Six Flags will tomorrow announce that new attractions will be added to every theme park in the chain in 2012, confirming a number of strong rumors in the process.
The LA Times reports that a wide range of new rollercoasters, flat rides, water rides and shows will make their debuts at Six Flags parks next year. These are expected to be fully confirmed by the company on Friday, September 2.
The key new additions for 2012 include:
- Six Flags Magic Mountain - Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom - a new drop tower, which will be attached to the sides of the duel towers of the 415-feet-tall Superman: Escape from Krypton rollercoaster. The ride will be the world's tallest and fastest (85 miles per hour) drop tower.
- Six Flags Great America - X-Flight - The first Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider rollercoaster to open in the US, featuring a range of twists, turns and inversions in a 3,000-feet-long circuit.
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Superman: Ultimate Flight - a launch coaster that will blast riders through a 150-feet-tall inversion.
- Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Fiesta Texas - SkyScreamer - both parks will add versions of the SkyScreamer spinning tower ride, which debuted at Six Flags St Louis and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2011.
- Six Flags America - Apocalypse - As previously confirmed, the Iron Wolf stand-up rollercoaster will move from Six Flags Great America and will be re-named Apocalypse.
- Six Flags New England - Goliath - the Déjà Vu inverted boomerang rollercoaster will be relocated from Six Flags Magic Mountain to New England, where it will become Goliath.
- Six Flags St Louis and Six Flags Great Adventure - Bonzai Pipeline - both parks will add a new water slide to their Hurricane Harbor water parks.
- Six Flags Great Escape - Alpine Freefalls - a new set of water slides will open in the Splashwater Kingdom water park.
- Six Flags Over Georgia - 45th anniversary tribute show - a new show will be added to the park to mark its 45th year.
- Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Mexico and La Ronde - to-be-announced - new additions will be confirmed later this year.
The news that Six Flags Magic Mountain will be removing Déjà Vu means that it will once again share the title of "rollercoaster capital of the world" with Cedar Point. Both parks will have 17 coasters in their line-up.
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