Thursday, 11 August 2011

Six Flags Over Texas

Wow.. its been a while since I was posted... just been so damn busy!  Been to so many parks... time to catch up!

In June, we made the trek down to Texas for ACE's Coaster Con... the single largest roller coaster event there is.  Five parks and 2 water parks in one week.  Ambitious and sleep deprived are good words to use to describe the week.  But, it was fun!

The main host park was Six Flags Over Texas, in Arlington, Texas.  Or, as they say, "the original Six Flags".  We spent parts of 4 days in that park.  We endured some of the highest heat I have ever experienced.  We also had some of the most fun I have had there, too.

SFOT treated us like royalty.  ERT (exclusive ride time) was abundant.  Every coaster was covered in at least one session, and most were covered at least twice.  The food-- awesome.  The hospitality -- incredible-- free drinks for us our entire stay.  Free gifts every night (shirts, vintage stickers from the 1970s, a New Texas Giant glass mug).  They even opened up an old unused restaurant just for us as a cooling station.

But enough about that... lets talk about the rides!

While many of the coasters were run-of-the mill, there were some standouts.  Shockwave was a throwback Schwartzkopf that was smooth and fun... and unfortunately I did not take a decent picture of it.

Judge Roy Scream was an awesome little woody:

And, of course, there was the risen-from-the-dead-and-rebuilt New Texas Giant:

My verdict on this coaster?  FANTASTIC!!!!  Airtime everywhere.  Smooth as glass.  Freaky restraints.  A ride I would go on over and over again.  It was wonderful.

As for other attractions, the standouts for me were the parachute drop..... well as the Looney Toones dark ride, and  their log flume, the first one ever built.

They even brought in the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders to entertain us!

All in all, I really loved this park, and want to go back someday!

1 comment:

  1. Being a newbie at all of this, I really did enjoy SFOT, other SF parks should learn from them. I am so glad i did not miss this opportunity to visit. One of the best vacations I ever had.


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