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:
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, www.snowmountainpark.com.
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, www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia.
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