LAKE GEORGE, N.Y., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great Escape announced today a dynamic new addition for the 2013 season. The theme park will add Screamin' Eagles high flying family ride promising thrills for guests of all ages.
Set to debut in Spring 2013, Screamin' Eagles is an interactive flying ride allowing guests to pilot their own flight, with no two trips the same. Open-air vehicles and high-speed rotations allow guests to control their own experience as they soar to new heights with this re-introduction of a classic.
Guests will board the flying vehicles adorned with eagles and wild flames and the ride will begin to rotate, fanning out over a large area. Each vehicle has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing which allow guests to dip, dive and plunge at speeds of up to 40mph. Screamin' Eagles will be located in the Fest Area by Alice in Wonderland, giving riders a bird's eye view of the historic River D.
"Staying true to our promise to deliver something new every year—we will keep our loyal families and thrill seekers excited about coming back for another Great Escape season," said Don McCoy, park president Six Flags Great Escape. "Screamin' Eagles will add a new element to the region's best theme park."
Screamin' Eagles is the first of many upcoming changes for the 2013 season.
Also in 2013, the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park will introduce an exciting new addition that is sure to take kids on a trip they will never forget. Stay tuned for more information coming this fall.
Six Flags Great Escape also announced today that 2013 season passes are now on sale at the lowest prices of the year and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2012 season (including Fright Fest) and all of 2013. For a limited time, with the purchase of a season pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a gold season pass which includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass. Offer expires October 28, 2012.
For more information about upcoming 2013 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides, visit sixflags.com/2013news.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation:
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with over $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information visit www.sixflags.com.
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