Six Flags America

Overview

Located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Six Flags America began its existence as a wildlife preserve in 1973, and after changing ownership a few times, became a full-blown theme park in 1992 called Adventure World, later acquiring the Six Flags crown and becoming its tenth official park. The park has eight themed areas (Whistlestop Park, Looney Tunes Movie Town, Mardi Gras, Skull Island, Coyote Creek, Gotham City, Nantucket, and Olde Boston), and one connected but separate-admission-required section, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Notable rides include the five-inversion Batwing Coaster, Roar with its nine-story drop; and the family-friendly Flying Carousel and Elmer's Around the World in 80 Seconds.

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The Ragin' Cajun engages groups of four in independently-spinning cars that careen around nearly 1,400 feet of winding, soaring track. Superman: Ride of Steel is a "hypercoaster," reaching heights of 200 feet or more, with a 208-foot drop and speeds exceeding 70 miles an hour. The Sky Jumper allows smaller, younger riders to experience a safe, kid-friendly 30-foot drop that bounces to a stop for thrills mixed with laughter.

Price range

Rates for Individual Tickets and Season Passes can be found here .

Best time to visit

The park is open seasonally, from early April through mid- to late-October.

Near by POI

Owned by the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland Observatory hosts twice-monthly open houses to the public. FedExField is the home of the Washington Redskins NFL football team, with the largest seating capacity of any NFL venue.

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