Saturday, September 1, 2018

New Flat Rides to Twirl and Spin Visitors at Several Six Flags Parks in 2019

© Six Flags St. Louis
Among the various Six Flags 2019 announcements we have not yet touched upon are several new flat rides that will open at parks across the country next year.

Six Flags St. Louis is adding one of Zamperla's Endeavor rides, called Supergirl.  The ride stands almost 7 stories high when it is at the peak of its rotations, and essentially is a floorless version of the classic Enterprise ride.  These modern versions of the ride are capable of seating 24 riders per cycle, and invert them at 67 feet in the air during the ride.  The park does not make note of it in their press release, but I'm not sure I've seen the company theme a ride to Supergirl in the past.

The new ride will be located in the Brittania section of the park near the Dragons Wing ride.

© Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas will be opening the Lone Star Revolution in 2019, one of Larson's extra-size Giant Loop rides.  The ride will stand 100 feet tall, which is about the same as the version of the ride that opened at Six Flags Great America this year.

The ride features a giant loop layout that trains move through, completing a full inversion each time.  The train has face-to-face seating that allows riders to see one another as they go, and since the trains move forward and backward everyone experiences the same thrills.

© La Ronde
Similarly, La Ronde will also add a ride from Larson, though their model will be the standard 70 foot tall Giant Loop ride, not the 100 foot version like Six Flags Over Texas.

Named Chaos, the other aspects of the ride experience are the same as the other Larson loop rides, with both forward and backward movement, face-to-face seating and plenty of hang-time per cycle.

© Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England appears to be getting a new Chance Freestyle ride named Cyborg, which will be located indoors.  The flat ride will be the same as the model installed at the Great Escape this season, but the experience will be different due to the indoor location and added special effects.

Per the park's press release, the story line goes that "Cyborg invites guests to S.T.A.R. Labs to witness a new technological device when the sentient cybernetic system called THE GRID hacks into the mainframe and takes control of the entire lab.  Riders find themselves caught up in the battle, spinning and whirling mercilessly through the air, while Cyborg wrestles to regain control of the enormous machine."

The release does not notate where in the park Cyborg will be built, but I believe there is a building within the DC Super Hero Adventures section that once had an indoor thrill ride, so that seems like a logical choice.