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Is it spring?! Good-bye Snow Mountain, hello Six Flags!


Spring is coming! That's Goliath running at Six Flags Over Georgia. The park opens for weekends-only on March 6, just a day before Snow Moutain closes for the season. AJC file photo

Nevermind the Vernal Equinox, Daylight Savings Time, the Braves home opener or whatever date came printed in your 2010 calendar: spring starts in Atlanta next weekend.

What clearer proof do we need that spring is coming to Atlanta than this:

  • Six Flags Over Georgia opens on March 6.
  • Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain Park’s annual sledding, fort-building, marshmallow-toasting attraction, closes on March 7.

Or maybe it’s just another testament to our crazy weather and seasonal uncertainty. I choose to believe that it means Gen. Beauregard Lee was right.

So what to expect from that first weekend in March?

Six Flags has some new shows and new shops, but it’s big new attraction for the year is actually over at Six Flags White Water in Marietta, where Wiggles Water World will open this summer. Still, to celebrate the coaster park’s opening, mascot Mr. Six will be dancing all over Atlanta March 1-5. His whereabouts will be announced on Star 94, and those that spot him have a chance to win a trip for two to any Six Flags theme park in the continental United States.

Look for Snow Mountain to be busy — you can reserve your playtime beforehand — because it’s actually a really fun time. Still, I’m sure they’ll be happy to watch all the snow melt, for once.

Want to go?

Snow Mountain: Runs weekends through March 7. Tickets on sale now, reservations recommended. $25 for adults and kids ages 3-11, includes two-hour tubing sessions and unlimited time in snow play areas. Stone Mountain Park, off Exit 8 on Highway 78, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690,

Six Flags Over Georgia: Opens weekends-only starting March 6, every day for Spring Break April 2-11, open daily starting May 21. Ticket prices vary. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. 770-948-9290,

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16 comments Add your comment


April 17th, 2010
6:10 pm

if you have to wear your pants on the ground just be a hot hot HOTT!!! chick where we can see what you are working with ….


March 19th, 2010
2:00 pm

i heard that six flags delayed the openning till the first weekend of next april is the true or have i been missed informed

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March 9th, 2010
7:32 am

Disney World may get my money the more I think about it. IF Six Flags can’t get on track with American people , they can just close it down and move on.


March 9th, 2010
7:31 am

Oh yes , the advance bracelt to advance to front of the line idea. That really sucks if you set and think about it in theroy. That needs to be done away with like bad. Thats a scam to get more money at the gate. If I can stand in line for an hour, so can they. Get real park adventures.


March 9th, 2010
7:28 am

Six Flags was ok for the 5 of us in our family last year. I would like to return again soon in the future. It did not feel like it did when I was a kid growing up coming every summer to enjoy the park. The workers are very rude. I could see some changes need to be made. I know I felt like they could care less if I was there or not , but as a multi million dollar operation the attitudes of these people will cause it to fail. Maybe the right people will read this and make some changes before I ever return, and thats a if I ever return.