2 rides closing next month at Six Flags Over Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Six Flags Over Texas will be closing two longtime rides as summer winds down.
A statement Thursday from the Arlington amusement park says the Texas Chute Out and Flashback will be open through Labor Day. Spokeswoman Sharon Parker declined to elaborate on the pending closure or say whether any new rides are planned.
The Texas Chute Out opened in 1976 and was modeled after the old parachute drop at Coney Island. Park officials estimate more than 29 million people have tried the ride.
Flashback, which opened in 1989, is a boomerang-style steel coaster with a corkscrew-spiraled layout that flips riders. An estimated 17 million people have ridden Flashback.
Six Flags Over Texas is operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corp.