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Key information

Location:
Arlington, Texas, USA

Opening date: 
Aug 5, 1961

Operator:
Six Flags

Official website:
Click here

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 Bugs Bunny Boomtown 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.

Top Rides and Shows:

Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
Your rating: None (8 votes)
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Shock Wave
Your rating: None (9 votes)
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Titan
Your rating: None (11 votes)
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New Texas Giant
Your rating: None (66 votes)
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La Vibora
Your rating: None (10 votes)
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Top Restaurants:

USA Coca Cola Kiosk
Your rating: None (3 votes)
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Bubba’s Texas Giant Hot Dogs
Your rating: None (8 votes)
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Coca Cola Kiosk
Your rating: None (5 votes)
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All American Cafe
Your rating: None (6 votes)
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Dry Hole Charlie’s
Your rating: None (1 vote)
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Six Flags Over Texas.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Six Flags Over Texas.

Latest News:

Six Flags has unveiled plans for new attractions in its parks, and there’s plenty for thrill ride fans to be excited about.

Six Flags Over Texas has announced that its Texas Giant roller coaster is to reopen, following an incident on July 19, 2013 that led to the death of a female rider.

Six Flags has announced new rides and attractions for every one of its theme parks for the 2014 season, including several record-breaking additions.

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