Six Flags announces new attractions for 2017
Six Flags has recently announced a full lineup of new rides and attractions that will debut at their parks across North America in 2017.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced on September 1 new attractions for the 2017 season, featuring an roster of Warner Brothers and DC Comics branded rides and attractions including the world debut of the next generation of the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis interactive dark ride. Additionally, the company is expanding its park portfolio with the opening of a new water park in Mexico and introducing rides at each of its other locations across North America.
“We are tremendously excited about the 2017 season and look forward to delighting our guests with the types of innovative rides, attractions and signature events they have come to expect from Six Flags,” said John Duffey, President and CEO. “We are equally thrilled to be adding a new park—Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec Mexico—to the Six Flags family as we build on our commitment to deliver world-class entertainment for guests of all ages at every park, every year.”
In 2017, coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, and as part of its 50th Anniversary celebration – Six Flags Over Georgia:
• The award-winning Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. In this multi-sensory dark ride/video game, guests become members of the Justice League Reserve Team and battle alongside Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen to save Metropolis. The unique version of the ride being built at Six Flags Magic Mountain will feature 2 preshow rooms, new 180-degree toroidal screens, and an animatronic of the Joker’s partner in crime, Harley Quinn, in the upgraded finale.
Coming to Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Great America and Six Flags New England:
• The Joker – Named among the Top 10 most anticipated new roller coasters by USA TODAY and FOX News, this roller coaster is set to open in 2017. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey.
Coming to Six Flags America:
• Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth – An extreme swing ride that spins guests in a 98-foot circle at speeds of 40 miles per hour atop a 24-story tower. Guests sit two across in open-air swings as they climb to the top of the tower while spinning round and round, high above the Maryland and D.C. landscape.
Coming to La Ronde and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom:
• A massive pendulum-shaped thrill ride that swings 40 guests back and forth at 70 miles per hour, while rotating counterclockwise and climbing higher and higher to 147 feet in the air. This exciting attraction will bear the name Titan at La Ronde and will be known as Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Six Flags Fiesta Texas welcomes:
• Thunder Rapids – North America’s first rocket blast water coaster. This state-of-the-art attraction is part roller coaster, part water slide, featuring a custom-designed inline raft and new water jet propulsion technology for lightning-fast uphill speeds and adrenaline-pumping drops. Guests will also encounter four high-banked flying saucer turns throughout the 942-foot long structure. The ride’s loading system design allows guests to board their vehicle at ground level from a moving station, eliminating the need to carry a tube. Also on tap for the 2017 season—a new Mardi Gras Festival, featuring 10 New Orleans style parade floats, Mardi Gras themed food, merchandise and park décor. The Mardi Gras Festival takes place from March 24 through April 30.
At Six Flags St. Louis:
• Spinsanity – This high-flying attraction features a massive disc that spins first one direction and then another, while swinging from side-to-side. Forty guests sit on motorcycle-style seats facing outward as the disc flies along the 51-foot high half-pipe track all while whirling around at 14 revolutions per minute. Spinsanity is the first-of-its-kind attraction at Six Flags St. Louis.
Coming to The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom:
• The all-new Bonzai Pipelines dueling water slides attraction will feature a pair of twisting body slides nearly 300 feet long. The slides will be located in the upper portion of Splashwater Kingdom. Bonzai Pipelines will be the water park’s 13th attraction and its first body slide tower.
Coming to Six Flags Mexico:
• The New Revolution, North America’s first fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) roller coaster makes its Six Flags Mexico debut. Riders don Samsung Gear VR headsets, for a multi-dimensional virtual coaster experience. High-definition imagery and storytelling syncs with the track configuration of the Medusa Steel Coaster creating a one-of-a-kind seamless “real world” to “virtual world” thrill ride experience. Riders now become co-pilots seated in the cockpit of a fighter jet, flying through a futuristic city in a battle to protect the planet against alien invaders, all while racing along the 3,300 feet of twisting, turning, looping coaster track. Six Flags Mexico guests will also be treated to the new Mardi Gras Festival, from March 17 to May 1, featuring New Orleans style parade floats, complemented with traditional carnival food and merchandise along with colorful park décor.
Joining the Six Flags family of theme and water parks:
• Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec Mexico in the state of Morelos. The 67-acre park will feature an innovative new hybrid waterslide, a multi-level water play structure, a wave pool and a tranquil lazy river, among numerous other water attractions all set among a lush landscape. Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec will be Six Flags’ 19th park, and is scheduled to open in February 2017.
This fall, the Six Flags Fright Fest event will feature a state-of-the-art scare zone, Suicide Squad: The Six Flags Fright Fest Experience. This new featured section will transform the DC Universe area at Six Flags Magic Mountain into DC Midway City, where some of the “Worst Heroes Ever” from the film Suicide Squad will be roaming the streets. State-of-the-art digital imagery and fiery special effects will create an inferno as buildings burst into flames and creatures attack from every angle.
Also part of this year’s Fright Fest at eight parks, guests can experience the next evolution of virtual reality with Rage of the Gargoyles, featuring the first-ever fully interactive roller coaster gaming experience. Riders, wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets, are pilots seated in the cockpit of an Apache-style helicopter, trying to fight off an army of terrorizing blood-thirsty gargoyles. This groundbreaking VR coaster gaming experience is controlled through head movements, allowing riders to keep their hands on the lap bar as they shoot at moving targets.
Then later this year, Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags America join seven other Six Flags parks by ringing in the holidays with Holiday in the Park, featuring a winter wonderland of all the sights and sounds of the season, holiday cuisine along with rides and attractions set against the backdrop of millions of twinkling lights.
For more information about upcoming 2017 Six Flags rides and attractions visit sixflags.com/newfor2017, and watch this video presentation of the announcement: