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Six Flags America
Six Flags America
Baltimore/Washington, DC

News Release

Local Firefighters Open New, Seven-Story, Looping Coaster
Six Flags America, Maryland’s Largest Theme Park, Opens 10th New Coaster,Donates $10,000 of Smoke Alarms to Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — June 11, 2015 — Six Flags America opened its 10th coaster,Bourbon Street Fireball, after a ceremony highlighted by the donation of $10,000 worth ofsmoke alarms to Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County Fire/EMS departments.  
“Being able to donate these smoke alarms to our local fire and EMS departments is an honor and privilege for everyone at Six Flags America,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “While the
opening of our tenth coaster is all about thrills, it’s also a time to be thankful for the support ofour communities, and to give back.”

Representatives of both county departments were present to accept the smoke alarms, flankedby members of their respective fire companies, local officials, park guests and roller coasterenthusiasts. The smoke alarms will be put to use right away, making a difference in AnneArundel and Prince George’s counties. “Recently we experienced two fires where the residents avoided serious injury thanks to working smoke alarms, giving them time to escape,” said Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Allan Graves.“The donation by Six Flags America of these 10-year alarms will enhance our ability to providealarms to those who cannot afford them.” 
“In 2014, the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department reduced the fire fatality rate by70%,” added Mark Brady, public information officer for the Prince George’s County Fire/EMSDepartment .“Donations such as this one by Six Flags America, will allow firefighters to installalarms in resident’s homes, free of charge.”

After the presentation, officials were joined by park guests on a nail-biting coaster experience,hanging upside down, seven-stories in the air. 
Bourbon Street Fireball adds a unique ride experience to Six Flags America:
  • Loop coaster seating 24 passengers 
  • Seated in forward and backward, face-to-face position 
  • Pendulum style takeoff with multiple 360⁰ revolutions 
  • Train reverses course mid-ride for addition 360⁰ revolution 
  • Seven-stories tall 
  • Approximately two minute ride time
For Immediate Release
Contact: Havilah R. [email protected] 

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 53 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®. For more information, visit