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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon‚Äôs Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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Batman Roller Coaster Now Moves Backwards

‘Batman: The Ride’ has been at Six Flags Over Texas for around 15 years. Now, one of the park’s most popular attractions is changing things up by sending riders backwards.

07/02/2014

A view of The Texas Giant roller coaster (R) at Six Flags Over Texas on July 22, 2013 in Arlington. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Six Flags Entertainment’s 3Q Profit Falls 52 Percent

Six Flags Entertainment Corp.’s net income tumbled 52 percent in the third quarter, as the death of a roller coaster rider in July weighed on overall attendance growth for the amusement-park operator and contributed to a sharp increase in expenses.

10/23/2013

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The Texas Giant Reopens Nearly 2 Months After Tragedy

It was designed to provide a scare for fun, not scare someone to death. The Texas Giant roller coaster reopened at Six Flags in Arlington nearly two months after a woman was flung from it to her death.

09/14/2013

The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Six Flags Sued Over Texas Giant Death, Coaster Will Reopen This Weekend

The family of the woman who fell to her death while riding a roller coaster has filed a lawsuit against Six Flags Over Texas.

09/10/2013

The Texas Giant (credit: CBS 11 News)

Six Flags Reopens San Antonio Roller Coaster

A roller coaster at a Six Flags park in San Antonio has reopened one month after a woman died in an accident on the Texas Giant roller coaster at a Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

08/16/2013

The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Months Before Six Flags Death Industry Oversight Questioned

The I-Team has learned there were questions about amusement ride safety, and how to monitor the industry, long before a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster on July 19.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

Rosa Esparza was thrown from The Texas Giant at Six Flags Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: Esparza family)

Coroner: Texas Roller Coaster Victim Fell 75 Feet

A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam.

07/23/2013

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Six Flags Death Investigation To Focus On Ride, Rider

Once Six Flags completes its investigation into what caused a woman to fall to her death, the amusement park may not share it with the public.

CBS 11–07/22/2013

The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Roller Coaster Victim Identified, Six Flags Investigation Continues

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is using “both internal and external experts” to investigate the roller coaster accident that killed a woman at its North Texas amusement park, the company’s president said Monday.

07/22/2013

The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Six Flags Conducts Internal Investigation Into Texas Giant Tragedy

How a woman was thrown from the 14 story Texas Giant roller coaster and died remains a mystery and the answers to how it happened may never be revealed.

07/21/2013

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Shock Wave Roller Coaster Gets Paint Job

It’s hard for drivers along Interstate 30 to miss the Shock Wave roller coaster, which sits alongside the highway at Six Flags Over Texas. But after a new paint job, the double looped roller coaster will be even easier to see.

09/27/2012

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