I was overcome by euphoria. For a moment, there was just so much joy that I was speechless. All of that emotion/thoughts and Titan had only begun. To be fair, Six Flags Over Texas’ hyper coaster Titan was only partially responsible for me state of nirvana. As I climbed the orange skyscraper’s 245′ lift hill, I had an excellent view of the surround area including the beautiful Cowboys Stadium. Two of my passions the Dallas Cowboys and roller coasters collided and and I nearly geeked out so much driven heart attack if that’s possible. About the only thing that would made it better would have been having my favorite super hero or martial artists as a riding companion. Chuck Norris as Walker Texas Ranger would have been appropriate given my location.

After the intense g-forces from similar coaster, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Goliath, caused me to gray out, I was apprehensive about Titan. Would the Texas version tun the lights down as well? Some coaster fans don’t mind gray outs, but I do.  Either way, I had to give the ride a spin. Hyper coasters are must ride for their height and speed.

It was the New Texas Giant’s opening day. The surge in attendance caused a longer than usual wait for Titan. Guests told Titan - Six Flags Over Texasme they hadn’t waited so long in a while. After Titan’s climb and my moment, I remembered where I was.  I wiped away my nerd tears and got back to the business at hand. On the opening drop we plummeted back to, and then below, the Earth. The train charged swiftly in and out of an underground tunnel. Then, we rocketed up and into a tall banked turn. The second drop had a little air and seemed especially fun. Next, was the ride’s only true somewhat parabola-shaped hill. Most hyper coasters boast many of these hills as they’re most effective at producing airtime. I don’t remember this hill delivering much airtime, but I was likely distracted and bracing myself for the ensuing helices.

Titan careens into an upward 540-degree helix. The tight turn is packed with g-forces and I start to experience a little graying out just before the track flattens out. The train enters a brake run high above the ground. Coming to a halt, the train begins to creep forward again. Dumped out of brake run with an heavily banked turn to the left. Next, Titan does a couple turns which set up a lengthy downward helix close to the ground. This more intense helix similar to Goliath’s had a similar effect as I grayed out a bit before we exited the element. Titan finishes with another turn and then the station brakes.

Good Roller Coaster ReviewsOverall, Titan’s a good roller coaster. Texans should be happy to have a fun hyper coaster at their park. For the well-traveled coaster fan though, Titan doesn’t really measure up to some of the greater hypers out there. Still, I give Titan the same rating as Magic Mountain’s Goliath, a 7 out of 10. It’s a solid ride and if you don’t mind graying out, you might really like it. For me though, one spin on this orange monster was enough. Final Rating – 7.0 (Good)

Here’s an off-ride video of Titan at Six Flags Over Texas. Sorry I couldn’t find a professional POV video:

What’s Your Take?
What would you rate Titan at Six Flags Over Texas? Have you had a similar experience? By that, I mean the g-forces, not the Cowboys and coasters moment. Leave a comment below. Image courtesy of Flickr user LostinTexas.

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13 Responses

  1. Trent

    I find Titan (and Goliath) to be just "OK". Those helixes just don't feel right on a hyper coaster. My sister hurt her neck on the first helix, she couldn't ride anything for the rest of the day.

  2. Piedude81

    Personally, I have been on a few hyper coasters in my short life (Raging Bull@SFGA and Magnum XL-200@Cedar Point). None of them have had a helix section as far as I'm aware, so I can't really comment on a complaint from a hyper. But, I have grayed out on Superman Flying Coaster at SFGA, and I agree, it is NOT fun

  3. Surya

    Apart from the extra helix, this ride should be identical to Goliath SFMM. I remember the first drop there being packed with airtime in the back, and that camelback delivering the goodies anywhere in the train. Lovely. Rode it A LOT when I was there 🙂

    By the way: quite some B&M hypers have a helix, like Nitro, Goliath at SFOG and Silver Star.

  4. Ducky

    SFMM (Six flags magic mountain) Goliath always makes me grey out. *in my mind when its happening* Breath in, out, in, out, dont pass out. breath.

  5. Prof.BAM

    Which did you like better CC? Titan or Goliath? I saw you gave both a 7.

  6. Max

    Man I love this ride, i think I handle grey outs better than than most people. The first drop is MUCH better than Goliath's first drop, the 3rd drop offers amazing floater air, and the helixes are really unique to Titan. Now this ride is nothing compared to the New Giant (My New Favorite). And it doesn't compare to Nitro, Intimidator or Apollo's Chariot, But it's in my home park and i love it. (By the way I have ridden El Toro, and I Put the New Giant in front of for sure.

  7. Max

    By the way, did you ride Shockwave while you were there?

    Pretty fun, good airtime, old feel (Not rough, just feels like it's been there for 30 years) and of course Double Loops. Gotta love that.

    • The Coaster Critic

      Unfortunately I didn't ride Shockwave. It was finishing up its off season rehab that week. I was really looking forward to it too as Schwarzkopf coasters are rare.

      I also didn't get to ride Judge Roy Scream. It was closed due to high winds. And I skipped Batman because the line was so long I didn't think it was worth it as I've ridden clones at other parks. By the way, you can see all of the roller coasters I've ridden on my Complete Ride List Page. I just added Woodstock Express this week!

      I'll probably review Mr. Freeze next.

  8. Gearhart

    I've always had gray out moments on Goliath and it's not very pleasant to me, but I experienced nothing even close to that on my multiple rides on Titan. There was some good floater air on the one camelback and overall it seemed just more enjoyable than it's west coast brother. If it had a few more pops of air this would be a fantastic ride, I still think it's really good though despite it's shortcomings. Looking forward to your take on Freeze CC.

  9. Max

    Well, its not like you missed out on a whole lot there, mean, the Judge is ROUGH, and Batman of course, is fun but there are so many of them. And Shockwave is fun for sure, but I dont know if its worth coming back to texas for.

  10. Jack

    I rode the Goliath and it was fun It does resembles Titan but it has a lot of helix's

  11. Joey Till

    Was kinda young when I rode back in 2007 and thought that the rides drop from what I remember didn't provide much, atleast for how menacing looking it is. and the ride was not nearly as good as other hyper coasters. Well see how Goliath compares when I ride. Plus I did grey out and did not like it, so that kinda lowered the rating for me.


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