Texas Giant

Roller coaster in the United States
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Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Coordinates 32°45′23″N 97°04′23″W / 32.756359°N 97.073060°W / 32.756359; -97.073060
Park section Texas
Status Defunct
Operated March 17, 1990 to November 1, 2009
Cost $5,500,000 US
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Replaced by New Texas Giant
Manufacturer Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Hourly capacity 1,600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 143 feet
Drop 137 feet
Top speed 62 mph
Length 4920 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 53°
Duration 2:00
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Riders per train 24

Texas Giant was a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, USA. The ride opened on March 17, 1990 and closed on November 1, 2009. In 2011, it was replaced by the New Texas Giant steel roller coaster, which follows a similar layout and uses much of the Texas Giant's supports.


Texas Giant opened as the tallest wooden coaster in the world on March 17, 1990.

In March 2009, the park announced that Texas Giant would close for a $10 million refurbishment. No details were revealed at the time, only that the refurbished ride would be "faster and smoother".[1] Its last day of operation was November 1, 2009. A train and signage from the ride was donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum.[2]




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 Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.


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Tallest wooden roller coaster
March 1990 - May 1991
Preceded by
Le Monstre
Tallest wooden roller coaster
March 1990 - May 1991
Succeeded by
Mean Streak

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