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Coasters, Holiday Lights and SNOW Debut at Six Flags Over Georgia

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More than one million LED lights will turn on at once, as Santa Claus and his reindeer ride their sleigh for the first time to Six Flags Over Georgia for the debut of Holiday in the Park® on November 22. This all-new celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and many of the park’s most popular rides from November 22 through January 4, 2015 on select days.

“Our Six Flags Over Georgia family is proud to present a holiday spectacular sure to create memories for guests of all ages for years to come,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties park president Dale Kaetzel. “Holiday in the Park, coupled with the largest expansion in park history with the all-new Hurricane Harbor water park, has made for a special 2014 season, with many more special celebrations to come.”

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia features 10 holiday-themed sections, many of the park’s most popular rides, specialty holiday food and live shows. Event highlights include:

  • A Main Street Christmas park entrance experience with a light canopy featuring 165,000 lights, more than 15,000 feet of garland, artificial snow and a huge Christmas tree with holographic ornament technology;
  • A magical train ride through 140,000 twinkling lights on the North Pole Express, destined for the North Pole to see Santa Claus where every child can leave their wish-list for the season;
  • Peppermint Plaza, featuring red and white holiday lights and fresh scents of peppermint, special holiday Peppermint Funnel Cakes and the chance to ride the Georgia Scorcher roller coaster;
  • A 130-foot high cable-wired lit Christmas tree, special Military tribute, Hometown Holiday’s new live show, two of the park’s most popular rides – Goliath and Dare Devil Dive – and a 15-foot Snow Globe walk-through experience in Retro Christmas USA;
  • A brilliant display of peach-colored lights paying homage to Georgia’s roots as the Peach State in A Georgia Christmas, along with the event’s signature live show, “Because It’s Christmas” in the historic Crystal Pistol Music Hall, Peach-flavored Holiday Pies at Big Mo’s and Monster Mansion;
  • A one-of-a-kind stained-glass Nativity Scene in Rejoice! which depicts the reason for the joyous season and the Dahlonega Mine Train which has been at the park since opening day in 1967;
  • The opportunity to warm up by the open fire, ride the classic Georgia Cyclone roller coaster and roast s’mores in S’mores Village;
  • A kaleidoscope of lights choreographed for a brilliant display in the innovative British Arbor;
  • A garland-archway featuring dozens of mistletoes, more than 100,000 lights and chandeliers that make up the most beautiful outdoor holiday ball of all in Georgia in A Merry Mistletoe;
  • And, the iconic topping of the event – the historic 1908 Riverview Carousel at Candlelight Carousel featuring more than 100,000 lights, artificial snow, more than 150 Christmas trees and more than 250 luminary candles for the ultimate family holiday experience.

Many of the park’s family rides in Bugs Bunny World will be open during Holiday in the Park, along with a new live show “Have Yourself a Looney Tunes Christmas” in the Bugs Bunny World Theater. In addition, this special event will provide guests with more than a dozen spots to snap a photo for their family holiday card with vivid lights shining all around.

Six Flags Over Georgia 2015 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits to Holiday in the Park and all of 2015. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack or more, guests will receive free admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, along with free season parking and visits to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass.

Scream Bigger at Six Flags Fright Fest

 

Six Flags Over Georgia – the Thrill Capital of the South – will have guests ‘Screaming Bigger’, as more than 200 monsters are unleashed to launch the largest Fright Fest® in park history. The annual event kicks off on September 27 with a frightastic new live show, two new creepy scare zones and a new twisted maze.

“This year, we are turning up the scare factor of Fright Fest, to provide our guests with the largest and best Halloween experience in the region,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties park president Dale Kaetzel. “Our guests told us they wanted more reasons to scream and the new attractions along with our returning favorites leave no tombstone unturned.”

The new ‘Scream Bigger’ Fright Fest attractions for 2014 include:

  • ZX-1, a new haunted attraction, featuring a deadly infection that is rapidly wiping out mankind. An antibiotic has been developed by a local company, but will you get it before the infection gets you? ZX-1 will be located in the Gotham City Axis Arena.
  • Hidden Horrors, a new scare zone, will leave guests wishing they had eyes in the backs of their heads to watch the monsters stalking from behind in the fog and darkness. Hidden Horrors will be located in the Georgia Arbor.
  • Cemetery of the Undead, a new scare zone, features the spirits of the dead roaming the grounds of the cemetery for eternity. Cemetery of the Undead will be located near the front entrance of the park.

A new live show, The Uprising, where hundreds of bloodthirsty monsters are released into the dark of night, will signal the beginning of the scary part of Fright Fest each night.

The event’s signature attractions are also back this year including Terror Train, The Last Ride and Dr. Fright’s Dead Man’s Party at the Crystal Pistol Music Hall. In all, Fright Fest will feature seven chilling haunted attractions (additional fee required), five hair-raising scare zones, five frightening shows and hundreds of monsters lurking around every corner, along with all of the guest-favorite rides including Goliath, BATMAN: The Ride, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight and more.

During the day, the park is filled with tamer Thrills by Day Halloween activities for families to enjoy together, including a new corn maze at Whistlestop Park, a harvest festival, arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, spooky stories and more. Children 12 and under are encouraged to wear a family-friendly costume to the park and take part in a costume contest with their favorite Looney Tunes friends.

Fright Fest Six Flags Over Georgia runs September 27 through November 2 on select days. For more information, please visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Six Flags Over Georgia 2015 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2014 season (including Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®) and all of 2015. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack or more, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass which includes free admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, along with free season parking and visits to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass.

 

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District Two show to discuss Six Flags Park

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A new episode of 2 TALK with Bob Ott will air at 8 p.m. Monday, June 2, and Thursday, June 5, on Government Access Channel TV23. The show, hosted by the commissioner, highlights stories, accomplishments and insights into what makes District Two a great place to live and do business.

The latest episode will feature guests District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid, Six Flags Over Georgia Park President Dale Kaetzel and park Communications Manager Gene Petriello. They discuss a new water park and new holiday events at Six Flags.

TV23 can be found on channel 23 for Comcast and Charter cable customers. AT&T U-verse customers will need to tune to channel 99 and then select Cobb County Government. The show is also available on TV23’s live Web stream during its airing time by clicking here.

 

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Six Flags Atlanta Properties Hiring Blitz Underway Now for Opening Day

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Six Flags Over Georgia – home of the all-new Hurricane Harbor water park – today announced a hiring blitz leading up to the start of park operation on Saturday, March 15. Hundreds of employees will be hired during the two week blitz. In all, nearly 3,000 employees will be hired through the 2014 season, which is a 17 percent increase from 2013.

Six Flags White Water is also hiring. More than 600 positions are available at the best waterpark in the South. White Water opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 17th.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com. Qualified individuals will be contacted for an on-site interview. No walk-up interviews will be available.

“Six Flags offers a career experience, along with both the fun of working at a world-class park and the satisfaction of providing guests with memories that will last a lifetime at both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water,” said Director of Administration Debbie McGraw.

Six Flags Atlanta Properties is looking for applicants to fill a variety of job openings, including lifeguards, games attendants, culinary service, ride attendants, security, merchandise, retail, admissions and more. Entry-level, as well as supervisory positions are available to qualified applicants.

New in 2014 at Six Flags Over Georgia is Hurricane Harbor featuring the world’s-first single slide tower combining two extreme slide thrills, an 800,000 gallon wave pool, a multi-slide tower and a children’s water play area. Hurricane Harbor will be included with park admission to Six Flags Over Georgia.

Six Flags White Water will expand its “guest-popular” Dive-In Movies in 2014 to include an all new entertainment stage featuring music, as guests enjoy the legendary Atlantic Ocean wave pool.

 

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*Facebook Friday Freebie! Win 4 Passes to Six Flags Over Georgia!*

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Six Flags over Georgia may be closed for the season, but they have one more surprise up their sleeves for all you East Cobbers out there! To celebrate the opening of Hurricane Harbor Water Park coming in 2014, they have a freebie for us!  Enter to win 4 passes to Six Flags Over Georgia for the 2014 season!

The Freebie:

One lucky winner will score a family four pack of tickets valid for admission to Six Flags Over Georgia during the 2014 season, opening March 15, 2014! That’s $240 worth of fun for free!

Located just outside Atlanta, Six Flags Over Georgia, the premier theme park in the Southeast, offers world-class thrills for every member of the family. Six Flags Over Georgia is excited to announce the opening of Hurricane Harbor, the all-new tropically-themed water park, in May 2014. With rides for adventure seekers of all ages, there is bound to be something for the whole family! Six Flags Over Georgia reopens for the 2014 season on March 15, 2014. For more information, including hours of operation or to buy tickets, visit http://www2.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

How to Enter:

Go to http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber, and tell us your favorite theme park ride. (Do you ride the roller coasters with the best of them? Or do you prefer to relax on the merry go round?)Check back at http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber after 9 pm to see if you’re a winner!

MORE RULES:

  1. You must be a follower of EAST COBBER to win. Click HERE
  2.  You must “LIKE” EAST COBBER on Facebook. Click HERE

EXTRA CHANCES:
* One extra entry if you follow EAST COBBER on Twitter. Click 
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* One extra entry if you share this giveaway on Facebook!


* Please leave a comment telling us how many entries you have! (1 for following and liking EAST COBBER, and 2 optional entries) That’s 3 more ways to win!

 

Thanks to Six Flags Over Georgia  for this week’s freebie!

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Six Flags Over Georgia

275 Riverside Parkway SW

Austell, GA 30168

(770)739-3400

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Shop the Six Flags Cyber Sale and give FUN this season!

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Just in time for the holidays, Six Flags Over Georgia, the premier theme park in the Southeast, will offer a cyber sale on 2014 season passes. When guests purchase four season passes, they can upgrade to Gold level passes for $1, plus receive one free parking pass using the promo code: SFDEAL. The sale will run for three days only – beginning Friday, Nov. 29, running through Sunday, Dec. 1 at midnight.

The Gold Passes, normally priced at $94.99, include the following upgrades:

  • VIP early entry to Six Flags Over Georgia before other guests
  • Season Parking at every Six Flags theme park
  • Extra “Bring-A-Friend Free” ticket on select days

In addition, Six Flags Over Georgia season passes can be used at any of the 13 participating Six Flags parks across North America. Pass vouchers can be printed at home for easy gift giving. More information can be found here.

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Six Flags plans to add water park feature

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Six Flags Over Georgia says it will open a water park inside the existing theme park in May of 2014.

Park officials plan to make the announcement today.

“It’s going to be the largest expansion in park history,” a source with knowledge of the park told the MDJ on Wednesday.

The addition will not impact operations at Six Flags White Water in Marietta, the source said.

“It’s part of an ongoing investment which will include significant, subsequent expansions beyond this year as part of the park’s ongoing transformation. It’s a water park that is free with admission to the park,” the source said.

The local Six Flags park, sitting on 200 acres at 275 Riverside Parkway off Interstate 20, is the leading tourism entity in Cobb County, according to Cobb Travel and Tourism.

State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell), who represents the area, said she is excited.

“I am elated,” Morgan said. “It’s another great activity for families in our area and around this state and I hope it will create another rung on the economic development chain. We’re focusing a lot in the Six Flags Drive area on economic development, attracting commerce, restaurants, hotels, shopping and so this will be a great anchor to attract those kinds of business.”

Six Flags Entertainment Corp., based in Texas, is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 18 amusement parks including 16 in the U.S., one in Mexico and one in Canada. It reported revenues of $1.1 billion last year.

(Reprinted from the Marietta Daily Journal. Written by by Jon Gillooly August 29, 2013. Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Six Flags plans to add water park feature)

Six Flags Holding Audition for Halloween Fright Fest

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Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, SW in Austell, will have auditions for Fright Fest entertainers at 4 p.m. on August 29th. The park is looking for scare actors specialty acts and technicians to be a part of the annual Halloween event throughout the month of October. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

 

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Spend a day at Six Flags and help Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Visit Six Flags Over Georgia during June and save on adult ticket prices when you use the above coupon. PLUS, $3 will go back to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Last year $14,000 was raised for CHOA. Help the 2013 fundraiser exceed the 2012 goal and have fun at Six Flags at the same time.

Coupon expires June 30, 2o13.

Six Flags, Program Seeking Atlanta’s Top Volunteers

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Six Flags Over Georgia, in partnership with Do Good Get Rewards, has kicked off a contest to honor Atlanta’s Top Volunteers.  The Search will culminate in August with Volunteer Appreciation Month at the theme park.

More than one million people volunteer in metro Atlanta each year contributing 154 million hours of community service.  Submissions of volunteer stories can be submitted at www.DoGoodGetRewards.com.  The Top 50 volunteers will each receive four complimentary tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia.  The overall top volunteer will receive an additional 50 tickets to be donated to the nonprofit organization of their choice.  Submissions are being accepted with the winners set to be announced on Aug. 15.

To award All Atlanta volunteers, Six Flags has proclaimed August as Volunteer Appreciation Month.  All volunteers can purchase tickets at a 54 percent discount through Do Good Get Rewards. To receive the discount, each person must volunteer a minimum of four hours with a local nonprofit organization.  For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.