Six Flags Over Texas

Amusement park in the United States

Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas, USA
Status Operating
Opened August 4, 1961
Owner Texas Flags, Ltd. (51%)
Operator Six Flags
Area 212 acres (85.8 hectares)

Six Flags Over Texas is an amusement park located in Arlington, Texas, USA. It is the first park built by the Six Flags chain, and while the company operates the park, it's ownership is held within a limited partnership of various partners.

The park first opened on August 4, 1961, following only one year of construction and an initial investment of $10 million by real estate developer Angus G. Wynne, Jr. Since its opening, Six Flags Over Texas has consistently performed well in terms of attendance and revenue, despite its history of ever-changing owners and expansions. Starting in 1991, the park was managed by Time Warner Entertainment. In 1998, Time Warner sold its interests in the Six Flags parks to Premier Parks, which later changed its name to Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc.


Aerial view of the park

The park was built in under a year at a cost of $10 million. Six Flags Over Texas opened to the general public on August 4, 1961, following a week of previews for local workers and disadvantaged children.[1]

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Aquaman: Power Wave Mack Rides Water
March 11, 2023 Operating
Batman The Ride Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted May 26, 1999 Operating
Joker S&S Worldwide Winged
4th Dimension
May 20, 2017 Operating
Judge Roy Scream Don Rosser Wooden March 1, 1980 Operating
La Víbora Intamin Bobsled May 3, 1986 Operating
Mini Mine Train Arrow Dynamics Hybrid
1969 Operating
Mr. Freeze Premier Rides Launched
March 28, 1998 Operating
New Texas Giant Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid April 22, 2011 Operating
Pandemonium Gerstlauer Spinning May 17, 2008 Operating
Runaway Mine Train Arrow Dynamics Hybrid July 23, 1966 Operating
Runaway Mountain Premier Rides Indoor June 12, 1996 Operating
Shock Wave Schwarzkopf Sit-Down April 22, 1978 Operating
Titan Giovanola Hyper April 27, 2001 Operating
Wile E. Coyote's Grand Canyon Blaster Chance Rides Kiddie March 10, 2001 Operating


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Bend Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1971 1978 Relocated to Six Flags St. Louis
Cucaracha Allan Herschell Company Wild Mouse 1961 1964 Unknown
Flashback Vekoma Shuttle 1989 2012 Relocated to Six Flags St. Louis
Texas Giant Dinn Corporation Wooden 1990 2009 Converted into New Texas Giant



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Batwing Zamperla Jets 2006
Boot Scootin' Zamperla Jump Around 2006
Bugs Bunny Cloud Bouncer SBF Visa Group Junior Drop Tower 2001
Caddo Lake Barge Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2006
Catwoman Whip Zamperla Endeavour 2016
Chaparral Antique Cars Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1962
Cloud Bouncer Zamperla Balloon Tower 2006
Conquistador Intamin Pirate Ship 1981
Daffy Duck Bucket Blasters Zamperla Aquamania 2014
Diablo Larson International Super Loop 2019
Dive Bomber Alley Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996
El Aserradero Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1963
El Aserradero Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1968
El Sombrero Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1965
Gunslinger Chance Rides Waveswinger 1983
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Oceaneering Entertainment Systems Tracked Dark Ride 2015
La Fiesta de las Tazas Zamperla Teacups 2006
Marvin the Martian Space Rockets Zamperla Junior Jets 2014
Oil Derrick Intamin Observation Tower 1969
Pirates of Speelunker Cave Arrow Dynamics Dark Boat Ride 1964
Riddler Revenge Zamperla Frisbee 2016
Roaring Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1983
Rodeo HUSS Breakdance 2006
Sidewinder Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2006
Silver Star Carousel William Dentzel Carousel 1963
Six Flags Speedway Go Karts J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1999
Speedy Gonzales' Truckin' Across America Zamperla Track Ride 1991
Superman: Tower of Power S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 2003
Sylvester and Tweety Pounce and Bounce Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2024
Sylvester and Tweety's State Fair-is Wheel Zamperla Junior Ferris Wheel 2001
Taz Tornado Swings Zamperla Junior Waveswinger 2014
Texas SkyScreamer Funtime Star Flyer 2013
Yosemite Sam's Texas Tea Cups SBF Visa Group Junior Teacups 2001


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
ACME Rock-n-Rocket Intamin Ranger 2006 2014 Scrapped
Aquaman Splashdown Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1987 2018 Scrapped
Astrolift Von Roll Ropeway 1961 1980 Scrapped
Bugs Bunny's Spirit of St. Louie Chance Rides Junior Jets 1975 2013 Scrapped
Bumper Cars Soli Dodgems 1973 2007 SBNO - Scrapped
Great Six Flags Air Racer Intamin Barnstormer June 28, 1984 1999 Scrapped
Happy Motoring Freeway Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1961 1979 Scrapped
Happy Motoring Freeway Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1962 1987 Scrapped
Harley Quinn Spinsanity HUSS Troika 2006 2017 Stored
Harley Quinn Spinsanity ABC Rides Tourbillon 2018 2022 Unknown
Missile Chaser Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1961 1977 Unknown
Missile Chaser Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2000 2002 Relocated to Six Flags Magic Mountain
Skyhook Von Roll Paratower 1963 1968 Relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia
Spindletop Chance Rides Rotor 1967 1989 Relocated to Frontier City
Spinnaker Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1977 1995 Relocated to Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Texas Chute Out Intamin Paratower 1976 2012 Scrapped
Wildcatter Intamin Freefall 1982 2007 Scrapped


  1. "Six Flags Gates Open Saturday At Ceremonies". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

External links

Amusement parks operated by Six Flags