Six Flags America will open Saturday, marking the Prince George’s County park’s twenty fifth anniversary.

Six Flags America will open Saturday, marking the Prince George’s County, Maryland, park’s twenty fifth anniversary.

It opens for the 2024 season with two new rides.

In May, RipQurl Blaster will come on-line at its Hurricane Harbor, the tallest water coaster within the Mid-Atlantic. The white knuckle raft trip consists of three uphill rip currents, three drops, three reverse hairpin turns; a complete of 550 ft of twists and turns.

Six Flags America will open on March 23, 2024, with two new rides. (Courtesy Six Flags America)

Later this summer time, SteamWhirler opens as a model new attraction, plus three different sights which have been both restored, re-themed or enhanced.

Six Flags America has a complete of 9 curler coasters, a wide range of waterslides, a lazy river, three youngsters areas and an 800,000-gallon wave pool.

The park is at the moment trying to fill about 400 extra jobs earlier than the beginning of summer time, together with lifeguards, trip operators and meals and beverage service. The park is open weekends solely, with a few exceptions, till June 1, when it begins working on a regular basis.

The park was initially based as a wildlife heart owned by Ross Perot in 1973, with a drive-through safari till it closed in 1978. It was reopened by Jim Fowler’s Wild Kingdom and finally transitioned right into a theme park. It was rebranded as a Six Flags park in 1999.

Six Flags Entertainment merged with amusement park operator Cedar Fair, whose parks embrace Kings Dominion in Virginia, final yr. The mixed corporations function 27 amusement parks, 15 water parks and 9 resort properties. The parks attracted 26.7 million guests final yr, and generated $1.8 billion in income.

Get breaking information and each day headlines delivered to your e mail inbox by signing up right here.

© 2024 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This web site is just not supposed for customers situated inside the European Economic Area.