Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Rattler Has Slithered Away

Via Sabrina's look at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
This past Sunday marked the closure of Six Flags Fiesta Texas' Rattler roller coaster, I was surprised to look a the calendar and see that the 5th had slipped right by me!  Those who have a paralyzing fear of snakes need not fear the park any longer, as the Rattler is no longer rattling riders.

The press reports that the final train was greeted in the station by a blast of confetti, marking the end of the run for the 20 year old ride.  The park has remained tight lipped about what will happen with the coaster, with some rumors saying the ride will receive a makeover instead of being demolished.

With most Six Flags announcements seeming to be lined up for the end of this month, we won't have to wait too long to find out.  I never got to take a ride on the Rattler, and though its ride was said to be less than stellar, it is still a bummer that I missed it.