Information
Texas
42 Inches (None w/Adult)
No Restraints
Medium Thrill
Flash Pass Attraction
On-Ride Photos

Statistics
Flume 1 Opened 1963
Flume 2 Opened 1968
Ride Type Log Flume
Drop Height 44 Feet
Maximum Speed 15 MPH
Riders Per Log 5
Manufacturer Arrow Development

Crews constructing Flume 1 prior to its opening in 1963. Credit: Six Flags Archives

The First-Ever, Doubling Up

When Flume 1 of El Aserradero opened in 1963 it was the very first log flume ride in the world. Quite popular to guests, Six Flags Over Texas decided that it would be wise to build a second flume. Flume 2 of El Aserradero opened in 1968.

Each flume was themed around the idea of a saw mill. Flume 1 had a character named Snidley Whiplash who sat on top the first lift hill sawing through a log. On Flume 2, the final large drop was enclosed in a tunnel. Though this theming has been removed today, the rides are still an exciting part of theme park history.

Ride History

2006

  • The Ozarka Splash is renamed El Aserradero (the attraction’s original name).

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