flags Railroad

Six Flags Railroad

Train ride around the park

Videos

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 15 at Six Flags Over Georgia