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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:13 am
by jray21
That really is incredibly high! I'll definitely be nervous, but can't wait to see the views!

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:36 pm
by SFOverTexasFan
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The queue house is coming along! See more pics here www.facebook.com/sfotfans

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:26 pm
by Sportsdude360
I was at the park today. One of the workers told me that the president of Six Flags along with park president Steve Martindale had both been on the Skyscreamer today. I asked if they liked it, he replied "well, they weren't crying when they got off". I'm guessing they liked it. I took these photos of some of the workers test riding Skyscreamer.

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:01 pm
by SFOverTexasFan
Awesome pics man! Can't wait to ride it tomorrow!

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:52 pm
by ArizonaGuy
I would have thought the entrance sign would have been the same as the previous signs drawn up. I guess not.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:47 pm
by chadster
TPR was at Six Flags over Texas today for Texas Sky Screamer Media Day! I'll have complete coverage coming up later, but for now I'll leave you with this photo. Holy crap it was fun!

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:00 pm
by peytonsgirl83
I now question my sanity for wanting to ride this thing. That is way high! :omg:

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:39 pm
by triggernel
Looks like Cedar Fair is winning the Ride Sign Battle this year. This one is very plain, and not a in a striking, majestic way...

The ride itself looks badass though!

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:02 pm
by TXThrillster
I was driving home from work and saw a hint of a light show on the TX Skyscreamer. The chairs were flashing was all for now. Cool though. On the way to work traffic almost made me late for looking at the ride in action this morning ... looked VERY fun but scary! Just like everyone else, that is truly one ride that makes me nervous. Being swung around THAT HIGH on chains? :wtf:

Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:34 pm
by chadster
Howdy partners! TPR was at Texas Sky Screamer media day today, and all I can say is....WOW, what a ride.

Built by Funtime, this 400 foot monster will spin you at 35mph on one of 4 ride programs that were designed to meet capacity needs based on attendance. We had the opportunity to try all 4 and by far the 'YoYo' program(takes you up and down multiple times) was our favorite. The 'Observation' mode takes you up to the top, holds, and slows down for a chance to take in the sights of Jerry World, the Texas Rangers Stadium, Downtown Fort Worth, and Downtown Dallas before winding back up to 35mph(what a rush that is!) and bringing you safely back to earth. As for the other two programs, well, you'll have to find out for yourself what they are ;)

While TSS doesn't have an LED light package up the tower it does have LED lights on the bottom of the chairs and LED's on the sign. If you have not been to the park at night, it really is a pretty sight. By not having the lights on the tower you will have the feeling of flying with the stars while giving you a great view of the park and the city.

Texas Sky Screamer offers a single rider line, which most of you qualify for, that will help keep the ride full and the line moving.

Park President Steve Martindale told me they didn't just want another swing ride, they've been done before. They wanted the biggest, baddest swing ride possible, and that's just what they got.


Special thanks to Steve, Sharon, Olivia, the TSS ride crew, and everyone at SFOT that helped put this event together. We had a fun time(pun intended) on Texas Sky Screamer!

So get your big boy pants on and get out here and ride!


Watch me crap my pants on my first ever ride on Texas Sky Screamer! Be sure to SHARE this video!