Pandemonium (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

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roller coaster
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Operating since March 10, 2007
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Spinning
Model / product Spinning Coaster 420/4 (Extended)
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 720
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height48 feet
Drop27 feet
Top speed31 mph
Length1351 feet

Pandemonium is a Gerstlauer spinning roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA.[1] The ride was originally named "Tony Hawk's Big Spin" and was themed around the famous skateboarder Tony Hawk.

History[edit | edit source]

Tony Hawk's Big Spin was announced on December 6, 2006.[2] It opened on March 10, 2007 and was the first of four Tony Hawk-themed Gerstlauer spinning roller coasters to open in the Six Flags chain. When it first opened, the ride had video cameras allowing guests to purchase a DVD containing footage from their ride.[3] This has since been discontinued.

After the 2010 season, Six Flags removed all "Tony Hawk" references from the chain, and the roller coaster became known as simply Big Spin.[4] In 2012, the roller coaster was named Pandemonium.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was a cut out of Tony Hawk near the top of the coaster when the coaster was "Tony Hawk's Big Spin".
  • The cars are made to look like skateboards.
  • The current spot where Pandemonium is located was formerly occupied by Joker's Revenge, a Vekoma Hurricane, from 1996 to 2002. The bridge and queue building for Joker's Revenge remain, and are both utilized by Pandemonium.

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