February 26, 2014
Six Flags America Begins 2014 Season on April 5
Maryland’s Largest Theme Park to Introduce New Mardi Gras section Spring Break April 12-21
Six Flags America, the nation’s capital of thrills, opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, April 5. The park will be open weekends in April and May, including Spring Break, April 12-21. Springtime visitors will discover a newly themed Mardi Gras section featuring a fun, family-friendly, flying ride dubbed French Quarter Flyers. Memorial Day weekend, the park will debut its 9th roller coaster, Ragin’ Cajun, a spinning, fast-track roller coaster. Both rides will be located in the festive Mardi Gras section of the park.
In celebration of the launch of the 2014 season, Six Flags America will host a traditional New Orleans jazz march featuring a Dixie Land band from Eleanor Roosevelt High School. The park’s newest character, Gator King, will lead the parade down Main Street and into the Mardi Gras area. Guests will also receive, as supplies last, festive Mardi Gras beads, masks and other fun props to kick off opening day.
“This spring, the celebration begins as Six Flags America debuts not only the new Mardi Gras section of the park but also our award-winning guest service and incredible entertainment value,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “Guests will experience a party every day in the newly themed Mardi Gras area inspired by the energy of New Orleans with delicious foods, exciting games, tasty beverages and two amazing new rides
French Quarter Flyers will delight guests of all ages. This unique family-friendly 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 will be 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.
The entire Mardi Gras area has been transformed with existing rides re-themed and the addition of new retail, games, and fun refreshments at Hurricanes, which will serve adult beverages and tasty light fare. Mardi Gras marks a considerable expansion to the excellent collection of rides and a major enhancement to the parks’ theming.
Six Flags America’s ninth roller coaster, Ragin’ Cajun, will officially open with an exclusive Season Pass day and Grand Opening event May 17-18. This thrilling new roller coaster is a spinning, fast-track 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 coasters uniquely-designed cars spin independently while zipping through a course as wild as its name. Ragin’ Cajun will add a new, adrenaline-charged ride experience to Six Flags America’s existing roller coaster collection.
Ragin’ Cajun and French Quarter Flyers are the first of their kind at Six Flags America, delivering diverse new thrills found nowhere else in the region.
Six Flags America is also offering Memberships for as low as $6.25 per month, with the purchase of four or more. Passes include unlimited admission to Six Flags America and free entry into Hurricane Harbor water park, home to the region’s largest wave pool and Bonzai Pipelines, a thrilling new 250-foot tall drop water slide. Passes also give guests access to Fright Fest — the largest, scariest Halloween event in Maryland and Washington D.C. Gold Passes include extra free admission tickets for friends, early entry to the park and free parking at every Six Flags theme park. Visit sixflags.com/america for details.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.