Six Flags kicks off season with drop zone wedding, Mardi Gras

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Six Flags America, D.C.’s Thrill Capital—debuts a high energy, all-new Mardi Gras Festival for the 2018 season. The park will celebrate the spirit of The Big Easy and “let the good times roll” with live street bands, New Orleans-inspired food and drinks, street performers and more than 50,000 vibrant purple, gold and green beads. The Mardi Gras Festival will run every operating day through April 8. The park opens for its 20th season on March 30.

“Six Flags is the industry leader in innovation and new experiences, and our new Mardi Gras Festival will thrill the whole family with the sights, sounds and delicious flavors of New Orleans,” said Park President Rick Howarth. “The festival is an exciting kick-off as we welcome guests for our 20th anniversary season.”
Six Flags America’s Culinary Services team will serve favorite Cajun cuisine including jambalaya, beignets, and specialty King Cake funnel cakes. Adult beverages like New Orleans Hurricanes, Ragin Rita’s and Bayou Bullfrogs will round out the menu.

Members and Season Pass Holders will get an exclusive head start on the fun when the park hosts Pass Holder Preview Night from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. As the highlight of the evening, four couples will take a 14-story plunge into marriage during the Voodoo “I Dooooooo” Drop Tower Wedding.
Later this summer, the action-packed river adventure, Wahoo River, will make its official debut at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor waterpark. Wahoo River will be 33% wider and over 40% longer than the former Castaway Creek. Guests will have a splashing good time as they float along the river, encountering wall sprayers, aqua archways, and tippy water cones. Other special features include:

  • A wave generator that pulses waves every few seconds propelling guests down the water channel;
  • Colorful buckets dropping gallons of refreshing water from above; and
  • Nearly 2,500 feet of new deck space with hundreds of deck chairs.

Six Flags America 2018 Season Passes and Memberships are currently on sale. Members can now enjoy priority park entry and tremendous discounts of up to 50% on nearly all food and merchandise purchases all season long. Members also receive skip-the-line passes, sneak previews, and extended ride times on some of their favorite rides and attractions. For more information, visit

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