The Rattler closed forever on August 6, 2012. This roller coaster was reincarnated as the Iron Rattler steel hybrid 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 the roller coaster featured a much shorter re-profiled drop of 124-feet. The Rattler was a terrain wooden coaster that incorporated the cliffs of the quarry wall at Fiesta Texas into its layout, including a long tunnel through it during the second half of the ride. Another talked about feature was the impressively huge, but really boring, 900-degree helix that was positioned high atop the quarry wall.
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The Rattler opened with a 166-foot drop, but after several modifications the coaster now has a 124-foot drop.
August 6, 2012 – Final day of operation
Opening date: March 14, 1992
Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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