Six Flags Over Texas 2006 Capital Expansion Press Release

Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:32 PM

Nov. 10th, 2005 -- Arlington, TX - Six Flags Over Texas today announced a sweeping capital expansion project that will forever change the landscape of the 212-acre acre theme park and mark the largest capital expansion in the park's 45-year history!

In Spring 2006, Six Flags Over Texas will debut a phenomenal package of family rides that will give every Guest 10 new reasons to visit and 10 new reasons there'll be 10 times the fun at the best theme park in the Southwest!

"Remaining true to our tradition, the addition of 10 new family rides in 2006 represents a major commitment on the part of Six Flags Over Texas to keep delivering wholesome family fun, " said Steve Calloway, vice president and general manager. "Ten rides in one year is a huge investment. These new attractions provide a great ride experience to Guests of all ages and will be enjoyed by generations of families for years and years to come." This Texas-size expansion includes a host of the most innovative and exciting family rides in the industry. The new attractions will be located in different areas of the park, giving Guests a greater variety and the ability to maximize their visit to Six Flags Over Texas. Joining the ever-growing Six Flags Over Texas rides arsenal will be:

* Blackbird - Spread your wings and fly high in the sky as nine planes zip around an oval-shaped course. Each plane can accommodate up to four children or one adult and two children.

* La Fiesta de las Tazas - Spin around super fast or slow it down to savor the experience. This family favorite will leave Guests spinning with excitement.

* Rock-N-Rocket - Zip into orbit as the rocket and its 50 passengers make several exhilarating 360-degree loops before swinging back earthward for a gentle stop.

* Rodeo - True Texans love a good rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls alike can test their riding skills on these bucking bulls. Saddle up!

* Crazy Legs - Whirling, twirling fun for the whole family. This "crazy" ride moves in a circular fashion with gondolas that move in the opposite direction.

* Caddo Lake Barge - A high capacity family attraction, the Caddo Lake Barge features a unique combination of rocking motions and has received top awards from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

* Sidewinder - A ride with timeless popularity and commonly referred to as the "scrambler" received its original name from the way it looks while in operation, resembling scrambling eggs.

* Up, Up & Away - Experience a breathtaking view of the park while riding on unique hot air balloons. Up, up and away we go!

* Boot Scootin' - These boots are made for walkin' or in this case ridin'! Try these on for size in a one-of-a-kind interactive bouncing ride experience.

* Interactive Spray Ground - Loads of water fun for Guests of all ages. Another great place to cool off during those hot Texas summer months.


Take all these great new attractions and add them to our already amazing lineup, and there'll be more to do, more to smile about, and more fun than ever in 2006! There's a lot happening at Six Flags Over Texas next year, and you won't want to miss a minute of it. So, make plans now to visit again and again. Our 45th season is shaping up to be our best season ever! The new year begins March 4th. Spring Breakout takes place March 11 - 19. Visit us on the web at www.sixflags.com for more details.

Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a total of 29 parks in North America. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The Company's stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.


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Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:47 PM
Sounds great.

In my opinion, SFoT was a great park the 3 times Ive been there, and it draws from a large population. This seems to me to be one of the smarter moves SF has made in awhile, maybe not all 10 in one year (couldve been split up into two or even three), but the selection is good, and it should help out the family ride situtation.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:51 PM
What I believe the rides are:

Blackbird - New Zamperla bi-plane
La Fiesta de las Tazas - New Zamperla tea cups
Rock-N-Rocket - Intamin Looping Starship from SFAW
Rodeo - Huss Breakdance from SFGAdv.
Crazy Legs - Huss Trioka from SFAW
Caddo Lake Barge - New Zamperla Rockin' Tug
Sidewinder - scrambler from SFAW
Up, Up & Away - New Zamperla Balloon Race
Boot Scootin' - New Zamperla ride (maybe themed flying elephants)
Interactive Spray Ground - New

http://www.amusementtoday.com/ confirms where the rides are coming from. *** Edited 11/11/2005 12:42:16 AM UTC by SFZIP***

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Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:07 PM
Just so they have the staff to run all those new attractions. I know that was SFGAdv's problem a few years ago when they built Medusa and all the other rides that came the same year... too many attractions with too little staff to run them.
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:22 PM
Does anyone know who is getting SFAW's SWAT? I would absolutely love it if Great Adventure got it because it looks like a terrific ride from the videos for the fans of flipping upsidedown and hitting the ground below. I know with the construction of "El Toro" and everything the park might not have enough cash to transport the ride and put it in the park. But based on their capital revenues and money gained from Kingda Ka this might not be a difficult move. Just let me know what the word on the street is about that ride. Thanks I appreciate it
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:27 PM
The "word on the street" is that Six Flags New England is getting both SWAT & Diablo Falls.

~josh

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Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:56 PM

Dptalon05 said:
Does anyone know who is getting SFAW's SWAT? I would absolutely love it if Great Adventure got it because it looks like a terrific ride from the videos for the fans of flipping upsidedown and hitting the ground below. I know with the construction of "El Toro" and everything the park might not have enough cash to transport the ride and put it in the park. But based on their capital revenues and money gained from Kingda Ka this might not be a difficult move. Just let me know what the word on the street is about that ride. Thanks I appreciate it

Why complain about not getting swat when your park isgetting yet another rollercoaster for you to ride? that's more than some of us have gotten in what will be 6 years.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:13 PM
Do you ever give it a rest? Seriously, that is all you talk about is "your" park being looked over.

Move on. It's healthier that way. :)

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Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:41 PM
SWAT's not that great anyway...
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:53 PM
Batwing fan... you already made your point. You think SFA is neglected and they should have 4 adults coasters in 3 years (wait, they already got that before!). Give it up on that and move one.
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:07 PM
Boot Scootin' is probably a Zamperla regatta. WWW is getting a similiar ride.
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:38 PM
Is SFoT taking anything out to fit these new rides in?
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Friday, November 11, 2005 12:41 AM
Mostly just shuffling around a few other flat rides from what I've heard.
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Monday, November 14, 2005 6:30 PM
Pictures of all the rides can now be found here
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/overtexas/ParkPress/10newrides.html

Blacbird - New Zamperla bi-plane
La Fiesta de las Tazas - New Zamperla tea cups
Rock-N-Rocket - Intamin Looping Starship from SFAW
Rodeo - Huss Breakdance from SFGAdv.
Crazy Legs - Huss Trioka from SFAW
Caddo Lake Barge - New Zamperla Rockin' Tug
Sidewinder - scrambler from SFAW
Up, Up & Away - New Zamperla Samba Tower
Boot Scootin' - New kiddie Zamperla ride (type?)
Interactive Spray Ground - New

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:32 AM
Does anyone else find it *slightly odd* that SFNJ is getting an Intamin woodie named El Toro in the Western-themed area, but is getting rid of the Huss Breakdance that is "appropriately themed" as Rodeo? Certainly Rodeo coulda shoulda stayed around with "The Bull"....IMO.

Might be just me... ;)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:02 AM
I couldn't agree more rollergator. I think it's a crying shame they are sending away the Rodeo Stampede to another park :(

R.I.P. "Everybody MOO!"

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 12:17 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:


Why complain about not getting swat when your park isgetting yet another rollercoaster for you to ride? that's more than some of us have gotten in what will be 6 years.


According to RCDB the last coaster SFA got was in 2001. Then before that your park got one in 2000 and the year before that (1999) you got 3 coasters. This is 2005, 6 years after the installation of 5 roller coasters and you wanna gripe about any other park that gets a coaster other than yours?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:55 PM

SFZIP said:
Boot Scootin' - New kiddie Zamperla ride (type?)

I believe that is a Jump Around, with a different theme of course.

- Aaron K

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:51 PM
Good for the park. They really are doing a good job with their park. I have never been to SFOT (really want to go) but I have heard that it is one of the better parks in the chain. This can only improve them.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:54 PM
Final type of rides:

Blacbird - New Zamperla Telecomat (bi-plane themed Dumbo style ride)
La Fiesta de las Tazas - New Zamperla Tea Cups
Rock-N-Rocket - Intamin Looping Starship from SFAW
Rodeo - Huss Breakdance from SFGAdv.
Crazy Legs - Huss Trioka from SFAW
Caddo Lake Barge - New Zamperla Rockin' Tug
Sidewinder - Eli Bridge Scrambler from SFAW
Up, Up & Away - New Zamperla Samba Tower
Boot Scootin' - New Zamperla Turtle Parade (photo with the boot theme is on zamperla website)
Interactive Spray Ground - New

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