In 2024, El Rio Lento, formerly El Aserradero, at Six Flags Over Texas will transform into one of the world’s longest log flumes, featuring new elements, including a steep nosedive, according to an NBCDFW article. In it they say,
“El Rio Lento, also known as El Aserradero, is set to become one of the longest log flumes the planet has ever seen in 2024.
The amusement park said the new and improved El Rio Lento will have a new lift hill and two big drops, including a giant, steep nosedive.
The current three-and-a-half-minute ride, which was first introduced in 1963, moves riders along at 15 mph and takes thrill-seekers as high as 30 feet in the air.”
Six Flags Over Texas plans to extend El Rio Lento to approximately 2,500 feet, enhancing this classic log flume attraction, according to a Mix 93.1 article. They say,
“El Rio Lento will be expanded to approximately 2,500 feet long. According to a company press release, the improved log flume is part of one of the company’s ‘most substantial planned investments in its parks in more than a decade’.”
The log flume’s improvement, which is one of the company’s biggest investments in the last decade, aims to enhance guest experience, according to a Dallas Morning News article. They report,
“The improved log flume is part of one of the company’s “most substantial planned investments in its parks in more than a decade,” the Arlington-based company said in a news release.
“Our new El Rio Lento will capture the spirit of the very first log flume as we are enhancing the guest experience so they can continue to create amazing family memories,” Six Flags Over Texas Park president Richard Douaihy said in a written statement. “I am excited to announce our capital project as we invest to preserve our well-loved log flume.””