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The Georgia Scorcher
Six Flags over Georgia Unlimited

Georgia Scorcher logo at SFOG

THE OVERVIEW
 
PUT YOUR FEET TO THE FIRE on one of the Southeast's tallest and fastest stand-up roller coasters. The Georgia Scorcher, Six Flags' eighth coaster, combines stand-up roller coaster technology with a twist-riders stand, not sit, as they blaze through loops, speed sprials, and a figure-eight that produces 4 Gs! Presented by America Online.

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RIDE DETAILS
Rule
Track Type Year Designer/Manufacturer
Steel Stand-Up 1999 Bolliger and Mabillard

 

RIDE STATISTICS
 
INTRODUCED...May 1999

HEIGHT...107 feet

LENGTH...3,000 feet

MAXIMUM DROP...101 feet

TOP SPEED...54 MPH

INVERSIONS...2

MAXIMUM G-FORCE...4 Gs

COLORS...Gold and Purple 

NUMBER OF TRAINS...2 trains

PASSENGERS PER TRAIN...32 passengers
 
RIDER CAPACITY...1,300 passengers per hour

RIDE DURATION...2:00 

HEIGHT RESTRICTION...Must be at least 54''
 
RESTRAINTS...Over-The-Shoulder Harness and Safety Belt
 
LOCATION...Georgia
 
TRAINS DESIGNED BY...Bolliger and Mabillard
 
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RIDE EXPERIENCE
 
ARRANGEMENT: 2 trains with 32 passengers per train. Trains consist of 8 cars with 4 across each row.
 
STRUCTURE: Track is gold. Supports purple.
 
FEATURES: Intertwines with The Deer Park Plunge log flume ride--One of only a few rides that can be seen from the interstate (I-20)
 
ELEMENTS: 101-foot drop, 81-foot tall vertical loop, inclined loop, high speed spiral crossing the vertical loop, camel-back hill, corkscrew, and tight figure-eight
 
HISTORY/NOTES: Orginally named Jezebel and the colors and queue line was themed to an old Ancient Roman look to it. The name was scraped at the last minute, after all constuction, and was changed to The Georgia Scorcher

This ride uses Lo-Q

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THE GEORGIA SCORCHER'S RATING (as of 7.18.02)
 
LOOK...7
 
THEME...2
 
LAYOUT...8
 
ELEMENTS/INVERSIONS...6
 
QUEUE LINE...3.5
 
RIDE...7
 
ROUGHNESS FACTOR...No
 
OVERALL..7
 
  Being the only stand-up coaster in the southeast, The Georgia Scorcher has its own superiority. Although this coaster looks short and tame, this roller coaster is packed with intensity. The queue line is lame and the ride has no basic theme, which slightly takes away from the score, but the layout and design of the ride takes up for it. The ride on this smooth and B&M (like always) made very comfortable trains and restraints. The ride is fun, and the inversions and elements are used very well. This coaster is recommended to all coaster riders above the height restriction!