Steel re-tracks, Giant Loops, and a dark ride highlight Six Flags' 2015 new attractions announcement
Published: August 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Here is what fans can expect at top Six Flags parks next year:
- Six Flags Magic Mountain — Twisted Colossus, an Iron Horse steel re-track of the park's iconic Colossus wooden coaster, which closed earlier this month.
- Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis — Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, an interactive dark ride where you must fight as members of the Justice League Reserve Team to save Metropolis from Lex Luthor and The Joker.
- Six Flags New England — Wicked Cyclone, another steel re-track of a wooden coaster, this time of the park's former Cyclone.
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas — Batman: The Ride, a 4D wing coaster.
- Six Flags Great Adventure — Looping Dragon, a Giant Loop coaster.
- Six Flags Over Georgia — The Joker Chaos Coaster, another Giant Loop coaster.
- Six Flags America — Bourbon Street Fireball, one more Giant Loop coaster.
In addition, Six Flags Great America, north of Chicago, will get a "40 Seasons of Thrills" celebration to mark the park's upcoming 40th birthday. Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square will get refurbishments over the winter, and the park will add some new kiddie rides in addition to various promotions and celebrations during the summer.
The highlight among the new rides appears to be Magic Mountain's Twisted Colossus, which will set a record as the world's longest hybrid coaster when it opens next year. The ride will anchor the soon-to-be-renamed-and-rethemed "Back Alley" land of the park.
Concept art courtesy Six Flags
Here are the specs on Twisted Colossus:
- Two lift hills
- An 80-degree, 128-foot drop
- Two inversions: a Zero-G Roll where track twists 360 degrees, and a "Top Gun Stall," where the train slows while upside down
- The western hemisphere’s first "High Five" – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that riders can reach out and "hive five" each other. (It's an illusion. Don't try it. Plus, you're heading in the same direction and not facing each other, as in a normal high five.)
- 18 airtime hills
- Four minutes of ride time on nearly 5,000 feet of track, making this the longest hybrid coaster in the world
And your on-ride concept video:
What do you think? What will you line up to ride first next year?