Coasterpedia
Log in

Rattler (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

Click here to watch the on-ride POV

Enjoy the ride!
roller coaster
Rattler
USA.png
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1992 to August 4, 2012
Statistics
Designer / calculations John Pierce
Type Wooden
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height179.6 feet
Drop124 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length5,080 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop61.4 degrees°
Help - Infobox 3

Rattler was a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

When it opened it 1992, it was the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world with a 166-foot (51 meter) first drop. The coaster's original plans never called for such a large first drop, but construction of Cedar Point's Mean Streak prompted the hasty design change. As a result, the ride had very rough transitions and many riders complained of rib or back pain. Over the four years following the ride's opening, it was reprofiled in some way each year. The end result was a 42-foot (13 meter) shorter drop.

Design[edit]

Trains[edit]

5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.

Tallest wooden roller coaster
March 1992 - May 2000
Preceded by
Mean Streak
Tallest wooden roller coaster
March 1992 - May 2000
Succeeded by
Son of Beast