Texas Chute Out ride at Six Flags to be imploded
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.
Life Photo Galleriesview all
- 99664Oklahoma tornadoes: The 'Big Dog,' the little boy and the hug that triumphs over tragedy
- 16608OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant tours Moore, meets with residents
- 13275Oklahoma tornadoes: ‘All I could do was sit there and hold her'
- 8705Line of storms brings flash floods to Oklahoma City area
- 8419Oklahoma tornadoes: Love for Oklahoma generates big donation
- 8235How to help tornado victims
- 7896Oklahoma tornadoes: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford leading aid effort