Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Six Flags America Opens Bourbon Street Fireball

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Offering visitors a new way to see the theme park from upside down, the Bourbon Street Fireball has arrived at Six Flags America.

Seen above, the 70 foot tall looping ride has been constructed in the Mardi Gras section of the park, along with rides like the Ragin Cajun, Voodoo Drop and Zydeco Zinger.  The new ride's train seats riders back-to-back so that passengers can see their fellow thrill seekers head on during the experience.  The train heads up and around the loop, completing several inversions and moving both forward and backward.

As part of the grand opening ceremonies, Six Flags America made a donation of $10,000 worth of smoke detectors to Anne Arundel and Prince George's County Fire & EMS departments.  The detectors will be placed into residents homes free of charge, helping save lives and prevent tragedies.  “Being able to donate these smoke alarms to our local fire and EMS departments is an honor and privilege for everyone at Six Flags America,” said Rick Howarth, Six Flags America Park President.

Naturally since the event was a ride opening, the local officials were seated for a thrilling spin on the Bourbon Street Fireball.  For more on the new attraction, click here.