Tom Kelley

Tom Kelley is a lifelong amusement park fan and lover of roller coasters and frequently writes about Six Flags Over Georgia and theme parks. He has been a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts, a worldwide group, since 1996.

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Six Flags Over Georgia’s next big ride is a new kind of roller coaster
 The Georgia Cyclone may be gone at Six Flags Over Georgia, but it sure won’t be forgotten. Coming in its place in 2018 is Twisted Cyclone, a new ride combining a classic wooden structure with a modern steel track designed for a smoother, more thrilling ride experience. Six Flags Over Georgia announced this week the next big ride...

10:47 AM Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

The Georgia Cyclone may be gone at Six Flags Over Georgia, but it sure won’t be forgotten. Coming in its place in 2018 is Twisted Cyclone, a new ride combining a classic wooden structure with a modern steel track designed for a smoother, more thrilling ride experience. Six Flags Over Georgia announced this week the next big ride...
VIDEO: Riding the Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia one last time 
 Take a front-seat ride on the Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia with Tom Kelley as we bid farewell to the ride before it closes. And there is still time to go on the coaster one more time at Six Flags Over Georgia. Its last day of operation is Sunday, July 30.

7:13 PM Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

Take a front-seat ride on the Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia with Tom Kelley as we bid farewell to the ride before it closes. And there is still time to go on the coaster one more time at Six Flags Over Georgia. Its last day of operation is Sunday, July 30.
End of the ride for the Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia
 Six Flags Over Georgia is saying goodbye to one of its iconic wooden roller coaster, the Georgia Cyclone, which will go away forever at the end of this month. The last day to ride the Georgia Cyclone is Sunday, July 30. The ride was extremely popular when it first opened but it has been overshadowed by more modern rides including Goliath...

11:31 PM Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017

Six Flags Over Georgia is saying goodbye to one of its iconic wooden roller coaster, the Georgia Cyclone, which will go away forever at the end of this month. The last day to ride the Georgia Cyclone is Sunday, July 30. The ride was extremely popular when it first opened but it has been overshadowed by more modern rides including Goliath...
Six Flags Over Georgia turns 50 and oh, what a ride
 Tim Lyon was 9 years old when his dad dropped him, his brother and his sister off for a day of excitement at the Southeast’s newest theme park — Six Flags Over Georgia. It was opening day and Lyon was hyped. His father gave the kids $1 each in their hands to spend for food and souvenirs, but the fun they had that day was...

3:15 PM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

Tim Lyon was 9 years old when his dad dropped him, his brother and his sister off for a day of excitement at the Southeast’s newest theme park — Six Flags Over Georgia. It was opening day and Lyon was hyped. His father gave the kids $1 each in their hands to spend for food and souvenirs, but the fun they had that day was...
Southeast’s theme parks pack plenty of thrills for 2017
 Want to venture off to the world of Pandora from “Avatar” or dive into a new water park that surrounds a 200-foot volcano? This summer, you can do this and more, thanks to new attractions that are opening at amusement and theme parks across the Southeast. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the amusement park...

9:10 PM Friday, May. 26, 2017

Want to venture off to the world of Pandora from “Avatar” or dive into a new water park that surrounds a 200-foot volcano? This summer, you can do this and more, thanks to new attractions that are opening at amusement and theme parks across the Southeast. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the amusement park...
Riders help heroes beat bad guys in new DC Comics ride at Six Flags
 Villains have invaded Six Flags Over Georgia’s new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride, and Batman and Superman need you to help conquer them. The slow, dark ride through an enormous building combines 3-D video, special effects, animatronics, and plenty of fun and excitement. Riders board a six-person vehicle for an air-conditioned...

2:21 AM Saturday, May. 13, 2017

Villains have invaded Six Flags Over Georgia’s new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride, and Batman and Superman need you to help conquer them. The slow, dark ride through an enormous building combines 3-D video, special effects, animatronics, and plenty of fun and excitement. Riders board a six-person vehicle for an air-conditioned...
Bugged by spiders? Beware of Six Flags ride
 Acrophobia has turned into arachnophobia at Six Flags Over Georgia. Thanks to virtual reality technology, the amusement park’s drop tower ride has become an adventure in which riders battle giant mutant spiders. If you have a fear of heights or of spiders, consider yourself warned. The Acrophobia ride itself has not changed; after being...

11:20 PM Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017

Acrophobia has turned into arachnophobia at Six Flags Over Georgia. Thanks to virtual reality technology, the amusement park’s drop tower ride has become an adventure in which riders battle giant mutant spiders. If you have a fear of heights or of spiders, consider yourself warned. The Acrophobia ride itself has not changed; after being...
New ride takes shape at Six Flags
 Six Flags Over Georgia is offering a peek at what lurks inside its new-for-2017 adventure ride, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. “It’s our birthday present” to the metro area, said Dale Kaetzel, president of Six Flags Over Georgia, referring to the park’s upcoming 50th anniversary on June 16. But that birthday...

5:30 PM Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

Six Flags Over Georgia is offering a peek at what lurks inside its new-for-2017 adventure ride, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. “It’s our birthday present” to the metro area, said Dale Kaetzel, president of Six Flags Over Georgia, referring to the park’s upcoming 50th anniversary on June 16. But that birthday...
Psst — Here's a sneak peek of Six Flags' newest ride
 Six Flags Over Georgia is offering a peek at what lurks inside its new-for-2017 adventure ride, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. “It’s our birthday present” to the metro area, said Dale Kaetzel, president of Six Flags Over Georgia, referring to the park’s upcoming 50th anniversary on June 16. But that...

8:26 PM Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

Six Flags Over Georgia is offering a peek at what lurks inside its new-for-2017 adventure ride, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. “It’s our birthday present” to the metro area, said Dale Kaetzel, president of Six Flags Over Georgia, referring to the park’s upcoming 50th anniversary on June 16. But that...
Six Flags Over Georgia talks about new big ride coming in 2017

6:07 PM Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016

Construction is progressing on Six Flags Over Georgia’s new ride for 2017, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. The site has been cleared, and next week concrete will be poured for the floor of the indoor attraction that will be like riding inside a video game where you join Superman, Batman and other heroes in a battle with the DC...
Six Flags Over Georgia: Decades of thrills
 Six Flags Over Georgia has been providing thrills and excitement for Atlantans for nearly 50 years. The amusement park, which opened in 1967 as the second Six Flags park, offers an assortment of rides from the wildest thrillers to family-friendly attractions, plus shows, restaurants and even a small water park. The park features ...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2016

Six Flags Over Georgia has been providing thrills and excitement for Atlantans for nearly 50 years. The amusement park, which opened in 1967 as the second Six Flags park, offers an assortment of rides from the wildest thrillers to family-friendly attractions, plus shows, restaurants and even a small water park. The park features ...