Six Flags over Texas
Post Office Box 90191
Arlington, Texas 76004-0191
This park opened in 1961, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. The
name was chosen for the six flags that have flown over Texas in the
past (the park was originally set to be named Texas Under Six
Flags but, as park planners put it, "You know how we feel about
Texas, and Texas ain't never been under nothing."
Rides and Pastimes...
Runaway Mine Train (1966)
Designed by Arrow Dynamics, this 2400-foot coaster was the first of its
kind. The tallest of the ride's three lifts is 35 feet.
This steel coaster, designed by Intamin and Anton Schwarzkopf, was the
first to feature back-to-back loops. The lift is 116 feet high,
accelerating the train to 60 mph and creating nearly 6 G's worth of
force at the bottom of the first loop. This 3500 coaster is about
two minutes in length.
Judge Roy Scream (1980)
This is a classic wooden out-and-back style coaster. Its top speed
is 54 miles per hour over its 2500 feet worth of a two minute circuit.
A Vekoma Boomerang style ride with two 125-foot towers.
A 143 foot-high monster of a woodie... Curtis D. Summers of
Cincinnati brings us his 21st wooden roller coaster, containing
twenty-one drops over its 4920 feet worth of track. The first drop
is 137 feet and 53 degrees vertical.
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