More than a hundred monsters have
descended on Georgia! Some are fierce giants. Others are wacky little creatures with odd
faces. Are the people who meet these monsters afraid? Maybe a little. But mostly they
giggle. That's because the monsters aren't real. They are computerized robots that talk,
sing, and move. All are characters in a new ride at Six Flags over Georgia, an amusement
park near Atlanta.
The Ride is called Monster Plantation. If you dare, you can board a
boat in front of an old-time mansion on the plantation. A flood has struck, and the waters
carry you right through the building's living room. The furniture floats by you. Then your
boat takes you outside the mansion and around the grounds of the plantation.
As you continue, monsters of many shapes, sizes, and colors greet you. They're having a
party, and you are invited. Strange music fills your ears. Two monster children float
throughout the air, holding a colorful balloon. Some creatures square dance. Others hold a
pie-eating contest. One monster even rides a skateboard.
But beware! Not all is pleasant at Monster Plantation. Your ride suddenly takes a scary
turn. Despite warnings from friendly monsters, you glide into a dark, spooky marsh. Trolls
and swamp rats reach out for you. A huge swamp monster tries to block your way. Your boat
races forward. You barely escape the terrible creatures. But at last you are safe. Your
boat glides out of the marsh and back to the party again.
"I loved it!" said Christy Moore, 9, of Powder Springs, Georgia. "The
monsters looked kind of real, but I knew that they weren't. There's nothing to be afraid
of. It's fun!"