Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company, has announced thrilling new offerings for each of its 18 parks for 2015. The upcoming season will include unique, one-of-a-kind attractions, sophisticated new interactive dark rides and a selection of world-record-breaking rides from coast to coast.
Among the 2015 roller coaster highlights announced:
Six Flags Magic Mountain, has unveiled plans for the highly-anticipated, world-record-breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, an unprecedented four-minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills. Twisted Colossus is the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park and will be a unique technological marvel that combines an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse track. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components, including a "Top Gun" element, the western hemisphere's first "High Five" element, and a zero-G roll. Animated video of Twisted Colossus can be seen here.
Six Flags New England is introducing Wicked Cyclone, a new state-of-the-art roller coaster that integrates the latest in ride technology and innovation. The coaster will combine the extreme characteristics of steel and wood, and be the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast. Wicked Cyclone's steel track will provide riders with a smoother and more thrilling ride along its 3,320 feet of track. The ride will stand 10 stories high and reach speeds of up to 55 mph, providing riders with more airtime than any other coaster in New England. See the animated video here.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas will debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride. Riders on this 4D coaster will flip head over heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. The Ride features a massive, imposing, floating and twisting track frame in which ride vehicles begin their journey by traveling up a 120-foot elevator-type lift before being released for their highly unusual sensory journey which includes two beyond-vertical free falls in addition to the six head-over-heels spins. Not only is BATMAN: The Ride the most exciting thrill ride in Fiesta Texas history, it is currently not available anywhere else on the planet. To view animated video of this one-of-a-kind coaster, click here.
Five parks will install Super Loops from Larson International, Inc. Six Flags Great Adventure (Looping Dragon), Six Flags Over Georgia (The Joker Chaos Coaster), Six Flags America (Bourbon Street Fireball), Six Flags St. Louis (The Joker Chaos Coaster), and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Dare Devil Chaos Coaster), will each get the seven-story loop coaster, which seats 24 passengers in a face-to-face position. The train rockets forward and backward, pendulum style, until it gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution. The coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and reverses direction for even more thrills.
For the detailed specifics of these additions and other park announcements, click here.