New photos have been released showing off construction work on Dare Devil Dive, the new rollercoaster that is set to open at Six Flags Over Georgia in spring 2011.
The photos, posted on Facebook, show that the coaster's lift hill is nearing completion. Dare Devil Dive is set to open in time for the 2011 Memorial Day weekend (May 28-30), and will feature a beyond-vertical first drop and an "aerial stunt" theme.
Dare Devil Dive's lift hill be 95-feet-tall, with riders plummeting towards the ground at 52 miles per hour during the first drop. They will then go on to traverse three inversions, a heartline roll, a "zero-gravity" hill and an Immelmann loop. Adding to the theme will be an air traffic control tower alongside the ride, pylons which riders will swoop between and a short tunnel towards the end of the coaster's circuit.
A Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter coaster, Dare Devil dive will be the first of its type in the world to feature lapbar restraints. Euro-Fighter rollercoasters have proven hugely popular since their introduction in 2003, but some coaster fans have complained that they offer a "rough" ride experience. The use of lapbars could help reduce the "head-banging" effect that is common with over-the-shoulder restraints.
You can find out more about Six Flags Over Georgia's planned new ride in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth preview of Dare Devil Dive.
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