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Six Flags over Texas

Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

The Six Flags Over Texas theme park has been entertaining visitors for 50 years. The name refers to the six nations that have ruled over the Dallas area: France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. The park is divided into nine themed sections. The Mexico and Spain sections feature themed food and entertainment relating to those nations. Looney Tunes USA has rides and the Looney Tunes Mall, where you can buy merchandise and souvenirs, and ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.  

Choose from dozens of rides at Six Flags Over Texas, the oldest park in the Six Flags franchise. Most of the rides have height restrictions for children, unless an adult accompanies them. 

The rides come with varying "thrill" ratings. On the extreme end is the Titan, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas, reaching top speeds of 85 miles (136 kilometers) per hour. It’s nicely balanced by slower-paced attractions such as the Chaparral Antique Cars, where children can play driver in old-fashioned gas-powered cars. 

One of the most popular rides is the roller coaster Pandemonium, previously named Tony Hawk's Big Spin, after the professional skateboarder. The ride mimics the wide turns and pivots of a professional skateboarding circuit, topping 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and riding five stories above the ground.  

For something other than a thrill ride, head to Gotham City, where kids can meet Batman and the rest of the Justice League. For refreshment, you’ll find giant hot dogs at Bubba's in the Texas section or a traditional American diner meal at Johnny Rockets in Goodtimes Square. 

Six Flags Over Texas operates March through early January, and the peak season is June through August. Check the website for daily opening hours. Buy your tickets online; they are cheaper and you’ll avoid waiting at the gate. The park is in Arlington, 20 miles (32 kilometers) outside of central Dallas and there is paid parking. Check if your hotel participates in the Arlington Trolley service, which will take you to and from the park and other attractions.


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Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District £67
Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District

2451 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park in Arlington and Arlington Convention Center. AT&T Stadium and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington £77
    Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington

    Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington

    2380 Road To Six Flags E, Arlington, TX
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Sleep Inn Arlington Near Six Flags £53
      Sleep Inn Arlington Near Six Flags

      Sleep Inn Arlington Near Six Flags

      750 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Globe Life Park in Arlington and Arlington Convention Center are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Red Roof Inn Arlington - Entertainment District £42
        Red Roof Inn Arlington - Entertainment District

        Red Roof Inn Arlington - Entertainment District

        820 N Watson Rd, Arlington, TX
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Arlington, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Six Flags Over Texas, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Arlington Convention Center and Globe Life Park in Arlington. AT&T Stadium and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hilton Arlington £104
          Hilton Arlington

          Hilton Arlington

          2401 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in North Arlington, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Arlington Convention Center and Globe Life Park in Arlington are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr £76
            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr

            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr

            825 North Watson Road, Arlington, TX
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Globe Life Park in Arlington and Arlington Convention Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Howard Johnson by Wyndham Arlington Ballpark / Six Flags £44
              Howard Johnson by Wyndham Arlington Ballpark / Six Flags

              Howard Johnson by Wyndham Arlington Ballpark / Six Flags

              2001 E Copeland Rd, Arlington, TX
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Arlington Convention Center, Globe Life Park in Arlington and Six Flags Over Texas. AT&T Stadium and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Near Six Flags £53
                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Near Six Flags

                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington Near Six Flags

                2626 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Arlington, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and Six Flags Over Texas. Globe Life Park in Arlington and Arlington Convention Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).