KEMAH, Texas -

We expect things to be bigger and better in Texas, and the latest addition to the Kemah Boardwalk is fits into both of those categories.

The new ride is called the Flare and it stands seven stories tall.

It’s the only one of its size in Texas, and only the second tallest in the world.

“We got a lot of bang for our buck in terms of the size of the ride in terms of the space we put it in so it was important for this particular ride to be kind of compact but still a big thrill factor,’ said Mark Kane, vice president of Landry’s Amusement Division.

The Flare officially opens to the public on Saturday.