On June 4, I visited Six Flags Over Texas armed with my new camera and it was one of my best trips yet. Lines were minimal, It wasn't too hot (for Texas), and the Oil Derrick Observation Tower was open. I'm not going to go into great detail about the park here (as I'm sure many are already familiar with the OG Six Flags) However, there is one bit of rather distressing news for long time Six Flags Over Texas visitors. <b>They changed the Pink Things!!!</b>
The Good: Pink Things are now only $1. The Bad: They are no longer the conical treats, but rather cylindrical push pop style things in a cardboard tube. The Ugly: They are no longer cherry, but cotton candy flavored. I was honestly too disgusted to even take a picture of the new "treat".
Apparently, Six Flags switched vendors from Blue Bell (who make good frozen treats) to Nestle (who make cotton candy flavored goo).
This didn't ruin an otherwise great visit, but I still often wonder about the people that make such decisions at Six Flags.
Anyhow, on to the pictures:
Here we are.
at Six Flags over Texas.
What to ride first, decisions, decisions. Seriously, Runaway Mine train is fun.
Where are we again? Oh yeah, France.
Look, I can see the Eiffel Tower from France.
Did you know Ms. Pacman was French?
A Cannon shot with a Nikon. (Photography humor).
The Runaway Mountain sign was misting. It was a better ride today than I could remember, and it was a walk on.
I see you there peeking over the trees, calling to me. I'll get to you later.
Sadly flume one was closed. The signs looked good though. I think they repainted since last year.
The best part about New Texas Giant is when the trees eat you.
Last edited by Miracleman on Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:18 am.
Manic Monte wrote:Great Pictures! Thanks! I really love that park.
Did I miss Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast?
No, I haven't got to Gotham City yet, but it's coming. Reverse Blast is really fun. You wouldn't think that launching backwards would make that big a difference, but it does, and it's awesome. The tower shots of Freeze were mostly blocked by Superman, though.
This is a really nice trip report. I usually don't see this much detail going into the overall park and I like how you covered the older, less popular rides that usually people don't even mention on their SFOT trip reports.
1: Lightning Run, 2: El Toro, 3: Maverick, 4: Xcelerator, 5: Voyage, 6: TTD, 7: Gold Striker, 8: El Loco (Vegas), 9: Millennium Force, 10: Kingda Ka Coaster Credits: 110 (89 steel, 21 wood); Last Coaster Credit: Raptor (CP) [8/22/14]; Last Park Credit: Waldameer [8/21/14] What a season pass??
UberBeavis wrote:Very nice trip report and photos. I went there last year for Texas Giant Bash, and loved it. I'm taking my wife there in August; she's had to put up with me blabbing about the place for the past year.
It was one of the best trips I've had there. It's my favorite current SF park (as well as my current home park), and has a good ride mix. Very clean. The game barkers get annoying, but that's SF for you.
XYZ wrote:This is a really nice trip report. I usually don't see this much detail going into the overall park and I like how you covered the older, less popular rides that usually people don't even mention on their SFOT trip reports.
Thanks. I've been to the park multiple times, and I can't tell you how excited I was when the Oil Derrick Tower was open. It allowed me to get some great shots. It's closed more often than it's open because of high winds.
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