Trip reports, rumors, construction and more!
It's been almost a month, but we're back! With the park being open daily now until August 19th, and school soon letting out for summer, we hope to provide you with more frequent Six Flags Over Texas updates and information in the near future (more on that soon). For now, let's catch up on everything happening at the park.
Harley Quinn Spinsanity Construction:
With the late spring deadline fast approaching, construction on Harley Quinn Spinsanity has finally kicked into high gear! All of the ride parts have now been moved on site, and assembly has begun. We still don't have an official opening date, but if I had to guess, I wouldn't expect it to be until mid-June. We'll keep you updated as construction progresses!
"Gotham Chicken Restaurant" Construction:
The new "Gotham City Chicken Restaurant", slated to open later this year, is now in the preliminary construction phase. Construction markers have been placed in the ground (seen below) and it appears that water, gas, and electrical lines will soon be installed. The restaurant will fill the food gap left by the move of Strutter's Express to Hurricane Harbor as it will serve a variety of boneless wings and other chicken focused options.
New Star Mall Kiosk:
In our last update, we reported that the Star Mall Kiosk cart was finally getting a small, shed-like structure to protect it from the elements. At the time, the building had just be installed and no details or finishes had yet been added. We're happy to report that as of 2 weeks ago, the new location is now open! Below are 3 photos showing the building on April 7th, April 21st, and now April 29th.
This week, Aquaman went down for a 2-3 week refurbishment. Now that Roaring Rapids is ready for the season, Daffy Duck Bucket Blasters has had it's motor replaced, and both Flume 1 and Flume 2 of El Aserradero are open, taking Aquaman out of commission for a bit won't severely hurt the parks water ride lineup. This refurbishment is focused on cleaning out the splash pool, and power washing is well underway. Below are a couple of before and after comparison shots to give you a look at how much better the ride is already looking.
Oil Derrick Repaint Update:
In case you haven't yet heard, the Oil Derrick has been undergoing a massive repaint project. Now that the park is open daily, the crew will only be able to work at night as they don't want to risk having paint dropping down on guests. The product is looking incredible and I'm extremely excitced to see the repaint continue.
That's all for this Six Flags Over Texas park update. We can not emphasize enough just how excited we are for the 2018 season. So much has already taken place and from what we've seen, it's only the beginning! Stay tuned on overtexasthrills.com and our social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook @overtexasthrills) for updates as soon as articles like this are released. Thank you for reading and we'll see you again next time!
Welcome to the 'park updates' page!
As of June 2018, we will be uploading a new park update every Wednesday throughout the summer!
Our park updates page was created to document the changes coming to Six Flags Over Texas on a week to week basis. From the little things such as paint and lighting to the big things like new ride construction, we do our best to update you on everything going on at the thrill capital of Texas!