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batman, but he was a ******, sorry, but he was. he passed 2 gates that said danger do not enter to get his hat, or grab a friends leg, i am not sure which one, but either of them was a stupid idea, and he got killed.

Friends said he never lost his head under pressure though...... :mellow:

Bad joke...I know -_-

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Still sad though. I think he was hit by someone's dangling legs. Thats got to be one **** of a scare for that person.

I don't think it was someone's leg. What I read it was the ride itself that he lost his head on :lol:

They we're testing the ride, he jumped 2 fences (to get his hat)(dumbazz)that were clearly marked danger and the ride got him.

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I heard they closed down Deja Vu and Acraphobia. Has anybody went this year? My wife got free tickets, parking, and Bunny Bucks(?) from work so we're going tomorrow since the dawgs game is on PPV.

Acraphobia was open last weekend. And Deja Vu was removed in 2007. They replaced it with Thomas Town which is a crappy section. My kids liked it the least during our visit last weekend.

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UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. June 29, 2008

Boy decapitated by roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia

Victim from Springfield, S.C., identified

By RHONDA COOK, MARCUS GARNER

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 06/28/08

The popular "Batman the Ride" rollercoaster at Six Flags Over Georgia remained closed Sunday while authorities continued investigating the death of a teenager who jumped over two fences and was struck by the ride.

The 17-year-old South Carolina teen who died was identified as Asia Leeshawn Ferguson, of Springfield, S.C. He was on a church outing when the incident occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday. It was the second Batman ride-related death at the Cobb County park.

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According to police and the amusement park, Ferguson and a friend climbed over two 6-foot fences -- a wrought-iron style park perimeter fence and a second chainlink fence around the Batman ride -- as a shortcut to get back into the park after lunch. Signs about 40 to 50 feet apart on the outer fence warn that it is a "restricted area" for "authorized personnel only."

According to park officials, a sign on a locked gate at the chain link fence also reads "Danger zone" and "Do not enter."

Ferguson was decapitated when the ride struck him, police said.

"It is still unclear why the two men were trying to gain access to this unauthorized area," park spokeswoman Hela Sheth told reporters Saturday, reading from a prepared statement.

She declined to answer questions at a news conference and did not return calls seeking more information.

The teen was with a group from Oakley Spring Baptist Church in Salley, S.C., a small town about 50 miles east of Augusta. He had been in Six Flags earlier in the day, but he and another boy left the park property to get some lunch, according to Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce.

Rather than returning to the park through the regular entrance, the pair took a shortcut, Pierce said.

"The area's clearly defined with signs," Pierce said. "It's very tragic that these individuals would decide to jump over the fence. It would be hard to imagine somebody not seeing the signs and jumping two fences."

No one on the ride was injured, Six Flags said in the statement. Ferguson's family was at the park at the time of the accident, according to the amusement park.

Pierce said there were many witnesses, and the county's 911 center was almost immediately flooded with calls from people reporting what they had seen.

The park's statement said one of the first to call for help was an Marietta police officer who had been in line for the Batman ride.

"Six Flags security and safety personnel responded immediately, and Cobb County Fire [Department] was on site just minutes after the incident occurred," Sheth said. "The medical examiner arrived on scene and confirmed that the 17-year-old male was killed instantaneously."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," she said.

The Batman ride was run briefly after the accident so police investigators could take measurements. It was closed to the public Saturday evening. The rest of Six Flags remained open. The park said the ride likely will resume operating on Monday.

Batman riders dangle beneath a track and travel up to 50 m.p.h., climbing and dropping the distance equal to an 11-story building and going through two vertical loops and two single corkscrews.

The first fatality involving the Batman ride in Georgia occurred six years ago.

A 58-year-old park worker, Samuel Milton Guyton of Atlanta, was killed May 26, 2002. Guyton was in a restricted area on a platform when he was kicked in the head by 14-year-old girl on the front car of the ride. The girl was hospitalized with a leg injury.

Over the years, several ride-related deaths have been reported at Six Flags parks nationwide.

Last March, a worker dismantling a ride at Six Flags Great America near Chicago fell 40-feet to his death. In 2004 at the same park, a maintenance worker was hit by a roller coaster and killed.

A 55-year-old disabled man was killed in May 2004 when he was thrown from a ride at Six Flags New England near Springfield, Mass. Five years ago, a grandmother strapping her 4-year-old grandson into Six Flags New Orleans' Joker's Jukebox ride was hit by a spinning car when the ride began operating before she was out of the way.

-- Staff writer S.A. Reid and news researcher Joni Zeccola contributed to this story.

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Deja Vu is gone but Goliath is there! Best roller coaster I've ever been on! The initial drop is insane. Make sure to ride the best ride in the park though- Monster Plantation!!!

My wife always makes me get on that one and the log ride. Hopefully we can get my son to go on splash waterfalls since he's tall enough now.

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Deja Vu is gone but Goliath is there! Best roller coaster I've ever been on! The initial drop is insane. Make sure to ride the best ride in the park though- Monster Plantation!!!

That ride was INTENSE! I went to six flag like 2 months ago and I'd never ridden a "real" roller coaster. I rode all the good ones but saved the Goliath for last, it was awesome.

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My wife has to get warmed up with the smaller coasters to get on the big ones, but last year when we went without my little boy we took my friend. We got started on Deja Vu' and then she wouldn't ride anything else because it got her stomach too bad :lol:

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My wife has to get warmed up with the smaller coasters to get on the big ones, but last year when we went without my little boy we took my friend. We got started on Deja Vu' and then she wouldn't ride anything else because it got her stomach too bad :lol:

I can go on roller coasters all day long, but take me to one of those crappy local carnivals that come and set up in your mall parking lot and I'll get sick on almost any ride they have.

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I can go on roller coasters all day long, but take me to one of those crappy local carnivals that come and set up in your mall parking lot and I'll get sick on almost any ride they have.

My weakness has always been spinning rides like the tilt-a-whirl and the spider. When we went to the fair a few years ago, I was getting pretty nauseous on the spider ride. I was biting down on my index finger's knuckle to help take my mind off of the spinning. The ride stops after a couple of times around. I thought it was time for everyone to get off. When my wife and I got off and went toward the exit the guy controlling the ride started snickering. I turned around and he had started the ride back up. He stopped it because he saw me getting queasy, Some people waiting to get onto the ride and our friends were dying laughing by the time we made it outside of the little fence they put around the rides. I felt like such a wuss for the rest of the night after that. I can take monster drops and high speeds with only a tiny cushion holding me in a tiny seat, but get me in a spinning ride and I'm done for.

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My weakness has always been spinning rides like the tilt-a-whirl and the spider. When we went to the fair a few years ago, I was getting pretty nauseous on the spider ride. I was biting down on my index finger's knuckle to help take my mind off of the spinning. The ride stops after a couple of times around. I thought it was time for everyone to get off. When my wife and I got off and went toward the exit the guy controlling the ride started snickering. I turned around and he had started the ride back up. He stopped it because he saw me getting queasy, Some people waiting to get onto the ride and our friends were dying laughing by the time we made it outside of the little fence they put around the rides. I felt like such a wuss for the rest of the night after that. I can take monster drops and high speeds with only a tiny cushion holding me in a tiny seat, but get me in a spinning ride and I'm done for.

At least you didn't get sick on that big boat ride that swings back and forth like a pendulum....my friends will never let me live that down

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