Six Flags America

Amusement park in the United States

Six Flags America
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1974
Owner Six Flags
Area 523 acres (212 hectares)

Six Flags America is a theme park located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. The park originally opened on the site of a wildlife preserve, called Adventure World. The "America" in the park's name comes from the park's nearness to the United States capital.


The park was originally known as Wild World upon opening. It was renamed Adventure World in 1993.

For the 1999 season, the park was renamed Six Flags America and underwent a major expansion.[1] It was set to reopen on May 2, 1999, but was delayed the following week.[2]

In March 2020, Six Flags America delayed the opening season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The park eventually opened on July 3, 2020.[3] In May 2021, Six Flags announced that vaccinated guests were no longer required to wear face coverings.[4] However, in August, this would be recalled and face masks were reinforced, at least for indoor areas, when the Delta variant begun to spread.[5]

In 2022, Six Flags America was certified as a Certified Autism Center.[6]

Roller coasters

Present (9)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Batwing Vekoma Flying Dutchman June 16, 2001 Operating
Firebird Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless June 7, 2012 Operating
Great Chase Zamperla Kiddie May 8, 1999 Operating
Joker's Jinx Premier Rides Launched May 8, 1999 Operating
Mind Eraser Vekoma Inverted May 20, 1995 SBNO
Ragin' Cajun Zamperla Spinning June 21, 2014 Operating
Roar Great Coasters International Wooden May 2, 1998 Operating
Superman: Ride of Steel Intamin Hyper May 13, 2000 Operating
Wild One Dinn Corporation Wooden 1986 Operating

Past (4)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Python Arrow Dynamics Shuttle 1993 1998 Scrapped
The Great Alonzo's Cannonball Coaster Molina & Son's Kiddie 1993 or earlier 1998 Scrapped
Two-Face: The Flip Side Vekoma Shuttle 1999 2008 Relocated to Movieland Park



Under construction

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
SteamWhirler Zamperla Nebulaz 2024


Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Big Easy Speedway J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1996
Capital Railways General Electric Miniature Railway 1982
Carousel Unknown Carousel 1982
Cyclone Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1994
Elmer's Around the World in 80 Seconds Sartori Junior Paratrooper 1993
Flying Carousel Zamperla Waveswinger 1994
Foghorn Leghorn's Tinseltown Train Zamperla Junior Railway 1993
French Quarter Flyers Larson International Flying Scooters 2014
Great Race Antique Cars Gould Manufacturing Track Ride 1993
Happy Junction Zamperla Track Ride 2010
Harley Quinn Spinsanity Zamperla Frisbee 2021
High Seas Intamin Pirate Ship 1983
Penguin's Blizzard River WhiteWater West Spinning Raft 2003
Pepe Le Pew's Tea Party Sartori Junior Teacups 1993
Pirate's Flight Intamin Flying Dutchman 1983
Renegade Rapids Hopkins River Rapids 1995
Riddle Me This Hrubetz Round-Up 1982
Rodeo HUSS Breakdance 1999
Shipwreck Falls Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1993
Sky Jumper Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2010
Sylvester's Pounce and Bounce Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 1999
Taz's Film Works Sartori Junior Chair-O-Plane 1993
Tea Cups Zamperla Teacups 1995
Up, Up & Away Zamperla Ferris Wheel 1993
Voodoo Drop Intamin Drop Tower 1996
Whistlestop Bus Line Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2005
Whistlestop Train Metallbau Emmeln Miniature Railway 2010
Whistlestop Whirlybirds Zamperla Junior Jets 2010
Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth Funtime Star Flyer 2017
Yosemite Sam's Hollywood Flight School Zamperla Junior Jets 1999


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Avalanche Chance Rides Matterhorn 1999 2010 Scrapped
Dare Devil Dive Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 2001 2018 Scrapped
Iron Eagle Zamperla Rotoshake 1995 2005 Scrapped
Krypton Comet Chance Rides Chaos 2000 2005 Scrapped
Octopus Emiliana Lunapark Polyp 1999 2009 Travelling Netherlands
Lion's Den Unknown Dodgem 1996 or earlier 1996 or later Unknown
Skull Mountain Intamin Scenic Boat Ride 1995 2011 Scrapped
SkyEscaper Heinz Fahtz Enterprise 1983 2002 Scrapped
Tilt Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1989 2006 Unknown
Zydeco Zinger Chance Rides Rainbow 1993 2023 Unknown
Bourbon Street Fireball Larson International Super Loop 2015 2023 Unkown


  1. "Premier To Spend $27 Million On Improvements At Adventure World". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  2. "Six Flags America Delays Opening Day For One Week". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  3. "Reopening Maryland: Six Flags America Will Open July 3".
  4. "Six Flags no longer requires guests to wear masks if they've been vaccinated".
  5. "Six Flags in Maryland requiring masks indoors starting Sunday".
  6. "Six Flags America Becomes DMV's First Certified Autism Center Park".

Amusement parks operated by Six Flags