Have some pity for the Shock Wave.
The aging Six Flags roller coaster got stuck this summer, and it probably lacks the name recognition of its fellow elder, the Texas Giant.
Now, a Denton fifth-grader suggests — no, insists — that the Arlington amusement park get rid of the double-looped ride for good.
“They could put a better roller coaster and get more money,” Penelope Nunez, a student at Pecan Creek Elementary, told CBS 11 in a story that aired Wednesday evening.
Nunez came to her conclusion during a class project. She had been assigned to calculate which Six Flags coaster was the least efficient, according to the CBS report.
Her numbers, factoring in efficiency and profit, pointed to the 38-year-old Shock Wave.
“It took me three tries to get the math right,” she told the TV station. “[Shock Wave] didn’t give as much rides and as much money, and it took up more space.”
Six Flags, in a statement to CBS, appreciated the input but said the ride, a “guest favorite,” won’t be retiring anytime soon.
After all, the park did equip the coaster with virtual reality gear this spring. Check out a video of the experience below.