On Monday, June 13, 2016, Six Flags Over Georgia announced that it is removing an attraction to make way for it 2017 plans. Six Flags mentioned that the attraction is 30+ years old and will be closed at the end of the operating day on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The 16th just so happens to be the park’s 49th birthday, and the park looks to begin on its 50th anniversary plans early than some enthusiasts may have expected.
On Tuesday, the park added a new clue to keep enthusiasts guessing. They showed a picture of some people riding Mind Bender. At first, it appeared that there was a chance that they might remove this classic looping coaster, but, when looking more closely, the park stated in the tweet, “I’m still in the loop.” This calmed the crowds as most coaster enthusiasts believe that the statement indicates that Mind Bender is safe!
On Wednesday evening, Six Flags Over Georgia added another tweet. This final tweet before the Thursday announcement was that “It’s a 70’s dance craze.” After taking the disco ball image from the tweet into consideration and conducting a quick Google search, it appears that there were only three main disco dance fads during the 1970’s – YMCA, The Hustle, and Bump. So, does that indicate the bumper cars as being the ride to close?
Only time will tell. One things we do know – there are only so many options they can pick from if the ride is 30+ years old. Here is the list of the rides that fall within that age range:
- Dahlonega Mine Train (1967)
- Six Flags Railroad (1967)
- Hanson Cars (1967)
- Tales of Okefenokee (aka Monster Mansion – 1967)
- Sky Buckets (1968)
- Long Jamboree (1968)
- The Riverview Carousel (1972)
- Great American Scream Machine (1973)
- Dodge City Bumper Cars (1973)
- Thunder River (1982)
- Mind Bender (1978)
- Splashwater Falls (1986)
Which ride are you hoping gets removed, and what are you hoping Six Flags puts in its place? Be sure to tune in and find out!