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Cucaracha
General
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Park Six Flags Over Texas
Location
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated August 4, 1961 - 1964
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer Allan Herschell Company
Builder
Designer
Type Steel- Wild Mouse
Type
Model Mad Mouse
Riders per train
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height
Drop
Top speed
Length
Dimensions
Duration
Inversions 0
Steepest drop
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Cucaracha was a steel wild mouse roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA. It was built by the Allan Herschell Company.

HistoryEdit

The ride first opened in the US section of the park on August 4, 1961 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. To fit in with the theme, the ride was renamed "La Curacha", Spanish for Cockroach.

The ride closed after the 1964 season and it's queue building was reused by "El Sombrero" a Chance Rides "Trabant" model with a Mexican hat theme.

NotesEdit

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 via an add-on available from Herschell. Whether this is what happened or not has yet to be proven.

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