Check out our guide to all the Six Flags locations in the USA – plus park maps and expert tips to help your family have a memorable day!
Six Flags is one of America’s theme park institutions, with a reputation for having some of the most fearsome, challenging, crazy, and state of the art thrill rides, water slides, and VR experiences. There is literally something here for every age group!
Six Flags have parks around the world, and most of these are in the United States – which means there’s probably a Six Flags location near you.
How Many Six Flags Locations Are There In The United States?
Out of their 27 total theme parks around the world, there are 23 Six Flags locations in America. They are located in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Millions of people from all over the globe make the trip to Six Flags parks to experience the thrills of world-class roller coasters, tallest rides, longest rides, scariest rides, and state of the art technology that’s on offer.
Six Flags parks boast some of the most outrageous, record-setting rides on the planet.
All Six Flags Parks In The USA
Six Flags Arizona
Hurricane Harbor Phoenix
Located in Phoenix, Arizona – a visit to Hurricane Harbor is just what you need to cool down and escape the fierce desert heat!
This park is America’s largest water park, with over 30 award winning water slides – plus many more family-friendly rides and attractions such as wave pools, mini versions of top rides for the younger kids, and interactive play areas.
Some of the rides here have been voted in the top 10 in the country by American families.
Among its huge variety of rides, Hurricane Harbor Phoenix hosts the USA’s first “gravity defying” water coaster that shoots riders uphill for 830 feet of pants-wetting excitement, and curves and drops that will literally take your breath away.
This Six Flags park also features a private picnic space where you can plan family gatherings for 50 people up to 5,000 people (but here’s hoping your family isn’t quite that big!)
In 2020, Six Flags Arizona opened a brand new activity pool, Paradise Island, which has over a quarter million gallons of crystal clear water to help visitors stay fresh and cool. It has a shallow end perfect for infants and toddles, and unique floating lily pads. You can also venture over to the water volleyball and basketball areas of the pool.
This Six Flags park also features food for sale, plentiful shade areas, restrooms, and more to ensure everyone has a fun, relaxing day out.
Take a tour of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor:
Six Flags California
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain is home to the world-record roller coaster Wonder Woman – Flight of Courage. This is the tallest, longest, single rail roller coaster in the world! This is a brand new ride which opened in 2022.
Magic Mountain is one of the Six Flags locations in the USA that most people think of when they refer to these theme parks. There are rides for the entire family, including maximum thrill seekers and those looking for rides that are a little more tame!
You’ll find coasters that are wooden, suspended, inverted, flying, launched, and wild 4D designs. After a day at Magic Mountain you’ll have gone in pretty much every direction that’s possible!
This Six Flags park has shade areas, family areas, and plenty of places to eat so you can all stay fueled and hydrated for the long, exciting day ahead.
Take a tour of Magic Mountain here:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Located in Vallejo, California, you’ll find this off Interstate 80, between Sacramento and San Fransisco.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom features a 135 acre animal park. Visitors all say that the animals here look healthy and well cared for, so if your family loves animals, you don’t need to worry about them being mistreated here!
This Six Flags location includes a large variety of roller-coasters and other thrill rides, including and interactive aviary.
The main attraction at this park is the Medusa. It’s the longest, tallest coaster in Northern California, taking you up an astonishing, stomach-dropping 3,937 feet before dropping you into the most insane twists and curves imaginable. Not for the faint-hearted in your family!
See what it’s like to ride the Medusa here!
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Los Angeles
This Six Flags water park is in Valencia, which is north of Los Angeles. It features over 25 slides and rides across 12 acres, and is suitable for the whole family, including wave pools, racing slides, a group slide, lazy river, and intereactive water fun house area.
Enjoy the Tornado tube ride with it’s 60 foot drop, the Bonzai Pipelines body slide, and super scary Black Snake Summit speed slide which features the two highest, enclosed slides in Southern California.
For the smaller members of your family, toddlers and younger kids can enjoy Castaway Cove and Splash Island, with kid-friendly pools, fountains, and slides in mini-size.
There’s a lot of food and drink options in this Six Flags location, plus lockers, change rooms, and a gift shop. You can also rent privata cabanas for the day which come with a waiter service.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Concord
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Concord is a theme park situated in Concord, California – less than 20 minutes drive from Vallejo.
This park location features over 35 water thrill rides, and includes the largest wave pool and longest lazy river in California.
Although it’s one of the older Six Flags locations that is getting on in years, it’s still an incredibly popular destination for locals and tourists alike. There are rides suitable for every age, and it’s the perfect park to escape the intense Californian summer heat.
Six Flags Concord offers private, poolside cabanas to rent, plus private picnic areas for relaxing, parties, or family gatherings.
Six Flags Georgia
Six Flags Over Georgia
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, this Six Flags location has a ton of fun for the whole family – with a ton of rides including a super-high drop tower, and raging rapids ride.
This was the second Six Flags park to open, and is one of the most well known parks in this chain. Don’t let its age fool you though, this is also one of the best Six Flags locations in the USA. It has a fantastic roller coaster selections, from “gentle” through to completely insane.
One of the highlights is the Joker Chaos Coaster, with a 72 foot high loop waiting for the thrillseekers in your family!
As you’d expect, there are plenty of food and drink vendors here to ensure you’re powered up for all the rides you can handle.
Six Flags White Water
This Atlanta water park is the largest water theme park in the South. Situated on 50 acres, it has over 50 different ways for the family to get wet and wild throughout the day. As it’s located in a forest surrounding, there’s plenty of shade to help you stay cool, even in the height of summer.
Tube slides, flumes, raft rides, lazy rivers, 6-lane racing slide, lilly pad walks, plus a kids tree house and toddler activity areas, and a 750,000 gallon wave-pool ensure a jam-packed day of fun for all ages.
Six Flags Illinois
Six Flags Great America
This park is located in Gurnee, Illinois – in the northern Chicago metropolitan area. It opened in 1976, and has been operated by Six Flags since 1984.
It’s a huge park with 17 roller coasters, and if you go at peak season, you might need 2 days to get to all the rides, due to long waiting lines. This park is pretty popular with both locals and tourists, so get there early!
The park features plenty of roller coasters to suit all the thrill levels in your family, including a cool wooden roller coaster. It also has 3 kids areas, including a cute Wiggles World area for younger kids.
Hurricane Harbor Chicago
This is part of the Six Flags Great America theme park. Located in the central Midwest, it’s a 45 minute drive north of Chicago, and an equal drive south of Milwaukee.
It’s a 20 acre water park, featuring the insanely good Tsunami Surge – which is the world’s tallest water coaster. It shoots up to a stunning height of 86 feet! You’ll reach a top speed of 28 mph which will shoot you around 950 feet of water tunnels and open slides.
Want more? The Tsunami ride also has 3 gravity blasts and 5 huge drops to take your breath (and stomach) away, plus 5 gnarly hairpin turns.
Take a virtual ride on Hurricane Harbor’s Tsunami Surge here!
Hurricane Harbor Rockford
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Rockford (formerly known as Magic Waters) is one of the chain’s water theme parks. It’s located in Cherry Valley, Winnebago County, Illinois.
Rides include the Abyss dark tunnel slide, Double Dare drop 75 foot speed slide, Paradise Pipelines 4-storey inner tube slide, and a 707,000 gallon wave pool. For the smaller kids, there’s a lazy river, an interactive playground, and Tiki Island.
As you’d expect, there are snack bars and restaurants a-plenty here to keep everyone full and happy for a whole day of excitement.
Six Flags Maryland
Six Flags America
Six Flags America is located in Maryland, near Upper Marlboro, in Washington DC.
It features over 100 rides, including 8 roller coasters and classic fairground rides like antique cars, bumper cars, Scrambler, and a white water raft ride.
The biggest ride drawcards here are Superman’s Ride of Steel, and a zombie-themed Apocalypse roller coaster.
For the younger kids, you can visit Looney Tunes Movie Town and Whistlestop Park.
This Six Flag location hosts regular shows and events throughout the year including 4th of July fireworks, October Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park in December.
Six Flags Massachusetts
Six Flags New England
Located about 100 miles west of Boston in located in Agawam, Massachusetts, this park also includes the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park which is regarded as New England’s best water park.
It has over 100 rides, with a great range of coasters (Batman and Wicked Cyclone being top attractions), plus water rides and kid-friendly entertainment for a full day out.
Spend less time standing in long lines at this Six Flags with the mobile app that lets you order food on the go. Grab a snack, or try menus created by chefs that include mouthwatering options like an apple walnut salad, Cuban pulled pork sandwich, sweet ranch BBQ brisket salad, and Mediterranean salad. There are also two bars serving cocktails and mocktails.
There are over 100 picnic tables at this park to ensure plenty of seating for your family throughout the day.
Six Flags Missouri
Six Flags St. Louis
Located in St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, this Six Flags location has 32 rides in total, with 8 roller-coasters, a 7-acre white water raft ride and numerous other thrill rides.
It also has a Bugs Bunny National Park area for the younger kids, and 12 acres of Hurricane Harbor water park as well.
While it’s not the wildest or most exciting of the Six Flags locations in the USA, this park still makes for a great family day out.
The highlight coaster here is The Boss – a wild, 150 foot wooden roller coaster, whic takes advantage of the hilly terrain in this area.
Six Flags New Jersey
Six Flags Great Adventure
Situated in Jackson, New Jersey, this theme park is perfect if you’re between New York City and Philadelphia. It’s home to the world’s tallest and fastest roller-coaster, Kingda Ka, plus a huge range of other rides to suit all ages.
This Six Flags location is NJ’s biggest theme park. It’s also home to a safari park with over 1,200 animals including rhinos, giraffes, and elephants.
There are tons of food vendors here from snacks to big meals, and plenty of attractions for everyone in your family from the littlies, to family rides, to its 14 exciting roller coasters, and numerous other thrill rides.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Also situated in Jackson NJ, this 45 acre water theme park is part of the Six Flags Great Adventure park above – but it has its own separate entrance gate and is considered as a separate park.
This park features over 30 thrilling water rides – including the Tornado and Big Wave Racer. It’s also home to Juhranimo Falls, which is a million-gallon wave pool with a lazy river thats a half-mile long, and interactive river area with waterfalls and geysers, and a family water play areas to suit the smaller kids in your family.
Six Flags New York
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, this theme park near Lake George keeps the family entertained with its huge variety of wet and dry thrill rides. You’ll find it 60 miles north of Albany, in the Queensbury, New York area.
With over 135 rides in total, this Six Flags location features 6 roller coasters, water slides, plus shows and attractions for visiting families.
In terms of vibe, this Six Flags park feels more relaxed and homely than some of the other hi tech, wild and frenetic vibes you’ll experience in other Six Flags locations in the US, but this is a huge part of its charm, and it’s a popular spot at all times of the year for visiting families.
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Resort and Indoor Water Park
Also located near Lake George, this Six Flags water park is the first totally indoor water park in New York. You’ll find the lodge across the road from the Great Escape park mentioned above, so it’s the perfect place to stay and enjoy both parks during your family vacation!
The lodge has 200 guest suites, and the water theme park is jam-packed with fun including a surf simulator, tube slides, family slides, and a tree house.
Six Flags Darien Lake
This Six Flags location boasts 1200 acres of fun. It’s located in Darien, New York – between Buffalo and Rochester.
It features a theme park and water park, plus a handy campground and lodgings if you’re traveling from out of town. Pitch tents with your family, or roll up in your camper or RV for full hook-up sites. You’ll find over 600 shady, wooded, grassy, or full-sun campsites that provide the perfect getaway for everyone.
Thrill seekers can test their nerves on the Ride of Steel. Hold your breath as you climb to the top, then brace yourself for the terror of a sheer, 208 feet drop! The Grizzly Run, Mind Eraser, and Boomerang (pictured below) are all guest favorite rides.
For the little kids and not-so-brave, there are plenty of other rides to keep everyone entertained.
Six Flags Oklahoma
Six Flags Frontier City is a western-themed thrill rides park located in Oklahoma City, and it’s one of Oklahoma’s oldest amusement parks.
Come here for the city’s tallest coaster, the 83 ft talle steel Silver Bullet – and test your nerves! There are 30 rides and roller coasters here that cover all ages ranges from toddlers to adults. Frontier City is also home to the state’s only suspended coaster, The Steel Lasso.
Need more? How about the 5-story high 1,000 gallon bucket of water, plus 8 water slides, Dodge ‘Em cars, Brain Drain, Renegade Rapids, and a Prairie Schooner.
There’s a variety of food to power your family through their exciting day, from pizza to popcorn, burgers and fries, to healthy and vegetarian fare. There are gift stores on site for souvenirs and essentials such as sunscreen, diapers, and aspirin in case you’ve overdone your roller coaster rides!
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is Oklahoma City’s biggest water theme park – and it’s perfect for the whole family!
With 25 acres and tons of variety in pools and rides, you can relax in the Lazy River or try the “Mega Wedgie”, or keep an eye on the littlies in the play areas.
This park also offers private cabanas for rent, and has “Dive-In Movies” daily.
Six Flags Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
This San Antonio Six Flags destination is built in a canyon – which is pretty cool! Situated on 212 acres of land, you’ll find this in Arlington Texas, west of Dalls and east of Fort Worth.
It’s also home to America’s most exciting roller coasters – like the 171 foot high, 70 mph Iron Rattler which does a complete barrel roll, plus the new Wonder Woman coaster. Do you dare to ride the Poltergeist? This launch coaster is 78 foot high, with 2,705 feet of track, and reaches up to 60 miles an hour.
The theme park also houses a complete water park, complete with a Texas shaped wave pool. As usual, you’ll find all the necessary Six Flags park amenities, shops, and food outlets to make the day a great time for everyone in the family.
Pro tip: Make sure you head to Fiesta Texas for one the country’s largest 4th of July fireworks displays. There’s also an awesome Mardi Gras event every year.
Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas was the first park ever opened in the chain, and it still remains one of the most loved.
It’s set on 212 acres, and located in Arlington, west of Dallas and east of Fort Worth Texas. In 2022, a new ride was added – the fantastic Aquaman Power Wave. This is the park’s 15th coaster, and most impressive to date.
Aquaman is a launch-style roller coaster that suspends its terrified riders at a 90° angle before it shoots them down a 700 foot track at up to 63 mph.
If that’s too much to bear thinking about, Six Flags Over Texas has a bunch of other rides perfect for younger kids and adults who prefer a more relaxing time. The park also host many annual events and shows, so make sure you check their Facebook page to see what’s coming up.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Texas
Over the road from Six Flags Over Texas mentioned above, this Hurricane Harbor water park is the largest water park in North Texas. It has a full range of exciting rides, from kid-friendly to daredevil level.
Surf simulator, wave pool, toboggan slides, beach volleyball, and more will keep everyone in the family entertained all day.
Take a wild ride through Hurricane Harbor here:
Hurricane Harbor Splashtown
Located north of Houston in Spring, Texas, Splashtown is guaranteed to kick your family fun day off to a great start.
Jump in the Black Diamond – a 6-story speed water slide, or try Wild River Racers – a 4-track racing slide. There something to do here for kids of all ages, and parents too!
Book a rental cabana in advance if possible, because you may not be able to get one on the day in peak season.
International Six Flags Locations
Six Flags Canada
La Ronde, Montreal
Situated in Quebec, this Six Flags park has a great assortment of rides. It includes the tallest double track wooden roller coaster in the world!
Your family can also enjoy a state of the art VR experience, plus the usual assortment of extreme rides, kid-friendly rides, and other attractions to keep the family entertained all day.
Six Flags Mexico
Six Flags Mexico
This Mexico City theme park is located in the Tlalpan district in the South of Mexico City. The park offers transport so you can easily visit from Mexico City, Puebla, Cuernavaca, and surrounding towns.
It’s the most visited theme park in Latin America, with over 2.8 million visitors every year. Six Flags Mexico was extensively remodeled, upgraded, and reopened in 2000 with new attractions like Batman Ride, Kilahuea, and a wooden roller coaster.
This park features 8 roller coasters and 2 water rides – with a whopping total of 50 rides that are suitable for little kids through to adults – so everyone in the family is sure to have a fun day out. The layout is divided into themed global destinations like Mexico, Polynesia, he park is divided into sections themed after different global destinations, including Mexico, France, Polynesia, Switzerland, and Hollywood.
Fun fact: The movie Free Willy was filmed here. This caused a huge uproar from animal rights activists, who demanded that the park’s Orca whale, Keiko, be set free in real life. Keiko regained their freedom shortly after this.
Hurricane Harbor in Oaxtepec
One of the Six Flags water parks, this has similar rides to all the other Hurricane Harbor parks. Your faily can enjoy speed slides, tube slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and plenty of eating and shopping opportunities to make the whole day a successful family adventure.
Are you ready to ride the Medusa, or experience Crazanity? Test your skills with some of Mexico’s most extreme rides in this park!
A brand new Six Flags park is in the process of being constructed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Stayed tuned for the opening announcement!
What To Expect At A Six Flags Park
If you haven’t been to a Six Flags park in the USA before, go prepared! When you’re traveling with family, especially small kids, pack accordingly with all the essentials for a long, hot day, rain, wind, or anything else the weather might throw your way! While there are shops that sell most things you might forget on site, you can keep costs down by packing a bag for your family with all the necessary bits and pieces for a comfortable day.
Be aware that these parks are popular – so arrive early and prepare for long waits if you’re visiting at peak season. Six Flags locations attract an equal amount of locals, out of town visitors, and tourists, so things can get pretty crazy in there when its busy.
How Much Are Six Flags Tickets?
Six Flags has numerous ticket options to suit your family, including day passes, group passes, season passes, and memberships. You can save time (and money) by purchasing tickets online and avoiding lengthy entrance wait times.
This gets your family unlimited vists, plus you get free tickets for your friends on selected days. You’ll also get substantial discounts on games, food, and souvenirs in the park.
This gives you the same benefits as a Season Pass, and more – and you’ll pay a smaller monthly amount.
Skip the wait for tickets at the park and buy your daily admission ticket online. You can download tickets to your phone, or print them out.
If your family group is between 10 and 15,000, Six Flags can provide huge group discounts, plus on site catering.
Go straight to the front of the line at any ride, up front seats at shows, and a personal tour guide during your visit.
Hold your place in line, while you go on other rides. The flash pass gives you superpowers with its virtual ride reservations
What Is the Youngest Age For Six Flags Parks
Children of all ages are welcome, and kids two and under get free admission to all Six Flags locations.Once your child turns 3, their ticket price will be the same as for other ages.
Be guided by the ride heights and weights for each ride, and prepare your younger kids in advance for these park rules to avoid disappointment and tantrums when you get there!
Different Types Of Rides & Attractions At Six Flags
All Six Flags locations in the US have a huge variety of rides, attractions and shows all year round, so nobody leaves disappointed with their day!
Roller coasters, slides, hi tech experiences, and toddler-friendly activities await your family – whether you’re looking for water parks, or thrill parks.
Food & Drink Options At Six Flags Parks
There are food options at every Six Flags park – from casual fast food to snacks, drinks, and full on meals. Check out all the dining options here.
No outside drinks, food, or coolers are allowed inside Six Flags locations. However, if your family has special dietary needs, or you need to take baby milk or formula, they can make exceptions for you and mark approved containers at the gate.
Tips For Avoiding Long Lines At Six Flags
Long lines are part of Six Flags unfortunately! Just be aware that if you’re caught line jumping you can be kicked out of the park. You’re also not allowed to save spaces in line for other people. If you need to leave your place in line, you’ll have to start over.
To overcome line wait times, many rides have single-ride lines to speed things up. There’s also Q Smart Technology in some parks to make wait lines more efficient for everyone. From your mobile app, you’ll be able to spend less time standing in lines, and more time enjoying the park.
Some of the discount passes also enable you to jump straight to the front of any line, which can be worth it if you have young kids with you.
Otherwise, use common sense and arrive as early as possible in the day to avoid the peak crowds at Six Flags.
How To Make The Most Of Your Visit To A Six Flags Park
This is mostly common sense. Dress appropriately, keep everyone on their best behavior, and avoid drugs and alcohol on the day. Make sure you stay hydrated, as the heat and exertion can sneak up on you over the day.
There are minimum height rules for every ride. Some rides might also have restrictions on size and weight for the safety of park visitors.
Dress comfortably for the local weather at each park. Suitable shirts, shorts, pants, and footwear should be worn at all times for your safety.
If you’re at a water park, take a cover-up or shirt and shorts to wear over your swimwear when you’re away from the pools.
Check the Six Flags opening hours here
Conclusion – Six Flags Locations In The USA
Before deciding on the next thrilling adventure, guests should check the official Six Flags website to discover the types of thrills, current promotions and other amenities available at each park. Make your Six Flags theme park getaway the best vacation ever.
Ready to plan your trip? Start by checking out the map of six flags locations in the USA above to find the park nearest you.
Once you’ve got that sorted, make sure you check out our top tips for making the most of your day at six flags parks.
That’s a wrap! Have fun and be safe when visiting America’s most favorite amusement parks!