Six Flags America: Visit #1
Kings Dominion: Visit #5
By: Kevin Michaels
June 19, 2015

Today was the beginning of our vacation to Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Carowinds and Dollywood. On our way to Kings Dominion today, we made a pit stop at Six Flags America to grab some lunch and nab three coaster credits while we were there.

Heritage House for Lunch

On our way to Six Flags America, I had checked out the food menus and saw that they had pasta at a place called the Heritage House. That's actually been a really good change at theme parks as we had pasta at Six Flags New England last week.

Six Flags America
2015 Opening Date ANNOUNCED!

Six Flags America will open up for the 2015 operating season on April 2, 2015! Opening for the 2015 season at Six Flags America is the 10th roller coaster called Bourbon Street Fireball! Get your season passes now by visiting SixFlags.com!

Six Flags America: Visit #1
By: Kevin Michaels
August 20, 2014

Six Flags America, what can I say about this park? I have heard many bad things about this park and I have been told not to go there because I would be pissed because it's a horrible park and a horrible waste of time. I certainly wouldn't call this a waste of time. It did take a long time to get to and from the park and there wasn't much to do in the park but it was worth the experience.

Six Flags America
Located in: Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Are you planning a trip to Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland? Here are some tips from the Theme Park Maniacs! First and foremost, we live in New Jersey which is about 3 and a half hours away from Six Flags America. We decided to make this a day trip instead of staying overnight at a hotel; we wanted to save time and money.

We left early in the morning so that we could arrive to the park for the 10:30am opening. We were advised to stay away from this park on the weekend as the crowds there get a little rough around the edges, so we planned our trip in the middle of the week; on a Wednesday.

Six Flags America: Zydeco Zinger
Manufactured by: Chance Rides

Zydeco Zinger is a unique flat ride at Six Flags America manufactured by Chance Rides and opened up at the park in 1993. Climb aboard this trolley car in what will rock your world back and forth and up and down like a pendulum!

The ride experience

This was a unique ride experience for us as we're not use to rides like this. This ride could be compared to a magic carpet ride...

Six Flags America: Voodoo Drop
Manufactured by: Intamin

Voodoo Drop is a drop tower at Six Flags America, manufactured by Intamin and it opened up at the park in 1996. This ride will bring you as high as 140 feet and drop you down at 56 MPH!

The ride review

This drop tower wasn't very good. The ride itself was only 140 feet tall and it was a very short ride.

Six Flags America: Tea Cups
Manufactured by: Zamperla

And the Tea Cups! The Tea Cups is a flat ride that was manufactured by Zamperla and opened up at Six Flags America in 1993! This ride is seated on a giant platform that spins around and has four discs with 3 cups seated on each disc. Each individual disc spins around as the ride is in motion and to continue to the spinning, there is a disc in the center of the cup that you can use to spin your individual cup!

Six Flags America: Sky Coaster
Manufactured by: Sky Coaster, Inc.

The Sky Coaster is one of the most high thrilling and free flying rides that you'll ever get on! This ride was manufactured by Sky Coaster, Inc. and it opened up at the park in 2001. This particular Sky Coaster at Six Flags America is a bit of an older style Sky Coaster compared to the normal arch that you see at other theme parks around the world.

Six Flags America: Rodeo
Manufactured by: Huss

Are you ready to ride the bull? This ride will take you right to the Rodeo; hence the name Rodeo! This Huss attraction opened up at the park back in 1999 and will run at a top speed of 24 MPH!

Can you handle some intense spinning? Then Rodeo is the ride for you! This ride has a total of 3 arms with 4 bulls on each of them.

Six Flags America: Riddle Me This
Manufactured by: Frank Hrubetz & Co

Riddle Me This is a spinning ride manufactured by Frank Hrubetz & Co and opened up at Six Flags America back in 1982. Once you get in this ride, you'll stand up against a wall as this ride spins and raises up into the air.

A similar ride to this can be found at other Six Flags Parks and it has been known as Round Up, Fantasy Fling and the Swashbuckler!

Six Flags America: Pirate's Flight
Manufactured by: Intamin

Pirate's Flight is a swing ride, similar to the Flying Carousel but there's no "wave" during this ride. This family attraction was manufactured by Intamin and opened up at Six Flags America back in 1983.

Take a flight on the Pirate's Flight as you'll rise up in the air and spin around in a circular motion at a top speed of 10 MPH.

Six Flags America: Capital Railways
Manufactured by: General Electric

Climb aboard this real-working train for a tour around the park on the Six Flags Railroad, known as Capital Railways! This train was manufactured by General Electric and it opened up at the park in 1982!

This is a relaxing train ride and a great one to bring your children on to get a tour around the park after being on your feet all day.

Six Flags America: The Wild One
Manufactured by: Dinn Corporation

Wild One is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags America that was manufactured by the Dinn Corporation and opened up at the park in 1986. This roller coaster was previously known as "Giant Coaster" and it was located at Paragon Park in Hull, Massachusetts. It operated at that park from 1917 to 1985 when it was relocated to Six Flags America.

Six Flags America: The Joker's Jinx
Manufactured by: Premier Rides

The Joker's Jinx is a steel launched roller coaster at Six Flags America, manufactured by Premier Rides, opening up at the park during the 1999 operating season. This coaster uses a LIM Launch system that will launch riders from 0-60 MPH in just over three seconds!

When you walk past the Joker's Jinx, you might think to yourself "What is this hot mess?"

Six Flags America: Superman; Ride of Steel
Manufactured by: Intamin

Superman: Ride of Steel is a steel mega coaster manufactured by Intamin and opened up at Six Flags America during the 2000 operating season. Superman will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 208 feet with a 205 foot drop at a top speed of 73 MPH!

There are two versions of Ride of Steel, one of them is located at Six Flags America and the other is located at Darien Lake Amusement Park in New York. Both of them are identical to one another.

Six Flags America: Roar
Manufactured by: Great Coasters International

Roar is a wooden roller coaster manufactured by Great Coasters International at Six Flags America that opened up at the park in 1998!

This woodie will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 95 feet with an 85 foot drop at a top speed of 51 MPH! You will feel the ROAR on this wooden coaster!

Six Flags America: Ragin Cajun
Manufactured by: Zamperla

Ragin Cajun is a steel wild mouse roller coaster at Six Flags America that was manufactured by Zamperla and opened up at the park during the 2014 operating season. This roller coaster was previously operated at Six Flags America in Illinois.

This spinning wild mouse roller coaster will bring you to a height of 42.7 feet at a top speed of 29.1 MPH. As Ragin Cajun goes around the mouse track, the individual car will spin as the ride is in motion!

Six Flags America: Mind Eraser
Manufactured by: Vekoma

Mind Eraser is a steel inverted roller coaster, manufactured by Vekoma and opened up at Six Flags America in 1995. This inverted roller coaster will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 109.3 feet with a 91 foot drop at a maximum speed of 49.7 MPH!

The ride review

This was not a very good ride at all; talk about a head banging experience, this ride will erase your mind.

Six Flags America: Bourbon Street Fireball
Manufactured by: Larson International

Bourbon Street Fireball is the newest attraction to open up in 2015 and is being dubbed as the park's 10th roller coaster! This "roller coaster" was manufactured by Larson International and it will rock you back and fourth until you reach 360 degrees! This ride will hang you upside down momentarily before it rocks you back down to the bottom of the track for the grand finale.

Six Flags America: BATWING Coaster
Manufactured by: Vekoma

Batwing is a steel flying roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma at Six Flags America and it opened up at the park in 2001. This ride is identical to Firehawk at Kings Island, except for the color of the track and the ride theme.

Batwing will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 115 feet with a 103 foot drop at a maximum speed of 50 MPH. This "lay down" or flying roller coaster has a total of 5 inversions!

Six Flags America: Apocalypse
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard

Apocalypse is a steel stand up roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard at Six Flags America, opening up at the park in 2012! This roller coaster was previously located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois but was relocated to Six Flags America for the 2012 operating season!

This stand up roller coaster will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 100 feet with a 90 foot drop at a top speed of 55 MPH with 2 inversions!

Six Flags America: What's New?!
By: Kevin Michaels

Coming in 2015 at Six Flags America is the Bourbon Street Fireball! Six Flags Parks are opening up these Looping Roller Coasters at four different parks and Six Flags America is lucky enough to be one of the parks!

This seven story looping roller coaster will deliver 360 degree thrills as this coaster will rock you in one direction, rock you backwards then forwards until you go 360 degrees around the track!