Six Flags America
Location: Largo, MD
Alright you saw everything you wanted to see in Washington D.C. so why not drive out 15 minutes to Largo, Maryland? There you will find Six Flags America. The park opened in 1974 as Largo Wildlife preserve. The park was falling on hard times and in 1993 Six Flags bought the park. In 1999, the park was rebranded as Six Flags America. From 2004-2009, no new rides were added to the park. In 2010 they got a new themed area called Whistle Top Park. Under Six Flag's new CEO Jim Reid-Anderson Six Flags America has received better additions to the park and water park like Apocalypse and Bonsai Pipelines.
The park boasts 9 coasters with the most unique roller coaster being Batwing. It is a Vekoma Flying Dutchman that was added to the park in 2001. Batwing is located in the very back of the park in Gotham City. Another great coaster at the park is Apocalypse. Apocalypse is a B&M stand up coaster that was once Iron Wolf at Six flags Great America. Apocalypse has great fire effects, great theming and was added in the park in 2012. Superman: Ride of Steel dominates the park's sky line as an Intamin Mega coaster. Many even say it is a mini Millennium Force.
Six Flags America also has a water park called Hurricane Harbor. Hurricane Harbor is free with regular admission to Six Flags America. Hurricane Harbor has 9 water slide complex with the newest one being Bonsai Pipelines added to the water park in the 2013 season. There is also a wave pool in the water park. This part of the park will defiantly cool you off on a warm summer day.
For the 2014 season the park will be adding in its ninth coaster called Ragin' Cajun which will be relocated from Six Flags Great America. The park will also be adding French Quarter Flyers, a flying scooters ride. Also in 2014 there will be a new themed area called Mardi Gras. In 2013 Six Flags America got a 200 foot permit to use for shows and rides. There is still a lot of space to expand on in the park. With more room to expand on and permits for taller attractions, the future of Six Flags America will bring memories for families to follow.
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