Pandemonium (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Operating since March 10, 2007
Replaced Joker's Revenge
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Product Spinning Coaster 420 Extended
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Spinning
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 720
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Serial number 06-11SFFT[1]
Height 48 feet
Drop 27 feet
Top speed 31 mph
Length 1351 feet
Inversions 0

Pandemonium is a Gerstlauer spinning roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA.[2] The ride opened in 2007 and was originally named "Tony Hawk's Big Spin", being themed around the famous skateboarder Tony Hawk.


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.

Tony Hawk's Big Spin was announced on December 6, 2006.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] In 2012, the roller coaster was named Pandemonium.


There was a cutout 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.


8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.



  1. "Amusement ride stickers". Texas Department of Insurance. Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  2. Six Flags Fiesta Texas website information
  3. Tony Hawk To Take Thrill-Seekers For A Spin At Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Ultimate Rollercoaster
  4. Riders Take a Spin on Six Flags New Attractions That Offer an "Extreme Sports Experience" - Ultimate Rollercoaster
  5. Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers - LA Times

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