5 Best Six Flags Over Texas Rides | Explained
In this guide we will list out the best rides that Six Flags Over Texas offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!
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1. New Texas Giant
As one of the most unique coasters in the country, New Texas Giant actually made its debut as a wooden coaster, but was then updated using the latest technology in steel track engineering.
This coaster provides you the best of both worlds, as you get the wooden coaster feel without most of the roughness that usually comes with it.
The ride begins by making a right, and then immediately climbing the 153 ft hill.
Once you reach the top, you'll briefly be able to see the entire coaster along with a unique view of the park (and city).
Make sure to enjoy it quickly and then hold tight, because a few seconds after that it is time for the massive drop!
You'll reach speeds of 65 miles per hour and even experience at drop at almost 80 degrees.
3 minutes 25 seconds.
This ride spans 4,200 feet, and the ride itself cost $10,000,000 to build.
2. Shock Wave
This steel roller coaster has been a fan favorite for three decades! The green coaster is located on the edge of the park, and is extremely noticeable for anyone driving by the park.
The ride begins by making its way through a flat track, and a few moments later, you'll begin climbing the first big hill.
Once you make it to the top, this is when things get interesting. The ride will immediately slow down for a few seconds while making a turn.. However, moments after that it'll suddenly speed up and you'll make your way down the first drop at that current speed.
Most rides slow down prior to the first drop, but that isn't the case here.
Shortly after you'll experience two back to back loops, so brace yourself!
You'll reach speeds of 60 miles per hour and heights of 116 feet.
This ride opened in 1978, and at one point (in 2016) riders were able to wear Virtual Reality headsets while riding.
3. Mr Freeze Reverse Blast
Based upon the 1997 film Batman and Robin, Mr. Freeze's hideout is located in an old, cold and abandoned ice cream factory.
One of the most unique rides in the US, gives you an experience of riding a coaster at high speeds backwards.
Then after you think you're starting to get the hang of it, the ride will begin going at high speeds forward!
This ride will go from 0-70 miles per hour in a mind-blowing 3.8 seconds, and let us tell you.. It feels even faster when doing this in reverse.
1 minute 30 seconds.
This ride goes both backwards and forward, and you'll experience the same inversion in both directions.
This giant hyper-coaster measures at 245 feet and features a massive 255 foot drop.
This ride begins by making a right turn, and immediately climbing the giant first hill. It takes about 30 seconds to make it all the way to the top, which will feel like an eternity.
Once you've made it to the top, you'll get a beautiful view of the city before flying directly down.
One of the coolest parts of this ride is going into a small 'underground' cave, at the bottom of the first drop.
You'll be able to hear the echoes of all of the screams of the riders before popping back out on the other side at high speeds.
You'll reach insane speeds of up to 85 miles per hour
3 minutes 20 seconds.
When this coaster opened, it was the tallest, fastest, and longer coaster in the state of Texas.
5. Batman the Ride
One of the more noticeable rides at the park thanks to the giant Batman logo, this inverted roller coaster is worth the wait.
This ride has the Gotham City theme, and the rider passenger loading area even includes a replica Batsuit from the movie.
If you've never rode an inverted coaster, it is quite the experience. Due to the tracks being above your head, your legs are dangling the entire time and you almost feel like you're flying at times.
It begins by taking riders through the first drop, and immediately taking them through a 360 degree loop.
You'll reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour on this ride.
2 minutes 15 seconds.
This ride features 5 inversions and was the world's first inverted coaster at the opening in 1992.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Scariest Ride at Six Flags Over Texas?
The Texas SkyScreamer is hands down the scariest ride at the park. You'll sit down in a chair, your legs will be dangling, while you're raised 400 feet while going in a circle around a giant tower. You'll be able to have an aerial view of Dallas and Fort Worth.
How Many Rides are There at Six Flags Over Texas?
There are 45 rides total, and these rides vary in intensity. There are thrill rides, kiddie rides, and everything in between.