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Six Flags Theme Parks





icon_STOPPark News - (4/8/23) With the announcement of the new RipQurl Blaster waterslide, Six Flags America has also updated their park map on the website. In this latest version they have entirely removed the entire Coyote Creek area of the park from the map (it was just below Roar), along with the various attractions within that have been closed since they shut that area down last season. This includes the removal of the Mind Eraser roller coaster, Renegade Rapids, Coyote Creek Crazy Cars (bumper cars) and the Rodeo.
    As expected, also shut down in late 2022 was the park’s Whistlestop Park kiddie ride area, and it too, and all the attractions within, have also been removed from the map and website. Formerly it was located on the map in the vacant area between Joker’s Jinx and Superman: Ride of Steel. Whistlestop Park was home to the rides: Up Up & Away, Happy Junction, Sky Jumper, Whistlestop Bus Line, Whistlestop Whirleybirds and the Whistlestop Train.
    While the closure of two areas and their respective attractions is a huge loss for the theme park, it would also represent a savings for their operations and maintenance budget as the park no longer needs to staff, operate or repair any of the attractions in those areas, as well as operate any gift shops or restaurants that resided within. As those areas were both quietly closed down during the 2022 season when attendance levels plunged at the Six Flags parks, I can only imagine these areas were selected due to the ease in which they were able to simply be closed off from the rest of the park, as well as the fact that they mostly featured less popular attractions.
    (2/19/2023) In the wake of a number of attractions at various Six Flags parks vanishing from the website and app, a good number of rides are currently missing from the Six Flags America website and listing on the app.
    Several of the missing attractions were in the Coyote Creek section of the park that was closed off entirely last fall, so these could come back if they reopen that pathway. Those affected include the Mind Eraser coaster, Renegade Rapids, Coyote Creek Crazy Cars and Rodeo.
    The rest of the missing attractions are all part of the Whistlestop Park section where all of the rides Up Up & Away, Happy Junction, Sky Jumper, Whistlestop Bus Line, Whistlestop Whirleybirds and the Whistlestop Train) are now also missing.
    I’d hate to think that the park would be removing this many rides all at once, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the park opens for the season on April 1st.
    (1/22/2023) A new post on IG from Sixflagsamerica-fans shows that Bonsai Pipelines is now coming down, along with some interesting new markings on the ground that could represent a mystery new attraction coming for the 2023 season. Stay tuned!

    (11/25/22) Is Six Flags America planning on adding a new attraction sooner than later? The crew at @SixFlagsAmerica_fans has caught onto something in the works. For starters they have confirmed with the park’s Zoomazon Falls waterslides are no more. This was followed by a new building permit request filed on Nov. 21, 2022 to “remove existing ride in preparation to build new ride”.
    The initial thoughts are that the park could add a new waterslide of some kind, but there are also rumors of smaller family attraction concepts that were under consideration as well. Six Flags did post something to their Linked In account showing them looking at some single-rail coaster concepts at the Skyline Attractions booth, something that could fit well in the old waterslide spot or over in Whistle Stop Park.

    (10/8/22) Six Flags may be intending to turn all the waterparks that used to be included with admission into a second paid gate. What is confirmed so far is if you look at the benefits for the different tiered 2023 Season Passes at Six Flags America, the lower tier (Gold) no longer includes access to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. You will have to pay more to purchase the Platinum tier pass to regain access to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor for the 2023 season.
    (8/18/22) The exact reason isn’t known, but I’ve been told that Six Flags America has closed down two themed areas in the park for the rest of the year: Coyote Creek and Whistlestop Park.  According to the Six Flags app, all eleven attractions contained within the two areas are now listed as being “Closed for the Season”.
   Given that we are at the end of the summer season, and depending on the local school schedule, students may have already returned to the classroom, this simply could be a labor and cost savings issue.




2023 - RipQurl Blaster - (3/26/23) We knew something new was coming to the waterpark at Six Flags America… but this announcement was a bit of a surprise. While the teaser video seemed to indicate that the slide would feature a Drop Pod, this was entirely a misleading bit of marketing, as the park instead announced RipQurl Blaster, an awesome new Master Blaster style water slide from WhiteWater. Powered by currents of blasting water that will propel the two-passengers rafts through the  up-hill segments, the slide experience will be 557 feet long, featuring three big drops, AquaLucent hairpin turns and a “pitch-black wall-hugging helix finale” before the big splashdown at the bottom. So big props to Six Flags America for introducing an amazing new waterslide to the park as a replacement for the loss of Bonzai Pipelines.
    (3/5/2023) Six Flags America is teasing a new attraction announcement is coming on 3/23/23. Based on the teaser video, it seems to clearly indicate some kind of Drop Pod style slide is coming. The letter “Q” is also prominently featured, so perhaps this may be a hint as to the name to be used.


icon_STOP2024 - Kiddie Ride Expansion - Rumored - (5/15/2023) According to a couple of pictures posted by the “sixflagsamerican_fans” account on IG, the park has put up promotional posters advertising a “Future Expansion” is on the way for 2024, with images of a kiddie train ride and a balloon themed mini ferris wheel.
    If these rides look familiar to Six Flags America fans, then you would be correct, as both attractions are currently in the closed Whistle Stop kiddie area of the park, tucked between Joker’s Jinx and Superman: Ride of Steel.
    One line of thought is that any of the Whistlestop rides they want to keep may be relocated to the Looney Tunes Movie Town kiddie area closer to the front of the park and the former Whistlestop area could be used for a new DC character themed ride expansion in 2025 or later. 




Track Record

Six Flags America
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Six Flags Theme Park

Abbreviation: SFA
Formerly Know As:
Adventre World & Wild World


Newest Developments
2021 - Harley Quinn Spinsanity

2019 - Firebird

2018 - Wahoo River

2017 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth

2016 - Splashwater Falls

2015 - Bourbon St. Fireball

2014 - Mardi Gras / Ragin Cajun

2013 - Bonzai Pipelines

2012 - Apocalypse

2011 - Zoomazon Falls

2010 - Thomas Town



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