To this day, the 205-acre theme park depicts Texas under the flags of France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Old South, Spain, and the United States--six flags, hence the name. Each area has food and entertainment in keeping with its theme.
Thrill rides, especially roller coasters, are the park's specialty and include Titan, Superman: Tower of Power, Batman the Ride, and the highly regarded wooden/steel hybrid coaster, Texas Giant.
For the undersized and over-energized, Six Flags Over Texas' expanded, family-friendly Looney Tunes USA offers a number of smaller rides and attractions, as well as the chance to interact with favorite Looney Tunes characters live and in person ("in person," of course, being a relative term).
As with all Six Flags parks, Six Flags Over Texas offers Fright Fest. The annual Halloween celebration includes haunted mazes, special shows, and other features to mark the holiday. It also offers Holiday in the Park, a Christmas event.
Phone and Location:
Park Information: (817) 640-8900
Guest Relations: (817) 640-8900, x3139
Between Dallas and Ft. Worth
Admission and Area Hotel Info:
Reduced price for children (under 48"). 2 and under are free. Discounted tickets are often available online. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks.
For an additional fee, the park offers the Flash Pass go-to-the-front-of-the-lines program. VIP tours available for an extra fee (which is quite high).
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Located approx. 20 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Highway 360 (Angus Wynn Jr. Freeway).
From West (or East) Texas: Travel east (or west) on I-20 toward Dallas-Fort Worth until reaching the exit for DFW Airport (State Highway 360 North). Then travel north on 360 for approx. 6 miles to the I-30 (Six Flags) exit on the right. Follow signs to the park.
From Houston: Travel north on I-45 until I-20. Continue on I-20 as described above.
From Austin: Travel north on I-35 until it splits in Hillsboro, then take I-35 North until I-20. Continue on I-20 as described above.
- With over 100 different rides, attractions, and shows--including the 255-foot tall, 85 mph hypercoaster Titan and the harrowing 325-foot plunge of Superman: Tower of Power--the original Six Flags park and the nation's first real regional theme park is still one of the best.
- Less adventurous fare includes the SpongeBob SquarePants "4-D" motion simulator, multiple water and river rafting rides, and the Six Flags Railroad.
- Of course, like the rest of its brethren, Six Flags Over Texas offers an ever-changing array of exciting live entertainment in the form of musical performances, parades, and even a circus.
Other Six Flags Info:
New at the Park:
New for 2014
Kids Area Expansion and New Water Slide
There will be new rides for the little ones in the expanded area, and the water park will get a new water slide.
New for 2013
A 400-foot(!) spinning swing ride. Acrophobics need not ride.
New for 2011
The Texas Giant
For the park's 50th anniversary, the famed wooden coaster will get a major overhaul when its aging wooden tracks will be replaced with prefabricated steel tracks. The "new" Texas Giant, which will be a hybrid wood/steel coaster, should be quite smooth.
Halloween and Christmas Holidays Events:
Official Web Site: