On Saturday, January 20th, the American Coaster Enthusiasts hosted their annual Winterfest Event at the ZDT's Amusement Park in Seguin, Texas. Each year, parks from around the South Central region give presentations on what's new for the upcoming season. During their 20 minute presentation, Six Flags Over Texas announced 3 new changes coming to the park for the 2018 season.
1) Harley quinn spinsanity being removed
Harley Quinn Spinsanity, a HUSS Troika ride, took its final spin on January 7th, 2018. While it won't be returning for the 2018 season, management hopes to relocate the ride elsewhere in the park within the next couple of years. Until then, it appears that the ride will remain disassembled in storage.
2) Front gate restrooms being remodeled
Those that have visited the park within the past couple of years know that the front gate restrooms have been in desperate need for a refresh. Thankfully, the front gate restrooms will receive a dramatic remodel before the park reopens for the 2018 season.
3) oil derrick tower getting a new coat of paint
The Oil Derrick Tower has been the icon of Six Flags Over Texas since its opening in 1969. At a whooping 300 feet tall, the tower is visible to 10's of thousands of people each day as they drive down 1-30 and other surrounding highways. After going years without a repaint, the Oil Derrick will finally be returned to its full glory with a brand new, rustic orange paint job.
4) Pandemonium gets continuous loading
Since its opening in 2008, Pandemonium has consistently had some of the longest waits at Six Flags Over Texas. The ride, manufactured by German company Gerstlauer, is also forced to close any time that even the slightest bit of rain drops from the sky. With a moving station, capacity will increase and the ride will no longer have to close because of light precipitation. This will drastically improve guest experience on this fan favorite ride!
2018 is sure to be an exciting season at Six Flags Over Texas! With the addition of Harley Quinn Spinsanity, the changes mentioned above and even things that haven't yet been mentioned, there's more to look forward to than ever. Six Flags Over Texas opens up for the 2018 season on February 24th!