Six Flags, USA
Six Flags has made a bulk announcement of all new rides and attractions coming to the park chain for 2015. The lineup includes three new roller coasters, a number of Larson Giant Loop attractions, and other new park additions:
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Batman: The Ride will no longer just be a title for B&M inverts. The park will receive the first ever S&S 4D Free Fly roller coaster, which will feature a layout that plummets riders over beyond 90 degree drops while freely spinning. Similar to the Intamin Zacspin, Batman will begin with a 120 ft. vertical lift, which will then be followed by a tight series of drops and dives. This roller coaster will use magnetic brake fins to help encourage the train to flip six times.
Six Flags New England
The park's classic Cyclone coaster will be one of two new Rocky Mountain Construction Iron Horse additions to Six Flags for 2015. RMC uses a portion of the original structure while replacing the wooden track with steel, modifying the layout to feature more aggressive drops, turns, and added inversions. Wicked Cyclone will feature a 78 degree 109 foot drop, two inversions, a 200 degree stall element, and reach 55 mph.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Colossus has been one of the most iconic roller coasters in the United States, but will now go under the Rocky Mountain Construction knife to re-emerge as Twisted Colossus. While the roller coaster will still feature a racing element, riders will now traverse the course twice, similar to a mobius design. That is, trains will begin on the blue track, which then transitions to a second lift hill on the green track. This accounts for over 4 minutes of ride time and 5,000 ft. of track! Twisted Colossus will also feature North America's first "High Five" element, two zero-g rolls, a 128 ft. drop at 80 degrees, and 18 airtime hills.
Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis
Both parks will be receiving a Sally Corp. dark ride called Battle for Metropolis. Set as a 3D shooter, riders adventure through a DC-themed city, helping superheroes and defeating villains along the way.
They are literally building a season-long haunted house featuring clowns. Those who are scared of Bozo or Alien Clowns from Outer Space, head the warning for Maison Rouge: Labyrinth of Fear
Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Six Flags Over Georgia
All four of these parks will be receiving a Larson Giant Loop, a 70 ft. tall circular looping attraction that can be found at many traveling fairs. While Six Flags "calls" them roller coasters, these rides are actually considered thrill rides, as the ride train is within contact of powered tires throughout the entire ride. The names for these Giant Loops are as follows: Bourbon Street Fireball at Six Flags America, Dare Devil Chaos at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Looping Dragon at Six Flags Great Adventure and Joker’s Chaos at Six Flags Over Georgia.
Six Flags Over Georgia will also be adding Diver Bomber; an amazing 100 foot water slide, where riders drop at a near 90-degree angle. Great Escape will also see a new water park additional; Buccaneer Beach will be a new kiddie water play area. Six Flags Great America will also be celebrating its 40th anniversary with renovations to its Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square.
For a full video recap, see the official Six Flags announcement: