On September 3rd, Six Flags announced their plans for 2016 for each park. Unfortunately, it was a more disappointing (actually that would be an understatement) year than in years past. So, what was announced and what are our thoughts? Let’s find out:
Six Flags Great Escape: Greezed Lightning
Wonder why it’s been a disappointing year? Well one of the reasons is that not only were there FOUR Larson Super Loops announced this year, but they were all classified as coasters! Typical Six Flags laziness and/or marketing scheme! The only park we feel this “coaster” (ugh) type fits is Six Flags Great Escape. It’s a small park, so whatever, it works for them.
Six Flags America: Splashwater Falls
Sigh. Six Flags America has become a punchline turned into a tragedy. The only things this park has gotten since their last NEW coaster in 2001 (Batwing) were a relocated B&M Standup, relocated Spinning Wild Mouse, and a Larson Super Loop. And now their outdated waterpark is only getting a splashpad update. Six Flags, if you’re reading this, either sell the park or just plain bulldoze it!
Six Flags La Ronde: Le Vampire backwards, Phoenix, Gravitor
It’s no surprise that Le Vampire is going backwards for 2016. We are also glad though that La Ronde’a flat ride section is getting updated, especially with two fairly unique rides.
Okay, this is a fun ride, and a great addition. But Six Flags, please use different theming for different parks. Enough clones.
Six Flags St. Louis: Fireball
Another Super Loop. What a surprise.
Finally! The only great attraction in 2016! The Joker looks to be a sick RMC revamp of the already thrilling Roar! Though, we’re not sure why they went with a Joker theme instea of “Iron Roar” or whatever like what Six Flags has done the past few years.
Six Flags New England: Fireball, Superman: The Ride
ANOTHER Super Loop?! Or rather, ANOTHER ‘FIREBALL’? Typical Six Flags laziness. However, we are glad that Six Flags New England is doing away with the Bizzaro theme on their Intamin hypercoaster and returning to a Superman theme with no onboard audio.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Fireball, Spinsanity, Hurricane Force 5
ENOUGH WITH THE FIREBALLS!!!! Anyways, thanks Fiesta Texas for upgrading your family section!
Six Flags Over Georgia: Bugs Bunny Boomtown/DC Super Friends
Could potentially be the best kids area out there, even better than Kings Island/Dominion’s Planet Snoopy!
Six Flags Over Texas: Riddler’s Revenge (not the coaster), Harley Quinn’s Spinsanity, Catwoman’s Whip
Memo to Six Flags, COME UP WITH NEW NAMES!!!! Other than that, this seem like a solid addition to their flat ride lineup.
Six Flags Great America: Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
See Six Flags Mexico…
S&S Free Spins are great rides, but this is a very boneheaded decision by Great Adventure. They are way to small in capacity for a huge park like Great Adventure. Why didn’t they go with the 10 inversion, 220 foot model instead of this one anyways?
Six Flags Magic Mountain: New Revolution
Six Flags is advertising this like it’s a new coaster. Of course. But we love how they are going back to the lap bars instead of the painful OTSRs like the past 20 years.
What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments section below!