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All of the Six Flags Locations in the US: Ranked

Known for its thrilling rides and amazing roller coasters, Six Flags is one of the most popular theme park companies in the world.

In this guide, we will explain where all of the Six Flags park locations are, what makes each park unique, and what each park's best rides are.

    How Many Six Flags Locations Are There?

    Six Flags has a total of 24 properties in the United States and a total of 27 properties in all of North America. Out of those 24 US properties, 13 of them are full Six Flags theme parks, while the rest of the parks are water parks.

    six flags locations in a united states map

    For over six decades, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, and amazing water parks.

    All Six Flags parks are strategically positioned to cover each major region of the United States including Texas, California, Georgia, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Missouri, Maryland, and Arizona.

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    1. Six Flags Magic Mountain - Valencia, California

    Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of the most popular theme parks in the world, holding an astounding 20 roller coasters.

    six flags magic mountain entrance sign

    This 262-acre park also features 2 water rides and is conveniently located 35 miles away from Los Angeles.

    Best Ride at Magic Mountain

    x2 sign magic mountain

    X2 is the world's first 4D coaster and is hands down one of the weirdest, yet amazing experiences you'll ever have if you're a fan of coasters.

    x2 magic mountain

    The seats spin while you're riding the ride, so it feels like you're riding two rides at once.

    If you're searching for an adrenaline pump, there is no need to look further.

    From the moment that you sit in the seat and buckle in, the seats will tilt backwards, and take you to the first massive climb.

    Buckle up for the first drop because after that it's time to spin, turn, and everything in between.

    This ride reaches speeds of up to 76 miles per hour. 

    2. Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson, New Jersey

    Six Flags Great Adventure is a massive park spanning 510 acres, and showcasing 58 total attractions.

    six flags great adventure entrance

    In fact, it's the second largest theme park in the world, second to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    One of the unique aspects of this park is that a decade ago, Great Adventure combined their park with the Wild Safari Animal Park, to form the massive park that we recognize it as today.

    six flags great adventure park

    Best Ride at Great Adventure

    If you enjoy fast speeds and getting your adrenaline pumping, look no further than the Kingda Ka ride at Great Adventure.

    Kingda Ka originally opened as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, reaching speeds of up to 128 miles per hour.

    There is no slow build-up to reaching this speed, as riders will go from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds to begin the ride. 

    We've been to hundreds of theme parks around the world, but very few have scared us like Kingda Ka.

    3. Six Flags Over Georgia - Austell, Georgia

    Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290-acre classic park, being the second Six Flags park to open almost 60 years ago, in 1967.

    It also features a total of 14 adventurous rides including 11 roller coasters, 3 water rides, and unlimited fun.

    Best Ride at Over Georgia

    The Goliath hyper-coaster is hands down the best coaster in the park. 

    The lower lap bars allow riders to get the 'floating' feeling during the ride as well as get the full experience of air-time.

    On top of that, riders will experience the massive 540 degree helix on the way down.

    With each turn throughout the helix, the ride becomes more intense and powerful.

    To finish off the ride, most rides lean on the calmer side.. Not here.

    Riders will experience massive airtime through the hills to finish off the ride.

    4. Six Flags Over Texas - Arlington, Texas

    This 212 acre park features 13 roller coasters, 3 water rides, and more famously is known as the first Six Flags park.

    Having opened in 1961, this park shows you much of the foundation that was used around the next generation of parks.

    Many fans love visiting Over Texas due to the history that it created, as well as how the park has been preserved over time.

    Best Ride at Over Texas

    As one of the most unique coasters in the country, New Texas Giant actually made its debut as a wooden coaster, but was then updated using the latest technology in steel track engineering.

    This coaster provides you the best of both worlds, as you get the wooden coaster feel without most of the roughness that usually comes with it.

    The ride begins by making a right, and then immediately climbing the 153 ft hill.

    Once you reach the top, you'll briefly be able to see the entire coaster along with a unique view of the park (and city).

    Make sure to enjoy it quickly and then hold tight, because a few seconds after that it is time for the massive drop!

    You'll reach speeds of 65 miles per hour and even experience at drop at almost 80 degrees.

    5. Six Flags Fiesta Texas - San Antonio, Texas

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas is one of the newer Six Flags parks, only having opened in 1992.

    This relatively new park features a whopping 39 rides, and 8 different themed areas.

    The DC Universe is the most recent addition to the areas of the park, where the super popular Superman Krypton Coaster can be found.

    Best Ride at Fiesta Texas

    Iron Rattler has been one of the park's most exhilarating rides for thrill-seekers and coaster enthusiasts since its opening in 2013.

    The roller coaster boasts a breathtaking 171-foot drop that reaches a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest and tallest hybrid coasters in the world.

    Iron Rattler masterfully combines a classic wooden support structure with steel rails for an innovative, smooth, and exhilarating roller coaster experience.

    6. Six Flags Darien Lake - Darien, New York

    Six Flags Darien Lake is a massive 1,200 acre theme park features 8 thrilling roller coasters, 45 total rides, a water park, and a campground and lodging area.

    Having opened in 1982, it is one of the veteran parks in the country, and another absolute classic.

    Best Ride at Darien Lake

    The Ride of Steel Hypercoaster in our opinion is the best ride of this entire park, reaching 70+ miles per hour, climbing 200+ feet, and providing amazing airtime moments, sharp turns, and very smooth straight sections throughout the ride.

    Additionally, parts of the ride will be over the water as well, providing an amazing view for riders.

    7. Six Flags New England - Agawam, Massachusetts

    Six Flags New England opened in 1870, originally known as Gallup's Grove!

    That's right, 150+ year ago!

    However, similarly to the Great Escape, it would be decades before Six Flags would acquire this park.

    This 262 acre park features 11 roller coaster rides, 1 water ride and plenty of history.

    New England's Best Ride

    Reaching speeds of 77 miles per hour, the Superman Hyper coaster ride features a 208 ft drop, and spans an absurd length of 5,400 ft.

    This ride also provides beautiful views of the park, specifically before the first drop.

    Speaking of the first drop, it will rival any type of adrenaline that any ride in the world can give you.

    The first drop is so fast and smooth at the same time, that it immediately sets the tone for the rest of the ride.

    8. Six Flags Great Escape - Queensbury, New York

    Originally opening as Storytown USA in 1954, this park would not convert to the Six Flags name until 29 years later.

    Six Flags Great Escape features 35 total attractions including 10 water rides along with 6 roller coasters.

    One of the coolest rides at this park is the Alpine Bobsled coaster, which was inspired by the Winter Olympics.

    Every one of the bobsled vehicles showcases a flag of a country that participated in those Olympics.

    9. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo, California

    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has had quite a past, having changed park names four separate times.

    This 135 acre park features 40 total rides, 10 roller coasters and 3 water rides.

    The newest and most popular attraction at the park is by far the 4D, free fly coaster, Batman: The Ride.

     After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, thrill-seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. 

    You'll want to be familiar with the Best Day to visit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to maximize your time and money.

    10. Six Flags Great America - Gurnee, Illinois

    Six Flags Great America is a 304 acre park that has been operating since 1976. 

    It features 15 roller coasters and 4 water rides, but the unique aspect of this park is that it features 12 themed areas as well.

    These areas range from DC Universe to Mardi Gras, and even to Hometown square.

    11. Six Flags Frontier City - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    As the third oldest Six Flags having opened in 1958, this western-themed park features 28 total rides including 5 roller coasters and 3 water rides.

    Oklahoma's oldest theme park also showcases friendly characters that roam the park, as well as the ultra-popular Diamondback coaster.

    12. Six Flags St Louis - Eureka, Missouri

    This 323 acre theme park features 38 total attractions and 8 different themed sections.

    A unique fact about this park is that it was actually designed by Six Flags, unlike the other two original Six Flags parks (that were designed by Randall Duell).

    Six Flags St. Louis is the Coaster Capital of Missouri showcasing nine roller coasters (with some being wood, and others being steel), and composing 20,000+ feet of roller coaster track.

    13. Six Flags America - Largo, Maryland

    This massive 523 acre Six Flags America park showcases 54 total attractions and 6 themed areas, with most notably having the fan-favorite Gotham City area.

    Best Ride at Six Flags America

    Ride of Steel is by far the best ride of this entire park, reaching 70+ miles per hour, climbing 200+ feet, and showcasing amazing airtime moments, sharp turns, and very smooth straight sections throughout the ride.

    Additionally, parts of the ride will be over the water as well, providing an amazing view for riders.

    14. Six Flags White Water - Marietta, Georgia

    Six Flags White Water is a splash-filled water park with over 20 rides and attractions spread across 69 acres.

    White Water is famous for thrilling slides like the Tornado and the Typhoon Twister.

    The park opened in 1984 and has been a favorite spot because it offers a variety of fun ways to cool down and enjoy the summer.

    It typically welcomes guests from May to September each year.

    15. Hurricane Harbor Chicago - Gurnee, Illinois

    Hurricane Harbor Chicago is another exciting water park that's part of Six Flags Great America, offering a bunch of unique water slides and pools.

    Featuring over 25 water attractions, including the thrilling Riptide and the giant wave pool, this park is the perfect place to escape the heat and have a blast with family and friends.

    Hurricane Harbor is normally open during the warmer months, typically from late May through early September.

    16. Hurricane Harbor Rockford - Rockford, Illinois

      Hurricane Harbor Rockford opened in 1984, 10+ different rides and attractions over 43 acres.

      Hurricane Harbor Rockford is famously known for its Tidal Wave pool and the Double Dare Drop slide.

      Hurricane Harbor Rockford is normally open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

      17. Hurricane Harbor Arlington - Arlington, Texas

      Hurricane Harbor Arlington is a family-friendly water park that spans 50+ acres and features over 20 attractions, including exciting slides and a relaxing wave pool.

      Since its opening in 1983, the park has become popular for offering a variety of water-based activities suitable for all ages. 

      Hurricane Harbor Arlington is known for its popular rides including Geronimo and the Black Hole, and typically welcomes visitors from May to September each year.

      18. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown - Spring, Texas

      Hurricane Harbor Splashtown is an extensive water park that boasts over 40 attractions, including the exhilarating Big Spin and the Stingray Racer.

      Since opening in 1984, it has become a sought-after destination for families seeking diverse water rides and a welcoming atmosphere.

      The water park spans 48 acres and is open to visitors typically from April to September.

      19. Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles - Valencia, California

      Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles offers a variety of water attractions across its 25-acre park including the popular Bonzai Pipelines and the Tornado rides.

      Open since 1995, it has gained popularity for its engaging water activities and family-friendly environment.

      Guests can normally visit from late May through early October.

      20. Hurricane Harbor New Jersey - Jackson, New Jersey

      Hurricane Harbor New Jersey is a premier water park that includes over 25 thrilling attractions, such as the massive Big Wave Racer and the Jurahnimo Falls.

      Opened in 2000, this 45-acre park is known for its exciting rides and relaxing water experiences.

      Hurricane Harbor New Jersey normally operates from late May to September, offering a summer escape for visitors.

      21. Hurricane Harbor New England - Agawam, Massachusetts

      Hurricane Harbor New England features a collection of water rides, including the Typhoon and the Hurricane Falls.

      This popular water park, which opened in 1997, spans 16 acres and provides a mix of fun and relaxation for guests. It is open from late May to early September.

      22. Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City is a 25-acre water park filled with a variety of attractions, including exciting slides like the Mega-Wedgie and the Bermuda Triangle.

      Originally opened in 1981 as White Water Bay, it has become a beloved spot for those looking to enjoy water activities during the summer months.

      The park operates from May to September, providing a cool retreat for families and thrill-seekers alike.

      23. Hurricane Harbor Phoenix - Glendale, Arizona

      Hurricane Harbor Phoenix spans 35 acres and is known for its thrilling water slides, including the high-speed Paradise Plunge and the serpentine Anaconda.

      Since its inception in 2009, the water park has been a go-to destination for its blend of adventurous attractions and areas suited for family enjoyment.

      It is open from March to October, making the most of Arizona's warm climate to extend the water park season.

      24. Hurricane Harbor Concord - Concord, California

        Hurricane Harbor Concord offers visitors over 20 water attractions on its 30-acre site.

        The park, which originally opened in 1995 as Waterworld California, features exhilarating rides like the Break Point Plunge and the Honolulu Halfpipe.

        Hurricane Harbor Concord has established itself as a popular venue for guests seeking a fun and cool experience, with the park season running from May to September.

        Six Flags Water Parks Have Two Different Names

        The Six Flags Water Parks have two names including:

        1. Hurricane Harbor
        2. White Water

        Almost every Six Flags water parks uses the Hurricane Harbor name, with the lone exception being the Atlanta water park, which uses the name White Water Atlanta.

        Why Do The Six Flags Water Parks Have Different Names?

        This is due to the park's history, where before Six Flags acquired the park, it was known as White Water Atlanta.

        White Water Atlanta was originally owned and operated by the Herschend Family, and it was one of the four original white water parks that was created by Herschend Enterprises/Silver Dollar City, Inc before eventually being sold to Six Flags in the late 1990's.

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