Six Flags Over Georgia has confirmed that the park's existing Wheelie ride will be removed in order to make way for the new SkyScreamer attraction.

Screamscape reports that Wheelie will continue to operate until the end of the Fright Fest 2012 Halloween events. Work will then begin to replace it with SkyScreamer, an enormous spinning tower ride that is due to open in spring 2013.

Wheelie is a classic HUSS Enterprise attraction, with guests boarding one of a number of gondolas attached to a central structure. Initially lying flat, this lifts to a near-vertical position, with the gondolas rotating at high speed. Guests are pinned in place by the high g-forces that this rotation generates.

Its replacement, SkyScreamer, will be a vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" attraction, and will see riders swinging in a circle around a 242-foot central tower. Reaching a top of speed of over 43 miles per hour, they will be able to take in panoramic views of the park and its surroundings. Guests will be seated in 2-seater swings, each of which will provide a "front row seat".

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