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Six Flags 2018 Announcements

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by davidm, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    • Coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas— the world’s first single rail coaster and first-ever WONDER WOMAN-themed roller coaster— WONDER WOMAN Golden Lasso Coaster. With a 90-degree drop, this technological marvel features a first-of-its-kind single I-beam rail with riders seated single file. The unique, innovative design gives riders an open-air, unobstructed view as they fly along the track at 50 miles-per-hour. WONDER WOMAN Golden Lasso Coaster will thrill riders with two airtime hills, a 180-degree stall, overbanked turns and an awe-inspiring zero-g roll.

    • At Six Flags Magic Mountain, “The Thrill Capital of the Planet,” prepare for CraZanity— the world’s tallest pendulum ride. At a record-breaking 17 stories in the air, this impressive giant disc will reach speeds of up to 75-miles-per-hour as it whips back and forth, higher and higher. As the pendulum swings from side to side, while rotating counterclockwise, guests will experience a feeling of weightlessness at 172 feet in the air. CraZanity will be the centerpiece of a newly-themed Boardwalk. The Los Angeles-based theme park recently announced it is entering the destination travel market by launching a 365-day operating calendar beginning January 1, 2018.
    • Coming to Six Flags Great Adventure, the first-of-its-kind in North America—and the first ride in the world themed after DC Super Hero CYBORG. Inspired by the movement of a gyroscope, CYBORG Cyber Spin features a unique futuristic triple box design that allows the gondola to spin around three separate axes while rotating forward, backwards and sideways up to 70 feet in the air. The floorless seats leave riders’ feet dangling as they whirl through the air.

    • Six Flags Over Georgia, The Thrill Capital of the South, is debuting an exciting new hybrid roller coaster—Twisted Cyclone. The technology—first introduced by Six Flags, combines the best of both worlds—a classic wooden structure with a modern, steel track for multiple inversions and a smoother, more thrilling ride experience. The all-new Twisted Cyclone features a steep 75-degree initial drop into a jaw-dropping reverse cobra roll, three upside down inversions and 10 airtime moments along 2,400 feet of twisted track.

    • The Thrill Capital of New England, Six Flags New England, is taking thrills to a whole new level with HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. This extreme pendulum ride whirls guests back and forth, higher and higher at up to 70 miles-per-hour for a dizzying ride experience as bizarre and unpredictable as HARLEY QUINN herself. Guests will be enthralled by a feeling of weightlessness at 147 feet in the air, before plunging downward from 15 stories.
    • Six Flags Mexico is launching its first ever 4D Free Fly Coaster in 2018. This uniquely designed roller coaster will feature theming based on DC’s iconic Super Hero—WONDER WOMAN. On the new WONDER WOMAN Coaster, riders are lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill and then immediately flipped head-over-heels, backwards and forwards multiple times as they speed along the undulating vertically stacked track. The technologically advanced Free Fly design allows cars to be extended outward from the track as riders sit suspended in mid-air. Two beyond 90-degree raven drops give the sensation of heart-pounding free-falls from high above the ground.
    • Six Flags America, near Washington D.C., will debut Wahoo River—an all-new action-packed river adventure—in its Hurricane Harbor water park. Bigger, Better and Wetter, Wahoo River will be 33% wider and over 40% longer than Castaway Creek. The new attraction will include significant upgrades such as a zero depth entry that will make it convenient for guests of all ages to dip into the cool water with inflatable tubes. Friends and family members will have a blast as they float along the river, enjoying dozens of interactive features including wall sprayers, huge waterfalls, archways, tippy water cones and a new wave generator.
    • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, The Thrill Capital of Northern California, will debut the thrilling, new HARLEY QUINN Crazy Coaster, the world’s first-of-its-kind inverted looping coaster featuring multiple inversions along a vertical, figure eight track. Riders will experience head-to-head flybys at combined speeds of 70 miles-per-hour as the two dueling trains race toward each other, culminating with a “High Five” moment giving the illusion that riders can actually reach out and “High Five” as they careen by.

    • Towering at a staggering 100 feet in the air, the world’s largest loop coaster is headed to Six Flags Great America—The Thrill Capital of The Midwest, in 2018. This world-record breaking attraction will take riders forward and backward on a gigantic loop before suspending them completely upside down for plenty of wicked hang-time. Thrill seekers will travel in unique “face-off” seating and go through a series of 360-degree revolutions before reeling downward in the opposite direction.
    • At Six Flags St. Louis, The Coaster Capital of Missouri, a massive new water attraction is headed to its Hurricane Harbor waterpark in 2018—Typhoon Twister. This hybrid, zero-gravity slide complex packs two extreme thrills into one incredible attraction. Typhoon Twister features four-person rafts that careen wildly into a 125-foot whirlpool bowl and spins riders around 360-degrees before sending them plummeting down an enclosed five-story drop. Riders will then be propelled up a 45-foot, zero-gravity wave wall to experience moments of weightlessness before shooting into the splash pool below.
    • Six Flags Over Texas, The Thrill Capital of Texas, is ramping up for the next generation in thrill rides and the first-of-its-kind in North America—HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. Staying true to its namesake—this innovative attraction promises to deliver a new level of thrills with unpredictable, gravity-defying flips, twist and turns. Seated 24 across with over-the-shoulder harnesses, riders will experience a thrilling combination of negative and positive gravitational forces as they rotate forward, backwards and sideways up to 70 feet in the air.
    • Complete Pandemonium is headed to The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. On this classic spinning attraction, riders will catch maximum air and experience 360-degrees of adrenaline-packed excitement. Pandemonium will seat 24 rides in a “face out” position as it lifts, spins and tilts at all angles. The ride quickly accelerates faster and faster, while whirling guests through seemingly endless rotations. An electrifying light package will dazzle onlookers and riders alike.
    • La Ronde, in Montreal, is celebrating all things family with Carnaval en Folie—a new carnival-themed family zone, complete with three, fun new rides sure to delight the young and young at heart. Guests will be fully immersed in an atmosphere inspired by fairs and carnivals of yesteryear featuring rich, vibrant colors and festive music and lighting. Torsade is a spinning tilt-a-whirl where parents can ride with their children; Petit Roue is a fun-size Ferris wheel that offers the best view of the Carnaval; and Tourbillon is the perfect ride for thrill seekers in training.
    • Waterworld Concord, the newest member of the Six Flags family of parks, is excited to debut its biggest new attraction in over a decade with the introduction of Splashwater Island, an enormous new interactive water play area designed for the entire family. Splashwater Island features almost 8,000 square feet of thrilling water activities including nine open and enclosed slides, dozens of geysers, jets, and sprays along with a super-sized water bucket that sits atop the huge play area dumping water every few minutes on guests standing below. Additional deck space with new lounging chairs and private cabanas are also part of the upgrades.
    • This fall, Six Flags delivers the biggest Halloween event on the planet—Fright Fest®. It’s Thrills by Day! Fright by Night! Six Flags parks have never been scarier with more ghouls, more haunted mazes and more scares than ever. Every park has terrifying new zombies roaming the midways and creepier frights around every corner. Back by popular demand is Suicide Squad: The Six Flags Fright Fest Experience at Magic Mountain. This featured section at Six Flags Magic Mountain took park-goers by storm in 2016. The park’s DC UNIVERSE section will once again be completely transformed as the “Worst Heroes Ever” from the film Suicide Squad roam the streets. State-of-the-art digital imagery and fiery special effects add to the chilling atmosphere.
    • Later this year, Six Flags New England joins 10 Six Flags properties to ring in the holidays with Holiday in the Park®—a time-honored, feel good Six Flags tradition featuring a winter wonderland of all the beloved sights and sounds of the season, yummy holiday treats along with guest favorite rides and attractions, set against the backdrop of millions of twinkling lights.

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    Announcement video

     
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  3. davidm

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    Seems to me that its been a while since Six Flags bought any coaster that didn't have an element of RMC build/design in there?
    (kiddy at SFMM in 2014 I think, and Full Throttle the year before that?)
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Gotta find some way to deal with all of those neglected Dinn Corp. and CCI woodies. :p

    Does Six Flags own equity in Larson? That's becoming the new Six Flags staple.
     
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    Those names though, it's like they don't give a flying :emoji_zipper_mouth:.
     
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    I thought a pretty solid year. 2 RMC's, Pendulums are always great, the Cubes will be unique, Lazy River and Funnels are always fun. All in all pretty good for Six Flags. Although here we go again using the same names over and over. Also CraZanity might be the worst name of all time. I'm still waiting for Wonder Womans Greezed Lightning Spinsanity Goliath Fireball Larson Looper....


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    I think it looks like a season without many flagship highlights (Twisted Cyclone being the largest addition, as far as I can see), but I think they should be commended for bringing something new to every park every year. They can't build giant rides everywhere all the time (they tried that, it went poorly), but at least they give something to the park that don't get the biggest investments. You don't see that everywhere...
     
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    It's a trade off though - do you add something new each year, or skip every so many years for a larger attraction?

    I am of the mind for passing on a Larson Looper if it could translate to a new roller coaster/larger thrill ride in 1-3 years.
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Now we must ask the real question:

    Is the SkyWarp a cred?
    I think it is
     
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    Funny how they chose to name the Zamperla Giant Discovery at SFMM "CraZanity", just because I suggested that exact name in one of the past "future ride addition" surveys.
     
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    <Six Flags Marketing Exec'> "You're hired!"
     
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    Not loving this year's additions. I think the SpinSanity rides look pretty amazing, but it's just lacking one really amazing ride. At least there's two more RMCs in the world! I just really hope they switch the name from Twisted Cyclone to the Joker or Wonder Woman Golden Lasso. Something related to DC Comics but also with minimal theming.
     
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    ^Why would you want another DC themed coaster? Sure, a DC theme will probably have some scenery around the ride but they wouldn't put much effort in that anyway. I think Twisted Cyclone is kind of a cool name. I don't really find the DC theme that appealing anyway, and we don't need another ride named Joker, etc.
     
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    I heard a rumor that the reason SFGAdv's Larson Loop isn't named yet is because it was originally named something to do with hurricanes and with Harvey having just put Houston underwater...

    Wonder Woman looks like the best of them but Cyclone I like too, kind of a Goliath/Wicked Cyclone lovechild. Not sure what's with the car but if it's anything like WC it'll have a ton of cool theming for Six Flags.
     
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    Did anyone else notice that Over Texas already has a Harley Quinn Spinsantiy?
    Seems weird. Maybe they're pulling a Total Mayhem/Joker?
     
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    "Riders will experience head-to-head flybys at combined speeds of 70 miles-per-hour"
    They may as well start marketing American Eagle as the fastest coaster in the North America with a combined speed of 132 miles per hour.
     
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    Haha sorry. I always forget sarcasm doesn't translate well to text. I really dislike Six Flags' DC theming in general (apart from Justice League and Batman: TR). It's lazy, uncreative, and gets old, even in its own park. SFGAdv is about to have 9 (lazily) DC themed rides. Other Six Flags parks are getting up to that number as well. I mean just give it a rest and name something creatively!! I'm excited for Twisted Cyclone's name just cause it isn't another DC one. So, ya, sarcasm.
     
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    The best news is SFMM FINALLY building a large scale flat. The park hasn't built a flat in the past, what, 30 years? Obviously coasters are great, but the Freeflys are basically flats, provide a very fun ride, and I'm quite excited for the Raptor being 3 hours away.

    That said, I do feel taking a few years off for larger investments would be good. Even if that was a large flat package for a park instead of building it over 3 years. Would love to see some big coasters come back, but when basically every park is getting an RMC, I will not complain at all.

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    It's great to see some parks pick up on the ABC Tourbillon! It looks like such a unique concept :) Don't know what it will ride like, but it's a very interesting ride for spectators.
     

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