|Location||Austell, Georgia, United States|
|Owner||Six Flags Over Georgia, Ltd.|
|Operated by||Six Flags|
|General Manager||Dale Kaetzel|
|Opened||June 16, 1967|
|Operating season||March through January|
|Area||290 acres (120 ha)|
Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290-acre (120 ha) theme park located west of Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. Featuring characters and themes from a variety of Warner Bros. properties such as Looney Tunes and DC Comics, the park opened to the public in 1967 as the second of three theme parks built by Six Flags. It features ten roller coasters, including top-ranked Mind Bender and Goliath that have been recognized annually by Amusement Today, and over 30 other rides, shows, and attractions. Hurricane Harbor, a 7-acre (2.8 ha) water park included in the price of admission to the amusement park, was added in 2014.
After the success of his original Six Flags park in Arlington, Texas, park founder Angus Wynne began searching for a location for a second park. He settled upon a parcel of land located along the Chattahoochee River just west of the city of Atlanta, and design work started in 1964. As the park opened in 1967, Six Flags became the first multi-gate theme park operator in the United States.
Like its sister park in Texas and others, the initial design and theming of Six Flags Over Georgia was inspired by six different flags that have flown over the lands that have comprised present-day Georgia during its history. The six flags at the Georgia park are those of Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Confederate States, and the state of Georgia. Over the years most of the original historical themes have been dropped in favor of cartoon and superhero themes.
Six Flags Over Georgia is not owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. In an arrangement similar to that for Six Flags Over Texas, it is owned by a group of investors, Six Flags Over Georgia Ltd. (L.P.) and is managed by the corporation. In years past, this has caused significant friction, including legal action. When the park was managed by Time Warner Entertainment, the limited partnership sued Time Warner in 1997, claiming it had neglected to invest in the park and overcharged the partners for the improvements it did receive. A Gwinnett County civil court jury agreed and awarded the partners damages in excess of US$600 million. In 1998, Time Warner sold its interests in the Six Flags parks to Premier Parks of Oklahoma City, which later changed its name to Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc.
In late 2010, Six Flags began the process of removing licensed theming from attractions. Several licenses were terminated including the license with Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas Town was renamed and rethemed to Whistlestop Park in time for the 2011 season.
On August 29, 2013, Six Flags officially announced it would add a Hurricane Harbor water park next door to the park for the 2014 season. In late April 2014, the park announced that it will expand their season from October to January, to include the new Christmas event, Holiday in the Park for years to come.
As part of Six Flags' 2015 capital investment program, Six Flags Over Georgia received two rides in its Gotham City section. The first, "The Joker: Chaos Coaster" is a Larson Giant Loop ride approximately 70 feet in height, while the second, "Harley Quinn Spinsanity", is a more traditional Tilt-A-Whirl family ride. Both attractions are part of a broader renovation of Gotham City, which will also include a new character meet-and-greet area and improvements to the existing Gotham City Eatery restaurant.
In 2016, Six Flags added two new children areas to the park - "Bugs Bunny Boomtown" and "DC Super Friends", the first in the Six Flags chain. On June 16, 2016, it was announced that Dodge City Bumper Cars would be closed and removed from the park to make room for a new ride in 2017. On September 1, 2016, the park announced that an all new dark ride named Justice League: Battle For Metropolis would replace Dodge City Bumper Cars.
Six Flags Over Georgia, like most amusement parks, prides itself on its roller coaster collection. Goliath and Mind Bender routinely rank among the top steel roller coasters listed by Amusement Today magazine in its Golden Ticket Awards. The collection expanded in 2011 with the addition of Dare Devil Dive, a Euro-Fighter roller coaster from German designer Gerstlauer.
Aside from the roller coasters, Six Flags Over Georgia maintains a large number of other rides and attractions. Two attractions of note are Acrophobia, installed in 2001 as the world's first "floorless" freefall tower ride, and the Riverview Carousel.
Riverview Carousel is one of only three remaining five-abreast carousels known to exist. Located in an area of the park commonly referred to as Carousel Hill, The Riverview Carousel opened at the park in 1972. It is a 1908 PTC Carousel and is located in the Cotton States section after being moved from Riverview Park (Chicago). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 27, 1995.
|Ride name||Picture||Year opened||Manufacturer||Current location||Description|
|Batman: The Ride||1997||Bolliger & Mabillard||Gotham City||A steel inverted coaster. It is one of several identical rides operated by Six Flags Theme Parks using the same name.|
|Blue Hawk||1992||Vekoma||Lickskillet||A looping roller coaster. Ride moved from Wildwood, New Jersey's defunct Dinosaur Beach boardwalk. Inherited the Arrow trains from the Great American Scream Machine formerly located at Six Flags Great Adventure. Formerly named Ninja, it has had a full refurbishment and is now named Blue Hawk as of the 2016-2017 season.|
|Dahlonega Mine Train||1967||Arrow Dynamics||Peachtree Square||A steel mine train. The original design was a wood supporting structure with steel tubular rails; now, much of the wood is ornamental.|
|Dare Devil Dive||2011||Gerstlauer||U.S.A.||A Euro-Fighter. 95-foot-tall vertical lift and three inversions.|
|Georgia Scorcher||1999||Bolliger & Mabillard||Georgia||A stand-up roller coaster. Last new B&M stand-up built to-date and is one of only two in the Southeast.|
|Goliath||2006||Bolliger & Mabillard||U.S.A.||A hypercoaster. One of the first hypercoasters in the Southeastern United States.|
|Great American Scream Machine||1973||John C. Allen / Philadelphia Toboggan Company||Lickskillet||A wooden roller coaster. Opened as the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster at a height of 105 feet (32 m) and speeds of 57 miles per hour (92 km/h).|
|Mind Bender||1978||Anton Schwarzkopf||Gotham City||A steel looping coaster. The park has claimed that it was the world's first triple-loop coaster. However, the second "loop" is actually an inclined helix and does not turn riders upside-down. In 1997, it was remodeled after The Riddler to fit the new Gotham City theme.|
|Superman: Ultimate Flight||2002||Bolliger & Mabillard||Metropolis Park||A steel flying coaster. It was the Southeast's first flying roller coaster, and the first B&M flying coaster in North America.|
|The Joker Funhouse Coaster||2004||Chance-Morgan||DC Super Friends||A family roller coaster. Re-themed to The Joker Funhouse Coaster in 2016 with green tracks and purple supports. Previously known as Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster (2004-2015)|
|Twisted Cyclone||2018||Rocky Mountain Construction||Coastal||A steel hybrid coaster that is set to open in 2018. Previously known as Georgia Cyclone, which was a wooden roller coaster constructed|
|Ride name||Picture||Year opened||Removed in||Manufacturer||Description|
|Déjà Vu||2001||2007||Vekoma||A giant inverted boomerang. It was one of only five GIB's in the world. Purchased by Mirabilandia in Brazil in 2009|
|Georgia Cyclone||1990||2017||Curtis D. Summers / Dinn Corporation||A wooden roller coaster, which closed on July, 30, 2017, to be converted into a steel hybrid coaster.|
|Mini Mine Train||1969||1988||Arrow Dynamics||A mini mine train kiddie roller coaster. Previously known as Yahoola Hooler.|
|Viper||1995||2001||Anton Schwarzkopf||A shuttle loop roller coaster. Moved from Six Flags Great America, moved to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, operated as Greezed Lightnin' until the park was closed in 2010.|
|Z-Force||1988||1991||Intamin||A space diver roller coaster. Moved from Six Flags Great America, moved to Six Flags Magic Mountain and renamed Flashback. It was scrapped in 2008.|
|Ride Name||Year Opened||Manufacturer/Ride Type||Current Location||Other Notes|
|Six Flags Railroad - Marthasville and Rabun Gap||1967||Train ride around the park||Peachtree Square and Piedmont||narrow gauge; The Engines have been converted to Diesel hydraulic power and used to run on steam.|
|Hanson Cars||1967||Arrow Antique Cars||Cotton States||Moved to current location in 1990; originally located where Georgia Cyclone is in the Coastal section.|
|Sky Bucket||1968||(Von Roll sky way ride)||Lickskillet and Peachtree Square|
|Log Jamboree||1968||Arrow Dynamics Log Flume||Georgia||Originally operated with two separate flumes, current ride is the second flume.|
|The Riverview Carousel||1972||1908 PTC Carousel||Carousel Hill||Moved from Riverview Park; listed on National Register of Historic Places|
|Thunder River||1982||Intamin river rapids ride||Lickskillet|
|Splashwater Falls||1986||Hopkins Shoot-the-Chutes water ride||Lickskillet||Boats glide on a 50 ft (15 m) tall flume and then drop down to a soaking|
|Acrophobia||2001||Intamin stand-up gyro drop tower||Peachtree Square|
|Gotham City Crime Wave||2004||Zierer Wave Swinger||Gotham City||Purchased from Thrill Valley Amusement Park in Japan (along with 4 rides that went to Six Flags New Orleans).|
|Rockin' Tug||2004||Zamperla Rockin' Tug||Carousel Hill|
|Up, Up & Away||2004||Zamperla Balloon Race||Carousel Hill|
|Paradise Island||2005||SCS Interactive Discovery Treehouse/WaterColors with slides from Proslide Technology Inc.||Hurricane Harbor||Only open during summer season.|
|Monster Mansion||2009||Water dark ride||Piedmont||Other Names: Tales Of The Okefenokee (1967-1980), Monster Plantation (1981-2008).|
|SkyScreamer||2013||Funtime StarFlyer||Lickskillet||Park's tallest ride standing at 242-foot (74 m) tall.|
|Harley Quinn Spinsanity||2015||Tilt-A-Whirl||Gotham City||A modern twist on a classic tilt a whirl|
|The Joker: Chaos Coaster||2015||Larson SuperLoop||Gotham City||A Larson fireball ride.|
|Ride Name||Year Opened||Manufacturer/Ride Type||Current Location|
|Tweety's Tweehouse||2001||Zamperla Jumpin' Star - kiddie drop tower. Originally known as Tweety's Clubhouse until 2015.||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Bugs Bunny High Sea Adventure||Intamin Flying Dutchman, swing ride. Originally known as Santa Maria until 2015.||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Yosemite Sam's Wacky Wagons||2016||Zamperla Mini Ferris Wheel - kiddie ride||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Acme Trucking Co.||Zamperla Convoy - kiddie truck ride. Originally known as Convoy Grande until 2015.||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Daffy Duck's Bucket Blasters||2016||Spinning flat ride where riders are equipped with water blasters||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Speedy Gonzales Speed Boats||2016||Spinning flat ride with riders in miniature speed boats||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Looney Tunes Adventure Camp||2010||Moved from Whistlestop Park to Bugs Bunny Boomtown in 2016. Originally known as Whistlestop Park Playground.||Bugs Bunny Boomtown|
|Superman: Tower of Power||2016||Zamperla tower ride||DC Super Friends|
|Batman Batcopters||2016||Spinning flat ride where riders can change the altitude of their vehicles during the ride||DC Super Friends|
|Wonder Woman Flight School||2016||Larson Flying Scooters||DC Super Friends|
|Ride Name||Year Opened||Manufacturer/Ride Type||Current Location|
|Sky Coaster||1996||Skycoaster||Cotton States|
|Goldtown Racer||1999||J & J Amusements go-karts||Lickskillet|
Over the years, a number of incidents have occurred at the park, including some fatalities. Batman The Ride has been the scene of two fatal incidents nearly identical in nature, where individuals were underneath the attraction while it was operational and were struck and killed by the train itself or by the riders' exposed legs.
Portions of Six Flags Over Georgia lie within the flood plain of the Chattahoochee River, which has caused occasional problems whenever the river overflows its banks. Most recently, in September 2009, the park suffered severe flooding, as did much of the surrounding area. The bulk of the flooding occurred during the week, at a point in the season when the park was closed on weekdays. The park managed to clean up the damage and open as normal the following weekend.