Six Flags over Georgia announces new rides

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2001 9:18 AM | Contributed by SyntaxError

Six Flags over Georgia plans to install two new thrill rides for the 2001 season. Deja Vu, a super-invertigo coaster from Vekoma, and Acrophobia, a 161-foot drop tower, are set to open this season.

For more info go to the Six Flags site.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 9:54 AM
This is part of the $16 million expansion in the coming season and is the largest since SFOG opened up in 1967.

http://www.sixflags.com/georgia/new/release.cfm?id=186

I guess it is a start in the right direction, but a hyper would have been nice, maybe next year.

I hope on opening day they have more than one train running per coaster cause it really was a pain standing in line of the Mindbender for over an hour while one train was in use. At least this year I can use Fast Lane and not wait in line but in a "virtual line".

Wonder if Deja Vu will be ready by the 24 of March.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:00 AM
Only 161 ft tall? I geuss the element of standing up makes up for the low height.
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:16 AM
Tornado,
I hope you don't want them running two trains on Deja Vu:)
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:21 AM
I'm not really clear on this drop tower, it says that people will stand with their feet dangling... how do you stand and have your feet dangle? Also, what is the 15 degree tilt that it says riders will experience at the top?

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:23 AM
So this SuperInvertigo is 177' feet high? That makes three models with three different heights [SFMM and SFGAm being the other two]. What gives?
Either...

A] these models are not standard production models [or clones] but designed specially for each park...something not likely considering we're talking about Vekoma, or

B] they're all really the same height and each park's marketing department is doing some real truth stretching, or

c] they're all really the same model but because of topography those heights are as measured from the top of the towers to the ground [and not to the tops of the footers].

Regardless...sounds like fun and I'm eager to ride all of 'em.
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:31 AM
I think your third reason is probably the correct one.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:42 AM
Moosh, like ShiveringTim, I think the third, or letter [c], if you will, is what is happening here.

And by the way, did you notice the SFoG tag line on the newswire site? SFMM has "The XTREME Park," SFGAd has "The MOTHER of all Coaster Parks," and now SFoG has "The BREAKTHROUGH YEAR!" Was anyone else DYING when they read that?! I just pictured a little kid trying to hang out with some older kids and trying to be noticed. "Hey, guys, I'm right here, look at me!" :) That has to be the all time funniest tag line for a park I've ever seen.

Heh heh heh.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 11:12 AM
hey Florida, the 15 degree means that its a giant drop that angles riders out, so they are looking more towards the ground, instead of facing out. and the standing, feet dangling is what it sounds, they have a bicycle-style seat, and a lap bar, so you're in a standing position, but your feet aren't resting on anything. it's hard to explain, and sounds weird, but it works.
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 11:16 AM
Sounds cool, but the drop tower is a bit small, I'd rather have the Giant Drop at my home park SFGAm.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 11:26 AM
But if you are sitting on a bicycle seat, it's not a stand-up drop. I agree with FloridaCoasterRider...standing up with feet dangling? I need to see a picture. Did SF release an illustration?
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 11:31 AM
Actually, it's about exactly the same specs as Giant Drop at SFGAm. SFGAm says 227' tall with a a speed of 62mph. SFoG says around 200' tall with a *drop* of 161' getting to 62mph. They're about the same, and I'd DEFINITELY choose the one where you're standing up over the traditional sit down type.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:44 PM
I don't see how a person's weight could be supported solely by a bicycle seat, especially when being braked from a 161 foot 62MPH free fall. Anyone who's ridden a B&M Stand-up and lifted their feet knows how uncomfortable [and dangerous] that can be. I've seen pictures of the first stand-up free-fall at Alton Towers and I could swear you stood on a platform.

Feet dangling just does not make sense...I'll assume that's the SFOG marketing department trying to make it sound more exciting [as if standing up and tilting forward ISN'T exciting enough?!].
*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 2/22/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:46 PM
I like the Acrophobia logo. It's nice to see a change away from all the superhero names.
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:50 PM
Tornado, you are right. I do think this move is a step in the right direction but a hyper would have been much, much better. SFOG is full of mediocre rides and I think these two additions continues that trend. Acrophobia at 200ft doesn't excite me much. Maybe it's just me. I think SFOG is a average park with average rides. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 1:20 PM
Sean:

They may be mediocre or overage rides to you but I would suspect the majority of those attending each year do not think so. Remember few guests have as much experience riding coasters as us enthusiasts and we do tend to be not only spoiled but jaded when it comes to coasters. What is boring to us is fun and exciting to many.

I see DejaVu and Acrophobia as two excellent additions to SFOG.
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 3:05 PM
Sounds like a Nut Cruncher if u ask me. I guess i need to see a picture too!
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 3:14 PM
I agree with Chris Senn, a nut cruncher. Acrophobia. If I am right isn't that a fear of heights?

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 3:37 PM
Oh well, its a start!!!!!!
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 3:40 PM
Yep. Acrophobia means the fear of heights. As far as the average park, average rides saying goes, It is true to an extent. SFoG doesn't have any big rides compared to a few other unnamed parks, but to someone in the South (where sometimes you live to far away from other parks to go) this addition to there collection is awesome! I for one am glad to here that we are getting the same thing as SFMM (aside from X). For a while there I was tired of hearing about all of the cool new stuff that everybody was getting. Finally SFoG has gotten a real winner on there hands! (2 in fact!)

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