June 9, 2014
Six Flags America Opens New Mardi Gras Section
Six Flags America, the nation’s Capital of Thrills, will debut Ragin Cajun, the park’s ninth roller coaster, on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The new spinning roller coaster will find its home in the newly themed Mardi Gras section which also features a fun, family-friendly, flying ride dubbed French Quarter Flyers.
In true Mardi Gras style Ragin Cajun is an exciting fast track, spinning roller coaster that twists, turns and tilts as groups of four riders zigzag through 1,378 feet of dizzying 360° spins, breathtaking drops, sudden twists and erratic speeds. The roller coaster’s uniquely-designed train spins independently as it zips through a course as wild as its name.
“Ragin Cajun, with its spinning car, is the first of its kind at Six Flags America and offers guests a completely new type of thrill,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “Riders get a good taste of the excitement of Mardi Gras as they zip, spin, twist and turn on this fantastic new ride.”
In the festive Mardi Gras section of the park guests experience a celebration every day as snappy jazz and zydeco tunes pour into the streets of Mardi Gras. The entire area is a party inspired by the energy of New Orleans with existing rides re-themed and the addition of new retail, games, and fun refreshments at Hurricanes, serving adult beverages and tasty, light fare.
Six Flags America also celebrates the opening of French Quarter Flyers, a family ride which is delighting both kids and adults. This new attraction features eight individual flying cars. Each vehicle has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing and can travel at speeds up to 40 miles-per-hour. Guests are the pilots and control their own riding destiny as they pump up the thrill for a more intense wild flight or simply sit back, take it easy and enjoy the ride.
Ragin Cajun and French Quarter Flyers are the first of their kind at Six Flags America, adding diverse new thrills found nowhere else in the region.