As we started our family road trip this summer we made our way to Dallas Texas. Since we had time, we spent a checking a few rollercoasters off of my oldest sons to do list at Six Flags Over Texas.
Six Flags over Texas is the first park in the Six Flags family. Opened in 1961, Six themed sections, modeled after the culture of the six countries whose flags flew over Texas during the state’s colorful history, created a spectacular and magical setting for guests — and provided the park’s name. The inventive theming afforded guests a chance to experience places and times that previously only existed in their imaginations, including cowboy culture, French and Spanish cultures, and even southern belles and pirates.
The Texas theme park is still divided into different lands and most of the major rides are themed to a DC Comics charter. Rides such as Mr. Freeze and Batman. These rides are some of the best-themed rides I have seen in the Six Flags system. The Batman ride, in particular, is well themed at this park. As you enter Batman you walk through a city park and then through various section of Wayne Industries on your way to the load platform. Batman is a suspended coaster with a track length of 2,700 feet that reaches speeds of 50 MPH.
Our favorite Six Flags over Texas Coaster
My oldest son and I love riding roller coasters together and by far our favorite coaster at Six Flags over Texas is the New Texas Giant. New Texas Giant is a hybrid coaster. That’s a coaster that combines the best of all worlds – classic wooden architecture and the latest in high-tech steel engineering. This coaster hits speeds of 65 miles an hour and a hart pounding drop at 79 degrees down the 153-foot lift hill. We screamed all the way through this coaster.
The Hypercoaster, The Titan
Hypercoasters are the modern breed of an oversized roller coaster that more than 200 feet tall. Well, the Titan easily clears that distinction, with a mind-blowing 255-foot drop, and that’s just for starters. This coaster reaches speeds of 85 miles an hour and pulls some fantastic G-forces in the corners. This is an incredible adrenalin rush as you drop over the lift hill and drop that 255 feet into a tunnel.
A Wooden Classic
Judge Roy Scream is a classic wooden coaster that shakes and rattles you while flying around turns, and popping out of your seat over hills. This coaster will bring you back to the early days of theme parks before the modern age of steel tracks. Jude Roy Scream named for a famous Texas judge, and the way this coaster shakes, rattles and tosses you into airtime you understand why the top of the 65-foot lift hill says “Appel Denied”
For the Younger Ones
For the younger ones, Six Flags has a variety of rides and attractions all themed to Warner Brothers Looney Toons. Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, and Taz are just a few of the characters that lend their names to rides in the park for young children.
Also, kids will love helping some of their favorite superheroes fight crime in Metropolis. Justice Leauge, Battle for Metropolis is a dark ride where you and others in your vehicle have become volunteers in the Justice Leauge Reserve and set out to fight the Joker and Lex Luther for control of the city.
The next time you are in the Dallas or Fort Worth area save some time to visit Six Flags Texas and enjoy some thrills.
Six Flags has another park in San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas.