Six Flags Fiesta Texas has posted a video of Iron Rattler in test mode. We get to see the entire ride in a mostly point-of-view perspective and it looks great! We also get a nice look at the detailed snake-heads on the front of the trains and the rattler tails on the rear.
The covered section at the bottom of the first drop is new. It wasn’t in the teaser video and I’m not sure if it’s permanent. I’d prefer it without that ‘roof’, but maybe it’s there to protect riders from the second train, from falling objects from a first train that would be passing overhead. Although, you wouldn’t think that the trains would be run that close together.
I am curious as to what they’re going to do with the land at the top of the cliff. It looks quite barren right now, but I’m hoping that they’ll do something whether it be from a theming or landscaping standpoint. It looks unfinished, so I’m hopeful they’ve got plans for that area.
Aside from a few cosmetic things, Iron Rattler’s looking great. The exciting elements and use of the park’s unique terrain were the reason why I made it my top pick for the best-looking new ride opening in 2013.
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