Six Flags Over Texas or Worlds of Fun

Six Flags Over Texas: Which should I pick?

From Noah Meeteer
Posted August 12, 2009 at 7:58 PM
I have to decide to either go to Six Flags Over Texas or Worlds of Fun. Which one in better? What are the best rides in those two parks?

From James Rao
Posted August 13, 2009 at 3:18 AM
Not to slight Worlds of Fun (my hometown park), but Six Flags Over Texas is definitely the way to go. Twice as many rides, twice as many coasters, more shows, more (lousy) food options, and more things to do outside of the park (Arlington/Dallas VS Kansas City).

If I had to choose one over the other, I would take the original Six Flags park over WOF any day of the week.

From Noah Meeteer
Posted August 13, 2009 at 11:12 AM
What rides are the best at Six Flags?

From James Rao
Posted August 13, 2009 at 1:36 PM
It is Six Flags, so you are there mainly for coasters. To that end, I spoke with a friend of mine who has been to SFOT recently and he ranked the non-kiddie coasters as follows (from best to worst):

1. Titan - great ride (same as Goliath at Magic Mountain)
2. Runaway Mountain - dark ride/coaster, not extreme thrills, just extreme fun
3. Texas Giant - painful, old woodie (may be closed for a refurb right now)
4. Batman - standard B&M inverted coaster, but still a winner
5. Shockwave - Schwarzkopf double looper, old but fun
6. Mr. Freeze - short but fun
7. Judge Roy Scream - long walk to the ride, but a fun, old wooden classic
8. Mine Train - fun family coaster
9. La Vibora - rare bobsled coaster
10. Tony Hawk - Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster
11. Flashback - Vekoma Boomerang (ugh!)

Everything else is pretty standard midway fare, decent but not unique. There are some okay decorative aspects, but no real theming (story + decoration). Food is standard to sub-standard as well, so it may be best to leave the park and grab a good lunch elsewhere. My pal recommends Pappadeaux if you like really, really good Cajun seafood. It is less than a mile from the park.

Enjoy... and don't forget to post a trip report.

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