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Maryland’s First Floorless Coaster Debuts at Six Flags America

May 6, 2019

UPPER MARLBORO, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2019--Six Flags America, DC’s Thrill Capital, today announced that Maryland’s first and only floorless roller coaster, FIREBIRD —is set to open to the public on Friday, May 17. This exciting, new coaster offers custom, state-of-the-art trains for a sleeker, more thrilling experience as guests soar along a half-mile of track for a heart-pounding adventure only Six Flags could deliver.

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FIREBIRD new coaster experience takes flight May 17 (Photo: Business Wire)

“Six Flags is the undisputed industry leader in innovation and thrills,” said Park President Rick Howarth. “FIREBIRD is a game-changer, offering guests an unparalleled and completely new riding experience. This coaster is the perfect complement to an already stellar collection of thrilling rides and attractions for all ages and builds upon our commitment to offer Members and Season Pass Holders new reasons to visit year after year.”

Located in the Chesapeake section of the park, FIREBIRD features a nine-story first drop, giving riders the sensation of being airborne with nothing beneath their feet but the wind.

Additional highlights include:

  • Two new state-of-the-art, sit-down floorless trains, precision designed and built by the world-renowned Swiss manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard;
  • Multiple high-banked curves with a high-speed carousel and corkscrew rolls; and
  • A twisted airtime hill, plus an adrenaline pumping figure-eight finale.

Six Flags 2019 Memberships and Season Passes are currently on sale. Members can now enjoy priority park entry, preferred parking and tremendous discounts of up to 50% on nearly all food and merchandise purchases all season long. Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite levels are available featuring all the perks of a Season Pass plus other benefits including admission to all Six Flags branded theme and waterparks, skip the line passes, unlimited soft drinks and much more! For more information, visit the Membership Sales Center or go online to sixflags.com/america and sign up.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. For more information, visit  www.sixflags.com.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MARYLAND VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT THEME PARKS

SOURCE: Six Flags America

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