Haunted House Burns Down at Six Flags America
Six Flags America, located just east of Washington DC, has had its share of accidents in the past few years. Riders have been stuck on the Two Face roller coaster three times in the last 2 years. And last August a girl fell from a flat ride. This doesn’t include the criminal activity that has occurred at the park.

Six Flags America Had A Haunted House?Haunted House Fire - Six Flags America
Add to that list, the fire that recently burned down a haunted house. Thankfully, no one was injured. Before moving to NC, Six Flags America was my closest theme park, but I couldn’t remember it having a haunted house until I saw the news footage. If you’re familiar with the park it’s right next to Roar. It was kind of thrown up for Fright Fest in October. During the rest of the season you probably didn’t even notice it was there. So while it stinks that the park has completely lost this attraction, it’s not a year-round true haunted house gem like Knoebels Haunted Mansion.

With all this bad luck for the park I have to start wondering if the Redskin curse is spreading to Six Flags. Things have gotten worse since ‘Skins owner Dan Snyder gained control of the theme park chain. No matter what great players they get on their roster, they can never seem to put together a great season. It all stems from that hateful team name. OK honestly, I don’t believe in curses, but I’ll take any chance I can to take a shot at the Redskins.

Check out Washington DC’s ABC affiliate WJLA’s coverage of the fire: ‘Fire Engulfs Haunted House Attraction.’ The local news site doesn’t quite have the video embedding capability working right, so here’s our news correspondent Julian0197 from YouTube with an on the spot report:

What do you think of Six Flags America and the fire at the haunted house? Leave a comment below.

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3 Responses

  1. Emma

    I wish this park was more than it was… don't you think it could be so much, considering it's so close to Washington D.C.?It's my closest (but rarely visisted) park, too, but, I honestly wouldn't be too devastated if a fire engulfed the whole thing. That sounds horrible… I take that back…. I just wish someone would take charge of that park and be able to lead it in the right direction.

  2. The Coaster Critic

    Don't worry Emma. You're not the first one to joke about the whole park going up in flames. It really is a shame that the park isn't better. Part of it is the layout of the park and part of it are the ride ops that don't seem very interested in being there. I'm not sure what it would take to turn the park around.

  3. TeddyMerritt

    Judging from the appearance of the park visitors in the video, it looks like an every day occurance…..So sad though….


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