AUSTELL, Ga., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Over Georgia prepares to take to the sky as the countdown begins for the launch of the park's newest thrill ride, SkyScreamer. The park's newest addition was previewed today by media and VIP guests. SkyScreamer opens to the public on Friday, May 24, 2013.
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At 242 feet, SkyScreamer is 40 feet taller than the park's mega-coaster Goliath, and will give passengers a thrilling view of the Atlanta skyline. Thirty-two riders will sit two across in open air swings while spinning to the top of the tower. At full swing, guests revolve in a 98-foot circle at speeds of 40 mph."SkyScreamer is unlike any other ride at Six Flags Over Georgia," said park president Dale Kaetzel. "The sheer height alone will draw attention and the excitement of soaring over the entire park in open air swings will be a unique experience for thrill-seekers of all ages." SkyScreamer's colorful tower and globe, which is topped with an iconic globe surrounded by the words Six Flags, provides an iconic new look to the overall park skyline. Six Flags Season Pass Holders get an exclusive sneak peek of the new ride on May 11, 12, 18 and 19. Six Flags Over Georgia is open weekends only through May 19. Daily operation begins May 24 and continues through August 11. Visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia for more information on operating hours. Six Flags Over Georgia is now offering a Season Pass membership plan! When guests buy four Season Passes, they'll receive one FREE Season Parking Pass. For more information, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia. About Six Flags Entertainment CorporationSix Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. SOURCE Six Flags Over Georgia