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Six Flags America (SFA) Discussion Thread

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:20 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Six Flags America (SFA), this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

February 24th, 2005 - water to be upgraded/expanded to Hurricane Harbor - SEE BELOW!
July 5th, 2005 - Woman dies of heart at Hurricane Harbor

December 18th, 2006 - Tony Hawk Halfpipe announced for Hurricane Harbor in 2008

May 24th, 2008 - Tony Hawk's Halfpipe opens today
July 30th, 2008 - Frightorium (haunted house during Fright Fest) suffers seriuos fire damage

April 4th, 2009 - Thomas Town announces for 2010

February 10th, 2010 - Details of Thomas Town announced
May 13th, 2010 - Rumor of a Tony Hawk Big Spin (which never materializes)

April 8th, 2011 - Zoomazon Falls waterslides to be installed in 2011
June 9th, 2011 - SFA announces that Skull Mountain will permanently close in 30 days
June 13th, 2011 - First rumor that Iron Wolf will be moved from SF Great America
September 1st, 2011 - It is confirmed that Iron Wolf is being moved and renamed Apocalypse
September 4th, 2011 - Skull Mountain demolition pictures
December 7th, 2011 - Rick Howarth to become park's new president!

April 2nd, 2012 - Apocalypse track work completed
June 7th, 2012 - Apocalypse Media Day
August 30th, 2012 - Bonzai Pipelines Announced!

January 10th, 2013 - Small fire reported near bumper cars building
July 5th, 2013 - The local NBC affiliate is reporting that SFA will now more easily be able to build rides over 200 feet high
August 28th, 2013 - Park to get new Mardi Gras themed land with two new rides!
August 29th, 2013 - Ragin Cajun moving from SFGAm to SFA

June 20th, 2014 - Rajun Cajun opens, station still a work in progress
August 28th, 2014 - Bourbon Street Fireball announced for 2015

April 6th, 2015 - SFA season opens with Joker's Jinx under repair
September 3rd, 2015 - Splashwater Falls (interactive play structure)

September 1st, 2016 - Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth (Star Flyer) announced

August 31st, 2017 - Wahoo River to replace Castaway Creek

August 30th, 2018 - conversion of Apocalypse to Firebird, with floorless trains announced

Original Post:

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/america/P ... 22405.html

Two new big slides, a new beach area, new restaurants, new paint, and new name: Paradise Island no more.

Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:22 am.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:45 am

All I can say is THANK GOD! That waterpark has not been updated since I moved to Maryland nine years ago, unless you count that Crocodile Cal's Beachhouse as an update. A lot of those rides needed serious refurbishment, and hopefully, with this facelift, they'll get it. The only thing I have to complain about is the fact that they're changing the name to Hurricane Harbor. It's so predictable. At least with Paradise Island, it was somewhat original. Well, at any rate, it will definitely be more fun to go to this year.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:40 am

Good lord, not ANOTHER Tornado! Thats 5 Tornado's opening this year at SF parks alone (SFSTL, SFDL, SFAW, SFKK and now this one). Plus Michigans Adventure is getting one. At this rate, every SF park will have a Tornado by 2008.
Still, its nice to hear SF is adding something to this slightly forgotten park, should be nice to see.

Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:49 am

At least they're cloning a good ride!!! Not like the SLC wave of the 90's!!

Elissa "waterpark enthusiast!" Alvey

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:16 pm

I just hope they pull out all the green astro turf and put in some trees. It felt like an overgrown miniature golf course to me.

If it they do the same thing they did to SFNE's waterpark when they Hurricane Harborize it, it should be a big success.

Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:49 pm

That waterpark certainly needs some new rides. Now I'm really sad that I didn't get a season pass to SFA for Valentines Day. Glad to see though that this waterpark and SFDLs are finally getting some much deserved attention; though it does affect my market up here in Derek's Garden Hose Kingdom North.

Derek "Still like the Toilet Bowl ride the best!" Ruth

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:14 am

Airtime 2000 wrote:Good lord, not ANOTHER Tornado! Thats 5 Tornado's opening this year at SF parks alone (SFSTL, SFDL, SFAW, SFKK and now this one). Plus Michigans Adventure is getting one. At this rate, every SF park will have a Tornado by 2008.

Sorry to be anal, but this just bothers me. SFAW is not getting a Tornado. Splashtown is.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:08 am

Look another Tornado! It seems like every waterpark seems to be getting them. The free admission thing is kinda cool. I wish Disney would do that sort with DCA.

Death at SFA's Hurricane Harbor

Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:21 am

A woman died of cardiac arrest last night at Hurricane Harbor, located inside of Six Flags America. She died on the Shark Attack waterslide.


Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:36 am

Though i haven't heard anything about that one yet, here's a few more for last weekend.
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