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Six Flags Over Texas

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Location: Six Flags Over Texas is located in Arlington, between Dallas and Fort Worth at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Highway 360 (Angus Wynne Jr. Freeway).

Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76011

History: Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1961 and is the oldest park in the Six Flags chain.

The park is not owned by the Six Flags Theme Parks Corporation. In an arrangement similar to that for Six Flags Over Georgia, it is owned by a group of approximately 120 limited partners and managed by Six Flags.

The park's name refers to the flags of the six different nations that have governed Texas: the Confederate States of America, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Spain, and the United States of America.

Hours: Six Flags Over Texas is open from March through New Years. However, it is closed many weekdays during the school year. Check the park's website for specific operating hours.

Tickets: Buy and print online. Always try to buy your tickets in advance, to save time when you get to the park.

Reservations: Six Flags Over Texas sells Flash Passes, which offer priority boarding opportunities. For much more, you can buy a VIP tour, which allows you and your group to skip all the lines.

Strategy: As with any amusement park, arrive early (at least :30 minutes before opening) and hit the headliner attractions first (coasters). As part of the coaster tour make sure to hit Runaway Mountain as it is a lightly themed darkride with a fairly unique track layout.

New For 2011: Texas Giant, a classic (and, as usual, very rough) Dinn Corporation wooden coaster, returned from its year-long enhancement transformed into a steel coaster with a wooden support structure. This new hybrid coaster has the steepest drop (79 degrees) and steepest bank (95 degrees) of any wooden coaster in the world. Additionally, the lift hill is 10 feet taller than the original Texas Giant. -- Last edited by James Rao on April 24, 2011

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