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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Houston Thrills » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:57 pm

texcoaster wrote:Technically, "go soaring" could refer to a wing coaster, a flyer, or even a 4th dimension.

...but it's probably a StarFlyer. Yawn.

Maybe it'll suck people out of the Giant queue.

OK, so now I'm most geeked up over what SFFT will announce.


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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:42 am

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Six Flags Over Texas introduces the tallest SkyScreamer in the world!


In 2013, prepare to soar to new heights on the all-new Texas SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Texas.

Towering an astounding 400-feet above the ground, the Texas SkyScreamer will be the tallest swing ride in the world that only looks sweet and innocent. Once you are strapped into the open-air seat of this extreme swing ride, prepare for takeoff. The Texas SkyScreamer will start to slowly swing you around and around as it takes you all the way up to the very top of the tower where you’ll spin around and around just below a gigantic Texas Lone Star. Before you know it you’ll be going faster and faster, soaring in a 124-foot-wide circle with the wind blowing in your face at 35 mile per hour and your feet dangling in sheer terror 400-feet above Six Flags Over Texas.

Word of advice: Don’t look down. It will make you weak in the knees when you realize those aren’t ants wandering about on the ground below. If you’re brave enough to open your eyes, by day you’ll have a breathtaking aerial view of the park down below and an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding areas. By night it will be a totally different experience when the Texas SkyScreamer lights up the night with its lighted arms whirling high above the park, not to mention the absolutely amazing nighttime views of downtown Dallas, downtown Fort Worth, and of course Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Rangers Ballpark here in Arlington, TX.

“We take great pride in offering the best, the biggest, and the most innovative attractions for our guests,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor park president. “This ride experience will be unlike any other tower swing ride ever built. If you want to Go Big, then ride the Texas SkyScreamer next spring.”

The Texas SkyScreamer is set to debut in summer 2013.

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Brave the all-new Black Hole of Doom 4-D

Prepare to brave the Black Hole ofDoom 4-D at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

As part of its 30th Anniversary celebration, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is transforming the Black Hole, one of the park’s most popular water attractions, in to a whole new level of pure adrenaline rush. The all-new Black Hole of Doom 4-D will feature state-of-the-art technology filled with special effects, including holographic projections and spine-chilling sounds, that play on your senses as you plunge down the twists and turns of the 500-foot long dark, enclosed slides for a brand new adventure like you’ve never experienced before.

“The Black Hole has been a long time favorite at Hurricane Harbor and no doubt the new enhancements will maintain the status for many years to come,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor park president. “Black Hole of Doom 4-D will be a great addition to the the already diverse ride line up at the water park.”

The Black Hole of Doom 4-D is set to debut summer 2013.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:10 am

I look forward to getting Chris Fourmont on a 400' Star Flyer! There will be SOOOOO much weeping!!!!

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby chadster » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:32 am

Better than Boomerang.

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Mrlittle » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:01 am

I'm not going to lie, 400 feet in the air on a swing is going to be cool.
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:29 am

So, you will still get to see a huge tower off in the distance when the park comes into view on the interstate, it's just going to be a WHOLE lot taller!
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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby brock_boehm » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:48 am

This looks awesome. In all seriousness, that would be pretty freaky - being 400 feet off the ground hanging by chains; that sounds horrible. LOL

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:50 am

Yeah I'd have to think twice about this one... :wtf:

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby KickTheSky » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:59 am

As was discussed with Lex Luthor, isn't there some point of diminishing returns with height? Is the only real reason to go 400' is to have the record? Will the ride experience be a whole lot different than a 320' model?

I guess they didn't really need to tear out the boomerang, then, right? I mean I guess they did because St. Louis needs it, but Over Texas didn't need the space right now....

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Re: Six Flags Over Texas (SFOT) Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:03 am

Looks cool but I can't help but wonder if this was supposed to be SFNEs.
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