Each summer, many amusement parks begin to throw out a few teases of what new attractions are to debut the following year. Much of the timing depends on the opening day of the new attraction, but, with many scheduled to open between Spring Break and Memorial Day weekend, it is time for many parks to get the creative marketing campaigns going. Six Flags has jumped into the fun with a few teases in recent weeks, a bit earlier than usual.
5 Record-Breaking, North American 1st Attractions
During the annual Coaster Con held by American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) in June, Six Flags CEO John Duffy announced that the Six Flags chain would unveil five new attractions that either break a record or are the first of their kinds in North America. Not much more was provided beyond that, not even the breakdown of how many are record-breaking and how many not nor how many might be roller coasters. It is fair to say that some of these attractions are not even roller coasters, but an amusement park goes well-beyond the roller coaster. It is quite possible that one or more of these new interesting attractions are flat rides. Currently, there does not appear to be any construction going on at a Six Flags park that would indicate a massive roller coaster addition, but it might still be too early to tell since most new Six Flags attractions are unveiled for Memorial Day weekend.
Looking at what has been brought up in recent years as well as understanding what might be missing at a Six Flags park, many would contend that its flagship property, Six Flags Magic Mountain, would get a record-breaker. While some hope that a dive coaster is a good possibility for 2018, it is also possible that the park will add a tall flat ride that breaks records, like a SkyScreamer that soars more than 400 feet into the air. Also, Skyline Attractions recently sold its first Skywarp attraction, so it is possible that this unique and new flat ride attraction will come to a Six Flags near you?
Teasing Begins at Fiesta Texas
In addition to the teasing by its CEO, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is looking to get in on the fun; park president, Jeffery Siebert, has taken to social media, teasing an image of a clock with the words “time to say goodbye.” It also appears even more teases are coming soon! Might Six Flags Fiesta be getting a big new attraction or retheming an area in the park? With the newly-added water coaster for 2017, it is quite possible Six Flags will be adding even more to this San Antonio-based thrill park. It appears too early to tell, but the teasers are coming more frequently. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates as we near Six Flags’ annual end-of-summer comprehensive announcement.