31 Aug 2023

Six Flags Novelties 2024 Announced

Six Flags Novelties 2024 Announced

Six Flags Great Adventure THE FLASH: Vertical Velocity Photo: Business Wire

(eap) The Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has again planned an extensive investment program for its theme parks in the USA for 2024 – according to its own statement, the most substantial in more than a decade. This includes five new rides that are being built in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and DC, again bringing the superheroes and villains from the “DC Universe” to several Six Flags parks. In addition, three brand new roller coasters will make their way into Six Flags parks, including Intamin’s new “Ultra Surf” coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia, North America’s first Super Boomerang coaster (by Vekoma) at Six Flags Great Adventure (“THE FLASHTM: Vertical Velocity”) to mark the park’s 50th anniversary, and the “Bobcat” wooden coaster with advanced TimberlinerTM trains (by The Gravity Group) at Six Flags Great Escape (New York). We already reported on the three new Zamperla rides scheduled to open at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.

The other 2024 highlights of the American theme park chain include:

  • Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington: Here, the “El Rio Lento” log flume ride is set to become one of the longest of its kind in the world by adding a new lift hill and two large drops to the ride for even more fun
  • Wild Safari Park (part of Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey): Here, a new glamping offer will be created at the new Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa
  • Six Flags St. Louis (Missouri): “THE JOKERTM: Carnival of Chaos”, a pendulum ride (by Zamperla) with a height of just over 50 meters, a rotating gondola and a top speed of over 120 km/h (75 mph), will provide thrills for the guests
  • Six Flags Great America (Illinois): A pendulum attraction by Zamperla is also being built in this park, which will be called “Sky Striker” and will swing guests through the air at a height of more than 50 meters (172 feet)
  • Six Flags Great Escape: In addition to the wooden coaster (see above), several attractions at this park will be re-themed and become part of the DC universe, such as “GREEN LANTERNTM: Airborne”, “POISON IVYTM: Toxic Spin”, “THE PENGUINTM: GOTHAM City Getaway” and “BATGIRLTM: Gotham City Chase”
  • Six Flags America (Maryland): Here, in celebration of the park’s 25th birthday, the existing “SteamTown” themed area will be redesigned to feature a new storyline, redesigned rides, a returning stunt show and new food and retail offerings beginning next year. With “SteamWhirler” the park also gets a new family ride (a Nebulaz by Zamperla)

Click here for the teaser video of Six Flags' 2024 novelties.

“At Six Flags, our relentless drive for innovation is powered by our passion to create moments of pure joy and excitement for our guests,” said Selim Bassoul, President and CEO of Six Flags. “This investment is central to our strategy to create fun and memorable experiences for every member of the family and reinforces Six Flags’ position as the leader in thrills. This builds on our recent efforts to offer new events and dining experiences by also introducing new rides for thrill-seekers and families, all while making improvements to many existing popular rides.”

Details of the Six Flags Group’s 2023 half-year results can be found here. ■

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