When Does Six Flags Open? We Have the Dates

February 19, 2021, 1:19 PM · Six Flags is getting ready for its 60th anniversary in 2021 by today announcing opening dates for most of its theme parks.

Six Flags Over Texas - the chain's original park - and Six Flags Fiesta Texas are open on weekends, but here is the opening-date schedule for the rest of the Six Flags amusement parks across North America:

Opening dates remain to be determined at:

Angus G. Wynne, Jr. opened Six Flags Over Texas on August 5, 1961, and the Arlington park is celebrating its diamond anniversary with a line-up of festivals and special events, starting with Fire & Ice Winter Festival through the end of the month.

New attractions at other Six Flags parks this year will be ones originally announced to debut in 2020, but postponed due to the pandemic, including:

Six Flags' New Jersey park topped the single-rail RMC Raptor Jersey Devil Coaster last month:

In addition, Six Flags announced that The Riddler Mindbender at Six Flags Over Georgia is getting a major refurbishment, with Six Flags promising "a sleek new look and new roller coaster trains" for the 1978 Schwarzkopf classic. And while the California parks remain closed due to state restrictions, they are running special events to get fans inside the gates, including the upcoming Cruis'n the Park Car Show at Magic Mountain and Renaissance Days at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

Of course, opening dates elsewhere are always subject to change due to local regulations and Covid-19 conditions.

Nevertheless, to make all of this happen this year, Six Flags is looking to hire seasonal employees for its parks through Virtual Hiring Fairs. Links to apply are available through the Six Flags website.

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Replies (2)

February 19, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Great America will be interesting as it was totally closed in 2020 so having them hopefully for late April is a good sign.

February 20, 2021 at 1:42 PM

After a year of bad news after bad news, and the dud of the Disney announcement the other day, its nice to finally have some good news. Spring might still be tough but going into summer/fall I think the bulls are going to come out in force and we will see some big attendance numbers due to pent up demand and the opening of new coasters like Jersey Devil, Gwazi, and Velocicoaster will bring some much needed hype.

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