May 30, 2013
Screamin’ Eagles Have Landed at The Great Escape
All-New Interactive Flying Ride Gives Guests the Ultimate Flight
Six Flags Great Escape announced today the official opening of the all-new Screamin’ Eagles highflying attraction promising thrills for guests of all ages.
Screamin’ Eagles is an interactive flying ride allowing guests to pilot their own flight, with no two trips the same. Open-air vehicles and high-speed rotations allow guests to control their own experience as they soar to new heights with this amusement park classic.
Guests board the flying vehicles adorned with eagles and wild flames and the ride begins to rotate, fanning out over a large area. Each vehicle has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing which allow guests to dip, dive and plunge at speeds of up to 40mph. Screamin’ Eagles is located in the Fest Area by Alice in Wonderland, giving riders a bird’s eye view of the historic River D.
“The addition of Screamin’ Eagles to the amazing line up of rides in 2013 gives our guests alot to be excited about.” said Eric Gilbert, park president Six Flags Great Escape. “As The Great Escape prepares to celebrate its 60 year anniversary, we are proud to deliver new thrills while staying true to our storied past.”
Screamin’ Eagles is the new generation of a classic ride rich in history. It harkens back to the 1940s and 1950s when it was a fan favorite at theme parks across the country, allowing young children and grown men alike to hop in and suddenly, if only briefly, become fighter pilots over the great Pacific. The original open-air centrifugal force ride was actually originally developed and built by Alvin Bisch (1888-1965) in the early 1930s as an airplane pilot training device.
Screamin’ Eagles marks the third new ride experience at The Great Escape in 2013, joining the all-new Marshal’s Stampede Indoor Bumper Cars and the Blizzard Indoors, both receiving rave reviews after their first two weeks of operation.
Along with three new ride experiences; The Great Escape has a can’t miss line up of special events all summer long including fireworks every Friday and Saturday, July 19 through August 10.
The park also has plans to mix things up even more with the re-introduction of a guest favorite later this summer and a thrilling twist on the classic Canyon Blaster mine train. The Canyon Blaster in Reverse will operate in July for a limited time, sending guests reeling through the family coaster’s 1800 feet of twists and turns backwards! The train will offer both the backwards and front facing experience giving guests even more reasons to visit in 2013.
Season Passes are now on sale for as low as $57.99 and the brand new All-Season Dining Pass allowing guests to pay once and eat lunch and dinner at the park every visit all season long.
For more information, please visit sixflags.com/greatescape for details.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.