Six Flags Over Texas
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Earlier today, Six Flags Over Texas sent out the latest edition of its pass holder news. One of the articles featured in this months newsletter details some of the exciting changes coming to the park in 2018. Check out the article below. All credit goes to Six Flags Over Texas.
"We have lots of new experiences in store for you this year. We’re introducing new attractions, additional shops, extra food locations, and other updates around the park. Here are a few of the new offerings at Six Flags Over Texas in 2018.
HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity
The biggest new thrill in 2018 is HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, opening this summer. This sinister new ride is the first of its kind in the world, featuring a unique square design that spins on three separate axes. The floorless seats leave your feet dangling below as you twirl back and forth, side to side, and upside down up to 70 feet in the air.
Our new candy shop will be the best place to pick up all your favorite goodies in all varieties, including taffy, cotton candy, rock candy, lollipops, chocolate candy bars, gummies, bulk assortments, and much more!
Skip the food lines and order your lunch at our new self-order kiosks, available at both Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor Arlington. Step up and place your order from the machine, find your table, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready for pick up – all without waiting in line.
Our new dining stand features traditional Tex-Mex favorites. Enjoy barbacoa, brisket, fajita, chicken, and other types of tacos on flour or corn tortillas. Pair your dish with seasoned black beans, elote, or a fruit cup.
Cheesesteak & Tots
You can enjoy loaded cheesesteaks, tots, and tenders next to SUPERMAN: Tower of Power. Cheesesteak & Tots serves Philly cheesesteaks topped with grilled onions and peppers, a buffalo-style cheesesteak with a bit of kick, chicken tenders with a variety of sauces, loaded tater tots, and draft beer on tap.
GOTHAM Chicken Location
In our GOTHAM section, stop by our newest food location to get your chicken fix. This new menu includes classic wings, boneless wings, and fried and grilled chicken sandwiches. You’ll also be able to get Texas-sized corn dog baskets, seasoned fries, and soft drinks.
We’re expanding our alcohol lineup with a new bar in Boomtown. Enjoy a variety of North Texas craft beers, margaritas, mixed cocktails, and your favorite wines. You can sip your beverage on an elevated, scenic patio overlooking the park.
New Hurricane Harbor Strutter's Express
At our sister water park, Strutter’s Express will offer a menu of new chicken choices. At the entrance to Hook’s Lagoon, pick up made-to-order chicken wings and tenders tossed in your choice of sauce, including BBQ, buffalo, and ranch. You can also spice things up with our buffalo ranch chicken sandwich."
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. The Removal of Harley Quinn Spinsanity
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. New Bathrooms at the Front Gate
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. New Paint for the Oil Derrick Tower
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 a Moving Station
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!