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HARLEY QUINN SPINSANITY Brings Extreme Adrenaline Rush




UPPER MARLBORO, MD — August 29, 2019 — Six Flags America, DC’s Thrill Capital, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced its newest attraction —Harley Quinn Spinsanity —will make its debut in 2020. The oversized giant pendulum ride named after the iconic DC Super Villain Harley Quinn, promises to deliver epic high-flying excitement as it spins and swings to breathtaking heights.


“Six Flags takes pride in delivering innovative, new, groundbreaking attractions every season,” said Park President Rick Howarth. “Our thrill-seeking guests will love this next-generation ride that offers a jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind experience. Harley Quinn Spinsanity will be the tallest, fastest and most extreme pendulum ride in all of DC, Maryland and Virginia combined.”


The towering, impressive giant disc will reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour as it whips back and forth going higher and higher while constantly spinning, giving riders an exhilarating riding experience. Members and Season Pass Holders will have the first opportunity to ride it when it opens for the 2020 season.


Harley Quinn Spinsanity highlights include:

 40 riders will be powered 15 stories in the air at speeds of 70 miles per hour;

 The ride swings back and forth while rotating counterclockwise;

 As guests swing higher and higher, they will experience a feeling of weightlessness at

147 feet in the air before plunging downward from 15 stories; and

 This is the tallest, fastest and most extreme pendulum ride in all of DC, Maryland and



Harley Quinn Spinsanity will take her rightful villainous place across from THE JOKER’S Jinx and RIDDLE Me This in the park’s GOTHAM CITY section.


For more information on Harley Quinn Spinsanity and next season at Six Flags America, visit



Six Flags America is also announcing the start of 2020 Season Passes with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year—savings up to 70% off on a 2020 Pass.


August 29 through September 2, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Combo Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Combo Season Passes include admission to Six Flags America and Hurricane Harbor and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.


During the Flash Sale, guests who sign up for a Membership receive three free months and a Golden Ticket valid for a friend’s free admission to visit almost any day this fall. Launched last year, the Six Flags Membership program offers guests a wide range of valuable benefits such as preferred parking every visit, unlimited soft drinks, 50% off almost all food and merchandise in the park, and exclusive perks that are only available to Members. Members can also earn points for almost everything they do at the park, which can be redeemed for free food, merchandise, and special experiences.

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A Giant Discovery is exactly what this park needed! Next on the wish list is either a Free Spin or a Raptor. Not sure if they can even do that with such a low budget, but hopefully corporate can find it in their hearts to send one our way in the near future.


They could easily put a Free Spin between Superman: ROS and Batwing.


And I'd say replace Penguin's Blizzard River (which doesn't operate in cooler weather and smells weird at times) with a Raptor.

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I'll write a trip report at some point. But here's a pic of the Superman:ROS queue at around 1:15 Sunday. Park had a decent crowd and the best coaster in the park was like this all day. SMDH. We rode 9 times in a row at one point without re-queuing.


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Looks like Six Flags America is doing a slightly different coffin challenge. Last year most people in the coffins on their phones. Six Flags America is placing a ban on technology, but you can be there with your significant other.


I can't think of anything more romantic.




WASHINGTON (SBG)- Would you be able to be with your significant other in a tight space without technology for 30 hours?


That is the challenge at Six Flags America near Washington, D.C. The event is called 'Six Flags 30 Hour Couple Coffin Challange.'


2018 was the first year of the coffin challenge at Six Flags across the country where people were solo in the coffin.


Any technology during the challenge is a no-no. No smartphones or, watches, earbuds or headphones while in the coffin.


The event will be held 4 pm September 27 to 10 pm September 28 during the Halloween event 'Fright Fest.'


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So I made it out to the park yesterday for Fright Fest.


Big crowds, especially for the Haunted attractions (I was actually in line for Hall Manor: The Return of Eleanor as closing time of 9pm approached, but I made it through. I actually liked Hall Manor better when it ran from the Gotham City arena and looped differently. You actually saw the ruins of the house. I know a couple of years ago, Eleanor Hall's gravestone was actually posted here. I couldn't tell exactly when she died. And how the heck was someone able to find a picture of it? I know that area is RESTRICTED access)

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This is a nice story.





Six Flags America sent the original stand-up lead car from “Iron Wolf” back to B&M as a memento (photo Credit: Six Flags).


Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M) sends thrill ride fans (including me) literally and figuratively over the edge in fits of ecstasy.


The Swiss company is regarded as one of the industry’s foremost roller coaster designers and manufacturers based on its renowned roster. B&M’s legendary lineup of rides numbers well over 100 and can be found at parks across the globe. But it all started with one coaster: “Iron Wolf” at Six Flags Great America in Illinois in 1990.


After 21 years inciting howls of glee on the midway, the park chain moved the stand-up coaster in 2012 to Six Flags America in Maryland, where it was renamed “Apocalypse.” For the 2019 season, Six Flags America converted the ride to a sit-down, floorless coaster and redubbed it “Firebird.”


That meant the end of the line for the original stand-up vehicles. Except it wasn’t.


“A number of us thought it would be nice to return one of the lead cars to B&M,” says Dave Johnson, director of marketing at Six Flags America. “We were aware of the train’s historical significance and value as B&M’s first coaster project.”


At IAAPA Expo 2018, Tom Iven, Six Flags’ senior vice president, U.S. park operations, broached the idea with B&M founder Walter Bolliger. He was thrilled.


“‘Iron Wolf’ has a big place in our hearts and in the history of our company,” says Sophie Bolliger, Walter’s daughter and B&M’s vice president and head of sales. The vehicle will be prominently displayed in the company’s office, she adds. “We are extremely pleased and grateful to Six Flags.”


Johnson notes the park sent the car on its way to B&M on June 26—30 years to the day when Six Flags submitted the purchase order for “Iron Wolf.”


Sometimes essential artifacts end up in parks’ boneyards or are scrapped altogether. And that’s a shame. For an industry with such a rich, colorful, and important history, it’s critical to preserve and honor the past. Speaking of which, Six Flags donated the ride’s other lead car to the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives in Texas, where it will be on display for all to enjoy.


I tip my hat to Six Flags for its thoughtful, wonderful gesture, and I encourage all of you to be mindful of preserving the legacy and history of your parks and attractions.


I’ll see you at the parks. I’ll be the one listening for that characteristic B&M roar and looking forward to being sent over the edge. 

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