Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas
amusement park
Arlington, Texas, USA
Status Operating
Opened August 5, 1961
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. The park opened on August 5, 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.

History[edit | edit source]

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 1, 1961 following a week of previews for local workers and disadvantaged children.[1]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (14)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Aquaman: Power Wave Mack Rides Water
2020 Under construction
Batman The Ride Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1999 Operating
Joker S&S Worldwide 4th Dimension 2017 Operating
Judge Roy Scream Don Rosser Wooden 1980 Operating
La Víbora Intamin Bobsled 1987 Operating
Mini Mine Train Arrow Dynamics Mine Train 1969 Operating
Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Premier Rides Launched 1998 Operating
New Texas Giant Rocky Mountain Construction Sit-Down 2011 Operating
Pandemonium Gerstlauer Spinning 2008 Operating
Runaway Mine Train Arrow Dynamics Mine Train 1966 Operating
Runaway Mountain Premier Rides Indoor 1996 Operating
Shock Wave Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1978 Operating
Titan Giovanola Hyper 2001 Operating
Wile E. Coyote's Grand Canyon Blaster Chance Rides Kiddie 2001 Operating

Former[edit | edit source]

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

Attractions[edit | edit source]

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Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Caddo Lake Barge Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2006
Catwoman Whip Zamperla Endeavour 2016
Chaparral Antique Cars Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1962
Cloud Bouncer Zamperla Balloon Tower 2006
Conquistador Intamin Pirate Ship 1981
Diablo Larson International Super Loop 2019
Dive Bomber Alley Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996
El Aserradero Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1968
El Sombrero Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1965
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Sally Corporation Tracked Dark Ride 2015
Riddler Revenge Zamperla Frisbee 2016
Roaring Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1983
Rodeo HUSS Breakdance 2006
Sidewinder Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2006
Six Flags Speedway Go Karts J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1999
Superman: Tower of Power S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 2003
Texas SkyScreamer Funtime Star Flyer 2013

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
ACME Rock-n-Rocket Intamin Ranger 2006 2014 Scrapped
Aquaman Splashdown Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1987 2019 Scrapped
El Aserradero Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1963 2018 Scrapped
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

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