Six Flags Over Georgia (Images of America)

By Tim Hollis


When Six Flags Over Georgia opened in June 1967, it grew to become the 1st subject park within the Southeast. even supposing the park is healthier identified at the present time for its high-speed curler coasters, this ebook recaptures its prior years while it was once dedicated to many of the classes of Georgia's history.

Six Flags Over Georgia revisits such vintage rides and sights because the Log Jamboree, stories of the Okefenokee, Jean Ribaut'sAdventure, the Krofft Puppet Theater, the satisfied Motoring highway, and plenty of others.

It additionally explores how the park's concentration replaced and multiplied over the many years and takes a glance at a few of its vintage ads and souvenirs.

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Six Flags assortment. ) MoMo the Monster was once an alien invader into the Cotton States part; it have been writhing its tentacles within the U. S. A. part in view that 1974 yet used to be ultimately picked up and moved physically to the realm the place the opposite vintage enjoyment rides might be came upon. (Andy Duckett assortment. ) one other conventional experience was once the Phlying Phlurpus, which spun its approach into the Cotton States part in 1974. (Wayne Neuwirth assortment. ) within the shadow of the good American Scream laptop, Mr. endure and Mr. Rabbit have been joined by means of British characters referred to as the Wombles once they celebrated the park’s tenth anniversary in 1977. (Six Flags assortment. ) Tissue flora have been a well-liked memento merchandise within the overdue Seventies. visitors appeared to get pleasure from gazing them being made up to truly taking the colourful creations domestic. (Author’s assortment. ) After including no new sections to the park for seven years, in 1980, Six Flags opened Jolly Roger’s Island. Its nautical/pirate subject had simply the slightest tie to Georgia history—primarily the seaports round Savannah and Jekyll Island—but buccaneers of all flags have been welcome. the most experience (below) used to be the Flying Dutchman rocking send. (Six Flags assortment. ) Ten AN UNFLAGGING exposure crusade as with every different company, a subject matter park depends upon ads and advertising to permit the general public understand it is there. Even a well-established position similar to Six Flags has to regularly preserve its identify and snapshot in entrance of the general public, reminding them of the thrill on hand. during this ultimate part, we are going to peek in at the various methods the park marketed itself over the years. vacationer sights have a special virtue over different, extra mundane companies in that they sell off truckloads of souvenirs to their consumers. each piece that is going domestic with a visitor turns into a miniature commercial for the park. each achieveable kind of doodad can be bought within the many Six Flags outlets. T-shirts with the authentic emblem have been renowned dealers, as have been units of the six flags in miniature. The GAF company issued at the very least various units of View-Master reels; one set used to be undated and titled easily “Six Flags Over Georgia,” whereas the opposite carried a 1972 copyright date and used to be subtitled “Day and evening Scenes. ” it truly is recognized that the Dexter corporation made not just its traditional units of keepsake slides (on affordable movie inventory that tended to show crimson after a couple of years), but in addition pre-prepared 8-mm domestic video clips of the park. within the early Nineteen Seventies, Six Flags advertised a coloring booklet that depicted the park’s rides being sampled via the Krofft tv characters, who have been then roaming the valuables in costumed shape. within the early Nineteen Eighties, a Monster Plantation coloring booklet and accompanying set of postcards have been bought, in addition to many different different types of item to advertise the hot charm. Seeing the evolving sorts of brochures the park has used through the years is a lesson in altering advertisements equipment. regrettably few photos or different examples have survived to teach the billboards that when coated I-20 and the opposite significant arteries top into Atlanta; one layout from the early Seventies spelled out the Six Flags identify with a distinct park aspect forming the form of every letter—H.

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