Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Ninja at Six Flags Over Georgia Gets a Makeover + Vote for New Name

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Six Flags Over Georgia is opening two new children's areas in 2016 and added virtual reality headsets on one coaster, but still had one more trick up their sleeve.

Since the park opened for the year many visitors noticed that the Ninja has been closed, with crews steadily painting the ride's track blue, and the supports silver.  Now we know that Six Flags Over Georgia is giving the coaster a total makeover, including the new colors, track improvements, a brand new name and more comfortable trains with vest restraints.

This video details all the changes being made and also shows off the progress:

To make the renovation of the ride a little more exciting, fans can vote on Ninja's new name (through May 8th) from three choices:  American Eagle, Blue Hawk, or Air Commander.  The theme park will reveal which name is the winner at a special ceremony on June 9th at 11:00 am.

Originally known as Kamikaze, the coaster first opened in Wildwood, New Jersey on Hunt's Pier in 1989.  The custom-designed Vekoma ride only operated three seasons at Hunt's before being relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia for the 1992 season.  Ninja stands 122 feet tall, has 2,742 feet of track and 5 inversions.