Washington DC-area theme park Six Flags America will be getting a new roller coaster in 2014. Ragin’ Cajun will be a spinning roller coaster with cars that spin 360 degrees during hairpin turns.
Ragin’ Cajun will be the park’s ninth roller coaster. This fast-track roller coaster twists, turns, tilts, and rotatesaround a 1,378-foot-long zigzagging track. The unique four-passenger train spins 360° and zips through breathtaking turns, which are sure to thrill even the most extreme coaster riders. This roller coaster is sure to be as wild as its name and will add a new and adrenaline-charged ride experience to the existing coaster collection. – Six Flags America Announcement
The ride will be relocated from Chicago’s Six Flags Great America. Stand up roller coaster Iron Wolf was relocated from the same park just a few years ago. It was re-branded Apocalypse when it reopened at Six Flags America.
Mini-Review of Ragin’ Cajun
While it’s not a big thrill ride, solid family roller coasters can be good additions too. I rode Ragin’ Cajun last year when I was at Great America and it was a fun little ride. Roller coasters with spinning cars aren’t all that common so they’ll likely provide something new for most riders. And thankfully, the cars don’t spin too many times. At least the car I was riding in didn’t.
Ragin’ Cajun also had the bonus of the rare, single rider line that my friend and I took advantage of. As long as you don’t mind riding with strangers, you can cut an enormous amount of time off of your wait. Hopefully, they’ll have one in Maryland too.
New Mardi Gras Section & French Quarter Flyers
Best of all, Ragin’ Cajun is only part of a re-themed Mardi Gras section that will include the music and food of New Orleans. The new area will also include a flying scooter ride called French Quarter Flyers. The Mardi Gras section will be a re-theming of the Southwest Territory according to Screamscape. I’m from Virginia so this was one of my first theme parks. I’m glad to see some growth at a once very stagnant park.