Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Joker Free Fly Coaster Nearly Complete at Six Flags Over Texas

A benefit to parks located in the southern part of the U.S. is that they can work on new rides through the colder winter months without the interruption of piles of snow, and Six Flags Over Texas has taken advantage of that when building their all-new Joker Free Fly Coaster.

The park has been sharing photos of the coaster's progress on their website, here's one semi-recent one:

© Six Flags Over Texas
The Joker will become a part of an expanded Gotham City themed area when it opens, which is helping to push out the park's boundaries into what was a small shopping center.  The new coaster is located right along the park's boundaries, which allows for extra-nice photos of the construction process from outside the property.  You can see a recent update at Over Texas Thrills, showing that just a bit of the top layer of the ride, and the highest part of the lift were left to be installed as of a few days ago.

The photos are also a great look at the new color scheme that the 2017 batch of Joker coasters have, which involves not only alternating purple and green track, but supports as well.  Looks good!