Georgia Scorcher

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Georgia Scorcher
Georgia Scorcher (Six Flags Over Georgia) 01.jpg
Georgia Scorcher 's vertical loop element.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Coordinates 33°46′13″N 84°33′02″W / 33.77028°N 84.55056°W / 33.77028; -84.55056Coordinates: 33°46′13″N 84°33′02″W / 33.77028°N 84.55056°W / 33.77028; -84.55056
Status Operating
Opening date May 8, 1999
General statistics
Type Steel – Stand-up
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Stand-up Coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 107 ft (33 m)
Drop 101 ft (31 m)
Length 3,000 ft (910 m)
Speed 54 mph (87 km/h)
Inversions 2
Duration 1:24
Max vertical angle 52°
Capacity 1300 riders per hour
G-force 4
Height restriction 54 in (137 cm)
Trains 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
Georgia Scorcher at RCDB
Pictures of Georgia Scorcher at RCDB

Georgia Scorcher (or simply Scorcher) is a Stand-up roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia.[1] The second design from Bolliger & Mabillard to be built at the park, Georgia Scorcher opened in May 1999 as the last new stand-up roller coaster to have been constructed anywhere on Earth.[2] Georgia Scorcher is 107 feet (33 m) tall and has a track length of 3000 feet (910 m) and a top speed of 54 mph (87 km/h). The attraction's tagline is "Put your feet to the fire."

Attraction history[edit]

Georgia Scorcher is the third attraction to occupy this location in the Georgia section of the park. It replaced the Ragin' Rivers "wet-dry" raft slide tower that was added for the 1991 season, which itself replaced one of the two Log Jamboree log flumes.

Unlike Mantis, Chang and Riddler's Revenge, which opened at Cedar Point in 1996, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in 1997 and Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1998 respectively, Georgia Scorcher did not continue the trend of the world's tallest and fastest stand-up roller coasters. Its layout is more modest, in fitting with the long, narrow site selected for it.

Track layout[edit]

Georgia Scorcher departs the station and climbs its 107-foot (33 m) lift hill. Then drops down a 101 ft drop. Then the roller coaster enters its 81-foot (25 m) vertical loop. It then climbs to the right, circling back towards the station before diving sharply down to the left, entering a non-inverting inclined loop that threads through the center of the vertical loop. After exiting the element, the roller coaster then climbs a small hill and is twisted over on its right side, twisting back as it enters its second inversion, a corkscrew.

The roller coaster climbs up to the left, crossing over the start of the lift hill, before diving down and performing a ground-level 270-degree helix turn, crossing itself again as it rises one final time to enter the brake run, returning to the station via a U-turn to the left.

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