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Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break

Six Flags America launches its 2014 season on Saturday, opening weekends in April and May and daily for spring break, April 12-21.

The Maryland theme park has a new Mardi Gras section featuring New Orleans-themed rides, parades and other activities. French Quarter Flyers is a new flying ride that opens this spring. A rollercoaster – the Ragin' Cajun - is set to open in the new area on Memorial Day weekend.

To celebrate the season opener and the new section, visitors will be feted Louisiana-style with a traditional jazz march, Mardi Gras beads, masks and a visit from Gator King, the park's newest character. The park plans to hold a party every day in the Mardi Gras area with food, games and more.

For spring break, April 12-21, Six Flags America will be open daily.

The grand opening for the Ragin' Cajun is May 18 for season pass holders. The new coaster is the park's ninth and will feature a spinning, fast-track that zig-zags with twists and tilts. The coaster's cars are designed to spin independently as it zips along the track.

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