Great Gasp

Great Gasp
Great Gasp (Six Flags Over Georgia) 2005 01.jpg
Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 9, 1976 to August 14, 2005
Cost $1.5 million
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Parachute Tower
Height 225 feet
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Great Gasp was a Paratower ride located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, USA.

History

The development of Great Gasp dates back to 1972, when the park were working on the Great American Scream Machine. The ride is based on the Parachute Jump at the 1939 New York World's Fair, which was later moved to Steeplechase Park. The park commissioned Intamin to develop the ride. Great Gasp opened on April 9, 1976. At the time, park vice president Errol McKoy said: "The sensation is the closest you can come to parachuting without actually jumping out of an airplane".[1]

It closed on August 14, 2005.[2]

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