48 Inches (36 Inches w/Adult)
Ride Type: Scrambler
Riders Per Car: 3
Ride Manufacturer: Eli Bridge
Ride Colors: Brown, Silver, & Red
Sidewinder is installed at Six Flags Over Texas after being moved from the defunct AstroWorld.
Sidewinder receives newly-refurbished cars that are repainted silver and red.
Sidewinder is actually the third time the park has had an Eli Bridge Scrambler in their line-up of flat rides. The ride was first in operation at Six Flags Over Texas from 1961 to 1976 as Missile Chaser. The second reincarnation of the ride, also named Missile Chaser, sat in the current Superman: Tower of Power ride area from 2000 to 2002. This model would be removed and sent to Magic Mountain after the 2002 season.
In 2006, as part of the park's 45th anniversary, Sidewinder was installed near Titan. This model actually came from the defunct AstroWorld park in Houston, Texas.
Pro Tip: Larger guests should ride on the outside of the car as the attraction pushes riders outward.