The height of thrills has hit a new level at Six Flags Over Georgia: 242 feet.
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SkyScreamer by the numbers
242 feet: Height of SkyScreamer, or 24 stories tall
98 feet: Rotation diameter of swings at top of ride
40 mph: Speed the swings reach during the ride
1,158: Number of LED lights on the ride
10,000: Weight in pounds of the sphere that tops the tower of SkyScreamer
If you go: Six Flags Over Georgia
Location: I-20 west of Atlanta outside I-285; follow signs to Six Flags exits
Open: Weekends through May 19; daily May 24-Aug. 11; weekends through Oct. 27. Hours vary.
Price: At the gate: adults, $56.99, children $39.99. But discounts abound; for example, save $20 when you buy tickets online three days in advance.
About the reporter
Tom Kelley is a lifelong amusement park fan and a member of American Coaster Enthusiasts, a roller coaster fan club. He grew up in northern Ohio near Cedar Point, an amusement park on Lake Erie known for its roller coaster collection. Of the 310 roller coasters he has ridden, his favorite is Millennium Force, a 310-foot-tall ride at Cedar Point.