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The Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has just named the Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017 – naming the best parks in the U.S., and sharing the year’s newest attractions and highlights for every age group.

“Amusement parks are one of the most quintessential summertime activities for families,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “But for those traveling with family members of various ages – including kids-at-heart – finding a park that caters to thrill-seekers and the younger set isn’t always so easy. This list includes parks that successfully cater to both, and those that also have exciting new features for the 2017 season.”

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Celebrate Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Tis the season for thrilling roller coasters, millions of dazzling LED lights, and kisses under the mistletoe as Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, kicks off its annual holiday spectacular, Holiday in the Park.

Holiday in the Park is a treasured holiday tradition featuring intricately-themed lighting displays, holiday entertainment and an expansive selection of specialty food offerings guaranteed to make the season merry and bright for every member of the family.

Signature Holiday in the Park offerings guests of all ages can enjoy, include:

  • A myriad of activities families can experience together including cookie-decorating, ornament-making, and face-painting;
  • Millions upon millions of dazzling lights, choreographed lighting packages and beautifully decorated holiday-themed sections throughout the parks;
  • Towering Christmas trees all lit up and decked out for the holidays;
  • Wood-burning fire pits, perfect for making s’mores and keeping warm and toasty during nighttime visits;
  • A wide assortment of seasonal menu items including flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, festive funnel cakes, hot soups and chili served in homemade bread bowls and holiday platters of sliced turkey and chicken;
  • Holiday photo locations featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, antique sleighs, giant candy canes and life-size nutcrackers;
  • Live entertainment with strolling carolers, choirs and elaborate stage productions;
  • Retail locations brimming with great stocking stuffers like holiday candles, plush toys, scarves and unique ornaments; and
  • Expanded hours of operation means more time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and create thrilling family memories.

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California: New Dare Devil Chaos Coaster Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2015

What goes around, comes around, and in the case of the new Dare Devil Chaos Coaster opening at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, guests will find an exciting new thrill ride guaranteed to get their adrenaline pumping.

Dare Devil Chaos Coaster is a single looping coaster that builds anticipation as riders seated back to back travel backwards and forwards until momentum takes them at top speed revolutions, only to stop upside down at 70 feet high and reverse direction.

“This is a great new addition to our line-up of world class rides and attractions, and is sure to be fun for all,” said Don McCoy, park president. “What appears to be a simple track is really complex and riders will have a great time anticipating the inversion they know is coming.”

Dare Devil Chaos Coaster features:

24 seats set in true face-off fashion, with guests seated back to back and face to face
360 degree revolutions
7 stories in height
Inverted hang time with riders suspended upside down
The new ride brings the number of coasters at the park to nine along with Medusa, Roar, V2, Kong, Boomerang, Cobra, Road Runner Express and SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight. Dare Devil is expected to open in spring 2015.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is also announcing the start of 2015 Season Pass sales with a limited time offer through Labor Day featuring the lowest prices of the year on 2015 Passes. When four or more are purchased August 28 through September 1, each pass includes a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass. Gold Season Passes include free season parking at Discovery Kingdom, free admission to any other Six Flags theme park, a free ticket for a friend to Holiday in the Park® 2014 on select days, other free tickets for friends during the 2015 season, and special in-park discounts. 2015 Season Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the rest of 2014 (including park admission to Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®) and all of 2015. The park is now open year-round on weekends/select days throughout 2015.

For more information about upcoming 2015 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides, visit www.sixflags.com/2015news.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents the Biggest Halloween Event in Its History

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 22nd season of Fright Fest® will be the biggest and scariest in the Park’s history. The line-up of new haunted attractions includes three immersive and terrifying mazes, a new scare zone, more roving “scare-actors” than ever before, and an additional weekend bringing the total to 14 event days.
For five frightfully fun weekends, Six Flags Magic Mountain leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver what guests want most…the ultimate scare factor. Fright Fest will include a total of eight electrifying mazes, seven dare-to-enter scare zones, and roaming zombies around every corner. If that’s not enough, Six Flags Magic Mountain will add a sinister element to some of their monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears in total darkness – literally.

This year’s three new mazes incorporate state-of-the-art props, Hollywood-quality make-up, and story lines not meant for the faint-of-heart. Enter the world of Red’s Revenge…over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house you go, but in this fairytale, guests and the wolf are hunted by Red and her demonic minions. Vault 666 is an old abandoned research facility where genetic experiments crossing humans with animals were once conducted and just recently the frightening secrets have been unearthed, exposing terror and mayhem from deep within the unsecured vault. Willoughby’s Garden of Darkness, a dense labyrinth of man-eating plants and evil apparitions, is inhabited by Innocence, the Willoughby’s youngest daughter, who is always looking for a ghostly playmate…so keep loved ones close.

Returning for its second year but with a new demented 3D twist is Toyz of Terror 3D, the defunct toy factory haunted by wicked windups, freakish furries and deranged dolls…and if that’s not enough to scare the wits out of even the bravest, guests are now forced to experience the madness in 3D terror. Also returning for year two is Total Darkness, where the lights at Magic Moments Theater have unexpectedly darkened on the anniversary of the demise of the longest running show, leaving unsuspecting guests to find their own way out of the winding black abyss with only their pounding hearts to guide them.

Back for a third year along with new terrifying additions, Willoughby’s Resurrected is a reincarnation of the Willoughby family’s beloved haunted mansion that includes hair-raising horror down long harrowing hallways and around each nightmarish-turn.

One of the largest and most popular mazes in Southern California, The Aftermath, returns in 2014 to strike terror into the brave souls entering a post-apocalyptic city inhabited by nomad warriors who rule with bone-crushing iron fists and the dead stalk the living. Also returning is Chupacabra, where guests come face to face with this elusive blood-thirsty creature as it petrifies the local Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival.

Seven scare zones around the park leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out alive. After entering Fright Fest through the gates of Demon’s Door, face the undead in Zombie Xing, reach the land of humanoid ravens and larger-than-life scarecrows in the new scare zone Ravenstitch, and experience a City Under Siege where insane and unruly comic-like characters run amuck. In Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy, childhood fears and favorite bedtime stories take on a perverse twist, freak out on Exile Hill when unimaginable sinister souls appear without warning, and throughout the Wasteland, barbarian humanoids dare guests to enter the carnage of The Aftermath.

Spooktacular shows include the hypnotists, who put park guests in compromising scenarios in their hilarious stage show located in Golden Bear Theater, and the very popular VooDoo Nights, where Ghoul Rock has gone pop with a musical spectacular sure to entertain. Be sure to dust off your thriller moves and join in the fun in the Full Throttle Plaza.

For the little monsters, a Trick or Treat Trail and Halloween Crafts round out the activities during the day.

Now in its fourth season, the popular Fright Feast with the Willoughby’s continues to combine food and fright for the whole family.

New this year is the exclusive Monster VIP Tour which includes Fright Fest admission, parking, Fright Feast, and front-of- line entrance to the eight mazes and six pre-selected coasters for $200 per person. Each tour will be limited to fifteen guests and will include a guide. Tours for each night will be sold first-come, first-serve.

Fright Fest Operating Hours and Days:
10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.: October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, November 1
10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.: October 5, 12, 19, 26

For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, visit our website at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer With NEW Bonzai Pipelines

Bigger, Better and Wetter than ever, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is ready to keep Southern Californian’s cool all summer long. The park opened for the 20th season on Memorial Day weekend and introduced several exciting new additions to the popular water park.
Bonzai Pipelines, two impressive thrill slides that sit side-by-side, features a unique launching capsule system on Taboo Tower. After reaching the top of the five-story tower, guests step into the enclosed vertical capsule where the floor drops out beneath them, sending riders free-falling 40 miles-per-hour down the slide. Continue reading Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashes Into Summer With NEW Bonzai Pipelines

BATMAN™ The Ride Backwards Opens for a Spring Exclusive at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Valencia, California  — Go Big. Go Backwards! For a limited time only, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s popular suspended looping coaster, BATMAN™ The Ride, is more intense than ever as riders dare to take on an all new experience – going backwards!

As the roller coaster climbs the 10-story lift hill, riders will take in the full scope of BATMAN™ The Ride’s track as they anticipate the adventure that lies ahead. The train will reach speeds of 50 mph and travel through 2,700 feet of track, all while maneuvering hairpin turns, vertical loops, corkscrews and a zero-g roll… all while going backwards! The excitement is magnified since guests cannot see the twists and turns that await them. Continue reading BATMAN™ The Ride Backwards Opens for a Spring Exclusive at Six Flags Magic Mountain