Written by Edward De Leon
I was fortunate enough to spend my black friday at the original Six Flags park, Six Flags Over Texas. This was not my first visit to the park, but it definitely was better than the last. The park's annual Holiday in the Park event was in full swing and I must say, their event is totally different compared to what I'm used to at Magic Mountain. Enough of the long introduction. Let's get started, shall we?
NEW TEXAS GIANT
On my first trip to Over Texas, my main priority was to ride Texas Giant. That did not happen. The exact day I left to Texas was the same day the incident happened in 2013. Luckily, this time around, fate was on my side and I rushed straight to the ride once the park opened. New Texas Giant delievers high octane airtime and its speed is consistant till the train hits the final brakes. This ride lives up to its name.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS 4D
With a second generation of the attraction coming to Magic Mountain next year, I definitely wanted to experience the original for myself. Without any spoilers, this attraction is out of the ordinary for a Six Flags park. I really enjoyed the thematic elements and how well it was put together. My only dislike was the length of the experience, but I'm sure the newer version will be slightly longer.
GOTHAM CITY EXPANDED
Gotham City was recently expanded this year with three new ride experiences. HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity is a re-theme of their Crazy Legs ride. THE RIDDLER Revenge is a giant pendulum ride and it's a fan favorite. It was so popular among the crowd, the wait was never less than 30+ min all day. The last ride is CATWOMEN Whip, a modern take on the classic enterprise. These two new rides are wonderful additions that Magic Mountain should take into consideration. My only pet peeve about this newly expanded area is the lack of thematic elements, and the ride entrances were the only thing that kept within the theme. With THE JOKER opening next season, hopefully they can fix that.
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Holiday in the Park has been a tradition for quite some time at Six Flags Over Texas. This event has ten different shows and many other holiday attractions located all throughout the park. Something that I've notice at this event was the 'simplicity at its best’ style of theme projected for their event. I really enjoyed the classic decor of wreaths hung up on the doors, garland lined the buildings and the poinsettias planted throughout their Texas section. Within the area was the "Fa-la-la-la Light Show," which was alright. Maybe I'm just too spoiled with the Rockin' Universe extravaganza over at the Mountain. What I did enjoy a lot was the "Honky Tonk Christmas" show. The show was a mix of country style Christmas music and choreography with a hint of holiday humor. On top of that, the theatre was so intimate that it felt like a family get together. That is something you don't get to experience so much at parks. Easily one of my favorite holiday shows. Overall, I think it was a cute event, but I prefer the one at Magic Mountain.
Overall, I had a really great time at Six Flags Over Texas for the short amount of hours they were open for. Don't forget to check their Holiday in the Park event if you happen to be in the area and if not, there are plenty elsewhere!
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