Six Flags announces 2018 additions
Today was a big day for Six Flags as it officially revealed what it has in store for all of it parks in 2018. Additions include new roller coasters, flat rides and more. One of the biggest announcements went to Six Flags over Georgia. The park will be overhauling Georgia Cyclone for 2018 via Rocky Mountain Construction. Let’s take a look at it and what else Six Flags is getting for 2018.
Six Flags over Georgia – Twisted Cyclone (video above)
Six Flags over Georgia will be breathing new life into the now retired Georgia Cyclone with the help of Rocky Mountain Construction. The new coaster, called Twisted Cyclone, will feature 10 airtimes moments through nearly 2,400 feet of roller coaster track. The roller coaster car will be modeled after a classic 1960’s sports car. The coaster will reach a top speed of 50 MPH.
World’s Largest Larson Loop – Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America will be adding the world’s largest Larson Loop in 2018. The ride features a giant 100 foot loop that sends riders head over heels several times throughout the ride. The ride also features seats that face other riders.
HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity – Six Flags over Texas
Six Flags over Texas will be getting a rather unique flat ride for 2018. Dubbed Harley Quinn Spinsanity, this new ride will feature a unique futuristic triple box design that allows the gondola to spin around three separate axes while rotating forward, backwards and sideways simultaneously at up to 70 feet in the air.
Pandemonium – Great Escape
Great Escape in upstate New York will be getting Pandemonium for 2018. Pandemonium will seat 24 rides in a “face out” position as it lifts, spins and tilts at all angles. The ride quickly accelerates faster and faster, while whirling guests through seemingly endless rotations.
CraZanity – Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain will be getting CraZanity in 2018, the world’s tallest pendulum ride. The ride will stand 17-stories in the air and reach speeds up to 75-miles-per-hour all while swinging riders back and fourth. The attraction will be the centerpiece of the newly themed Boardwalk area, with renovated attractions including enhanced bumper cars, dining, games, and shopping.
Wonder Woman Coaster – Six Flags Mexico
Six Flags Mexico will be getting Latin America’s first S&S 4D Free Spin coaster in 2018, Wonder Woman Coaster. The ride will be similar to THE JOKER 4D Free Fly Coaster at Six Flags New England, which is pictured above.
Carnaval en Folie Français – La Ronde
La Ronde will be getting a new area for 2018 called Carnaval en Folie, which will be a carnival-themed family zone, complete with three new rides.
HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity – Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England will be getting a giant pendulum ride in 2018 similar to the one coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain, but not as tall. The attraction, called HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, will stand 147 feet in the air and reach a top speed of 70 MPH.
CYBORG Cyber Spin – Six Flags Great Adventure
Perhaps one of the most unique announcements today was CYBORG Cyber Spin coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. This new flat ride features three separate axes that rotate forward, backwards and sideways simultaneously at up to 70 feet in the air for intense and continuous movement. Seated 24 across with over-the-shoulder harnesses, riders will experience a thrilling combination of negative and positive gravitational forces
HARLEY QUINN Crazy Coaster – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will be getting the world’s first Skyline Skywarp, which the company was showing off at IAAPA in Orlando, Florida last year. The ride features a continuous figure-eight track that features 12 head over heels inversions. After the two trains travel back and forth, the ride does three forward rotations and another three in the opposite direction. The ride will also feature a “High Five” moment – when the two high speed trains pass each other at a combined speed of 70 miles per hour giving the illusion that riders can actually reach out and “high five” the other riders as they careen by.
Splashwater Island – Waterworld California
The biggest expansion in more than a decade coming in 2018 for Northern California’s premier water park.
Typhoon Twister – Six Flags St. Loius
Six Flags St. Louis prepares for Typhoon Twister in 2018. Storm chasers will swirl around the 125-ft. whirlpool before being sucked into the vortex and plummeting down the 5-story, enclosed slide. The four-person raft is then shot up a 45-ft., zero gravity wave wall where riders experience moments of weightlessness before sailing back down and shooting out another tube to a splash pool.
Wahoo River – Six Flags America
Wahoo River will be 33% wider and over 40% longer than Castaway Creek. The new attraction will include significant upgrades such as a zero depth entry that will make it convenient for guests of all ages to dip into the cool water with inflatable tubes.