Six Flags unveils new record-setting and world’s first thrill rides and roller coasters for 2020

Six Flags will add a collection of record-setting and world’s first thrill rides and roller coasters to its amusement parks next summer that promise to go higher, faster and further than ever before.

Six Flags announced a host of new 2020 attractions on Thursday, Aug. 29 for its amusement parks and water parks in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Let’s take a closer look at what’s on tap for Summer 2020 at Six Flags parks across North America.


The Jersey Devil single-rail coaster coming in 2020 to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. (Courtesy of Six Flags)

Six Flags Great Adventure

New Jersey

The Jersey Devil single-rail coaster coming to Six Flags Great Adventure will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest ride of its kind.

The 130-foot-tall coaster will reach a top speed of 58 mph over a 3,000-foot-long track through the woods. The coaster trains will travel through a raven dive,180-degree stall and zero-gravity roll.

Passengers will sit in an inline-style train with their legs straddling a monorail I-beam track.

Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas will get the first Mack Power Splash launched shuttle coaster in North America.

Aquaman Power Splash will travel backward and forward twice on a U-shaped track before a dramatic splashdown finale that generates a tremendous wave of water.

The 20-seat boat will travel backward up a 148-foot-tall track spike before racing forward across an undulating track skimming over a pool of water to another towering spike. Riders will then hurtle backward again above the lake and up the first 90-degree spike again. After a brief hangtime, the boat will splash down into the lake at 63 mph unleashing a powerful wave.

The first Mack Power Splash debuted in 2016 at Walibi Belgium, a former Six Flags park.

Six Flags Great America

Illinois

The Tsunami Surge water coaster coming to Six Flags Great America will be the tallest ride of its kind in the world.

The 86-foot-tall water coaster will reach a top speed of 28 mph over 950 feet of slides and tunnels with three gravity-defying ascents and five drops.

Tsunami Surge will feature WhiteWater West AquaLucent translucent fibreglass slides.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Daredevil Dive promises to send riders through banks, dives, loops and inversions.

The new attraction coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas is billed as the tallest ride of its kind in the world.

The four-seat cars will be themed as steampunk flying machines as they soar over Crackaxle Canyon while engaging in aerial dogfights during a barnstorming journey.

Six Flags New England

Massachusetts

The Supergirl Sky Flyer will send riders spinning and tilting while suspended from a massive whirling wheel as they soar seven stories through the sky in open-air vehicles.

The thrill ride will be added to the DC Super Hero Adventures section of Six Flags New England.

Six Flags added a Zamerpla Endeavour ride in 2019 at its St. Louis park called Supergirl Sky Flyer.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Vallejo

The Sidewinder Safari roller coaster will navigate hairpin turns, steep drops and helixes along a 1,400-foot-long track.

The new family coaster coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will be combined with an animal exhibit. Riders will enter through a jungle-themed queue displaying snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia will add a new Gotham City area with two attractions themed to DC Comics super villains.

The Catwoman Whip lifts riders on a seven-story-tall giant arm while twirling them on a high-speed spinning wheel.

Poison Ivy Toxic Twister, themed to Batman’s arch-enemy, adds a DC villainess twist to a classic Scrambler ride.

La Ronde

Montreal, Quebec

The Vipere free-fly roller coaster coming to La Ronde will send riders on a head-over-heels journey with drops, free falls and somersaults.

Six Flags Mexico

Mexico City

The CraZanity thrill ride coming to Six Flags Mexico will be the world’s tallest pendulum ride.

Six Flags is only saying the record height will be more than 50 meters (164 feet). But the ride will need to be at least 9 feet taller to top the reigning champ: The 172-foot-tall Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Six Flags St. Louis

Missouri

The Catwoman Whip thrill ride coming to Six Flags St. Louis will whip riders at 50 mph in a spinning rotation as they flip head over heels. The giant arm will reach a height of 164 feet in the air.

Six Flags Great Escape

New York

The Adirondack Outlaw thrill ride coming to Six Flags Great Escape will feature 360-degree rotations as it swings 16 stories high at 50 mph.

The head-over-heels ride promises spectacular views of Lake George.

Six Flags America

Maryland

The new Harley Quinn Spinsanity giant pendulum ride coming to Six Flags America will spin and swing riders at high speeds. The towering, swinging giant disc will reach speeds of 70 mph as it whips back and forth.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Valencia

Six Flags Magic Mountain will invest in its two biggest annual offerings with the largest expansion ever of the Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park seasonal events.

Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest will introduce a new scare zone, more scareactors, live entertainment and special events to the Underground area in 2020. Holiday in the Park will add seasonal lighting and themed entertainment next year to the new area of the park.

Water Parks

Six Flags Darien Lake in New York will transform its water park into Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and add a Wahoo Wave water wall slide.

The Magic Waters water park in Illinois will become Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford and add the new Tidal Wave water slide.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix in Arizona will add an activity pool.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington in Texas will open the new Banzai Pipeline tower with three slides.

Six Flags White Water Atlanta in Georgia will open the Python Plunge raft slide

White Water Bay water park in Oklahoma will become Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City and introduce a Wahoo Racer racing slide.

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There’s Santa, snow and more at Six Flags Magic Mountain as Holiday in the Park opens

Six Flags Magic Mountain was spectacularly decked out on a chilly Saturday night for the opening of Holiday in the Park.

Now in its fourth year, Holiday in the Park – which runs for 28 nights beginning Saturday, Nov. 18 and going through Sunday, Dec. 31 – features six uniquely themed “wow zones,” live shows and entertainment, seasonal eats and drinks, and rides and attractions.

As darkness fell, more than a million lights illuminated the night to resounding “oohs and aahs” of parkgoers, and “snow” flurries wafted gently toward the ground.

Holiday music filled the air, mixing with the whoosh of the roller coasters.

And people were cheerful.

  • A performer entertains an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    A performer entertains an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Rockin’ Universe during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Rockin’ Universe during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People gather to roast marshmallows at Fire & Ice at Metro Park Pub during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People gather to roast marshmallows at Fire & Ice at Metro Park Pub during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Performers entertain an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Performers entertain an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alissa Deraprahamian, 6, of Manhattan Beach, visits Santa Claus at Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Alissa Deraprahamian, 6, of Manhattan Beach, visits Santa Claus at Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Performers entertain an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Performers entertain an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Sunsets as people roam during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Sunsets as people roam during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Performers entertain an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Performers entertain an audience during the Kwerkmas show during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Kristopher Vargas, 3, of East Los Angeles, roams through Gleampunk District with his parents during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Kristopher Vargas, 3, of East Los Angeles, roams through Gleampunk District with his parents during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People roam through Gleampunk District during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Katelyn Figueroa, 10, plays with her brother Luis, 3, at Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Katelyn Figueroa, 10, plays with her brother Luis, 3, at Winter Wonderland during opening night of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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“It makes you feel like the holidays are already here,” said Amber Hunter of Baldwin Park. She was visiting the park with her husband and 6-year-old son, Alex, who had just come from visiting with Santa in his quaint little house in Winter Wonderland.

“All the lights really put you in the mood,” said Anahid Deraprahamian of Manhattan Beach who was visiting the park with her 6-year-old cousin, Alissa.

The Winter Wonderland is the most traditional of the “wow zones,” decorated with candycane-striped lights, “snow” on the ground, “ice” sculptures, and a lane where visitors can take in the scene as they stroll under a lighted canopy of trees.

Each zone is unique, from the main gate’s candy colored Holiday Square to the contemporary Snowy Nights.

Betsy Gilliland was roasting a marshmallow for her S’more over an open fire pit at the new Fire & Ice at the Metro Park Pub, where visitors can order up seasonal dishes like lobster mac and cheese, chicken or pork tamales, and enchilada soup, and wrap their hands around a warm cup of champurrado, a Mexican chocolate drink thickened with maize.

Christmas is a big deal in her family so she was enjoying the night.

“I only wish they turned the lights on sooner,” Gilliland said. “Other than that, it’s been a very nice day so far. I love the music.”

The Gleampunk District, a steampunk-inspired area that plunges parkgoers into the sci-fi world of Jules Verne, is the largest of the “wow zones.” It’s where to catch the “Cirque”-style show “Kwerkmas” inside the Gearworks Theater.

Included in the price of admission, this variety show features a procession of dancers, aerialists, and acrobats entertaining the audience with a chair-balancing act to high-flying trampoline twists, flips, and all-around zaniness.

That last act stole the show.

But there’s entertainment to be found throughout the park, including in DC Universe where Danny Rowe of Tehachapi stopped to admire “Rockin’ Universe,” a programmed light show synchronized to holiday music.Three different shows are choreographed to three different musical arrangements.

Rowe, who caught a swinging set, said “it’s definitely a highlight” of the event which he has never missed.

For all of its warm and fuzziness, it was hard to ignore the thing that draws most guests to the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and that’s roller coasters.

Back by popular demand, Six Flags Magic Mountain has transformed The New Revolution into “Santa’s Wild Sleigh Ride,” a virtual reality experience that puts riders in the passenger seat of Santa’s sleigh.

Their job is to hurl snowballs at a mischievous elf bent on stopping Santa Claus from delivering toys on Christmas Eve.

Rowe said his favorite is Tazu, which isn’t dressed up for the holidays, but still.

“It’s the best,” he said, “period.”

Holiday in the Park

When: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 26, Saturday, Dec. 2, Sunday, Dec. 3, Saturday, Dec. 9, Sunday, Dec. 10, Saturday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 31

Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia

Tickets: $59.99-$84.99. Season passes are $84.99.

Information: www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

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What to expect from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest

“Let them out!” came chants from people lining the streets on the opening night of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest.

When the large wooden gate swung open at 7 p.m. sharp, zombies, demons, and ghouls ran out and vanished into the night for the start of the biggest, most terrifying Halloween celebration yet at the Valencia amusement park.

Now in its 25th year, Fright Fest returns weekends through Oct. 31 with seven haunted mazes, six scare zones and more than 500 monsters on the prowl. And this year there’s no place to hide.

  • Kiana Gold, right, gets the finishing touches on her makeup as of the 500 Six Flags Fright Fest characters to scare the visitors to the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Kiana Gold, right, gets the finishing touches on her makeup as of the 500 Six Flags Fright Fest characters to scare the visitors to the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Jo Jo Zhu, left, joins 42 other makeup artist as she puts the finishing touches to Jacob Lucero, one of 500 “scareacters” on hand at the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday evening. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Jo Jo Zhu, left, joins 42 other makeup artist as she puts the finishing touches to Jacob Lucero, one of 500 “scareacters” on hand at the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday evening. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn, left, grabs Jorge Garcia of Los Angeles to pose for a photo during the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn, left, grabs Jorge Garcia of Los Angeles to pose for a photo during the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Veteran Six Flags Fright Fest characters from left, Glen Livingston, Andrew Monk, Ricky Moore and Bryan Reznick prepare to scare the visitors at Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Veteran Six Flags Fright Fest characters from left, Glen Livingston, Andrew Monk, Ricky Moore and Bryan Reznick prepare to scare the visitors at Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Some of the 500 Six Flags Fright Fest “scareacters” run through the crowd in the nightly event called “the surge” to begin the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Some of the 500 Six Flags Fright Fest “scareacters” run through the crowd in the nightly event called “the surge” to begin the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alicia Watson, center, and Destiny Ingram from Montana are attacked by a mutant in the Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising maze during the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Alicia Watson, center, and Destiny Ingram from Montana are attacked by a mutant in the Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising maze during the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Maria Lemus, left, and Ariel Solis of Van Nuys run from a ghoul in the Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising maze during the Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Maria Lemus, left, and Ariel Solis of Van Nuys run from a ghoul in the Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising maze during the Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Park visitors are accosted by one of the 500 “scareacters”on hand at the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Park visitors are accosted by one of the 500 “scareacters”on hand at the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Lilian Terron, left, takes a photo of one of the “scareacters” at the Masquerade Party during the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Lilian Terron, left, takes a photo of one of the “scareacters” at the Masquerade Party during the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Park visitors are accosted by one of the 500 characters on hand at the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday evening. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    Park visitors are accosted by one of the 500 characters on hand at the Six Flags Fright Fest Opening Night at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Saturday evening. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (By Dan Watson. Contributing Photographer, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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“When we flip the switch to Fright Fest it is a scary, scary environment,” said Bonnie Sherman Weber, president of Six Flags Magic Mountain who encourages guests “embrace the scare.”

New this year is the blackout maze “Dead End,” an offshoot of the “Willoughby’s Resurrected” story about the decaying mansion on the hill that has been taken over by evil spirits. In the new maze, which is located near Ninja, guests are lured into pitch black corridors armed only with faulty flashlights that seem to fail just as ghouls jump out.

“This one was kind of different because I didn’t expect them to control the torch,” said Sabhbh O’Dwyer, a 13-year-old girl from Santa Clarita who had just exited the maze with Teia Salvino, 11. “In other mazes, you can see the scenery but with this one not really knowing where to go was probably the scariest part.”

Entering the mazes requires a wristband for an additional cost. But guests can ride Six Flags Magic Mountain’s biggest roller coasters in the dark or walk through a fog-thick scare zone.

The City of Metropolis sets the stage for the “Damned ‘N Disguise” masquerade ball, a scare zone where the one thing you don’t want to be is the life of the party. When the music changes, the masks come off to reveal monsters whose one goal is to scare off the guests.

Fortunately, the Metro Park Pub’s new Club 6-Feet Under is welcoming to all.

Stop into this pop-up party central anytime for food and drinks. It features a DJ spinning into the wee hours of Fright Fest. You can shake your booty while getting scared out of your socks at the same time. You may even invent a new dance.

For an extra thrill, Six Flags Magic Mountain has also added the behind-the-scenes experience “Hidden Haunts VIP Tour” of remote areas of the park for real-life ghost stories. Of course, there are no such things as ghosts, right? Or are there?

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest

When:  Weekends through Oct. 31, as well as Oct. 30 and 31.

Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia

Tickets: $84.99 for admission and $99.99 for admission plus the mazes if purchased on-site. $55.99 for admission and $76.99 for admission plus the mazes if purchased online. Hidden Haunts VIP Tour pricing starts at $399.99.

Information: 661-255-4100. www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

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Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils new ride for 2018 with discounted season passes

Six Flags Magic Mountain unveiled a new ride for 2018 Thursday, Aug. 31.

But, as its name suggests, the ride Crazanity is not for the faint of heart.

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new pendulum ride, Crazanity, will open in spring 2018. (Courtesy rendering)
Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new pendulum ride, Crazanity, will open in spring 2018.

Theme park president Bonnie Sherman Weber described it in a statement as “a mash-up of craziness and insane fun, an experience different from anything else we have in our unparalleled thrill ride arsenal.”

Crazanity, which was announced in a special online event, will be the world’s tallest pendulum ride when it opens in late spring in the newly themed Boardwalk area of the park. It will stand 17 stories high and travel at speeds of up to 75 miles an hour, whipping back and forth, higher and higher, as 40 riders sit strapped to the outside of a large disk rotating counterclockwise.

According to a park spokesperson, the ride will be located across the midway from Tidal Wave, next to where the current bumper cars attraction stands. The Metro station currently there will be removed.

Enhanced bumper cars, renovated attractions, dining, games and shopping are also planned for the new Boardwalk.

Six Flags Magic Mountain will open the world’s tallest pendulum ride in spring, and it’s name sums up the experience. It’s Crazanity. (Courtesy rendering)
Six Flags Magic Mountain will open the world’s tallest pendulum ride in spring, and it’s name sums up the experience. It’s Crazanity.

The announcement follows other big news for the park.

In July, Six Flags Magic Mountain unveiled “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis,” a shoot ’em up attraction with a DC Comics theme. It immerses riders into a fight between good and evil. As they enter the attraction, they get the back story: Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Harley Quinn have taken over Metropolis and captured the Justice League’s Supergirl, The Flash, and Green Lantern. Riders don 3-D glasses and then step into motion base vehicles armed with laser guns to help Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Cyborg save the day.

Last week, the park announced it is staying open every day of the year come January. And that makes the second part of Thursday’s announcement all the more thrilling.

Six Flags Magic Mountain kicks off its special Flash Sale, featuring savings of up to 70 percent on 2018 season passes. Pass holders can put them to use now on visits for the rest of the year, including park admission to Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

The sale continues through Sept. 4.

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