Arlington, TX, USA (Aug. 30, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Over Texas, “The Thrill Capital of Texas,” today unveiled plans that will solidify its reputation as the state’s premier location for record-breaking attractions. The Texas SkyScreamer will make its debut in 2013 and make history as the world’s tallest swing ride.
The Texas SkyScreamer will tower 400 feet above the ground and take its place as the park’s newest icon. Twenty-four guests will board the ride and sit two across in open-air swings as they climb to the top of the tower while spinning round and round. At full swing, guests will soar in a 124-foot circle at speeds of 35 mph with the rest of earth below. By day, riders will enjoy a breathtaking bird’s eye view that will span across North Texas. By night, the Texas SkyScreamer’s bright lights will beckon guests from near and far.
“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.”
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2013 season by unveiling technology that will create an entirely new experience for one of the park’s most popular rides. The Black Hole water slide will be transformed into a 4-D full sensory thrill ride featuring holographic projections and sound effects. The Black Hole of Doom 4-D will delight guests with virtual imagery as they twist and turn through one of two 500-foot tentacle tubes.
“The Black Hole has been a long time favorite at Hurricane Harbor and no doubt the new enhancements will maintain that status for many years to come,” said Martindale. “Black Hole of Doom 4-D will be a great addition to the already diverse and exciting ride line up at the water park.”
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with over $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information visit www.sixflags.com .