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P.. 420: Pirates of Speelunker Cave announced for 2022!

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On 6/6/2021 at 7:19 PM, Sportsdude360 said:

Got this gift card for $205.92 for not pausing my DE membership during the pandemic!



Very confused here.  Is Six Flags giving this out to everybody who didn't pause their memberships?  And why that specific amount?  Did you receive any notice or communications ahead of time that you would be receiving this?

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On 6/20/2021 at 9:41 PM, dkepler said:


Very confused here.  Is Six Flags giving this out to everybody who didn't pause their memberships?  And why that specific amount?  Did you receive any notice or communications ahead of time that you would be receiving this?

The amount is based on the type of membership (Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Diamond Elite) and wether or not you paused during the months the park wasn't operating. I found out about it through word of mouth, no notification I'm aware of was sent by the park, although it may appear on the Member Benefits section of the app. 

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Six Flags over Texas has announced that Pirates of Speelunker Cave will replace Yosemite Sam's Gold River Adventure, with the updated attraction opening in early 2022.



Six Flags Over Texas celebrated its 60th anniversary today by announcing that an all-new ride experience will make its debut for the 2022 season. Pirates of Speelunker Cave is a state-of-the-art attraction that will place guests squarely in the middle of a pirate treasure hunt thwarted by resident Speelunkers. This exciting, new attraction is the second new ride announced at the park and is scheduled to open early in 2022.  Aquaman: Power Wave, a previously announced multi-launch water coaster, will also debut next season.  

“As the world’s first regional theme park, Six Flags Over Texas has built a solid reputation of providing innovative thrills and lifelong memories for generations of families,” said Six Flags Over Texas Park President Ron McKenzie. “What better way to celebrate our park’s 60th anniversary than by announcing a brand-new attraction that pays homage to our past and launches us into the future,” added McKenzie.

An all-new entry plaza will welcome adventurers with coastal theming and an open vantage point of the ride’s first descent into Speelunker Cave. Once aboard their six-passenger boat, riders will experience 17 brand-new scenes that combine state-of-the-art cinematic projection with immersive sets and animatronics.

Pirates of Speelunker Cave is a re-imagining of one of the park’s first attractions, The Cave, that operated from 1964 until 1991 and will replace the current version of the attraction—Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure. The Cave featured original characters called Speelunkers that were created exclusively for Six Flags Over Texas.


Pirates of Speelunker Cave will feature:

  • 26 six-passenger boats;
  • State-of-the-art animatronics throughout the ride experience; and
  • Cinema-style, wide-projection technology to fully immerse riders with high-tech digital and physical sets.

Pirates of Speelunker Cave is set to debut in early 2022 and will be the first of two major attractions opening at the theme park next season.

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This might be an unpopular opinion but I'm honestly thrilled with this. It's cool to have a Loony Toons boat ride and I do get the appeal of that, but this will probably be a much better ride.

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^ I'm ok with it too. . . Yosemite Sam was just fine. . but I've always missed "the Cave". .and this sounds like an exciting (and updated) reimagining of it.


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"26 passenger boats"  That means this ride will have an impressive rider capacity!!

"State of the art" animatronics and wide screeen projection technology- with digital and physical sets!! Sounds like the Shanghai Disney version of Pirates Of The Caribbean meets the Speelunkers! Something tells me this is going to be a waaaay better ride than SFFT's Pirates Of The Deep Sea!

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I'll be heading down this weekend for my first ever visit and have a few questions:

Do any rides open before posted opening, like they do at SFOG? How early should I plan to get to the park on Saturday?

I know to head to La Vibora early. Any other suggestions to minimize wait times? We're hoping to get by w/o flash pass, but we'll cave if it's slammed.

Where in the park would you recommend for lunch? Any table service options?

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