After five decades in Atlanta, Six Flags over Georgia continues to add new rides and fun to the amusement park that draws thousands to the area—and a combined 300 million dollars to the local economy in the last year alone.
The 4D Interactive Action Ride JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis opened at Six Flags Over Georgia at the end of May. The ride features interactive laser fun that creates competition among the entire family. There’s nothing that loops (ok—there’s a virtual loop, but that’s so not the same thing) or flips, so it’s safe even for the youngest children in the group, along with those who don’t share the love for more daring, thriller coasters. The ride features iconic DC Comics Super Heroes and Super Villains—and you can even buy a cape at the end of the ride in the gift store you pass through as you walk out (and for about $8, that makes one heck of a souvenir in my book).
Here’s a video of some of the highlights:
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The laser gun fun reminded my crew of the Buzz Lightyear ride at another famous park, merged with some of the fun you can find on the Spiderman at that park’s biggest competition in the same city (hint—both parks are based in Orlando—quite the drive from the ATL).
But in this case, you get to battle with BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH and GREEN LANTERN against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen, all while you are hit with wind, fire, mist and fog effects, plus life-like animatronic characters.
Of course, there are plenty of other thrill rides at Six Flags over Georgia to enjoy, but if you’re going in the summer, be sure to throw a swimsuit and towel into your bag so that you can cool off at Hurricane Harbor. It’s the free waterpark that is part of Atlanta’s Six Flags and, to me, is a must for cooling down after spending a couple hours in the Georgia heat racing to rides.
Recently nominated as one of the 10Best Outdoor Water Parks by USA Today, the water park features a 38,000 square foot wave pool and the world’s first Tsunami Surge water slide with a perpendicular wave wall and 50 foot drop. You can see a video of that by clicking here.
There’s also a new store fans with a sweet tooth will want to check out: Coaster Candy is a 4,000 square foot candy store features chocolate dipped marsh-mallows, gourmet chocolate dipped pretzels, candy apples and homemade fudge, among other sweet treats. Coaster Candy is located near the front entrance of the park.
Six Flags Over Georgia is open daily through August 6. Season Passes and All Season Dining Plans to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water are available online at www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
Cobb County recently honored the park for its economic contribution to the area, commemorating its 50th anniversary with several special events for fans and employees.