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New Texas Giant

New Texas Giant

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New Texas Giant
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Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Status Operating since April 22, 2011
Cost $10,000,000 US
Height restriction 48 inches
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height153 feet
Drop147 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4920 feet
Steepest drop79 degrees°
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New Texas Giant is a hybrid roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Texas Giant, a wooden roller coaster, closed on November 1, 2009 to be rebuilt as the New Texas Giant. The New Texas Giant opened on April 22, 2011.

2013 accident[edit | edit source]

On July 19, 2013, 52-year-old Rosy Esparza fell to her death while riding the Texas Giant. The ride closed for investigations and reopened on September 14, 2013.

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 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 trains were built by Gerstlauer.

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