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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas' launched catapult coaster looks like its model name a "spaghetti bowl" of twisted steel track. Instead of a lift hill, Poltergeist uses high-tech linear induction motors to launch its six car trains to 60 miles-per-hour in under 3.5 seconds. Riders then speed their way through 2,705-feet of twisted steel track, including four inversions like the opening cobra roll. It should also be noted that Poltergeist's two trains have been retrofitted with ratcheting lap bar restraints that replacing the original and much hated over-the-shoulder restraints.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1999 Steel Launched Multielement Premier Rides
  • Height
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    upside down elements
  • Launch
  • G-force
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 15 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 24 passenger

Poltergeist Facts & History

2007 - Trains retrofitted replacing the over-the-shoulder restraints with lap bars and seat belts.

Launch: zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds

Inversions: Cobra Roll (2), Sidewinder, Corkscrew

Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

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