Just Published: Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
Here is my
TOP 5 Six Flags parks
1-Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Original Six Flags
2-Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas
3-Six Flags Over Georgia Atlanta, Georgia
Amazing comeback after being flooded in Sept. 2009
4-Six Flags Great America Chicago, Illinois
The Dark Knight Coaster
5-Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California
Competition to Sea World
- Thanks, Lane Whitby
1. Six Flags Magic Mountain: I've been to nearly fifty parks, and none have a better collection of coasters than this place. Apocalypse, Goliath, Riddler's Revenge, Tatsu, and X2 are all among my favorite coasters. The big problem with this park, however, is that there are very few non-coaster attractions. Since I'd only visit a Six Flags park to ride coasters, this doesn't bother me.
2. Six Flags New England: The most balanced of the Six Flags parks I've visited. It also has a really nice included waterpark. The big issue here is that with the exception of Bizarro there are relatively few above average attractions.
3. Six Flags Great Adventure: The east coast version of Magic Mountain, this park differs in two significant ways: 1. Although it is coaster dominant, it is not coaster exclusive, and 2. Unlike Magic Mountain, where almost all coasters are average or better (for their type), El Toro, Kingda Ka, and Nitro are the only three coasters at Great Adventure I would not consider average or worse (although those three are all excellent rides).
4. Six Flags St. Louis: A good medium-size park that suffers from the lack of a signature attraction. If Six Flags was willing to put in the capital to install a headliner coaster (or two) at this park, it would rank much higher in the list.
5. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Unlike St. Louis, this park does have a signature attraction (Medusa). However, it suffers from poor operations and a strict height ceiling preventing the construction of larger thrill rides. It does have animal exhibits (rare for a Six Flags park), but they are inferior to those found at SeaWorld or a major zoo.
6. Great Escape: Comet is really the only reason to visit this park, and I found that coaster to be overrated. The rest of the attractions are common and nothing special, and the park is small.
7. La Ronde: The worst operations I've seen anywhere, a mediocre collection of rides, and normal guest areas that look abandoned or neglected make this a park I couldn't recommend visiting to anyone.
Based on what I've heard in the enthusiast community, it sounds like these five parks are generally considered the top five Six Flags parks (in no particular order):
Over Georgia is also generally considered to be pretty good, and may belong in this list as well. Fiesta Texas and New England also tend to be considered good, but they are a step down from the above. America, Discovery Kingdom, and St. Louis seem to be considered closer to average, with Great Escape and La Ronde almost universally considered the worst parks in the chain overall.
Get a geography tutor, Tyler. Or at least check the Six Flags website.
Seriously, stop teasing me.
And what's a moose burger?
1. Magic Mountain-has a great variety of roller coasters. Has the only 4th dimension coasters in the country.
2. Great America-grew up going to this park. Has many roller coasters, with a good variety of different types.
3. St. Louis-been there twice-in 1987 and 2010. A decent park, but not my favorite. Not as big as the other Six Flags parks I've been to.
2. New England for its best overall six flags (that I've been to)
3. Great Escape because I've only been to three six flags ;P
Overall New England is defiantly the nicest park and has one of my top roller coasters, but Great Adventure just has a ton of coasters and most are very good!
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