Incidents at Six Flags parks

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This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at amusement parks, water parks, or theme parks currently owned or managed by Six Flags. This list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of every such event, but only those that have a significant impact on the parks or park operations, or are otherwise significantly newsworthy. In some cases, incidents occurred while the park was under different management or ownership. The term incidents refers to major accidents, injuries, or deaths that occur at a park. While these incidents were required to be reported to regulatory authorities due to where they occurred, they usually fall into one of the following categories:

  1. The result of a guest's known or unknown health issues.
  2. Negligence on the part of the park, either by ride operator or maintenance.
  3. Negligence on the part of the guest, such as by refusal to follow specific ride safety instructions, or deliberate intent to break park rules.
  4. Act of God or a generic accident (e.g., lightning strike, slipping and falling), that is not a direct result of an action on anybody's part.

La Ronde

Le Vampire

Six Flags America

Octopus

Renegade Rapids

Two Face: The Flip Side

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Boomerang

Scat-a-bout

Starfish

Animal attacks

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Guest altercations

Poltergeist

Six Flags Great Adventure

Batman & Robin: The Chiller

Rolling Thunder

Haunted Castle

Lightnin' Loops

Guest altercations

Six Flags Great America

Cajun Cliffhanger

Camp Cartoon Network

Demon

The Edge

Hurricane Harbor

Ragin' Cajun

Raging Bull

Willard's Whizzer

Viper

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Colossus

Eagle's Flight

Goliath

Ninja

Revolution

Scream!

Six Flags New England

Superman: Ride of Steel

Houdini's Great Escape

Six Flags New Orleans

Joker's Jukebox

On July 10, 2003, a 52-year-old grandmother was strapping her 4-year-old grandson in when the ride started up. She died from blunt-force internal injuries after being struck by a ride vehicle.[43] As of December 22, 2003, no lawsuit had been filed. The park added mirrors to the ride for ride operators to view around the blind spot where the accident occurred, and have added a safety announcement notifying guests that the ride is about to start.[44]

Six Flags Over Georgia

Batman: The Ride

Goliath

Great Air Racer

Mind Bender

Wheelie

Z-Force

Six Flags St. Louis

River King Mine Train / Rail Blazer

Skyway

Six Flags Over Texas

Texas Tornado

Roaring Rapids

Six Flags White Water

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