The panda bear’s habitat is “around 20 isolated patches of bamboo forest in six mountain ranges in China’s Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces,” according to the World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF.
Though Austell isn’t in any of those Chinese provinces, 40 people dressed in panda onesies were seen in Cobb County this week.
They were at Six Flags Over Georgia celebrating the amusement park opening for the 2019 season on Friday.
The panda-people rode the park’s new Pandemonium (you’ll get the not-so-subtle pun if you say it out loud) ride. It is a 15-story-high pendulum that swings people and pandas alike at 70 mph.
Below you can watch one of our co-workers somehow stay smiling as the g-force attacked her.
“Pandemonium is the perfect mix of mayhem and adrenaline in one action-packed ride,” said park president Dale Kaetzel.
Pandemonium was announced in August; at the time, a top-notch journalist used this GIF to describe the physics of the ride.
The ride anchors the park’s new “Screampunk” area, which will be styled steampunk — that genre of science fiction featuring steam-powered technology from the 19th century and brass goggles and other geeky stuff.
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