Great American Scream Machine to run Backwards for Limited Time
Beginning March 10th, Six Flags over Georgia will be running their wooden coaster "Great American Scream Machine" backwards for a limited time. This is the first time that the coaster will run backwards since the 1990s. Georgia Cyclone's old trains will be used for this limited time conversion.
GASM will join Six Flags St. Louis's Batman as one of two rides to run backwards for a portion of the year. It's good to see Six Flags continue this rotation cycle and find a low cost marketing asset for long existing rides.
New Area Names and Twisted Cyclone Update
Twisted Cyclone will be bringing new names to existing areas of the park. The British section will become the Coastal section, and France will be transformed into Piedmont. I'm hoping that some extra work will be done to the surrounding areas, like Cedar Fair has been doing with the addition of new rides.
My hopes aren't too high for Six Flags to do the same though. Twisted Cyclone will reportedly be ready right around Memorial Day weekend, as track work is already 25% complete. 2018 will be one of the biggest in Six Flags over Georgia's history.
Take it for what you will, but the park has been teasing some unannounced elements being added to the ride, and the possibility of another lap. The pre-lift section has already been seen to be modified from the animation video.