Six Flags Over Georgia plans to open Saturday after flooding

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:55 AM | Contributed by kevin38

While officials still need to wait for any flooding to recede, workers at Six Flags Over Georgia are gearing up to open Saturday, one weekend before the annual Fright Fest Halloween festivities. Video shows portions of the park under water.

Read more from The Atlanta Journal Constitution and see video of the park on ABC News.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 11:32 PM
DaveStroem's avatar

If I were you Crazy Horse, I would cancel my plans for SFoG for this weekend. Even if they get the park open, it will be a mess. I can pretty much guarantee that many of the coasters will not be open. At this point, I doubt if they even know how much damage they have to deal with.

Remember that the Fall Affair is this weekend at Holiday World. This might be a decent back up plan.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:59 AM
DantheCoasterman's avatar

...yikes. This looks terrible. I'll keep all of those effected by this flooding in my prayers.

Does anyone think that Mindbender may reopen by Sunday, October 4th? I was planning on visiting the park over Fall Break, but I'm not sure I want to make the 6 hour trip down there if my favorite coaster (at SFOG) is closed.


Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:38 AM

Can anyone tell me how many times and what years that Six Flags Over Georgia has flooded?

Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:53 AM
crazy horse's avatar

Just talked to someone at the park and was told they are going to open this weekend.

There are only a few rides that will be closed in the "lickskillet" section of the park. I assume that is the section with gasm.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:27 PM

GASM is in the Cotton States section of the park. Lickskillet is the area down where the old back gate used to be. Rapids, bottom of the sky ride and the stuff around it. That's great to hear they will be able to have most of the park open.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:31 AM

Sorry to bring this topic back after being dormant for a few days, but I just now got around to reading it.

Judging from the flooding around the Skycoaster seen in this picture, the water in that area has got to be around 10 feet deep. You can't see the AC work stand at all, and that's around 10 feet high. It appears the winches are just barely above the water line, which would put the hydraulic equipment for them under the water. Not sure if this one has a hydraulic platform or a rolling platform, but if it's hydraulic I'm sure there's extensive damage there.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:22 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar

Apparently everything went well last weekend. The only coaster not operating was Mind Bender.

Does anyone know if the coaster will/should reopen by this Sunday?


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:06 PM
sirloindude's avatar

Mindbender was open on Sunday. Allowed me to hit a track record of 200, lol.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:28 PM

Is that the original Mindbender? I remember riding the Mindbender there in what must have been the late 70s. It must have been media day in its first season. My dad had a film 8mm movie camera with him that day. The ride ops waved us to the front car all day long because they thought we were with the media. He got some great movies of the ride holding the camera against his chest. At that point they didn't have mounts for cameras for the media. Later in the day, the ride ops were still trying to wave us to the front seat but we passed at some point.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:13 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar

Yes, GB89. Mind Bender opened in 1978.


Friday, October 2, 2009 5:42 PM

Hey, just to clarify --

The photos of the skeletons of dead celebrities originated with a story from WLWT. They were at the park to shoot a promo piece.

The original story link can be found below:

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Friday, October 2, 2009 7:27 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Were there skeletons of dead celebrities at SFOG, too?!? It's a pandemic!!! :)

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