I picked Iron Rattler as the best-looking new roller coaster for 2013, so I’m really curious to see what people are saying. Here’s what I’ve gathered:
For people who love roller coasters (that’d be me, and since you are reading my review, I’d imagine that’d be you as well), intense in a good way is a good thing, and Iron Rattler is loaded with intense, very good things. …. There is no shudder, no shimmying, no screeching, no herky-jerky, bruising body blows. No nothing but a wonderful (if intense in a good way) ride.- Arthur Levine (About Theme Parks)
“Wow, that was a quick action packed coaster. I definitely have to say that my butt spent more time up in the air than it did in the seat, and that’s a good thing.” – Robb Alvey (ThemeParkReview Video)
I definitely feel like New Texas Giant has more little pops of airtime, but Iron Rattler’s airtime is a lot more sustained. I love the barrel roll (never even touched my seat) and the dive into the tunnel. I do wish that Iron Rattler was a bit longer, but I think the same can be said for most great coasters. – narkitty (ThemeParkReview)
I loved the little effects! The water bombs at the bottom of the cliff drop were awesome and the lights were really fun in the tunnel. It was like a mini rave in there and you could see the tunnel walls flying right by you! Really helps the speed as you fly up like 50 feet inside the tunnel! – Jakizle
Here’s an on-ride video of Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and commentary from Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review:
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