Georgia Scorcher

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Georgia Scorcher
Georgia Scorcher (Six Flags Over Georgia) 2009 01.jpg
Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Status Operating since May 8, 1999
Cost $10,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Product Stand-Up Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,300
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 107 feet
Drop 101 feet
Top speed 54 mph
Length 3000 feet
Inversions 2
Angle 52°
Duration 1:24
G-Force 4
HELP
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Georgia Scorcher is a steel stand-up roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, USA. The ride was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened in 1999. It is also the last stand-up coaster to be built to date.

Design

Elements

The ride starts off with a turn of onto the Chain lift, which brings riders to the ride's highest point, 107 feet. When riders reach the top of the lift hill, they enter a Pre-Drop and then head down the 101 foot drop where they hit the top speed of 54 mph. They then enter the first inversion, an 81 foot tall Vertical loop. Then riders head into an s-hill. Unlike a lot of s-hills, this one has a start that goes of 180 degrees before the peak and therefore could be considered as a treble clef as seen on Fury 325 and Orion, the two latest B&M Gigas to open. Then the ride hits a helix. This element interacts with the vertical loop. The ride hits a hill that faces the path. The ride then hits the corkscrew and goes through some small turns and hills before going up a hill, banking to the left, and hitting the brake run.

Theme

The name and logo could imply that this coaster is possibly themed to the famous song The Devil Went Down To Georgia.

Color scheme

For the Georgia Scorcher's 20th Anniversary in 2019, the ride was repainted with a cherry red track and dark gray supports. It originally had a yellow track and purple supports.

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train.

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