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The Rattler

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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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.

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

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

Visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas to ride this roller coaster.

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