old Six FLags over Texas rides

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bradhig
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old Six FLags over Texas rides

Post by bradhig » Wed May 20, 2009 7:28 pm

Anyone remember these.

The cave a dark water ride , SFOG's version was Tales Of The Okefenokee and SFOMA aka SFSTL version was Injuin Joe's cave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wTNIS4qkPg

Big Bend a coaster similar to Whizzar which get relocated to SFSTL but never ran there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg3lm-q- ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl4NUEYU ... re=related

Astrolift skyride removed after Texas State Fair Accident. Music is pretty moving.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl1X43nZ ... re=related

Kroft Puppet Theater Used for Lidsville opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZaNumae ... re=related

El Aserradero first log flume
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHIvxh4a ... annel_page

Ferrocarril Fiesta Train train ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIn0ksZg ... re=channel

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Re: old Six FLags over Texas rides

Post by ohdaddeee » Thu May 21, 2009 10:20 am

I definitely remember the Cave, it had little troll-like figures in it we called Spelunkers. The mechanics of the ride are the same, but now it's called "Yosemite Sam's Goldmine Adventure", complete with Bugs Bunny et al.

I remember Big Bend but never did ride it. I vaguely remember the astrolift skyrides, but maybe from another park, like Astroworld. I thought Six Flags removed them from all of their parks after a death at SFOG. I'll have to look that up.

I remember the second log flume - the splash down hill was through a tunnel, and a big sawmill blade was at the top of the hill - going up you might think it was gonna cut you. well maybe you think that if you're only 5 years old, but it's funner to remember it that way.

I also remember these:

Spinnaker - just like the Highland Fling at SFSTL. I always loved this ride. Especially the postcards of the pictures taken of it at night. The lights would blur into a circle. Hard to explain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd1Lh8SMUqM

Great Six Flags Air Racer - tall flying plane ride, was located where Superman Tower of Power now stands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxxNlgVn8hE

Rotodisco? - carnival type ride that moved in a circle, indoors with flashing lights and loud rock music. When the fair came to town, they had a similar ride called "Music Fest". Located close to the Texas Chute Out. I think it was removed to make room for the roller coaster "Flashback"

Cliffhanger - freefall ride that opened in the early 80's. It was demolished in 2007 and replaced with Tony Hawk's big spin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXPu8XlOEmI

Octopus - can't remember what it was called, but it's your basic carnival Octopus ride. Was located next to the Texas Chute out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_bJHlOu6jo

LaSalle's Riverboat Adventure - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EmbCi-irJY

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