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Six Flags Parks announces new coasters, waterslides and more coming in 2020

by Brittani Tuttle

Six Flags has announced its lineup of roller coasters, family rides, waterslides and other new attractions that will open at the parks across North America in 2020.

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The regional theme park company is also adding the Hurricane Harbor name to three more of their waterparks as they continue with renovations.

“This is our biggest and most diverse lineup in the company’s history, featuring world-class thrills for the entire family including high-tech waterslides utilizing futuristic, AquaLucent technology, record-breaking roller coasters, and first-in-the-industry family attractions,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags. “Additionally, three of our newest waterparks – Magic Waters, White Water Bay and Darien Lake’s Splashtown – will be rebranded to Six Flags Hurricane Harbors in 2020 as we make major investments in these properties with impressive, new water attractions and extensive upgrades.”

Check out Six Flags’ full roster of new attractions for 2020 below:

Six Flags Great Adventure

This park will break three world records when it debuts the tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster in 2020. The Jersey Devil Coaster will stand at 13 stories and reach speeds up to 58 miles per hour as riders fly through the woods along 3,000 feet of track. Inspired by New Jersey folklore, this coaster will feature five intense elements including two inversions.

Six Flags Over Georgia

The ‘Thrill Capital of the South’ will introduce two new villains in the all-new Gotham City area with Catwoman Whip and Poison Ivy Toxic Twister. Catwoman Whip will spin riders wildly on a twirling wheel of chaos, and Poison Ivy Toxic Twister will put a new spin on the classic scrambler.

Six Flags Great America

The park will continue its record-breaking streak in 2020 with the opening of the world-record water coaster, Tsunami Surge. Standing tall at 86 feet in height, this water coaster will be the tallest-of-its-kind in the world. Riders will hit 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 drops. Tsunami Surge will also feature AquaLucent technology, which adds colors and dreamy imagery to plus the ride experience.

Six Flags Mexico

CraZanity, the world’s tallest pendulum ride, is headed for Six Flags Mexico in 2020. Standing at a record height of more than 164 feet, this disk will hit speeds over 74 miles per hour as it moves back and forth, going higher and higher.

Six Flags Darien Lake

Darien Lake’s waterpark will soon become a Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and open a new slide, Wahoo Wave. This waterslide will send four riders into near-vertical surges, offering extended hang time and zero g-forces. Riders will dive 30 feet straight down before flying up at high speeds as they move across the top of a giant water wall – ending in a pool splashdown below.

Six Flags Over Texas

Aquaman: Power Wave, the first-of-its-kind water coaster in North America, will debut in 2020. At 148 feet tall, this water coaster will launch riders backward across more than 700 feet of track at 63 miles per hour. When the ride completes its cycle, riders will then be launched forward from a 90-degree angle for a superhero-worthy splashdown.

Six Flags Great Escape Resort

The new Adirondack Outlaw will elevate riders to great heights as they fly at speeds more than 50 miles per hour. The ride will swing 16 stories high above Lake George.

La Ronde

Quebec’s thrill and family entertainment destination will open the first-ever free-fly coaster in Canada in 2020. Vipère will send riders on a head-over-heels journey with drops, vertical free-falls, and gravity-defying somersaults.

Six Flags New England

Guests can take an adrenaline-charged flight on the new Supergirl Sky Flyer in 2020. Soaring nearly seven stories through the sky in open-air vehicles, riders will spin and tilt while they’re suspended from this massive disc ride. Supergirl Sky Flyer will be located next to Superman The Ride in the DC Super Hero Adventures section of the park.

Magic Waters

This waterpark will become Hurricane Harbor Rockford when it opens next summer. The park will also add the only tailspin waterslide in the Midwest – Tidal Wave. This waterslide will send riders through a limitless wave as they descend from 43 feet at speeds up to 15 miles per hour through twists and turns. This slide will also feature the new AquaLucent technology.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

The largest waterpark in Arizona will open Paradise Island in 2020, offering a 12,000-square-foot activity pool. Guests can have fun in the sun with a new water volleyball area and water basketball court. This new addition will also include more shaded areas, lounge seating, restrooms, and dining options.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington

The largest waterpark in North Texas will open a new slide complex called Banzai Pipeline, where guests can choose one of three slides with multiple twists, turns and drops down a four-story tower.

Six Flags White Water Atlanta

The Southeast’s largest waterpark will debut Python Plunge, a five-story waterslide with multiple swirling discs and drops. This waterslide features two-person rafts that slide along a 500-foot course and move around saucer-shaped turns before gliding into the splashdown below.

White Water Bay

This waterpark will become Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City when the park opens next spring for its 2020 season. It will also debut a new high-speed racing complex, Wahoo Racer. This multi-lane water complex will offer riders two unique experiences. The waterpark will also get many upgrades and tropical theming throughout.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The park will debut Daredevil Dive Flying Machines in 2020, the world’s tallest ride-of-its-kind. Riders will fly through aerial banks, loops, and dives while seated in a retro, four-seat steampunk flying machine nearly five stories above Crackaxle Canyon.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

The thrill capital of Northern California is adding its 12th roller coaster, Sidewinder Safari, in 2020. This attraction will combine a family coaster with an animal exhibit that will feature 1,378 feet of track with hairpin curves, strike drops, and 360-degree spins. The queue will feature live snakes, lizards, and other reptiles.

Six Flags St. Louis

Catwoman Whip is headed for the Coaster Capital of Missouri. This attraction will use its giant arm to sent 16 riders up 164 feet into the air, whipping them around at speeds up to 52 miles per hour in a spinning movement in open-air pods – which will flip guests head over heels. Guests will then plummet back down to the ground for a moment before flying back up to make the rotation all over again.

Six Flags America

DC’s Six Flags will open its newest attraction, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, in 2020. The oversized pendulum ride will reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour as it moves back and forth, going higher while also spinning.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain will have the biggest expansion ever of the park’s two seasonal events, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. The events’ new offerings will be located in the newly-renovated park of the park called “The Underground.” This area will also feature a new coaster, West Coast Racers, which is set to open soon. Both events will get an “urban street vibe” and feature themed activities and entertainment.

Check out our video on the new announcements below:


To learn more about your local Six Flags park, visit SixFlags.com.

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