IF YOU GO
Six Flags Over Georgia is west of Atlanta on I-20 outside of I-285 (275 Riverside Parkway, Austell).
Open daily through Aug. 7, then most weekends through Jan. 4, 2017. Hours vary; check website for details.
General admission at the gate is $65.99 for adults and $45.99 for children under 48 inches tall, but discounts abound; save $20 on adult tickets at www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia. AAA and some credit unions also sell discounted tickets. Children 2 and younger are admitted for free.
For more information: 770-739-3400, www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
DC SUPER FRIENDS
The new area features five rides and attractions:
Superman: Tower of Power (a 65-foot-tall mini-drop tower)
Wonder Woman Flight School (soaring vehicles that you control)
Batcopters (Batman-themed helicopter ride)
Joker Funhouse Coaster (junior roller coaster)
Harley Quinn Games (amusement games)
Holy playtime! Looks like the DC superheroes are taking a break from fighting crime so they can have fun with kids at Six Flags Over Georgia.
Opening this weekend (May 28), DC Super Friends is the world’s first DC Comics-themed area for children. Six Flags has expanded and renovated its offerings for its younger guests, resulting in more room, more attractions and more fun.
The land adjoins the new Bugs Bunny Boomtown, which opened earlier this year, and the combined zones offer a dozen rides and activities that are aimed at kids but can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Kids who got an early look at DC Super Friends on Thursday were impressed. Savanna Mobley, 8, from Mint Hill, N.C., was among the first to ride Wonder Woman Flight School, a spinning ride that lets you control how high your vehicle soars up toward the sky. “I like the ride. It feels like you’re going to flip over, but you really don’t,” she said.
Rides range from Batman-themed helicopters that are mild enough for little ones to a 65-foot Superman tower ride that offers moderate thrills for older kids and adults too. A medium-speed Joker Funhouse roller coaster and the Wonder Woman fliers also offer something for everyone in the family.
“We think the opening of DC Super Friends, plus Bugs Bunny Boomtown, plus the carousel hill area and Monster Mansion makes this the best family entertainment area in the world,” said Dale Kaetzel, president of Six Flags Over Georgia. “We selected all the rides so parents could ride them along with their children. The rebuilt area is the heartbeat of the park.”
Tom Kelley is a lifelong roller coaster and amusement park fan. He grew up in northeast Ohio near Cedar Point, an amusement park known for its rides and roller coasters. He is a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts and has ridden more than 300 different roller coasters.