A new Virtual Reality experience may be opening on Fiesta Texas' drop tower, Scream!, Planet SIX has learned.
Last year, Six Flags introduced virtual reality experiences on coasters at many of its parks including Fiesta Texas. The addition of this technology became immensely popular with park goers and is expected to return. Scream! would be the first flat ride attraction in the chain in the chain to feature a virtual reality experience.
A similar experience has been introduced in South Korea's Lotte World on their drop ride this. "Riders of Gyro Drop, an attraction that drops people from the top of a tower that’s about 70 meters (230 feet) high, will wear VR goggles, which create the feeling that they are falling from a much higher point. What they see on screen is an image of a futuristic city, and they will be rescued from what seems to be an endless fall by a robot popping out from one corner of their point of view," stated in an article by Korea JoongAng Daily.
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Six Flags Zhejiang
The theme park will be the first Six Flags in the country, and will be located in Haiyan in Zhejiang province and will feature a number of record-breaking roller coasters, unique thrill experiences, incredible live shows and more.
The SF company has announced that a water park will be built adjacent to the $4.6 billion Six Flags Zhejiang theme park, and is now under construction on the coast of Hangzhou Bay. Like the theme park, the water park will be developed jointly with China's Riverside Investment Group Both are expected to open in 2019.
They have also announced that Mark Kane will be the general manager and park president of Six Flags Zhejiang. He was previously park president at Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags New England.
Accesso, a technology company with North American headquarters in Lake Mary, unveiled a new product that will be used at Six Flags and other parks it works with. It is said to be much like the popular MagicBand system at Walt Disney World.
Written by Edward De Leon
I was fortunate enough to spend my black friday at the original Six Flags park, Six Flags Over Texas. This was not my first visit to the park, but it definitely was better than the last. The park's annual Holiday in the Park event was in full swing and I must say, their event is totally different compared to what I'm used to at Magic Mountain. Enough of the long introduction. Let's get started, shall we?
NEW TEXAS GIANT
On my first trip to Over Texas, my main priority was to ride Texas Giant. That did not happen. The exact day I left to Texas was the same day the incident happened in 2013. Luckily, this time around, fate was on my side and I rushed straight to the ride once the park opened. New Texas Giant delievers high octane airtime and its speed is consistant till the train hits the final brakes. This ride lives up to its name.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS 4D
With a second generation of the attraction coming to Magic Mountain next year, I definitely wanted to experience the original for myself. Without any spoilers, this attraction is out of the ordinary for a Six Flags park. I really enjoyed the thematic elements and how well it was put together. My only dislike was the length of the experience, but I'm sure the newer version will be slightly longer.
GOTHAM CITY EXPANDED
Gotham City was recently expanded this year with three new ride experiences. HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity is a re-theme of their Crazy Legs ride. THE RIDDLER Revenge is a giant pendulum ride and it's a fan favorite. It was so popular among the crowd, the wait was never less than 30+ min all day. The last ride is CATWOMEN Whip, a modern take on the classic enterprise. These two new rides are wonderful additions that Magic Mountain should take into consideration. My only pet peeve about this newly expanded area is the lack of thematic elements, and the ride entrances were the only thing that kept within the theme. With THE JOKER opening next season, hopefully they can fix that.
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Holiday in the Park has been a tradition for quite some time at Six Flags Over Texas. This event has ten different shows and many other holiday attractions located all throughout the park. Something that I've notice at this event was the 'simplicity at its best’ style of theme projected for their event. I really enjoyed the classic decor of wreaths hung up on the doors, garland lined the buildings and the poinsettias planted throughout their Texas section. Within the area was the "Fa-la-la-la Light Show," which was alright. Maybe I'm just too spoiled with the Rockin' Universe extravaganza over at the Mountain. What I did enjoy a lot was the "Honky Tonk Christmas" show. The show was a mix of country style Christmas music and choreography with a hint of holiday humor. On top of that, the theatre was so intimate that it felt like a family get together. That is something you don't get to experience so much at parks. Easily one of my favorite holiday shows. Overall, I think it was a cute event, but I prefer the one at Magic Mountain.
Overall, I had a really great time at Six Flags Over Texas for the short amount of hours they were open for. Don't forget to check their Holiday in the Park event if you happen to be in the area and if not, there are plenty elsewhere!
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In 2017, Parque Warner will expand their waterpark, Parque Warner Beach, with new, adult-oriented thrill slides. This new precinct will feature thematic elements inspired by popular DC Comic characters including WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, HARLEY QUINN and THE JOKER. Check out more details below.
OPENING IN 2019
Six Flags Dubai will feature a number of record-breaking roller coasters, unique thrill experiences, incredible live shows and more. The first Six Flags theme park located in the UAE will be located near the LapitaTM Hotel and RiverlandTM Dubai.
JACKSON, N.J. ─ March 28, 2016 ─ The chaos continues at Six Flags Great Adventure as a classic family roller coaster takes on a whole new persona in 2016. Next to The Joker, the park’s insane, new 4D, free-fly coaster currently taking shape, a sleek and serpentine coaster that has been thrilling families for more than 15 years will make her debut as Harley QuinnCrazy Train this spring.
“It is only fitting that this twisted makeover reunites The Joker with his partner in crime, Harley Quinn,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald. “As ultimate thrill seekers flock to our new, jaw-dropping coaster The Joker, family-sized thrills will be right next door with Harley Quinn Crazy Train.”
Harley Quinn Crazy Train facts:
· Steel coaster reaching a maximum speed of 22 mph
· Nearly 3 story lift hill (28 feet tall)
· 1,181 feet of twisted red and black track
· 1 minute 45 seconds ride
· 20 passengers per train
· Minimum 41” tall to ride
Harley Quinn Crazy Train is expected to roll into town by late April. For more information about the 2016 season at Six Flags Great Adventure, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
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Six Flags branded theme park & Hurricane Harbor water park to be built in Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening in 2019
GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (NYSE:SIX), THE WORLD'S LARGEST REGIONAL THEME PARK COMPANY, TODAY ANNOUNCED A NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NAVI ENTERTAINMENT, A PRIVATE COMPANY BASED IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, TO BUILD A THEME PARK AND A WATER PARK IN VIETNAM USING THE SIX FLAGS AND SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR BRAND NAMES, RESPECTIVELY. BOTH ARE EXPECTED TO OPEN IN THE NEXT THREE TO FOUR YEARS.
"OUR INTERNATIONAL LICENSING STRATEGY IS GAINING MOMENTUM AND PROVIDES STRONG LONG-TERM UPSIDE FOR THE COMPANY ABOVE AND BEYOND THE GROWTH OPPORTUNITY OF OUR NORTH AMERICA PROPERTIES,” SAID JOHN DUFFEY, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT.
“WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR THIRD INTERNATIONAL LICENSING PARTNERSHIP AND ARE HONORED TO WORK WITH THE HIGHLY-QUALIFIED TEAM AT NAVI ENTERTAINMENT AS WE CONTINUE EXPANDING THE SIX FLAGS BRAND GLOBALLY,” SAID JOHN ODUM, PRESIDENT OF SIX FLAGS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CO.
"WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BRING THE SIX FLAGS BRAND TO VIETNAM THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE TWO PARKS, AND CONFIDENT WE CAN OFFER GUESTS UNIQUE AND THRILLING EXPERIENCES LIKE NO OTHER IN THE COUNTRY,” SAID TIN NGUYEN, CHAIRMAN OF NAVI ENTERTAINMENT.
TERMS OF THE ARRANGEMENT WERE NOT DISCLOSED.
ABOUT SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST REGIONAL THEME PARK COMPANY WITH $1.3 BILLION IN REVENUE AND 18 PARKS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, MEXICO AND CANADA. FOR 55 YEARS, SIX FLAGS HAS ENTERTAINED MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WITH WORLD-CLASS COASTERS, THEMED RIDES, THRILLING WATER PARKS AND UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.SIXFLAGS.COM.
One of our goals is to provide as much insight and information as we could to our viewers. With that being said, we will now be providing updates for Six Flags Great Adventure when they are available to us. Thanks to SFGADv, we are able to provide Joker construction pictures for our viewers.
The Joker is a brand new 4D free spin coaster coming to SFGADv in 2016.
To learn more about this attraction, please visit their website.
OPENING IN 2019
The first Six Flags theme park in China will be located in Haiyan in Zhejiang province and will feature a number of record-breaking roller coasters, unique thrill experiences, incredible live shows and more.