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Six Flags Ride Guide 2010

What's New for the 2010 Season at Six Flags Parks

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Six Flags Ride Guide 2010

The Glow in the Park Parade is coming to Six Flags Great America and returning to Six Flags New England for the 2010 season.

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There are new attractions and other fun planned for Six Flags' 2010 season, but nothing extraordinary like the record-breaking Kingda Ka coaster that debuted a few years ago at Six Flags Great Adventure. Perhaps the biggest news is that the park chain expects to emerge from bankruptcy this year (which may mean more spectacular new coasters and rides for 2011 and beyond).

The focus this season is more on the deals the park chain is offering. To keep its turnstiles clicking, Six Flags is featuring discount tickets, season pass promotions (with some parks offering season passes for a few dollars more than a one-day ticket), and other incentives.

THE SIX FLAGS 2010 RIDE GUIDE

The Six Flags Ride Guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state. Montreal's La Ronde and Six Flags Mexico follow at the end of the list.

CALIFORNIA

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Vallejo (near San Francisco), CA
Birds of the World - A new show

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia, CA
Mr. Six's Dance Coaster and Mr. Six's Splash Island
The goofy Six Flags spokesgeek (who never speaks) gets two new attractions this season. A family coaster that used to be known as Road Runner's Express at the shuttered Six Flags New Orleans is being relocated to Magic Mountain with a new Mr. Six theme. The modest ride will boost the California park's coaster count to 17 and allow it to reclaim its status, in a tie with Cedar Point, as having the most coasters on the planet. Also, Hurricane Harbor water park (which requires a separate admission) will be getting Mr. Six's Splash Island, an interactive water play structure for younger guests that will include slides, sprayers, a dump bucket, and other wet fun.

GEORGIA

Six Flags Over Georgia
Austell (near Atlanta), GA
New shows, Looney Tunes Dance Off and Dick Clark's Face The Music (a trivia game show) debut.

Six Flags White Water
Marietta (near Atlanta), GA
Wiggles Water World
The Six Flags water park will introduce an interactive water play area based on the popular Wiggles TV show. Geared to younger children, the new attraction will include small slides, sprayers, water cannons, and other wet fun.

ILLINOIS

Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, IL
Little Dipper, Glow in the Park Parade, and MagiQuest
Little Dipper, the classic wooden junior coaster which dates back to 1950 and thrilled generations of Chicago-area fans at the defunct Kiddieland, won't miss a beat as Six Flags Great America moves the ride to its midway. The Glow in the Park Parade will feature floats with twinkling lights. And guests will be able to purchase wands and play the MagiQuest interactive adventure game at Six Flags Great America this season. Also, the new shows, Looney Tunes Dance Off and Dick Clark's Face The Music (a trivia game show), debut.

KENTUCKY

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Louisville
Unable to renegotiate favorable lease terms with the Kentucky State Fair Board, the owner of the property on which the park sits, Six Flags pulled out of Kentucky Kingdom before the 2010 season. It is possible Kentucky Kingdom may reopen, but not as a Six Flags park.

LOUISIANA

Six Flags New Orleans
New Orleans

Six Flags no longer has any involvement with the shuttered New Orleans park (which was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina).

MARYLAND

Six Flags America
Mitchellville, MD (near Washington, D.C.)
Thomas Town

Six Flags' largest Thomas Town will open at the Maryland park and will feature attractions such as the Harold the Helicopter ride, the Sodor Carnival Ferris wheel, and Cranky the Crane tower ride. Geared to younger children, the highlight of the new area will be rides aboard Thomas the Tank Engine.

MASSACHUSETTS

Six Flags New England
Agawam, MA (near Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT)
Mr. Six's Splash Island and Glow in the Park Parade
The enormous Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park, which is included with general admission to Six Flags New England, will get even bigger with the debut of a new area designed for younger guests. It will include a wave pool, an interactive lazy river, water fountains, and (for an additional fee), private cabanas. Also, the Glow in the Park Parade, which features floats with twinkling lights, will return this season.

MISSOURI

Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, near (...come on, you know what city it's near)
No major new rides, attractions, or shows had been announced for the 2010 season at the time this was written.

NEW JERSEY

Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ
Tornado
The adjacent water park, Hurricane Harbor (which requires a separate admission from Great Adventure), will get a new funnel ride this season. Also, the new show, Looney Tunes Dance Off, debuts.

NEW YORK

The Great Escape
Queensbury (near Lake George), New York
Nine new shows are set to open, including Arctic Olympic Games.

TEXAS

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, TX

New shows
The park will introduce new Latin and country music shows plus the trivia game, Dick Clark’s Face the Music.

Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington (near Dallas), TX

Robots from Mars
The computer-animated, motion-simulation attraction, Robots from Mars, opens at the park's Adventure Theater. Guests will be able to join Sparky the Robot and his buddies as they defeat the evil Supervisor of Mars (there's a name sure to strike fear, eh theme park fans?) and save the universe. Also, the new shows, Looney Tunes Dance Off and Dick Clark's Face The Music (a trivia game show), debut.

CANADA

La Ronde
Montreal, Quebec
To be Named
The suspended looping coaster that bore the name Serial Thriller at the now-closed Six Flags Astroworld will resurface at La Ronde this season. Clones of the off-the-shelf ride appear at many other parks and are generally not highly regarded.

MEXICO

Six Flags Mexico
Mexico City
No major new rides, attractions, or shows had been announced for the 2010 season at the time this was written.
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