Video, images: Six Flags announces chain-wide new attractions for 2014 seasonBy Nick Sim, Friday, August 30, 2013 10:54
Six Flags has announced new rides and attractions for every one of its theme parks for the 2014 season, including several record-breaking additions.
CEO Jim Reid-Anderson said in the announcement: "Our promise to you is to bring you something new to every single park, every year." Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Great America will receive the most significant additions, but every Six Flags park will offer something new to guests come next summer.
The new additions are rounded-up below.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure will open a record-breaking new freefall drop tower in 2014, with Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom to be mounted to the Kingda Ka's roller coaster's tower. Read more...
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America will receive a major new addition in 2014, with the park due to open Goliath, the world's tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster. Read more...
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Over Georgia will open a brand-new Hurricane Harbor water park in 2014 - the largest expansion in the park's history. The park will feature a Caribbean theme, and will boast a 38,000 square-foot wave pool and host of water slides. This will include Tsunami Surge (a dual slide featuring a 5-storey drop), Bonzai Pipelines (a group of twisting, turning slides) and the Paradise Island water play area. Admission will be included with the price of entry to the main theme park.
Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will both open Aqua Twist, a Mack Twist 'n' Splash ride, in 2014 - combining a traditional spinning tea cup attraction with a "Splash Battle" ride.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
At one of Six Flags' flagship parks, a new children's coaster will be added to bring the total line-up of coasters at the park to an incredible 19. Meanwhile, the dual-slide Bonzai Pipelines will be added to the Hurricane Harbor water park, and both the Batman The Ride and Colossus roller coasters will run backwards for a limited time starting in spring 2014.
Six Flags Over Texas
On its way to Six Flags Over Texas in 2014 is an expanded kids' area, including several new rides and shaded rest areas. The Hurricane Harbor water park will also add a new set of waterslides, details of which are yet to be announced.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape will install a new spinning flat ride, Extreme Supernova.
Six Flags New England
The New England SkyScreamer - originally announced for 2013 - will be similar in style to the SkyScreamer rides at many other Six Flags parks. It will send riders some 400-feet up into the air, swinging them around gently as they go.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Added to Six Flags Fiesta Texas' water park will be Bahama Blaster, which will feature four six-storey water-slides equipped with trapdoors.
Six Flags America
Six Flags America will introduce a new Mardi Gras-themed area. This will host Ragin' Cajun, a new spinning roller coaster, as well as French Quarter Flyers, a flying scooters-style flat ride.
Six Flags Mexico
Six Flags Mexico's Medusa will be transformed into a wood/steel hybrid coaster dubed Medusa Steel Coaster in 2014, adding several inversions.
Canada's La Ronde will add Demon, a new flat ride that will hold guests some 40 meters in the air while spinning them around uncontrollably.
In addition to the new rides, Six Flags will also introduce a new pay-monthly version of its Season Dining Pass in 2014.
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