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l Location l San Antonio, Texas, USA l- l Opened l March 14, 1992 l- l Manufacturer l Rocky Mountain Construction l- l Type l Hybrid l- l Riders per train l 20 l- l Height l 180 feet (54.7 Meters) l- l Drop l 171 feet (52.1 meters) l- l Top speed l 70 mph (112.7 km/h)) l- l Length l 3,226 feet (995.5 Meters) l- l Inversions l 1 l- l Steepest Drop l 81° l- l Maximum G-Force l 3.6G l-
Iron Rattler

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Iron Rattler front seat on-ride HD POV Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Iron Rattler front seat on-ride HD POV Six Flags Fiesta Texas


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Park

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Iron Rattler is a Rocky Mountain Coasters hybrid roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas.[1] The coaster spends much of its course atop the cliffs surrounding the park and includes a long tunnel through a quarry wall after its mid-course brake run.

History

When Rattler opened in 1992, it was the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world with a 166 foot (51 meter) first drop. The coaster's original plans never called for such a large first drop, but construction of Cedar Point's Mean Streak prompted the hasty design change. As a result, the ride had very rough transitions and many riders complained of rib or back pain. Over the four years following the ride's opening, it was reprofiled in some way each year. The end result was a 42 foot (13 meter) shorter drop.

In 2013, Rocky Mountain Coasters reprofiled the ride with new track and trains in a manner similar to that used on Texas Giant.[2]

Photo Gallery

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New Iron Rattler

Preceded by

Mean Streak

World's Tallest Wooden Roller Coaster

March 1992–May 2000

Succeeded by

Son of Beast

Preceded by

Mean Streak

World's Tallest Wooden Roller Coaster Drop

March 1992–May 2000

Succeeded by

Son of Beast

Preceded by

Mean Streak

World's Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster

March 1992–May 2000

Succeeded by

Son of Beast

References

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Roller Coasters
Operating BoomerangGoliathKiddee KoasterPandemoniumPoltergeistRattlerRoad Runner ExpressSuperman Krypton Coaster
Former Boardwalk Canyon BlasterJoker's Revenge
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