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Six Flags Over Texas Reviews and Guide
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Covering an enormous 212-acre site, Six Flags Over Texas is packed with the chain's usual array of intense thrill rides and towering roller coasters. The park's signature ride is the Texas Giant, a wood-steel hybrid coaster that has undergone two major renovations since its original debut in 1990. Other favorites include the 245-foot hypercoaster Titan, Superman: Tower of Power (the world's tallest "combo tower") and the high-speed Mr Freeze: Reverse Blast. Most of the park's children's rides are packed into the Looney Tunes USA area.
History: Six Flags Over Texas holds the distinction of being the first ever park in the Six Flags chain, having opened in 1961. However, the park is not actually owned by Six Flags - instead, the company operates it on behalf of a 100-plus-strong group of limited partners. The brainchild of real estate magnate Angus G. Wynne, Jr., it was designed to celebrate the history of Texas - the "Six Flags" name refers to the six nations that have governed the state. It proved to be an instant success, spawning a second park, Six Flags Over Georgia, later in the same decade. The 1990s and early 2000s saw a reduced focus on theming, with a greater emphasis on off-the-shelf thrill rides and intense roller coasters. Recent years, though, have seen something of a return to the park's roots, including the $10 million renovation of the iconic Texas Giant coaster in 2010.
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