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Blue Hawk

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Blue Hawk
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Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Status Operating since March 1, 1992
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel
Model / product Custom MK-1200
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,300
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height122 feet
Top speed52 mph
Length2,742 feet
Inversions5
Steepest drop48°
Duration1:20
G-force4G
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Blue Hawk is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, USA. The ride was built by Vekoma and debuted in 1989 at Conko's Party Pier.

History[edit]

The ride debuted as the Kamikaze at Conko's Party Pier in Wildwood, New Jersey in 1989. It only lasted two years before being purchased by Six Flags Over Georgia. It reopened as Ninja on March 1, 1992. It operates on the spot occupied by Z-Force until its relocation after the 1990 season.

Due to a broken chain, Ninja didn't open for the 2013 season until early in May.

For 2016, the park announced that Ninja would be refurbished, with new restraints and a new blue and black paint job. They also announced that the public could decide on a new name. On May 17, 2016, Six Flags Over Georgia announced that Ninja would be renamed to Blue Hawk. The ride reopened on June 9, 2016.

Design[edit]

Elements

Blue Hawk has a compact layout that features five inversions and several headchoppers. It is built partially over a lake. While at Conko's Party Pier, it was painted entirely white with blue trains. When it was relocated to Georgia,it was repainted red with black supports. For the 2016 refurbishment, the ride's track was repainted blue

Layout[edit]

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Directly out of the station, the train takes a 90-degree turn to the right, drops slightly then takes another right-turn. After cresting the 122 feet tall lift hill, the train dives down to the right and enters the first major element: the butterfly, consisting of two inversions. Exiting the butterfly, the train enters a wide-radius 270-degree curve to the left, setting up the third inversion, a reverse sidewinder.

The train then climbs a gentle slope before making a U-turn to the left and entering the final element, a double corkscrew. After completing the final inversion, the train banks to the left and passes very close to the station and under the reverse sidewinder, then turns right prior to entering the main main brake run. The train exits the brakes and makes a final U-turn to the right to set up the return to the station.

Trains[edit]

7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

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