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Judge Roy Scream reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Judge Roy Scream, a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)

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Posted: March 27, 2008

A wooden coaster that covers nearly eight acres, and hits a top speed of 50 mph. It's a classic out and back coaster next to a lake. This was SFOT's first wooden coaster named after the legendary Judge Roy Bean "The Law West of the Pecos".

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19 votes, so far

I wish I could rate this higher. It's probably time to retire the Judge. Great childhood memories and lots of nostalgia, but IMHO it just can't compete with the more modern coasters. There is really no thrill to this one anymore. I'd like to see SFOT use the area for something new. That said, I will be sad to see it go. :( - Carl Griffith

Fun out and back woodie. It is a long walk to get to the ride which appears completly unattached from the rest of the park. Good airtime, little bumpy. But that is what should be expected on a ride like this one. I enjoyed that it was over by the lake. Solid out and back in my opinion. (8/10) - Lexi R

My fave woodie! I LUV LUV This ride. When we went to the park, a t-storm came up & I thought we'd not get to ride it since I missed out on it the first time I went but I did get to ride & it was actually close to closing time & we got to ride as many times as we wanted. I got up to 5 but then had to move on to something else. This coaster is really smooth for a woodie. I prefer the back on this one as the front didn't seem as smooth but it's another one of those medium woodies that pack a good ride but not too rough or too 'thrilling' for the weaker stomachs. Good family ride. - Adrienne McDonald

A signature of the park, the coaster is very prominent outside of the entrance, overlooking the lagoon. Six Flags does need to spruce it up a bit since it is one of the first things you see when you get there. The ride itself is OK. I sat near the front and didn't think it was as rough as many people say. - Carl Stovall

This "classic" wooden coaster is old, short, and painful. And despite it being a classic, the Judge still requires some upkeep from time to time. Come on, Six Flags, give this coaster a paint job and some retracking love before it paralyzes someone! - James Rao

Pain! Need some maintenance. Other than the nostalgia value this coaster offer no thrills. Could use some of the love applied to Texas Giant. - Rocklin Terrell

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