Innovation, world record-breaking coasters and millions of memories set the stage as Six Flags Over Georgia celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 16.

The park – dubbed the ‘Thrill Capital of the South’ – celebrated the historic occasion with a number of special events.

The park opening celebration saw numerous government and local tourism leaders mark June 16 as Six Flags Over Georgia day in the state.

The park also provided a look back over the past 50 years with a historic show at the Crystal Pistol Music Hall.

Former and current employees were treated to a special anniversary party and after-hours ride time on several of the park’s most popular rides and attractions.

“Six Flags Over Georgia holds a special place in the hearts of many park guests and team members,” said Six Flags Atlanta properties park president, Dale Kaetzel.

“While the definition of thrills has certainly changed over the years, Six Flags Over Georgia continues to deliver experiences that span generations and stand the test of time.”

Kaetzel added: “The next 50-plus years will be just as fun and exciting. We look forward to creating new thrills and new memories for guests of all ages for decades to come.