The Easiest Guide For All of the Six Flags Locations in the US

Six Flags is one of the most popular theme park companies in the world, as they are notorious for their thrilling rides, and amazing roller coasters.

In this page, we will cover all of the Six Flags locations, and explain what each one has to offer.

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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 properties, 13 of them are actual Six Flags parks, and the rest of them are water parks.

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

Although there are many Six Flags parks all over the country, they're not exactly the same.

In fact, each park has their own unique twist or attraction that causes fans around the world to want to experience for themselves.

Where Are All of the Six Flags Located in the US?

All of the Six Flags parks are strategically positioned to cover each major region of the United States including the Northeast, Southwest, West, Southeast, and Midwest.

It's important to know that not all Six Flags parks are open year-round, and may close due to weather.

13 Six Flags Parks

1. Six Flags Over Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290 acre park, that is a true classic as it was the second Six Flags park to open in 1967.

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

Best Ride

This 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 getting 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. 

2. Six Flags Darien Lake - Darien, New York

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

It also features 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

Ride of Steel is by far the best ride of this entire park, reaching 70+ miles per hour and climbing 200+ feet.

This hypercoaster showcases 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.

You can see for yourself, below.

We've written a guide breaking down everything that theme parks in Buffalo, NY offer.

3. 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.

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

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 Great Escape - Queensbury, New York

Although this park opened in 1954, it would open as Storytown USA, and would not convert to the Six Flags name until 29 years later.

This park has 35 total attractions, with a surplus of water rides.

It features 10 water rides, 6 roller coasters, and a massive amount of fun.

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.

6. Six Flags Magic Mountain - Valencia, California

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

 

This by the way, is a world record.

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

Best Ride

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

The seats actually 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. 

7. Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson, New Jersey

Great Adventure also features a water park in the form of Hurricane Harbor, but it's an absolutely massive park at 510 acres, and 58 total attractions.

 

 

 

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

One of the unique aspects of this park is that a decade ago, it combined their park with the Wild Safari animal park, to form the massive park that it is known as today.

8. Six Flags New England - Agawam, Massachusetts

Six Flags New England was originally opened in 1870 as Gallup's Grove, that's right 1870!

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

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

9. 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.

10. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo, California

Discovery Kingdom has had quite a past, as it has changed 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.

11. Six Flags Fiesta Texas - San Antonio, Texas

As one of the newer Six Flags parks, having opened in 1992, this relatively new park features a whopping 39 total coasters, 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.

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 park showcases 54 total attractions and 6 themed areas, most famously Gotham City.

Best Ride

A complete replica of the Darien Lake ride, Ride of Steel is by far the best ride of this entire park, reaching 70+ miles per hour and climbing 200+ feet.

This hypercoaster showcases 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.

Water Parks

The Six Flags water parks have two names:

  1. Hurricane Harbor
  2. White Water

Almost all of them go by Hurricane Harbor, but the one park in Atlanta is the only one to go by White Water Atlanta.

Why Do They 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.

14. Six Flags White Water

  • Found at Six Flags Over Georgia
  • 69 acres
  • 20 attractions

15. Hurricane Harbor Chicago

  • Found at Six Flags Great America
  • Lazy River
  • Children's Play Area
  • Multiple Water Slides

16. Hurricane Harbor Rockford

17. Hurricane Harbor Arlington

  • Located near Six Flags Over Texas
  • Multiple body slides
  • Children's slides
  • Kids Slides
  • Lazy river

18. Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

  • Located in Houston, Texas

19. Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles

  • Located next to Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Body slides
  • Tube slides
  • Family rafts
  • Children's play area

20. Hurricane Harbor New Jersey

  • Located next to Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Wave pool
  • 5 story high slides
  • Children's area
  • Lazy River

21. Hurricane Harbor New England

  • Located next to Six Flags New England
  • 1,000 ft long lazy river
  • Wave pool
  • Body slides
  • Children's play areas

22. Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma

23. Hurricane Harbor Phoenix

  • The only Six Flags park in Arizona
  • It is the largest park in the state at 35 acres, having replaced Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix in 2019.
  • 2 Pools
  • 7 Water Slides
  • 3 Children's Areas

24. Hurricane Harbor Concord

Do They Have Six Flags in Florida?

There is currently not a Six Flags in Florida, and the closest one to this location is in Austell, Georgia.

There used to be a Six Flags near Miami, several years ago.

In 1983, there was a Six Flags Atlantis that was operating in Hollywood, Florida for several years.

It was a 65 acre park that was located in the intersection of State Road 848 and I-95.

However, it was closed in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew created massive damage to the park.

Roller Coasters Near Orlando and Miami

However, there are many great roller coasters in other parks in Orlando including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Orlando.

Additionally, there's the Busch Gardens park located around an hour away in Tampa, Florida that is known for its thrilling coasters, extraordinary rides, and being home to more than 200 species of animals.

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