Unique Things to Do at Six Flags America
One-of-a-kind experiences you won’t find anywhere else
Our collection of unique attractions is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We have one-of-a-kind rides and once-in-a-lifetime family activities that you won’t find anywhere else. Check out this list of exclusive experiences only available at Six Flags America.
1. Wild One is the only coaster in the Six Flags family that has a 99-year history!
As one of Six Flags America’s signature attractions, Wild One stands as the champ with the most history. In its previous life, the wooden roller coaster was built in Massachusetts at a famous amusement park called Paragon Park in 1917. It was called Giant Coaster. When that park shut its doors in 1985, it was an opportunity to rebuild the ride in Maryland and start a new park called Wild World. Today, that park has grown and evolved into the huge theme park known as Six Flags America, all started with the rescue efforts of this wooden beauty.
2. Six Flags America’s wave pool the largest in the region!
Want to make a splash in the waves? Six Flags one-million-gallon wave pool is one of the biggest in the country and the largest in the DMV region. Check out the murals that accent the wave pool showing all sorts of underwater life. Whether you want gentle ripples or four-foot waves, Hurricane Bay is the place to be.
3. Six Flags America is the only place to see the Washington Monument from the top of a roller coaster.
Hope aboard SUPERMAN Ride of Steel. If it’s a clear day, be on the lookout to the west for a view of the Washington Monument. No other coaster in the nation can offer that. Six Flags America is the only place to see the iconic landmark while riding on a roller coaster.
4. Did you know the park’s stunt show has won several awards?
Six Flags America has enjoyed multiple awards for its shows. For the past three years, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions have honored the stunt show with Brass Ring Awards for Best Male Performer, Best Female Performer and Best Sport Show. This crowd favorite has an all new story every season and a special edition for Fright Fest. More than 200 special effects including sounds, explosions, fire and free falls add to the wide variety of fighting styles mixed with comedy.
5. Apocalypse is an original. Do you know why?
Many roller coaster manufacturers build rides for parks around the world. Among the most elite is B&M, a company that has now designed more than 100. Did you know their original ride is at Six Flags America? Relocated to the park in 2012, this history-making ride was B&M’s first coaster, originally built at sister park Six Flags Great America north of Chicago. Revamped to capture the attention of the nation’s capital, Apocalypse is one of only six operating B&M standup roller coasters in the country — and the world.
*Tim Baldwin – editor of RollerCoaster! Magazine, staff writer at Amusement Today and Communications Director for American Coaster Enthusiasts – contributed to this article.