The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Photos of the media day event and a POV Video!!!
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The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby robbalvey » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:42 pm

Unless you have been living under a rock like those guys in the Geico commercial, you should be well aware that today was the New Texas Giant Media Day Event! And TPR was there to cover it for us all! And is the ride as amazing as it looked in the construction photos??? Check out the photos to see for yourself!!

But before you look at the photos, you HAVE to see this AMAZING Video of the ride!!!!


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Today is media day for the New Texas Giant!
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OMG WE R VIP!
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Media day means lots of cameras and stuff...
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Goodbye riders...
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NTAG gets two TPR member thumbs up!
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Station theming...
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Bye. Bye black train.
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New Texas Giant (NTAG) sexy trains!
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Blackberry, Advil, and coffee... The three necessities for any production crew!
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Sharon Parker of SFOT talking up New Texas Giant on big time TV!
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Media day guests included gun slingers...
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Mr. Lasso guy was here too.
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Cowboys and... Cowgirls?
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New Texas Giant SIGN!!! OMG!
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Overflow queue set up for opening day!
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The heart of NTAG!
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New Texas Giant is full of WIN!!!
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We grabbed our NTAG bag-o-swag!
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My NTAG shirt makes me SEXY!
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Yup, we're totally VIPs bitches!
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And apparently we are the first to arrive! =)
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Hello red train...
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Hello blue train...
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And hello BAD A$$ black train! (This train ran the best during today's event!)
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NTAG ride sign.
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The station is totally Texan.
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...and he's REALLY PISSED OFF!!!
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Six Flags Over Texas President, Steve Martindale, opened the ride for us...
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He was joined by Six Flags CEO, James Reid-Anderson.
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And together with the head of maintenance and Rocky Mountain Coasters they cut the ribbon!
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Snip! Well done! =)
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There goes the first "official" train!
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And lots of explosions...
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More NTAG! More airtime!
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The drop coming off the midcourse is still sexy!
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And the "Magic Carpet" ending is still magical.
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NINETY DEGREES!!!!
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More random explosions.
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Hooray!
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Are we sure we're not at war??!?!
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Black train hauling A$$!
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The first drop is totally insane. The airtime, especially in the back... OMFG!
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The overbank turns totally deliver fun...AND I swear you catch some air in them!
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The moment after the first drop though is probably my favorite of the whole ride. Watch the video and you'll see why!
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NINTEY DEGREES!!!!
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If you're too scared to ride, there's a chicken exit...and it actually makes a chicken clucking sound when you go through so everyone in the station knows you chickened out! Clever! ;)
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The horn in this car blares every time the train leaves the station.
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Yes it is!
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Did we mention the first drop is awesome!?
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As is all the other moments ducking and diving into the structure? That sure hasn't changed from the old Giant!
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And the ride is butter smooth! No question, though, this is a STEEL COASTER!
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And with the airtime and the incredibly smooth ride this thing delivers, you can only hope that only has-been woodies get this treatment! (Hello GhostRider!!!!)
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MORE THAN NINETY DEGREES!!!!
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Hey, look! They gave us a free onride photo!
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Wow, do I really look like that?!!?
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Yay! Texas Giant silly bands!
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The food they had was like being back at Dollywood.
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Then we found out that this was just one ACErs plate!
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"Hey kids! Would you like a balloon penguin???"
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Check out those sexy Gerstlauer trains!
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Plenty of room and VERY comfortable!
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And those side shields, I honestly didn't notice them at all throughout the ride.
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What does that say on the back?
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"Keep your head against the headrest..."
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"I'm trying to keep my head against the headrest!!!"
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"Do we really have to ride like this?!?!?"
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BOOB CREDIT!!!!
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Once again, in case you missed it - First Drop - AMAZING!
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Overbanks, Airtime hills, and everything else - Smooth and glass...and AWESOME!!!
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The New Texas Giant (or NTAG for short) at Six Flags Over Texas. Ride this NOW! You will not be disappointed. Well worth the wait!!!! (Oh, and watch our POV video too!)
Last edited by robbalvey on Sun May 15, 2011 4:31 pm.

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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby joco07 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:12 pm

I'm going tomorrow even thou I have already rode it 9 times for the commercial shoot its just to fun! :)
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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby ernierocker » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:19 pm

And Rocky Mountain Coasters has just hit the lottery!
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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby djjarvicious » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:27 pm

I can haz black train? I hear woodies are bigger in texas.

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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby dragonskeep » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:19 pm

POV...Wow. Robb, glad to see you had a good time. This apparently has turned out about as good as possible, a big hit for this summer and RMC.

Now for the hard part, Six flags over Texas or Kings Dominion? I was planning a trip to Virginia for I-305 but I would love to ride Texas Giant.

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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby Erik Johnson » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:21 pm

Ok, I am sold. See everyone at the Bash.
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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby Skramp » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:22 pm

Gotta wonder if Cedar Fair is just sitting around waiting to hear what everyone says about this? I mean, not like they have 3 woodies that could use this treatment instantly!! (SOB, Mean Streak and Ghostrider). The main question is exactly how much this cost? I think it looks incredible and amazed they didn't try to add a corkscew after seeing that 90+ degree bank turned. Could Rocky Mountain be on it's way to designing their own coasters?
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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby lankanboy101 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:42 pm

Looks like we can have a RAVE in the Tunnel!

TAKE THE TUNNEL!!!

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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby rosscoe » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:45 pm

Wow.

Can't wait, how many weeks to Texas Bash?

Robb, can I ask does the side windows take anything away from the ride?
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Re: The Official New Texas Giant Media Day Thread!

Postby ernierocker » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:47 pm

^
And those side shields, I honestly didn't notice them at all throughout the ride.


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