Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Get Ready To Fly at Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia is just about ready to open SkyScreamer to the public - that will happen on May 24th - but has started to preview the new ride to a select few.

SkyScreamer stands an impressive 242 feet tall, which makes it taller than any other ride at Six Flags Over Georgia.  That's 40 feet taller than Goliath!

Riders sit in two person swing-style seats and are lifted high up into the air as the carriage rotates around.  When the maximum speed is reached that's a 98 foot circle with riders moving at up to 40 miles per hour.

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“SkyScreamer is unlike any other ride at Six Flags Over Georgia”, said park president Dale Kaetzel. “The sheer height alone will draw attention and the excitement of soaring over the entire park in open air swings will be a unique experience for thrill-seekers of all ages.”

SkyScreamer has also already had two preview days for season pass holders, and will hold those again on May 18th and 19th.

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The park also decided to end the debate over whether or not pigs will ever fly when they loaded SkyScreamer full of pigs - seen above - and they definitely flew!

This news story has a great video on the ride and some addition information and photos.  At the end of the video the park's President says they have a plan to "evolve and transform" the park in the coming years, so that sounds exciting!