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Mitchellville, Maryland, USA

Six Flags

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Six Flags America is located in Mitchellville, Maryland, close to Washington D.C. and just 30 miles from Baltimore. It features the Six Flags chain's standard array of intense roller coasters, thrilling flat rides and lightly-themed kids' attractions. Among its biggest draws are the towering Superman: Ride of Steel hypercoaster and the zombie-themed Apocalypse - The Last Stand coaster, while the majority of the children's rides are crammed into the Whistlestop Park and Looney Tunes Movie Town areas.

History: The park was first opened as the Largo Wildlife Preserve in July 1974, and was owned by ABC Television. Its opening few seasons proved to be disastrous, and it was closed in 1978. However, it was rescued by Wild Kingdom host Jim Fowler a year later, before a second sale to a local consortium in 1981 which saw it renamed as Wild World. This marked the start of its transformation into an amusement park, with a variety of midway rides and a small water park being added. The Wild One wooden coaster was moved to the park in 1986, and a series of new thrill rides were added over the proceeding decade. Premier Parks acquired it over in 1992, renaming it as Adventure World. The chain's subsequent takeover of Six Flags led to yet another rebranding in 1999 to its current name.

Top Rides and Shows:

Apocalypse - The Last Stand
Your rating: None (21 votes)
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Zydeco Zinger
Your rating: None (4 votes)
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French Quarter Flyers
Your rating: None (30 votes)
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The Wild One
Your rating: None (27 votes)
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The Joker's Jinx
Your rating: None (16 votes)
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Top Restaurants:

Chesapeake Steak and Fies
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Liberty Funnel Cake
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Gold Rush Chicken Co.
Your rating: None (47 votes)
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Heritage House Food Court
Your rating: None (31 votes)
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Main Street Dippin Dots
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Latest News:

Despite well-sourced rumors, we're not so sure this could actually happen...

Six Flags has announced new rides and attractions for every one of its theme parks for the 2014 season, including several record-breaking additions.

Theme park chain Six Flags posted a $62.5 million loss for the first quarter of 2013, although attendance at the firm's parks was described as "solid".

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