Six Flags cancels snowball fight because it snowed too much

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Six Flags Over Georgia couldn’t have timed this event any better – or any worse, depending on how you look at it.

The theme park in Austell was planning to host a snowball fight Saturday afternoon in which up to 1,000 people were expected to join in the fun, according to But after areas west of Atlanta received up to a foot of snow Friday and into Saturday, the park was forced to close and cancel the snowball fight.

Six Flags was planning to use fake, “indoor” snowballs during the fight, park spokesman Gene Petriello told And in their defense, you can never count on a Southern snow event to both provide you with enough real snow to schedule a snowball fight for hundreds and keep roads clear enough to hold the event as scheduled.

And you certainly can’t expect such an event to happen in early December.

At Stone Mountain, the story was similar. The park’s annual “Snow Mountain” installation closed early Friday because of the snowstorm, according to a separate report. The park reopened at noon Saturday.

It was the second winter weather-related closure of the year at Snow Mountain. Back in January, a winter storm forced the park to be closed, and winter canceled everyone’s winter fun.

In the South, when it snows, everything gets shut down – even the snow-themed things. And yes, we’re embarrassed by that.

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