Iron Shark

Roller coaster in the United States
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Iron Shark
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Location Galveston, Texas, USA
Status Operating since June 1, 2012
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Product Euro-Fighter 380
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height 100 feet
Drop 97 feet
Top speed 52 mph
Length 1246 feet
Inversions 3
Duration 1:00

Iron Shark is a steel roller coaster located at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas, USA. Built by Gerstlauer, it opened on June 1, 2012 as the fifteenth Euro-Fighter in the world and the first of its kind in the state of Texas.



Iron Shark begins with a 100 foot vertical lift hill. The first drop is beyond vertical, and is followed immediately by a dive loop and a cutback. After some high-speed turns, the car travels through a vertical loop and into the final brake run.


Single cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per car.

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