As Six Flags Over Georgia turns 49 years old, the park is already working towards a big celebration for its 50th year in 2017. To stay on track with their yet-to-be-announced 2017 plans, Six Flags had to remove a ride. For the past couple of days, the park has been teasing about what ride it might be. After the clues were released and the sun came up on Thursday morning, Six Flags Over Georgia took to Twitter to announce that it was indeed closing its Dodge City Bumper Cars at the end of the operating day.
About Dodge City Bumper Cars
The bumper cars were installed in 1973. Over the years, new cars were introduced and the arena area was given a median strip, converting the track area from a free-for-all style bumper car experience to one that makes the riders go around and around, simulating a race-like experience! It’s pedal to the metal all the way!
While the bumper cars were popular with families for the past few decades, Six Flags appears to need the land that this attraction takes up. That really makes many park enthusiasts wonder just what might be coming for its 50th anniversary next year. Asking any thrill-seeking enthusiast, most want a solid roller coaster. Much of this hope and desire stems from the park not receiving a brand new roller coaster since Dare Devil Dive in 2011 – a gap of nearly six years by the time the 2017 attraction is opened to the general public. To be fair, however, other roller coasters at the park have gotten some love and tweaking as Batman was turned around backwards for a few months in 2015, and Ninja was completely transformed into the smoother and more rerideable Blue Hawk in 2016.
Surely, the rumors will start swirling around as September 2016 and the anticipated announcements near. Will it be a big, amazing roller coaster? Might it be a Battle for Metropolis dark ride from Sally Rides? Maybe, the park will get an S&S 4D free-spin roller coaster similar to Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Batman or Six Flags Great Adventures’ Joker. Maybe, we will get more than one thing or something nobody is really counting on. Time will tell; for now, park enthusiasts will be left with memories of some really fun bumper ride experiences!