Daring New Coaster Features Beyond Vertical Drop
AUSTELL, GA., /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Over Georgia’s 11th roller coaster, the highly anticipated DARE DEVIL DIVE, is now open for thrills! The innovative new coaster sends riders over a 10-story vertical lift at a spine-tingling 95 degrees: beyond vertical!
Media, roller coaster enthusiasts and professional test pilots from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics were on hand for the launch of the park’s latest thrill offering. DARE DEVIL DIVE boasts three inversions, zero-gravity hills and high-speed turns. Riders travel in the world’s first “v-shape” trains fitted with lap bar restraints and stadium seating, paying homage to World War II-era stunt planes and the daring pilots that thrilled onlookers with their incredible aerial acrobatics. The ride soars at a blistering 52 miles per hour as it makes its way through 2,090 feet of twisted steel track.
“We have taken thrills to the next level,” said Melinda Ashcraft, Park President. “DARE DEVIL DIVE is that must-ride attraction of the year, providing an incredible experience for everyone who dares to ride.”
Six Flags Over Georgia welcomed professional test pilots from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to experience the new coaster. Bret Luedke, chief test pilot for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 program, was one of the first to sign up. “Dare Devil Dive is as exciting as flying a modern day fighter jet,” said Luedke. “From the first drop to the barrel rolls and dives, it’s a fantastic ride.”
DARE DEVIL DIVE officially opened to the public on Saturday, May 28.
The park is open daily through August 7 and resumes weekend operations through October 30. Operating hours vary by day. For more information about Six Flags Over Georgia, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia. # # #
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.