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All the Ways Six Flags is Celebrating National Roller Coaster Day This Saturday

August 15, 2014 at 3:31 PM | by | ()

Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey

Regardless of whether it’s a made-up holiday, Six Flags’ celebration of “National Roller Coaster Day” this Saturday, August 16th, should make for a better day at the park as each of its North American locations pay tribute with special roller coaster events and social media contests. Below, we highlight some fun facts and the majoring happenings at the different parks, which, in total, feature about 130 coasters. Links are provided for more information about each specific park.

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California: This park in the valley boasts more coasters than any other on the planet. Saturday marks the last day of operation for the 36-year-old Colossus wooden coaster, and anyone who rides it will receive a farewell button.

Six Flags Great America, Chicago, Illinois: Guests are invited to vote for Raging Bull or Goliath in the Ultimate Twitter Challenge leading up to Saturday for a chance to enjoy extended ride time on the winning coaster.

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey: As the world's largest theme park, Great Adventure is inviting guests to "ride and shine" by enjoying early ride times on two of the park's most iconic attractions, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom and Kingda Ka, the latter of which is the tallest and fastest coaster in the world. Additionally, season passes and roller coaster souvenirs will be awarded throughout the day.

Six Flags St. Louis: This park is hosting a six-hour coaster marathon on all nine of its coasters. Six pre-selected teams of 20 will ride from 8 p.m. on Friday until 2 a.m. on Saturday with a grand prize for the winning team.

Six Flags Discovery, Vallejo, California: Guests will be treated to double rides on all seven of the park's coasters, and riders sitting in designated "lucky" seats will be given vouchers to redeem for prizes.

Six Flags New England: Guests who donate at least six school supply items will receive $20.14 off the main gate admission price. All supplies collected will go to the YMCA of Greater Springfield. There will also be a game of penny wars to determine which of the park’s coasters is the best. All donated change will benefit the American Roller Coaster Enthusiasts Roller Coaster Museum.

Six Flags America, Washington DC: The Great Coaster Race is taking place at Six Flags America, where participants will be challenged to ride each of the park's nine roller coasters. The first 100 guests to finish the challenge and turn in their lanyards will receive prizes.

The Great Escape, Queensbury, New York: The first 100 guests who ride all five of the park's major coasters and get their commemorative coaster card punched can bring it to a retail location and receive a special anniversary Comet t-shirt. Additionally, American Coaster Enthusiasts will be given extended ride time on the Comet wooden coaster.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio: Post photos on Twitter of yourself wearing your favorite throwback Fiesta Texas t-shirt for a chance at exclusive ride time on Iron Rattler and free tickets to the park. Scavenger hunts and coaster competitions will take place throughout the day on Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #SFcoasters to get involved.

[Photo: Wiki]

Archived Comments:

Six Flags Magic Mountain is in Valencia, CA!

...Not Vallejo, CA which is hundreds of mile north in the SF Bay Area. Hello editor, meet Google! In addition to the largest roller coaster park, California is home to what some call the world's largest search engine. Some use this thing called a 'search engine' to 'fact check'...others are clearly too cool & just publish tripe to the web in the hopes of a free flight or swag for just doing their job haphazardly.

Re: Six Flags Magic Mountain is in Valencia, CA!

Hello commentor! Maybe you should read the article before attacking people. All the locations are correct. Six Flags Discovery is in Vallejo, and Magic Mountain in Valencia. You skimmed it and were dying to leave a "tough comment." May we suggest anger management classes?