SIX FLAGS AMERICA
Baltimore, Washington DC
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/22/13) Several new pictures posted to SFAFans (look near the bottom half of the page) show that Batwing’s purple supports are being repainted a new dark grayish color that looks pretty good so far with the bright yellow track.
(3/28/13) SFAFans has posted a new park update about the changes made for the 2013 season. Check it out.
(2/4/13) I’m hearing that Six Flags America is trying to get their height limit raised in order to add some taller attractions into the park and is rumored to have shown off a Sky Screamer to city officials as the kind of ride they would like to add in the near future if they are allowed to do so.
(1/29/13) A friendly wager has been struck between Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags America on the outcome of the Superbowl this Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The GM of the losing park will have to wear the winning team’s cap and jersey all day and put up a giant banner in the park to congratulate the winning team.
(1/14/13) Six Flags America is seeking permission from the county to shoot off fireworks from the park up to six times a season (instead of the two they are allowed now) as well as offer the occasional overnight special event in the park, such as a grad night and after-prom style events.
(1/10/13) The local news reports that a small fire broke out inside Six Flags America Tuesday evening. The blaze was contained to a small building used to house electrical components for the bumper cars, but as of yet, no one is sure how the fire started.
(9/4/12) The cost of parking at Six Flags America has increased by $3 to $20 for general parking.
(8/6/12) Screamscape sources tell us we can count on SFA to not attempt a Christmas season opening for the park this year. The budget for this project for this project was apparently canceled.
2013 - Bonzai Pipelines - (9/3/12) Awesome new renderings of the Bonzai Pipelines attraction coming to Six Flags New England and Six Flags America have appeared on YouTube and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. There is just something really cool looking about this slide complex, especially with the fact that all six of the drop-pods appears to be set up in a large circle where the guests can face each other.
I see great possibilities here IF Six Flags is smart enough to capitalize on them. For starters, it is a must that the guests are loaded into all six of the tubes at the same time. Let them sit in there for a few seconds… let them squirm. And while it would be fun to drop all six sliders at the exact same time, I’d love to see some kind of randomizer effect used to drop them one at a time in random order. Let them sweat it out not knowing if they are next to drop, or the girl next to them is next, or… whoops… the guy across the way just dropped out of sight with a scream… and before they can laugh for long, they are the next to drop. For the hell of it… add in an 7th option into the randomizer for a “All Drop” command, where it will drop all the remaining pods at once so they never know when it will come into play.
(8/31/12) Bonzai Pipelines, a new set of six drop pod slides will be added to Six Flags America.
(8/30/12) Screamscape sources report that Six Flags America will add a new attraction to the waterpark in 2013 called Bonzai Pipeline, which will feature six nearly identical slides, each starting off inside a drop pod before sending the rides off into their own color tinted semi-transparent tubes.
(4/26/12) Regarding the rumored Hurricane Harbor expansion rumor, I’ve been told that the park currently already has local approval for a combined speed slide / mat-racer combo tower that was proposed back in 2008 when they added the Halfpipe slide. There were also once plans for a complete renovation of the Castaway Creek area which could also resurface.
(4/25/12) Our first rumor for 2013 has hit the news floor tonight… this one claiming that some kind of expansion to Hurricane Harbor may be in development. Nothing huge is likely, look for this to be a new slide or two.