Six Flags Over Texas Open Weekends Starting Saturday

Less than 24 hours to go before Opening Day and it's crunch time for the team at Six Flags Over Texas.

"The dedication that our team members have for making sure that all of the rides, down to the landscape is done to the 'T' for our guests when we open our gates Saturday morning, it's one more thing that makes me proud to be a part of this team," said Sharon Parker, spokesperson for Six Flags Over Texas.

They admit it's been a bit more frantic of a process this year thanks to the roller coaster ride the weather has taken us on in recent weeks.

"It's made it that much more challenging, but we've been doing this for 53 years," said Jason Weatherford, Director of In Park Services for Six Flags Over Texas. "We've had a lot of cold winters in that 53 years, so we've figured out how to do it."

Apart from hanging new signs, testing the rides, and stocking up their stores, Six Flags has been hard at work on several new things for this year.

First, season pass holders will be able to scan their way into the park using their fingerprints. Then, later this spring, the park will debut an all new Bugs Bunny Boomtown.

"You're going to have five new attractions and plenty of shaded areas," said Parker.

Also – for the first time ever, they're inviting dog owners to bring their pets into the park right before they open. Registration for "Wags and Flags" begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The walk will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Additionally, guests who bring a bag of dog food to donate to the Arlington Animal Shelter will receive a coupon for a $15 admission for use during the summer.

The City of Arlington says Opening Weekend at Six Flags is a welcomed sight for all.

"Not only is it a good time for Six Flags, but it's also a good time for other destinations in our city," said Decima Cooper, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Both they and the park say they're ready for a great 2014.

Gates open at Six Flags Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. The park will only be open weekends until mid-May and then daily during Spring Break.

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