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Six Flags must have realized people love when parks blow things up.

 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Having a blast at Six Flags Over Texas will take on new meaning Wednesday.

 

The amusement park in Arlington on Tuesday announced plans to implode the 200-foot-tall Texas Chute Out.

 

The parachute drop-style ride opened in 1976 but closed last month to make way for a tower swing ride called the Texas SkyScreamer. The new ride opens next year.

 

Park officials say the implosion will happen Wednesday afternoon but Arlington city officials have asked that the exact time not be made public.

 

Six Flags Over Texas is operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corp.

 

www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-09/texas-chute-out-ride-at-six-flags-to-be-imploded

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Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.

Wow, Six Flags. All of those things are really great.   We really are living in a fantasy world...

Looks like Aquaman has been delayed until 2022...... 

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If there is concern for the tower's falling path, perhaps it won't fall to the side. The entire ride could be rigged to collapse straight downward from implosion.

 

Falling over would arguably be more exciting, though. We'll just have to see.

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It would have to fall towards the abandoned shopping area. There may be enough room if they've finished removing Flashback. On the other hand, the old bumper car building is still there. It's possible the building may be hit by a falling Chute Out tower. But they're demolishing it anyway so it may not matter.

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If it falls directly onto the former footprint of Flashback, there is more than enough room. About 340 feet from the base of the ride to the perimeter fence. The ride is 200 feet tall.

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It would have to fall towards the abandoned shopping area. There may be enough room if they've finished removing Flashback. On the other hand, the old bumper car building is still there. It's possible the building may be hit by a falling Chute Out tower. But they're demolishing it anyway so it may not matter.

 

Most likely they will crash it on Flashbacks former pad. But they should go ahead and let it fall into the Strip Mall too start Demolishing of it.

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http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/headlines/20121010-texas-chute-out-goes-tumbling-down-at-six-flags-over-texas.ece?ssimg=743350#ssStory743385

 

The Texas Chute Out is officially no more.

 

The iconic parachute ride at Six Flags Over Texas, which had its last hurrah on Labor Day weekend, was imploded today to make way for the world's tallest swing ride, the Texas SkyScreamer.

 

Around 2 p.m. this afternoon, the Chute Out was toppled by the Dallas Demolition Company. The 200-foot-tall ride, which opened in 1976, has seen more than 29 million riders through the years.

 

The new SkyScreamer will be twice the height of the Chute Out, towering 400 feet above the ground, and will hold 24 riders at a time. Riders will be able to see downtown Dallas on a clear day, Six Flags executives told reporters in August.

 

And down she goes! Not sure if this can be embedded but here's the link:

 

http://www.wfaa.com/video?id=173552641&sec=553117

 

More photos from the Star-Telegram here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/10/4326462/texas-chute-out-falls.html

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I have to admit that video made me sad. Even though I'm really excited to see what SFOT is going to do with all of this new open space in the future, I do wish that Chute Out could have stayed around a bit longer. After seeing/riding it my entire life, it's going to be weird not having it in the park

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I'm thrilled to share that Six Flags Over Texas has donated two of the Texas Chute Out parachutes to Give Kids The World to auction off!

 

GKTW is again giving theme park fans the chance to bid on unique ride memorabilia for a good cause. A red parachute is available in its entirety here and pieces making up a blue parachute are also available. More of the individual pieces will be listed tomorrow, including the center-most ring which comes intact.

 

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As we all know, Texas Chute Out was one of the few remaining Intamin Parachute Jump rides, meaning this may be your only chance to own a piece of history. 100% of the purchase price of the chute and chute pieces benefits the mission of GKTW.

 

Thank you SFOT and TPR for your support!

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Not bad. That was awfully close to the entry road though, the slightest miscalculation and they would have a disaster on their hands.

 

A disaster being that some metal hit the road?

 

So does this make Texas 2-for-2 in imploding their towers when they're done with them?

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