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New Texas Giant

Six Flags Over Texas

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After a year long, $10-million renovation the Texas Giant returned 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 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, included two exciting new elements. and the first drop at an incredibly steep 79-degrees is now one of the steepest coaster drops in the world. Also, the ride now sports a world record-breaking banked turn of 95-degrees. Much of the layout remains on unchanged, but the renovation has restored 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.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2011 Steel Twister Rocky Mountain Construction, Curtis D. Summers

Roller Coaster Stats

Angle Of Descent: 79 degrees Drop: 147 feet
Height: 153 feet Length: 4,700 feet
Trains: 3 - 24 passenger Ride Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds
Top Speed: 65 mph Train Mfg: Gerstlauer

New Texas Giant Facts

Related: See original Texas Giant entry when it was a wood coaster.

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

Opening date: April 22, 2011

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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