Last Friday we took a trip to Six Flags Over Georgia. We had a great time...but, it WAS SO HOT!!! I am not one to complain about the heat. I am a summer person. But, when I have to be out in it all day, THAT'S a different story. I survived without having a heat stroke! (It's a wonder.)
We decided to ride all of the roller coasters first. I had made a pact the last time I visited Six Flags that I would NEVER ride the Ninja again. It wasn't because it was scary. It was because it jerked my body so much, and the seats were uncomfortable when you have a big butt and big hips like mine! So, that is the only coaster that I declined. I did add another coaster to the "do not ride ever again" list. The Great American Scream Machine. These older coasters were obviously designed for skinny butts! I could not concentrate on the ride because it was so dadgum uncomfortable. I'm sure I stil have bumps and bruises!
My absolute favorite ride was The Goliath. 20 stories high with speeds of 70 mph. It was smooth, just like I like it. My body fit into the seat just right. It was scary, too. Several times, I arose out of my seat during the zero gravity & floating drops. I kept hoping that that bulky triangle thing that locked me in would not give away. If so, I would've gone flying over Atlanta.
My second favorite ride was The Superman. You sit down. (Another comfortable ride) Get fully strapped & locked in. (Always a plus) And, then they flip you over to where you are facing the ground. Then you take off as if you are flying. It was awesome! So fun! I love roller coasters...at least the comfortable smooth ones.
So, after we made it through all the roller coasters, there was one more ride that I wanted to do. The Monster Mansion, formerly The Monster Plantation. I have ridden through it many times in the past. Chase and Jordan boarded the boat in front. Kevin & I were in the middle. And, a lady with her two small kids sat behind us. Can I just say that The Monster Plantation is not necessarily kid-friendly? When your boat takes the "wrong turn", as according to the sheriff monster, you are greeted with darkness, eerie sounds, and red eyes. Those two little kids behind us were terrified. My two teenage boys were making comments like they were scared, just trying to be funny. But, let me tell you, right before we exited the tunnel, red-eyes glowed out of a huge mouth we were entering, and a loud air horn blasted my boys almost out of their seats! It was the funniest thing! They cracked Kevin & me up, as well as the lady behind us with the 2 terrified kiddoes. I thought, out of all those roller coasters, who would've thought that The Monster Plantation would have been the scariest ride?
We had a wonderful time...aside from the unbearable heat. I highly suggest a trip to Six Flags if you never been.