Six Flags México is a amusement 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 2.8 million annual visitors. It was previously known as Reino Aventura when it was Mexican-owned and featured the orca whale Keiko (from the movie Free Willy) as its principal attraction.

Six Flags México
Previously known as Reino Aventura (1982-1999)
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Coordinates19°17′42″N 99°12′32″W / 19.295°N 99.209°W / 19.295; -99.209
OpenedMarch 3, 1982; 42 years ago (1982-03-03)
OwnerSix Flags
Operating seasonYear round, remaining closed some Mondays and Tuesdays
Area110 acres (0.45 km2)
Roller coasters9
Water rides2
WebsiteSix Flags México

History edit

Reino Aventura (Spanish for "Adventure Kingdom") opened its gates on March 3, 1982, as the largest theme park in Latin America with a mascot named Cornelio, who was a purple cartoon dragon. 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). 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 14, 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. The 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.[1] On September 6, 2012, Six Flags México announced The Joker a Gerstlauer spinning coaster for the 2013 season.[2] The Joker was relocated from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as Pandemonium from 2008-2012.[3][4] Also announced is two new events in October and December, Festival del Terror and Christmas in the Park, both starting in 2012.[2]

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. 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.[5] 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 and Medusa Steel Coaster, a Mardi Gras festival, and a new water park called Hurricane Harbor.

Current attractions edit

Batman: The Ride
Horstacio, the world's former largest Piñata
Vuelo Alpino
Wonder Woman and Chinese dragon car from Magic Light Parade

Pueblo Mexicano (Mexican Village) edit

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
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

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Le Grand Carrousell 2000 Bertazzon Double Decker Carousel
Zombie Hunter, Live! 2020 Sally Corporation Laser Tag Building formerly housed La Mansión de la Llorona
The Joker 2013 Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster Relocated from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as Pandemonium

Pueblo Suizo (Swiss Village) edit

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Expresso Musical 1990 Bertazzon Musik Express
Castillo Suizo 1982 Reino Aventura Walkthrough Haunted Attraction (New theme every year)
Sling Shot 2013 Funtime Sling Shot 60 m

Pueblo Polinesio (Polynesian Village) edit

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Piñas Locas 2000 Huss Crazy Pineapple
Kilahuea 2000 S&S Worldwide Combo Tower
Tsunami 1981 Zierer Tivoli Large Coaster Formerly Catarina Voladora, Reino Aventura's first roller coaster

Villa Hollywood edit

DC Universe is a sub-section of Villa Hollywood, which includes rides themed to DC Comics.

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Aquaman SplashDown 1993 Hopkins Rides Shoot The Chutes Formerly Splash
Batman: The Ride 2000 Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster
Boomerang 1987 Vekoma Boomerang World's First Boomerang Coaster
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 2016 Sally Corporation 4D Dark Ride
Rock & Roll 2000 Wieland Schwarzkopf Polyp
Supergirl Sky Flight
Formerly SkyScreamer
2015 Funtime Star Flyer
Teen Titans Turbo 2000 J&J Amusements Go Karts Formerly Hollywood Speedtrack
Wonder Woman Coaster 2018 S&S Worldwide 4D Free Fly Coaster
X-Flight 2015 Skycoaster Inc. Sky Coaster 60m Relocated from Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington as Caribbean Swing
CraZanity 2020 Zamperla Giga Discovery

DC Super Friends edit

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Los Supervillanos de Gotham City 1982 Zierer Wave Swinger Formerly Vuelo Alpino
Superman: Krypton Coaster 1993 Vekoma Junior Coaster Formerly Roller
El Pingüino 1983 Zamperla Mini Tea Cups Formerly Tamborcitos
The Dark Knight Coaster 2009 Mack Rides Indoor Wild Mouse Coaster
Batman Baticopteros 2019 Zamperla Aerial Ride
DC Super Hero Girls 2019 Zamperla Ferris Wheel Fiesta Baloon
The Joker y Harley Quinn 2019 Zamperla Rockin' Tug

Pueblo Vaquero (Cowboy Village) edit

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Rueda India 1982 Intamin/Waagner-Biro Ferris Wheel
Ruleta 1982 Chance Rides Trabant
Medusa Steel Coaster 2014 Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid Coaster Formerly Medusa

Bugs Bunny Boomtown edit

Name Opened Manufacturer Type Notes
Los Globos de Elmer 1993 Zamperla Samba Balloons Formerly Globo Bobo
ACME Trucking Company 1982 Zamperla Kiddie Convoy Formerly Convoy del Carrecaminos
Marvin el Marciano: Aventura Espacial 1993 Zamperla Crazy Plane Ride Formerly Reino Jet
Pato Lucas Blaster 2019 Zamperla Watermania
Looney Tunes Circo Express 1993 Zamperla Circus Train Ride
La Mini Torre de Sylvestre 2000 Zamperla Jumpin' Star
El Tornado de Taz 2019 Zamperla Lolly Swing
El Campo de Aventuras de Looney Tunes 2019 Six Flags México Kiddie Playground
La Escuela de Vuelo de Sam Bigotes 1982 Zamperla Red Baron Formerly Barón Rojo

Former attractions edit

Name Opened Closed Manufacturer Type Notes
Medusa 2000 2013 Custom Coasters International Wooden Coaster Converted into Medusa Steel Coaster
Canoa Krakatoa 1982 2012 Zierer Viking Made space for The Joker
Huracán 1993 2019 Vekoma Waikiki Wave Super Flip
Vudú 2000 2019 SBF Visa Group Dance Party
Catapulta 2000 2019 Chance Rides Double Inverter
Curandero 2000 2018 SBF Visa Group Space Gun
La Mansión de la Llorona 1982 2005 Vekoma Ghost Train
Hollywood Star 1982 1999 Frank Hrubetz Paratrooper
Cíclope 1982 1994 Huss Rides Enterprise
Space Shot 1995 1999 S&S Space Shot World's first Space Shot, prototype with only 8 seats
Tren Santa Fe 2000 2008 ?? Train Ride
Viaje Inesperado/ Bob Esponja 3D 1993 2011 iWerks Turbo Theater

Accidents edit

Carlos Joel Garza Marines, 15, fell ten meters from the "Rueda India" and broke his legs in March 2019.[6]

Abdiel Alexey, an 18-year-old visitor, suffered a head injury after flying out of an unsecured seat on El Pingüino (The Penguin) in November 2020. Original reports had been that he died from the injury in the hospital, but it was later reported that he was recovering. [7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Six Flags Entertainment Corporation Investor Meeting Presentation". Six Flags. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b Six Flags Mexico (September 6, 2012). "Six Flags Mexico is ready ..." Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (November 18, 2011). "When is Pandemonium closing?". Facebook. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  4. ^ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (November 19, 2011). "why is the Pandemonium going". Facebook. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "New for 2014". August 29, 2013. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "¡Con las piernas rotas! Aparece joven en video tras caer de juego en Six Flags". El Sol de México. 5 March 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Joven muere tras ser hospitalizado por "salir volando" de "El Pingüino" en Six Flags". El Universal (in Spanish). 17 November 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2020.

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