Six Flags México
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Six Flags México is a theme park located in the Tlalpan forest and borough, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Mexico. It is owned and operated by Six Flags, and is the most visited theme park in Latin America with 2.5 million annual visitors. It was previously known as Reino Aventura and was a Mexican-owned and run theme park; the orca whale Keiko (featured in the movie Free Willy) was then its principal attraction.
|Location||Mexico City, Mexico, North America|
|Owner||Six Flags Entertainment Corporation|
|Opened||April 11, 2000|
|Previous names||Reino Aventura|
|Operating season||Year round, remaining closed some Mondays and Tuesdays|
|Area||110 acres (0.45 km2)|
|Website||Six Flags México|
Reino Aventura (Spanish for "Adventure Kingdom") opened its gates in 1982 and is the largest theme park in Latin America. The park's mascot was a purple cartoon dragon named Cornelio. Since its opening, no new attractions were added, thus attendance dropped. In 1992 the park was closed for an extensive remodeling as well as adding new rides, opening once again on July 3, 1993, with the new moniker El Nuevo Reino Aventura (The New Adventure Kingdom) featuring new rides such as Río Salvaje (Wild River, a raft ride), Viaje Inesperado (Unexpected Trip, a motion simulator) and Roller Skater (a Vekoma Kiddie Coaster) In that same year, the feature film Free Willy was shot in the park. This attracted numerous animal rights organizations, which pressured the park to free the orca Keiko. After Keiko left, Cornelio the dragon became once again the Park's official mascot.
In 1999, Premier Parks bought Reino Aventura for an estimated $59 million. Under new administration, the park's name was officially changed to Six Flags. Twenty new attractions were added to the park, including Batman: The Ride, Kilahuea and Medusa, a wooden roller coaster. It opened its gates again on April 11, 2000 as Six Flags México.
Premier Parks bought the rest of the stocks on Six Flags, and became Six Flags Inc., which is their current name. Latest coaster openings in Six Flags México include Superman el Último Escape (2004), The Dark Knight (2009), The Joker (2013), Medusa Steel Coaster (2014) and Wonder Woman Coaster (2018).
In 2011, the park opened Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation, an indoor themed laser tag attraction. On September 6, 2012, Six Flags México announced The Joker a Gerstlauer spinning coaster for the 2013 season. The Joker was relocated from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as Pandemonium from 2008-2012. Also announced is two new events in October and December, Festival del Terror and Christmas in the Park, both starting in 2012. In June 2013, Six Flags México announced on Facebook that an attraction at the park will be closing at the end of summer 2013. On July 1, 2013, Cowboy Stunt Show was announce for the park, which will play at The Chinese Theater. On August 29, 2013, Six Flags officially announced the renovation of Medusa to Medusa Steel Coaster that will feature steel tracks and multiple inversions for the 2014 season. On August 28, 2014, it was announced that the park would get a Funtime Starflyer named Skyscreamer in 2015. On September 3, 2015, it was announced that the park would get Justice League: Battle For Metropolis 4D in 2016, like Six Flags Great America. On September 1, 2016, it was announced that the park would get new things in 2017. They announced The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster on Medusa Steel Coaster, a festival themed to Mardi Gras and an all new water park named Hurricane Harbor.
Pueblo Mexicano (Mexican Village)Edit
|Río Salvaje||1992||Intamin||River rapids ride|
|Superman El Último Escape||2004||Morgan||Hyper Coaster|
|La Fiesta de las Tazas||2000||SBF Visa Group||Tea Cups|
Pueblo Francés (French Village)Edit
|Le Grand Carrousell||1982||Bertazzon||Double Decker Carousel|
|Le Mans||2012||Reverchon||Bumper cars|
|Ghostbusters||2015||Sally Corporation||Laser Tag|
|The Joker||2013||Gerstlauer||Spinning Coaster||Originally Six Flags Discovery Kingdom|
Pueblo Polinesio (Polynesian Village)Edit
|Piñas Locas||2000||Huss||Spinning Ride|
|Kilahuea||1997||S&S Worldride||Combo Tower||With Caída al Abismo (Realidad Virtual)|
|Tsunami||1981||Zierer||Tivoli Large Coaster|
|Vudú||2000||SBF Visa Group||Frisbee|
|Curandero||2000||SBF Visa Group||Kamikaze||(Closed)|
DC Universe is a sub-section of Villa Hollywood, which includes rides themed to DC Comics.
|Aquaman SplashDown||1993||Hopkins Rides||Shoot The Chutes|
|Batman: The Ride||2000||Vekoma||Suspended Looping Coaster|
|Boomerang||1985||Vekoma||Boomerang||World's First Boomerang Coaster|
|Justice League: Battle for Metropolis||2016||Sally Corporation||4D Dark Ride|
|Rock & Roll||2000||Schwarzkopf||Polyp|
|Supergirl Sky Flight
|Teen Titans Turbo||2000||J&J Amusements||Go Karts|
|Wonder Woman Coaster||2018||S&S Worldwide||4D Free Fly Coaster|
|X-Flight||2015||Skycoaster Inc.||Sky Coaster 60m|
Pueblo Suizo (Swiss Village)Edit
|Vuelo Alpino||1993||Zierer||Wave Swinger|
|Superman: Krypton Coaster||1993||Vekoma||Junior Coaster||Formally Jr. Roller Coaster|
|Catapulta||1993||Chance Rides||Double Inverter|
|Expreso Musical||2000||Mack Rides||Musik Express|
|Sling Shot||2014||Funtime||Sling Shot 60m|
|Vampire Infestation||2012||Walkthrough DarkRide||DarkRide|
Pueblo Vaquero (Cowboy Village)Edit
|Huracán||1993||Vekoma||Waikiki Wave Super Flip|
|Rueda India||1993||Intamin/Waagner-Biro||Ferris Wheel|
|Tamborcitos||2000||SBF Visa Group||Mini Tea Cups|
|The Dark Knight Coaster||March 21 2009||Mack Rides||Indoor Wild Mouse Coaster|
|Medusa Steel Coaster||2014||Rocky Mountain Construction||Hybrid Coaster||I-Box Track|
El Circo de Bugs Bunny (Bugs Bunny's Circus)Edit
|Globo de Elmer||2000||Zamperla||Samba Balloons Ride|
|Convoy del Correcaminos||2000||Zamperla||Kiddie Convoy|
|Jet Acrobático||2000||Zamperla||Crazy Plane Ride|
|Chiquimotos||1992||Chance Rides||Cycle Jump Ride|
|Orca Aventura||1992||Arrow Depelovment||Kiddie Ride|
|Circo Express||2000||Zamperla||Circus Train Ride|
|Súper Cornelio||1992||Arrow Depelovment||Aerial Carousel|
|La Casa de Piolín||2000||S&S||Frog Hopper|
|Gran Turismo||2000||Chance Ride||Kiddie Cars|
|Camiones||1992||Chance Rides||Kiddie Ride|
|La Casona de la Abuela||2012||Togo||Whip|
|Laberinto||1992||Six Flags México||Kiddie Playground|
|Vuelo Intrépido de Sam Bigotes||2000/2011||Zamperla||Red Baron|
|Medusa||2000 to 2013||Custom Coasters International||Wooden Coaster||Converted into Medusa Steel Coaster|
|Canoa Krakatoa||2000 to 2012||Chance Rides||Pirate Ship Ride|
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- Six Flags Mexico (September 6, 2012). "Six Flags Mexico is ready ..." Facebook. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (November 18, 2011). "When is Pandemonium closing?". Facebook. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (November 19, 2011). "why is the Pandemonium going". Facebook. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "New for 2014". August 29, 2013. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.