Six Flags is synonymous with coasters and thrills. Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang are on hand (along with the Justice League), and young kids will find rides, shows, and other attractions geared just for them. But the theme park chain is best known for its wild thrill machines.
And by wild, we are talking about some of the most extreme rides on the planet. Take Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, for example. At 456 feet tall and 128 mph, it definitely gets riders' attention. (If you're curious how the mega-thriller stacks up to other rides, check out our rundowns of the world's 10 fastest roller coasters and the 10 tallest roller coasters in the world. Kingda Ka is just one of dozens of crazy coasters awaiting thrill seekers.
More recently, Six Flags has been introducing sophisticated, story-based dark rides at some of its parks. Featuring roving motion-base vehicles, 3-D immersive media, and interactive game play, the wonderful E-Ticket attractions compare favorably to rides found at the Disney and Universal parks. You can read more in our review of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis.
The popular parks can get very crowded. On especially busy days, you may want to consider purchasing its skip-the-lines premium upgrade. To help you determine whether you might want to get the add-on passes read our feature, "Is Six Flags' The Flash Pass Worth the Cost?"
If you are looking for parks, Six Flags locations are arranged by U.S. state below. Canada and Mexico follow at the end of the list.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix in Glendale
A recent addition to the Six Flags chain, the standalone water park features plenty of thrilling water slides and attractions, including Tornado, a funnel ride, Typhoon Twister, a bowl ride, and Wahoo Racers, a multi-lane slide racing ride.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord in Concord
Another standalone water park, Hurricane Harbor has a good assortment of slides and rides, including the launch capsule attraction, Break Point Plunge, and the 70-foot speed slide, Cliffhnager.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo (near San Francisco)
It is a hybrid zoo/oceanarium/amusement park. Among its highlights are the hybrid wooden-steel coaster, The Joker, the launched coaster, V2: Vertical Velocity, and the floorless coaster, Medusa. Note that the park used to be known as Marine World.
Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia
The cutting-edge thrill ride park has an incredible arsenal (one of the world's largest) of roller coasters. Highlights include Twisted Colossus, the flying coaster, Tatsu, and The New Revolution -- although there are many other rides to sample. Magic Mountain also offers an affiliated water park, Hurricane Harbor, that requires an additional charge.z
Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell
Among its standout coasters are a well-regarded hypercoaster, Goliath, Superman: Ultimate Flight, a flying coaster, and Dare Devil Dive, which offers a VR experience. The water park, Hurricane Harbor, is included with admission.
Six Flags White Water in Marietta
A standalone water park, White Water is loaded with thrill rides such as Dive Bomber, a launch capsule slide, and Typhoon Twister, a giant bowl ride.
Magic Waters in Cherry Valley
Another water park not connected to an amusement park, Magic Waters has lots of rides including Screaming Lizard, a looping water slide, and Double Dare Drop, a speed slide.
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee (near Chicago)
The thrill-crazy park offers one of the world's tallest and fastest wooden coasters, Goliath, the wild "wing" coaster, X-Flight, and the ferocious "impulse" coaster, Vertical Velocit. Check out the 9 best rides at Six Flags Great America. The water park, Hurricane Harbor, is adjacent to the dry park and requires a separate admission.
Six Flags America in Mitchellville (near Washington, D.C.)
The 200-foot Superman: Ride of Steel hypercoaster is a highlight along with The Wild One, a wonderful, old wooden coaster. The water park, Hurricane Harbor, is included with admission.
Six Flags New England in Agawam (near Springfield and Hartford, CT)
Its great collection of coasters includes Superman The Ride, our pick for one of the best steel roller coasters, and the hybrid wooden-steel coaster, Wicked Cyclone. It also offers one of the world's tallest swing rides, the New England SkyScreamer. The full-featured water park, Hurricane Harbor, is included with admission.
Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka (near St. Louis)
The St. Louis Six Flags is one of the parks to offer the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride. Coasters include the electromagnetic powered coaster, Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, and the wooden coaster, Screamin’ Eagle. Its water park, Hurricane Harbor, is included with admission.
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson
One of the most popular parks in the chain, Great Adventure is home to Kingda Ka, the wonderful wooden coaster, El Toro, and the superb hypercoaster, Nitro. The enormous Six Flags complex also includes a Wild Safari experience with live animals, and the separate admission Hurricane Harbor water park.
Six Flags Darien Lake in Darien
Darien Lake was originally an independent amusement park, then it was a Six Flags park, then Six Flags sold it, and finally, Six Flags repurchased it. In addition to great rides such as the hypercoaster, Ride of Steel, Darien Lake offers a water park and a huge amphitheater that features national acts every summer.
The Great Escape in Queensbury (near Lake George)
Among its highlights is the wonderful (and underrated) wooden coaster, The Comet. It also offers a VR coaster, Steamin’ Demon. The outdoor water park, Splashwater Kingdom, is included with admission. Adjacent to the park is Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Indoor Water Park, which is open year-round.
It's no longer open, but you can read about the rise and fall of the Six Flags park near Cleveland.
Frontier City in Oklahoma City
One of the smaller Six Flags parks (which is why it is not identified as "Six Flags" in its name, Frontier City has a collection of coasters and other rides such as the Silver Bullet looping coaster and the Steel Lasso suspended coaster.
White Water Bay in Oklahoma City
Also located in Oklahoma City, White Water Bay is not adjacent to Frontier City and requires separate admission. Among the water park’s rides are Acapulco Cliff Dive, a speed slide, and Big Kahuna, a family raft ride.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio
Its great Superman Krypton Coaster features a VR experience. Iron Rattler is a wonderful hybrid wooden-steel coaster. Batman: The Ride is a highly regarded Free Spin, fourth dimension, wing coaster. White Water Bay water park is included with admission.
Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington (near Dallas)
The original Six Flags park offers some great coasters, including the highly regarded wooden/steel hybrid coaster, New Texas Giant, and the 255-foot tall, 85 mph hypercoaster, Titan. It also offers the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington
It's located next door to Six Flags Over Texas, but the water park requires a separate admission. Slides and rides include the lights-out slide Black Hole and the speed slide Der Stuka.
Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring (near Houston)
The standalone water park offers plenty of ways to get wet including the bowl ride RipQurl and the launch capsule slide complex, Bonzai Pipelines.
La Ronde in Montreal
The park, which was originally part of Expo '67, features the great hypercoaster, Goliath. The suspended coaster, Vampire, is another thrill machine.
Six Flags Mexico in Mexico City
Mexico's largest amusement park. Includes the inverted coaster, Batman The Ride.