SFoT Trip Report

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Thursday, April 19, 2001 3:50 PM
I went to Six Flags Over Texas for my first time last week. Here are my impressions:
Overall-
I really liked this one! It's definitely one of the better SF parks, but lacks some of the record-breaking thrills other parks are shoving in. Even in its 40th anniversary it's putting in a clone! I don't get that. However, the park was clean and it had an easy layout to follow.
****

Coasters:
TEXAS GIANT-
WOW WOW WOW! This is probably one of the best wooden coasters I've ever been on! The back is very rough, but I got alot of air time. The front is smooth and has a great view. Great ending!
**** 1/2

LA VIBORA-
A typical bobsled. The wait was way too long, though.
** 1/2

MINE TRAIN-
Surprise surprise! Definitely the best mine train I've ever been on. It's smooth and is a nice break from some of the bigger rides. I recommend the back seat!!
*** 1/2

MR.FREEZE-
Another great coaster! The launch is incredible, it's just awesome. Hold your head back, though, or you'll get a rough ride.
****

BATMAN-THE RIDE
Another clone. This one, however is yellow!
****

SHOCKWAVE-
This was everything I've heard about it and more. Awesome g-forces and airtime! A great coaster!
****

FLASHBACK-
A boomerang. This one was pretty rough.
** 1/2

JUDGE ROY SCREAM-
For its size, it really packs a punch! Ride in the back- it's airtime on every hill.
***

RUNAWAY MOUNTAIN-
This vekoma in-the-dark coaster is pretty awesome! It's probably the most fun ride in the park. Not one of the best- just the most fun.
*** 1/2

I did not ride the park's two kiddie coasters, CANYON BLASTER and MINI MINE TRAIN. The log flume isn't that special, but the coasters and that "Texas Tradition" are what makes this park stand out.

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Thursday, April 19, 2001 5:51 PM
Runaway Mt. was built by Premier.

Anyway, do you really want to know why they are building an ALMOST clone?

Most of the GP doesn't know about Big G. Since SFOT (the first Six Flags brand park) is far away from SFMM, it doesn't matter. I, a SFOT fan, could not really careless whether or not we get a NEAR clone, because I will never be going to SFMM. (yes, I said NEVER. I have no reason or desire to go there)

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"Maybe I ain't so shy!" *** This post was edited by The Shy One on 4/19/2001. ***
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Thursday, April 19, 2001 6:10 PM
Sfot is the best sixflags park ive been to thats why im a huge fan. Ive been to everyone exept SFKK and SFAW and from what i hear about the parks there not worth going to.Titan will be great with extra Helix more dropAnd stuff.
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Thursday, April 19, 2001 9:17 PM

Presont Collier said:
"MR.FREEZE-
Another great coaster! The launch is incredible, it's just awesome. Hold your head back, though, or you'll get a rough ride."

I've tried holding my head back, and it didn't work for me. It seems to me that the best chance you have for salvaging such a rough ride is the OL:FoF position (i.e. leaning as far forward as possible and hanging your head out). I've yet to try it though.


"FLASHBACK-
A boomerang. This one was pretty rough."

I didn't think Flashback was that bad. Mr. Freeze seems many times rougher to me. To each his own, I guess...
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Monday, April 23, 2001 2:17 PM
I thought that runaway mountain was a kid's ride, so I passed on that one when I was there. Sadly, when I got back, I realized that it is much better than I thought it would have been. I hate missing great opportunities... :(
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:29 PM
Well I just happen to live here in Arlington and I've been going to SFoT since the late 60's. I still remember when they first opened the log flume ride. I've watched them build nearly every single ride in this park, I remember when they took out the Big Bend and built Shock Wave in 1978. Speaking of which, I still have fond memories of BB, I hated when they took it out. I still have every season pass I've ever had dating back to 1970, they are my prized posessions.

Anyway, I fully concur with regards to SFoT coasters except one. Clone or no clone, Titan is going to be awesome!
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