After a year long, $10-million renovation the Texas Giant returns in 2011 as an all-new, steel hybrid roller coaster as part of Six Flags' 50th anniversary celebration. Gone are the rickety wood tracks of the original and in place its place are steel tracks designed to give a smooth, screaming fast ride. To further enhance the experience, Six Flags Over Texas, increased the lift hill by 10-feet and included two exciting new elements. The first drop at incredible steep 79-degrees is now one of the steepest coaster drops in the world. Also, the ride now sports a world record-breaking bank of 95-degrees. Much of the layout remains on unchanged, but the renovation should restore the Texas Giant's reputation as being one of the top-ranked roller coasters in the world.
Related: See the entry for Texas Giant wooden coaster.
|2011||Steel||Twister||Rocky Mountain Construction, Curtis D. Summers|
|Height: 153 feet||Drop: 147 feet|
|Angle Of Descent: 79 degrees||Top Speed: 65 mph|
|Length: 4,700 feet||Trains: 3 - 24 passenger|
|Train Mfg: Gerstlauer||Ride Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds|
April 22, 2011 – Opening day
Features: Prefabricated steel I-Box track; 95-degree bank is the steepest in the world for a wooden coaster; Three tunnels
Restraints: Lap bar
Renovation cost: $10 million
Estimated cost: $5.5 million
Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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