Sunday, March 11, 2018

Six Flags Fiesta Texas' Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Testing Video is a Must Watch

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has started testing their brand new single rail roller coaster, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso. And, WOW.  SFFT Source shared video of one of the test runs on Instagram, and I think it speaks for itself:

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I don't know about you guys, but I'm totally amazed by the speed that this Rocky Mountain Construction-designed ride has!  The first time I watched this and it completed the 180 degree turn at the top of the lift I noted that it appeared to be running quickly, and it just intensifies after that point.

I imagine that the negative forces at play on the riders near the back of the train will be totally wild on that first 90 degree drop.  The rest of the elements then run in quick succession as the train appears to continue to gather speed!  By my timing, it's about 31 seconds from the time the last car crests the lift hill until it hits the final brake run.  Removing a couple hundred feet of track length for the brakes, station and lift, that is in the neighborhood of an average speed of 35 miles per hour.  That might not be a huge number on its own, but considering the tight track layout that Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster has, and the single passenger, open trains, this looks to be quite a thrilling experience.

No word yet on when the new coaster will open, but hopefully if testing continues successfully it won't be too much longer now!