Six Flags has announced to today a major overhaul for 19 of its parks in the coming year. Six Flags will be making major adjustments as well as plusses to their parks around the US. Listed below are some of the changes to specific parks from an official Six Flags Press release:
In New Jersey, the Six Flags Great Adventure complex will combine the theme and safari parks combine into one property to become the world’s largest theme park. Included in this overhaul will be the new Safari Off Road Adventure, transporting guests from the theme park on a safari that features 1,200 animals from six continents. “Safari Off Road Adventure will entertain guests on rugged, up-close animal encounters as they view, pet or hand feed these majestic animals—or fly high above them on a zip line.”
Hurricane Harbor water park in New Jersey will unveil Big Wave Racer, “a massive slide complex that sends riders barreling; head first, down multiple lanes that stretch 1,800 feet on an aerodynamically-designed water toboggan.”
Six Flags Magic Mountain will add Full Throttle, the world’s tallest, fastest looping roller coaster. Full Throttle will take guests from zero to more than 70 miles per hour on two forward launches, and an unprecedented third backward launch with a 160-foot loop, plus a never-been-done-before launch up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of the world record loop.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will add the Cirque Dreams Splashtastic show that combines aerialists and acrobats with bottlenose dolphins.
Six Flags Over Texas will ad the Texas SkyScreamer at 400 feet, making it the tallest swing ride in the world.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio will be home to one of two hybrid coasters in the world. the Iron Rattler will provide four over-banked turns, the most of any hybrid coaster today, and be the first-of-its-kind to deliver a complete barrel-roll inversion.
Six Flags Great America near Chicago adds igNIGHT — Grand Finale which will integrate integrating lighting, sound, singing, dancing, and fireworks for the ultimate finale.
Both Hurricane Harbor water parks at Six Flags New England and Six Flags America will add new water attractions. The 6 rider capacity Bonzai Pipelines will allow each guest to twist through individual tubes. Drenaline Drop will see guests free-falling more than 200 feet through twisting and turning slides.
Six Flags Over Georgia will see the park’s tallest attraction in its 45-year history added. SkyScreamer, a tower swing ride that spins guests in open-air swings up to 40 miles per hour atop a 24-story tower.
Six Flags White Water Atlanta introduces Typhoon Twister, will send guests down a five-story into a 67-foot bowl.
The Great Escape in upstate New York gets Screamin’ Eagles, an interactive, pen-air vehicles with guest powered, high-speed rotations .
Six Flags St. Louis introduces Boomerang, a 28-passenger trains pulls guests up 125 feet, backward, to the top of the first lift hill and then shoots them through 1,650 feet of track including twists, turns and inversions at 50 miles per hour. The train then will fly through a full loop before climbing a second lift hill and sweeping them through all the spirals, loops and turns again.
La Ronde, – Montréal welcomes Aqua Twist, an interactive family ride designed to engage passengers and bystanders in water battles.
Six Flags Mexico will welcome Fright Fest in October. Festival del Terror will deliver “Thrills by Day and Fright by Night” with special Halloween activities for kids and five haunted mazes.
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park will see yet to be released updates as well.