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Iron Shark

Iron Shark

roller coaster
Iron Shark
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Location Galveston, Texas, USA
Status Operating since June 1, 2012
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Euro-Fighter
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height100 feet
Top speed52 mph
Length1,246 feet

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

Design[edit | edit source]


Iron Shark begins with a 100 foot 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.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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