Six Flags New Orleans resurrection?

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

City officials have released a request for a developer to restore the former site of the area’s Six Flags amusement park which was left devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Proposals will be accepted until February 9 and officials will select a developer by the end of June 2021. Click the headline for more information

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Six Flags Mexico reopens

Mexico City, Mexico

After closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Six Flags Mexico resumed operations. Park representatives say employees made several operational changes to help control crowds and prevent the spread of disease, including online reservations for entry. Click the headline for more information

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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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