Sky Striker Joins Record-Breaking Lineup at Thrill Capital of the Midwest
GURNEE, Ill. — August 30, 2023 — Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, announced today the Midwest’s tallest pendulum thrill ride, Sky Striker, will debut in spring 2024. Towering at an astounding 17 stories tall, the impressive swinging disk will reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it glides back and forth, higher and higher to give riders a breathtaking view of the park’s skyline.
“Six Flags has a history of superior ride innovation and we’re excited to introduce this major thrill ride coming to Six Flags Great America,” said Six Flags Great America Park President, John Krajnak. “Sky Striker will be the perfect complement to the record-breaking lineup of roller coasters and thrill attractions that our guests look forward to season after season.”
Sky Striker is a giant pendulum ride that sends riders on a breathtaking journey to extreme heights. Highlights include:
Sky Striker is scheduled to debut in spring 2024 in the County Fair section of the park. For more information on Sky Striker and the 2024 season at Six Flags Great America, visit sixflags.com/greatamerica.
Six Flags Great America is also announcing the Biggest Sale of the Year, featuring discounts of up to 70% on season passes, tickets, and more, available now through September 5. What sets this offer apart is that not only can park visitors enjoy the new 2024 experiences with their season passes, they can also receive admission throughout the remainder of 2023 including access to the highly popular Six Flags Fright Fest.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For 62 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks, and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America is a 300 acre theme park located between Chicago and Milwaukee. The “Thrill Capital of the Midwest” offers endless thrills for the entire family with 17 heart-pounding roller coasters, spectacular shows featuring world-class entertainers, and three children's themed areas. For more information, visit sixflags.com/greatamerica.
Six Flags Great Adventure Celebrates 50th Anniversary With the Largest Park Investment in Nearly 20 Years
JACKSON, N.J. ─ August 29, 2023 ─ Since 1974, Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari has been providing ultimate thrills and family entertainment to guests from around the world. In 2024, the property will celebrate 50 years of family fun and thrills with a first-of-its-kind new family roller coaster, a luxury camping experience and off-road adventure within the Wild Safari, and 50th anniversary celebrations.
“With our largest park investment in almost two decades, we are excited to offer guests of all ages compelling new experiences that make Six Flags Great Adventure the most popular theme park experience in the Northeast during our 50th Anniversary Celebration. In 2024, we will debut our 15th roller coaster, the first-of-its-kind in the Western Hemisphere; and the most unique overnight experience in the country within our 350-acre safari,” said Park President Brian Bacica.
With innovation in its DNA, Six Flags Great Adventure continues to excite thrill seekers of all ages in 2024. Highlights of new additions include:
Six Flags Great Adventure is also announcing the Biggest Sale of the Year, featuring discounts of up to 70% on season passes, tickets, and more, available now through September 5. What sets this offer apart is that not only can park visitors enjoy the new 2024 experiences with their season passes, they can also receive admission throughout the remainder of 2023 including access to the highly popular Six Flags Fright Fest.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For nearly 62 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Great Adventure is the World’s Largest Thrill Park with world-class, award-winning rides like Kingda Ka, Nitro, and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. The park offers two areas just for the littlest guests and great family rides for the whole family, plus entertainment, shopping, and a wide variety of dining options. Its Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is one of the largest self-guided drive-through safaris outside of Africa and gets guests up-close to more than 1,200 animals from around the globe in the privacy of their own vehicles. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is one of the Northeast’s largest water parks with more than 25 refreshing attractions for the whole family. www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
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New in 2024, Six Flags Over Georgia Debuts the Ultra Surf Roller Coaster, Invites Fans to Join the Naming Process
AUSTELL, Georgia — August 28, 2023 — Six Flags Over Georgia, the Thrill Capital of the South, is preparing a 2024 summer debut of the first-of-its-kind, industry-revolutionizing “Ultra Surf “coaster featuring the ultimate combination of a roller coaster and a water ride. While the name of this thriller is still TBD, Six Flags Over Georgia fans will be invited to take part in the selection of the coaster’s official name! Follow the park’s social media for complete details.
This coaster might look simple—but looks can be deceiving. Ultra Surf is bringing a totally new coaster experience to the park. Riders will launch forward and backward along nearly 590 feet of track, reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, hitting the ride’s 144-foot peak before coasting down into a scenic splash pool. Free-spinning seats ensure no two rides are alike.
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“The Ultra Surf experience is amazing and a perfect addition to the Six Flags Over Georgia collection of roller coasters,” said Park President, David Zellner. “There are so many features that make this coaster unique; ensuring that no two rides are the same, and everyone has a blast. We are stoked to be first to debut this awesome ride.”
Created by Intamin Amusement Rides, the Ultra Surf promises ultra-power, high capacity and unpredictable airtime – the ultimate theme park surf experience. The new construction will take place in the former Splashwater Falls area, neighboring Thunder River and Pandemonium.
Your vote counts! Six Flags Over Georgia will open the polls today to allow fans to help name the newest addition to the park’s collection of world-class roller coasters. Visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia/attractions/name-our-coaster to learn more.
Six Flags Over Georgia is now open weekends while the park prepares for exciting upcoming events such as Fright Fest, Boo Fest, and Oktoberfest. Visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia to view park hours.
The Biggest Sale of the Year is here! Six Flags Over Georgia is also announcing the Biggest Sale of the Year, featuring discounts of up to 70% on season passes, tickets, and more, available now through September 5. What sets this offer apart is that not only can park visitors enjoy the new 2024 experiences with their season passes, they can also receive admission throughout the remainder of 2023 including access to the highly popular Six Flags Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
Six Flags Jobs: Named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions from entry level to management opportunities. Job perks for Six Flags Over Georgia team members include advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, educational scholarships, paid training, free park admission, exclusive team member events and special incentives from area businesses.
Six Flags Over Georgia will be holding additional Fright Fest audition dates in August and September. For more information and to apply online, visit sixflagsjobs.com.