Visitors to Six Flags Over Texas between now and Labor Day weekend will have the opportunity to take their final rides on Texas Chute Out and Flashback. Park officials announced that both rides will bid their final farewell on Monday, September 3.
Texas Chute Out opened at the park in 1976 and was modeled after the old parachute drop at Coney Island. More than 29 million riders have travelled up and down the ride's 200-foot structure. One of the most popular modes of travel on this ride was the basket, which allowed guests to stand in a basket to take in the picturesque skyline. The baskets were removed in 1994 and replaced with the standard chairs.
Its neighboring ride, Flashback, opened in 1989. The Vekoma Boomerang coaster was one of the first of its kind built in the United States. It has thrilled over 17 million park-goers in its 24 years of operation.
No reason has been given for the removal of the two rides, nor has there been any official word on whether or not either will be sold or moved to another park.