A time like this last year, I decided to take some time off my roof installation duties to see what Six Flags America in Maryland has for tourists and families. The experience was exhilarating and worth one to write about. There are plenty of rides and activities your family can enjoy while visiting Six Flags America. Let’s have a deeper look at what’s available to explore.
Address and Driving Directions
Six Flags America is located on Route 214, Central Avenue, which is approximately five miles from I-495. It is a 30 min drive from downtown Washington, D.C. If you are coming from Baltimore and the Areas North, you may take I-695 to Exit 4, 1-97 South. Follow I-97 south to Exit 7, then Route 3 South towards Crofton. Route 3 will become Route 301 South at the Route 50 intersection. Stay on Route 301 South for about five miles then Exit onto Route 214 West, Central Avenue.
What’s in Six Flags America
Six Flags America in, Maryland, has a lot to offer with 100 rides and shows and is the biggest water park in the Washington, D.C area. The amusement park has a couple of roller coasters such as Joker’s Jinx, Wild One and Superman Ride of Steel. Family rides include the Penguin’s Blizzard River, the Great Race and the traditional Tea Cups.
A visit to Six Flags America will have you experience the best of roller coasters. The height requirements vary for each roller coaster, with the rides requiring children varying. The best you can do is to check the specific guidelines that are posted at the entrance to each ride. There are tones one family rides that your small ones will enjoy, as well as attractions for daredevils who are looking for a thrilling adventure.
Shows & Trip Planning
Once you get at Six Flags America, you will find park maps available on Main Street as soon as you enter the park. They are also available at Guest Relations. You may visit the various pages on their website to find information on all their rides, shows and attractions, as well as local lodging.
There is nothing that provides a more lasting experience and memory than a great show. There are lots of musical performances with a wide range of memorable entertainments. For shows, you may visit their concert listing, entertainment page and events calendar. Performances are added throughout the season so be sure to check often.
Best Time to Visit
Every day is a great day to visit! However, if you are worried about long lines and crowds, you can plan to visit the park when attendance is not very high. Best would be weekdays during the summer or any other regular operating day during April, May, September and October.
For a good experience, ensure you buy tickets in advance. Purchasing a season’s pass will save on time and money. Visit on a weekday as the park is most crowded on weekends and public holidays. Arrive early to get the most out of your day.