- On the downside, admission prices and parking fees will generally be higher, in some cases significantly higher.
- On the plus side, there will be more Loony Tunes characters roaming the park. Six Flags is also introducing Justice League D.C. Comics characters at the parks.
- Six Flags has banned smoking inside the parks.
- To help improve the guest experience, Six Flags is pledging to conduct more thorough and uniform staff training.
- The parks will be adding more parades, shows, and evening events, such as fireworks.
FLASH PASS 2006Do you want to beat the lines at Six Flags? To learn more about Six Flags' line management program and see which parks are participating for the 2006 season, go to the Flash Pass program overview.
THE SIX FLAGS 2006 RIDE GUIDE
The Six Flags Ride Guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state. Montreal's La Ronde follows at the end of the list.
CALIFORNIASix Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia (near Los Angeles), CA
- Read all about the record-breaking flying coaster at the Tatsu overview.
- Tatsu Preview Video.
- Tatsu Preview Photo Gallery.
Six Flags Marine World
Vallejo (near San Francisco), CA
A new themed area, Tava's Jungleland (named after one of the park's elephants) will feature kiddie rides and wet and dry interactive play structures. Also, the park is tweaking its killer whale show.
COLORADOSix Flags Elitch Gardens
The Amazing Acrobats of China
There'll be no new coasters or major rides this season, but the park will be debuting The Amazing Acrobats of China, a high-energy circus act.
GEORGIASix Flags Over Georgia
Austell (near Atlanta), GA
Read about the new Goliath Hypercoaster.
ILLINOISSix Flags Great America
Gurnee (near Chicago and Milwaukee)
There is a funnel ride coming to the park's Hurricane Harbor water park.To learn more about water park funnel rides, see my review and photos of High Anxiety at New Jersey's Mountain Creek water park.
LOUISIANASix Flags New Orleans
While Six Flags appears committed to reopening the Katrina-damaged park, it's unlikely it will open this season.
MASSACHUSETTSSix Flags New England
Agawam, MA (near Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT)
Catapult and Splash Water Falls
Read more: Six Flags Catapults Two Rides to New England
MISSOURISix Flags St. Louis
Eureka (near...come on, you know what city it's near)
Bugs Bunny National Park and Superman Tower of Power
A new area designed for younger kids to enjoy with their families, Bugs Bunny National Park will include spinning tea cups, a miniature train, and other rides, plus an interactive water fountain and tree house play structure. Superman Tower of Power is a 230-foot drop tower ride imported from the shuttered Six Flags Astroworld.
NEW JERSEYSix Flags Great Adventure
Plaza del Carnaval featuring El Toro and Bugs Bunny National Park
Click for more info about Six Flags Great Adventure's new wood coaster, and new themed areas.
- Kingda Ka Roller Coaster Ride Review
- Kingda Ka Malfunctions
- Kingda Ka Onboard Video
- Kingda Ka Opening Photo Gallery
- How Kingda Ka Works
- Preview Video of Kingda Ka
- Kingda Ka Preview Photo Gallery
NEW YORKThe Great Escape
Queensbury (near Lake George), New York
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
Read more about the new indoor water park resort.
Six Flags Darien Lake
Darien Center (near Buffalo), New York
The water park gets a 700-foot-long family raft ride.
TEXASSix Flags Astroworld
The park closed permanently last season.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, TX
New water park attractions
Armadillo Beach gets 3 new water rides, including the Whirlpool bowl ride. The new Splashwater Springs is an interactive water play area for younger kids.
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington (near Dallas), TX
Ten new rides debut (some imported from Six Flags Astroworld), including La Fiesta de las Tazas teacups, the Sidewinder Scrambler, and an interactive water play area.
Read about the new coaster coming to the park.