Six Flags Pennsylvania is a now defunct amusement park located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was owned and operated by Six Flags at the time of it's closure.


The park opened in 1953 as Thomas Grove, a small private park owned by entrepreneur William A. Thomas. In 1955, the park added its first coaster, a Philadelphia Toboggan Company wooden coaster named Bobcat. In mid-1964, William Thomas died from cancer and the park was put up for auction for the rest of the year. The park remained closed for 1965 and 1966, but before it could be razed Westinghouse Amusement Co. purchased the park in 1967 and reopened it as Pennsylvania Pleasure Park. In 1975, Taft Broadcasting bought the park and gave it a Hanna Barbera theming. In 1983, while Taft merged with KECO, the park was sold to Funtime Parks Inc. who added a water park and renamed it to American Adventures in 1984. In 1995, the park was bought by Premier Parks and renamed Six Flags Pennsylvania in 1999. Due to Six Flags' financial woes and major competition with Dorney park, the park closed in 2006.

Most of the rides were sent to Six Flags Canada which opened in 2011.

Roller coastersEdit

Name Year Opened  Year Closed Description
Bobcat 1955 2006 A Philadelphia Toboggan Company wooden coaster. Scrapped and trains sent to Six Flags Great America.
Mercury 1986 2006 An Arrow Dynamics looping roller coaster. Sent to Six Flags Canada where it currently operates as "Steamin' Demon".
Tony Hawk's Big Spin canceled N/A A Gerstlauer 420/4 spinning roller coaster model. Was planned for the 2006 season, but due Six Flags' financial woes that resulted in the closure of Six Flags Pennsylvania, the plans for the ride were moved to Six Flags St. Louis a year later in 2007.
V2: Vertical Velocity 2001 2006 An Intamin impulse roller coaster. Sent to Six Flags Canada.

Flat ridesEdit


Name Year Opened  Year Closed Description
Spider 1983 2006 An Eyerly Spider ride. Sent to Six Flags Canada.