Six Flags rebrands Darien Lake

Darien Center, New York, USA

It’s official. Darien Lake Theme Park is now Six Flags Darien Lake, returning to the park’s previous name from 1999-2006. In May 2018, Six Flags announced a purchase agreement with Premier Parks to take over the operations lease of five U.S. amusement and water parks, including Darien Lake’s theme park, water park, camping resort, hotel and amphitheater. Click the headline for more information

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CoasterForce Lives for 2019!

Make this year your most memorable ever by attending one of our CF Live meet ups! We’ll be visiting more parks than ever before and you – and your friends and family – are invited! Ride, chat and love coasters together with fellow enthusiasts. Everybody is welcome! Starting in March and running through December, we’ll be spending nearly three weeks visiting 18 different parks across the UK, USA and Europe. Click the headline for all the dates and locations

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Six Flags announces 2019 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced the lineup of new attractions coming to each of the the chain’s parks in 2019. Ranging from roller coasters to water slides to new kiddie areas with family friendly rides, this is by far the largest group of new additions the chain has made due to the acquisition of five new properties earlier this year. Click the headline for a full listing and videos of the attractions

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Apocalypse makes Last Stand

Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA

Six Flags America announced that their B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) standup coaster, Apocalypse: The Last Stand, will be closing for good on September 8th, 2018. Credited as B&M’s first coaster, Apocalypse got its start as Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America where it opened in 1990. Click the headline for more information and to watch videos of the coaster

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Six Flags Magic Mountain opens CraZanity

Valencia, California, USA

Six Flags Magic Mountain opened CraZanity, the park’s new record breaking swinging pendulum ride. The Zamperla Giant Discovery seats 40 riders along a ring-shaped gondola that swings back and forth as it rotates, eventually swinging up to 170 feet (52m) in the air at speeds of 75 mph (120 km/h), making it the tallest and fastest ride of its type in the world. Click the headline for more information

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Great Adventure opens Cyborg Cyber Spin

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Six Flags Great Adventure Park President John Winkler opened Cyborg Cyber Spin, the park’s new ABC Rides’ Tourbillion triple axis spinning attraction. This first-of-its-kind in America ride stands some 67 feet (20.5m) tall as the free rotating 24 passenger gondola spins riders around at forces up to 3.5 Gs. Click the headline to see videos and photos of the ride

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Twisted Cyclone opens at Six Flags Over Georgia

Austell, Georgia, USA

Six Flags Over Georgia opened Twisted Cyclone, the RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) I-Box track conversion of the former Georgia Cyclone wooden coaster. The steel hybrid coaster stands 100 feet (30m) tall with a 75° drop, features 3 inversions and 10 airtime hills, all while reaching speeds up to 50 mph (80 km/h). Click the headline to see videos and photos

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Six Flags acquires five more parks

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags is adding five new parks to its US portfolio. This includes three water parks and two amusement parks. Among them are Darien Lake and Frontier City, both of which were owned by Six Flags but sold in 2006 to alleviate debt. It is currently unclear what future plans exist for the parks. Click the headline for more information

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Wonder Women Golden Lasso Coaster opens

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, the first of its kind RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) Raptor coaster. This unique coaster uses a single rail that allows for quicker and smoother transitions than traditional dual track coasters. Click the headline to see videos and photos

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