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Tony Hawk's Big Spin

Six Flags Theme Parks

Riders Take a Spin on Six Flags New Attractions That Offer an "Extreme Sports Experience"

Six Flags Tony Hawk's Big Spin LogoTake a ride on one of Six Flags newest roller coasters and you just might walk away a bit dizzy. This season, both Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Fiesta Texas are sending guests for spin on a totally new unique family coaster they've named Tony Hawk's Big Spin.

Tony Hawk's Big Spin Roller Coaster, Six Flags St. Louis

Named after and inspired by skateboard legend Tony Hawk, this thrilling new attraction is said to mimic the sensation of freestyle skateboarding.

Last year, Tony Hawk visited several Six Flags parks as part of his "Boom Boom Hack Jam Tour".

"After receiving such a great response to our Boom Boom HuckJam Tour at several Six Flags parks last year, I'm honored and excited to be part of this opportunity," said skateboard legend Tony Hawk.

Tony Hawk Big Spin Artwork
Digital rendering showing the new Tony Hawk's Big Spin roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis. Enlarge

Individual four-passenger cars decked out in a skating motif, seat two abreast per row, in two rows that face each. Yes, you'll be able to see the reaction of your family and friends as they catch air and make 360-degree rotations through a series of helices, fast turns and airtime producing camelbacks.

What makes Tony Hawk's Big Spin different is the uncontrolled spinning motion. After the cars climb up the five-story lift hill they're released to spin freely for the duration of the 1,351-foot long ride. The result should be a totally unique ride experience every time you ride. The spinning cars certainly add a unique twist to a traditional roller coaster ride.

Tony Hawk Big Spin Artwork
These new roller coasters sport a red and black skate park theme and are topped with a Tony Hawk figure pulling a skating maneuver. Enlarge

"On the Big Spin, riders will be able to experience their own spinning aerial moves whenever they choose," added Hawk.

Six Flags wanted to recreate an extreme sports experience with their newest attractions. To accomplish this Tony Hawk's Big Spin is designed to have the look and feel of giant red-and-black skate park. While you're waiting your turn, you'll learn the history of skateboarding and watch highlights of action sports on monitors throughout the queue. The coaster is even topped with a figure of Tony Hawk pulling a radical skateboarding maneuver.

Riders on Six Flags' Tony Hawk's Big Spin Roller Coaster

Guests will even be able to take home the fun of Tony Hawk's Big Spin on DVD. Both the roller coasters at Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Fiesta Texas have been equipped with the new CD Ride technology that captures your on-ride experience and then burns it onto a DVD for a take home souvenir.

Tony Hawk's Big Spin is suitable for adults and children with a height requirement of only 42 inches to ride with an adult or 47 inches to ride alone.

You can experience Tony Hawk's Big Spin for yourself this summer at the Six Flags theme parks in St. Louis and San Antonio.

Before you go, be sure to purchase your Six Flags Tickets and Season Passes online and save.

Attraction Facts
Tony Hawk's Big Spin

Type of Ride:
Spinning Twister

Height:
53-feet

Top Speed:
31 mph

Length:
1,351 feet

Ride Vehicles:
Individual 4-Passenger Cars

Height Requirement:
42 inches to ride with an adult, 47 inches to ride alone

Investment:
$17.5 million

Ride Manufacturer:
Gerstlauer

Location:
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, Texas

Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, Missouri

Additional Information

Tony Hawk's Big Spin Artwork and Photos