This Rare Footage Of Six Flags Over Texas Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

Six Flags Over Texas, centrally located in Arlington between Dallas and Fort Worth, opened in 1961 after just a year of construction and an investment of $10 million. It was impressive then, but even more so now! The 212-acre theme park continues to be a top year-round tourist attraction for the area, and has provided exciting memories for generations.

Here is some memorable footage by GeeUnit0928 of what the park looked like in 1962, long before the ultra-thrill rides of today made their debut:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

MyPOWDERKEG created a compilation of still photos taken at the park from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Viewing this montage will be sure to bring back some good times regardless of your age!

How old were you the first time you visited Six Flags Over Texas? What was your favorite ride then, and is it still in existence today? We’d love to hear about your best memories from this amusement park!