Parks Six Flags Over The Country://Centennial Expo and Carolina; 1974

Six Flags Over The Country is Tennessee's premier amusement destination! Set just outside of Nashville in the rolling hills of Cool Springs, Tennessee, this park celebrates, as its name suggests, the six flags that flew over the Volunteer State over its history.


Immediately upon arrival to the park, guests see exactly the Six Flags for which the park's home company named it. Three state flags and three national flags represent over 200 years of history.


Centennial Expo is the first thing that greets parkgoers when they enter the gates. Themed to the state's 100th anniversary celebration in the 1850's, it feels like walking the streets of Nashville during a simpler time, with both carnival classics and beautiful architecture lining a midway.


The park's signature attraction looms right over the entrance. Red Devil, a PTC product, is another John Allen creation. It flies relentlessly over its hills delivering a perfect zero-G sensation, one that should be devilishly satisfying. Guests can hear its dark red trains clatter about the layout as they stroll up and down the path which wraps around it.


Just as they did for the real Centennial Expo, Six Flags Over The Country built a replica of the Parthenon in Athens! This large restaurant serves authentic Greek food such as gyros and spanikapitas.


Before Tennessee was its own state, it was considered part of North Carolina. Six Flags celebrates the culture of the Carolinas through their coastal regions and their naval shipping and trade industries.


Carolina's main attraction is Squall Harbor, a splash flume. Squall Harbor takes riders up 30 feet over Carolina Bay before dropping them down to the waves below, smashing through a shipwreck.


The station is themed like an old shipping warehouse.


It acts as both a ride and a cynosure, as this is one of the most photographed spots in the park.


Shark Attack and East India Pass are the area's two full sized flats, as well as a kiddie one.


But for those of you without sea legs, Dry Dock Diner is serving up some freshly fried fish and chips right out of the grease! Interesting thing about this building is that the two boats you see suspended are authentic shipwrecks trucked in from a Miami junkyard after they were destroyed in Tropical Storm Eleven.

NEXT UP: We head up high and down low, as you get your first look at the wooded, hilly Appalachia area as well as the southern comfort of the Dixieland area downhill from Centennial Expo!
 
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