Judge Roy Scream

Roller coaster in the United States
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Judge Roy Scream
Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Coordinates 32°45′21″N 97°04′02″W / 32.755833°N 97.067278°W / 32.755833; -97.067278
Park section Gotham City
Status Operating since March 1, 1980
Cost $2.1 million
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Manufacturer Marvin M. Black Co.
Builder Don Rosser, William Cobb
Type Wooden
Track layout Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 71 feet
Drop 65 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 2670 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24

Judge Roy Scream is an out and back wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA. The ride sits at the other side of a lake from the park entrance and is accessed using a tunnel that travels underneath the parking lot and entrance road.


Judge Roy Scream was built at a cost of $2.1 million and opened on March 1, 1980.[1]

In 1994, Judge Roy Scream was running backwards, initially for 10 weeks. However, due to high demand, it ran backwards for the remainder of the season.[2][3]



Color scheme

White track and supports.


4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


The name Judge Roy Scream refers to Judge Roy Bean, as inferred by a sign in the queue line describing the 19th century Justice of the Peace, and of course the similarity of the two names. The top of the lift hill features a sign stating Appeal denied! to tie in with this theme.



  1. "Six Flags opens season with new ride". The Marshall News Messenger.
  2. Thrap, Robert (March 3, 1994). "Park bends over backwards to boost roller coaster fun". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. p. 127. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  3. "Six Flags". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. May 24, 1994. p. 55. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

External links

Articles on Six Flags Over Texas