Sizing up the roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day at one of the park’s 12 thrillers

Six Flags Over GeorgiaDahlonega Mine Train
Opened in 1967
Height 37 feet
Max speed 35 mph
Fact The kid-friendly train is one of the park’s three remaining original rides.

Six Flags Over GeorgiaGreat American Scream Machine
Opened in 1973
Height 105 feet
Max speed 57 mph
Fact When it opened, the Scream Machine was both the tallest and fastest coaster in the world.

Six Flags Over GeorgiaMind Bender
Opened in 1978
Height 80 feet
Max speed 50 mph
Fact The twisty ride was the world’s first triple-looping coaster.

Six Flags Over GeorgiaGeorgia Cyclone
Opened in 1990
Height 95 feet
Max speed 50 mph
Fact This wooden behemoth was based on the famous Coney Island Cyclone.

Six Flags Over GeorgiaNinja
Opened in 1992
Height 122 feet
Max speed 52 mph

Six Flags Over GeorgiaBATMAN: The Ride
Opened in 1997
Height 100 feet
Max speed 50 mph

Six Flags Over GeorgiaGeorgia Scorcher
Opened in 1999
Height 110 feet
Max speed 57 mph

Six Flags Over GeorgiaSUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight
Opened in 2002
Height 115 feet
Max speed 60 mph
Fact The South’s original “flying” coaster, Superman suspends riders parallel to the track.

Six Flags Over GeorgiaWile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster
Opened in 2004
Height Unknown
Max speed 30 mph

Six Flags Over GeorgiaGoliath
Opened in 2006
Height 200 feet
Max speed 70 mph
Fact Goliath was one of the Southeast’s first “hyper-coasters,” or rides that top 200 feet.

Six Flags Over GeorgiaDare Devil Dive
Opened in 2011
Height 95 feet
Max speed 54 mph

Six Flags Over GeorgiaTHE JOKER: Chaos
Opened in 2015
Height 72 feet
Max speed Variable

On the calendar: Get ready to scream at Six Flags Over Georgia on National Roller Coaster Day, August 16.

Photographs courtesy of Six Flags Over Georgia.

This article originally appeared in our August 2015 issue.