Featuring 13 unique and exciting roller coasters, Six Flags Over Texas is the thrill capital of the lone star state. Below we willbe counting down our six favorite in this week’s edition of the Thrill Time Blog.
We are kicking off this top 6 list with Pandemonium! This 2008 Gerstlauer is a fantastic family coaster with its 42" height requirement and mild thrill level. The ride is smooth and exciting, and it often has one of the longest lines in the entire park. If you plan on riding Pandemonium, be sure to take advantage of the ride's single rider line for a heavily reduced wait time.
5) Batman: The ride
There's quite a handful of Batman: The Ride clones around the world, so this one is nothing special. The ride is snappy and intense, and it features one of the best queues at the park. It's also a capacity machine, giving over 1.6 million rides in 2018. Despite this, the ride can be experienced at just about every Six Flags park in the country meaning that if you've ridden one, you've basically ridden them all.
Being the oldest coaster on our list, Shockwave is a Six Flags Over Texas classic. When the ride first opened in the spring of 1978, it was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. While it is far from holding these records today, Shockwave is still a fantastic ride. The coaster mixes positive G's (5.9 G's actually, the second most of any coaster in the world) with 3 moments of ejector airtime in the back row that sends riders flying out of their seats. Shockwave is also incredibly smooth for its age which is why it's coasting into our #4 spot.
3) mr. freeze: Reverse blast
As the park's only coaster to feature a launch, Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast is a fan favorite. After launching riders backwards at 70mph, the ride soars through an inverted top hat through an over-banked turn. After these two elements comes the undeniable climax of the ride. Riders are taken up a 212 foot vertical spike as they look straight down towards the ground. Then, after what feels like an eternity, the coaster reverses directions and sends riders through the course once again - this time forwards. Mr. Freeze is smooth, thrilling, and intense, and its uniqueness in the park puts it at our #3 spot.
At 245 feet, Titan is the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in the state of Texas. Despite being classified as a hyper coaster, the ride features unique elements not traditionally found on rides it's size. Rather than focusing on airtime, the Titan features a "twister" layout as it sends riders through two 540 degree helixes exerting up to 4.5 G's. The ride also features many slow over-banked turns during the second half of its course. Despite its impressive stats, Titan is on the lower end of the world's hyper coasters and pales in comparison to it's next door neighbor.
1) New texas giant
As Rocky Mountain Construction's first major project, the New Texas Giant revolutionized the theme park industry and sparked the hybrid coaster hype-train that many parks and coaster enthusiasts have hopped on today. The ride takes guests to a height of 153 feet and speeds of 70mph as it roars through 4,200 feet of I-Box track. New Texas Giant is known for its impressive 79 degree first drop and countless airtime moments, thrilling riders and rightfully earning its title of the #1 roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas.