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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas
 
 

El Sombrero

Tip Your Hat to this All-Time Favorite Spin-Maker!

Some might call it a spinning top, while others might say whirling dervish. Most folks just call it “the hat ride,” but whatever you name it, El Sombrero is ready to deliver sensational spins.

Step right up to the enormous Mexican hat in bold yellow and red. As far as twisters go, this will be the topper! Find a seat along the brim – there’s room on each bench for you and a friend, but whoever’s sitting on the outside will probably get crunched the most. 

Now the whole giant sombrero will start to spin. You better hang on to your hat, because before you know it, the entire hat lifts and tilts like it was blowing in the wind. Right about now you’ll be dividing your time between giggling, not getting squashed, and just plain hanging on.  Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

By The Numbers

Top Speed
22 RPM
Duration
1 minute
Introduced
1965
Manufacturer
Chance Manufacturing

What Our Guests Say

  • "I loved the excitement on my child's face while going up, down and around."
    - Audrie H From Burleson Tx
  • "It goes backwards and is a really neat ride. We can all ride as a group. ... so awesome!"
    - Pepper P From Fort Worth
  • "Excellent ride... just enough to enjoy a frightening tummy drop. Yay!"
    - Monique A, Dallas Tx
  • "The kids loved that they could ride by themselves, and have a fun time."
    - Alyssia D From Mansfield, Tx
  • "It was such a fun, spinning, family ride that we rode it 3 times."
    - Tammara R From Dallas, Tx

What do you think?

Thrill Level
Mild

Minimum Height

None with adult
42" to ride alone. No lap children.
Location in Park: 

Mexico & Spain