Six Flags Over Texas opens for 40th anniversary season as Titan construction continues

Posted Sunday, March 4, 2001 4:50 AM | Contributed by Jeremy Ross

Six Flags Over Texas' opening day was great from start to finish. Early morning festivities included speeches from park GM Steve Calloway, the present and past mayors of Arlington, and even Angus Wynne's son.

The new entrance plaza was dedicated first. Other improvements to the park include new paint almost everywhere, a new chime on the clock tower, new seat backs for the Texas Giant, revamped Mine Train trains, and of course, Titan.

Titan's first element not found on Goliath, the extra helix, is rising into the sky. The first run will be through the supports, where the track will then rise on top of the supports and onto the brakes. It looks fantastic!

The first drop is also almost finished. The final supports have been added for the last two or three pieces into the tunnel, which now has its concrete walls. The station is coming along nicely and the park expects the ride to open "this spring" but experts have said April.

If you'd like to see about 50 photos (25 from the festivities and 25 from Titan) be sure to check them out at SFoT CoasterNet.

Link: SFoT Coasternet

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Sunday, March 4, 2001 6:30 AM
Great pics! I reckon Titan will topple Goliath! You could say it's a "CLASH OF THE TITANS." Sorry about that terrible pun. ;)

That drop looks awesome. Go to Lone Star Thrills for more pics. On the map, it says "THE TITAN." Is that the full name? As just TITAN sounds better on its own. Imagine THE GOLIATH! Funny how that very common word makes a name good or not.

IMHO, I HATE it when parks build new coasters on the edge, ESPECIALLY car parks!! It's boring terrain. Yeah, I know, where else they gonna build 'em?? SFoT should've built Titan in the park, like SFMM did with Goliath. Unfortunately this method ruined Colossus' look.
Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
Sunday, March 4, 2001 8:53 AM
Acutally there are quite a few trees left out there and it's not fully in the parking lot like Shockwave at SFGAm is. Titan is looking very good. I'm in the process right now of organizing my pics of Titan from yesterday as well as all the other pics.
Sunday, March 4, 2001 9:04 AM
That's more like it. Ta for the info LST. BTW, ya pics are excellent!
Sunday, March 4, 2001 11:23 AM
If anyone would like a preview of the pics before i put them on the pages and make the index file for them go here:
Sunday, March 4, 2001 11:42 AM
I'm at a loss for words... Thanks mate! Looks like the supports are up for a helix already. Lousy weather, oh what can you do about it? :) What is the thing on top of the LH? If this coaster were called SROS, that thing would be Superman himself!

Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
Sunday, March 4, 2001 7:23 PM
That would be a christmas tree, celebrating the tradational topping of TITAN. Most coasters have a ceremony when the lift reaches full height.

-Josh *** This post was edited by SFFTScream on 3/5/2001. ***
Monday, March 5, 2001 9:15 PM
Acutally a Spruce is placed on top of a large project to indicate their were no deaths or injries during the construction of the high points.

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