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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby texcoaster » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:33 pm

LAST CHANCE TO RIDE THE RATTLER

Get out to Six Flags Fiesta Texas to experience the classic wooden coaster through nearly a mile of high-speed turns, looping twists and breathtaking drops as The Ratter prepares for last riders on Sunday, August 5!
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Postby ArizonaGuy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:49 pm

Awesome!!! Can't wait to see more details on this!!!
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:51 pm

Just my luck! I just rode it this past Saturday! (July 7th)

I was always hearing that this ride was closing, so I wanted to give it one last ride. Sadly, I waited over an hour for it, and it broke down. We waited through and finally got to sit in the front. Was it worth it? No. Does the ride suck? Pretty much. I was just glad to give it one last spin before it leaves.
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Postby texcoaster » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:55 pm

^ lol. A friend of mine rode it during a Coaster Con ERT session. It was his 300th coaster.

He pulled into the station, got out of the train, smiled broadly and said, "THREE HUNDRED! WOOOO!" I said, "did you like it?" and he said, "no, it sucked."

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:56 pm

is it "leaving" or being re-furbed?

I can't imagine they would pull the only Wooden coaster out of Fiesta, Tx.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby texcoaster » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:02 pm

bert425 wrote:is it "leaving" or being re-furbed?

I can't imagine they would pull the only Wooden coaster out of Fiesta, Tx.


All we know is that RMC said that they had a project at FT. Now we know that Rattler is done as of next month.

Everything beyond that is merely speculation, but it seems a safe bet to say that the two items are related.

Now... will it be a makeover with topper track (and seeing the SDC monster going up, that wouldn't be a bad thing), a makeover with Iron Horse track (NTGiant turned out great, after all), or will they just TAER IT DOWN and build something new there?

Let the speculation begin.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:04 pm

as others have said, the Helix has always been terribly boring.

and the ride just hasn't been much fun (for YEARS and YEARS now) ever since they re-did the 1st drop.

but I'd love for them to keep most of the ride, and do something instead of that helix.
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Schotcher » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:05 pm

When the train gets to the top of the cliff, does the train have enough speed for any bunny hops?

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby ArizonaGuy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:07 pm

bert425 wrote:is it "leaving" or being re-furbed?

I can't imagine they would pull the only Wooden coaster out of Fiesta, Tx.


My understanding is that it's closing early this year to start the refurb that has long been talked about. I personally don't think they would get rid of their only wooden roller coaster. :airtime:

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby TXman308 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:11 pm

texcoaster wrote:Now... will it be a makeover with topper track (and seeing the SDC monster going up, that wouldn't be a bad thing), a makeover with Iron Horse track (NTGiant turned out great, after all), or will they just TAER IT DOWN and build something new there?

Let the speculation begin.


Though I doubt it would happen, it would be cool if they did a near-vertical drop similar to NTAG which lead into a double up into the first turn. However instead of turning back around, it went along to the right, diving and rising off and on the cliff, until it got to the other side of the park. From there it could do an intense helix/some other element, then make its way back. Probable never going to happen, but hey, at least SFFT is finally receiving a signature ride that (hopefully) will have tons of airtime. =)

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