Six Flags Over Texas
May 29, 2016
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Day six of our Texas trip found us at the seventh and final
park of our journey.
A quick side note before we get into the park. This is the
Tagged Item Return. One might ask what is a tagged item?
Just remember for a second that we are in Texas. A tagged item
is something like a knife or a firearm that one might not want to
leave in a car but you can't bring into the park. At Six Flags
Over Texas the park take these items and locks them up for you and
you can pick them up here once your day at the park is over.
This is great customer service and I love the fact that they need to
offer this service.
Our final stop on the trip found us in Arlington where it all began
for Six Flags. We were at the one and only Six Flags Over
With the massive success of Disneyland suddenly other people wanted
to make a go at building their own theme parks across the nation.
Some failed like Freedomland U.S.A. in the Bronx or Pacific Ocean
Park in LA while Six Flags Over Texas succeeded in creating the mold
for which countless regional theme parks were created from.
Opening in August of 1961 Six Flags Over Texas is now in its 55th
year of thrilling guests and Bond and I were ready to go and have a
great final day of our journey.
I wonder if they got Tidy Bowl to sponsor this fountain?
With it being the traditional Memorial Day weekend kick off to
summer we figured the crowds wouldn't be in our favor so we had a
few coasters to get to as soon as the park opened before the queues
filled up. Our first stop was to tackle the New Texas Giant.