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The Best Rides at Six Flags Over Texas

Updated September 23, 2021 2.9k votes 509 voters 13.8k views43 items

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List of the best rides at Six Flags Over Texas, including videos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Six Flags Over Texas attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Six Flags Over Texas tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Six Flags Over Texas enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Six Flags Over Texas to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Six Flags Over Texas. Don't like Judge Roy Scream or Shockwave? Vote them down so they don't win.

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  • 5

    Shock Wave

    Video: YouTube
    Shock Wave is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. Built right at the edge of the park, the Shock Wave is easily seen by passers-by on Interstate Highway 30. Its unique four-sided tube truss track system is similar to the Mind Bender roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia which was constructed at the same time....  more
    • Park: Six Flags Over Texas
    • Opened In: 1978
    • Height (m): 35.3568
    • Max Speed (km/h): 96.56064
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  • 6

    Runaway Mountain

    Video: YouTube
    Runaway Mountain is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. Dubbed "The Roller Coaster that Dares the Darkness," Runaway Mountain is an enclosed roller coaster made to look as if it takes place within a dark cave. The queue line is themed to resemble a mineshaft and upon entering the "cave," pre-recorded audio tracks are played at intervals giving the background of a character known as "Gator McGee" giving safety instructions to riders. The ride features no inversions and is 6 and a half stories tall....  more
    • Park: Six Flags Over Texas
    • Opened In: 1996
    • Height (m): 19.812
    • Max Speed (km/h): 64.37376
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  • 7

    Judge Roy Scream

    Video: YouTube
    Judge Roy Scream is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. This is a custom built out and back wooden roller coaster designed with families in mind. This attraction sits adjacent to the park's entry lake. Guests visiting Six Flags Over Texas must use a tunnel in the Goodtimes Square section to travel under the park's parking lot entrance road to get to this attraction. The name Judge Roy Scream refers to Judge Roy Bean, as implied by a sign in the line describing the 19th century Justice of the Peace, and of course the similarity of the two names. Judge Roy Scream was the park's first wooden roller coaster. In 2006, Six Flags over Texas hosted a 45-hour...  more
    • Park: Six Flags Over Texas
    • Opened In: 1980-03-01
    • Height (m): 21.6408
    • Max Speed (km/h): 85.295232
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  • 8

    Pandemonium - Spinning Coaster

    Video: YouTube

    Spinning this extreme is going to take a team effort. Welcome to a totally unique approach to modern coastering. On this gravity-bending ride, everything depends on you. On most roller coasters, you can just sit back and relax while you are propelled at ridiculous speeds over the rails, but on Pandemonium, the amount of spin and twist and all around gut-crunching insanity you’ll experience will depend entirely on the riders of each and every run. Four people at a time load into one-of-a-kind spin cars and launch onto the swooping, soaring, sloping track.

    The interactions of the riders themselves, combined with the forces of gravity and momentum, produce unstoppable momentum that will make you lean and pivot in utterly unpredictable ways. Not only do you move forward down this track, you’ll hang sideways, twist unexpectedly, and spin mercilessly, taking every turn with the kind of lean a pro skater employs when banking around hard turns.

    Being that no four people are exactly alike, no two rides are ever alike. Micro-factors like weight, movement, and whether you wore high tops or running shoes today will all combine with velocity and acceleration to determine exactly how your car slants and swivels down the track.

    And the track is a maze of spin opportunities. You’ll plunge and rise at more than 30 miles per hour down the 1,351-foot track, spinning 360 degrees as you shoot around S-shaped curves, bank hard horizontally, snake through impossibly twisted helixes, tackle sudden sharp dips, and zoom around long swooping trajectories. All the while you’ll be like an artist of spin, and Pandemonium is going to be your masterpiece.

    • Park: Six Flags Over Texas
    • Opened In: 2008
    • Height (m): 53
    • Max Speed (km/h): 31 mph
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