Big Bend

Roller coaster in the United States
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Big Bend
Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Park section USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1971 to November 25, 1979
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Product Speed Racer / Extended Jumbo Jet
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 16
Propulsion 2 Electric spiral lifts
Height 81 feet
Top speed 52 mph
Length 2876 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:38

Big Bend was a steel roller coaster previously located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA.


The Big Bend opened in 1971 at Six Flags Over Texas in Airlington, Texas, USA. On November 25, 1979, Big Bend closed. It was then sent to Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA and put in storage. At one point the trains could be seen under from the lift hill of Screamin' Eagle. At some point between then and 1989, the ride was scrapped.[1]



The ride had a layout consisting of long drops and wide banked turns. It also had two spiral electric lifts, one 81 feet tall and one 57 feet tall.

Color scheme

Blue track and supports. Used to feature Blue track and white supports. The color scheme seems to differ heavily on some photos, appearing almost green/brownish.


2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in 6 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.


  1. "Big Bend". Schwarzkopf Coaster Net. Retrieved 16 February 2020. 

External links

  • Big Bend on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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