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 2.8 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|
|Owner||Six Flags Entertainment Corporation|
|Opened||March 3, 1982|
|Previous names||Reino Aventura (1982-1999)|
|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 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. 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. 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 and Medusa Steel Coaster, a Mardi Gras festival, and a new water park called 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||Crazy Pineapple|
|Kilahuea||2000||S&S Worldwide||Combo Tower||With Caída al Abismo (Realidad Virtual)|
|Tsunami||1981||Zierer||Tivoli Large Coaster|
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||Wieland 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|
DC Super FriendsEdit
|Los Supervillanos de Gotham City||1993||Zierer||Wave Swinger||Formerly Vuelo Alpino|
|Superman: Krypton Coaster||1993||Vekoma||Junior Coaster||Formerly Jr. Roller Coaster|
|Expreso Musical||2000||Mack Rides||Musik Express|
|Sling Shot||2014||Funtime||Sling Shot 60m|
Pueblo Vaquero (Cowboy Village)Edit
|Rueda India||1993||Intamin/Waagner-Biro||Ferris Wheel|
|Tamborcitos||2000||SBF Visa Group||Mini Tea Cups|
|The Dark Knight Coaster||2009||Mack Rides||Indoor Wild Mouse Coaster|
|Medusa Steel Coaster||2014||Rocky Mountain Construction||Hybrid Coaster||I-Box Track|
Bugs Bunny BoomtownEdit
|Los Globos de Elmer||2000||Zamperla||Samba Balloons Ride|
|ACME Trucking Company||2000||Zamperla||Kiddie Convoy|
|Marvin el Marciano: Aventura Espacial||2000||Zamperla||Crazy Plane Ride|
|Pato Lucas Blaster||1992||Chance Rides||Cycle Jump Ride|
|Marvin el Marciano: Aventura Espacial||1992||Arrow Development||Kiddie Ride|
|Looney Tunes Circo Express||2000||Zamperla||Circus Train Ride|
|Súper Cornelio||1992||Arrow Development||Aerial Carousel|
|La Mini Torre de Sylvestre||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|
|El Campo de Aventuras de Looney Tunes||1992||Six Flags México||Kiddie Playground|
|La Escuela de Vuelo de Sam Bigotes||2000/2011||Zamperla||Red Baron|
|Medusa||2000||2013||Custom Coasters International||Wooden Coaster||Converted into Medusa Steel Coaster|
|Canoa Krakatoa||2000||2012||Zierer||Pirate Ship Ride||Made space for The Joker|
|Huracán||1993||2019||Vekoma||Waikiki Wave Super Flip|
|Vudú||2000||2019||SBF Visa Group||Dance Party|
|Catapulta||1993||2019||Chance Rides||Double Inverter|
|Curandero||2000||2018||SBF Visa Group||Space Gun|
Carlos Joel Garza Marines, 15, fell ten meters from the "Rueda India" and broke his legs in March 2019.
Abdiel Alexey, an 18-year-old visitor, was killed after flying out of an unsecured seat on El Penguino in November 2020.
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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.
- "¡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.
- "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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