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.
Heading to one of our regional parks on opening day? Join ACE Mid-Atlantic as we kick off the 2014 season with a “wave” to everyone on the midway from some of the best coasters in our region. Meet your “Wave Leader” at the following locations and times and kick off the 2014 season with ACE Mid-Atlantic.
March 15, 2014
Opening Day “Wave”
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Season Passholder Day
Leader: Sam Marks
- 8:00 am meet for Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
- 11:00 am meet outside Griffon followed by Lunch at Festhaus
ACE Mid-Atlantic is gearing up for a fantastic 2014 season. Our regional parks begin opening up in a little over a week and we’ve already had three events with two more coming up before Summer.
DEADLINE! MountainFest on the “Mountain Coaster” at Wisp Registration
The deadline to register for “MountainFest on the “Mountain Coaster” at Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD on March 9 is March 6. Please register by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com.
Celebrate a cool winter ride with the Mid-Atlantic! Wisp Resort has the only Alpine Coaster in our region! Come out and enjoy this rare opportunity to ride for half price! $20 for four rides (normally $29 for 3 rides). Payment will be made directly to Wisp Resort at the time of the event. Payment can be made via cash, check, or any major credit card.