SIX FLAGS AMERICA
Baltimore, Washington DC
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (1/27/20) According to a presentation made to an ACE convention last week, Six Flags America is planning on building a new DC Villains themed bar space in the Gotham City area, adding new Harley Quinn themed merchandise near Spinsanity when it opens around Memorial Day weekend, in addition to some new crowd control measures near the Stunt Arena and in the security pavilion as you enter the park. Other improvements you may notice this season will include some new LED lighting packages being added to certain attraction areas along with some new paint. You can watch a video of the presentation below for more details.
(10/31/19) A park guest to Six Flags America was just awarded $800,000 over claims he was escorted out of the park by security guards, and then they tried to handcuff him and delivered a beating outside the park on Father’s Day 2018.
How this all happened is kind of mind blowing as the man claims he was in the waterpark with his wife and child when his 12-year old son wandered out of the waterpark and into the main park. He took off to find him and shortly after locating him, he was grabbed by park security who were more interested in the fact that he didn’t have a shirt on than anything else. Before long, and after more security arrived, instead of letting him and his son go back into the waterpark they demanded that he leave the park, which led to the afore-mentioned altercation. Crazy as it sounds, a family member actually has a photo of him being held to the ground while they try to cuff him.
I don’t think anything was caught on video, so I can’t say just how true any of this is, the jury agreed that Six Flags was guilty here after a four-day long trial. But in the end of it all, how security escalate things to this insane point over something as simple as a guest not wearing a shirt, who simply left it in the waterpark while chasing down his child? Surely this could have been handled more professionally Six Flags America.
(9/29/19) Anyone know what’s going on with Penguin’s Blizzard River at Six Flags America? The ride is said to be closed for the season, which isn’t unusual for this time of year, but we have heard a rumor that it may be up for possible future removal, or perhaps under consideration for a retheme and remodel sometime in the future.
2020 - Harley Quinn Spinsanity - (8/29/19) New for 2020 is Harley Quinn Spinsanity, a giant pendulum ride that will swing 40 riders at a time up to 15-stories tall at 120º and hit speeds up to 70mph.
(8/21/19) A new construction wall with funny “keep out” style messages painted on it has appeared at Six Flags America, marking the site of where the park may be planning to add a new attraction for 2020. I’m told the site being blocked from view is the site of the former Skycoaster ride which would mean that it should have the clearance for just about any tall ride able to toss riders around in the air.
(5/29/19) The SFA Fans page on Facebook uncovered an interesting document from the park that seems to indicate that they are doing some soil / core sampling all around the area in Gotham City where the former Skycoaster used to be. While the site isn’t the biggest in the world, the site itself would make a nearly perfect fit if they were thinking of adding their own version of Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth (Zamperla Giant Discovery).