The park's top attractions are Superman: Ride of Steel (Intamin Hyper) and Wild One (relocated wooden coaster). The supporting cast of coasters includes a Vekoma Flyer (Batwing), The Joker's Jinx (Premier), and Roar (a tempermental woodie from GCI).
The park has many traditional flat rides, but nothing cutting edge. The waterpark is included with the admission price.
The park only has one franchise, Johnny Rockets, but still offers a wide variety of options. Other options in the park include hot dogs, burgers, chicken tenders, chinese, BBQ, pizza, cheesesteaks, and Mexican. Heritage House is the closest thing the park has to a food court.
The park is open from mid-April to October, with daily operation starting in late May and ending in August. For hours of operations on the date of your visit, please check the park's website at:
Established Seasonal Events
The park holds the annual Fright Fest event during weekends in October.
Access & Location
Take Metro's Blue Line to Largo Town Center. Transfer to the C22 Bus and exit in front of Six Flags America. Please note that Metro operating hours vary. Please visit http://www.wmata.com for more information.
While directions to the park are not difficult there are many ways to get there; so if you're a first timer consult the park's website for directions: http://www.sixflags.com/america/info/Directions.aspx.
There are no lodging options within walking distance of the park. The park's website list some nearby/partners options: http://hotels.sixflags.com/1962_welcome.html.
The park is situated between two major cities, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, so plenty of options exist within 45 minutes of the park.
Virtual Queue Options
The park does offer the Flashpass electronic queuing system, in both regular and "gold" versions. For pricing and other information, please visit the official park website:
Every year the park is consistent in offering a comedic stunt show along with a few musical shows.
Six Flags America is a frustrating park. Go there on the right day, usually in the spring when crowds are light, and you can have a pretty good time. But those summer days can be a killer. SFA does offer a fair lineup of coasters (Wild One is arguably a “classic” woodie), but the rides and guests are all too often victims of slipshod operations.
Theming ranges from OK (the entrance) to sparse (even the Joker would be ashamed to be seen in SFA’s “Gotham City”). Still, there is an extensive water park, and SFA does have some potential. But the park really needs to improve operations to become more than a credit stop between New Jersey and Virginia.
Considering they haven't added a single coaster (or much of anything else), since 2001, the park has an excellent coaster lineup. SROS is world class while Wild One, Joker, and Batwing are all good. They also have a unique pirate-themed log flume (when open), plus decent flats & water park. However, the operations are terrible, the layout is mind-boggling, and what’s left of the clientele can be scary. Make sure you hit the big rides if you see them open, because most will break at some point.
Disney is Neiman Marcus, Universal is Bloomindales, Busch/Blacksone is Macy's, Cedar Fair is JC Penney (maybe), Six Flags is Walmart. Six Flags America is the Tijuana Dollar General (minus any good donkey shows). Good coasters: Batwing, Superman, Wild One. OK coaster: Joker's Jinx. Bad Coasters: everything else. Weird layout. Nice theming in the old areas not built by Six Flags. Sucky theming elsewhere. DONT EAT THE CHURROS.
I have been going to this park since it has been Adventure World. Six Flags bought the park and opened it as Six Flags America in May of either 1999 or 2000 I don't remember. The customer service sucks in this park. They keep taking rides out and not putting any in. If you are interested in getting the credits I say go but other then that go to Hershey or Kings Dominion.
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