The Rattler closed on August 6, 2012. Look for a reincarnation of this roller 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 this roller coaster now features a much shorter drop of 124-feet. The Rattler is a terrain wooden coaster that incorporates the cliffs of the quarry wall at Six Flags Fiesta Texas into its layout, including a long tunnel through it during the second half of the ride. Another talked about feature of The Rattler is a huge 900-degree helix that is situated high atop the quarry wall.
|1992||Wood||Terrain||John F. Pierce|
|Angle Of Descent: 61 degrees||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.|
August 6, 2012 – Final day of operation
Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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