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Best Roller Coasters at Six Flags Over Texas

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The wind in your hair. The rush of your heart. The exhilaration of letting your voice scream with all your might. Roller coasters can bring such thrill and pleasure to your life, and with one of the most exciting amusement parks just miles away from our community, it’s the perfect time to explore local coasters.

Let’s take a look at some of the top roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, and let the great times roll!


This ride was previously called Medusa and has no bottom to it, so your feet are dangling in the air. You reach over 60 miles per hour of pure adrenaline rush on this intense, yet smooth, ride. Bizzaro boasts 3984 feet to its name, with 50 percent more ride space than Batman.


If you’re a serious thrill seeker, you won’t want to miss experiencing the Goliath. Living up to its name, this massive roller coaster brings you speed and space with plenty of screams to spare.


At 120 feet with a max speed of 55 miles per hour, the X-Flight gives you 3,000 feet of pure terror and excitement. If you’re over 53 inches in height, you’ll be able to experience this winged roller coaster that offers a smooth ride, while also giving you monster speed.

Virtual Velocity

This ride of 185 feet with a max speed of 70 mph offers you a track length of 630 feet. Categorized as an impulse ride, you must be at least 53 inches to ride. This ride uses a lift hill with magnetic motors to shoot you forward. Virtual velocity alternates between forward and backward movements.

Living The Thrill

Roller coasters provide great excitement, pleasure and all-out fun on Six Flags trips. If you’re looking for Grand Prairie apartments and want to add a little more thrill to your life, check us out at Derby Park!


4 Great Summer Activities for Your Four-Legged Friend Near Grand Prairie

One of the great perks to finding an apartment in Grand Prairie, Texas is the proximity to so many fantastic resources for pet owners. There are dog parks that offer a great variety of activities. If you’re looking for an apartment in the area, Derby Park Apartments are pet friendly, with plenty of amenities for your dog and you to enjoy, as well. Residents of Derby Park enjoy outside features, such as tennis courts and swimming pools. There are a variety of floor plans available to fit any lifestyle and certain apartments offer a balcony or patio for outdoor entertainment.

4 Activities for Your Dog Near Grand Prairie

Residents at Derby Park can find a number of things to do close to home. Here are 4 activities perfect for pet owners over the summer months.

  1. Marshall Grain Pooch Pool Party. This fun-filled pool party in Grapevine is scheduled for July 16 and 17th of 2016. It’s a great opportunity to get your dog washed and socialize with other pet owners in the area. This event also raises funds to help pug rescues, so you’ll get a chance meet other pet owners and pets while helping a worthy cause.
  2. Mike Lewis Park. Leashed dogs are welcome at this great park, where you can walk the trails, bike ride or roller skate. This park has plenty of facilities for outdoor sports and there are dog-friendly water fountains available for your pet.
  3. Veterans Park. This fantastic park also features Central Bark, a fenced in dog park for off the leash play. Central Bark has different areas so that dogs can be separated by size.
  4. Cravens Park. Cravens Park in Arlington is a fantastic place for biking and walking trails which also welcomes your pets.

Are You Looking for an Apartment in Grand Prairie?

If you’re interested in an apartment at Derby Park, contact us today to see what floor plans are available to meet your needs.