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Six Flags Ride Guide 2008

What's New for the 2008 Season at Six Flags Parks

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Six Flags Ride Guide 2008

Tony Hawk's Big Spin is rolling into two Six Flags parks this season.

Six Flags, 2008. Used with permission.
The Six Flags 2008 Ride Guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state. This page includes Six Flags parks from Maryland to Texas, plus Montreal. The previous page lists 2008 info about Six Flags parks in states from California to Louisiana.

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MARYLAND

Six Flags America
Mitchellville, MD (near Washington, D.C.)
Tony Hawk's Halfpipe
The adjacent water park, Hurricane Harbor (which is included in general admission to Six Flags America), will debut a water slide that looks like a skateboarding halfpipe. Riders will slide back and forth on the u-shaped slide.

MASSACHUSETTS

Six Flags New England
Agawam, MA (near Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT)
Glow in the Park parade
The spiffy new nighttime Glow in the Park Parade will incorporate music, singing, dancing, floats, stilt walkers, and lots of twinkly lights. It will incorporate the creative talents of designers who have developed projects for Universal and Disney theme parks as well as Cirque du Soleil.

Six Flags New England was among the chain's parks to debut The Dark Knight coaster this season, but was unable to get the proper permits from the city of Agawam.

MISSOURI

Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, near (...come on, you know what city it's near)
Evel Knievel wooden coaster
Instead of going with a tried-and-true Warner Brothers cartoon character or a DC Comics superhero, Six Flags St. Louis' new wooden coaster will be themed to Evel Knievel. While he's a well-known icon, the chopper stuntman would seem to be an odd namesake for the thrill machine. According to the info that Six Flags has released thus far, it appears that the coaster will be a fairly typical woodie and, other than appropriating his name, will have little to do with Mr. Knievel or motorcycles. Read more about the Evel Knievel coaster.

NEW JERSEY

Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ
The Dark Knight themed indoor coaster
Glow in the Park Parade
Capitalizing on The Dark Knight frenzy that Six Flags hopes next year's (2008) Batman movie of the same name will generate, the chain is adding a themed indoor family coaster that should appeal to riders of nearly all thrill tolerance levels. Read more about The Dark Knight coaster.

The park will also debut the 3-D movie ride, Fly Me to the Moon, and a spiffy new nighttime Glow in the Park Parade that will incorporate music, singing, dancing, floats, stilt walkers, and lots of twinkly lights.

NEW YORK

The Great Escape
Queensbury (near Lake George), New York
Wiggle's World land
Wild Wedgie water ride
A new Wiggle's World area will have (very) young children wiggling along to rides and shows based on the popular TV program. The new land will also offer a Wiggles-themed restaurant. The popular characters will even visit the park.

See Wiggle's World photos from other Six Flags parks.

The Great Escape's outdoor water park will also introduce the Wild Wedgie, a bowl ride. To learn more about bowl rides, read this review of a similar attraction at another water park: The Cyclone at Splash Lagoon Water Park

TEXAS

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, TX [
Goliath inverted coaster
While Six Flags is hyping the new coaster coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, it's not exactly new. A clone of the Batman: The Ride inverted coasters that first debuted at Six Flags Great America near Chicago, the thrill machine coming to Texas initially appeared in 1995 at a Japanese amusement park. Despite its grandiose name, the ride that will now be known as Goliath will be relatively puny compared to other Six Flags coasters that share the name. Read more about Goliath.

Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington (near Dallas), TX
Tony Hawk's Big Spin coaster

The original Six Flags park will be getting a family-friendly spinning coaster themed to the famous skateboarder. Read more about Tony Hawk's Big Spin.

CANADA

La Ronde
Montreal, Quebec
Nothing major has been announced for the 2008 season.
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