A controlled explosion toppled an iconic Arlington Landmark in less than 25 seconds. Texas Chute Out, the first modern-day parachute drop, stood as a Six Flags Over Texas Landmark for 37 seasons. It had given 28,943,258 rides during its time at the park. The 200 foot tower was built in Belgium and brokered by Intamin A.G. of Switzerland. When the ride opened it featured 12 chutes that dropped riders at a speed of 8 mph during their 28-second descent. Chute Out gave is last rides on September 3, 2012. Demolition of the ride was conducted by Dallas Demolition, the tower landed within 12 inches of its designated spot.
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