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Six Flags America Offers Free Military Tickets Independence Day Weekend

Maryland theme park hosts military appreciation days, music, and two nights of fireworks, July 3 and 4, 2011

BOWIE, Md., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — “Oh, say can you see…”thrilling coasters, sensational water slides, and a host of musical guests in a salute to America this Independence Day Weekend? Six Flags America, the Mid-Atlantic’s most exciting destination for family-friendly fun, offers a full weekend of thrills, headlined by free admission for Military personnel this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, and two nights of fireworks.

This weekend, Six Flags America, salutes the Armed Forces with the return of its popular Military Appreciation Days program. Active duty, retired, and disabled members of the US Armed Forces will receive free admission to Six Flags America on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, 2011. Eligible service personnel may show their military ID cards at Six Flags America ticket booths to receive a complimentary one-day admission to the park. Family members can receive special discounted admission by purchasing tickets at participating Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) offices or Information, Tickets, and Tours (ITT) offices throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.

Military Appreciation Days are just one part of a spectacular weekend that salutes the nation and provides added fun for every guest. On Sunday, July 3, pop-rock favorites The Downtown Fiction (Fairfax, VA) and Hotspur (Rockville, MD) rock out at Six Flags America’s GOTHAM Arena, beginning at 6:00 p.m., part of the STARBURST Summer Concert Series. The concert is FREE with admission to Six Flags America and preferred floor access is available online at sixflags.com/America. Additional musical performances, sponsored through Six Flags America’s Live & Local series, include appearances by Marcus Johnson on July 3 and Beyond the Veil on July 4.

Your day of thrills is capped off with brilliant fireworks and a “Salute-to-America” musical spectacular on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. Performances begin each night at dusk, overlooking Hurricane Bay wave pool in Hurricane Harbor water park. The performances are free with park admission.

Six Flags America is the region’s family fun headquarters and located just minutes from the DC Beltway at Exit 15-A. This giant theme park boasts more than 100 rides, games, shows, and family attractions, including seven world-class roller coasters, headlined by the three-star lineup: SUPERMAN: Ride of Steel, BATWING- Maryland’s first flying coaster- and Mind Eraser, and Hurricane Harbor, a FREE-with- admission water park. Hurricane Harbor is home to one of the world’s largest wave pools, and ZoomAzon Falls, a new thrilling body slide experience that zooms sliders through an Amazon rainforest.

Six Flags America opens each day at 10:30 a.m.; Hurricane Harbor opens at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please visit sixflags.com/America.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation:
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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