Georgia Scorcher (or simply Scorcher) is a stand-up roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia. The second design from Bolliger & Mabillard to be built at the park, Georgia Scorcher opened in May 1999 as the last new stand-up roller coaster to have been constructed anywhere on Earth. Georgia Scorcher is 107 feet (33 m) tall and has a track length of 3000 feet (910 m) and a top speed of 54 mph (87 km/h). The attraction's tagline is "Put your feet to the fire."
Georgia Scorcher's vertical loop element.
|Six Flags Over Georgia|
|Opening date||May 8, 1999|
|Type||Steel – Stand-up|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||107 ft (33 m)|
|Drop||101 ft (31 m)|
|Length||3,000 ft (910 m)|
|Speed||54 mph (87 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||52°|
|Capacity||1300 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||54 in (137 cm)|
|Trains||2 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.|
|Georgia Scorcher at RCDB|
Pictures of Georgia Scorcher at RCDB
Georgia Scorcher is the third attraction to occupy this location in the Georgia section of the park. It replaced the Ragin' Rivers "wet-dry" raft slide tower that was added for the 1991 season, which itself replaced one of the two Log Jamboree log flumes.
Unlike Mantis, Chang and Riddler's Revenge, which opened at Cedar Point in 1996, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in 1997 and Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1998 respectively, Georgia Scorcher did not continue the trend of the world's tallest and fastest stand-up roller coasters. Its layout is more modest, in fitting with the long, narrow site selected for it.
The track was originally painted yellow with purple supports. For the 2019 season, the track was repainted cherry red with dark grey supports.
Georgia Scorcher departs the station and climbs its 107-foot (33 m) lift hill. Then drops down a 101 ft drop. Then the roller coaster enters its 81-foot (25 m) vertical loop. It then climbs to the right, circling back towards the station before diving sharply down to the left, entering a non-inverting inclined loop that threads through the center of the vertical loop. After exiting the element, the roller coaster then climbs a small hill and is twisted over on its right side, twisting back as it enters its second inversion, a corkscrew.
The roller coaster climbs up to the left, crossing over the start of the lift hill, before diving down and performing a ground-level 270-degree helix turn, crossing itself again as it rises one final time to enter the brake run, returning to the station via a U-turn to the left.
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