Not even the devil himself can escape the Rona.
Six Flags' Jersey Devil Coaster won't open this year but will wait until 2021 for its debut, Six Flags has announced. The single-rail RMC Raptor was slated to open this summer at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, but construction was delayed due to the coronavirus, and with the park having to limit capacity, Six Flags has decided just to wait until next year.
With sister park Six Flags Magic Mountain originally planning a RMC Raptor in 2021, it's possible that we now will see two of those coasters debuting at Six Flags parks on opposite coasts next year. But that depends upon the Los Angeles-area park going ahead with its unannounced plans and not either postponing them for a year or canceling them outright.
Theme park chains have been slashing their capital budgets following the Covid shutdowns across the country and the result tourism crash. SeaWorld management has suggested that it might delay some of its as-yet-unopened 2020 coasters until next year, and Cedar Point announced that it will delay its 150th anniversary celebration - and associated new attractions - until 2021.Tweet
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