Monday, November 27, 2017

Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster Standing Tall at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

© Jeffrey Siebert
Announced as the world's first single rail roller coaster, Six Flags Fiesta Texas' Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster will be one of two of the same type of ride to open in 2018.  Regardless of which technically opens first, the rides are highly anticipated by coaster fans as they represent an all new type of steel roller coaster, capable of giving a smooth ride with extreme maneuvers in a small space.

At Six Flags Fiesta Texas, construction is moving along quickly on the coaster, fabricated by Rocky Mountain Construction.  Above is a photo that the park's president shared of the single rail track that has arrived at the park.  This track represents the "golden lasso" aspect of the Wonder Woman theming, though the entire ride will take visitors into her world.

© Jeffrey Siebert
This view, also shared by the park's president, shows the spider web of bright red supports that are now in place for Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster.  The ride, featuring cars that seat 8 passengers individually, stands 113 feet tall and features a 100 foot first drop that dives at a 90 degree angle.  The highest supports that can be seen in the foreground of this photo are for the top of the lift, where a swooping 180 degree turn takes place before the drop.

The rest of the 1,800 feet of track includes three inversions, tight twists, an elevated s-curve, air-time moments and more.  You can check out some additional construction photos via this link.