Thursday, August 30, 2012

Screamin' Into 2013 at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Over Georgia

Once again proving that everything is bigger in Texas, Six Flags Over Texas has announced the addition of the Texas Sky Screamer for the park's 2013 season.  The world record breaking swing ride will stand a seemingly impossible 400 feet tall.

Seated in pairs of two, 24 riders per cycle will be slowly lifted into the sky in their chair swing.  As the ride begins to spin the chairs will eventually be swinging in a 124 foot circle in the sky at 35 miles per hour.  Thrilling?  Definitely.

“We take great pride in offering the best, the biggest and the most innovative attractions for our guests,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor park president. “This ride experience will be unlike any other tower swing ride ever built. If you want to Go Big, then ride the Texas SkyScreamer next spring.”

At night the Texas Sky Screamer will really make an impression on visitors as it is brightly lit up, standing as a beacon for the entire Arlington area.

Six Flags Over Texas' local water park property, Hurricane Harbor will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2013 with the addition of Black Hole of Doom: 4D.

Transforming the existing Black Hole water slide complex into a new experience, the new attraction will feature "holographic projects and sound effects."

The virtual imagery and other special effects will be experienced as riders head down one of the tower's two 500 foot long tubes.

Six Flags Over Georgia is preparing to build their tallest ride ever next year - the 242 foot tall Sky Screamer.  Similar to the similar attractions that have opened at other Six Flags parks in the past few seasons, Sky Screamer will swing a total of 32 riders at a time in a 98 foot circle at a top speed of 40 miles per hour.

To keep Sky Screamer looking its best at night, it will utilize 1,158 individual LED lights - shine on!

Six Flags White Water Atlanta will also made a large addition next year with Typhoon Twister.

Created by the folks at Proslide, the five story tall slide seats 4 riders in one raft as the plummet down at 32 feet per second.  At the bottom of the drop is an enormous bowl - 67 feet in diameter - that the rafts will spin around in until gravity takes over.

Typhoon Twister is scheduled for a late Spring, 2013 opening at White Water.