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Six Flags Over Texas

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This is another masterpiece from coaster designer Anton Schwarzkopf and notable since Six Flags Over Texas claims that this is the first roller coaster to feature two consecutive vertical loops. Shockwave begins with a 40-foot drop into two consecutive vertical loops, followed by a double out and back layout with repetitive drops and hills each offering plenty of airtime. Thus, it's no surprise, that this is a popular ride for roller coaster enthusiasts.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1978 Steel Looping Anton Schwarzkopf

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 40 feet
  • G-force: 5.9 G's
  • Height: 116 feet
  • Inversions: 2
  • Length: 3,500 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 28 passengers
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes
  • Top Speed: 60 mph

Shockwave Facts & History

Inversions: Two Vertical Loops

Opening date: April 22, 1978

Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Six Flags Over Texas to ride this roller coaster.

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