47 Inches (42 Inches w/Adult)
Lapbar Restraints
Medium Thrill
Flash Pass Attraction
Single Rider Line

Opened May 17, 2008
Ride Type Steel Spinning Coaster
Ride Height 53 Feet
Drop Height 27 Feet
Track Length 1,351 Feet
Maximum Speed 31 MPH
Cars 8
Riders Per Car 4
Riders Per Hour 720
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Track Color Red
Support Color Black

The Tony Hawk Era

The main entrance to Pandemonium when it was known as Tony Hawk’s Big Spin. Credit: analogkid281, Flickr

Between 2007 and 2008, Six Flags installed four 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 skateboarding.

In 2010, Six Flags began cancelling licensing agreements with various brands. One of these brands was Tony Hawk. In 2011, all four 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.

Past Attractions

Wildcatter once stood in Pandemonium’s current location.

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 still be found near the back side of the ride in Boomtown.

Wildcatter, the first-ever Intamin Freefall attraction, stood in the area from 1982 through 2007. The attraction went out with a bang after being imploded.

Ride History


  • Tony Hawk’s Big Spin is renamed Pandemonium.


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

Construction Updates

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