UPDATE 4/24 – The New Texas Giant has arrived! I rode it on opening Read my full Texas Giant review including a new POV video.
Texas Giant’s Unique Transformation Continues
In the vein of the new Six Flags mantra of roller coaster makeovers, Six Flags Over Texas is in the middle of a massive overhaul of the Texas Giant. The Curtis D. Summers-designed wooden roller coaster had the highest lift hill (Why not just say tallest?) of any woodie when it opened in 1990, according to Wikipedia. Now, the ride will get a Million Dollar Man like upgrade with steel rails being placed on top of its wooden supports. Check out more construction photos:
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Texas Giant’s New Gerstlauer Trains Unveiled
As I wrote back in March, Texas Giant Goes Steel: Abomination or Giant Improvement?, the jury’s still out on whether Texas Giant will be an failed experiment (see Son of Beast) or a ground-breaking improvement. Either way, it’s an intriguing project that’ll like lure me to the Lone Star State in 2011. Last week, the park unveiled the ride’s Gerstlauer designed trains. The theming’s pretty cool, but of course that doesn’t speak to their comfort or how they’re going to perform.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of the construction photos and the themed trains for Texas Giant? Leave a comment below. Images courtesy of Six Flags Over Texas.