Six Flags Parks are starting to update their websites with Fright Fest info.
Looks like some parks are doing a lot of new "Scare Zones" while others are rolling out new mazes. The biggest influx of new stuff seems to be at Six Flags Over Georgia which has a LOT of new Scare Zones.
Note: The Six Flags Over TX mazes and scare zones are combined as they aren't separated on the site, if they end up being separated we'll update
We'll start on the West Coast and work our way East.
Six Flags Magic Mountain (Begins September 26)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Begins September 26)
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Begins October 3)
Six Flags Over Texas (Begins September 26)
Six Flags St Louis (Begins October 2)
Six Flags Great America (Begins September 26)
Six Flags Great Adventure (Begins September 19)
Six Flags New England (Begins September 26)
The Great Escape (Begins October 3)
Six Flags America (Begins September 26)
Six Flags Over Georgia (Begins September 26)
There is no info up on the Six Flags Mexico or LaRonde sites yet, we will update when more info is available.
Today we're having a bit of fun and each sharing our Blue Sky plans for the next 5 years at Six Flags Magic Mountain. If you all enjoy these we'll do them for more parks in the future.
The plan is to have fun with these, speculate on what we think may be coming but also some out there ideas. Enjoy and share your thoughts.
RD and Matt will eventually be adding their predictions to this article so we'll be sure to re-post once we have theirs.
Keep in mind, these are only "predictions" and none of them are probably ever going to happen. =)
Update: We've received some GREAT reader predictions on our Facebook page, so we've decided to add them below. If you have any predictions, feel free to add them.
I'm going to start off kind of safe with 2016 as the park just added Twisted Colossus this year. 2016 is the parks 45th anniversary so I think the park will be concentrating a little bit on history while restoring some classic attractions. Anybody thinking that the Sky Tower will be making a comeback in 2016 (or ever) needs to re-think things.
Chris: Revolution Refurb// Cyclone Bay Retheme + Apocalypse retrack
Lucio: New Flat Ride
A.J.: Refurbish Apocalypse and Revolution, retheme Cyclone Bay, and add 1-2 new flats
2017 is going to be another "off" year as the park gears up for a huge 2018 (see below). While many will be expecting Justice League in the park for 2016 or 2017, I fully believe the ride will show up at Discovery Kingdom before it does at SFMM.
Chris: Movie District retheme/ Justice League: BFM in old Action Theater
Lucio: Family Coaster
A.J.: Remove Green Lantern and Tidal Wave for Justice League dark ride, Aquaman-themed Tsunami Soaker, and a connecting walkway
2018 is going to be interesting as by this time it would be 3 years since the park added a new coaster. So it's time for some extreme Blue Sky plans.
Chris: Hurricane Harbor addition + new coaster (Not a wing rider, something smaller... maybe another woodie?)
Lucio: Mega Loop
A.J.: New mid-sized coaster
2019 the park will concentrate back on family attractions
Chris: General Improvements
Lucio: 3D Dark Ride
A.J.: Samurai Summit refurbishment
Finally, the year coaster fans have been waiting for since, well, forever:
Chris: Samurai Summit refurb, new flats
Lucio: World's Largest SkyScreamer
A.J.: General improvements for SFMM, HydroMagnetic Rocket for SFHH
And that will lead us into 2021 and the parks 50th Anniversary. But that's going to be a totally separate article and a LONG time down the road.
Yesterday we were up in the area so we decided to take a quick trip to SFMM to see if there was anything worth updating you on, especially considering that the next time we'll get back to the park will probably be early September (busy August coming up).
There are a couple of things going on at the park but really, it's the middle of the summer so this will be a pretty short and sweet update.
As we reported last week, all Six Flags parks have banned selfie sticks. Didn't catch anybody getting turned away at the bag check, but did see somebody try and bring a full ice chest in. Lol.
Flags were at half staff
You can play Street Fighter 5 at the park right now.
Lex Luthor Drop of Doom is closed, we've heard some conflicting reports as to why it's closed, but nothing confirmed.
Looks like some wood is being replaced on Apocalypse, click the picture below to see a larger version.
And that's about it for what's going on at the park. We are working on our "five year park plan" right now so that should be up at some point this week.
Also, be sure to check out the details for our first ever event "Mountain Madness" that will be held on October 2. We're still waiting for the link for ticket purchases, as soon as we have it we'll be sure to post it.
Lastly, be sure you are following us on Social Media as we'll be at ScareLA on August 8 and 9, D23 on August 15 and Sea World San Diego on August 22.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Prepares to Silence the ROAR
Popular Wooden Roller Coaster Closing for Good
VALLEJO, Calif. – July 16, 2015 – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom today announced that its iconic wooden roller coaster, Roar, is set to close on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Guests and fans can ride Roar one last time from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 16. After that, the ride will be permanently closed.
"We are a dynamic and evolving entertainment venue,” said Don McCoy, park president. "Although Roar continues to be a guest favorite, sometimes hard choices must be made to allow for future expansion.”
Roar opened in 1999 amidst a major revitalization effort, with several new shows and attractions, restaurants and shops opening simultaneously. Since that time, an estimated 11 million guests have experienced the 10-story coaster featuring six reversals, 22 crossovers, 17 turns and 12 breathtaking drops, in this 55 mph ride that was named for the thunderous roar of a California sea lion.
Roar is a traditional wooden roller coaster featuring a 3,467 foot-long wooden track.
Officials have not announced any plans for an attraction to replace the coaster.
A special fond farewell to Roar will include a series of events for guests and Season Pass holders, the highlight of which will be a special last rider event coinciding with National Roller Coaster Day on August 16.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.