As Six Flags America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Maryland gear up for the start of the 2023 season, the parks announced new additions, including the RipQurl Blaster water coaster that puts regular ‘ole water slides to shame.
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Introducing RipQurl Blaster Water Coaster
RipQurl Blaster promises 550 feet of thrills as guests ride a raft along three uphill currents, three drops, and a fully enclosed helix.
“We are excited to debut RipQurl Blaster, which will be both a thrilling and refreshing experience for guests visiting this summer,” said Ramar Vaughan, general manager. “This is just one of many investments we’re making to be the DMV’s most convenient and enjoyable out-of-home experience for the whole family.”
The park didn’t specific an exact opening date for the RipQurl Blaster water coaster in its announcement. However, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Maryland opens for the season May 27, 2023.
New and Returning Special Events
Six Flags America re-opens April 1 for the 2023 season, and guests have a lot to look forward to in this year’s jam-packed calendar of special events.
First up is Scream Break, a new haunt event on select weekends in April. (Scream Break will also debut at other Six Flags parks nationwide.)
During other new events throughout the year in Maryland, guests will enjoy photo ops and decorations during Pride Week, German food and entertainment during Oktoberfest, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the park’s coasters during Thrill A Thon.
In addition, the park will host fireworks on the 4th of July and family-friendly Halloween activities for Kids Boo Fest. This year’s Fright Fest features two new haunts and two new scare zones. Over at Hurricane Harbor, the Viva La Fiesta party will return with Latin food and dancing.
Plan Your Visit
As guests enjoy Six Flags America in 2023, they’ll discover upgraded and expanded shaded areas, restaurant seating, games, and landscaping.
The park currently offers a free upgrade to its Platinum Pass with the purchase of a Gold Pass, granting unlimited visits (including to Hurricane Harbor and Fright Fest) and free parking for $49.99.
On Veteran’s Weekend, the park will have “benefits and offers” for veterans, retired military, and active duty personnel. On Sensory Friendly Days (dates TBA), the park will reduce triggers like audio and loud attractions.
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