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Video: Texas Chute Out demolished at Six Flags Over TexasSubmitted by Nick Sim on Friday, October 12, 2012 16:56
Six Flags Over Texas has completed the spectacular implosion of its Texas Chute Out ride, which is being removed to make way for a new ride for the 2013 season.
The video below shows the moment that Texas Chute Out was sent plummeting towards the ground below, in order to create space for the Texas SkyScreamer ride. It is one of two attractions that have been removed from Six Flags Over Texas in recent weeks, with the Flashback roller coaster having also closed in early September.
Texas Chute Out was a classic "parachute drop" attraction, which saw riders carried to the top of a tower before being "parachuted" back down to the ground below. Given the ride's age (it was first installed in 1976), Six Flags has opted not to relocate to another park in the chain.
Flashback, however, will live on under the new name of Boomerang at Six Flags St Louis. Identical to many other installations of the Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster model at other parks across the globe, the ride features a single train which is pulled backwards up a large slope. It then plummets through a number of twists, turns and inversions, before racing back around the circuit in reverse.
In 2013, Six Flags Over Texas will install a version of SkyScreamer, which offers a vertigo-inducing variation on classic "Chair-O-Plane" attractions. It will stand at a record-breaking 400-feet-tall, offering stunning views across the park and beyond.
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