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After spending the morning picking up my two month old son from daycare, it was a relief to know that the AC would be keeping me cool during those long summer hours. The kids came home with a red face, and we couldn’t resist soaking them in the ice cold water.
Unlike Mantis, Chang and The Riddler's Revenge, which opened at Cedar Point in 1996, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in 1997 and Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1998 respectively, Georgia Scorcher did not continue the trend of the world's tallest and fastest stand-up roller coasters. Its layout is more modest, in fitting with the long, narrow site selected for it.Georgia Scorcher departs the station and climbs its 107-foot (33 m) lift hill. Then drops down a 101 ft drop. Then the roller coaster enters its 81-foot (25 m) vertical loop. It then climbs to the right, circling back towards the station before diving sharply down to the left, entering a non-inverting inclined loop that threads through the center of the vertical loop. After exiting the element, the roller coaster then climbs a small hill and is twisted over on its right side, twisting back as it enters its second inversion, a corkscrew.
We’ve selected 19 of our favorite roller coasters that are celebrating their 20th anniversaries this year, and will profile them every other Thursday for the next several weeks. This week we’ll be heading down to Six Flags Over Georgia to talk about Georgia Scorcher, the last Bolliger & Mabillard’s stand-up coaster ever constructed. Georgia Scorcher is located at the front of the park in the Georgia section. Unlike B&M’s previous stand-up coaster Riddler’s Revenge, which towers at 156 ft tall, Georgia Scorcher stands at an unassuming height of 107 ft tall. In fact, Scorcher ended B&M’s streak of building the world’s tallest and fastest stand-up coaster (Mantis, Chang, then Riddler’s Revenge). Even with its prime viewing location alongside the entrance walkway to the park, you can’t help but notice how the ride is absolutely dwarfed by its B&M cousin Goliath. (Source: www.coaster101.com)