The Monster Plantation water ride at Six Flags Over Georgia will cease to exist in its current state when the park closes for the season after Halloween. The ride will be totally renovated in time to be unveiled as Monster Mansion in May of 2009.
Monster Plantation opened in 1981 and has been a must-ride attraction for families at Six Flags. It has consistently ranked as one of the park's most popular attractions.
The new mansion will feature surprises including new characters, music, interactive elements and a re-themed storyline. Many of the original monsters will return.
“Monster Plantation has been a guest favorite for almost three decades, and we are thrilled to be able to recreate the experience,” said Melinda Ashcraft, park president. “There is undoubtedly a lot of nostalgia associated with the ride, and the adults who rode it as children will now get to enjoy special memories with their own kids.”
Gary Goddard, a design consultant and founder of Gary Goddard Entertainment (GGE), created the original ride and will be responsible for the new production using many of the original designers assigned to the project. He worked on the Georgia Aquarium, including the central hub that leads to the five exhibits and the "Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow."
In addition to the news of the Monster Plantation renovation, the park announced that 2009 season passes will be sold for a limited time for just $49.99. That's the lowest price in four years. If you buy these season tickets now, they can be used for the remainder of the 2008 season as well as all of 2009. The season ticket package also includes more than $300 of coupons including five Bring-a-Friend-Free passes. They will also receive exclusive ride times for the 2009 season.
The park is currently open weekends and will be open Friday-Sunday in October.
For more information on Monster Mansion or to purchase a 2009 season pass, go to www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia