• Ride/Attraction Type: Spinning Coaster
• Track Type: Steel
• Opened: May 17th, 2008
• Highest Point: 53 Feet
• Highest Drop: 27 Feet
• Ride Length: 1,351 Feet
• Maximum Speed: 31 MPH
• Cars: 8
• Passengers Per Car: 4
• Passengers Per Hour: 720
• Manufacturer: Gerstlauer
• Ride Colors: Red Track, Black Supports
• Tony Hawk's Big Spin is renamed to Pandemonium.
• A moving station is added to increase hourly throughput and efficiency.
Did You Know?
The Tony Hawk Era
Between 2007 and 2008, Six Flags installed 4 spinning roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas, Fiesta Texas, Discovery Kingdom, and Six Flags St. Louis.
All of these attractions were painted red and black. The trains were themed around skateboards. The queue lines were also themed with TV monitors that showcased the history of the sport.
In 2010, Six Flags began cancelling licensing agreements with various brands. One of these brands was Tony Hawk. In the 2011 season, all 4 of these coasters were renamed to Pandemonium. In 2012, Discovery Kingdom removed their Pandemonium coaster. However, the ride was moved to Six Flags Mexico and renamed The Joker.
Two notable past attractions stood in this same spot throughout the existence of the park: Happy Motoring Freeway and Wildcatter.
Happy Motoring Freeway, an Arrow Dynamics Auto Ride stood in this area from 1961 through 1987. Some remnants of the old Happy Motoring track can actually still be found near the back side of the ride in Boomtown.
Wildcatter, a 1st Generation Intamin Freefall stood in the area from 1982 through 2007. The ride went out in high fashion after it was imploded.