Just when we thought the first single-rail Raptor coaster was heading to a Cedar Fair park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced today that they would be the first to build the new prototype, which will open in 2018!
July 9th marked my first visit to Six Flags America, a smaller theme park located in Bowie, Maryland, just 30 minutes out of Washington D.C. We only spent a few hours at the park, due to me coming down with a cold, but we were able to get on 6 of their 9 coasters. Here are my overall thoughts about the park, it’s coasters, and the overall experience you get when you visit Six Flags America.
On Thursday, July 20th, my family and I made the 5 hour long drive to our cabins up north (“up north” is northern Wisconsin, for those who don’t know). Along the way, we stopped at the small lakeside amusement park in Green Bay known as Bay Beach, which is home to an awesome wooden coaster named Zippin Pippin.
On Sunday, July 9th, I paid my first visit to Six Flags America in Bowie, MD. Although I was coming down with a bad cold, I still managed to have a pretty good time at the park, and rode 6 out of 9 coasters before I couldn’t do anymore.
Back in April, I paid my first visit to Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park located in Buena Park, California.
Xcelerator was manufactured by Intamin in 2002. The coaster has a height of 205 feet, a 90 degree drop, and an extremely intense launch acceleration of 0 – 82 mph in 2.3 seconds.