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The Best Rides at Six Flags Over Texas

Updated June 14, 2019 3.0k votes 502 voters 13.5k views33 items

List of the best rides at Six Flags Over Texas, including photos, 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.

A factual list, featuring rides like Titan and Texas Giant.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Six Flags Over Texas?"
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    Mr. Freeze

    Six Flags St. Louis

    Opened In1998-04

    Height (m)66.4464

    Max Speed (km/h)112.65408

    Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast is a steel, launched, shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. The two rides, mirror images of...  more
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    Texas Giant

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1990-03-17

    Height (m)46.6

    Max Speed (km/h)99.779328

    The New Texas Giant is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. The ride opened in 2011 after an 18-month refurbishment of the former Texas Giant wooden roller...  more
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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In2001-04-27

    Height (m)74.676

    Max Speed (km/h)136.79424

    Titan is a steel hyper coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. Unlike most hypercoasters, Titan is a combination of an out and back roller coaster and a twister roller coaster....  more
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    Shock Wave

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1978

    Height (m)35.3568

    Max Speed (km/h)96.56064

    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....  more
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    Batman: The Ride

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1999-05-26

    Height (m)32.004

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    Runaway Mountain

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1996

    Height (m)19.812

    Max Speed (km/h)64.37376

    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...  more
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    Judge Roy Scream

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1980-03-01

    Height (m)21.6408

    Max Speed (km/h)85.295232

    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...  more
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    Pandemonium - Spinning Coaster

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In2008

    Height (m)53

    Max Speed (km/h)31 mph

    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.

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    Superman: Tower of Power

    Superman: Tower of Power is a thrill ride located at two Six Flags parks, and formerly Kentucky Kingdom. The one at Six Flags St. Louis is an Intamin Giant Drop model, and the one at Six Flags Over...  more
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    THE RIDDLER Revenge

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Max Speed (km/h)70 mph

    THE RIDDLER Revenge will send you on a swinging adventure atop a giant swaying pendulum. The round disk will swing back and forth up to 147 feet in the air while rotating counterclockwise. You'll get a spinning view of GOTHAM CITY as you launch into the air high above the Six Flags Over Texas landscape. This exciting addition to the park will have you screaming for more speed and more height as you race back and forth at speeds of 70 mph. 

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    La Vibora

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1986

    Height (m)18.288

    Max Speed (km/h)51.499008

    La Vibora is a steel bobsled roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, United States....  more
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    Roaring Rapids

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1983

    Max Speed (km/h)15 mph

    Gear up for the ultimate white-water river rafting experience. Get ready to get wet as you and your team of 12 riders launch into a wet wilderness adventure.

    This is no casual lazy float down the river. You’ll strap into your full-scale round river raft and set loose into the raging downstream flow, where wildly unpredictable currents will toss you around without warning, and treacherous falls will send you shooting over the edge.

    Very tall cliffs and a woodsy forest of trees surround you on this totally immersive ride. You are swung wildly around rocks, into swirling whirlpools, and narrowly avoiding raging waterfalls, blasted with water from all directions. As you rush down steep rocky channels, banging into the stone walls, white water waves come crashing over the raft.

    Swooshing swiftly down the river you will definitely get splashed, and if you are unlucky – or lucky, depending on how hot it is that day – you might even get completely drenched. White water waves come crashing over the raft as your boat spins and dips down the wild river. With a little luck the current will spin you around in the nick of time, right before you hit that next patch of rapids.

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    El Aserradero - Log Flume

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1963

    Height (m)30"

    Max Speed (km/h)15 mph

    You’re ready for your cruise down a winding water course through the trees on this family-friendly flume ride. There you are gliding along the water through nature… all is peaceful and scenic, until suddenly you are whisked over the edge of an unpredictable waterfall, plunging down a splashy drop!

    Ahh, you survived that one, but don’t get too comfy on the smooth coast down the river, with the wind and water racing past as you flow through the trees. Once you make it to the end, a giant, steep nosedive is waiting for you! Swoop down over the falls and land with a big splash and wet conclusion that will take your breath away.

    Now you’re one of the many generations who have flowed down the river this style. Cooled down and revved up, you’re ready for action!

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    Texas SkySreamer

  • 15

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle For Metropolis

    Six Flags Over Texas

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is a cutting edge, fully immersive dark ride experience which places you right in the middle of the action – in 4D!

    As you explore the interactive Hall of Justice, you’ll be given special 3D glasses and a working stun gun to help you battle Lex Luthor and The Joker. They’ve hacked into BATMAN’s computer and kidnapped the world’s favorite superheroes, SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and GREEN LANTERN. Now you must bust into Lex Corp. to rescue them!

    Board motion-based vehicles for a wild journey through the Metropolis streets, where you’ll meet up with life-sized animatronics.

    Everywhere you look, state-of-the-art 4D imagery will draw you deeper into the adventure. Your unique transporter will take you piloting through a realistic 4D environment.

    A 4D interactive dark ride which utilizes lasers, computer graphics, film elements, interactive game play, animatronics and a programmable conveyance system.

    Walk through an interactive queue line and loading area before boarding six-passenger, motion-based vehicles to begin your hunt to stun the bad guys.  These state-of-the-art cars will be programmed to twist and turn at 360° to ensure you do not miss any of the action while on this adventure.

    Suit up with 3D glasses and arm yourself with laser guns then engage in a full-sensory journey while battling against The Joker and his henchmen to save BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN.

    This project was a collaboration with some of the biggest and most innovative names in the theme park industry.  Sally Manufacturing will design the animatronic super heroes that come to life before your eyes.  Pure Imagination will oversee the production of the 4D graphics and film using high-tech Computer Generated Imagery.  The interactive and state-of-the art interactive gaming elements will be developed by Alterface and the fully programmable, multi-DOF vehicles that will transport you through the city of Metropolis will be designed by Oceaneering.

    At Six Flags Over Texas, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS makes quite an impression in the U.S.A. section of the park spanning nearly 20,000 square feet.

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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In2017

    Height (m)120

    This freestyle-coaster will wreak havoc on riders. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, the free-style coaster flips riders head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience all of this chaos with no track above or below.

    The unique design of THE JOKER features:

    - Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique two-tone design

    - One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;

    - 4-D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 vehicles;

    - Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;

    - A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style, chain link lift; and

    - Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation of free-falling.

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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1081

    Calling all explorers! In the tradition of the great Spanish conquerors, cross the bridge to high seas adventure on this powerfully authentic Spanish galleon! Climb aboard the sturdy and swift swinging sea vessel for a rip-roaring voyage on the high seas.

    Don’t be fooled by the calm skies, for once you take your seat on the deck of this full-sized 16th century explorers’ ship, you’ll set sail to breathtaking heights. As the ship starts to rock swiftly up and back to dizzying heights, it feels like the Conquistador is getting tossed around on the surf. You’ll swing higher and higher until the whole vessel is practically vertical.

    As the ship arcs 180 degrees into the sky, you’ll know these must be some serious untamed waves. At a full 66 feet high, you can check out the view of Mexico & Spain, but hold onto your silver coins because you’re about to experience sheer weightlessness! You’ll hang in the air for a moment, before slamming back down and swinging up the next wave with stomach-tightening momentum – in reverse! You’ll feel the wind race by as you soar even higher. Remember, brave conquerors aren’t supposed to scream! This unstoppable velocity would make even the most experienced ocean explorer a little wobbly. But if you’re daring enough, a life of adventure awaits!

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    Chaparral Antique Cars

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1962

    The modern world can be hectic and move at a nerve-wracking pace. The same could be said for those enormous roller coasters all over the park. All the more reason that you need to find the time to slow it all down, and take the time to leisurely stroll through life. Now you can take a spin back in time, and drive your very own antique ride, through a simpler world.

    Up to four drivers can pick out their favorite early 1900’s motor car and take off on a mellow-paced tour of the countryside. You’re the driver, and you get to steer. Don’t worry, there’s a small rail on the road to keep you from losing your way. This drive is for you to enjoy.

    You’ll pass over a bridge, motor down a country lane with a picket fence, and drive peacefully under the trees. Everything is lush and green, all to relax you on this old-fashioned road trip. There’s even an old gas station on this excursion to a much simpler time.

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    El Sombrero

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1965

    Max Speed (km/h)22 RPM

    Some might call it a spinning top, while others might say whirling dervish. Most folks just call it “the hat ride,” but whatever you name it, El Sombrero is ready to deliver sensational spins.

    Step right up to the enormous Mexican hat in bold yellow and red. As far as twisters go, this will be the topper! Find a seat along the brim – there’s room on each bench for you and a friend, but whoever’s sitting on the outside will probably get crunched the most. 

    Now the whole giant sombrero will start to spin. You better hang on to your hat, because before you know it, the entire hat lifts and tilts like it was blowing in the wind. Right about now you’ll be dividing your time between giggling, not getting squashed, and just plain hanging on.  Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In2016

    On CATWOMAN Whip you'll spin and tilt in a circular motion, building up speed as the ride whips you around. As your feet dangle you'll be launched into a high speed spin as the arm elevates you and spins you around a 68 foot loop. You'll feel the sensation of flying as you whip around higher and higher. 

    CATWOMAN Whip will leave you wondering which side to choose, good or evil. Will you embrace your dark side and join the Super-Villains or will you join BATMAN and try to defeat them? In the end the choice is yours, but you'll have to take on CATWOMAN Whip to see where you stand!

  • 21

    Yosemite Sam's Gold River Adventure

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In19

    Join your favorite Looney Tunes characters on a boat ride through a magical world of fantasy come to life! Inside an enormous two-story wooden depot, complete with a giant water tower, you’ll board a special boat that floats through a mysterious crime case.

    It seems Yosemite Sam has robbed a bank and stolen all the gold.  Sheriff Bugs Bunny is on the case, and as you drift through their 3-D world, Bugs, Sam, and even Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote narrate the story.

    The larger-than-life animatronic characters and amazing sets feel like your favorite cartoons have come to life! Your little Looney Tunes fans will be utterly spellbound, and you might be too!

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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1961,2006

    Height (m)35.5092

    Max Speed (km/h)11.4

    This classic contraption never fails to deliver the goods. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an old pro, Sidewinder is a scrambler guaranteed to get the job done. First this classic scramble ride will spin you round and round, and then it’ll put a spin on the spin!

    You will become a human rotation station when you slide into one of 12 sleek silver pods, all connected in groups of four to a center rotating arm. When that arm starts to spin, the fun begins!

    Once you’re turning around the center, each cluster then pivots on its own axis, creating a spin within a spin that will have you plastered to the edge of your chair. Just be prepared for an extreme case of the dizzies.

    The world rushes at you from all directions, zooming forward while you contort around the center in a whirlwind of heavy duty swerves. In fact, just watching this wiggly ride will make you wobbly. 

    This snaky spellbinder makes a great meet-up spot while some of the more insane daredevils in your crew attempt to ride Titan next door. Tell them you feel more comfortable with thrills that stay closer to the ground. Just don’t expect to be able to walk in a straight line for a little while.

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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1989

    Height (m)35.3568

    Max Speed (km/h)75.639168

    Boomerang is a steel boomerang roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri that opened on June 8, 2013. Before September 3, 2012, Boomerang was located at Six Flags Over Texas where it...  more
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    AQUAMAN Splashdown

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1997

    Height (m)50'

    Max Speed (km/h)30 mph

    It’s not easy being the world’s only water-based superhero. It’s one thing to ride a wave, and another thing to be the wave! Join AQUAMAN, the ultimate wave rider, for an intense splashdown. Pile into the big boat and try to catch your breath while we crank you up notch by notch, higher than the trees. Brace yourself for what’s coming next — an ultra-steep drop down a 50-foot waterfall at 30 miles per hour, straight into the 250,000 gallon lagoon below you.

    Don’t get too comfortable on the brief river flume, because any second now you’ll plunge headfirst all the way down into that huge pool of water. Be brave like a superhero because down you go! And suddenly you’re not just riding the wave, you are the wave!

    When your boat hits the water, the massive splash is as tall as the sky. It roars over the boat in a tower of spray, and you better believe the water’s so high it will drench you and everything in sight, including the spectators watching from the pedestrian bridge. When AQUAMAN’s in charge, you’re in for a real soaking.

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    Six Flags Railroad - Steam Train

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Opened In1961

    Max Speed (km/h)7 mph

    Six Flags Railroad, the classic steam engine train ride that’s been running in the park for more than five decades.

    There’s always a train that leaving for Texas just around the bend, so get ready to take a ride deep into Boomtown.

    Your train is departing for a relaxed-pace, scenic ride through the park. This railroad first saw service in Louisiana sugar cane fields. It has been circling the park on a one-mile track since 1961. Rich in history, the Jefferson Patton train is over 100 years old. 

    Check out the steam engine design of the engine car, with a wide grille and classic locomotive wheels. It looks authentic because it is! You’re riding on a working steam engine built more than a century ago. Obviously, these beautiful trains were built to last!

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