Six Flags Over Georgia announces Skull Island

Posted Thursday, February 3, 2005 9:27 AM | Contributed by coasterguts

Six Flags Over Georgia has announced Skull Island, and interactive water park play structure that will include six water slides, ranging from 6 feet to 42 feet in height, a series of transfer bridges, cargo net climbs, and swinging bridges that will link 15 elevated platforms.

Read the press release from PR Newswire.

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 10:17 AM
"Skull Island is WET. And most importantly, Skull Island is ONLY at Six Flags Over Georgia! "

I love how they bold the ONLY at Six Flags Over Georgia when they are building the exact same thing at Great America.

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 10:57 AM
but that's the ONLY Skull Island at SFOG!
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 11:29 AM
Okay, now THIS was dumb!

I'll tell you why.

1) Don't they own a separate gate park in the Metro Area?

2) Isn't this way, way, WAY too small for the audience the park entertains?

This shouldn't be here at all. Not only are the subtracting from their own waterpark audience, they're doing it with an attraction that will be swamped to say the least...even if they limit it to kids under 54" and their families.

I have to sign this one off as The Obvious One.
It's just that bad.

-CO

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 12:23 PM
Yes, White Water, but it is a good 45 minutes away. Also, I think its good, because the lines for the water rides at the park stretch for days...
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 12:32 PM
Well if PGA can do it (with their park within 20 minutes)...why not? Oh wait a minute, looks like they sold it.

Wonder if Six Flags will dump their other gate?

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 12:36 PM
Im a bit confused...

Whats the point in only having "one" small section you need a swimsuit for?. These soak you and you can't have metal rivets to use the slides, so am I wrong in thinking that this is just too out of place? I mean, yeah, they have "other" soaking rides, but I can just see people abusing the rules and not wearing the proper attire required for those rides. Plus, when you build a soaking attraction like this, you really need the facilities to handle people changing and what not. You almost need an entire waterpark to cater to this better.

See what Im saying... or Am I just being shallow-minded?

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 12:41 PM
I think they should have more to offer because I wouldnt change my clothes just for 20 minutes of water play. Its like they put the cart before the horse in a sense, but this is six flags guys ;)
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 12:43 PM
If they ran people in and out at hourly intervals, it could be a workable wet ride alternative.
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 1:35 PM
I'm guessing this is the first stage, and probably a test stage, for a future waterpark at SFOG that will eventually replace the amphitheater. While I think it's a bit odd for these water play structures to be so out of place, consider a park like Sea World Orlando which has similar seemingly out of place water play structures.

Just a thought...

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 4:22 PM
I think that Six Flags probably picked up White Water for cheap, considering the bacteria issues just before they bought it, so selling it could be feasible, not to mention probably profitable.
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 4:51 PM
White water is NOT 45 minutes away! It's like 9 miles away at the most! I can't make any sense out of this addition. White water is a very healthy waterpark, I don't see any reason why they should dump it. Waterparks like that require very little investments to be put and and will continue to flourish.
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 5:56 PM
IIRC, SFWW is owned by the same group of investors that own SFOG, and is only managed by SF.
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Thursday, February 3, 2005 8:11 PM
Hmm...Where have I seen this before...? :)

I too think this is rather out of place, but I'll probably use it to get cooled off, rather than buying the ridiculously high priced drink options.

I hope they'll take care of those slides. The ones at WW have gotten worse and worse since Six Flags took over. Bumpy slides=no fun.

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 8:46 PM
Cameraman,

SFoG (Austell) is actually a hair over 20 miles away from Six Flags White Water (Marietta). Factor is traffic and you can be looking at 35 - 40min drive.

People will still go to White Water. It's just that now they have *something* water-y to do at SFoG and you dont really have to wait in line. We'll see how it pans out.

JC

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 9:29 PM
To Clear up a few response.

First, there will be changing Facilities available.

2nd, this is not the exact same Skull Island they are building at SFGAM. SFGAM will have 8 water slides and is covers 2 acres. Where the SFOG has only 6 water slides and covers 1 acre.

Also, this is not the first park to add a kids water attraction when there is no water park. It has been done before and is successful.

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Thursday, February 3, 2005 10:48 PM
I guess you told us! ;)
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Friday, February 4, 2005 11:11 AM
Well if they want to dump White Water, they could always sell it back to HFEC (SDC). Why the heck they sold it in the first place is beyond me. I know that HFEC is buying up waterparks now (Hawaiian Falls chain), so perhaps that will happen here. That or they could always sell it to CF:LP :) Seems like if they want to get rid of a park here stateside, that's what they do.

-SS

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