New York Six Flags parks cancel season

Queensbury, New York, USA

Six Flags Darien Lake and the chain’s Great Escape park in upstate New York will not open this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty over when they could be eased. Amusement parks are still classified by the state as “high-risk” entertainment, with no indication of when they could reopen. Click the headline for more information

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Six Flags announces Hallowfest

Arlington, Texas, USA

Six Flags cancelled this year’s Fright Fest events and instead will launch the socially distanced Hallowfest at parks that are open. The events will run between September and October and feature outdoor scare zones, scare actors wearing face masks and a select number of attractions open for nighttime rides. Click the headline for more information

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Jersey Devil debut delayed

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

The Jersey Devil Coaster, Six Flags Great Adventure’s new RMC Raptor coaster that was scheduled to open this summer, will be pushed back until next year. The tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster in the world will stand 130 foot (40m) tall while reaching speeds up to 58 mph (93 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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Texas parks reopen with restrictions

San Antonio, Texas, USA

In spite of surging COVID-19 cases, Texas allowed amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus to reopen. SeaWorld San Antonio, Wonderland Amusement Park and ZDT’s opened to the public, while the two Six Flags parks reopened to season passholders. Click the headline for more information

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Holdouts give in to COVID-19 guidelines

Orlando, Florida, USA

The three Fun Spot parks in Florida and Georgia gave in and joined the rest of America’s parks by closing their doors, while the Gold Coast parks in Australia finally shuttered their gates as well, leaving Gold Reef City in South Africa as the only major park in the world still operating. Click the headline for more information

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Global Pandemic closes parks worldwide

Burbank, California, USA

The Coronavirus global pandemic has closed or delayed the opening of almost every amusement park in the USA, Europe, Far East and Middle East. Strangely, Australia’s big four theme parks have vowed to remain open to visitors amid the outbreak, despite a government ban on public gatherings. Click the headline for more information

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West Coast Racing at Magic Mountain

Valencia, California, USA

The long delayed, or should we say long awaited, West Coast Racers finally opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Branded as the “world’s first single track quadruple racing coaster,” the Premier Rides coaster has a quasi Möbius layout that features four separate LSM launches and eight inversions. Click the headline for more information

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Six Flags announces 2020 attractions

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags announced all the new attractions coming to their parks in 2020, including the roller coasters Jersey Devil Coaster for Six Flags Great Adventure, Aquaman Power Wave for Six Flags Over Texas and Sidewinder Safari at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom along with a ton of flat rides and lots of new slides for their water parks. Click the headline for more information

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Maxx Force Blasts Off

Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Maxx Force, an air launch coaster, opened at Six Flags Great America. Featuring five inversions, including the world’s tallest double inversion at 175 feet (53m) and fastest at 60 mph (96.5 km/h), it also has the fastest launch in North America going from 0-78 mph (0-125.5 km/h) in under 2 seconds! Click the headline for more information

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