New for 2011, Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia is just the third Euro-Fighter to open in the United States. Beginning with a 90-degree incline, the cars crest the lift before dropping down a beyond vertical drop accelerating to 52 mph. What follows is easily one of the most twisted rides I have ever seen. The first half of the ride feels like it was designed by a new-comer to No Limits (which is by no means bad). The airtime is supposedly great and is an excellent “supporting-role” coaster to the park.
What I find to be the most interesting aspect about the ride is the new style. The coaster completely differentiates from previous EuroFighters with a 3-spine track on almost the entire ride. In addition, the new cars are arranged in 3 rows of 2 for a total of 6 passengers vs the 2 rows of eight in the 8-passenger old trains. However, despite the lowered capacity, the new restraints feature lap bars that allow for a greater sense of freedom never before experienced on this type of coaster. At some point, is this even still a EuroFighter?
Despite the terminology used to describe the coaster, I expect Dare Devil Diver to be the sleeper hit of 2011 similar to Sky Rocket in 2011. While it may not get too much attention, it is a welcome addition to the already popular park. Could we see more of these coasters added to other Six Flags parks in the near future? I sure hope so. Leave a comment with your Park Thoughts below.
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