Six Flags Over Texas Unveils the Mighty Titan - a 26 Story Monument of Thrills Unlike Any Roller Coaster Experience in the World

Make Way for a New Texas Legend



Titan Launches Colossal Summer Long 40th Anniversary Celebration



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Six Flags Over Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of theme parks,
 there are roller coasters that are fast ... others that are tall ... and still
 others that are big.  Rarely does a coaster offer all three attributes ...
 until now!  Six Flags Over Texas, celebrating its 40th year as the
 Entertainment Capital of Texas, today unveiled a blockbuster roller coaster of
 such enormous size, strength and stature, that it is destined to rule the
 theme park industry well into the next millennium.  Get ready to experience
 the Titan ... The Greatest Thrill on Earth!
     "This mega roller coaster is without rival," said Gary Story, president,
 Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE:   PKS).  This is an historic year for our company as we
 mark the 40th anniversary of the most powerful brand in the regional theme
 park business, Six Flags."
     He continued, "The mighty Titan at Six Flags Over Texas embodies the
 ingenuity, intensity and innovations that characterize the great rise of the
 Six Flags brand as the worldwide place for unsurpassed thrills and
 excitement."
     Ten years ago, Six Flags Over Texas introduced the Texas Giant to mark its
 30th anniversary.  The Texas Giant became an overnight legend, attracting
 thrill seekers the world over to experience this unique ride, and it remains
 revered today as one of the greatest wooden roller coasters in the world.  To
 celebrate our 40th anniversary season, we set out to build what we consider to
 be the ultimate steel coaster ... Titan!
     "Titan and the Texas Giant give Six Flags Over Texas a ONE, TWO thrill
 punch that instantly sets this park apart from any other theme park in the
 world," commented Steve Calloway, vice-president and general manager, Six
 Flags Over Texas.
     Towering an amazing 245-feet above the earth, Titan strikes an imposing
 figure along the Southern skyline.  This magnificent steel super structure
 stretches more than a mile in length, propelling riders along the coaster at
 an unbelievable 85 miles an hour.
     The journey begins as riders are strapped two abreast into sleek,
 aeronautically designed orange and teal trains.  Then it's up and up and up
 until riders are 100 feet above the legendary Texas Giant.  Above ... nothing
 but sky.  Down below is a tiny dime-sized hole ... and that's where riders are
 headed -- 255 feet into a tunnel stretching 120-feet long and shrouded in
 total darkness.  But, you're moving so fast, the thrill is so intense that you
 don't even realize you're underground, and now you're climbing back up to the
 edge of the sky, making a lightning-fast 180-degree turn, speeding up a camel
 back hill, then twisting and turning through an inverted carousel, and just
 when you think it was over, just when you think you have experienced it all
 ... there's yet another amazing helix that makes this ride unlike any other
 roller coaster on the planet ... THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO FLY!  And, the
 feeling is so awesome, so amazing, you will never want this ride to stop!
     "Titan truly lives up to its name.  This roller coaster is so powerful and
 thrilling it's in a class all by itself," said Steve Calloway.  "Never in the
 40-year history of this park has a ride been so talked about and so highly
 anticipated.  There's a saying that goes "Don't believe the hype," but in the
 case of Titan, you'd better believe it!  Titan will be the most popular ride
 at Six Flags Over Texas and is the centerpiece of what promises to be a
 memorable
 40th anniversary season," added Calloway.
     "Titan's first drop of 255 feet and 85 plus mph speed, is the only ride
 that could have matched Six Flags Over Texas' 40th anniversary expectations.
 Texans like their rides big and fast.  Titan delivers bragging rights and
 much, much more," said Gary Slade, publisher of Amusement Today.  "Titan will
 not only take Texas, but all thrill seekers by storm this summer."
     Six Flags Over Texas opened its gates on August 5, 1961 becoming the
 world's first regional theme park.  The brainchild of Texas oil man, Angus
 Wynne, Jr., the park was an instant success, pioneering such innovations as
 one-price admission tickets, Broadway-style musical productions and
 introducing world class rides like the first tubular steel roller coaster, the
 Mine Train; the first-ever back-to-back looping coaster, the Shockwave; and
 the first modern parachute ride, the Texas Chute Out.
     And now in 2001, the park that started a global enterprise, Six Flags Over
 Texas, takes thrills and excitement to a whole new level with the opening of
 Titan, the largest, most powerful ride in the history of Texas.  Are you ready
 to take on the Titan?
     Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park with a total of
 39 parks throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.  Six Flags
 parks serve 40 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.  The
 parks annually host approximately 50 million guests worldwide.  Six Flags is a
 publicly held corporation with corporate office in New York City and Oklahoma
 City.  The company's stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.
 
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    ARLINGTON, Texas, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of theme parks,
 there are roller coasters that are fast ... others that are tall ... and still
 others that are big.  Rarely does a coaster offer all three attributes ...
 until now!  Six Flags Over Texas, celebrating its 40th year as the
 Entertainment Capital of Texas, today unveiled a blockbuster roller coaster of
 such enormous size, strength and stature, that it is destined to rule the
 theme park industry well into the next millennium.  Get ready to experience
 the Titan ... The Greatest Thrill on Earth!
     "This mega roller coaster is without rival," said Gary Story, president,
 Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE:   PKS).  This is an historic year for our company as we
 mark the 40th anniversary of the most powerful brand in the regional theme
 park business, Six Flags."
     He continued, "The mighty Titan at Six Flags Over Texas embodies the
 ingenuity, intensity and innovations that characterize the great rise of the
 Six Flags brand as the worldwide place for unsurpassed thrills and
 excitement."
     Ten years ago, Six Flags Over Texas introduced the Texas Giant to mark its
 30th anniversary.  The Texas Giant became an overnight legend, attracting
 thrill seekers the world over to experience this unique ride, and it remains
 revered today as one of the greatest wooden roller coasters in the world.  To
 celebrate our 40th anniversary season, we set out to build what we consider to
 be the ultimate steel coaster ... Titan!
     "Titan and the Texas Giant give Six Flags Over Texas a ONE, TWO thrill
 punch that instantly sets this park apart from any other theme park in the
 world," commented Steve Calloway, vice-president and general manager, Six
 Flags Over Texas.
     Towering an amazing 245-feet above the earth, Titan strikes an imposing
 figure along the Southern skyline.  This magnificent steel super structure
 stretches more than a mile in length, propelling riders along the coaster at
 an unbelievable 85 miles an hour.
     The journey begins as riders are strapped two abreast into sleek,
 aeronautically designed orange and teal trains.  Then it's up and up and up
 until riders are 100 feet above the legendary Texas Giant.  Above ... nothing
 but sky.  Down below is a tiny dime-sized hole ... and that's where riders are
 headed -- 255 feet into a tunnel stretching 120-feet long and shrouded in
 total darkness.  But, you're moving so fast, the thrill is so intense that you
 don't even realize you're underground, and now you're climbing back up to the
 edge of the sky, making a lightning-fast 180-degree turn, speeding up a camel
 back hill, then twisting and turning through an inverted carousel, and just
 when you think it was over, just when you think you have experienced it all
 ... there's yet another amazing helix that makes this ride unlike any other
 roller coaster on the planet ... THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO FLY!  And, the
 feeling is so awesome, so amazing, you will never want this ride to stop!
     "Titan truly lives up to its name.  This roller coaster is so powerful and
 thrilling it's in a class all by itself," said Steve Calloway.  "Never in the
 40-year history of this park has a ride been so talked about and so highly
 anticipated.  There's a saying that goes "Don't believe the hype," but in the
 case of Titan, you'd better believe it!  Titan will be the most popular ride
 at Six Flags Over Texas and is the centerpiece of what promises to be a
 memorable
 40th anniversary season," added Calloway.
     "Titan's first drop of 255 feet and 85 plus mph speed, is the only ride
 that could have matched Six Flags Over Texas' 40th anniversary expectations.
 Texans like their rides big and fast.  Titan delivers bragging rights and
 much, much more," said Gary Slade, publisher of Amusement Today.  "Titan will
 not only take Texas, but all thrill seekers by storm this summer."
     Six Flags Over Texas opened its gates on August 5, 1961 becoming the
 world's first regional theme park.  The brainchild of Texas oil man, Angus
 Wynne, Jr., the park was an instant success, pioneering such innovations as
 one-price admission tickets, Broadway-style musical productions and
 introducing world class rides like the first tubular steel roller coaster, the
 Mine Train; the first-ever back-to-back looping coaster, the Shockwave; and
 the first modern parachute ride, the Texas Chute Out.
     And now in 2001, the park that started a global enterprise, Six Flags Over
 Texas, takes thrills and excitement to a whole new level with the opening of
 Titan, the largest, most powerful ride in the history of Texas.  Are you ready
 to take on the Titan?
     Six Flags, Inc. is the world's largest regional theme park with a total of
 39 parks throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.  Six Flags
 parks serve 40 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.  The
 parks annually host approximately 50 million guests worldwide.  Six Flags is a
 publicly held corporation with corporate office in New York City and Oklahoma
 City.  The company's stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.
 
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