Roller coaster
Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Park section Mexico
Status Defunct
Operated August 4, 1961 to 1964
Replaced by Happy Motoring Freeway (USA section)
El Sombrero (Mexico section)
Manufacturer Allan Herschell Company
Product Mad Mouse
Type Steel - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 2
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Cucaracha (Spanish for Cockroach) was a steel wild mouse roller coaster previously located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA.


The coaster originally opened next to the Happy Motoring Freeway in the USA section of the park. The freeway was such a success under park guests, that Six Flags decided to build a second track, relocating Sidewinder in the process.[1] Sidewinder ended up in the Mexico section of the park, being renamed to "Cucaracha" to fit in. Its old queue in the USA section was reused for the second Freeway track.

The coaster eventually closed at the end of the 1964 season, being replaced by El Sombrero. The queue of this replacement would be the same as the one formerly used by Cucaracha.



Color scheme

White track and supports.


Single cars. Riders are arranged inline in 2 rows, for a total of 2 riders per car.


Various sources mention that Cucaracha was relocated to Forest Park. The Wild Mouse at Forest park was a Monster Mouse however, wheras Cucaracha sported the Mad Mouse layout. It is unknown if Herschell offered an upgrade to the coaster, making Coasterpedia unable to confidently state these as the same coaster.

External links


Articles on Six Flags Over Texas