Please note, the wood version of Texas Giant is no more. As of 2011, see the entry fro the all-new steel hybrid Texas Giant roller coaster.
For nearly two decades Texas Giant consistently ranked in polls as one of the top wooden coasters in the world. Following the idea that everything is bigger in Texas this coaster was no exception. The lift hill extends for what seems like forever as the train rises up fourteen stories. Texas Giant's 137-foot drop catapults the train to a speed of 62 mph as it enters a high steeply banked turn that leads to more fun. The second half of the coaster is built almost entirely within the wooden structure adding to the thrills.
Related: See Texas Giant Review for pictures.
|1990||Wood||Twister||Curtis D. Summers|
|Angle Of Descent: 53 degrees||Drop: 137 feet|
|G-force: 2.7 G's||Height: 143 feet|
|Length: 4,920 feet||Trains: 3 - 24 passenger|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes||Top Speed: 62 mph|
|Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.|
November 1, 2009 – Final day of operation
2009 – Closed at the end of the season to begin a $10 million refurbishment, including the addition of a new prefabricated steel track. The new Texas Giant will reopen in 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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