Six Flags gets ready for new ride coming in 2017

Six Flags Over Georgia dropped a clue about a new ride coming next year.

Unless you have X-ray vision, though, it might be hard to figure out the identity of the ride.

Park officials are keeping the mystery ride under wraps - literally - and turned to Twitter and Instagram to post a photo of an item under a blue tarp. (See it here).

The ride will replace the Dodge City Bumper Cars, which have been around since 1973 and provided more than 5 million rides since its opening.

It closed to make room for a new attraction that will be “something BIG coming in 2017,” a Six Flags spokesman said.

The identity of the new ride, which is coming for the park’s 50th anniversary, will be announced in September.

Six Flags spokesman Gene Petriello is pretty tight lipped. All he would say is that the site occupies a couple of acres. Pieces of the new ride have arrived with more to come.

It won’t be the first of its kind. Similar rides exist elsewhere in amusement park land.

“I will say one thing,” Petriello said. “We always say that it’s in the DNA of Six Flags to provide innovative attractions. The ride that is coming next year defines innovation at its finest. I think it’s going to be very well received.”

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