I traveled to a very crowded Six Flags over Georgia over the weekend. Despite the crowds, the weather was great and I added a new coaster to my list: Dare Devil Dive.
Good morning, Batman: The Ride!
Guests walking to the park from the main parking pass directly under Georgia Scorcher and Goliath. B&M fans are sure to be pleased.
Any park that has two B&M coasters this close together wins in my book.
Goliath couldn’t have a better location. It leaves the parks, entices passing motorists and flies over the park’s midway. That’s a good combination.
Dare Devil Dive was closed for most of the morning. I was afraid it wouldn’t open all day. According to employees stationed outside the entrance, the cool weather was a factor.
The coaster began testing later in the morning. The cars were moving very slowly through the course.
Luckily, the coaster opened in the early afternoon.
I had not visited the park since Dare Devil Dive opened, so I was excited to ride the park’s newest coaster. After a 2+ hour wait, though, I was somewhat underwhelmed.
The ride is fast and smooth, but was less forceful than I expected. The lack of over-the-shoulder-restraints was great. It was enjoyable, but not worth more than a 30-minute wait. I did like the overall theme and feel of the area surrounding the coaster.
I liked the station and queue as well. Although the wait was long, the queue provided great views of the coaster’s layout.
The Gotham City area may be my favorite area of the park. Batman: The Ride and Mindbender both have scenic surroundings (minus the parking lot).
Lickskillet may just be the best park area name of all time.
This corner of the park would be very quiet without Whistlestop Park.
Although the park’s newest attraction, Skyscreamer, isn’t open, it looks nearly complete.
Test dummies were sitting on the base. I’m not sure if testing has commenced or ended.
Ninja hasn’t opened this season, and isn’t scheduled to reopen until May.
The closure seems to be linked to this chain malfunction.
The sign outside the Ninja entrance says that it will reopen May 17, 2013.
If you’ve never been to Six Flags over Georgia, bring your walking shoes. The park is very hilly.
A ride on Great American Scream Machine was a great way to end the day.
Overall, the day was enjoyable. Service and operations were slow at times, especially at lunchtime at the Dee Jay’s diner eatery. It rivaled Dare Devil Dive for the longest wait of the day. Aside from that, most of the ride operators were enthusiastic and quick which helped. Considering Atlanta was quite busy last weekend (NCAA Final Four, spring break, etc.), the park handled the crowds well.
See more pictures from our day at Six Flags over Georgia here.