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Great American Scream Machine, The
Website: Six Flags Over Georgia Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.1875
TPC Overall Rank: #120 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 53
Last Review: 10/1/2009 8:27:00 PM
In User Top 10: 37 times.
User Tracker Count: 184 times.

Scream Machine

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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up DJBLADE on 1/12/2002 3:21:00 PM
Oh the pain! not worth the line and the headache. take Cyclone for the best woodie experience at SFOG!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CAH on 12/26/2001 7:59:00 PM
Lots of airtime and a decent first drop. Love the headchopper at the end!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rocketman23 on 12/22/2001 3:04:00 PM
A good airy resemblance to classic woodies. A very enjoyable ride.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up daptwa on 11/2/2001 1:49:00 PM
I thought it was going to better that what it was but it was not bad. Its a traditional out and back with speed throughout the ride. The bunny hills give you great airtime.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mrceagle on 10/24/2001 11:03:00 AM
one of the parks 2 wood coasters. Over all a fun thrilling ride. like all out & backs it has impresive air time. But, this one still cant compet with the Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park Salem, NH

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up threedogs on 10/22/2001 2:48:00 PM
This was first coaster I ever rode....back in the early eighties. Back then it was soooo intimidating. Now its just great fun, and those bunny hops give awesome airtime.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mindbender on 10/15/2001 5:46:00 PM
This is my favorite of all time!!!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Emma on 10/2/2001 7:26:00 PM
MUST RIDE! The airtime is fabulous! There is a lot of difference between even the first and second car. I prefer the front, especially on a woodie. It can be bumpy the further back you sit.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up zuben13 on 8/23/2001 8:03:00 PM
GASM is my favorite woodie ever!! the first few times I rode it (that could be over a 5 year span). GASM is good and very underrated due to the fact that its older and doesnt hold any records any more.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 8/19/2001 9:40:00 PM
OK, I am ready to address a former Top 10 coaster of mine, the Great American Scream Machine. This beauty just celebrated its 30th birthday last year, and it still continues to thrill me after years of riding. The Scream Machine was one of the later coasters designed by PTC, and John Allen did a great job with it. To begin with, the beauty of the white wood-lattice structure is something to marvel over, and before Ninja was placed on top of the lake, it provided one of the most photogenic sites in any park, with the structure reflecting in the water on a clear and sunny day, it would present the illusion of a double coaster, and I just wish I had more photos of it. Back to the real guys of the GASM: the ride itself. The first drop is truly remarkable, but I am pretty easy to please as far as drops on woodies. The setting over the lake is nice, and diving down at 55mph while floating out in the front is always fun. Notice I said front, I dont always get the same results in the back. Anyway, the best air is still to come, with most of the small bunny hills in the remaining section providing some good, not the best, but good air. The pacing could use some work, it really slows down sometimes in the turn before heading back to the station. The last few bunny hops are good as well, especially the last one before the track gets covered: from the front it provides a great headchopper effect, before it slams the brakes to an instant stop, which is one of the most jolting stops on a coaster.Overall, this 30+ year old woodie is still a great ride for thrills, but I have now experienced more fantastic wooden coasters, so I will lower my initial rating of 9 down to an 8, because this just sint quite as good as CCIs Rampage and Hurricane, both of which I rated as 9s.

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