Originally scheduled to open in 2020, the Aquaman: Power Wave coaster at Six Flags Over Texas has been delayed for a third time.
The first delay of this Mack Rides launched water coaster was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing its opening to 2021. The second delay, to 2022, was to allow the park to add a turntable station, allowing a second ride vehicle to load passengers while another is on the track.
Six Flags Over Texas did not give any explanation for what’s behind this most recent delay.
RIDE UPDATE: Thank you for your patience as we prepare for North America’s first multi-launch water coaster. We’re excited to announce that AQUAMAN: Power Wave will officially open in spring 2023.#SixFlagsOverTexas pic.twitter.com/JTVziPDgun
— Six Flags Over Texas (@SixFlagsOverTX) July 6, 2022
Once it does open, the coaster will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Riders will experience a forwards and two backwards launches up two vertical spikes. When the coaster is sent up the spike backwards a second time, a splashdown pool will fill with water in approximately six seconds to give the ride a soaking wet finale.
Here’s how it works on the first Power Splash coaster, Walibi Belgium’s Pulsar:
Aquaman: Power Wave will be the 14th coaster at the original Six Flags park, and its first since the Joker FreeSpin coaster opened in 2017.