Arlington, TX, USA (October 11, 2012) — The Texas Chute Out at Six Flags Over Texas was imploded yesterday to make room for the new Texas SkyScreamer, opening in 2013. The 225 foot tall Intamin parachute drop had been in operation since 1976.
VIDEO: Six Flags Over Texas Implodes Classic Texas Chute Out Parachute Drop Attraction
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.