Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre theme park located in Arlington, Texas, east of Fort Worth and about 15 miles (24 km) west of Dallas. It is the oldest park of the Six Flags chain. The park opened on August 5, 1961, following just a year of construction and an initial investment of US$10 million by real estate developer Angus G. Wynne, Jr.
Since its opening, Six Flags Over Texas has consistently performed well in terms of attendance and revenue, despite its history of ever-changing owners and expansions. The park currently has several amusement rides and attractions, bringing in thousands of visitors daily.
Areas & Attractions :
Star Mall :
- Spring Break Out
- Festival Latino
- Fright Fest
- Holiday in the Park
The Star Mall serves as the entry gate for Six Flags over Texas. It was one of the original sections of the park when it opened in 1961. It was named for the large star-shaped fountain located in the section.
Mexico & Spain :
The Mexico & Spain area consists of two sections both of which were originally part of the park in 1961. Both sections represent a flag that has flown over the state of Texas.
The Texas section of the park was another original section when the park opened in 1961. It is named after the Republic of Texas flag that flew once flew over the state.
Old South & France :
The Old South & France area consists of two sections both of which were originally part of the park in 1961. Both sections represent a flag that has flown over the state of Texas. The Old South was originally called The Confederacy.
The USA area of the park opened with the park in 1961. It was originally named the Modern Section, but still represented the United States
flag that has flown over Texas. The USA area is also home to the Looney Tunes USA sub-area.
Looney Tunes USA
: Looney Tunes USA is a sub-section of the USA section of the park. It serves as the children's area of the park. It originally open in 1983 as Pac-Man Land. With the introduction of Looney Tunes characters to the park, it was renamed to Looney Tunes Land. In 2001, the area was renamed once again when it was expanded to include new attractions.
Goodtimes Square :
The Goodtimes Square section of the park opened in 1973. Over the years, it took on a loose 1950s theme.
Gotham City :
Gotham City opened in 1999 and is themed to the DC Comics Batman universe.
The Boomtown section opened in 1963. It is based on the Texas boomtowns that sprung up in Texas during the oil boom era.