Description

Roller Coasters that operate, or have operated, at Six Flags Over Texas.

Mini-Mine Train

Year installed
1969
Last Season Operated
Operating

    The Mini-Mine Train was built in 1969, making it tied with the Tower for the 9th oldest operating ride in the park.  (Both have been out of operation for a season for remodeling.)

Big Bend

Year installed
1971
Last Season Operated
1978

1971 - 1978

      In 1971, Six Flags introduced the Big Bend Roller Coaster. The name “Big Bend” was a clever play on words, since it refers both to the many “bends” felt by the riders on the curving, “bending”, track, as well as Texas’ rugged Big Bend National park, with its diverse rivers, mountains and deserts.

Shockwave

Year installed
1978

       The Shockwave features an initial 116 foot lift, followed by a 36 degree drop into the two seventy foot loops. The one minute, fifty-eight second ride travels through 3,500 feet of track. The trains travel at up to 60 mph, with banks up to sixty degrees while the riders pull up to 5.9 g’s.

Judge Roy Scream

Year installed
1980
Last Season Operated
Operating

       For Six Flags twentieth season a traditional wooden roller coaster, the Judge Roy Scream “Awe West of the Pecos”, was installed next to entry Lake on property south of Good Times Square. This property had previously been totally outside of the park proper.

Flashback Roller Coaster

Year installed
1989
Last Season Operated
2012

Flashback

      The Flashback is a boom-a-rang style rollercoaster built by the Vekoma Ride Company of the Netherlands. The boomerang is a standard Vekoma style roller coaster, which are quite popular in amusement parks across the country due to their large number of elements squeezed into a small footprint ride.

Texas Giant

Year installed
1990

Texas Giant Roller Coaster

      On opening day, March 17, 1990, Six Flags opened the Texas Giant Rollercoaster, at the time, the world's tallest wooden roller coaster. The Giant, Six Flags second wooden roller coaster, is located on 2.9 acres of the park in the Texas section, across the railroad tracks from the Texas Railroad station.

Mr. Freeze the Ride

Year installed
1998
Last Season Operated
Operating

Mr. Freeze Roller Coaster 

      The Mr. Freeze Roller Coaster was built in 1997, but did not open until 1998, bringing the Roller Coaster count to eight. Named for the Mr. Freeze villain from the Batman universe, the queue house was built to resemble a decaying factory, with a huge ice cream man head for the entrance.