Six Flags reschedules fake snowball fight canceled due to real snow


Snow won the battle this weekend but not the war.

Yes, Six Flags Over Georgia was forced to cancel its inaugural snowball fight due to real snow (read: dictionary definition irony) but the Cobb County amusement park has rescheduled.

The cancellation in Austell got attention of folks from as far away as the United Kingdom.

Some portions of Cobb got a foot of snow, according to Channel 2 Action News.


READ: Here are the (previously) 6 snowiest days in the history of Cobb County


The 1,000-person fight will now be Saturday and has been combined with the park’s “Christmas pickle ornament” event.

Are you unfamiliar with the German Christmas pickle tradition?

Six Flags explains what the big dill is: “Legend has it that parents hide a Christmas pickle ornament on the Christmas tree and the kid who finds the Christmas pickle ornament first on Christmas morning, would get an extra present! Our present to you — the chance to take the Christmas pickle ornament home and place it on your tree after the record attempt is complete.”


Six Flags wasn’t alone: Real snow forces Snow Mountain attraction to close (again)


The park said it’ll give out 500 pickle ornaments just past the gates, which open at 1:15 p.m. that day.

You have to pay admission to get into the park, but the event is free.

If you’re looking to do all this for less money and are comfortable with your fashion choices, you can get a half-price ticket by wearing a tacky sweater.

“Tacky” is defined here on the Six Flags website.

After you get your pickle, you’ll be handed a fake snowball similar to these ones sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, said Gene Petriello, Six Flags spokesman. And then the snowball fight will (finally) commence.

There’s a lot going on inside Six Flags this holiday season, check out a guide to the festivities here.


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