and White Water Bay
Owned by EPR Properties
Managed by Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (3/23/20) While this is too early to put any money on it yet, especially in light of how things are changing so quickly these days, I’m told that Frontier City sent a message out to their members that they hoped to reopen on April 12th. Since April 12th is actually a Sunday, this itself is kind of an odd date to reopen, but I was told the date is actually the ending date for a ban on gatherings by the local mayor.
So will the park reopen then? That remains to be seen, as they would actually have to bring in their staff for final preparation and training before they could even think of reopening, so if the park site seems to become more active over the week beforehand, then it is possible. Lots can happen between now and then however, including local, state or even national shutdowns of non-essential businesses.
One other thing to remember is that Six Flags is also running the park once again, so we may see sparks of activity at other parks that were already open before the shutdown as a possible indicator that the company is preparing to wake-up again. Thus far Six Flags has been very quiet on the subject of reopening.
(3/13/20) Add Frontier City to the list of closed parks. The park will remain closed until the end of March.
(3/10/20) According to some interesting notes sent my way, a lot of the refurbished items being added to Diamond Back at Frontier City, including the new roof structure, actually came from the former Afterburner coaster that ran at the former Fun Spot Park in Indiana and before being retired in 2008. Other items listed as being sent to Frontier City from Afterburner include the trains, launch sleds and the control system.
(3/9/20) It was reported on Facebook that the Diamond Back coaster station is getting a new roof added that will keep everyone in the shade this summer. In other news, I’ve been told that the park confirmed on social media that they retired the Thunder Road Raceway go-karts for good “to make room for future expansion!”. So keep your eyes peeled in this location throughout the season.
(1/1/19) Looks like Frontier City and White Water Bay are getting new logos in 2019 that include the Six Flags branding (see above). Both were leaked out on the park’s social media channels over the weekend.
2020 - Wahoo Racer @ Six Flags Hurricane Harbor - (1/1/20) I’m told that land clearing is taking place for the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor transformation of the White Water Bay waterpark. This is taking place in the south-west corner of the property where Cannon Ball Falls has been removed, but has actually undercovered sections of an old mini-golf course that was one operated at the park when it was under control of Herschednd Family Entertainment, including a cave structure.
(8/30/19) I forgot to mention Frontier City in yesterday's huge Six Flags 2020 announcement coverage. While I didn’t see anything announced for Frontier City itself, there was a new announcement for the White Water Bay waterpark… or rather two. For starters White Water Bay will be renamed Six Flags Hurricane Harbor starting in 2020 and will add a major new slide to the park called Wahoo Racer, a new six-lane mat racer slide.