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Iron Rattler to Slither Into Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2013

As rumors suggested, Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Rattler will be getting quite an upgrade for 2013. Like the Texas Giant that became the New Texas Giant, the park’s terrain wooden roller coaster Rattler will become Iron Rattler thanks to Rocky Mountain Group’s steel Iron Horse track system. The most notable difference in this makeover will be Iron Rattler’s barrel roll meaning that this hybrid steel-wooden coaster will have a loop.
Iron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta TexasIron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
I had seen a lot of potential in Rattler when I rode it last year, but it was so rough that I gave it a 5.0 (Average) out of 10. I’d have to say that this re-invention of the ride has the potential to push it to a 9 or even a 10. Rocky Mountain Construction’s also giving us an exciting looking ride in Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City. Hopefully, the success of these two coasters next year will spur on more and more of these hybrid coasters. As I loved the New Texas Giant and again I could really see the potential in Rattler. Read my Rattler review.

Here’s a video of Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas:

I’ll be adding my take soon, but for now, how do you think Iron Rattler looks? Leave a comment below and vote in this first impression poll.[poll id=”83″]

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