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Texas SkyScreamer Scheduled to Open May 25
Wed May 08, 2013 8:00 pm | 0 comments | Posted by BrandonR
The world's tallest swings ride is slated to open May 25 as announced today by Six Flags over Texas. The park is also holding a contest to be one of the "first" 12 riders, which can be entered online here: http://content.sixflags.com/news/enters ... SFirstRide
Texas SkyScreamer Topped Off
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:09 pm | 0 comments | Posted by BrandonR
Six Flags over Texas installed the last section of tower today on the Texas SkyScreamer, which is slated to become the world's tallest swing ride at 400 feet. A photo of the final decorative "flags" being placed on top of the mammoth structure was posted along with the announcement on the park's Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/sixflagsovertexas
The park also suggested a late-May opening of the ride, undoubtedly to coincide with the extremely-busy Memorial Day weekend.
Six Flags over Texas Kicks off 2013 with Special Pricing
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:39 pm | 0 comments | Posted by BrandonR
Six Flags over Texas kicked off its 52nd season March 2 with inaugural weekend tickets costing just $18.36 in honor of Texas Independence Day. The park is also offering a novel new ticketing approach with memberships, allowing unlimited visits for a monthly fee. A dining season pass is also being offered for the first time in 2013.
Meanwhile, construction on the Texas Skyscreamer continues and speculation points to a Memorial Day opening.
For more admission info, visit the park's official site: http://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/tickets/index.aspx
Six Flags over Texas to Offer Season Dining Pass in 2013
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:27 pm | 2 comments | Posted by BrandonR
Six Flags over Texas will introduce a new "season dining pass" for the 2013 season allowing guests to enjoy up to two meals per visit for one up-front cost.
Starting at $69.99, season pass holders are entitled to a lunch (typically served from 11:30-3:30) and a dinner (4:30 to 7:30) with every visit, and can get a variety of foods including cheeseburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, BBQ sandwiches, salads, chicken strips, pizza, and more. Drinks are not included but passholders are eligible for a discounted souvenir bottle. The season dining pass is valid until September 15th but can be extended for incremental upcharges.
For detailed information and a meal list and list of participating dining locations within the park, visit the official site: http://www.sixflags.com/overTexas/ticke ... gpass.aspx
La Vibora Getting New Paint Job
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:37 am | 3 comments | Posted by BrandonR
Six Flags over Texas is continuing its capital improvements with La Vibora being the newest major ride to receive fresh paint. The bobsled ride's fading yellow, red, and black color scheme is being re-painted by Baynum Painting, an industrial painter specializing in amusement rides. While the color scheme remains the same, each color along La Vibora's trough now spans 2 trough sections instead of 1 resulting in fewer color changes.
For a before-and-after comparison of La Vibora's vibrant new paint job, visit this blog post by Baynum Painting.
Texas Chute Out Memorabilia Being Auctioned for Charity
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:57 pm | 0 comments | Posted by BrandonR
As Six Flags over Texas said its final goodbyes to the 36-year-old Texas Chute Out parachute ride, fans of the ride now have a chance to permanently own part of the ride. Sections of a blue parachute from the ride and an entire red parachute are currently being auctioned on eBay.
100% of the proceeds benefit Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in central Florida that provides week-long, cost-free fantasy vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
To bid on the items, visit their eBay page here. And to learn more about the Give Kids the World charity, visit their page at GiveKidsTheWorld.org.
Texas Chute Out Removed via Implosion
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:24 pm | 0 comments | Posted by BrandonR
Six Flags over Texas imploded the iconic Texas Chute Out parachute ride today for easier removal. The ride, whose hollow steel tower was welded rather than bolted together, had controlled explosions go off before toppling into the former footprint of the Flashback roller coaster.
The Texas Skyscreamer, the world's tallest swing ride, will take over the Texas Chute Out's former location.
For a videos of the implosion, visit these affiliates:
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