Welcome to SFAFANS.COM! SFAFANS.COM is a enthusiast community about the Washington/Baltimore areas only amusement park, Six Flags America. Standing nearly 650 members strong we meet on a regular basis at Six Flags America to enjoy the parks rides, shows and other attractions. While our members come from all over the United States, many are from the Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area and continue their friendship through online websites and other enthusiast organizations.
Six Flags America is our home park, meaning it's the park closest to many of our members. Six Flags America has been several different parks over the years, originally opening in 1973 as a The Largo Wildlife Preserve which was owned by former U.S Presidential Candidate Ross Perot and ABC Television. In 1981, the park began a transforming from Wild World Water Park to Wild World Amusement Park. In 1986, Wild World opened The Wild One roller coaster, the parks first roller coaster.
In the mid-1990's, the park was sold to Premier Parks who changed the name to Adventure World. Premier Parks continued to expand the park, adding first Coyote Creek which featured The Mind Eraser Roller Coaster and Renegade Rapids Rapids Ride. Later Premier Parks added Skull Island which featured the parks second roller coaster "Roar" and a unique water ride from Intamin Rides called Typhoon Sea Coaster. The ride was unique because it reversed riders backwards and forwards. Unfortunately, Typhoone Sea Coaster went dark and was removed in 2011.
In late 1998, Premier Parks purchased Six Flags Amusement Parks and "flagged" Adventure World as Six Flag America citing the parks explosion in attendance. Today, Six Flags America has over 100 rides, shows and attractions "Fans" can enjoy including Superman: Ride of Steel, Batwing, Joker's Jinx and Apocalypse: The Last Stand. As rides have come and gone, Six Flags America has kept many of the original rides and shows from its beginning including Pirate's Flight, Cyclone, High Seas and the always popular stunt show.
SFAFANS is excited about the future of Six Flags America. In 2014, Southwest Territory will be converted to Mardi Gras. Several of the rides will be repainted and rethemed. The parks 9th roller coaster, Ragin' Cajun will open, Six Flags America will open French Quarter Flyers, a Larson International Flying Scooters Ride, and the park will open a new restaurant called Hurricanes featuring one of the staples of the "Big Easy", the Hurricane drink.