The Six Flags Over Texas wooden chute was the first of its kind. It will now be the longest in the world

Six Flags Over Texas, which boasts the world’s first log chute, will transform the ride into the world’s longest log chute in 2024, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced Wednesday.

El Aserradero, which debuted in Arlington Park in 1963, will be renamed El Rio Lento. The expanded ride will include one new lift and two large drops, including a nose jump.

The improved log channel is part of one of the company’s “largest planned investments in its parks in more than a decade,” the Arlington-based company said in a news release.

“Our new El Rio Lento will capture the spirit of the first log as we enhance the guest experience so they can continue to create wonderful family memories,” Six Flags Over Texas Park President Richard Douaihy said in a written statement. “I’m excited to announce our capital project as we invest in the preservation of our much-loved log.”

This announcement comes just months after Six Flags Over Texas unveiled its newest roller coaster, Aquaman: Power Wave – the park’s 14th roller coaster.

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Also in the Lone Star State, San Antonio’s Six Flags Fiesta Texas will get an expansion with three new DC Universe rides: Cyborg Cyber ​​Revolution, a ride with four arms that spin in “fast, intertwining orbits,” a rotating family a falling tower called the Tower of Eternity and the Metropolis Transit Authority with two monorails. Several rides in the DC Universe will also receive a new theme and other improvements.

Other projects spanning more than a dozen parks across the country will include a state-of-the-art Ultra Surf coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia, North America’s first Super Boomerang coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and a new wooden coaster at Six Flags Great Escape in New York.

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Headquartered in Arlington and operating 27 theme parks nationwide, Six Flags is the largest regional theme park company in the world and the largest water park operator in North America.

“At Six Flags, our relentless pursuit of innovation is driven by our passion to create moments of pure joy and excitement for our guests,” Selim Bassoul, president and CEO of Six Flags, said in a written statement. “This investment is central to our strategy of creating fun and memorable experiences for every member of the family and strengthens Six Flags’ position as a leader in thrills.”

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