Flashback and Texas Chute Out

The Flashback roller coaster opened at Six Flags Over Texas in 1989.  It was one of the first generic Vekoma boomerang shuttle coasters in the United States.  The Texas Chute Out opened in 1976.  It was a 225 foot parachute drop tower from Intamin.  You used to be able to visit your local park and ride one, sadly they are now becoming extinct.  It’s hard to find parts and it takes a lot of money to maintain.  On August 2, 2012 Six Flags Over Texas announced that they would close the two attractions.  They sadly closed on September 3, 2012.  The new 400 foot tall Texas SkyScreamer swing ride is the replacement, and opened on May 25th.  Flashback was removed and stored in a storage area.  The Texas Chute Out was imploded on October 10, 2012.  The Flashback coaster was renamed Boomerang and opened at Six Flags St. Louis on June 1, 2013.  The Boomerang is in the location of the previous bumper cars.  This model allows the previous two attractions be removed so you can place in the Texas SkyScreamer.

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