Two classic and favorite rides will close forever this weekend at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. This will be your last chance to ride the Flashback and Texas Chute Out before they are gone forever.
Both rides are iconic and can be seen as you first pull into the park’s drive. The aptly-named Flashback opened in 1989 and was one of the big attractions in the Goodtimes Square section of the park dedicated to remembering the 1950s. Riders would be pulled backwards up one side of the u-shaped track before being released to drop back through the entry point and up the banked turn, then dropping down to enter a loop before going up to the top of the other side. Hanging for a moment, riders would then drop back through the entire ride backwards.
Another Goodtimes Square ride meeting it’s end is the Texas Chute Out. Opened in 1976, the parachute ride would take people, up to 3 at a time, up 200 feet in the air before letting them float back down. The Texas Chute Out was a ride that offered fantastic views of the park as well as the Metroplex. It’s height and T-shape made it a recognizable landmark as seen from other parts of the Metroplex.
What’s next for Goodtimes Square? The SkyScreamer will go in the place of the Texas Chute Out. It will combine the Chute Out with the Texas Tornado swing ride. Riders will sit in individual swings and be spun around a central tower while being lifted up to 400 feet in air.