November 15, 2000
Arlington, TX -- In Greek mythology, during a period of lawlessness prior to the rise of the Olympians, twelve gods of enormous size, strength and power ruled the earth with absolute force - they were the Titans! Six Flags Over Texas will enthrone a new roller coaster of mythical proportions, destined to rule the thrill world, the largest, most powerful ride in the history of Texas - Titan!
Towering 255 feet above the earth, the muscular steel structure features one of the world's mightiest drops at hyper speeds of 85 miles an hour. Strapped two abreast aboard the sleek bright-orange trains, guests will experience thrills of mythological proportions. One hundred feet taller than the legendary Texas Giant, Titan is faster than strikes of Zeus' lightning and features over a mile of twisted steel with huge sweeping spirals. Guests will experience epic thrills as they speed through a full three-and-a half minutes of spectacular plunges, a 120-foot long tunnel shrouded in total darkness, a series of camel back hills, huge spiral curves, and high speed helixes!
"Titan makes a powerful statement about Six Flags over Texas maintaining its status as one of the greatest theme parks in the world," said Steve Calloway, vice president and general manager of Six Flags over Texas. "We have always known 2001 would be a monumental year for the park and we plan to have a Texas-sized celebration marking 40 years of what has become an institution. Titan will be the most popular ride at Six Flags over Texas. This coaster is destined to become the 'Gold Standard' for mythological thrills."
The adventure will begin for Guests as they approach the park. Titan with it's 255-foot lift will dominate the Southern sky and become a signature icon for years to come. The enormous height and size of the coaster will start the adrenaline rush even before Guests park their car! "Six Flags is home to the top-rated wooden roller coaster in the world, the one and only Texas Giant! And next year, we will become home to the top rated steel coaster...Titan," said Calloway.
This is a great celebration for coasters and park enthusiasts everywhere,", said Timothy L. Baldwin, South Regional Representative for the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE). "The Texas Giant gained worldwide attention for its unprecedented heights in wooden coasters. To have a steel coaster tower 100 feet taller than the Giant is a massive undertaking that will have coaster fans counting the days until its premier.
The opening of Titan is the early Spring of 2000 will kick off a yearlong celebration as Six Flags Theme Parks turns forty. This is a historic event that will lead the world's largest regional theme park company into a year-long celebration around the world!
TITAN FACT SHEET
Layout - Hypertwister
Height - 245 feet
First Drop - 255 feet
Angle of Decent (First Drop) - 65 degrees
Top Speed - 85 m.p.h.
Length - 5,280 feet
Capacity - 1,600 persons per hour
Number of Trains - 3
Passengers Per Train - 30 passengers
Colors - Orange Track, Teal Supports
Ride Manufacturer - Giovanola of Switzerland
Opening Date - Spring 2001
Titan logo and artwork courtesy of Six Flags Over Texas. All rights reserved.