1950s

1959

Angus G. Wynne discussing construction plans for La Salle's River Boat Adventure.

  • Angus G. Wynne Jr. has the desire of building Six Flags Over Texas after being inspired by the opening of Disneyland 4 years earlier.

  • The Great Southwest Corporation begins planning and designing for Six Flags Over Texas.

  • The name "Six Flags" is represented and thought up from the six different countries whose flag had flown over Texas.

1960s

1960

Randall Duell was responsible for much of the park's original design.

  • The construction of Six Flags Over Texas begins.


1961 - Opening Season

A look at the star mall area during the park's opening season.

  • August 1st-August 5th, "soft test opening" of Six Flags Over Texas takes place.

  • Six Flags Over Texas officially opens on August 5th, 1961.

  • Attendance for the first opening day is 8,374 people.

  • Admission Price is $2.75 for adults and $2.25 for children, parking is 50 cents, hamburgers are 35 cents, and soft drinks are 10 cents.

  • Minimum employee age is 21 years old.

  • The first six themes of the park are Spain, France, Mexico, Texas, Confederacy, and Modern.

  • Located at the front gate is the dancing waters, the star mall, and the Six Flags Over Texas marching band.

  • In the Modern section of the park, attractions include the Southwest Life Petting Zoo, Missile Chaser, Happy Motoring Freeway (One Track), Astro-Lift, and the Sidewinder, a wild mouse roller coaster

  • La Salle's River Boat Adventure attraction is located in the France section of the park.

  • The Amphitheater, the Butterfield Stage Coach, the Little Dixie Carousel, the Dixieland Band, and the Confederate recruiting station and re-enactment performers are located in the Confederacy section of the park.

  • Skull Island, "Skull Rock" skull slide, Raft Ride to Skull Island, and Tree Slide are located in the Skull Island/Confederate area of the park.

  • The Six Flags Railroad, Astro-lift Terminal, and Gunfighter Performances are located in the Texas section of the park.

  • The Los Conquistadors Coronado Burro Ride is located in the Spain section of the park.

  • The Las Cocheses Cabras Goat Cart Ride, the Indian Village, the Indian Dancers, the original Ferrocarril Fiesta Train, the Mexican Band, and Banderas de Colores (Covered walkway) are located in the Mexico section of the park.

  • Helicopter Rides are located outside the park.

  • The first season was a total of 45 days in operation, 550,000 total attendance throughout the first year, and the last operating day was November 25th.


1962

Though not in operation, Casa Magnetica still exists inside the park. Credit: Park Times

  • Adult tickets are $2.75, tickets for children under 12 are $2.25, the operating season begins on April 20th, 1962, minimum employee age is 18, and Six Flags Over Texas sports 1,000 employees.

  • The Wild Mouse roller coaster, Sidewinder, is moved to Mexico and renamed La Cucaracha.

  • The Red Train finishes and opens July 5th, 1962.

  • Chaparral Antique Cars are added in the Texas area of the park.

  • The Caddo War Canoes attraction is added to the Confederacy section of the park.

  • Skull Island is expanded and new attractions that are added include a Tree House Slide, Barrel Slide, and Pirate Ship.

  • A second track is added to the Happy Motoring Freeway, taking the old spot where Sidewinder once sat.

  • The Casa Magnetica, which is a "crooked house" attraction, is added to the Spain section of the park.

  • The Los Conquistadors Coronado Burro Ride is removed from the park at the end of the operating season.

  • End-of-year attendance is at 1.2 million people.


1963

The El Aserradero attraction is the world's first-ever log flume ride.

  • Adult tickets are $3.50, tickets for children under 12 are $2.50.

  • Boomtown is added to Six Flags Over Texas as the 7th themed area.

  • Boomtown attractions include the Antique Carousel, The Sky Hook ride, and the Boomtown train station.

  • The El Aserradero Log Flume is added in the Spain section where the Lost Conquistadors Coronado Burro Ride once existed. El Aserradero is the first log flume in the world.

  • Track number 1 on the Happy Motoring Freeway is shortened for the Boomtown section of the park.

  • The Goat Cart ride is removed from the park at the end of the operating season.


1964

The Spee-Lunker's Cave Ride operated within the park for almost 30 years.

  • The attraction Spee-Lunker's Cave Ride is added to the Confederacy section of the park.

  • A suspension bridge and 3 Swamp Slides are added to Skull Island.

  • The Caddo War Canoes attraction is moved to the Boomtown area of the park.

  • The park's first roller coaster, La Cucaracha, the Indian Village, and the Pirate Ship in Skull Island are removed from the park at the end of the season.


1965

El Sombrero is one of the park's longest-operating attractions.

  • A Chance Trabant attraction, El Sombrero, is added in the Spain area where the La Cucaracha roller coaster once existed.

  • An arena is constructed in the Texas area of the park. A Circus Show is hosted in the arena, but only for the 1965 season.

  • The "Star" is removed from the front gate and is replaced with 5 large circular planters.


1966

Runaway Mine Train is one of the world's first steel tubular roller coasters.

  • The Runaway Mine Train roller coaster is added to the Boomtown section of the park.

  • A Wild West Show is hosted in the arena located in the Texas section of the park.


1967

The Jet Set ride was Intamin's first actual theme park attraction project.

  • A Chance rotor ride, Spindletop, is added to the park.

  • Jet Set rides are added to the Modern area of the park.

  • The original Fiesta Train is removed from the park.

  • End-of-year attendance is reported at around 2 million people.


1968

An early look at the Puppet Theater, which is now known as Majestic Theatre.

  • Fiesta Train II is added in place of the original Fiesta Train the Spain section of the park.

  • Spindletop is moved between the Southern Palace and Skull Island.

  • The ampitheater is constructed into a 950 seat facility and renamed the Southern Palace.

  • El Aserradero Log Flume 2 is added to the Spain section of the park.

  • The Sid and Marty Krofft Puppet Theater is added just outside the Modern section of the park.

  • At the end of the season, the Sky-Hook attraction is removed along with the long suspension bridge and 3 Swamp Tree Slides from Skull Island.

  • Attendance declined for the first time in park history from 2 million to 1.7 million for end-of-year attendance.


1969

The Oil Derrick Tower Slides once came off the ride's first deck platform.

  • Six Flags is sold by Angus Wynne to Limited Partnership, which is headed by Jack Knox.

  • Oil Derrick, which is a 300-foot oil/observation tower, is added in the Tower area of the park where the Swamp Tree Slides and suspension bridge once existed.

  • The Tower Slide, which is a 12-lane fiberglass slide, is attached to the Oil Derrick at a height of 50 feet.

  • The Mini Mine Train is added to the Boomtown area of the park where the Sky-Hook attraction once existed.

  • The Dolphin Show is added to the Tower section of the park.

  • A Chevy show is added in the Confederacy area of the park where the Stagecoach attraction once existed.

  • At the end of the season, the Wild West Show ends at the park.

1970s

1970

A look at the park's Texas Arena venue during the 2016 operating season.

  • The Texas Arena is remodeled and Las Voladores Flying Indian Spectacular begins to show in the newly-remodeled Arena.

  • At the end of the 1970 season, the Jet Set ride attraction is removed from the park.


1971

Big Bend did not have an incredibly long life inside the park but was a guest favorite.

  • Penn Central Railroad begins management of Six Flags Over Texas.

  • Big Bend, a Schwarzkopf Spaceracer steel roller coaster, is added to the Modern section of the park.


1972

This old post card shows off the park's petting zoo area during the 1970s.

  • The Rugged Buggy attraction is added to the Petting Zoo in the Modern area of the park.

  • The Boomtown Railroad Station is demolished at the end of the operating season.


1973

The Goodtimes Square section of the park has been taken over by Gotham City.

  • The Goodtimes Square section is added to the park.

  • Goodtimes Square attractions include, Doc Snooker's Infernal Electric Bumping Machines (Bumper Cars), Crazy Legs (Octopus-Type Ride), a Miniature Circus Exhibit, and the Goodtimes Square Railroad Depot.

  • Attendance record of 40,742 people takes place on May 19th, 1973.


1974

The Music Mill Amphitheater typically hosts a number of special events each season.

  • The Music Mill is added to the park with 4,500 seats.

  • At the end of the season, the Arena in Texas is removed, the Flying Indian Spectacular is removed, and Flying Jenny from the Confederate section of the park is also removed.


1975

This park brochure shows off Cyrus Cosmo and many of his "inventions."

  • The season begins on March 15th, 1975 with adult tickets at $7, tickets for children under 12 are $6, and children under 3 are free.

  • A new mascot is introduced for Six Flags Over Texas. His name is Cyrus Cosmo, the inventor. His Incredible Electric Light Brigade Parade is featured.

  • Red Baron is added to the Confederacy area where Flying Jenny once existed.

  • The Small Theater show is changed from the Will Rogers to The Fun Guns of Dry Gulch.

  • The attraction Rotoriculus (Later To Be Named Roto Disco), which is a Cyrus Comos invention, is added to the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • At the end of the 1975 season, the Small Theater is removed along with Sid & Marty Krofft show.

  • The end of the season is November 30th, 1975 and 2.7 million people are shown to have visited the park all year. The average daily attendance is shown at 15,000 people.


1976

Texas Chute Out was a family drop ride that even featured stand-up baskets for a while.

  • The season starts on March 13th, 1976 with tickets at $7.50 and children under 3 free. Season passes are introduced at $25.00.

  • The Intamin Parachute Drop attraction, Texas Chute Out, is added to the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • At the end of the year, the Tower Slide, along with the Skull Island Rafts, are removed from the park.

  • The season ends on November 28th, 1976.


1977

Spinnaker once stood in the area now occupied by Runaway Mountain.

  • Spinnaker, a Schwarzkopf Enterprise attraction, is added to the to the Tower section of the park.

  • Stand up baskets are added to the Texas Chute Out.

  • The Pirate Puppet Show is added to Skull Island.

  • At the end of the season, Missile Chaser is removed from the park.

  • On July 3rd, 1977, a record breaking crowd is reported at 45,496 people. This is the same day K. C. and the Sunshine Band performs at the park.


1978

Much debate surrounds Shock Wave and its two consecutive loops.

  • Tickets are at $8.50 and children under 3 are free. 32 million guests are on record.

  • A Schwarzkopf multi-looping steel roller coaster attraction, Shock Wave, is added to the Tower section of the park. Shock Wave is the first running consecutive looping coaster.

  • At the end of the season, the skull is removed from Skull Island and Fiesta Train II is removed from the park.

  • A record attendance of 2.78 million people in one year is recorded. Average yearly attendance is at 2.5 million people.


1979

The Banderas de Colores walkway prior to being removed from the park.

  • The attraction Sensational Sense Machine is added to the Modern section of the park where Missile Chaser once existed.

  • The attraction People Mover Machine is added to the Mexico area of the park.

  • At the end of the season, the roller coaster Big Bend is removed from the park, sent to Six Flags St. Louis, and put up in storage until the late 80's. Big Bend is eventually sold for scrap. Banderas de Colores (Covered walkway) is removed from the park.

  • Angus Wynne, the creator of Six Flags Over Texas, passes away at the age of 65.

1980s

1980

Judge Roy Scream stands alone as the only fully-wooden coaster at the park.

  • Judge Roy Scream, a wooden out-and-back roller coaster designed by Bill Cobb, is added to the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • On August 5th, 1980, Six Flags Over Texas celebrates its 20th anniversary.

  • Track 1 of the Happy Motoring Freeway is removed.

  • Astro-Lift, Crazy Legs, and the Miniature Circus Exhibit is removed from the park at the end of the season.


1981

Conquistador in action during the 1980s.

  • Conquistador (Swinging Pirate Ship) is added to the Spain section of the park.

  • The Kiddie Ferris Wheel is added in the Tower section near Oil Derrick.


1982

Texas Cliffhanger, also known as Wildcatter, was the first ride of its kind.

  • Penn Central sells Six Flags Corporation. Bally Manufacturing Corporation then buys Six Flags Corporation.

  • Texas Cliffhanger, a First Generation Intamin Freefall (1st In World) is added to the Boomtown section of the park.

  • The attraction, La Salle's River Adventure, closes on August 15th, 1982 and is removed from the park.

  • At the end of the season, the Petting Zoo is removed from the park along with the Last of Skull Island and the Pirate Puppet Show.

  • Spindletop is moved to the Texas section of the park.


1983

Roaring Rapids soaking guests during the park's 2017 season.

  • Roaring Rapids (A River Rapids Attraction) is added into the Tower section of the park in the spot where Skull Island and La Salle River Adventure once existed.

  • Pac-Man Land is added to the Modern section of the park where the Petting Zoo once existed.

  • "Soft-Play" playground is added to the Modern section of the park.

  • The Red Baron and Ferris Wheel attractions are moved to Pac-Man Land.

  • Texas Tornado is added to the spot where Crazy Legs had once existed in Goodtimes Square.

  • The People Mover Machine is renamed Pac-Man Show.

  • At the end of the season, the Caddo War Canoes are removed from the Boomtown section of the park and the Dolphins are removed from the Tower section of the park.


1984

The Great Air Racer once occupied the current location of Superman: Tower of Power.

  • The Great Air Racer, a bi-plane tower attraction, is added to the Tower section of the park.

  • US High Diving Show is added to the Tower section of the park in the pool where the Dolphins had once existed.

  • The first "Spring Break Out" takes place in the 1984 season.

  • At the end of the year, Pac-Man Land is removed.

  • Attendance is recorded at 2.35 million people.


1985

A look at Holiday in the Park decor while Texas Chute Out still existed.

  • Tickets are priced at $14.95 for adults and at $7.95 for children under 42".

  • Looney Tunes Land is added to the Modern section of the park.

  • Daffy Duck Boats are added, Red Baron is renamed Tazmanian Devil Flying Ace, and Rugged Bunny is renamed to Road Runner Runaround, all of these changes happening in Looney Tunes Land.

  • "Holiday In The Park" is introduced with a total of 100,000 guests.

  • At the end of the season, the Antique Carousel is removed from Boomtown for rebuilding and the US High Diving Show is removed from the Tower section of the park.


1986 - 25th Anniversary

Avalanche Bobsled prior to being repainted and renamed La Vibora.

  • Tickets are at $14.95 for adults and $7.95 for guests under 42".

  • The attraction, the Avalanche Bobsled roller coaster is added to the Mexico section of the park. The Avalanche Bobsled roller coaster is from Six Flags Magic Mountain.

  • The dolphins come back to the dolphin pool.

  • The Music Mill is expanded and now contains 10,000 seats.

  • The park celebrates its 25th anniversary on August 5th, 1986 with a grand total of 52 million guests since the park opened.

  • At the end of the season, the Happy Motoring Freeway is removed.


1987

Splash Water Falls has been re-themed to Aquaman in recent seasons.

  • Six Flags Corp. is bought by Wesray Capital Corp. for $617 million.

  • The attraction Splash Water Falls is added to the area that once was the spot of Happy Motoring Freeway.

  • During the summer, the Incredible Acrobats of China perform.


1988

Silver Star Carousel while it was still situated in Boomtown as the Antique Carousel.

  • The carousel reopens in the front of the park as the Silver Star Carousel after being restored.

  • The Gun Fighter Stunt Show is added to the site of the Dolphin Show in the Tower section of the park.

  • The third largest crowd is reported on October 22nd, 1988, Fright Night, at an attendance of 45,000.

  • At the end of the season, Rotoriculous is removed from Goodtimes Square and the Gun Fighter Stunt Show is closed in the Tower section of the park.


1989

Flashback! once occupied the current location of The Riddler Revenge.

  • The park begins the season on March 4th with tickets at $20.50 for adults and $14 for children and seniors.

  • The Flashback! roller coaster is added to the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • The Texas Tornado is moved to the former site of the Antique Carousel in Boomtown.

  • The Dolphin Show returns for its second run in the Tower section of the park.

  • The park season ends December 31st as Spindletop is removed from the park.

1990s

1990

The Texas Giant prior to the transformation into a hybrid coaster.

  • The park's season begins on March 17th.

  • The Texas Giant roller coaster is added to the Texas section of the park for $5 million. It is the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster when it first opens.

  • Over 3 million guests are recorded to make 1990 a record season.

  • The park's season ends December 31st.


1991

A map of Six Flags Over Texas from the 1991 season.

  • Time Warner buys one-half of Six Flags Corp. while the Blackstone Group and Wertheim Schroder buy the other half.

  • At the end of the season, the Spee-Lunkers are removed from the Cave in the Texas section of the park.


1992

Taking a look at the Gold River Adventure structure during the 2016 season.

  • Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure is added to the spot that once held Spee-Lunker's Cave.

  • The Batman Stunt show is added to the site of the old Stunt Show and Dolphin Show in the Tower section of the park.


1993

  • Tickets for adults are at $25.95 and $19.95 for seniors and children.

  • Time Warner buys the second half of Six Flags Corp. from the Blackstone Group and Wertheim Schroder.


1994

  • Adult tickets are sold at $26.95 and senior and children tickets are sold at $20.95.

  • There are 2,500 seasonal employees along with 225 full time workers.


1995

  • The Right Stuff: Mach One Adventure is added to the new Ulitmate Adventure Theater in the USA section of the park.

  • Cliffhanger, a 1st Generation Intamin Freefall, is renamed to G-Force.

  • Splash Down Falls is renamed to Splash Water.

  • Roaring Rapids is renamed LaSalle's River Rapids and the entrance to the attraction is moved from the Tower area to the France area.

  • Chameleon Virtual Reality is added to the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • The Music Mill is expanded in size to 15,000 seats.

  • At the end of the season, Spinnaker is removed from the Confederacy section of the park.


1996

Runaway Mountain is an indoor roller coaster that leaves riders in complete darkness.

  • The Runaway Mountain roller coaster is added to the spot where Spinnaker once stood.

  • The Dive Bomber Alley skycoaster attraction is added to the Tower section of the park.

  • The Runaway Mine Train is renamed to Mine Train.

  • The Goodtimes Square Train Station is removed at the end of the year.


1997

Boomtown Depot shows remnants of the old Goodtimes Depot it replaced.

  • A brand new railroad station, Boomtown Depot, is added to the Boomtown section of the park.

  • The Mr. Freeze roller coaster is added to Goodtimes Square, but does not operate during the season.

  • At the end of the season, Elmer Fudd’s Little Ferris Wheel is removed from the park.


1998

Mr. Freeze finally opens to the public for the 1998 season.

  • Premier Parks buys Six Flags, Inc.

  • The Mr. Freeze roller coaster opens.

  • A rebuilt Mini Mine Train opens in the Boomtown section of the park.

  • LaSalle's River Rapids is renamed Roaring Rapids and the entrance to the attraction is moved back to the Tower area from the France area.

  • The Right Stuff theming and movie is removed from the motion simulator theater at the end of the season.


1999

Gotham City was the park's last addition of an area in 1999.

  • Gotham City, a new themed area, is added next to the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • Batman: The Ride roller coaster is added to the new Gotham City section of the park.

  • The Ultimate Adventure Theater is rethemed to a dinosaur exhibit and is named Dino Island 3-D.

  • Six Flags Speedway is added to the Tower section of the park.

  • The Air Racer attraction is removed from the Tower section of the park.

2000s

2000

The park still has a scrambler ride, though it is not the same one from years past.

  • The Missile Chaser attraction (Eli Bridge Scrambler) is brought back to the Tower section of the park where Air Racer once stood.

  • The G-Force freefall attraction is renamed Wildcatter.


2001

Titan is still the tallest roller coaster in the state of Texas.

  • The Titan roller coaster is added to the Texas section of the park and was the largest roller coaster built by Six Flags, Inc. when it had first opened.

  • Wile E. Coyote's Grand Canyon Blaster, a children's roller coaster, is added to the Looney Tunes USA section of the park.

  • The Turbo Bungy attraction is added to the Gotham City area of the park.


2002

A look at the park map for the 2002 operating season.

  • The Virtual Quest Interactive Theater is added at the beginning of the season.

  • Dino Island 3-D is replaced with the new show Space Shuttle America.

  • Turbo Bungy is moved from Gotham City to the Tower area by Shock Wave.

  • At the end of the season, the Missile Chaser attraction is removed from the Tower area.


2003

Superman: Tower of Power was the tallest of its kind in America when constructed.

  • Admission for the season is at $39.99.

  • Superman: Tower of Power, a S&S powered launch drop tower, is added in the spot that the Missile Chaser had once existed in and is the tallest of its kind in America.

  • The Right Stuff: Mach One Adventure returns to the Ultimate Adventure Theater, taking the place of Space Shuttle America.

  • At the end of the season, the Virtual Quest Interactive Theater is removed from the park.


2004

  • Spongebob Squarepants 4-D replaces The Right Stuff: Mach One Adventure in the USA section of the park.

  • After closing in the early 90's and only opening just a few times after that, Casa Magnetica, the sideways house and one of the original attractions, returns to the Spain section of the park full time.


2005

A look at the park map from the 2005 season of operation.

  • The park season begins on March 5th with admission at $41.99 for adults, $26.99 for children under 48" and seniors, and children under 2 are free. Daily parking is at $9.

  • "World Class Entertainment" is unveiled for the summer and includes the three shows, Kathy Burks' World of Puppets, The Amazing Acrobats of China, and Spirit of The Dance.

  • Six Flags, Inc. is put up for auction.

  • Two new haunted houses are introduced for Fright Fest and they are Skull Duggery, The Haunting of Skull Island and Boomtown House of Wax.

  • Six Flags Over Texas announces the largest expansion in the park's history for the 2006 season.

  • Dan Snyder purchases enough stock to take over Six Flags Inc. and names Mark Shapiro as the new CEO. He also replaces other board spots and closes the auction of the company.

  • Holiday In The Park prices start at $31.99 at the beginning of the event, but eventually raise to $35.99.

  • Six Flags Over Texas ends the season on January 1st, 2006.

  • At the end of the season, USA Gifts, Soft Frozen Lemonade, Lone Star Wax Works, & the DC Superheroes store are removed from the park.

  • At the end of the season, Turbo Bungy and Texas Cliffhanger are removed from the park.


2006

Rodeo, as seen in 2017, was part of the park's major 2006 expansion.

  • Judge Roy Scream undergoes major retracking and is repainted with white supports and white track.

  • Texas Giant receives new air gates and the transfer track of the ride is reconstructed.

  • Six Flags Over Texas begins the 2006 season on March 4th, 2006 with adult tickets at $45.00, children tickets (under 48") at $35.00, season passes at $75.00, family 4 pack (per pass) $65.00, parking season pass at $50.00, and daily parking at $15.00, celebrating the park's 45th anniversary in operation.

  • 10 new rides and attractions are introduced at Six Flags Over Texas in the spring of 2006 and they are: ACME Rock-N-Rocket, Batwing, Boot Scootin', Caddo Lake Barge, Cloud Bouncer, Crazy Legs, Gotham City Sprayground, La Fiesta De Las Tazas, Rodeo, and Sidewinder.

  • El Sombrero reopens in the area of Mexico once occupied by the patio of Bandera's Mexican Restaurante.

  • The Ozarka Splash Flume 1 and The Ozarka Splash Flume 2 are given their original names when they had first opened of El Aserradero (1) and El Aserradero (2).

  • Fastlane is renamed to Flash Pass, themed under the Justice League superhero, The Flash.

  • Brunch With Bugs, Texas Star Tours, and a nightly parade are introduced at the beginning of the season.

  • Texas Tornado is rethemed, renamed, and repainted as Gunslinger.

  • On July 19th, a fire breaks out at the Majestic Theater. No major issues detected.

  • The 2007 Press Release states that the 2007 season will bring later hours, more bands, and a brand new nightly show in the Music Mill called Coobrila.

  • Other summer shows include Xtreme Country in Southern Palace Theatre, Funk Nation in Majestic Theatre, and Showboat's Comin' in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • At the end of the season, Mr. Freeze is repainted from light blue track and supports to red track and blue supports.

  • Work begins on the Music Mill for next year's summer show Coobrila.

  • The operating season ends on January 2nd, 2007.


2007

Coobrila was perhaps one of the most ambitious entertainment projects for the park.

  • Panda Express replaces East Texas BBQ in the Texas section of the park.

  • Cold Stone Limited replaces Chuckwagon Grill in the Tower section of the park.

  • Johnny Rockets replaces Chubbie's Diner in the Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • Crazy Legs is almost completely rebuilt.

  • The 2007 season begins on March 10th, 2007 with adult tickets priced at $47, children tickets (under 48") at $34.99, 2 and under are free, and guests with disabilities is $34.99. Season passes are priced at $79.99, Texas Gold Passport priced at $99, and season pass parking is priced at $50. VIP Tours are priced at $199.

  • Splash Water is rethemed and renamed to Aquaman Splashdown after the character Aquaman from the Justice League.

  • Summer operating hours are extended to 11pm.

  • Cirque Dreams Coobrila comes to the newly revamped AT&T Music Mill Ampitheater as an evening show during the summer.

  • Other summer shows include Xtreme Country in Southern Palace Theatre, Funk Nation in Majestic Theatre, and Showboat's Comin' in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • During October, the Wildcatter attraction is imploded and removed.

  • The operating season ends on January 2nd, 2008.

  • At the end of the season, Bumper Cars, Casa Magnetica, and Spongebob Squarepants 4-D are removed from the park


2008

A look at Tony Hawk's Big Spin during the 2008 season.

  • The 2008 season begins on March 1st, 2008.

  • Batman: The Ride is repainted with yellow track and midnight blue supports.

  • The high speed turn around of Shock Wave is retracked during the spring.

  • Before the season begins, USA Stage is permanently removed from the USA section of the park.

  • Tony Hawk's Big Spin, a spinning steel coaster, is constructed and opened in the former location of Wildcatter.

  • The 2008 season ends on December 28th, 2008.


2009

Glow in the Park Parade was new for the 2009 season but only lasted two summers.

  • The 2009 season begins on March 7th, 2009.

  • In the summer, Six Flags Over Texas unveils a brand new nightly parade concept called, "Glow in the Park Parade."

  • Summer shows include Country is my Rock in Southern Palace Theatre and Big Time Revue in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • The Fright Fest show line-up includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Howl in Majestic Theatre, and Final Freak Out at Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The 2009 season ends on January 2nd, 2010.

2010s

2010

Construction crews work on transforming Texas Giant throughout the end of 2010.

  • The 2010 season begins on March 6th, 2010.

  • The Texas Giant is closed during the season as the transformation into a hybrid roller coaster begins.

  • The "Glow in the Park Parade" runs through the summer and does not return after 2010.

  • The 2010 season ends on January 2nd, 2011.


2011 - 50th Anniversary

New Texas Giant reopened as the first-ever hybrid roller coaster.


2012

Texas Chute Out is imploded, much like Wildcatter a handful of seasons before.

  • The 2012 season begins on March 3rd, 2012.

  • At the beginning of the season, Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast debuts. The Mr. Freeze trains are flipped backwards for operation.

  • The show line-up for Fright Fest includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Howl in Majestic Theatre, Dead Man's Party, and Final Freak Out at the Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The show line-up for Holiday in the Park includes Deck the Halls in Lone Star Theatre, All I Want for Christmas in Southern Palace Theatre, Honky Tonk Christmas in Crazy Horse Saloon, and Jolly Holiday at Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • Flashback! is removed from the park and relocated to Six Flags St. Louis.

  • Texas Chute Out is imploded and removed from the park.

  • The 2012 season ends on January 6th, 2013.


2013

Texas SkyScreamer debuted as the largest ride of its kind in the world at 400 feet tall.

  • The 2013 season begins on March 2nd, 2013.

  • Texas SkyScreamer, the world's largest swing ride, opens in the location that was once occupied by Texas Chute Out.

  • The summer show line-up includes Chart Toppers in Southern Palace Theatre, Country Young Gunz in Majestic Theatre, and Miss Ruby's Wild West Cabaret in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • The show line-up for Fright Fest includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Howl in Majestic Theatre, Dead Man's Party, and Final Freak Out at the Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The show line-up for Holiday in the Park includes Deck the Halls in Lone Star Theatre, All I Want for Christmas in Southern Palace Theatre, Honky Tonk Christmas in Crazy Horse Saloon, and Jolly Holiday at Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The 2013 season ends on January 5th, 2014.


2014

The children's area in USA was completely expanded and transformed in 2014.

  • The 2014 season begins on March 1st, 2014.

  • Bugs Bunny Boomtown opens as a complete remodeling and expansion of the kid's area once known as Looney Tunes USA.

  • Adventure Theater begins undergoing a remodeling and expansion, leaving Roaring Rapids closed all season.

  • The summer show line-up includes Chart Toppers in Southern Palace Theatre, Country Young Gunz in Majestic Theatre, and Miss Ruby's Wild West Cabaret in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • The show line-up for Fright Fest includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Howl in Majestic Theatre, Dead Man's Party, and Final Freak Out at the Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The show line-up for Holiday in the Park includes Deck the Halls in Lone Star Theatre, All I Want for Christmas in Southern Palace Theatre, Honky Tonk Christmas in Crazy Horse Saloon, and Jolly Holiday at Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • ACME Rock-N-Rocket is removed from the park at the end of the season.

  • The 2014 season ends on January 4th, 2015.


2015

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis took over the old Adventure Theater in 2015.

  • The 2015 season begins on March 7th, 2015.

  • Justice League: Battle For Metropolis opens in the USA section in the building that once used to house Adventure Theater.

  • The summer show line-up includes Chart Toppers in Southern Palace Theatre, Country Young Gunz in Majestic Theatre, and Miss Ruby's Wild West Cabaret in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • The show line-up for Fright Fest includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Dead Man's Party, and Final Freak Out at the Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The show line-up for Holiday in the Park includes All I Want for Christmas in Southern Palace Theatre, Honky Tonk Christmas in Crazy Horse Saloon, and Jolly Holiday at Silver Star Carousel Stage.

  • The 2015 season ends on January 3rd, 2016.


2016

The Riddler Revenge was one of two new attractions for 2016.

  • The 55th season of operation begins on March 5th, 2016. Single day tickets start at $72.99 in-park and $52.99 online. Season passes are as low as $64.00. Daily parking costs $20. A dining pass starts at $84.99. (Prices varied throughout season.)

  • The Bumper Cars building is demolished to make way for a Gotham City expansion.

  • Gotham City is expanded into existing Goodtimes Square section of the park.

  • Two new flat rides are added to the park: Catwoman Whip resides in the old Bumper Cars location and The Riddler Revenge resides in the old Flashback! location.

  • Johnny Rockets is remodeled.

  • During the summer, a new outdoor performance venue, Gotham City Stage, is added to Gotham City.

  • Casa de las Banderas, a "sports bar" restaurant opens in the summer in the Mexico section.

  • The summer show line-up includes Chart Toppers in Southern Palace Theatre, Country Young Gunz in Majestic Theatre, and Miss Ruby's Wild West Cabaret in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • Fright Fest runs from September 24th through October 31st. The show line-up includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Dead Man's Party, and Final Freak Out at the Silver Star Carousel Stage. The event also includes seven scare zones and five haunted houses.

  • Holiday in the Park runs from November 19th through January 2nd. The show line-up includes All I Want For Christmas in Southern Palace Theatre, Honky Tonk Christmas in Crazy Horse Saloon, and Jolly Holiday at Silver Star Carousel Stage. Also new for the event is Deep in the Heart of Christmas, a brand new Christmas light display in Boomtown which features over 8 miles of lights.

  • Demolition of an old shopping strip on the corner of the property begins in November (behind Batman: The Ride).

  • Construction quickly begins and progresses on The Joker in November and December, a new roller coaster slated for the 2017 season.

  • The 2016 season ends on January 2nd, 2017.


2017

A shot of construction crews working on the park's Joker roller coaster in 2017.

  • During the off-season, Judge Roy Scream undergoes a great amount of retracking, especially to the second hill.

  • The 2017 season begins on February 25th, 2017.

  • The Joker, a S&S 4D steel coaster, is added to the Gotham City section of the park. The ride opens to the public on May 20th with a soft opening from May 16th through 19th.

  • Gotham City undergoes another expansion with the addition of The Joker.

  • A new gift shop called Fun House Gifts is added to Gotham City with the opening of The Joker.

  • Major repainting takes place on various structures throughout the park, mostly impacting Texas and Tower sections.

  • The summer show line-up includes Chart Toppers: Ovation in Southern Palace Theatre, Country Young Gunz in Majestic Theatre, and Miss Ruby's Wild West Cabaret in Crazy Horse Saloon.

  • Two new food stands called Casa de Churros and Strutters Express are added to Gotham City in late summer.

  • In late August, the park announces a brand new ride coming to Gotham City in 2018 called Harley Quinn Spinsanity.

  • Fright Fest runs from September 23rd through October 31st. Live entertainment includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Dead Man's Party at Gotham City Stage & Silver Star Carousel Stage, and Goblin Attack Squad (New) at Gotham City. The event also includes five haunted houses and six scare zones.

  • Holiday in the Park operates from November 17th through January 7th. The show line-up includes All I Want for Christmas in Southern Palace Theatre and A Jolly Holiday at the Silver Star Carousel Stage. Also new for 2018 was the Merry Marketplace and Santa's Outpost in the Texas section.

  • The 2017 season ends on January 7th, 2018.


2018

A look at Harley Quinn Spinsanity in action.

  • Oil Derrick is repainted the same color - International Orange.

  • The park's original Harley Quinn Spinsanity (formerly known as Crazy Legs) is removed during the off-season.

  • The Boomtown Arcade is demolished during the off-season.

  • The 2018 season begins on February 24th, 2018.

  • The bathroom facilities outside of Front Gate undergo an extensive remodel.

  • A moving station is added to Pandemonium to increase hourly throughput and efficiency.

  • Texas Taco Bar replaces Go Fresh Cafe in the park's Texas section.

  • Oliver's Tavern replaces Cold Stone Limited in the park's Tower section.

  • Coaster Candy replaces Jelly Belly in the park's USA section.

  • The summer show line-up includes the all-new Hey Mr. DJ: Technicolor Beat in Southern Palace, Miss Ruby's Wild West Cabaret in Crazy Horse Saloon, and Texas Justice at the Court House Stage.

  • July 4th Fest, an event featuring a food festival, nightly fireworks show, and foam after party, operates from June 30th through July 4th.

  • Harley Quinn Spinsanity officially opens to the public on July 14th with a soft opening from July 11th through the 13th.

  • On August 30th, the park announces that a brand new attraction, Lone Star Revolution, will be added to the park in 2019.

  • Fright Fest operates from September 22nd through October 31st. The entertainment line-up includes Welcome to Arania's Nightmare in Southern Palace Theatre, Dead Man's Party, and The Awakening. A new haunted house, Hell Block 6, is introduced in the Gotham City section. Two new scare zones, Anarchy Unleashed (Gotham City section) and Squeal Long Pig (Texas section), are introduced. The event provides a total of six haunted houses and four scare zones.

  • Ma Hunkel’s Famous Chicken, a new restaurant in Gotham City, opens with Fright Fest.

  • Panda Express permanently closes in September.