Six Flags isn’t coming to Las Vegas

Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain

In all the current talk about what major-city amenities Las Vegas still doesn’t have, one that hasn’t come up yet is a major amusement park. We’re not talking about something that sits behind a hotel-casino—we’re talking an open-air theme park with towering roller coasters and super-sized carnival rides that’ll disorient teenagers more than their textbooks will.

The prospect clearly excites us, because a story announcing that Six Flags will build and open its next amusement park off Blue Diamond Road in 2018 made the rounds this weekend on social media, locals posting the report from the unfamiliar VegasIssues.com website with feverish anticipation.

However, like John Candy's security guard character confronting the Griswolds outside the gates of Wally World, the entertainment company has some sobering news for anyone putting stock in the viral article. “Six Flags is not building a park in Las Vegas,” a rep told the Weekly this morning.

Furthermore, the link to the story now produces an internal server error. So you’ll have to stick with Adventuredome, the rides atop the Stratosphere and that skull-smashing train looping in front of New York-New York for now.

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