Get ready to ride the power of a storm! In celebration of Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ 25th Anniversary in 2017, The Thrill Capital of South Texas today announced another innovative and thrilling first—America’s first rocket blast water coaster--Thunder Rapids. This state-of-the-art water attraction features a custom-designed inline raft and utilizes new water jet propulsion technology for lightning-fast uphill speeds and adrenaline-pumping drops. This thrilling water coaster will be positioned in White Water Bay, Fiesta Texas’ FREE water park (included with admission).
“This ride is unlike any water coaster in Texas or the U.S.,” said Park President Neal Thurman. “Over the last few years, we’ve debuted a number of ’world’s first’ coasters, solidifying our position as the premier destination for thrills in South Texas. Thunder Rapids is the perfect complement to the other offerings in our huge water park—combining the attributes of a roller coaster and water slide in one amazing attraction.”
Thunder Rapids features:
Also on tap for 2017, a colorful, new Mardi Gras Festival, featuring eight authentic parade floats artfully created by one of the world-renowned New Orleans float designers, Kern Studios. This delightfully visual event will be presented twice daily every operating day along park streets from March 24 through April 30. To enhance the party atmosphere, Mardi Gras themed food, merchandise and park décor will be prominent throughout the park during this festive timeframe. As a tribute to the seasonal events at Fiesta Texas, several floats will feature a salute to the seasons, including Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.
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Six Flags Great America's 15th and First Ever Free-Fly Roller Coaster
Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, and Warner Bros Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, announce plans for its 15thand most maniacal roller coaster to date, the all-new free-fly coaster, THE JOKER. This insanely twisted chaos coaster will be a massive new centerpiece in the Yankee Harbor section of the park, next to BATMAN The Ride roller coaster.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the DC brand as it continues to resonate well with our guests. THE JOKER is undeniably one of the greatest Super-Villains of all time,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “This free-fly coaster will perfectly capture the essence of the warped and unpredictable nature of THE JOKER. It will take our park to the next level of thrills.”
After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, the free-fly coaster will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience this wild adventure with no track above or below ─ just the sky, ground and plenty of sinister thrills.
The unique design of THE JOKER features:
Six Flags Great America is also announcing the start of 2017 Season Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year – savings up to 70% off on 2017 Passes! September 1 through September 5, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission to both Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission for friends. 2017 Season Passes provide unlimited visits to Fright Fest® at Six Flags Great America in 2016 and all of 2017. Passholders may also purchase a Premium Season Dining Pass, which includes a lunch, dinner, and snack during every park visit, plus they will receive a 2017 All Season Sport Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Premium Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.
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Today Six Flags has made their chain wide announcements. Here's a rundown of what each park is getting:
Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Great Adventure will all be getting Justice league Battle for Metropolis.
Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags New England will all be getting a Joker 4D Free Fly Roller Coaster.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be getting a new Proslide water coaster called Thunder Rapids.
Great Escape will be getting Bonzai Pipelines.
Six Flags Discover Kingdom will be getting Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth (a giant frisbee flat ride).
La Ronde will be getting the same but theirs is called Titan.
Six Flags America will be getting Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth (a Starflyer).
Six Flags St. Louis will be getting Spinsanity a Zamperla Disk'o.
A new Hurricane Harbor will open in Oaxtepec, Mexico.