Six Flags Over Georgia has closed its Shake, Rattle and Roll attraction for the rest of the season as it begins work to install the highly-anticipated Dare Devil Dive rollercoaster.
Shake, Rattle and Roll - an Eli Bridge Scrambler ride - is expected to reopen in 2011 when work on Dare Devil Dive is complete. The Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter coaster is due to open in time for the 2011 Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30), and will be targeted squarely at thrill-seekers.
Meanwhile, Screamscape reports that a new poster located close to Date Devil Dive's construction site reveals new details of its planned theme. The poster shows the ride's cars being themed as World War II fighter planes, a fitting theme for a coaster that features a "beyond-vertical" dive. The poster also clearly shows that the ride will feature lapbars instead of over-the-shoulder restraints, as previously reported.
Although it features a relatively low top speed of 52 miles per hour, the inclusion of a vertical lift hill, the "beyond-vertical" drop and a number of other inversions are designed to help Dare Devil Dive live up to its name. It will become the eleventh rollercoaster at Six Flags Over Georgia when it opens next spring.
You can find out more about the Six Flags Over Georgia's planned new ride in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth preview of Dare Devil Dive.
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