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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas
Families enjoying their twist on Sidewinder
 
 

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Sidewinder

This Slithery Snake Sure Knows How to Scramble!

This classic contraption never fails to deliver the goods. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an old pro, Sidewinder is a scrambler guaranteed to get the job done. First this classic scramble ride will spin you round and round, and then it’ll put a spin on the spin!

You will become a human rotation station when you slide into one of 12 sleek silver pods, all connected in groups of four to a center rotating arm. When that arm starts to spin, the fun begins!

Once you’re turning around the center, each cluster then pivots on its own axis, creating a spin within a spin that will have you plastered to the edge of your chair. Just be prepared for an extreme case of the dizzies.

The world rushes at you from all directions, zooming forward while you contort around the center in a whirlwind of heavy duty swerves. In fact, just watching this wiggly ride will make you wobbly. 

This snaky spellbinder makes a great meet-up spot while some of the more insane daredevils in your crew attempt to ride Titan next door. Tell them you feel more comfortable with thrills that stay closer to the ground. Just don’t expect to be able to walk in a straight line for a little while.

By The Numbers

Top Speed
11.4 RPM
Duration
2 minutes, 30 seconds
Introduced
1961, 2006
Manufacturer
Eli Bridge Company

What Our Guests Say

  • "My friend and I rode in the rain, and that made it one of my favorite rides that day."
    - Hannah O. From Fort Worth, Tx
  • "I liked it because it slides and whorls around."
    - Theresa T Arlington Tx
  • "Sidewinder is great for the kids to spend time on while bigger kids enjoy other rides. Works out great!"
    - Wendy B From Benbrook Tx
  • "My little brother was laughing hysterically at how fast, and how close we would come to hitting the other cars!"
    - Michelle R. Kemp,tx
  • "My ten yr. old wanted to keep riding, and had no shortage of parents, siblings, and grandparents that enjoyed riding it with her!"
    - Lacy D From Fort Worth, Tx

What do you think?

Thrill Level
Moderate

Minimum Height

36"
48" to ride alone. No lap children.
Location in Park: 

Texas

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