Six Flags Mexico
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico is a country whose history spans centuries and is home to a unique park with a familiar name. Six Flags Mexico is not always on the radar when discussing travel plans, but as you look closer at what the park holds, you'll soon realize why so many people continue to say that Six Flags Mexico is numero uno.
A history of any park starts with a beginning, and Six Flags Mexico's beginning doesn't even involve Six flags, but with a dragon named Cornelio. Reino Aventura opened in March of 1982, the park didn't fair well as they didn't add anything new after it opened, causing attendance to drop and the gates close in 1992. The park is also known for purchasing Keiko the orca from an amusement park in Canada called Marineland. Keiko would find fame in the movie "Free Willy," and the park can be recognized in the film as well, as it was shot on location there. With a flashy new name, El Reino Nuevo Aventura (The New Adventure Kingdom), and some new rides like a Roller Skater roller coaster and a raft ride, the park reopened on July 3, 1993. A bigger change was in the works that would having people saying "estoy muy emocionado"!
In the 90s the company Premier Parks was buying small, or parks that were on their last leg. One of those parks was El Nuevo Reino Aventura. It was officially changed to Six Flags Mexico when it reopened on April 11, 2000. With the addition of Bugs Bunny and friends, two new coasters were added. A wooden creation built by Custom Coasters called Medusa, and Batman: The Ride. However, this one was not a B&M, but a Vekoma SLC, with other great rides popping up like Superman el Último Escape, a hyper coaster that takes riders on a non stop adventure that leaves them wanting more. The Joker is a Gerstlauer spinning coaster that takes you around the track, all while spinning you about. You'll have trouble not having a smile on your face as you take a spin on this ride. The Dark Knight coaster is there to thrill the families as you travel through the subways of Gotham City to try and catch the Joker as he is running amok.
Six Flags Mexico is open year-round, and with that they have many special events throughout the year. With their Festival del Terror (Fright Fest) running in October scaring and thrilling all who dare to enter. Their Holiday in the Park event brings lights and holiday flair to anyone who wants to be put in the holiday spirit.
A takeover came in 2013 as Medusa thrilled its last guests as a wooden coaster. In 2014 Medusa was transformed into Medusa Steel Coaster with help from Rocky Mountain Construction. This new form of coaster brings the speed and inversions of steel, but with the beauty of a wooden structure. With this coaster alone, a day at Six flags Mexico is sure to be muy bien.
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