New at Six Flags
- Hurricane Harbor will have an all NEW waterslide complex in the summer of 2013. The all-new, first of its kind in the world Bonzai Pipelines, a 65 foot tall waterslide complex, will feature six outrageously fast and intense drop launch looping body slides.
- In June 2012, Six Flags America opened Apocalypse, the park's eighth roller coaster and first stand-up experience. The end of the world adventure makes a 100-foot ascent, hurtling along the 2,900-foot steel track at 55 miles-per-hour speeds, with hairpin turns and pulse-pounding inversions.
- New in 2011, Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags America opened ZoomAzon Falls, an Amazonian-themed forest where you take in a spectacular view before choosing one of four, twisting, turning, body slides, each enhanced by waterfalls, tropical décor, jungle soundtracks, and more.
- During the summer of 2010, Six Flags America opened Whistlestop Park, a new family entertainment area that nearly doubled the number of attractions, featuring eight new rides and attractions including Happy Junction, Sky Jumper, Splash Zone, Up Up and Away, Whistlestop Bus Line, Whistlestop Park Playground, Whistlestop Train and Whistlestop Whirlybirds.
13710 Central Ave.
(301) 249-1500 and (800) 491-4FUN
Six Flags America is located on Route 214, Central Avenue, approximately five miles from I-495 just 30 minutes from downtown Washington, DC. See a Map and Directions.
Calendar and Operating Hours
Six Flags America opens for the 2013 season on March 23 and is open daily for Spring Break March 28 through April 7 and then weekends in April and May, with daily operation resuming Memorial Day weekend. Hurricane Harbor begins its season on Saturday, May 25. Hours vary throughout the season. After Labor Day weekend the park is open weekends through October.
- Buy tickets in advance so that you do not have to wait in line. Purchase a seasons pass to save time and money.
- Visit on a weekday. The park is most crowded on the weekends and holidays.
- Arrive early to get the most out of your day. Head to the most popular rides first. Lines get longer late in the day.
This location of Six Flags America was originally built as Wild World water park in 1982. The water park went bankrupt in 1990 and was sold to new owners and was renamed Adventure World in 1991. In 1999, the park was bought by the regional theme park company, Six Flags America, and expanded to include roller coasters and rides based on DC Comics characters such as Superman and The Joker.