Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Assorted Six Flags News Bits

Among several larger Six Flags announcements today I've noticed some other juicy tidbits on different park webpages, all of which I figured I'd cover at once.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has the image of a large box on its website, taunting that it cannot be opened until 2011. The park promises that "something big is coming your way," and with few rumors around as to what it could be, well, this could be promising. Or not! I don't know! That's the fun part of this. With how out of left field Six Flags Over Georgia's announcement was, it could be anything, really.

On a more concrete note, Six Flags Fiesta Texas - known for its world class live entertainment - announced that the park's aging Lone Star Spectacular will receive a mega-facelift in 2011. The show will still use the park's 100 ft. quarry walls, as well as fireworks and lasers to entertain guests, but next year it will have an all new storyline and technical effects. The park will also debut a "spectacular new show" in the Zaragoza Theatre - but details won't be announced until Spring.

Today was also the reveal of Six Flags Great America's new water park expansion for 2011. After a creative slow-reveal on Facebook, the park let the cat out of the bag today on their brand new area, Riptide Bay. The three acre addition will feature double-sided flowrider surf simulators, new water slides, a Caribbean themed activity pool, and luxury cabanas. One of the water slides is said to feature a "near vertical" drop, perhaps some sort of half-pipe type attraction?

Six Flags St. Louis is just starting to make mention of a large addition in 2011 - they have on their season pass page that a "towering new attraction launches exclusively at Six Flags St. Louis in 2001!" Another one that I have no guesses for - but maybe a companion ride to Six Flags Over Georgia's Dare Devil Dive?

Finally, Six Flags New England. In a surprise move, the park has announced a new family coaster. By the listed statistics - 5 stories tall, 1,213 ft. long, many hairpin turns - it sure sounds an awful lot like the Wild Mouse coaster that Six Flags is retaining from Kentucky Kingdom. The park promises to announce the name and more details soon. Interestingly, the ride is slated to go where the Dark Knight coaster was planned - which was a Wild Mouse coaster!