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|Six Flags St. Louis|
|Opening date||May 10, 1991|
|Drop||50 ft (15 m)|
|Length||664 ft (202 m)|
|Height restriction||36 in (91 cm)|
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The Tidal Wave was a boat-based shoot-the-chutes water ride located in the Illinois section of Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. It opened on May 10, 1991.
The ride used 20-person boats and had a 50-foot waterfall that ended in a basin with 300,000 gallons of water, creating a wall of water 20 feet high and 80 feet wide.
Tidal Wave was demolished in December 2019 after being closed for the entire 2019 season. The ride last operated in 2018.
Tidal wave may refer to:
Six Flags AstroWorld, also known simply as AstroWorld, was a seasonally operated amusement park in Houston, Texas. Owned and operated by Six Flags, the park was situated between Kirby Drive and Fannin Street, directly south of I-610. The park opened on June 1, 1968, and was developed originally and constructed as part of the Astrodomain, the brainchild of local philanthropist and former Houston mayor Roy Hofheinz, who intended it to complement the Astrodome. The Hofheinz family sold AstroWorld to Six Flags in 1978.
Six Flags Darien Lake is a 1,200-acre (4.86 km2) amusement park and resort located in Darien, New York, off of Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Rochester. Six Flags Darien Lake features a theme park, water park, campground and lodging. It is owned by EPR Properties and operated by Six Flags.
Geauga Lake was an amusement park in Bainbridge Township and Aurora, Ohio. It was established in 1887, in what had been a local recreation area adjacent to a lake of the same name. The first amusement ride was added in 1889, and the park's first roller coaster – later known as the Big Dipper – was built in 1925. The park was sold to Funtime, Inc., in 1969 and was expanded over the years with additional rides and amenities. Funtime was acquired by Premier Parks in 1995, and for the 2000 season, they re-branded Geauga Lake as Six Flags Ohio, adding four new roller coasters. The following year, Six Flags bought the adjacent SeaWorld Ohio and combined the two parks under the name Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.
Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290-acre (1.2 km2) theme park located in the unincorporated Cobb County of Austell, Georgia, United States. Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain following the original Six Flags Over Texas, which opened in 1961.
Six Flags Great America is an amusement park located in Gurnee, Illinois, within the northern Chicago metropolitan area. Originally opened in 1976 by the Marriott Corporation as Marriott's Great America, Six Flags has owned and operated the park since 1984. It features four themed areas and fifteen roller coasters, as well as a 20-acre (81,000 m2) water park called Hurricane Harbor Chicago. Over 3 million guests visited Six Flags Great America in 2017, ranking it among the top 20 amusement parks in North America for attendance.
Kentucky Kingdom, formerly known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, is an amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The 67-acre (27 ha) park includes a collection of amusement rides and a water park named Hurricane Bay. Kentucky Kingdom is located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 264, sharing a parking lot with the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Batman: The Ride is an inverted roller coaster based on the DC Comics character Batman and found at seven Six Flags theme parks in the United States. Built by consulting engineers Bolliger & Mabillard, it rises to a height of between 100 and 105 feet and reaches top speeds of 50 mph (80 km/h). The original roller coaster at Six Flags Great America was partially devised by the park's general manager Jim Wintrode. Batman: The Ride was the world's first inverted roller coaster when it opened in 1992, and has since been awarded Coaster Landmark status by the American Coaster Enthusiasts. Clones of the ride exist at amusement parks around the world.
The following article is a summary of notable incidents at the amusement parks and water parks that are operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. In some cases, these incidents occurred while the park was under different management or ownership.
Superman: Tower of Power is a drop tower ride currently located at two Six Flags parks, and two former installments at Kentucky Kingdom and Six Flags St. Louis. Two of the four drop towers were manufactured by Intamin, while the Six Flags Over Georgia version was made by Zamperla, and the Six Flags Over Texas version was made by S&S. The installment at Kentucky Kingdom was demolished after an accident that maimed a teenage girl while the ride at Six Flags St Louis was removed from the park's website in early 2021. Two additional drop towers installed at other Six Flags parks are known as Scream.
American Thunder is a wooden roller coaster located in the 1904 World's Fair section of Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. Opened on June 20, 2008, the coaster was originally named after and themed to the famous motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. It was renamed American Thunder for the 2011 season. To help promote the opening of the then-Evel Knievel Roller Coaster, Knievel's son, Robbie Knievel, jumped a Honda CR-500 motorcycle over 25 Dodge Chargers on July 3, 2008.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford is a water park owned by the Rockford Park District and operated by Six Flags. It is located in Cherry Valley, Winnebago County, Illinois, and located next to the interchange between Interstate 39/U.S. Route 51 and Interstate 90 near U.S. Route 20.
Roaring Rapids is a river rapids ride located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.
Thunder River is a river rapids ride located at two American amusement parks. The first opened in 1980 at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, which was the first of its kind in the world designed by Intamin. The popularity led to other similar installations at various Six Flags theme parks throughout the 1980s. Only two remain, with one operating at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia, and the other operating at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri.
Tidal Wave was a Shoot-the-Chutes water ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The ride was located in the Metropolis portion of the park. The ride's theme was related to a tropical environment featuring several palms and trees. The entrance to the ride was located next to The Riddler's Revenge which is near to JB's Smokehouse BBQ but in 2017, the entrance was moved to the front of the Boardwalk section of the park to fit with the new theme for 2018. The ride was open from the spring season to late September. The ride temporarily closed in early October for Magic Mountain's annual Fright Fest event; the ride's line was used for a maze. During the winter months, the ride was closed to drain the water and clean the ride along with the splash area. The entrance to the Flash Pass was located at the right side exit of the ride. The ride had two large boats which seat a maximum of 20 riders. Both of the boats were typically used every day.
Aqua Twist is a water-based teacup ride located at La Ronde, with other versions of the ride located at several Six Flags theme parks in North America. Designed by Mack Rides, a German ride manufacturer, the attraction is one of their "Twist 'n' Splash" models. Since 2013, Six Flags has installed Aqua Twists in three of their parks.
Hangzhou Bay Sunac Tourism City is an under construction theme park and entertainment complex in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China; approximately 45 miles from downtown Shanghai. The project was announced by the Six Flags Entertainment Corporation in 2015 as part of the company's bid to open a multitude of parks in China. In February 2020, Six Flags dropped out on the project after their partner Riverside Investment Group encountered financial turmoil and were unable to pay their debts. In June 2020, Sunac China Holdings took over the project and had the Sunac Water Park opened in June 2021. The complex is expected to open in stages – with the rebranded Sunac Land theme park due to open in late 2022 – and be completed by 2025.
Aquaman: Power Wave is an upcoming steel launch shuttle roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. The roller coaster is themed to the DC Comics character, Aquaman.