Gone are the days of headaches and rough rides on Ninja. While the track layout was always fantastic, many guests complained that the coaster was a bit too rough and therefore made it less rerideable. Six Flags Over Georgia listened, and they took action to improve the ride experience. Over the past months, Six Flags has been working to make Ninja an all-new experience. After a fresh coat or two of blue paint, new trains with brand new vest restraints from Vekoma, some track tweaking to make the ride even smoother, and having fans help rename it Blue Hawk, the ride was ready! However, Six Flags took it one step further. Six Flags Over Georgia teamed up with the local military units to open this ride right. The park brought out military members from nearby Dobbins Air Force base to take the first laps on the roller coaster. In addition, military music was played by bagpipe to really top off the experience. With the singing of our National Anthem and having a real hawk on hand, Six Flags Over Georgia opened Blue Hawk to the public.
After riding it ourselves, we approve! The ride is much smoother than in its previous iteration, and the park guests agree as well. Instead of frowns, many park guests were walking out of the ride platform area with smiles on their faces, and many were racing to get back in line for another lap or two!
Addition Tribute / Perk
The military tribute does not stop there. The park really appreciates everything our military does for us. As a small thank you in the entire month of July (2016), the park will be allowing all military members to bring one guest with them up the Flash Pass line and show their military identification. Their military credentials will ensure they get on the ride faster. As a military veteran myself, I certainly can appreciate that! So, if you had some concerns or frustrations with the old Ninja, we recommend that you head back out to Six Flags Over Georgia to give Blue Hawk a ride! We’re confident that you won’t be disappointed!