Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

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Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu May 26, 2011 5:12 pm

Today Six Flags Over Georgia unveiled its newest coaster, Dare Devil Dive to the media.....and Theme Park Review was there for you!

A few quick facts before we dive into the pictures (bad pun intended):

- World's first "v-shape" trains with lap bar restraints that hold 6 passengers each.
- Each train has stadium seating, providing the best view in each seat.
- Riders travel up a 90 degree lift hill reaching a height of ten stories.
- The coaster's first drop is beyond-vertical, angling in at 95 degrees.
- Elements include a diving loop, barrel roll, and immelman inversion.
- Top speed is 52 mph.
- Total ride time is 2 minutes.


Check out the POV and rider cam of Dare Devil Dive!

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We're at Six Flags Over Georgia.....but you knew that.
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Hey, that's us.
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Noted.Sign
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Flight School - First Course: Dippin' Dots consumption.
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Sign.
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She looks pretty good in the early morning sunrise.
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Not too shabby against a beautiful blue backdrop either.
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Queue pic. Most of it seemed to be shaded.
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The coaster has 4 trains: this blue one, a white, and two blacks....each with different graphics.
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Seats....with LAP BARS ONLY!!!!!
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Did I mention, "Yay for lap bars only?!?"
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Another look from the queue.
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The mist wasn't turned on until later since it was interfering with the on-board video.
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Geometry fans rejoice.
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Either the ride speeds up to about 150mph here, OR I may have been unfamiliar with my loner DSLR's settings. You decide.
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This tunnel will also be filled with mist later on.
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This part was themed to Madonna.
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I'm not quite Hanno......and not worthy of watermarks either.
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FIRE!!!!!! (kinda)
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Bread bombs?
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Sunflowers must die!!!
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This meal was AMAZING!!! Seriously!
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During lunch we were treated to the debut performance of "Soda Shoppe Sweethearts," who sang your favorite hits of the 50's. As a fan of that genre, I thought they sounded pretty good! It was a nice touch for that part of the park.
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As you can tell from the background, the stage sits adjacent to Dare Devil Dive.
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"Awwwww yeah......"
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Then the white train came out to play.
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MISTY!!!!!!
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And TWISTY!!!!!!
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After several rides on Goliath it was time to grab our swag and head on out.
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Can we park here all the time, pleeeease?
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And with that, we'll leave you with a couple parting shots of Goliath.
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Thanks to Six Flags Over Georgia and its employees for hosting a great media day event, and thanks to TPR for the opportunity to cover it for ya!

Dare Devil Dive is a great fit for the park, and definitely worth a visit this season.....so get on down to Georgia, ya'll!!
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Decided to add several more pics from the day. Enjoy.
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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby Swimace » Thu May 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Wait a second....
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Is this coaster sponsored by Lockheed Martin?!?! Or just the media day? Either way that's badass!

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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:36 pm

Loving the coaster, the lap bars, and the Madonna reference! The entire coaster get's a thumbs up from me!
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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby ernierocker » Thu May 26, 2011 5:37 pm

Loving the facial expressions on that POV! :p
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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:40 pm

^^ I don't remember seeing the LM logo on anything other than Media Day items.

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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby Intimidator305 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:40 pm

Great trip report and photos! Looks like Six Flags has another winner on their hands (What is with them this year? Haha). So now the question is can they make the GL area at SFMM look as good as GL @ SFGAdv, SkyScreamer @ SFDK, and now Dare Devil Dive @ SFOG? Hopefully so!

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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby BaMiTsPaT » Thu May 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Cool looking ride! I like the fake fire, but I still don't like the wings on the train. That being said, I'd rather it themed and goofy than not themed and...well... six flags-esque. I like this new direction they appear to be taking.
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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby Pure Impurity » Thu May 26, 2011 6:24 pm

Yeah, I saw DDD being constructed back on the park's opening day. ...Unfortunately, the weather that day SUCKED! :x
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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby coasterbear30 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:28 pm

Hey Scott, it was great meeting you today! Glad you had fun...will try to post my pics tomorrow...

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Re: Photo TR: Dare Devil Dive Media Day at SFOG

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu May 26, 2011 6:40 pm

First post updated with final pics.


^ Great to meet you as well!

Swimace wrote:Is this coaster sponsored by Lockheed Martin?!?! Or just the media day? Either way that's badass!

"Six Flags Over Georgia welcomed professional test pilots from Lockhead Martin Aeronautics to experience the new coaster. Bret Luedke, chief test pilot for Lockhead Martin's F-22 Raptor program, was one of the first to sign up. "Dare Devil Dive is as exciting as flying a modern day fighter jet," said Luedke. "From the first drop to the barrel rolls and dives, it's a fantastic ride." (via media kit release)
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F-22 Raptor pilot, Bret Luedke, who was onboard the first "official" train launched today.
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