Six Flags Announces Plans For New Rides In 2016
Amusement park company, Six Flags, announced this week plans for new attractions at the chain's 13 locations.
Set to open in 2016, each park will introduce a number of new rides -- including three roller coasters, eight thrill rides, two dark rides and two water attractions.
Below are a few of the highlights, as reported by the L.A. Times.
The Joker -- This ride is planned for Vallejo's Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, which they will transform the 1999 Roar wooden coaster into a triple-inversion wood-steel hybrid. It will feature a world's-first element called a "step-up under-flip inverted roll" that twists riders upside down as they head uphill before emptying them into a 270-degree hairpin turn.
Total Mayhem -- The fourth-dimension roller coaster is coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. It will feature seats that spin forward and backward as the train navigates a zigzagging track with undulating straightaways and free-fall drops. A similar version of the 4-D coaster was built at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2015.
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 3-D -- Six Flags Great America in Illinois and Six Flags Mexico plan to introduce 3-D interactive dark rides, themed by DC Comics' Justice League. They will feature motion-platform vehicles, animatronic figures and laser-gun gameplay. Along the way, riders will help Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern face off against the Joker, Lex Luthor and other comic book villains.
New Revolution -- Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. will remove the over-the-shoulder restraints on the Revolution roller coaster and replace them with modern snug-fitting lap bars in 2016. In honor of Revolution's 40th anniversary, the park will give the track a new paint job, update the aging station, install new trains on the existing coaster chassis and add the new restraints similar to the ones used on Full Throttle and Twisted Colossus. It will be renamed New Revolution.
Avenue Adventure -- A new area of Canada’s La Ronde called Avenue Adventure will feature two rides: The Phoenix flying scooters and the Gravitor spinning flat ride. The Montreal-area park will also run the 2002 Vampire inverted coaster with its seats facing backward for the 2016 season.
Splashwater Falls -- Six Flags America in Maryland will add the Splashwater Falls water play tower to its water park.