Six Flags American Escape is an amusement park located in Kearney, Nebraska. It is owned and operated by Six Flags.

History Edit

The park opened in 1981 as American Escape Water park and Resort, operated by the Henderson family. Shortly afterwards the family began to add some rides to the resort and it became a full fledged amusement park. In 1996, Premier Parks purchased the park, tore down the resort to make more room for rides, and renamed the park "Six Flags American Escape" in 1999 and added DC Comics characters to the park. It's been under Six Flags' ownership ever since. Looney Tunes characters came to the park in 2002 and in 2010, the original water park was razed and replaced with "Hurricane Harbor".

Park areasEdit

  • Looney Tunes Seaport (formerly known as "Kids Cove" (1999-2001), "Popeye's Seaport (1996-1998), "Adventureland for Kids (1990-1995), and "Children's Ride-A-Rama" (1981-1989))

Roller coasters Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Viper 1986 An Arrow Dynamics looping roller coaster. Formerly known as "Triple Loop" (1986-1998)
Batman: The Escape 1999 An Intamin launched suspended coaster. A clone of "Volcano" from Kings Dominion.
The Joker's Funhouse Coaster 2011 A Zamperla spinning wild mouse coaster.
Goliath 2007 An Intamin wooden roller coaster.
Superman The Ultimate Escape 2002 A Premier LIM launched coaster. A clone of "Flight of Fear".
Roadrunner Railway 2000 A Zierer Tivoli figure eight roller coaster. Formerly known as "Jr. Viper" (2000-2001).
X-Flight 2005 A Bolliger & Mabillard custom flying coaster.

Flat rides Edit

Thrill Edit

Name Year Opened Description
UFO 1982 A Huss UFO ride.
The Joker's Fireball 2015 A Larson Super Loop ride.
Tony Hawk's Big Spin 2010 A Zamperla Disk'O ride.
Batwing 2000 A Zamperla Hawk 48 ride.
Dive Devil 1997 An upcharge Skycoaster ride.
Superman: Ultimate Flight 2017 A Gerstlauer Sky Fly ride.

Famiy Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Timber Twister 1982 An Wisdom Sizzler ride. Relocated from a traveling fair.
Skyway 1981 A Von Roll Sky Ride. This was the first dry ride to open at the park.
Lasso 1982 A Huss Swing Around ride.
Wonderful Wheel 1982 A 150 foot tall Ferris wheel.
Bayern Kurve 1982 A Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve ride.
Sidewinder 1982 A Mack Calypso ride.

Kiddie Edit

Name Year Opened Description
Bugs Bunny Crazy Cups 1981 A Hampton rides kiddie teacups ride that has a tilting platform. Formerly known as "Tiny Twister" (1981-2001).
Daffy's Diver 2002 A Sartori Rides "Crazy Bus" ride.
Sylvester and Tweety's 40 Winks Wheel 1996 A Zamperla kiddie Ferris wheel ride. Formerly known as "40 Winks" (1999-2001) and "Popeye's Barrels of Fun" (1996-1998).
Knighty Knight Bugs 1990 A Zamperla Mini Jet ride with dragons. Formerly known as "Nessie the Dreamy Dragon" (1990-2001).
Anchors Away Railway 1981 A kiddie hand crank train ride. Formerly known as "Kiddie Train" (1981-1995).

Defunct Attractions Edit

Roller coasters Edit

Name Year Opened Year Closed Description
American Mine Train 1983 1998 An Arrow Dynamics mine train coaster. It was the park's first roller coaster and built into a manmade mountain. Replaced with "Batman The Escape", which also used the same mountain.
Nebraska Ranger 1985 1999 A Pinfari Galaxi coaster. Relocated from Kings Adventure. Replaced with "Roadrunner Railway".
Python 1989 2001 A Schwarzkopf shuttle loop relocated from Carowinds. Replaced with "Superman The Ultimate Escape".
Ladybug 1982 1999 A Zierer Tivoli kiddie coaster.

Flat rides Edit

Name Year Opened Year Closed Description
VooDoo 1998 2014 A Zamperla Roto Shake ride. Replaced with The Joker's Fireball.
Bulgy the Whale 1982 2001 An Eyerly Aircraft Bulgy the Whale ride. Replaced with Daffy's Diver.
Spider 1982 2016 An Eyerly Aircraft Spider ride. Replaced with Superman: Ultimate Flight.

See also Edit