Six Flags & Silver Dollar City show off stomach churning rides

Spring brings flowers, warmer weather and roller coasters.

ATLANTA (WDEF) – For Media Day at Six Flags Over Georgia, the theme park gave us a new look at an old roller coaster.

The wooden Great American Scream Machine has been thrilling riders since 1973.

But for a limited time this season, you can get a whole new perspective from the ride.

Six Flags will run the Scream Machine backwards.

So instead of seeing where you are falling, you’ll head down the slope backwards, looking up at the sky.

The park is open weekends now and begin opening during the week in April.

Six Flags ran Batman: The Ride backwards a few years ago.

Learn more about the ride here.


BRANSON, Missouri (WDEF) – Silver Dollar City in Branson debuts a new roller coaster today with a twist.

They bill the Time Traveler as “the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster.”

This is the biggest ride that Silver Dollar City has built.

They spent two years on it and hired renowned coaster manufacturer Mack Rides of Waldkirch, Germany for the job.

Time Traveler is world record-breaking:
  • Fastest Top speed of 50.3 miles per hour
  • Steepest A 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop…straight down. Custom-engineered to have an immediate out-of-the-station, gravity-driven drop down an Ozarks mountainside
  • Tallest Custom-designed for mountainous terrain with its tallest point at 100 feet
  • First & Only with Three Inversions a Dive Loop, a Vertical Loop and a Zero-G Roll
  • First & Only with a Vertical Loop A 95-foot tall loop
  • First and Only Double Launch 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds; 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds

You can learn more about the park here.

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