New Texas Giant At Six Flags Over Texas

Published on July 15, 2012
Category: Travel & Events
Source: Youtube

The Texas Giant is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. It is currently the tallest steel-hybrid roller coaster in the world at a height of 153 ft (47 m) which features a 79° drop of 147 ft (45 m), and turns banked up to 95°. The coaster uses a brand new type of all steel track which results in the Texas Giant no longer being a purely wooden roller coaster. The redesigned ride is a steel-tracked coaster with the original wooden support structure[3] which enables the ride to be much smoother than it was in previous seasons when it was a pure wooden roller coaster.In addition to new track, the Texas Giant also received new trains and a new control system. The coaster reopened to the public on April 22, 2011 as part of the park's 50th anniversary celebration.