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Six Flags America
Six flags america logo
Location Woodmore, Maryland, U.S.
Coordinates 38°54′22″N 76°46′21″W / 38.90620°N 76.77257°W / 38.90620; -76.77257Coordinates: 38°54′22″N 76°46′21″W / 38.90620°N 76.77257°W / 38.90620; -76.77257
Owner Six Flags
Opened 1974; 46 years ago (1974)
Previous names Largo Wildlife Preserve (1974–1978)
Wild Country (1978–1981)
Wild World (1982–1993)
Adventure World (1994–1998)
Operating season March through January
Area 523 acres (2.12 km2)s (131 acres currently used for park operations)
Attractions
Total 54
Roller coasters 9
Water rides 3
Status Operating

Six Flags America is a theme park located in Woodmore CDP, Prince George's County, Maryland, near Upper Marlboro, and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Founded as a wildlife center in 1973 by Ross Perot, ABC television operated the park as a drive-through safari called The Largo Wildlife Preserve beginning in 1974 until its closure in 1978. The property was bought by Jim Fowler's Wild Kingdom; thereafter the site was converted from a wildlife preserve into a theme park named Wild World gradually over the years. In 1992, the park was renamed Adventure World after being acquired by Premier Parks, and ultimately was branded as the 10th Six Flags park when Premier Parks acquired Six Flags Inc. and adopted its name in 1999. The "America" in the park's name was chosen regarding the close proximity to the United States' capital.

Roller coasters

Ride Name Picture Opened Manufacturer/Ride Type Status Location Notes
The Wild One The Wild One2.jpg 1986 Dinn Corporation/Wooden Operating Mardi Gras
Relocated from Paragon Park in Hull, Massachusetts as Giant Coaster. Built 1917.
Mind Eraser SFA-Mind Eraser 2.jpg 1995 Vekoma/Suspended Looping Coaster Operating Coyote Creek The first "Mind Eraser"; has 3 duplicates at Six Flags New England, Six Flags Darien Lake, and Elitch Gardens.
Roar SFA-Roar-Entrance.jpg 1998 Great Coasters International/Wooden sit down Operating Chesapeake The first "Roar" and the only one still standing; had one duplicate at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
The Joker's Jinx SFA-Joker's Jinx.jpg 1999 Premier Rides/LIM launch steel sit down twister Operating Gotham City Similar layout to Flight of Fear coasters at Kings Island and Kings Dominion, and Poltergeist at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Great Chase GreatChaseSFA2010.JPG 1999 Zamperla/Family Gravity Coaster Operating Looney Tunes Movie Town
Superman:
Ride of Steel
Superman - Ride of Steel (Six Flags America) 03.JPG 2000 Intamin/ Megacoaster Operating Gotham City Mirror image of Ride of Steel coaster at Darien Lake.
Batwing SFA-Batwing.jpg 2001 Vekoma/Flying Dutchman Operating Gotham City Similar to Nighthawk at Carowinds, duplicate was Firehawk at Kings Island.
Firebird 2012 Bolliger & Mabillard/Floorless Coaster Operating Chesapeake Relocated Iron Wolf coaster from Six Flags Great America Formerly known as Apocalypse: The Last Stand from 2012–2018. The ride has been converted from a stand-up coaster to a floorless coaster.
Ragin' Cajun Ragin' Cajun.JPG 2014 Zamperla/Twister Wild Mouse Operating Mardi Gras Relocated Ragin' Cajun coaster from Six Flags Great America on the site of Two-Face and Python.
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