Crunch Time at Six Flags Over Texas

Opening day has park workers scrambling

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    Workers at Six Flags Over Texas are rushing to get the park ready for the 2012 season. Gates to the park in Arlington open on March 3. (Published Friday, Feb 24, 2012)

    The clock is ticking as Six Flags Over Texas workers rush to get the park painted repaired and ready for opening day.

    "We like to call this time of the year crunch time for us," spokeswoman Sharon Parker said.

    Six Flags Over Texas Readies for New Season

    [DFW] Six Flags Over Texas Readies for New Season
    Workers at Six Flags Over Texas are rushing to get the park ready for the 2012 season. Gates to the park in Arlington open on March 3. (Published Friday, Feb 24, 2012)

    Opening day is March 3.

    "It's exciting, it's fun, and it's very, very stressful," said Jason Weatherford, director of in-park services. "We're pretty much here until it gets dark."

    Park officials said guests will notice upgrades throughout the park from renovated restaurants and retail to new security measures, shows and games.

    The old favorites are still around, too.

    "I always ride around and say, 'This is never going to get fixed,' and, amazingly, by opening day, it looks absolutely wonderful," Parker said.

    It's a big task with big expectations.

    "There are a lot of long hours, and there's a lot of manpower to make sure that the disarray currently here is gone by the time the park opens on March third," Parker said.

    But once the gates open, the work will be far from finished. With spring break just around the corner, the park has several more projects in the works.