The Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia

The Tales of Okefonokee at Six Flags Over Georgia

Many consider The Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia to be one of the best dark rides (though it is actually a mill chute ride) in any regional amusement park. The park opened it in 1967 as Tales of the Okefenokee: The Old Plantation Legends. The ride lasted the first year, but August Wynne, the Six Flags founder, was dissatisfied and handed it over to Sid & Marty Krofft for redesign. The second version loosely based on Walt Disney’s 1946 film Song of the South, as well as the work of many contemporary animators. Mechanical issues and a small fire led the park to close the attraction in 1980.

The Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia attraction sign

The Monster Plantation at Six Flags Over Georgia

In 1980, Six Flags Over Georgia tasked with Disney alums Dave Gengenbach and Al Bertino, who worked with Goddard Productions, to re-tool the attraction for the 1981 season. They developed the concept for a monster picnic attraction.

The Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia

In 2008, Six Flags announced the attraction would be renovated. They called in the Goddard Group to completely overhaul the attraction, including refurbishing each of the characters. The new attraction opened in 2009 and has been a staple ever since.

The Kissing Booth monster at The Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Kissing Booth Monster at the Monster Mansion at Six Flags Over Georgia (2016)

The Monster Mansion Ride Through Video (from 2016)

I rode The Monster Mansion in 2016 and recorded the trip with my Sony camera. I admit that the ride has plenty of charm and is a great ride during the humid Georgia summers.

This 2016 ride-through showcases the complete overhaul that Goddard did in 2008. Rumors suggest that the attraction is undergoing refurbishment for this season, but I haven’t read any official announcements. I love the fantastic animatronics, especially for a regional amusement park. The catchy song and impressive effects add so much to the ride.

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