Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Removed, Operated from 8/4/1961 to 1964

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Thrill

Make: Allan Herschell Company
Model: Wild Mouse / Mad Mouse

Track layout: Wild Mouse


Former names:Sidewinder (8/4/1961 to 1961)
Facts:La Cucaracha's queue building was reused by "El Sombrero" a Chance built "Trabant" ride with a Mexican hat theme.

Some references state this mouse was relocated to Forest Park.  This is complicated because the Cucaracha was a Herschell Mad Mouse model while the Forest Park was a Monster Mouse model.  It may be the Mad Mouse was upgraded to a Monster Mouse as part of the move.  This was an add-on available from Herschell.  Whether this is what happened or not has yet to be proven.
Etymology:While in the Mexico section the roller coaster was called "La Cucaracha" (Spanish for "Cockroach").
Location:Originally opened in the park's US section under the name "Sidewinder".  It was located next to the "Humble Happy Motoring Freeway" (now called "Exxon").  A second track was added to the Humble Happy Motoring Freeway for the 1962 season and the Sidewinder was relocated to the park's Mexico section.

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Cucaracha - Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas, USA)

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Cucaracha - Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas, USA)