SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (8/21/17) I'm not going to get into the what, where and why of this, but according to a news article posted here, Six Flags over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags over Georgia are changing their flag displays at the park entrances. In the case of the Texas parks, they will no longer put the traditional group of six flags over the Texas parks representing the six flags that have flown over Texas, which in addition to the US flag, include the flags of Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas and the Confederacy. As of now only the traditional US flag will be put on display in the parks, bringing an end to the very reason why Six Flags parks were called 'Six Flags' in the first place.
2017 - The Joker - (5/22/17) Six Flags over Texas invited Screamscape out to take one of the first preview rides on The Joker coaster a few days ago. While I'm a bit too far away from Texas to do this myself, I did volunteer my brother Shane who isn't quite the thrill seeker that I am to take the new Joker for "a spin" and see what he thought. The resulting video footage is priceless, as the new coaster clearly surprised them in many ways from being such an unconventional experience while still being very enjoyable. Watch and enjoy below.
Update - The other night a car with eight riders on The Joker running during a special Senior high school night event at the park stopped at the top of the ride due to the sudden arrival of a bad storm with high winds, and rescue crews had to come in and evacuate the riders safely back to the ground. The process took about three hours to complete after the rescue crews arrived at about 12:30am, so they were up there for a good period of time over-night and in the rain which is unfortunate.
Currently Joker remains closed while inspectors go over it all again one more time before they reopen it.
(3/21/17) A few more pictures from Over Texas Thrills this week show off the latest progress on The Joker, meanwhile the park has posted a video of The Joker making it's first test run which you can watch just below.
(3/16/17) A quick construction update from Over Texas Thrills on The Joker reports seeing water dummies on site and they expect loaded testing of the ride to begin in the near future.
(3/6/17) A video update from Six Flags over Texas was posted this week by SFOT Source showing off the work on the new Joker coaster, retracking on Judge Roy Scream and other projects ongoing in the park.
(2/28/17) Several new pictures of The Joker from Six Flags over Texas, shot during a backstage tour, have been posted to OverTexasThrills this week. Check it out.
(2/16/17) A new construction update showing off The Joker at Six Flags over Texas has been posted to OverTexasThrills this week.
(1/31/17) Some great new pictures of The Joker at Six Flags over Texas have been posted to OverTexasThrills this week. It is also worth pointing out that all of the track for The Joker, except for one piece, were installed when the pictures were taken, which likely means that it is 100% complete by now.
(1/18/17) A quick construction update for The Joker at Six Flags over Texas has been posted to the Coaster Nation Facebook page. Looking like they've got about half of the new coaster up currently.
(12/22/16) SFOTSource takes a look at the construction progress on The Joker coaster going up at Six Flags over Texas this month. Check it out.
(12/1/16) CoasterChitChat has posted a new construction update for The Joker at Six Flags over Texas this week. They also suspect that the park is planning an additional attraction for 2017 that will go on the site of the mini-mall that is now being demolished.
What could it be? If I had to guess... I'd say a Sling Shot or some other kind of high profile upcharge ride could be planned for that space. If memory serves, I know the park has a Skycoaster, but I don't think they have a sling shot. (If I'm wrong, please tell me)
(11/28/16) JohnnyUpsidedown has posted a quick look at the pieces for The Joker coaster now on site at Six Flags over Texas. Follow the link to check it out.
(11/2/16) A quick construction update from Six Flags over Texas showing off many pieces of track for The Joker that have arrived on site has been posted to CoasterChitChat this week.
(9/1/16) It's official, as rumored The Joker (an S&S FreeFly 4D0) coaster is coming to Six Flags over Texas. Check out the video below.
(9/1/16) I’m told that Six Flags will be installing three Joker clones (S&S Freefly 4D coasters) in the chain this season, with the new coasters going to Six Flags Great America, Six Flags New England and Six Flags over Texas.