Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Six Flags Parks 2015 New Attractions Confirmed - EVERY New Ride/Attraction for Six Flags Parks Nationwide

Six Flags 2014 New Ride Attraction Announcement

It's that time of year again! Six Flags has announced all their New 2015 Season Rides/Attractions for EVERY park Nationwide. Don't worry, ThemeParkOverload's got you covered! 2015 is a big year for the chain, with many new headlining and unique attractions being added to the park. Now I'll stop talking, and you can start scrolling!





Six Flags Magic Mountain: Twisted Colossus


Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and voted by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park,  today unveiled plans for the highly anticipated, world-record-breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, an unprecedented, awe-inspiring four-minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills.

Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track. The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll. 

“At Six Flags, innovation is in our DNA and with Twisted Colossus, innovation will go to an extreme level with record-breaking elements, faster speeds and steeper banks.  This cutting-edge technology marries the best of both classic and modern coaster designs. It is definitely a twist on a traditional wooden coaster experience,” said park president Bonnie Rabjohn.  

With its unique construction, Twisted Colossus will feature:

 “Top Gun Stall” – an inversion where the train slows down upside down
Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that riders can reach out and “high five” each other
Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees
A staggering 128-foot drop at an amazing 80-degrees 
18 airtime hills
Two lift hills
Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track – longest hybrid coaster in the world
Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area, Back Alley, where guests can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail. 



Six Flags New England: Wicked Cyclone



Six Flags New England, the Thrill Capital of New England, today announced plans to add a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation to Massachusetts — Wicked Cyclone. The Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast.

“We take great pride in creating incredible, one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests here at the Thrill Capital of New England,” said John Winkler, Six Flags New England Park President. “This project has been years in the making, and the addition of Wicked Cyclone enhances our commitment to delivering world-class thrills to Six Flags New England every year.”

With its unique construction, Wicked Cyclone will be:

A hybrid integrating a steel track on a wooden structure 
The first coaster of its kind to hit the East Coast
A coaster with more airtime than any coaster in New England
The first coaster of its kind to have a 200 degree stall and two Zero G Rolls
The world’s only Double Reversing Bank Airtime Hill
Wicked Cyclone’s steel track provides riders with a smoother and more intense ride along its 3,320 feet of track. The ride stands 10 stories in the sky and reaches speeds of up to 55 mph. Once the twenty-four thrill seekers board Wicked Cyclone, it quickly climbs the 109-foot hill to then plummet at maximum speeds while providing riders with weightlessness and a truly wicked ride. Wicked Cyclone will be the first coaster of its kind to have a 200-degree stall and two Zero-G Rolls. Riders will also be able to experience more airtime than any other coaster in New England on Wicked Cyclone.

Wicked Cyclone will be storming into Six Flags New England, summer 2015 and will be a “must ride” for the ultimate thrill seekers.



Six Flags Over Texas: JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis


Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, the Coaster Capital of Missouri — in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment — today announced the next generation of interactive thrills with the debut of an all-new 3D interactive dark ride attraction, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS. Slated to open at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in 2015, guests will become members of the JUSTICE LEAGUE Reserve Team, and engage in a full-sensory journey as they battle alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen. Traveling in six-passenger vehicles, riders must outsmart Lex Luthor and The Joker and save the city of Metropolis. 

“Introducing a dark ride that combines this level of technology and the popular DC Comics brand will bring an unmatched, interactive experience to our guests in 2015,” stated Tom Iven, senior vice president of U.S. park operations for Six Flags. “The addition of JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is another example of our company’s commitment to delivering new and innovative thrills in every park, every year.” 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS will feature: 
An interactive queue line and loading area where guests will receive instructions, 3D glasses and a stun gun to stop the bad guys.
A storyline that unfolds with Lex Luthor and The Joker hacking into BATMAN’s computer system and uncovering vital information that exposes vulnerability in the JUSTICE LEAGUE’s defenses. Riders will fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN to save the world from being infected with The Joker’s special laughing gas. 
A nexus of new technologies to put guests right in the center of this interactive battle.
Lifelike animatronic super heroes designed by Sally Manufacturing, the industry leader in dark rides.
3D graphics and film produced by Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery.
Robust gaming elements by Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play.
First-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-DOF (degree-of-freedom) vehicles that will transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns designed by Oceaneering. 
JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is scheduled to open to the public at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in the spring of 2015. 



Six Flags St. Louis: JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis



Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, the Coaster Capital of Missouri — in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment — today announced the next generation of interactive thrills with the debut of an all-new 3D interactive dark ride attraction, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS. Slated to open at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in 2015, guests will become members of the JUSTICE LEAGUE Reserve Team, and engage in a full-sensory journey as they battle alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen. Traveling in six-passenger vehicles, riders must outsmart Lex Luthor and The Joker and save the city of Metropolis. 

“Introducing a dark ride that combines this level of technology and the popular DC Comics brand will bring an unmatched, interactive experience to our guests in 2015,” stated Tom Iven, senior vice president of U.S. park operations for Six Flags. “The addition of JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is another example of our company’s commitment to delivering new and innovative thrills in every park, every year.” 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS will feature: 
An interactive queue line and loading area where guests will receive instructions, 3D glasses and a stun gun to stop the bad guys.
A storyline that unfolds with Lex Luthor and The Joker hacking into BATMAN’s computer system and uncovering vital information that exposes vulnerability in the JUSTICE LEAGUE’s defenses. Riders will fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN to save the world from being infected with The Joker’s special laughing gas. 
A nexus of new technologies to put guests right in the center of this interactive battle.
Lifelike animatronic super heroes designed by Sally Manufacturing, the industry leader in dark rides.
3D graphics and film produced by Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery.
Robust gaming elements by Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play.
First-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-DOF (degree-of-freedom) vehicles that will transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns designed by Oceaneering. 
JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is scheduled to open to the public at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in the spring of 2015. 


Six Flags Fiesta Texas: BATMAN: The Ride



Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park’s 22-year history — BATMAN™: The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to “face their fears” as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on this 4th dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience. BATMAN™: The Ride allows adrenaline seekers to soar outside the confines of the track and fly like Batman.  

“Every year we continue to provide more and more innovative technology and excitement for our park guests and season pass holders. BATMAN™: The Ride is an entirely new concept in ride engineering and will provide a sensory experience like no other coaster. The unanticipated tumbling will add even more thrills as riders travel along the dipping and swirling track,” said park president Martin Bozer. 

BATMAN™: The Ride features a massive, imposing, floating and twisting track frame, in which ride vehicles begin their journey by traveling up a 120-foot elevator-type lift before being released for their highly unusual sensory journey…including two beyond-vertical free falls, in addition to the six head-over-heels spins. Not only is BATMAN™: The Ride the most exciting thrill ride in Six Flags Fiesta Texas history, it is currently not available anywhere else on the planet. This attraction, based on the comic, will offer a total immersion into the Batman storyline with numerous special effects including the world-famous Batmobile and Bat-Signal.

The unique construction of BATMAN™: The Ride features:

The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track; 
A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;
A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up; 
Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;
Five vehicles with eight passengers each; 
A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and Bat-Signal.



Six Flags Great America: 40 Seasons of Thrills



Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country’s bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Guests are invited to join in the fun for a retrospective look back at favorite shows, classic rides, plus weekly events featuring the park’s world-class roller coasters.

“In 2015 we plan to celebrate our park’s history and how it has grown to one of the premiere amusement parks in the country,” said park president, Hank Salemi. “From the American Eagle to Goliath, and Whizzer to X Flight, the skyline of Great America has grown impressively over the last four decades,” 
As a part of the 40th season celebration, the park will:
 Completely refresh the Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square sections of the park bringing back a nostalgic and classic feel to these signature territories
Restore three original children’s rides to introduce to the next generation of thrill seekers:
                         o    Tots Livery Surrey Carriages
                         o    Red Baron Airplanes
                         o    Lady Bugs
Celebrate each roller coaster with in-park festivities and weekly events
The park’s evolution over the past 40 seasons has lead the way with innovative, one-of-a-kind roller coasters, state-of-the-art shows and the development of a 20-acre water park. 



Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Dare Devil Chaos Coaster



What goes around, comes around, and in the case of the new Dare Devil Chaos Coaster opening at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, guests will find an exciting new thrill ride guaranteed to get their adrenaline pumping.

Dare Devil Chaos Coaster is a single looping coaster that builds anticipation as riders seated back to back travel backwards and forwards until momentum takes them at top speed revolutions, only to stop upside down at 70 feet high and reverse direction.

“This is a great new addition to our line-up of world class rides and attractions, and is sure to be fun for all," said Don McCoy, park president. “What appears to be a simple track is really complex and riders will have a great time anticipating the inversion they know is coming."

Dare Devil Chaos Coaster features:

24 seats set in true face-off fashion, with guests seated back to back and face to face
360 degree revolutions
7 stories in height
Inverted hang time with riders suspended upside down
The new ride brings the number of coasters at the park to nine along with Medusa, Roar, V2, Kong, Boomerang, Cobra, Road Runner Express and SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight. Dare Devil is expected to open in spring 2015.



Six Flags America: Bourbon Street Fireball



Six Flags America today announced the addition of its 10th roller coaster, Bourbon Street Fireball, which will stand a stunning seven stories tall and reside in the new Mardi Gras section of the park.

“The addition of our tenth roller coaster, Bourbon St. Fireball, takes the nail-biting anxiety of coaster riding to a totally new level,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “This new coaster is the perfect complement to the new Mardi Gras section that opened earlier this year to rave reviews and promises to offer thrilling experiences for our guests each season.”

Bourbon Street Fireball adds a unique ride experience to Six Flags America:

Loop coaster seating 24 passengers
Seated in forward and backward, face-to-face position
Pendulum style takeoff with multiple 360⁰ revolutions
Train reverses course mid-ride for addition 360⁰ revolution
Seven-stories tall
Approximately two minute ride time

Bourbon Street Fireball is one of three new roller coasters to be added to the park in four years. In 2014 Six Flags America added its ninth roller coaster, Ragin Cajun. Apocalypse, Maryland’s only standing roller coaster, was the parks eighth roller coaster and it opened in 2012.



Six Flags Great Adventure: Looping Dragon



In 2015, Six Flags Great Adventure introduces its thirteenth roller coaster, Looping Dragon. Twenty riders sitting in “face-off” seats rocket forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction for even more thrills.

Looping Dragon joins the park’s Golden Kingdom section, which is home to the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, and the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka.

“Looping Dragon is a great addition to our diverse roller coaster collection because it delivers speed and thrills that appeal to both our younger and more experienced thrill-seekers alike,” said Park President John Fitzgerald. The park’s roller coaster collection includes three of the world’s top roller coasters — Kingda Ka, El Toro and Nitro — plus unique coaster experiences that allow Guests to fly head first, stand and ride floorless. Looping Dragon will have a 48-inch height requirement. The ride is expected to debut in the late spring of 2015.



The Great Escape: Buccaneer Beach

Six Flags Great Escape announced today the addition of the newly renovated Buccaneer Beach in 2015. The restoration and transformation of Noah’s Sprayground, the most popular children’s area in Splashwater Kingdom, will offer children and young families a brand new place to cool off on hot summer days.

The refreshed and re-themed pirate adventure will feature pop jets, splash pads, children’s slides and water elements offering endless water park fun. The expansion to the upper water park will include new pool deck space and increased shaded water park seating.

Buccaneer Beach is scheduled to open Spring 2015 in the center of upper Splashwater Kingdom.


“We are thrilled to rejuvenate this beloved family attraction in Splashwater Kingdom,” said Eric Gilbert, park president, Six Flags Great Escape Resort Properties. “The introduction of Buccaneer Beach is in direct response to our guests’ feedback and will breathe new life into this historic area of our beautiful water park.”



Six Flags Over Georgia: The JOKER Chaos Coaster



A full season of chaos, mischief and mayhem are on tap, as Six Flags Over Georgia announces two new devious rides that will wreak havoc in the park for the 2015 season. The park’s 12th roller coaster, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster, along with Harley Quinn Spinsanity, will debut as Gotham City’s newest challenges.  

“We are excited to introduce two new high-thrill attractions to our collection of world-class coasters at the park,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties park president Dale Kaetzel. “Gotham City is one of the park’s most iconic and popular areas and this multi-million dollar expansion will help create a day full of fun and exciting memories for all of our thrill seekers and their families.”

With its unique seating pattern, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster joins the ever-popular BATMAN™: The Ride and Mind Bender roller coasters in Gotham City and will feature: 

A “face-off” against each other as the train’s twenty-four riders begin their journey 
The train rocketing up seven stories high
A glide, both forward and backward, through a bedlam of loops
A suspended upside down roll, 72 feet in the air, for a ravaging thrill

A second new attraction, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, will also be introduced in 2015, sending riders spinning, twisting and rolling through a cycle of classic fun in Gotham City. The park’s two new attractions are expected to open in late spring 2015.



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