Six Flags Over Georgia entrance

Six Flags Over Georgia is expected to open this weekend despite heavy rain once again leaving some of its rides partially submerged under floodwater.

Standing water remains in the park, which backs onto the Chattahoochie River. However, the water is expected to run off in time for the park to open this weekend, and with weekday operations not due to begin until May 22 the impact on Six Flags Over Georgia should be minimal.

Rides located in the rear of the park are the worst affected by the flooding, with several feet of water surrounding the Scream Machine rollercoaster. The park's rides are designed to withstand severe weather, with tornadoes being a common occurrence in Georgia.

Six Flags spokeswoman Kendell Kelton told the Associated Press that no rides had been damaged in the flooding, and that park hours should not be affected. The worst of the flooding occurred on Sunday night, giving the water several days to recede.

The flood is the second to hit Six Flags Over Georgia in under a year, with the park also escaping any major loss of revenue from the previous flood last September.


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