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The Rattler

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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The Rattler closed forever on August 6, 2012. This roller coaster was reincarnated as the Iron Rattler steel hybrid coaster in 2013.

When it debuted in 1992, The Rattler, became the world's tallest, fastest wooden coaster and featured the largest drop as well– 166-feet. However, after a series of necessary modifications the roller coaster featured a much shorter re-profiled drop of 124-feet. The Rattler was a terrain wooden coaster that incorporated the cliffs of the quarry wall at Fiesta Texas into its layout, including a long tunnel through it during the second half of the ride. Another talked about feature was the impressively huge, but really boring, 900-degree helix that was positioned high atop the quarry wall.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1992 Wood Terrain John F. Pierce

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 61°
  • Drop: 124 feet
  • G-force: 3.6 G's
  • Height: 180 feet
  • Length: 5,080 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 20 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes, 26 seconds
  • Top Speed: 65 mph
  • Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

The Rattler Facts

The Rattler opened with a 166-foot drop, but after several modifications the coaster now has a 124-foot drop.

Features: Tunnel

August 6, 2012 – Final day of operation

Opening date: March 14, 1992

Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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