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May 6 Six Flags America

May 07, 2001

Six Flags America



Where: 13710 Central Ave., Largo, Md.

Highlights: This 115-acre theme and water park has more than 100 rides, attractions, shows and games, including the new Batwing coaster and recent additions that include Superman - Ride of Steel, The Joker's Jinx and Two-Face: The Flip Side.

Open

Six Flags America: Weekends only - Today, May 11 to 13 and 18 to 20; Daily - Thursday, May 24, through Monday, Sept. 3; Fall openings - Sept. 9, 15 and 16; FrightFest - Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 5 through 28

Paradise Island Water Park: May 26 to 28, June 1 to 3, daily from June 8 to Aug. 26, and Aug. 30 to Sept. 3

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Admission:

  • $34.99 - Adults
  • $17.49 - Children 48 inches and shorter
  • $25.99 - Ages 62 and older and those with disabilities
  • Free - Ages 3 and younger.


Prices do not include tax, or additional costs for attractions such as games, Go-Karts, rock climbing, the Skycoaster or Brutal Planet

Parking: $8

New for 2001: Batwing is the newest roller coaster at Six Flags America, and boasts of approximating flight for its passengers.

Strapped into a harness, riders tilt backward with their heads facing forward. At the top of an initial, 115-foot hill, passengers are reclined to a 30-degree angle so all that can be seen is the sky above them. The ride then "soars" through eight inversions, corkscrews, twists and horizontal loops.

Also new is a skycoaster, in which passengars are strapped into a harness, hoisted 100 feet in the air and swung down to within 20 feet of the ground.

For information: Call 1-301-249-1500 or go to www.sixflags.com/america on the Web.

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