Six Flags is getting parks ready for the 2021 season

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, is now hiring team members in preparation for welcoming guests back to all 26 of its North American parks for the 2021 season.

Six Flags Team Members
Photos courtesy of Six Flags

Six Flags is ready to celebrate its 60th anniversary season with safety at the forefront and an impressive list of record-breaking roller coasters, thrilling rides and water attractions, innovative special events, and new culinary offerings.

“Last year, we set the standard for operating our parks safely and entertained millions of guests in adherence to government and CDC health guidelines at 21 of our 26 parks,” said senior vice president of park operations, Bonnie Weber. “Now we are hiring and preparing to reopen every Six Flags park in our system as we continue to work with state and government officials to set firm reopening dates for our parks in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mexico City, and Canada. Our guests and team members are ready for the return of fun and signature Six Flags thrills in 2021.”

Spinsanity at Six Flags New England
Spinsanity at Six Flags New England

One of the largest seasonal employers in the country—and named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by The National Association for Business Resources for five years in a row—Six Flags offers a variety of positions in a fun, fast-paced environment, along with paid internships for students. The company also provides team member benefits, including advancement opportunities, educational scholarships, reward and recognition programs, free park admission, and much more.

Six Flags is currently hiring thousands of team members for the 2021 season through contact-free virtual hiring fairs. Applications may be completed online, and interviews and training will all be done virtually.

Six Flags theme park opening dates:

Park reopening dates are subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19.

West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountain
West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Six Flags Over Texas – The Thrill Capital of Texas has kicked off its 60th Anniversary season with the Fire & Ice Winter Festival on weekends through Feb. 28, 2021. The park will be open for Spring Break with daily operation March 12-21, 2021, with new, live entertainment, a Hollywood Car Show experience, and more than 40 rides and attractions.
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas –The Thrill Capital of South Texas is open on weekends and is debuting Dare Devil Dive Flying Machines on Feb. 27, 2021. On the world’s tallest ride of its kind, guests will experience sensations of weightlessness through aerial banks, loops, and dives, all while seated in a retro, four-seater steampunk flying machine. The park is also hosting its biggest Mardi Gras Festival through Feb. 28, 2021, with live entertainment, pop-up cavalcades, and culinary offerings (including the fan-favorite crawfish boil).
  • Six Flags Great Adventure – the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will open to the public on March 27, 2021. The park will shatter three world records when it debuts the tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail coaster—Jersey Devil Coaster—that will tower 13 stories and reach speeds up to 58-miles-per-hour as it races along 3,000 feet of track (including three dramatic inversions).
  • Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure – The world’s largest drive-thru outside of Africa, will open on March 20, 2021, with a contact-free, self-guided animal experience where guests can learn about 1,200 animals from around the globe. The 350-acre wildlife preserve will also debut adorable baby animals and expand its Academic Adventures educational series with a new, online animal education program called Cyber Safari.
  • Six Flags Over Georgia – The Thrill Capital of the South will open on March 6, 2021. This spring, the park will unveil a new twist on the world’s first triple looping coaster with the new Riddler Mindbender featuring a new look and new trains that will race through a seven-story drop, multiple upside-down loops, and reach speeds of 50-miles-per-hour.
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain – The undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World” is looking forward to reopening under the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. When guests return, they will be reintroduced to West Coast Racers, the world’s first racing launch coaster featuring two side-by-side tracks with four individual high-speed launches. From Feb. 28 through March 13, 2021, Six Flags Magic Mountain is introducing Cruis’n the Park Car Show, an innovative new drive-thru experience narrated by Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs, that will include more than 100 of the world’s best automotive displays from muscle cars and hot rods to low riders and mini trucks. 
  • Six Flags Great America – The Thrill Capital of the Midwest is preparing to open on April 24, 2021, with Hurricane Harbor Chicago opening on May 29, 2021.  Debuting this summer, the world-record-breaking water coaster, the 86-foot-tall Tsunami Surge, will reach a top speed of 28 miles-per-hour over 950 feet of enclosed tunnels and open-air slides with three gravity-defying blasts and five breathtaking drops. Tsunami Surge will also feature AquaLucent technology to give riders the sensation of traveling at the speed of light with brilliant colors and imagery heightening the ride experience.
  • Six Flags Mexico – The undisputed Thrill Capital of Latin America is preparing to open in the spring, pending government guidelines. For the 2021 season, the park will welcome guests with CraZanity, the world’s tallest pendulum ride with a record height of more than 50 meters (164 feet) and speeds of over 120 kilometers per hour (74 miles per hour).
  • Six Flags Darien Lake – The Thrill Capital of New York State is now open with the all-new Rockin’ Drive-In Laser Light Spectacular, where guests experience a high-energy soundtrack set to a full spectrum of laser lights and special effects from the safety of their cars. The park will reopen on May 21, 2021, with its signature collection of thrilling rides and attractions, along with extensive safety and security measures.
  • Six Flags Great Escape Resort – New York’s Most Thrilling Resort Property welcomes Lodge guests with Snowed Inn, offering socially distanced live entertainment, family activities, and specialty food and drinks. The Great Escape theme park will reopen on May 1, 2021, with comprehensive health and safety procedures and will introduce a thrilling new attraction, Adirondack Outlaw, a high-flying ride with spectacular views of the Lake George region.
  • La Ronde – Quebec’s leading destination for thrills and family fun, is making plans to reopen this spring, pending government recommendations. The 2021 season will feature the park’s exciting collection of roller coasters, rides, and attractions, along with special events and new culinary offerings.
  • Six Flags New England – The Thrill Capital of New England is preparing to reopen this spring pending Massachusetts reopening guidance. The park plans to introduce its latest thrill ride in the DC Universe section, the all-new Supergirl Sky Flyer (located next to the park’s top-ranked coaster Superman The Ride), where guests will soar nearly seven stories in open-air vehicles.
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – The Thrill Capital of Northern California is currently open on weekends with a walk-through event, The Marine World Experience, featuring the return of the park’s favorite walruses, Uquq and Pakak. The park is also introducing an all-new event, Renaissance Days, that transports guests back to the Renaissance Era through delicious foods, period shops, and fanciful décor. In April, the park will celebrate Spring Break with all-new activities and fun photo ops. The park is preparing to transition to full operation under the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
  • Six Flags St. Louis – The Gateway to Thrills, celebrating its 50th anniversary, will open for the 2021 season on March 20, 2021, with Spring Break, featuring a socially-distanced entertainment zone with a deejay, dancing, games, specialty foods, and photo spots. The park’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will run from June 5 through July 24, 2021, with special events, shows, and historical displays.
  • Six Flags America – D.C.’s Thrill Capital will open for its longest season ever on March 6, 2021. Later this spring, the park will debut its newest attraction, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, an oversized giant pendulum ride named after DC supervillain Harley Quinn that will reach speeds up to 70-miles-per-hour.
  • Frontier City – Oklahoma’s leading destination for thrills and family entertainment—and the first U.S. theme park to open in 2020—is making plans to reopen on March 13, 2021, when the classic wooden coaster Wildcat’s all-new trains will take riders on an unforgettable journey of tight turns and zero Gs.

Hurricane Harbor water park opening dates:

Park reopening dates are subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19.

Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington
Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington
  • Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec – Latin America’s most thrilling waterpark—home to 14 thrilling water slides—will reopen on Feb. 27, 2021, with a brand-new swim-up bar called Laguna Beach Bar. The park also features the intense racing slide, King Cobra, with a unique configuration that enables two tubes to race through a circular path with enclosed and open sections. Thrill-seekers will also enjoy Hurricane Bay, the largest wave pool in Latin America, and Adventure River, with more than 600 feet of winding, water fun.
  • Hurricane Harbor Rockford – The park will open on May 29, 2021, with the debut of its new thrilling attraction, Tidal Wave. The only tailspin waterslide in the Midwest will send riders through an endless wave as they descend from 43 feet above the ground, reaching speeds of 15 miles per hour through twists and turns. The thrill slide will feature new AquaLucent technology to light up the dark twists and turns with dazzling, full-color patterns.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix – The Largest Waterpark in Arizona is opening on March 13, 2021, with its largest expansion in years: Paradise Island. This new area will feature a 12,000 square foot activity pool plus a new dining facility, a new water volleyball area, a unique water basketball court, and the addition of more shade, lounge seating, restrooms, and new culinary options.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington – The Largest Waterpark in North Texas opens on May 1, 2021, and will debut an all-new slide complex, Bonzai Pipeline, this summer. Guests can choose from three body slides that will twist, drop, and splash down a four-story tower.
  • Six Flags White Water Atlanta – The Southeast’s Most Thrilling Waterpark opens on May 8, 2021, with more than 24 world-class attractions, including Dive Bomber and Wahoo Racer.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown – Houston’s Largest Waterpark opens on May 1, 2021, featuring over 40 slides and water attractions and a new Caribbean theme. The park’s new six-story slide complex, Wahoo Wave, takes riders 30 feet down, then sweeps them back up into the ride’s signature feature: a massive water wall.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City (formally White Water Bay) – The Largest Waterpark in Oklahoma will open on May 22, 2021, with the debut of a new high-speed racing complex—Wahoo Racer—a multi-lane water complex with two uniquely different experiences.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey – One of the largest waterparks in the Northeast will open for the 2021 season on May 15, 2021. This tropically-themed oasis offers more than 20 high-speed thrill slides, a half-mile lazy river, two massive pools, and two interactive kids’ areas.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Los Angeles – The tropically-themed waterpark located next door to Six Flags Magic Mountain is preparing to reopen under the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The park will be ready to welcome guests with 30 slides, including the 40-miles-per-hour, six-story drop on Bonzai Pipelines and cool adventures for all ages like the Forgotten Sea Wave Pool, the Lazy River Cruise, and Tornado.
  • Hurricane Harbor Concord –  Northern California’s Most Thrilling Waterpark is making plans to reopen under the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Along with the return of more than 22 world-class slides and attractions, the park looks forward to bringing back the popular Summer Night Slides event with music and special food options on select days this summer.

To celebrate its parks’ reopening, Six Flags is welcoming guests back with the best Daily Ticket and Season Pass prices in years. Plus, a Six Flags Membership includes valuable benefits such as parking on every visit, admission to all Six Flags parks, savings on almost all food and merchandise, Membership Appreciation Days, and other exclusive bonuses. Members who sign up for Six Flags Membership Rewards—the company’s loyalty program—earn points that can be redeemed for free food, merchandise, and special experiences.

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