Texas Chute Out comes down with a bang at Six Flags Over Texas

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:19 AM | Contributed by Chitown

The Texas Chute Out is officially no more. The iconic parachute ride at Six Flags Over Texas, which had its last hurrah on Labor Day weekend, was imploded today to make way for the world's tallest swing ride, the Texas SkyScreamer. Around 2 p.m. this afternoon, the Chute Out was toppled by the Dallas Demolition Company. The 200-foot-tall ride, which opened in 1976, has seen more than 29 million riders through the years.

Read more from The Dallas News, and see video from WFAA/Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:29 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Space Spiral did it first. Geez. ;-)

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Friday, October 12, 2012 7:06 AM
bjames's avatar

Did they remove Flashback specifically to be able to implode this tower onto its former site?

Friday, October 12, 2012 11:28 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

I asked the same question in a now removed thread. I'm sure they also need it for construction, but I'd hate to see that spot just become a giant cattle pen for the queue. Not that I like boomerangs that much, but any coaster is a good coaster (and takes people away from TX Giant).

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Friday, October 12, 2012 11:42 AM

Pretty sure they removed Flashback because SFSTL needed a "new" coaster, and to force me to pack extra headache medicine when I go to SFSTL next year.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 11:55 AM
Jeff's avatar

I don't see any removed threads mentioning Flashback. I only see removed threads that were spam or top 10 lists.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 1:03 PM
bjames's avatar

I actually like Boomerangs if they're walk-ons and I get back row.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 1:56 PM

I think all Boomerangs should run two trains. That would cut the wait in half . ;)

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Monday, October 15, 2012 9:48 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar

I started a thread somewhere about TX Chute Out being "imploded." Maybe I just can't find it because I'm lazy.

Edit: Yep. It's on page 2 of my recent topics, which means it's as good as non-existant. Carry on.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Monday, October 15, 2012 9:49 AM

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