Trip reports, rumors, construction and more!
While the summer season is quickly crawling to an end, construction projects around Six Flags Over Texas are still going on at full force. This week we'll be covering the Gotham City Chicken Restaurant, extended ride downtime, Superman: Tower of Power VR, more Fright Fest rumors and construction, and new drink options offered around the park. Without further ado, lets dive right in!
Gotham City Chicken Restaurant:
As I tend to say every week, construction is quickly progressing on the all new Gotham City Chicken Restaurant. This yet-to-be-named dining location is set to open up later this season in Gotham City. The restaurant is located just accross from Johnny Rockets and replaces the original Harley Quinn Spinsanity (AKA Crazy Legs) which closed on January 7th of this year. This week, the fake brick that we showed last week has now been installed on 80%-90% of the building. Air conditioning units have been installed on the roof of the building and interior work is now well underway. While no official word has been let out regarding the locations opening, I wouldn't be surprised to see it ready for Labor Day Weekend.
The Joker And The Riddler Revenge Status Updates:
For those of you that have visited the park in the past 3 or 4 weeks or are visiting in the couple of weeks to come, just be sure to note a couple of things regarding The Riddler Revenge and The Joker.
The Riddler Revenge: The Riddler Revenge closed on June 30th to have one of the generators repaired or replaced. Well it appears that the park went with the repair route this time, as the ride reopened to guests 3 weeks later on July 20th. Unfortunately though, the generator has once again given the park trouble. On July 27th we spotted a crane overtop of the ride just before park opening. Since then, The Riddler Revenge has been quiet yet again. We haven't heard any estimates on when the ride will once again reopen, but I expect it to be another 2 or 3 weeks based off previous occurrences like this.
The Joker: Like The Riddler Revenge, The Joker has been struggling with downtime issues over the past couple of weeks. Fortunately though, the ride reopened to guests as of July 31st!
Superman: Tower of Power Virtual Reality (VR):
A bit of bad news regarding the Virtual Reality addition on Superman: Tower of Power. Current rumors suggest that that the VR experience has been pushed back yet again and will not be opening to guests until Fright Fest. We were told, however, that the software IS ready and working and that a few lucky employees have already had the chance to try it out. We don't have any reasons as to why the addition was delayed other than the fact that the Samsung VR headsets don't like to work with the hot summer temperatures. Delaying the experience until Fright Fest will let the summer heat die down before the headsets are put to use. Take this as just a rumor for now as nothing has been officially confirmed by the park.
Fright Fest Rumors And Preparation:
Now that it's officially August, we can say that Fright Fest starts next month! With daily operations coming to an end (only 18 more days), it won't be too long until we see props brought back into the park. Construction is still underway for the new haunted house and in fact, we spotted a couple of boxes being lifted to the top of the building. Another interesting new rumor that I've been hearing for almost a year now is that this haunted house will be open year round. I'm not really sure how true this rumor is, but I guess we'll see as announcement season approaches. I can say one thing for sure though, this is a rumor that I've been hearing from quite a few people.
New Drink Options Offered Around The Park:
Lastly for this update, a couple of new drink options have been added to the park. At the Coca Cola Kiosk next to the Aquaman Splashdown, Frozen Powerade is being offered for $6.99 or as an All Season Dining Pass Snack. For the adults, a frozen Jack and Coke machine has been installed at Casa De Las Banderas.
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!
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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!