Six Flags America in Bowie, MD

13710 Central AveBowie, MD 20721
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Six Flags America in Bowie, Maryland

Overview

For extreme thrills and family fun just 15 minutes outside of our nation’s capital, visit Six Flags America. With 10 roller coasters including Superman, Ride of Steel and The Wild One, as well as two sections just for kids, you’re guaranteed a memorable visit from the moment you enter the park. Don’t forget to visit Hurricane Harbor, home to one of the world’s largest wave pools, for a splashing good time, too.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Bowie Travel Experts
  • Admission to Hurricane Harbor is included with your ticket.
  • Throw your hands in the air on 10+ roller coasters and extreme thrill rides.
  • Two areas of the park are designed just for kids.
  • Watch in-park shows and entertainment for a break during the day.
  • Ride restrictions apply for guests’ safety and security.

Description

from Six Flags America
Six Flags America theme park/water park is located 15 minutes East of Washington DC a great place to take your family. The park features 10 fast and furious coasters, including Superman, Ride of Steel; Batwing-flying coaster, our classic wooden coaster The Wild One. Thrill rides, two sections of kid’s rides just for the little ones and Hurricane Harbor water park featuring Hurricane Bay - one of the world’s largest wave pools, the NEW Whaoo River, and two kids activity pools. The water park is included with your park admission)

The park is open for the 2019 season from April 6, 2019, thru January 1, 2020. Daily May 28 thru Sept. 2.

Great events all year:
SPRING including Spring Break April 13-22 and Mardi Gras April 27-May 12 (select dates) featuring delicious Cajun food, New Orleans entertainment & more!

SUMMER: Coca-Cola 4thFEST with 4 night of Fireworks July 3-6, plus a food festival, entertainment & more

FALL: Fright Fest September 21-October 27 (selected dates) featuring the area’s biggest and best Halloween celebrations with Thrills by Day including trick or treating, kiddie hayrides, Halloween shows and rides. Fright by Night including Haunted Houses and attractions, Halloween shows and coasters & rides in the dark.

WINTER: Holiday in the Park November 23, 2019 –January 1, 2020, featuring the area’s best Christmas celebration with millions of sparkling lights and displays, Holiday Shows (many in our indoor theaters), visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Holiday meals and treats and select rides.

Tripster Customer Reviews

10 Reviews
Magalie Brewer
Odenton , MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fright fest fun"
November 2019
Great fun! Very festive.
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Tip: Busy venue. Arrive early in the day so can get on as many rides as possible before scariness starts.

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Isaiah B.
Washington , DC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great site"
October 2019
A had a great time with my friends and family running around and having fun.
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Tip: This is a great sit to go places fun for a cheaper price.

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Claudette Myers
Washington, DC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A Fun-filled Day"
August 2019
Six Flags America was a day filled with fun and many thrilled rides of a life time. The wait time to get on rides was not a long wait at all which. Booking with Tripster made our trip to Six Flags a very pleasant experience. Tripster was very easy to use and customer friendly.
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Tip: Always bring plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated and use sun screen on those hot and sunny days.

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Devyn Kiszewski
Capitol Heights, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Really nice day!"
August 2019
This was my first time ever going to a six flags and I loved it! It was a lot of fun and it had amazing roller coasters! The only thing I didn’t love was that they would shut all the rides down if it even looked like it might start raining, which was quite a few times throughout the day. Tripster was really easy to use, offered us a great deal, and worked the same as any other ticket.
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Tip: Wear a bathing suit and bring a lunch cooler to leave in the car!

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Sonya Curtis
District Heights, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
August 2019
It was great signing up with Tripster
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Aniefon U.
Baltimore, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family visit"
August 2019
Went with my family and friend to celebrate my 48th Birthday and it was an experience of a life time.
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Tip: Always buy your tickets through Tripster as you will get the best rate

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Vy P.
Manassas, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Six Flag Tickets"
July 2019
We got the tickets for a good price. We had so much fun at Six Flags. Thank you Tripster for giving me this opportunity.
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Tip: The price is good and the place is beautiful

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Siobhan Staton
Chesapeake, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Discount full of fun"
July 2019
This was my first time using Tripster vacation websites in I highly recommend it for others who are trying to have fun with limited funds or whatever the case might be.
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Tip: This is the best website to purchase tickets in it's a legit website . When I purchase my tickets for a good price six flags for a good price I was happy to know it wasn't a scam. I highly recommend traveler to use this site for discounted tickets

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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VinnieT1998
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Good Park, Thrilling Cheap Christmas Event!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2019 NEW
Sometimes when I go to my father's house, I usually go to Six Flags America with him because I hold a Platinum Membership (so I have access to every Six Flags park) and from what it seems like sometimes... my dad can get in cheap as well. Pros: - Friendly staff, I was surprised of how nice and accommodating the staff is, especially after hearing all the horror stories on how bad they are. - Plus size friendly on one half of the park, much more friendly for larger people than Six Flags at New Jersey (which I also went), however if you are plus size... forget about going on the Gotham City rides (Superman is unaccommodating, I heard Joker's Jinx has a small seat belt and Batwing has a weight limit). - The Wild One really blew me away... when I first went in August 2017, I was expecting this coaster to be a really rough ride... this ride is filled with airtime and you can't beat that helix. - NO LINES!!!! If you are tired of Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion and HersheyPark being too crowded... this park will be your dream come true, you NEVER have to wait in a line! - Somewhat Autism Friendly, although the music can be loud in some places, Firebird and Joker's Jinx can be really loud and there is a stunt show where they use a gun. - Best Holiday Event in the Northeast (along with Six Flags at New Jersey) that you can go in cheap! Kennywood has basically the baby rides open, Kings Dominion's price is a little heftier and only has two coasters open, same with Busch Gardens and while Dollywood has all of their coasters open for Christmas... it's a lot more expensive than what Six Flags has to offer. You can ride the majority of their coasters without breaking the bank if you want adrenaline for Christmas! Cons: - The speed on how the staff runs the rides and the lines for the disability pass are very... VERY SLOW! I have Autism but yet the park never gets crowded so why bother with getting a pass when I can just jump into the rides without much struggle. The time for the ride to dispatch can also be painfully slow, Batwing goes up to 5 - 9 minutes. I know safety is the number one priority but Busch Gardens does this a lot faster. - The upkeep and condition of the park has a bit to be desired, a couple of the roller coasters (Roar, Mind Eraser, and Firebird) are very rough and bash you around, paint is either fading or chipping, and there is some areas that just need to be changed, of course unlike my second home park. Unlike my two home parks Kennywood and Idlewild where they seriously don't care about how the park is doing (especially Idlewild, they NEED another stand-out ride), Six Flags is trying (although not hard enough) to improve this park and it shows. I actually say this is my third home park because I go to my Dad's and this is basically the option for two or three hours of fun when I go there. For people who think this park is run down, they don't get good enough rides, or constantly compare it to Kings Dominion or Busch Gardens... look at Idlewild and then come back to me. Sure, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a much better park (I went there) but this is a smaller park that focuses on just rides. Overall, a solid park but it does need some improvement here and there.
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alemienehw
College Park, Maryland
"Xenophobic attack"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2019
I am a physician and Neutralized US Citizen . I went to six flag America @ Bowie around 3 PM on Friday on 10/18/2019 With my family .I didn’t know the working hours . The entrance was closed , I saw cars going through the employee entrance and guards Letting the cars pass ; I thought the entrance could be temporarily through the employees entrance which apparently was the only possible inside route so I drove to guards to ask them . The first guard explained to me that the hours of operation are from 5 - 11 PM and tried to showed me the way out . The other guard came out of no where angry and belligerent and started yelling at me saying I am a police and started to show me his badge and threatening me that “He can charge me and do anything he wants to me “. He continued to yell and be Insultive. I told him please don’t yell at me , u can charge me if I did any thing wrong . But he wouldn’t Stop . My wife in the back of the car Was stressed out to death . I also have my 15 months old son in the car . He wouldn’t stop yelling so I started video recording , He continued to yell and telling me to go back to my country . I am a US CITIZEN by the way , He is assuming I am not because of my accent ;regardless it was unethical and distrustful and out right wrong . I have part of the verbal assault Including he telling me to go to my country videotaped . The only reason I think He let me go safe I believe is because another car came Behind me and he didn’t feel safe continuing to threaten me .
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Natalie S
"NO REFUNDS"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2019
Very unhappy with 6 Flags. Line was too long to wait to buy tickets so we went online instead. The internet was super slow and by the time my purchase was being finalized it popped up an error. I checked my email and did not see any confirmation or ticket. Retried under their wifi and found 2 charges. I called to get a refund, but they do not offer that. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. Will no longer be trusting 6 Flags with purchasing tickets. What a joke. Been before and had a blast, but super busy so I highly recommend Flash Passes. Don't recommend buying tickets online at the risk of losing internet connection and no refunds!
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Ash S
"Needs a Fresh Coat of Paint"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019
We made an impromptu trip today in hopes of taking advantage of the low crowds. Let me first say that I've been going to this park for decades, with my last visit being in 2009. So many fond memories there and I wanted to take our son on his first visit. But WOW what a disappointment. So sad to see the dilapidated state of the park. Paint is chipping on all of the rides. Handles are dirty and rusted. Staff looks miserable and bored. Bees EVERYWHERE. Food stands are dirty and so outdated. Thankfully a 3 year old doesn't notice these things but boy I sure did. So disappointing ;-(. There goes $180 down the drain.
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Awe2020
"Fright Fest"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019
Had a fun time with the kids. The haunted attractions were ok we went on a Sunday and bought the pass for the day.With the lines we only got to go through 2 of them. The twisted fairy tail one would of been better if the 3 of us just would of went in. Its 3d but we didn't get to see much of the 3d due to the fact they had other people join our group and they had the light to shine on the 3d stuff and they went through pretty quick.The people they had dressed up walking through out the park did a really good job interacting with people and they had pretty good costumes too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Six Flags America

Can I bring a selfie stick into the park?
No. Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar items are not allowed inside Six Flags parks.

Does the park have a dress code?
We want you to dress casually and comfortably, but in keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, Six Flags America strictly enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear. Clothing with rude, vulgar or offensive language or graphics is not permitted at any time (shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution). Bathing suits may be worn only in Hurricane Harbor water park. Park admission may be denied if clothing is deemed by management to be inappropriate.

Can I smoke in the park?
No. Six Flags America is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and e-cigarettes may only be used in designated smoking areas. Please consult the park map for exact locations. Smoking is also prohibited for guests under 18 years of age. Guests smoking outside of the designated areas will be ejected from the park without refund.

Does the park have ATMs?
ATMs are conveniently located throughout the park:

  • Next to Attitudes Gift Shop on Main Street
  • Heritage House
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Mardis Gras area
  • GOTHAM Games area
  • Crazy Horse Saloon
  • Water Park Games area

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair?
Yes. Six Flags America offers a limited number of strollers, wheelchairs, and electronically controlled vehicles for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. To rent yours, visit the Main Street Service Center, across from the Main Street fountain.

Does Six Flags America have lockers for rent?
Yes. Guests can take advantage of all day and hourly storage locker rentals. All day lockers are located in front of Hurricane Bay in Hurricane Harbor and across from the Grand Theater on Main Street. The lockers are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved in advance. There is a nominal charge for locker usage. The lockers in Hurricane Harbor close when the water park closes, typically an hour before the theme park closes for the day. All items must be removed at this time. All lockers are cleared out each night at park close. Any articles found in lockers are turned into Lost and Found. Six Flags is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Can I bring my pets?
No. Only service animals for the hearing and visually impaired are welcome in the park. Kennel services are not available.

Do the roller coasters have height requirements?
Yes. Each roller coaster and ride has specific height and weight requirements for the safety of guests. Ride restrictions are posted outside the line queue for each ride.

Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available for $20 per car, per day.

Does the park offer rain checks?
No.

Do I need an additional ticket for Hurricane Harbor?
No. Admission to Hurricane Harbor is included in your ticket.

What is a FLASH Pass?
The FLASH Pass is Six Flags’ electronic ride reservation system which holds your place in line at the park’s most popular rides. This service is available for an additional fee.