February 13, 2013
Epic New Iron Rattler Coaster’s Pioneering
Zero-G Barrel Roll Complete at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
World’s first hybrid coaster to flip riders upside down reaches another milestone as the massive project nears completion
Six Flags Fiesta Texas today announces the completion of the Iron Rattler’s thrilling Zero-G Barrel Roll that flips riders completely upside down. This amazing new ride element is the first of its’ kind to be featured on a hybrid coaster!
“It’s so exciting to actually see such an iconic feature as the Zero-G Barrel Roll completed,” said Park President Martin Bozer. “It will be an unbelievable thrill when riders are able to experience zero gravity during such a high-speed, twisting inversion.”
The Iron Rattler is a unique technological marvel combining a classic wooden support structure with a modern steel track, allowing for an unprecedented ultra-smooth ride experience. Construction is currently underway for the new Iron Rattler hybrid wood and steel rollercoaster as technicians are working on additional signature components to bring the massive Iron Rattler to life. The next exhilarating Iron Rattler element under construction is the thrilling drop over the quarry cliff into the tunnel!
In addition to the thrilling Zero-G Barrel Roll of the Iron Rattler, additional epic features include:
• A massive 180-foot lift hill
• Thrilling 81 degree drop, almost straight down
• A blazing top speed of 70 mph
• Four over-banked turns—more than any other hybrid coaster
• Camelback Airtime Hills
• An awe-inspiring free fall into the quarry tunnel
Experience the magic of Six Flags Fiesta Texas all year with a 2013 Season Pass 4-pack -- $62.99 per pass, plus tax. A Season Pass offers unlimited visits to both the theme park and White Water Bay Water Park and comes with in-park savings on food, games and souvenirs, free tickets for friends and access to exclusive events. Purchase your 2013 Season Pass online now at sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation:
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with over $1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information on Six Flags, visit www.sixflags.com.