Six Flags over Georgia celebrates its 40th anniversary starting June 17th.

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:58 AM | Contributed by Chitown

Six Flags Over Georgia marks their 40th anniversary June 17th. As a way of saying thanks to Atlanta, they've created 40 days and nights of thrills. Each day they're open leading up to their anniversary, the park is celebrating in some way. There will be concerts, special events, exhibitions, and some new attractions.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:30 PM
But no new rides.... "sigh".

Didn't Disney's California Adventure pretty much prove the public likes and expects new rides at amusement parks instead of the much cheaper shows and parades the owners like to skimp on? Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Studios Paris, and Universal Orlando are all proof that the public doesn't support "shortcuts" and "cheap outs".

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:24 PM
Besides the Dahlonega Mine Train the Six Flags Railroad, Hanson Cars and Log Jamboree were all in the park on opening day. The cars were relocated and the log flume is not the original configuration.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:03 PM
Actually SFOG's birthday is the 7th not the 17th.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:19 PM
Universal Orlando keeps making more money every year. What exactly are they proving?
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:21 PM
I think Goliath is a strong enough addition to satisfy for more than one year.

Supid me, should gotten on the Log Ride during Fling to complete some weird *set* of all the original SFoG rides...LOL! As always, excellent events at SFoG. Thanks, gamndbnr! :)

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:56 PM
Goliath should put the park good for major coasters for 5 years, forget 1.

Not that I really expect them to go 5 years, but there are certainly very nice parks that have gone much longer.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 5:27 PM
There were actually log flumes at one point similar to SFOT. The original flume was removed and replaced with the waterslides that were eventually replaced by Scorcher. The existing log flume is the second one that was added later, not the original that opened with the park.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007 10:57 PM
The first flume was longer and more of a thrill than the second one, since it had the double hills. From what I heard they had to take the first flume down due to a few people standing up and one got killed while standing up on the first small hill when the LUmberjack was on top of it. This was back in the 80's when they removed the first flume.
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Friday, May 18, 2007 10:50 AM
When I worked there, I heard the first flume had become old and was a maintenence issue. Never heard of a death related to it.*** This post was edited by Cropsey 5/19/2007 1:11:38 PM ***
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Friday, May 18, 2007 11:03 AM
Universal Orlando makes more money each year because it raises its admission and food fees each year. Check the records, attendance has dropped yearly.
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Friday, May 18, 2007 2:11 PM
Lower attendance by itself isn't the measure of success. Building big rollycoasters is not the answer to maintaining growth. Kennywood seems to be doing just fine without big new rides every year in the past century.
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Friday, May 18, 2007 3:17 PM
French Fries therefore are the answer to maintaining growth! :)
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Friday, May 18, 2007 5:27 PM
It certainly brings me back!
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Friday, May 18, 2007 7:36 PM
Me too... I said it as a joke...but I'm not so sure I might not be on to something.
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Friday, May 18, 2007 7:43 PM
Of course you are. Cedar Point has put in a new ride almost every year since they put in Raptor in 1994, and still haven't hit the attendance of that year. That was my initial point... it's not a slam dunk to keep the people coming. There's no guarantee it would've had any impact on SFOG.
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Friday, May 18, 2007 7:52 PM
I was just at the park on the way moving down to Florida a month ago, and to me, they really don't need any new rides at this time.

They have a decent mix of coasters, flats, and other attractions.

One of the few gems in the Six Flags family.

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