New Texas Giant

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New Texas Giant
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roller coaster
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
Designer / calculations Alan Schilke
Type Steel
Model / product I-Box Track
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height153 feet
Drop147 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4920 feet
Steepest drop79°
G-force4.2 g
Bank angle: 115°
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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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