Monday, March 28, 2011

Aerial Antics: The Texas Giant

The New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas will open on April 22nd, 2011 - but before you head out to take a spin, let's look at the ride - old vs. new.

The original Texas Giant opened in 1990, and is seen above in its original version.  Designed by Curtis Summers and built by Dinn Corporation, the $5.5 million coaster opened with the tallest lift on a wooden coaster in the world.

Fast forward to 2011, and the New Texas Giant has been born.  The ride is now a steel/wood coaster hybrid, with a taller lift hill and an amazing steep 79 degree first drop.  As you can see the ride's course generally is the same, only with much more extreme hills and banking.

Watch for a full Six Flags Over Texas Aerial Antics soon, and you can fly over the park using this link.