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2014-09-30 00:21:06

OCTOBER 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 and November 1 VALENCIA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Magic Mountain's 22(nd) season of Fright Fest® will be the biggest and scariest in the Park's history. The line-up of new haunted attractions includes three immersive and terrifying mazes, a new scare zone, more roving "scare-actors" than ever before, and an additional weekend bringing the total to 14 event days. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-09-26 12:23:36

Six Flags Over Georgia Debuts Biggest and Scariest Fright Fest® AUSTELL, Ga., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Over Georgia - the Thrill Capital of the South - will have guests 'Screaming Bigger', as more than 200 monsters are unleashed to launch the largest Fright Fest(®) in park history. The annual event kicks off on September 27 with a frightastic new live show, two new creepy scare zones and a new twisted maze. "This year, we are turning up the scare factor of Fright Fest, to...

2014-09-26 00:20:52

Six Flags Great America Presents the Biggest and Scariest Fright Fest® Ever GURNEE, Ill., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great America kicks off the biggest and scariest Fright Fest(®) ever featuring extended hours until midnight on Saturdays with SIX haunted attractions and SIX frightastic shows over SIX weekends. The complete transformation of this 100-acre theme park creates a dark and foreboding atmosphere where monster rides and real monsters join forces for the ultimate...

2014-09-25 20:21:44

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On September 26, 2014, New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure, the World's largest theme park, is set to be transformed as 'The Great Muslim Adventure Day', organized by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). This multi-ethnic event will bring Muslims together in a fun-filled, culturally Islamic environment providing family entertainment for the entire family. Throughout the day, organizers will be holding special programs...

2014-08-28 08:26:29

VALLEJO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What goes around, comes around, and in the case of the new Dare Devil Chaos Coaster opening at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, guests will find an exciting new thrill ride guaranteed to get their adrenaline pumping. Dare Devil Chaos Coaster is a single looping coaster that builds anticipation as riders seated back to back travel backwards and forwards until momentum takes them at top speed revolutions, only to stop upside down at 70 feet high and...

2014-08-28 08:25:27

4D Wing Coaster Innovation is the Most Exciting Thrill Ride in the Park's History SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history -- BATMAN((TM)): The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along the way on...

2014-08-28 08:25:15

Area will offer pint-sized pirates fun ways to explore and cool off LAKE GEORGE, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great Escape today announced the addition of the newly renovated Buccaneer Beach in 2015. The restoration and transformation of Noah's Sprayground, the most popular children's area in Splashwater Kingdom, will offer children and young families a brand new place to cool off on hot summer days. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/140178 The refreshed...

2014-08-28 08:24:36

JACKSON, N.J., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great Adventure, the world's largest theme park, plans for more roller coaster thrills and Halloween scares in 2015. The 510-acre theme park, which was recently voted America's second best theme park by USA TODAY readers, debuts the park's thirteenth roller coaster -- Looping Dragon, and expands its notoriously scary Fright Fest Halloween festival. Looping Dragon Roars into Six Flags In 2015, Six Flags Great Adventure...

2014-08-28 04:21:38

Tallest Slide at the Park Featuring Nearly 90 Degree Drop MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags White Water will make an enormous splash in 2015 with the addition of Dive Bomber, an electrifying capsule water slide towering 10 stories tall. Dive Bomber will take the existing Cliffhanger attraction to new heights and become the tallest water slide ever built at the South's Most Thrilling Water Park. "We are excited to introduce Dive Bomber at White Water as one of the most...

2014-08-28 04:21:33

Seven-Story Looping Coaster and Extended Season Offerings to Generate New Family Memories at the Park AUSTELL, Ga., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A full season of chaos, mischief and mayhem are on tap, as Six Flags Over Georgia announces two new devious rides that will wreak havoc in the park for the 2015 season. The park's 12(th) roller coaster, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster, along with Harley Quinn Spinsanity, will debut as Gotham City's newest challenges. "We are excited to introduce two new...


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