Six Flags’ log ride about to get longer, more thrilling, more giant

By scott@360westmagazine.comAugust 30, 2023September 6th, 2023No Comments

Six Flags’ log ride about to get longer, more thrilling, more giant

By Scott Nishimura

It’s the largest planned investment Six Flags has made in its parks in more than a decade.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. said early Wednesday it would make the biggest planned investment in its parks in more than a decade, including the expansion of the family log ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

Six Flags said it would expand its El Aserradero long flume ride.

“The world’s first log flume now becomes one of the world’s longest log flumes in 2024,” Six Flags said in a release. “The new El Rio Lento will feature one new lift hill and two big drops including a giant, steep nosedive to add to the fun. It’s a family fun ride for thrill seekers of all ages!”

El Aserradero lets riders cool off, as the log-shaped raft takes a “speed glide” down a winding water course and goes over a waterfall and a nosedive at the end.

“At Six Flags, our relentless drive for innovation is powered 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 release.

“This investment is central to our strategy to create fun and memorable experiences for every member of the family and reinforces Six Flags’ position as the leader in thrills. This builds on our recent efforts to offer new events and dining experiences by also introducing new rides for thrill-seekers and families, all while making improvements to many existing popular rides.”