This weekend I loaded up the family for a quick trip to Six Flags Over Georgia. The park is only a couple hours away, so I figured it would be a nice little trip for the kids. There is always great shopping so I figured I would snag a few items that I had been eyeing, but never pulled the trigger on. Also, we have season passes and I have never written anything about the park, so I figured I would take a few pictures and write about the integration with DC Comics.
The reason I put “almost” in the title was that if this were a dedicated DC Comics theme park, then it would be a paradise for DC Comics fans. The park in no way lives up to the expectations of Islands of Adventure, or DisneyWorld, but it is slowly building to something special. The first step towards that progress was with the introduction of the new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride. This is a 4D interactive ride that sees you become a member of the Justice League to help the team overthrow the vile villains of the DC Universe as they take over Metropolis. It is bar none the best ride at the park. I can’t be certain, but listening closely to the voices of some the characters, it sounds like Kevin Conroy voicing Batman, Mark Hamill voicing The Joker, and Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor (although I could be wrong).
The park features several other DC themed rides like Batman: The Ride, Gotham City Crime Wave, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, Superman: Tower of Power, Superman: Ultimate Flight, Batcopters, The Joker Chaos Coaster, The Joker Funhouse Coaster, and Wonder Woman Flight School. There are three areas specifically dedicated to DC Comics with Gotham, Metropolis, and a DC Super Friends area for the kids.
Shopping is crazy. There are several different stores with tons of great DC Comics merchandise. Keep in mind that most of it is over priced, so I tend to look for things that are Six Flags specific. I took a few photos of the Justice League Gift Shop, which is a store you walk into immediately exiting the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride. You can check out some of the merchandise that you can find in that store. Each store has different items, so you really have to visit every single one!
I don’t know the ins-and-outs of the deal between Warner Bros. and Six Flags, but it would be great for Warner Bros. to just buy the parks or invest heavily and totally renovate them into a full fledged DC Comics theme park. Invest in a few more interactive rides, and DC experiences, and then you would have that DC paradise that so many of us want. For now it is still a roller coaster park with a nice Justice League interactive ride. Until it is totally DC themed, this is a decent way to immerse yourself in DC culture for a day. Definitely worth doing at least once!
About Six Flags Over Georgia:
Located just off I-20 west of Atlanta, Six Flags Over Georgia is the largest regional theme park in the Southeast. Featuring more than 40 rides and attractions, along with Hurricane Harbor water park.
New for 2018 – Twisted Cyclone will offer guests the best of both worlds—a classic wooden structure combined with a modern, steel track for multiple inversions and a smoother, more thrilling riding experience.