Six Flags America today announced the addition of its 10th roller coaster, Bourbon Street Fireball, which will stand a stunning seven stories tall and reside in the new Mardi Gras section of the park.
“The addition of our tenth roller coaster, Bourbon St. Fireball, takes the nail-biting anxiety of coaster riding to a totally new level,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “This new coaster is the perfect complement to the new Mardi Gras section that opened earlier this year to rave reviews and promises to offer thrilling experiences for our guests each season.”
Bourbon Street Fireball adds a unique ride experience to Six Flags America:
- Loop coaster seating 24 passengers
- Seated in forward and backward, face-to-face position
- Pendulum style takeoff with multiple 360⁰ revolutions
- Train reverses course mid-ride for addition 360⁰ revolution
- Seven-stories tall
- Approximately two minute ride time
Bourbon Street Fireball is one of three new roller coasters to be added to the park in four years. In 2014 Six Flags America added its ninth roller coaster, Ragin Cajun. Apocalypse, Maryland’s only standing roller coaster, was the parks eighth roller coaster and it opened in 2012.
Six Flags America, the nation’s Capital of Thrills, will debut Ragin Cajun, the park’s ninth roller coaster, on Friday, June 20. The new coaster will find its home in the newly themed Mardi Gras section which also features a fun, family-friendly, flying ride dubbed French Quarter Flyers.
In true Mardi Gras style Ragin Cajun is an exciting fast track roller coaster that twists, turns and tilts as groups of four riders zigzag through 1,378 feet of dizzying 360° spins, breathtaking drops, sudden twists and erratic speeds. The roller coaster’s uniquely-designed train spins independently as it zips through a course as wild as its name.
“Ragin Cajun, with its spinning car, is the first of its kind at Six Flags America and offers guests a completely new type of thrill,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “Riders get a good taste of the excitement of Mardi Gras as they zip, spin, twist and turn on this fantastic new ride.”
In the festive Mardi Gras section of the park guests experience a celebration every day as snappy jazz and zydeco tunes pour into the streets of Mardi Gras. The entire area is a party inspired by the energy of New Orleans with existing rides re-themed and the addition of new retail, games, and fun refreshments at Hurricanes, serving adult beverages and tasty, light fare.
Six Flags America also celebrates the opening of French Quarter Flyers, a family ride which is delighting both kids and adults. This new attraction features eight individual flying cars. Each vehicle has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing and can travel at speeds up to 40 miles-per-hour. Guests are the pilots and control their own riding destiny as they pump up the thrill for a more intense wild flight or simply sit back, take it easy and enjoy the ride.
Water Country USA in Williamsburg, VA has opened their 2014 attraction Colossal Curl! Colossal Curl is high-adrenaline, action-packed water slide adventure featuring a funnel element that swishes and swirls up to four riders aboard a cloverleaf-shaped raft before whisking them through the slide’s enclosed tubes on their way to a wave element that hurtles them high above the park.
The unique combination of funnel and wave thrill elements makes Colossal Curl the only attraction of its kind in North America. The attraction will have the same 48-inch ride height requirement as Vanish Point, which opened in 2011 and has thrilled guests with its drop-away floors and speed slides.
Check out this video as ACE Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative, Elizabeth Ringas, conquerors Colossal Curl.