By Cory Sekine-Pettite
Most roller coasters are designed and built as thrill rides. However, not everyone enjoys being scared. Some of us avoid thrill rides, preferring to keep our feet planted on the ground. If you’re one of these people and the mere thought of riding a coaster is nauseating, Six Flags Over Georgia may just have the solution. The amusement park’s newest attraction debuts this summer and it looks to provide an enjoyable experience for everyone from coaster enthusiasts to the timid among us.
The first-of-its-kind, single-rail family racing roller coaster, called the KID FLASH™ Cosmic Coaster, is described as a P’Sghetti Bowl twin-tracked roller coaster featuring innovative single-rail track and an inclusive train design. The coaster provides comfortable seating for both adults and children. Like a twisted bowl of spaghetti, the twin tracks cross over and under each other a dozen times during the ride cycle. The two sides can operate simultaneously for racing action or with a single side. There are no terrifying loops. No high speeds. Just a great deal of family fun.
“Situated in one of the most popular sections of the park, Gotham City, the new attraction continues our commitment to providing thrills the entire family can experience together,” said Six Flags Over Georgia General Manager, Greg Fuller. “KID FLASH Cosmic Coaster sets the stage for a summer filled with exciting new memories for guests of all ages.”
With a 36-inch minimum height requirement, the new coaster expands ride offerings for families. Joining the villains and heroes in Gotham City, KID FLASH Cosmic Coaster will showcase a colorful LED lighting display, immersing riders in their very own comic book story.
The coaster’s theme is based upon the DC Comics character of the same name who first appeared in 1959 as a founding member of the Teen Titans superheroes who still are popular today in graphic novel form, as well as in both animated and live-action television series.
Daily summer operation at Six Flags Over Georgia begins Memorial Day weekend, with the opening of Hurricane Harbor, which features the park’s water rides and wave pool. Season Passes are now on sale for as low as $49.99. For more information, including park hours and to purchase your 2023 Pass, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia.