Six Flags Over Texas unveils 10 new rides

Posted Friday, November 11, 2005 12:16 AM | Contributed by bigboy

SixFlags Over Texas unveiled 10 new family-oriented rides on Thursday. This is the largest expansion in the park’s 45-year history, according to the park's general manager.

Read more from The Star-Telegram.

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Friday, November 11, 2005 8:28 AM
Are any of the rides coming from AstroWorld?
Friday, November 11, 2005 8:54 AM
According to the article, four are. Read the article for more info about the rides.

*** This post was edited by ShiveringTim 11/11/2005 8:54:28 AM ***

Friday, November 11, 2005 9:02 AM
Their system won't send me the article. It makes me "update my account" and then crashes with a "system error." Anybody care to summarize?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Friday, November 11, 2005 9:07 AM
it wants me to register. bah.
Friday, November 11, 2005 9:56 AM
Can someone summarize what the article says as I have the same problem as RideMan?
Friday, November 11, 2005 10:01 AM
4 from other 6 flags. Only 2 from Astroworld. Doesn't reveal what any of the rides are except a "saucer-spinning ride called La Fiesta de las Tazas". It also says that the rides will be placed throughout the park with many going near big thrill rides so that people that can't ride those rides have something to do while they wait. It also talks a little about Snyder and Red Zone and their desire to bring in more families. All told they expect a capacity of 5000 per hour.*** This post was edited by DragonRider 11/11/2005 10:03:04 AM ***
Friday, November 11, 2005 10:02 AM
Oh and no current rides will be removed from the park although El Sombrero will be moved.
Friday, November 11, 2005 10:02 AM
The article actually states four are coming from other SF parks, two from Astroworld. I think the article may be in error unless the Scrambler is coming from somewhere else. They had some illustrations on the local news last night.

The used rides I can identify are:
-Rock-N-Rocket is probably AstroWorld's looping starship.
-Crazy Legs is probably AstroWorld's Troika.
-Rodeo is SFGAd's Huss Rodeo/Breakdance.
-Sidewinder is a Scrambler which I thought was coming from AstroWorld too, but it could be coming from somewhere else.

The new rides:
-An Interactive Spray Ground
-Caddo Lake Barge - a Zamperla Rockin' Tug
-La Fiesta de las Tazas - spinning saucer ride
-Up, Up & Away - a Zamperla Balloon Race
-Blackbird - I'm not sure of the generic name but this may be that Zamperla kiddie ride that looks kind of like a suspended whip. I saw one this summer at either Hershey or Dorney. Suspended cars travel in an oval and swing out as they go around the corner.
-Boot Scootin’ - another Zamperla kiddie ride with boots that move up and down (kind of like a mini Dumbo).

*** This post was edited by Jeffrey Seifert 11/11/2005 10:07:08 AM ***

Friday, November 11, 2005 10:28 AM
Nooooooooo!! No more cows at SFGAdv?? It was bad enough when they shipped off my favorite flat (Pendulum) to SFGAm, and now they are shipping my second favorite (Rodeo) to SFoT?? So what now we're going to be left with swings and a round-up? Who makes these dumb-a** decisions?

"Everybody say MOO!"

Friday, November 11, 2005 10:29 AM
"It also says that the rides will be placed throughout the park with many going near big thrill rides so that people that can't ride those rides have something to do while they wait."

Wasn't that one of the suggestions in the original RCT manual?


Friday, November 11, 2005 12:21 PM
Hopefully they do a better job landscaping than Six Flags Worlds of Adventure when they tried to install several kiddie rides at once on the Wildlife side--they ended up just placing them in the middle of the midways without any landscaping or common sense regarding the placement of the rides.
Friday, November 11, 2005 12:27 PM
TiggerMan is Right! I loved the bulls at Rodeo...Or were they cows? I didn't look under there. Anyway, those cows were forever mistreated. Everytime they would load and unload the cars, the bovines were prodded with a long metallic stick into their sides. It must have hurt like heck....

Seriously, that is one of my favorite flats at Great Adventure. And it would have made a nice pairing with "El Toro."

By the way, for a few years, there were signs posted and ride operators were strict about following the policy of "2 to a car." Last year, the signs were down and I was able to enjoy the attraction as a single rider.

Say it aint so...the steers shouldn't go.


Friday, November 11, 2005 12:49 PM
Jeffrey, you were real close on the location of the Zamperla suspended whip called "Flying Tigers". It's located at Knoebels. As for the cow-themed Breakdance, well you can always come visit us at SFA.
Friday, November 11, 2005 2:28 PM
Hmmm. I didn't make it to Knoebels this year, but I was there last year. I could have sworn I saw one this year too, but I can't remember where. Does Lagoon have one?

It looks like a fun ride--I think they need to make an adult version.

Friday, November 11, 2005 4:27 PM
Thought everyone knew about by now. I know it's been posted to CBuzz news a couple times. Use it to view the article.
Friday, November 11, 2005 5:00 PM
Did you go to the Puyallup Fair? I believe they had a Flying Tigers ride.
Friday, November 11, 2005 5:01 PM
Didn't SFoT just recently remove their scrambler?


Friday, November 11, 2005 6:00 PM
It was removed a few years ago to put in Superman Tower of Power. I understand it got shipped to another park. When we get this other one I think it will be the park's third Scrambler.

*** This post was edited by Jeffrey Seifert 11/14/2005 3:52:37 PM ***

Saturday, November 12, 2005 12:40 AM
I think "Missile Chaser" (the old scrambler that was where S:TOP is) was sent to SFMM to replace their Scrambler that got damaged by a tree.

As for parks without a Scrambler, PCW, La Ronde and gasp.. SFGADV don't have one.


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