Judge Roy Scream

Judge Roy Scream first drop

First drop on the Judge Roy Scream

The Judge Roy Scream is a family-friendly wooden roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas. Located along the park’s scenic entry lake, guests have to access the isolated ride via an underground tunnel in the Goodtimes Square section of the park. The tunnel, which can be a challenge for park newcomers to find, is located next to the Texas Skyscreamer.

Judge Roy Scream entrance sign

Sign above the tunnel leading to Judge Roy Scream

A relatively mild ride, the Judge Roy Scream is a great family coaster and provides a good transition between “kiddie” coasters and the larger thrill rides. Its classic out and back layout is simplistic in nature, with the supports providing a “head chopper” illusion just before the final brake run.

The name “Judge Roy Scream” is a nod to the eccentric Texas Justice of the Peace, Judge Roy Bean. Keeping with the theme, the ride has a sign at the top of the lift hill just before the first drop stating “Appeal Denied.”

Judge Roy Scream logo

Judge Roy Scream Stats

Ride Type:Wooden out-and-back coaster
Height:71 ft
Top Speed:53 mph
Length:2670 ft
Year Introduced:1980
Inversions:0
Manufacturer:William Cobb & Associates (Trains by PTC)
Duration:1 min, 30 sec
Height Requirement:42 in
Status:Operating
Flash Pass Enabled:No