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|Manufacturer||Rocky Mountain Construction|
|Designer / calculations||Alan Schilke|
|Type||Steel - Hybrid|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||70 mph|
Iron Rattler is a Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The coaster spends half of its course on top of the cliffs surrounding the park, utilizing the Rattler's helix structure for the inversion and two over-banked curves. Iron Rattler interacts with Bugs' White Water Rapids, the train ride, and Road Runner Express.
On August 30, 2012, Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced the addition of Iron Rattler. Iron Rattler opened on May 25, 2013.
In July 2013, Iron Rattler was forced to close when a woman was killed after plunging from New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. The attraction eventually reopened the following month with new seatbelts.
As the train moves out of the station, it makes a left turn. Riders then head up a 179 foot tall chain lift hill. At the top, riders are being held for a few seconds before dropping 171 feet feet at an 81° angle, reaching a max speed of 70 mph. The train ascends 142 feet up a cliff, passing through a 110° over-banked curve and a 95° over-banked curve. Soon afterwards, the train makes a 125 foot left-handed dive off the cliff and goes straight into a 113 foot tall zero-g roll. Riders move through two more over-banked curves before plunging 100 feet off the cliff. The train turns left into a tunnel before returning to the station.
2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.
The zero-g roll
- ↑ "Amusement ride stickers". https://www.tdi.texas.gov/commercial/lcamcurrentsticker.html. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
- ↑ Six Flags Fiesta Texas website information
- ↑ "Six Flags Fiesta Texas Announces Record-Breaking Iron Rattler for 2013". https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/six-flags-fiesta-texas-announces-record-breaking-iron-rattler-for-2013-167877915.html.
- ↑ "Iron Rattler debuts May 25". https://www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Iron-Rattler-debuts-May-25-4511157.php.
- ↑ "Iron Rattler shut down after deadly coaster fall - KSAT.com". https://www.ksat.com/news/2013/07/22/iron-rattler-shut-down-after-deadly-coaster-fall/.
- ↑ "Six Flags Fiesta Texas Reopens Iron Rattler Roller Coaster". https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/six-flags-fiesta-texas-reopens-iron-rattler-roller-coaster/2094269/.
- Iron Rattler on the Roller Coaster DataBase.