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Six Flags Over Texas

Arlington, Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is a major Texas theme park located in Arlington between Dallas and Fort Worth. Situated on 212 acres, the park is divided into ten themed sections – Star Mall, Mexico and Spain, Texas, Tower Section, Old South and France, USA, Goodtimes Square, Boomtown, Gotham City, and Bugs Bunny Boomtown.

When the park opened on August 5, 1961, it was the nation's first regional theme park, drawing its attendance from within a 300-mile radius. In the late 1950s Angus G. Wynne, Jr., a Texas oil man, had a dream of a new type of family entertainment. He envisioned theme parks that would be in large in scope – even bigger than Disneyland – but closer to where people lived, making them more affordable and easier to visit. He also wanted his parks to emphasize thrilling rides.

When Six Flags Over Texas opened there were six themed areas in the park. Each area was themed after one of six countries whose flag had flown over Texas. Those countries who've governed Texas are Spain, Mexico, France, Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America.

Today the park offers guest more than 50 thrilling rides, shows, and attractions, including 13 roller coasters and 3 water rides. The iconic 300-foot tall Oil Derrick created the park's skyline in 1969 and is now joined by modern thrill rides like the 255-foot tall Titan hypercoaster, the 325-foot tall Superman Tower of Power, and the record-breaking 400-foot tall Texas SkyScreamer swing ride.

Nearby, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Texas, is a separate admission 47-acre waterpark with more than two dozen water rides and attractions.

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Park Information

Park type: Theme Park
Opening year: 1961
Park size: 212 acres
Attractions: 45
Roller Coasters: 13
See: Six Flags Over Texas Roller Coasters

Hotels & Lodging

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Operating Season

March to December

Park Location

2201 Road to Six Flags St E
Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: (817) 640-8900

www.sixflags.com/overtexas

Map & Directions

Six Flags Over Texas Location Map & Directions

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