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|Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster|
|Manufacturer||Rocky Mountain Construction|
|Designer / calculations||Alan Schilke|
|Type||Steel - Single rail|
|Model / product||Raptor Track (Prototype)|
|Riders per train||8|
Top speed52 mph
Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster is a steel single rail roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The ride opened on May 12, 2018 and is manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction with the control system supplied by Irvine Ondrey Engineering. Wonder Woman replaced Power Surge, an Intamin shoot-the-chutes (1992 - 2017), reusing its splashdown pool. Some of Power Surge's trough, in particular the turn back into where its station was located, is still visible from Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster's queue.
Design[edit | edit source]
Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster is the first single rail roller coaster manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction. It is a Raptor model, which is the smaller of the two designs offered by RMC and requires riders to be sat inline straddling a 15.5 inch wide rail. The other, larger design is called T-Rex, and does not require riders to be sat inline. The ride contains 3 inversions; a dive loop, a cutback and a corkscrew. This particular layout is a standard layout which RMC are referring to as the Prototype. RailBlazer at California's Great America is a mirror image of this ride.
After exiting the moving station, riders ascend a steep lift hill to the 113 foot peak of the ride. Wonder Woman drops to the right and rises back up, diving down its 100 foot drop at 90 degrees. It rises back up into a raven turn. At first, the train banks somewhere near 90 degrees to the right, hanging riders sideways, but then as it begins its descent Wonder Woman twists upside down and completes the half-loop portion of the raven turn. An off-axis airtime hill follows, leading into the elephant trunk - a left-hand rising 3/4 helix into an S-curve with a steep drop exiting the element. Wonder Woman does a left-hand cutback over the station followed by a left-hand corkscrew into a right-hand overbanked curve. Then, the train rises up into the brake run, followed by a turn onto more brake run track and finally another turn back into the station.
In November 2017, Six Flags Fiesta Texas revealed concept images of the ride's theming. It is inspired by Greek architecture and will feature boards with Wonder Woman's story on them.
Trains[edit | edit source]
3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in a single row for a total of 8 riders per train. Due to the thinness of the ride's track, only 1 rider can sit in each row. Also, the ride has vest restraints, a first for an RMC coaster.
Images[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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