Now that Georgia Cyclone has given its final laps, more speculation and rumors are building as the future announcements near. When asked during the final laps for Georgia Cyclone, Park President, Dale Kaetzel, said that he was excited not only for the announcement of what is coming next year but also for what’s coming over the next five years. Still, the question remains – what is going to be added at Six Flags Over Georgia for 2018? It is fair to say that the likelihood of adding a new coaster experience is significant and, for most, all but guaranteed.
Is RMC Creating a Masterpiece?
Assuming all indicators are correct, what type of roller coaster is coming to Six Flags Over Georgia? While NOTHING is confirmed, a coaster build from Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) appears to be the direction. If that is true, this is great news for the park. It meets all of the needs and hopes of so many coaster addicts out there. RMC never seems to design and build a cloned roller coaster, and it offers a smooth hybrid coaster experience. The experiences take some of the wooden experience elements and integrate them onto a smooth track, one that enthusiasts of all ages can re-ride.
4D Free Fly Possibility?
Anything is still possible right now, and, if the odds on favorite replacement (RMC remake or new build) does not come to fruition, maybe a 4D Free Fly coaster will be installed in 2018. These coasters have found their way into a number of Six Flags parks across the country. Further, many guests love to ride them, and the overall investment to build and maintain those attractions are relatively reasonable. Since RMC also has built the 4D Free Fly coaster track for S&S in the past, the chances of RMC still being involved on some level remains quite high. Plus, this type of roller coaster would fit within the plot of land and have plenty of room for queuing and other types of surrounding theming. However, that is where this option appears to get blurry as many enthusiasts do not see how this type of coaster and its typical theming [superheroes – Batman or Joker] fits in this section of the park. Six Flags Over Georgia already has Gotham City, DC Super Friends, and Metropolis sections in the park. In total, there is one Batman-themed roller coaster, and two Joker-themed attractions (one kiddie coaster and one flat ride attraction). All of the 4D coasters in the Six Flags chain are named after the Joker with the only exception being the original one at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Batman). However, Six Flags Great Adventure did originally tease that its 4D coaster was going to be called Total Mayhem. Only later was it changed to The Joker. Might the Total Mayhem name and color scheme work well in the front of Six Flags Over Georgia? It is still tough to tell.
A Change on Google Maps
However, it appears that somebody is playing games with us as the Georgia Cyclone naming has been taken off of Google Maps as of this morning (July 31, 2017) and replaced with The Joker. We noticed this while tagging the location from our video content on YouTube that we took of Georgia Cyclone’s last ride. Now, this does not mean anything in particular except that it does come on the heels of the last rides for the iconic wooden coaster, Georgia Cyclone. It is not guaranteed that the park made this change to Google Maps. Even if they made this change, it does not mean that a 4D coaster is coming – “The Joker” is also the namesake for an original RMC out at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. As mentioned earlier, we also know that parks have teased one name and changed it later too. Maybe, Six Flags Over Georgia teases The Joker as the name of the new ride and later changes the name during the off-season. That would be smart and provide a new way to extend the buzz about this new attraction during a different news cycle! However, the park could announce “The Joker 4D Free Fly” for 2018 only to change its name to Total Mayhem in an effort to fit the area a little better.
During one of our Facebook live videos from the last ride on Georgia Cyclone, a fan commented that it was “TOTAL MAYHAM!” Is the fan on to something, or might we just be reading into this a bit too much? We do not have to wait too long to get a better idea of what is coming to the park for 2018. Also, expect to see work begin on the old site of Georgia Cyclone very soon as this is the final week of daily operations at Six Flags Over Georgia!