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Six Flags over Texas

Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

The Six Flags Over Texas theme park has been entertaining visitors for 50 years. The name refers to the six nations that have ruled over the Dallas area: France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. The park is divided into nine themed sections. The Mexico and Spain sections feature themed food and entertainment relating to those nations. Looney Tunes USA has rides and the Looney Tunes Mall, where you can buy merchandise and souvenirs, and ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.  

Choose from dozens of rides at Six Flags Over Texas, the oldest park in the Six Flags franchise. Most of the rides have height restrictions for children, unless an adult accompanies them. 

The rides come with varying "thrill" ratings. On the extreme end is the Titan, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas, reaching top speeds of 85 miles (136 kilometers) per hour. It’s nicely balanced by slower-paced attractions such as the Chaparral Antique Cars, where children can play driver in old-fashioned gas-powered cars. 

One of the most popular rides is the roller coaster Pandemonium, previously named Tony Hawk's Big Spin, after the professional skateboarder. The ride mimics the wide turns and pivots of a professional skateboarding circuit, topping 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and riding five stories above the ground.  

For something other than a thrill ride, head to Gotham City, where kids can meet Batman and the rest of the Justice League. For refreshment, you’ll find giant hot dogs at Bubba's in the Texas section or a traditional American diner meal at Johnny Rockets in Goodtimes Square. 

Six Flags Over Texas operates March through early January, and the peak season is June through August. Check the website for daily opening hours. Buy your tickets online; they are cheaper and you’ll avoid waiting at the gate. The park is in Arlington, 20 miles (32 kilometers) outside of central Dallas and there is paid parking. Check if your hotel participates in the Arlington Trolley service, which will take you to and from the park and other attractions.


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Lodging Near Six Flags Over Texas

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$50
Howard Johnson Express Arlington

Howard Johnson Express Arlington

2001 E Copeland Rd, Arlington
3.7
of 5, from 2,207 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

This hotel is within 1 mile of the Arlington Convention Center, Rangers Ballpark and Hurricane Harbor, and less than 2 miles from Six Flags over Texas and Cowboys Stadium.

$81
La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington 6 Flags Drive

La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Arlington 6 Flags Drive

825 North Watson Road, Arlington
4.3
of 5, from 992 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Globe Life Park in Arlington are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$44
Baymont Inn & Suites Arlington at Six Flags Drive

Baymont Inn & Suites Arlington at Six Flags Drive

2401 Diplomacy Drive, Arlington
2.9
of 5, from 1,515 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Arlington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and AT&T Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$79
Wingate by Wyndham - Arlington

Wingate by Wyndham - Arlington

1024 Brookhollow Plaza Dr, Arlington
4.3
of 5, from 1,688 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

A mile from Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Wingate by Wyndham - Arlington is within 3 miles of the Arlington Convention Center, Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Cowboys Stadium.

$50
Red Roof Inn Arlington

Red Roof Inn Arlington

820 N Watson Rd, Arlington
3.6
of 5, from 1,387 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Arlington, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Convention Center, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$93
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas-Arlington

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas-Arlington

2190 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington
4.5
of 5, from 821 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arlington Convention Center, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and Six Flags Over Texas. AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$94
Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington

Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington

2380 Road To Six Flags E, Arlington
4.4
of 5, from 1,439 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington is a 12-minute walk from the roller coasters and fun rides of Six Flags Over Texas theme park. Downtown Dallas is a 30-minute drive, and the airport is 20 minutes by car.

$47
Sleep Inn Arlington Near Six Flags

Sleep Inn Arlington Near Six Flags

750 Six Flags Dr, Arlington
3.7
of 5, from 793 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This Arlington hotel is across the street from Six Flags Over Texas. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a mile away. Convention center and theme parks are nearby.