Originally scheduled to open in 2020, the Aquaman: Power Wave roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas has been delayed for the third time.
The first delay for this water coaster launched by Mack Rides 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 hub station, allowing a second vehicle to take on passengers while another is in the lane.
Six Flags Over Texas has given no explanation as to what is behind this most recent delay.
RIDE UPDATE: Thank you for your patience as we prepare for North America’s first multi-launch aquatic submarine. We are thrilled 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
When opened, the coaster will be the first of its kind in the United States. Runners will experience one forward and two backward launch to the top of two vertical spikes. When the coaster is returned to the top a second time, a splash pool will fill with water in about six seconds to give the ride a soaking wet finish.
Here’s how it works on the first Power Splash coaster, the Pulsar from Walibi Belgium:
Aquaman: Power Wave will be the 14th roller coaster at the original Six Flags park, and its first since the Joker FreeSpin roller coaster opened in 2017.