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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


March 5th, 2010
9:58 am

I wonder if Six Flags will still be filled with the same rude baggy pants punks running around like monkeys escaped from the zoo.


March 5th, 2010
10:09 am

Brian, did you see your dad running around too?


March 5th, 2010
10:15 am

Bev, did Brian offend you? Perhaps you should teach your children better then he won’t make fun of them.


March 5th, 2010
10:16 am

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, looking like a fool with your pants on the ground. Riding dat coaster, looking like a fool


March 5th, 2010
10:18 am

If you get there early, you will not have to see all of that, Brian. Teenages get there later in the later any way after 3pm. So if you what to go to Six Flags get there early.

Jamie Gumbrecht

March 5th, 2010
10:27 am

Hey folks, please stay on topic, show some respect for each other and keep the conversation moving forward. Hope you all have a great weekend!


March 5th, 2010
10:28 am

I think we have to keep things all in perspective. The majority of these teenagers are going through a fashion fad. I know we had one in my day and looking back on it, I’m not too thrilled to view the pics. I think the difference is, parents should allow their children to express themselves, but if the clothing is imitation thug life style and their kids are not, they must use creative tools to get their children to march to the beat of a different drummer. Happy Friday!

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March 5th, 2010
10:38 pm

I worked for Disney World a few years ago. I will never go back to Six Flags. The people are so rude.


March 5th, 2010
10:45 pm

I’ve been going to Six Flags for 20 years and have never had a bad experience. Try being nice to people when they should be nice to you. It works!


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.


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
7:32 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.

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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


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 ….