Monday, September 17, 2012

Slicing and Dicing the Rattler

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Let the transformation begin!  Six Flags Fiesta Texas has started slicing their way through the Rattler's three level helix, clearing it out to make way for the Iron Rattler's new path.  The massive helix was known as one of the ride's less interesting parts, and the new version of the ride will use the area quite differently.

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Where the giant helix structure previously sat will be a combination of overbanked turns on the Iron Rattler, one of which features a steeply banked outward turn - for what seems like just the fun of it! The time up on top of the cliff will be shorter than before, but between the extreme curves - and the zero g roll just before it - I doubt anyone will mind!

Looking forward to seeing more of the ride's transformation!